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Apple will wait until at least 2020 to release a 5G iPhone

The decision to sit on the sidelines may be related to the company’s feud with Qualcomm, the leader in 5G-enabled chips, and its alliance instead with Intel, which won’t have chips available in time to support 2019 phones. Loading Apple didn’t respond to requests for comment. In the past, it …

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Two men charged over unit siege that closed Coronation Drive

A stretch of the Bicentennial Bikeway was also closed, with CityCats and buses also forced to avoid the area and miss stops at the request of police. Several fire trucks and ambulance vehicles remained on standby throughout the siege. Armed SERT officers at the Chasely Apartments Hotel in Auchenflower.Credit:Dan Peled/AAP Heavily …

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Already in seventh heaven, Gilmore sets sights on a bigger prize

“Sports are the perfect platform to show equality,” Gilmore said last week, after capturing her record-tying seventh season title. “In most workplaces, what people make is completely private. In ours, the prizemoney is public knowledge.” When the 30-year-old champion started surfing on tour, women typically made around $US12,000 ($A16,262) for …

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Northern beaches bus brawl leaves man with broken teeth, fractured jaw

Police are searching for a man after a violent fight on a public bus in the northern beaches left a man with serious facial injuries on Monday night. The bus was travelling along Warringah Road near O’Connors Road in Beacon Hill. Just before 9.30pm the driver pulled over and called …

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Civilisation may ‘collapse’ if climate change ignored: Attenborough

US President Donald Trump is “out on a limb” in his attitude to climate change as nearly every other government, as well as an angry younger generation, are demanding action, Attenborough said. The 92-year-old, whose TV series Blue Planet II was avidly watched as far away as China, has been …

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Claus for concern: Man gets stuck in chimney during alleged robbery

An alleged robber may end up on the naughty list this Christmas after he became stuck in a chimney of a pharmacy north of Melbourne and was arrested. Police were called to the pharmacy in Lancefield about 10.30pm on Monday night when an alarm went off at the shop, but …

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Strangers replace boy’s toy dinosaurs burned in California fire

He and his family made it safely out of town to relatives’ homes, dodging fire raining around them in the Camp Fire blaze that killed almost 90 people and scorched about 14,000 homes. In the aftermath, friends and family kept asking Riley’s family: What can we do to help? In …

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Qatar to pull out of OPEC and focus on natural gas

The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf state of Qatar will withdraw from OPEC in January, the country’s energy minister said Monday, hinting that it wanted freedom from an oil cartel dominated by Saudi Arabia, one of its regional rivals. The minister, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, said Qatar would focus on its gas …

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Single people may get less aggressive treatment than a married person

I had no idea that marital status might affect medical care until an oncologist, talking about what treatment to give me, asked if I have a spouse or children. When I said no to both, he looked genuinely concerned. “But how will you manage?” he asked. He then proposed to …

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Canberra Now: Battle for the bush; and little Lucas’ triathlete heart

There’s a reason why we’re known as the bush capital, and it’s a status we should protect,  ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said. Mr Barr used a mid-term speech on Monday to foreshadow the release of his government’s long-awaited planning strategy refresh later this week. He said the strategy …

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