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Melbourne theatre scene’s resilience on show in 2018

Two Melbourne productions in 2018 were directly affected. McLachlan was replaced – by a comparatively restrained Todd McKenney – as Dr Frank ’N’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and Rush withdrew from the MTC’s Twelfth Night, though Simon Phillips’ charming production had more than enough lustre to beguile audiences …

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Apple reveals scale of government requests for users’ data

The UK made 572 requests, of which 77 per cent were deemed legitimate and New Zealand made 315, of which 86 per cent were deemed legitimate. Apple did not disclose which government agencies made requests. The figures reveal the scale of demand for information from citizens’ smartphones at a time …

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Steyn has Pakistan in his sights as he guns for record

Captain Faf du Plessis told reporters that Steyn was the country’s greatest fast bowler and suggested that while the 2019 Cricket World Cup might be his limited-overs swansong, he still had a good few years of Test cricket in him. “Test matches are what really drive me to perform,” Steyn …

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Trump was so irritated by Mattis’s resignation he pushed him out early

In announcing his resignation, Mattis distributed a candid resignation letter addressed to Trump that laid bare the growing divide between them, and implicitly criticised Trump for failing to value America’s closest allies, who fought alongside the United States in both conflicts. Loading Mattis said that Trump deserved to have a …

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Markets Live: Christmas bear arrives in US

MYOB Group said on Monday it would recommend US private equity giant KKR & Co’s buyout offer for the Australian accounting software maker. Last week, KKR cut its $1.8 billion buyout proposal for the struggling Australian company. This came seven weeks after KKR upped its indicative bid to access MYOB’s …

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Did the Iraqi authorities arrest Santa?

“The police command absolutely deny this news and there is no such arrest.” Al-Ghanimi said the photo had actually been taken not in Iraq but in Syria, and the police in the picture with the Santa were actually helping him distribute presents to children, using a police Toyota pickup truck …

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MYOB recommends KKR’s lower buyout offer

KKR cut its offer price at a time when global technology players such as Facebook and Google owner Alphabet have fallen sharply amid concerns about incursions on privacy, sparking a sell-off across the broader sector. Loading MYOB chairman Justin Milne said the proposal was in the best interest of shareholders, …

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The next 48 hours are critical: WA’s horrific year of family violence is not over yet

This year’s death toll was all the more shocking for Ms Hartwig because in 2017 it seemed some progress was being made. That year the deaths caused by family violence decreased from the previous year. But then came 2018, and the pendulum swung back. Three tragic incidences of multiple deaths. …

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Now we’re cooking with gas: Warning to Canberrans after Christmas fires

Firefighters have warned Canberrans to be vigilant while cooking this Christmas, after two accidental fires on Sunday night involved cooking appliances. ACT Fire and Rescue senior commander Brian Talbot said a crew isolated a fire on Sunday caused by a nine-kilogram gas cylinder on the balcony of an apartment on …

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