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Trump uses killing of police office call again for border wall

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said on Thursday that the gunman was in United States illegally but didn’t release his name or other details. Loading Trump’s tweet comes during a partial government shutdown over an impasse on funding his wall along the US-Mexico border. Investigators believe the man suspected of …

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Plant breeder named roses after Judi Dench and Darcey Bussell

Today, Austin’s creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm and character to the iconic flower. From his home and nursery in Albrighton,  Austin, his son David …

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Man, 34, dies after alleged altercation at Clarkson home

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man died following an alleged altercation at a Clarkson home overnight. Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the incident, which allegedly took place at the Willoughby Retreat home on Thursday afternoon and saw a 34-year-old man die from his injuries. The …

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Liverpool defence standing tall ahead of Arsenal test

Liverpool, boosted by the signings of exceptional centre back Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson, have conceded just seven goals in 19 matches this season, 16 less than at the same stage last term. City, in contrast, have shipped 15 goals and will arrive at Southampton on Sunday without a …

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A timely reminder of the beauty of our relationship with animals

Scott Echols’ Microvasculature of a Pigeon Head, 2017.Credit:Phaidon Take amphibians – frogs and salamanders and limbless, burrowing creatures known as caecilians. Estimates worldwide say there are about 7000 species; an Australian biologist has estimated there may be as many as 15,000, nearly double today’s tally. “The great tragedy of course …

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Nadal tipped for full fitness ahead of Australian Open assault

“I know I have time to be ready for Melbourne at 100 per cent.” The Australian Open starts on January 14. Nadal, who won his 17th grand slam at the French Open in June, said he was happy with his progress “but of course I need to prove myself in …

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Murder charge laid after Boxing Day death at Duncraig home

UPDATE: A 39-year-old man is due to face court on Friday, charged with murder over the death of another man at a Duncraig house after an alleged altercation on Boxing Day. The man, from Duncraig, is set to appear before Joondalup Magistrates Court following a police investigation into the death of …

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Thermometer to nudge 41C as Sydney heatwave picks up

The CBD will see maximum temperatures of 30 degrees for Friday, while 35 degrees is expected inland  at Sydney Olympic Park. Hornsby will reach 36 degrees, while Parramatta is predicted to reach 37 degrees. Campbelltown will see maximum temperatures of 39 degrees, with 40 degrees expected at Liverpool. The statewide …

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Remember Bitcoin? Some investors would rather forget

Today the price of Bitcoin — $US19,783 last December — is $US3,810. Litecoin was $US366 a coin; it’s now $US30. Ethereum was $US1,400 in January; today it’s $US130. One recent crypto Christmas party offered “broken Lambo dreams and an open bar to drown your sorrows in.” ‘Winter of crypto’ This …

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Hot to trot: Coles rolls out hot cross buns four months ahead of Easter

And far from backing down from the move, a press release from the supermarket went out on Friday morning, declaring: “’tis this season for … new hot cross bun flavours.” The release trumpeted the launch of the first three of Coles’ new hot cross bun flavours, including sticky date and …

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