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Trump abandoned the ‘wall’ idea long ago says departing chief of staff

Kelly, whose last day in his role is Monday, said he had sought advice from Customs and Border Protection officials early in 2017, when he was the homeland security secretary. Kelly said he was told that “we need a physical barrier in certain places, we need technology across the board, …

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Here’s what workers get paid to serve you on New Year’s Day

Hospitality workers’ pay will start at $46.68 an hour for casuals and $43.81 for full and part time workers. Business owners say they crunch the numbers each year to work out whether it’s worth their while to open up on the first day of the year. “With Dumbo being a …

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Security camera captures man’s fatal three-storey fall in Brisbane CBD

A security camera captured the moment a man fell to his death from a three-storey ledge in the heart of Brisbane during the early hours of Sunday, according to police. The 51-year-old fell from 169 Mary Street, a heritage-listed building which houses Buffalo Bar, about 4am and was declared dead …

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Man charged after eight seriously injured in alleged Wilson hit-and-run

The driver of the Toyota, a 34-year-old man, received facial injuries and allegedly fled the scene, believed to have¬†boarded a bus on Leach Highway and travelled to Bentley before being later apprehended by police. The man has been charged with several offences relating to failure to stop and render assistance …

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Departing chief of staff John Kelly paints a dim portrait of Trump

“I had very little opportunity to look at” the orders before they were issued, Kelly said. “Obviously, it brought down a greater deal of thunder on the president.” Loading Kelly suggested he and others stopped Trump from withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. (A partial pullout from Afghanistan appears likely, however, …

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Storm risk in Sydney’s suburbs but coast is clear for year-end fireworks

The one accessory you won’t need for tonight’s fireworks near the city will be an umbrella – and extra layers of clothing can also be left at home. Nearly ideal weather conditions are forecast for this evening’s pyrotechnics, although the western suburbs and parts of the Blue Mountains may have …

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Patriots claim ninth consecutive first-round bye in NFL play-offs

New England, the NFL’s only unbeaten team at home, could still earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC if both Kansas City and the Los Angeles Chargers lose later on Monday. But after back-to-back December losses left the Patriots with a losing record on the road, they finished with …

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We must beat Liverpool to stay in title race: Guardiola

“With the position of Liverpool, if we drop points then it is over, it is finished; it would be almost impossible,” said Guardiola. “Of course they are going to drop points but not too many. If you want to be there as far as possible until the end we have …

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‘Just look at Gatwick’: Drone regulations welcomed, but WA Senator calls for ‘deeper’ focus

“I don’t know how they’re going to track all those serial numbers but we should be able to know who’s behind those drones. It’s a matter of privacy, public safety and national security.” CASA announced Christmas Eve it would crack down on drone operators, particularly around airport areas, using surveillance …

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India wrestle with Ashwin dilemma for fourth Test

Australia’s decision to add Marnus Labuschagne to their squad suggests there will be plenty in the SCG pitch for the spinners, meaning India could play both Ashwin and Jadeja. Jasprit Bumrah is an automatic selection after snaring nine wickets in Melbourne and it would be a tough call to drop …

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