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The tech founders who cannot bear to let go of their baby

Such share schemes may be unusual outside Silicon Valley, but inside it they are now increasingly common. Once the preserve of family firms and media companies who needed to access capital while preserving their independence, they now exist at Google, Spotify, Dropbox and Fitbit. Loading Snapchat raised eyebrows last year …

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Thousands still without power as clean up from Sydney storm continues

More than 10,000 Sydney homes and businesses are still without power following the wild storms that ripped through the city on Saturday. Network operators Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid were working to repair electrical hazards before supply could be restored, with some homes expected to be without power into Monday. Crews …

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Boy, 4, revived hours after teen drowns in Queensland floodwaters

Hours before, an 18-year-old man could not be revived after he was swept away in a flooded creek north of Townsville. Loading The man was swimming with friends in Big Crystal Creek in Mutarnee, 72 kilometres north of Townsville, when he was carried away about 4pm. His body was recovered …

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‘They don’t know how to smile’: the WA children who need a loving family

Foster child Jessica, 4, and Maniya Alford check out some of the donated presents donated by Perth Airport workers for foster children to open on Christmas day.Credit:Daile Cross She is now director of the Foster Carers Association of WA. As Christmas approaches, a time when many foster children feel that …

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The kids are all right as Melbourne City look to build strength

All came through with flying colours as City ground out what most will not have expected, a 2-0 win against an Adelaide side that had impressed many after they pushed the high-flying Melbourne Victory the week before. De Laet’s recurring fragility is a problem for Joyce. He returned to the …

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‘We’ll never be the same again’: A family’s long road to healing, six weeks after a horror crash

Felix Kilmister was the only family member not in the car on the evening of the crash. The family believe the truck crash, allegedly caused by a driver on the wrong side of the road and with methamphetamine in his system, “should never have happened”. The Kilmister family. “Today is helpful …

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Trump lashes out at SNL following Alec Baldwin and Matt Damon Christmas skit

Cue an angel (Kenan Thompson), who lets Trump go to a Christmas party where he’s no longer commander-in-chief. He sees members of his cabinet, in their alternate, happier paths. “Everyone looks so different. What are those things on their faces?” Trump says in awe. “Those are called smiles,” Thompson’s angel …

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Miracle healer accused of sex abuse by 300+ women hands himself in

Loading About 40 officers were put on the case, the source also said. A video published by the Folha de SP,  shows Faria handing himself to police in stretch of country road. A reporter travels with him in the police car. Folha reported he said “I hand myself in to Divine …

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Strasbourg attack death toll rises

Paris: A fifth person has died from their wounds following the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. Residents gather in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to honour the victims of last week’s terror attack.Credit:AP An official with the prosecutor’s office said the victim was a Polish …

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8@eight: ASX poised to drop after Wall Street sell-off

SPI futures are pricing a 32-point drop for the Australian market this morning after Wall Street’s sell-off on Friday amid global growth concerns and political uncertainty. On balance, the day ahead looks as though it may belong to the bears, with perhaps the best way to judge the session’s trade …

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