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How to pick a soundbar for the holidays (or holiday home)

If not, you don’t have to buy a new television/soundbar combo; get an aftermarket remote that operates both devices. You can spend a little or a lot on such devices. I’d buy one of the supermarket specials that can be set up to operate just about anything, and they’re so …

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Man sought after woman punched in head in supermarket assault

The 52-year-old woman from Hawthorn stumbled backwards and received serious head injuries. The man ran from the store. Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the alleged assault. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, 180cm tall, with short, shaved …

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Multiple people injured after major truck crash in Sydney

Paramedics are treating a number of patients after a crash on Botany Road in Beaconsfield in Sydney, on Wednesday morning. Six ambulance crews were called to the crash site south of Green Square railway station just after 7.45am. A police spokeswoman said police were also on scene. More to come

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Gunshots near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France

People in the city’s Neudorf area and Etoile park were told to stay where they were as officers hunted the shooter on the ground and from the air. The European Parliament, which is sitting in Strasbourg this week, was put into lockdown. Police at the scene of the shooting, near …

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8@eight: ASX set to open higher after Wall Street’s yo-yo session

Australian shares are set to open higher this morning following another rollercoaster trading session on Wall Street, where it seems mad swings up and down are becoming the new normal. Futures for the ASX/S&P 200 rose 0.2 percent to 5,603. The Australian dollar just held on to the 72 US …

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‘Greatest gift for families waiting for answers’: untraceable postcards, by AFP

The postcards will be untraceable and postage will be pre-paid. They will be available at Salvation Army centres, and delivered through a central Australia Post facility with no indication of the location it has been sent from. Loading The post markings will be that of the central Australia Post location, …

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Hawthorn important to Tasmania’s economy and social fabric: Kennett

Loading “But we are going to leave it irresponsibly for a situation that will not deliver Tasmanians both the economic or social support that Hawthorn Football Club does.” Kennett said a 20-year investment would be required to establish a competitive standalone team and has previously estimated that it would cost …

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Will new AFL rules make multiple-club players even more prevalent?

Jared Polec headed to North Melbourne after stints with the Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide, Tom Hickey was traded to West Coast after playing for Gold Coast and St Kilda, Dom Tyson made his way to North Melbourne after formerly being a Giant and Demon, while another former Giant and …

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Wollongong pensioner jailed over heroin and crystal meth racket

An unemployed cancer survivor who sold heroin and crystal meth to his neighbours at a Wollongong public housing complex has been jailed for at least 3½ years. Detectives monitored Elefterios ‘Terry’ Skoumbourdis for five months in 2016, secretly recording him as he carried out dozens of small-scale drug deals, sometimes …

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Design review panel urged ACTPLA to reject proposed Manuka hotel

Recent legislative changes that followed an appeal by the developer effectively meant the conservator needed to heed the authority’s advice, and Mr Ponton had previously written to Conservator Ian Walker outlining his position the tree would prevent redevelopment. Loading Kingston Barton Residents’ Group committee member Richard Johnston, a life fellow …

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