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One Canberran will begin 2019 with a near-$2 million Lotto prize

A Canberran will begin the new year with almost $2 million more in their bank account after winning the Lotto on Saturday night. After buying an entry at Kambah Newsagency, the lucky winner will receive $1.77 million in prize money. The draw had 17 winning division one entries, dividing its pool …

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Boxing Day Test: Australia v India, day five, live

It is raining ever so slightly, and there is official confirmation at the ground that play has been delayed. For how long? We shall see.  While there are showers about for much of the morning, they are expected to clear by lunchtime, so it’d be a shock if we didn’t …

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Man, 22, dies after taking ‘unknown substance’ at Lost Paradise music festival

“This is a very distressing incident and our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased. The matter is the subject of a police investigation and we will continue to cooperate and provide whatever assistance we can,” a spokeswoman said. “Lost Paradise is a strictly …

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Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield dead at 93

Her international fame grew when she was cast opposite Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in the cult hit Absolutely Fabulous playing the mother of Saunders’ character Edina Monsoon. The show only ran for three series between 1992 and 1995 but has regularly ranked amongst the most popular comedy series in …

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Man in coma after Mandurah Christmas Day assault

A man remains in an induced coma after an assault left him unconscious on Mandurah Road on Christmas Day. The man was found laying in the northbound lane, between Pinjarra Road and Leslie Street, Mandurah, on the evening of December 25. Detectives will allege the assault occurred between 6.40pm and …

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China calls for harsher sentence on Canadian as relations sour

If the prosecutors prevail in the retrial, Schellenberg could be sentenced to a longer term, or even the death penalty, at a time when China and Canada are locked in an escalating dispute that began with the arrest in Vancouver of the prominent Chinese technology executive. Loading According to a …

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Tassie yacht Alive declared overall Sydney to Hobart winner

Tasmanian yacht Alive has taken out overall honours in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart. The Duncan Hine-skippered 66-footer was officially declared the race’s handicap winner on Sunday morning, two days after crossing the finish line in Hobart. Alive has been declared the overall race winner.Credit:rolexsydneyhobart.com Alive had sailed neck-and-neck with …

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Trump blames Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children

“The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end.” Loading The comments came a …

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Thousands march in Belgrade against Serbian president

“I am ready to look at what causes dissent of the people,” he said, after being jeered by a group of protesters as he entered the television station building. Loading Vucic earlier suggested he was willing to test his party’s popularity in a snap vote, although Vuk Jeremic, a former …

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In the hot seat: Joelle’s journey from the dole to a global role

Back in those Centrelink days, I met Gergis in a writing class at RMIT. She was a couple of years shy of 30. During class introductions she said: “I’m doing this course because I want to write about climate science in a way ordinary people can understand.” You knew she …

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