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Population growth fuelled by migrants, ‘putting even more pressure’ on parts of Sydney

Nick Parr, a demography expert at Macquarie University, said the high rate of net overseas migration to Sydney included moves by temporary visa holders such as students: “The numbers who enter on temporary visas and later gain permanent residence are substantial.” Professor Parr said the majority of new arrivals to …

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‘He did tremendous good’: Trump to attend Bush funeral as tributes flow

He said he would not hold a press conference until after Bush’s funeral out of respect to the family. Former president George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday.Credit:LAWRENCE JACKSON, AP The date of Bush’s funeral, to be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, has not yet …

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Pope says he’s worried about homosexuality in the priesthood

Francis reiterated past Vatican pronouncements about the attention that must be given to selecting men for admission to seminaries, saying “we must very much take care of human and sentimental maturity” when training future priests. Separately, the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Francis in the book as commenting on a …

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French protesters clash with police in Paris as hundreds arrested

Graffiti sprayed onto the Arc de Triomphe wrote: “yellow jackets will triumph”, in reference to the fluorescent vests protesters wear. Demonstrators march near the Champs-Elysees.Credit:AP French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said some protesters attacked police forces “with a rarely seen violence,” leading to the arrest of more than 200 people. …

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Egyptian actress to be tried for wearing revealing dress

Cairo: An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she attended the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through embroidered gauze dress that revealed the entirety of her legs. Rania Youssef’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on January 12, follows …

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Street Seen: Elena Titareva turns to her daughter for style inspiration

MY STYLE IS French petite. Not necessarily classic but something that makes me look a bit younger. I ADMIRE THE STYLE of my daughter. She has exquisite taste. Sometimes she says something looks really beautiful on me and sometimes she can really criticise me, and I really appreciate that. I …

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Top 10 best-selling history and military books

#1MUTINY ON THE BOUNTYPeter FitzSimonsHachette $49.99 #221 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURYYuval Noah HarariJonathan Cape $35 #3BLACK SNAKELeo Kennedy & Mic LoobyAffirm Press $35 #4THE SPY AND THE TRAITORBen MacintyreViking $35 #5SIX DECADES OF HOLDEN VERSUS FORDDave MorleyExplore $50 #6THE DOGS THAT MADE AUSTRALIAGuy HullHarperCollins $32.99 #7SAGA LANDRichard Fidler & …

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Documentary celebrates city’s LGBTI community elders

THE COMING BACK OUT BALL ★★★MA, 86 minutes. Cinema Nova, opens Thursday Told with a wry sense of affirmation, so that the celebratory possibilities never overwhelm the participants and what they bring to the event, The Coming Back Out Ball is a documentary about the 2017 party held at Melbourne …

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Hot-cold therapy and the health benefits of taking an icy plunge

Dr Marc Cohen chilling out in the cold plunge pool at Peninsula Hot Springs. We may not have the snow – though during the snow season, the Onsen Retreat + Spa at Dinner Plain comes pretty close – but we certainly have the cold, and Peninsula Hot Springs’ new development …

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John Elder: The defence of explanation

Some ancient history: I once told my mother that I wished I was adopted by Germaine Greer. For one thing, Germaine would have let me take over the cooking. Secondly, I felt she was someone I could argue with for the fun of it, with no harm done. When my …

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