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Bulldog bloodline: Rhylee hopes to head West

From the moment West picked up 25 disposals, kicked a goal, laid nine tackles and had 10 clearances in the opening game of the under-18 national championships when Vic Metro played Western Australia that seemed a formality. Now that the Bulldogs have officially lobbed the father-son nomination with the AFL …

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It’s an Epic deal: Fortnite maker scores $1.76 billion from investors

Epic Games is capitalising on the mass appeal of Fortnite. The studio behind the ubiquitous video game has closed a $US1.25 billion ($1.76 billion) investment round from a coalition that includes private equity funds KKR & Co., Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins and esports startup AXiomatic Gaming. The diverse group covers …

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The ASX in ‘official correction’? That’s officially incorrect

Good, so now we have that sorted out, we can do something, right? I mean, a 10 per cent fall must mean something, right? Loading Nope. It’s as arbitrary and useless as you’d imagine. Maybe the market climbs higher from here. Maybe it keeps falling. And that’d be the case …

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Khashoggi’s fiancee says he feared tensions would arise at consulate

Istanbul: The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday he assumed Saudi authorities would not give him problems or arrest him in Turkey, though he was concerned tensions would arise when he visited the consulate in Istanbul. In an interview with Turkish broadcaster Haberturk, Hatice Cengiz said …

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Man taken into custody as US enters fifth day of bomb scares

Less than an hour before the man was taken in to custody, Trump posted a tweet that seemed to question the timing and veracity of the bomb scares. None of the devices have exploded. The FBI is doing a nationwide manhunt for whoever is sending the pipe bomb packages, and …

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52 Weekends Away: mini-breaks from around the country

Is it just me or does it feel like work increasingly bleeds into your weekends? With smartphone in hand, it takes a lot of discipline not to check emails at supposedly work-free times. In fact, in this 24/7 era, it often takes leaving home to really switch off. Which is …

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Canberra’s apartment boom shows no signs of slowing, but should you buy one?

Long-time Canberra residents and commentators might watch the city’s changing skyline, particularly to the north, and bemoan a perceived “glut” in the apartment market. But with a vacancy rate of 0.6 per cent, and a population increase soaking up any oversupply of apartments, the rental market is tight, and rents …

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Little boy lost: How a brutal paedophile groomed this small-town boy

“I dropped my towel on the way to the change room,” Nathan recalls of the first time he saw the paedophile. “He picked it up and slung it over his shoulder and followed me into the change rooms. “He looked like any other middle-aged white man wearing a singlet and …

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Is Myer facing a shareholder #MeToo moment?

And both Lew and Labor are campaigning hard to topple the incumbents. The retail billionaire has been busy getting his hands on the register of Myer shareholders and lobbying them to topple the existing board at its AGM next month. Lew ramps up his campaign to oust Myer’s directors.Credit:Jesse Marlow …

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Get your motor running – or at least try

Dave: “I drive a Mini, your Honour.” Judge: “Starter motor?” Dave: “Yes, your Honour.” Judge: “Case dismissed. Enjoy your driving.” Apparently, a starter motor contains graphite brushes which can clump together, a gentle rap with a hammer the oft-practised cure. One of my main complaints about TV biopics with a …

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