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Russia successfully tests its nuclear-armed hypersonic glider

After being launched by a rocket, a vehicle carrying a potentially nuclear payload detaches and glides back to earth at hypersonic speeds. It is so fast and agile, Putin claimed when he unveiled it in a speech in March, that it will be able to evade missile defenses for years …

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Boxing Day Test LIVE: Full day two coverage from the MCG

Yes, it was a tough chance, but it was also a moment that might shape this Test match more than any other. Late on day one ‘keeper Tim Paine spilled a difficult catch off the bowling of Mitchell Starc when he dropped Kohli. The Indian captain finished the day on …

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Sydney to swelter through another day with Maroubra beach closed again

Surf Life Saving NSW conducted around 150 rescues across Sydney’s metropolitan beaches on Wednesday, as thousands flocked to the coast – an estimated 30,000 headed to Bondi alone, a spokesperson said. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage issued an ozone pollution alert on Thursday morning, warning for the second-day …

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Bystanders desperately tried to save man who died in MacKenzie Falls as drowning death toll climbs

Witness Nathan Goodwin said he had been speaking to the man in the hours before the incident. “My partner and another couple spoke to him prior to all this and he seemed like such a friendly guy,” he said. “I had been right in the water around half an hour before …

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Hewitt receives Brisbane doubles wildcard, will partner De Minaur

Hewitt has acted as a mentor for rising star de Minaur, who earned 2018 ATP Newcomer of the Year honours and was joint winner of this year’s John Newcombe Medal with Ash Barty after surging from world No.208 to a career high 31st in a stellar season. Loading Hewitt’s guidance …

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WA’s year that was: Tragedies, triumphs, and the must-read headlines from 2018

The new year kicked off in typical WA fashion with Perth’s beer wars seeing the price of a pint plummet at some local drinking holes. The ‘war’ erupted between two popular Perth bars, with low prices drawing thousands of punters to  Subiaco locations. Perth’s pint wars saw beer going cheap …

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How to get a summer holiday if you run a small business

“So when we go away, the reality of it is I still have to take my laptop and I’m constantly checking emails and taking phone calls.” The problem with holidays Holidays are notoriously hard for small business owners to take. Making the arrangements necessary to get away for a week …

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Four super maxis locked in thrilling Sydney to Hobart battle

The leading quartet were sailing south of Gabo Island on the Victorian coast and not far away from entering Bass Strait Black Jack and InfoTrack were sailing inside Wild Oats XI and Comanche and were both closer to the rhumb line. “We crossed tacks with Comanche a couple of times …

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth marry in secret Christmas celebration

Cyrus’ sister Noah shared photos on Instagram of herself crying while the couple’s friend Conrad Jack Carr shared images of a cake being cut. Cyrus, who rose to fame as Hannah Montanna on the Disney series of the same name, and Hemsworth, who hit the global stage when he starred …

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Wall Street surges in best rally since March 2009; oil soars

Investors also welcomed Kevin Hassett’s assurance that Jerome Powell’s job is “100 per cent” safe. Oil’s best rally since 2016 added to the equity surge. “It was probably a pretty good retail-oriented holiday and that probably has a lot to do with what’s happening today,” said Kim Forrest, a senior …

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