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Boxing Day Test LIVE: Day one live from the MCG

The pitch has been a huge discussion point after the disaster of last year’s wicket, which earnt a “poor” rating from the International Cricket Council. How’s it looking this morning? The crowd is building, and the teams are going through their paces. The stakes are high. India have never won …

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Queen’s message: religion, politics and … weddings

Prince Harry, stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as she does a curtsy to the Queen after the Christmas day service.Credit:AP “It’s been a busy year for my family, with two weddings and two babies and another child expected soon,” the Queen said before adding a touch of humour to …

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‘Panic selling’: Global angst snowballs as Japan enters bear market

“The Trump bubble, which has brought gains in US stocks and the dollar, is collapsing,” said Mitsushige Akino, an executive officer at Ichiyoshi Asset Management in Tokyo. Loading “The more stocks fall, the more investor sentiment gets worse, so there’s more people who need to sell temporarily, such as stop-loss …

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Police looking for missing man Ivan Mortimer, last seen in Wanniassa

Police are asking the public for help finding a man who was last seen in Wanniassa on Friday and is not believed to be equipped for the hot weather conditions forecast for Canberra this week. Ivan Mortimer, pictured, was last seen on Friday, December 21 in Wanniassa.Credit:ACT Policing Ivan Mortimer, …

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Daughter saw parents hit by car after Christmas Eve mass in Queensland

The daughter of a couple who died after being hit by a car as they left a Christmas Eve mass in north Queensland witnessed the accident, according to police. The man and woman, aged in their mid-70s, had travelled from Cairns to Townsville to be with their daughter for Christmas. A …

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‘There at 3am’: Bargain hunters up before dawn for Boxing Day sales

Loading It was the group’s first foray into the Boxing Day sales and despite her upbeat mood, Kharitonova said she wouldn’t be lining up again overnight next year. Some people joined the line after first venturing to the Myer sales, which began at 5am. Jenny Yan, from Mascot, said she …

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Ash Sykes comes out of retirement to save Canberra United

Cometh the hour, cometh Sykes. “We’d joked about it a few times but then Heather asked me for real a few weeks ago and I said I can’t be one of those people who retires then comes back,” Sykes said. “Then we had some more injuries and she asked again …

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Syrian state media report missile attack as Israeli planes also seen

Beirut: Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles towards areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late on Tuesday, and some of the missiles were shot down by air defence units, Syrian state TV said. There was no immediate word on casualties. While Syrian television did not identify the planes, Lebanon’s …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Boxing Day’s Randwick meet

High hopes: My Nordic Hero, second from right with Hugh Bowman in the saddle, returns to Randwick in race 7, the Summer Cup.Credit:AAP Race 2 – 1:45PM #THERACES HANDICAP (1100 METRES) 6. Olympic has appeared in two trials and there was enough in his second, a close fourth at Randwick, …

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False alarms among traumatised survivors of Indonesia’s ‘silent tsunami’

But unlike a wave caused by an earthquake, the land slip gave people on the nearby mainland no warning of what might be coming. Loading The agency would start monitoring even small earth movements, and issue warnings if something similar happened to the unstable mountain, Rahmat said. “It’s better for …

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