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AFL star injured in Bolte Bridge incident

AFL player Majak Daw has been injured and is in hospital after an incident on the Bolte Bridge. A police spokeswoman said emergency services received calls saying a man had fallen from the Bolte Bridge, near Lorimer Street, about 11pm. North Melbourne player Majak Daw.Credit:Jason South “Emergency services attended and …

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Twitter probes unusual traffic, state-sponsored hacking feared

Twitter observed a large amount of traffic to the customer support site coming from individual internet IP addresses in China and Saudi Arabia. “While we cannot confirm intent or attribution for certain, it is possible that some of these IP addresses may have ties to state-sponsored actors,” the blog said. …

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Twitter hit with hacking concerns

Twitter observed a large amount of traffic to the customer support site coming from individual internet IP addresses in China and Saudi Arabia. “While we cannot confirm intent or attribution for certain, it is possible that some of these IP addresses may have ties to state-sponsored actors,” the blog said. …

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State investigates country WA shire’s alleged illegal land clearing

The Department of Water and Environment Regulation has confirmed it had not issued any permit for clearing along that road and that it was investigating a complaint to ascertain whether a breach of the Environmental Protection Act had occurred. Roadside vegetation subcommittee chairman Eddy Wajon said a member of the …

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School speeches provide inspiration for our next generation of leaders

In this short space, I cannot relay the contents of all the speeches I have heard over more than 20 school ceremonies this year. But, in one way or another, each has carried uplifting, wise, and sometimes emotional messages of support and encouragement to those who are graduating. For example, …

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Police called to council meeting after heated protest

One woman who attended, who did not want to be identified, said there were heated scenes at the fortnightly meeting after the council announced there were only 52 seats for the public. “They were fully aware there would be three or four times that,” she said. “That was step one …

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Toyah’s father says detectives pulled family’s TV appeal

“The police have informed me today that due to the media undermining their investigation, they will not be using my police media release. “This is very disappointing but I completely understand their reasoning once it was explained to me.” Police have kept their cards close to their chest regarding the …

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WTA increases rankings protection for mums

For players who would qualify for a seeded position in the draw, the updated rule will ensure they will not face a seed in the opening rounds whether returning from pregnancy or injury. Williams’ ranking had fallen to No.451 when she was not seeded at the French Open. The American …

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‘You’ve been pinged’: Grindr scammer jailed for extortion, impersonating a police officer

A man from Wollongong’s south will spend at least nine months in jail for impersonating a police officer and extorting money from a man who he lured into a compromising position using a fake profile on the gay meet-up app, Grindr. Jayson Hastie, 25, attracted the attention of an older …

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Qatar hold off on 48-team World Cup call

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017 that has complicated the prospect of sharing the tournament under an expanded format. The countries accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, which it denies. “We need to remember that Qatar won …

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