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The dystopian view: Is this the year the world falls apart?

“US alliances everywhere are weakening. The limited trust that underpins the US-China relationship appears to be gone,” said Eurasia in its annual outlook. The dystopian picture is grim enough even at this late stage of global economic expansion, which begs the question: what would happen in a deep recession with …

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Trump, Trudeau discuss Canadians detained in China

The Chinese detained Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor last month on vague allegations of “engaging in activities that endanger the national security” of China. Detained in China: Canadian nationals Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Credit:AP The arrests came after Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese …

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Young man drowns at Collie water skiing lake

The lake has been closed to all activity, however the camping ground is still open. Loading The tragedy comes less than a week after a 19-year-old man suffered spinal injuries while being towed on a water ski behind a vehicle along Lake Kepwari, near Collie. The teenager tumbled off his …

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‘Zero progress’: Swim schools say they have been left high and dry by franchisor Jump!

60 swimming schools Jump! operates more than 60 swimming school franchises around Australia and has operations in New Zealand, Brazil and Singapore. Jump! claims to have received $15 million in revenue for swimming lessons across its swimming schools in 2018 and claims Jump!’s headquarters turned over $9 million with the …

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Strict conditions of Troy Mercanti’s release from jail revealed

The order bans the former career bikie from associating with members of an outlaw motorcycle gang or having any contact with his former partner, Ms Kingdon. He is also not allowed to drink alcohol or enter a licensed venue other than a cafe, restaurant, grocery store or sporting venue – …

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Sex trafficking victim who murdered man granted clemency

Washington: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has granted full clemency to Cyntoia Brown, an alleged sex trafficking victim serving a life sentence for the 2004 murder of a man who picked her up and took her to his home. Cyntoia Brown during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in …

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Australian Open to host $500,000 Fortnite tournament

The Australian Open is set to feature a lot more than just tennis. The tournament directors have announced that the event will also feature one of the country’s biggest esports competitions; the Fortnite Summer Smash. Fortnite is currently one of the most played games in the world, enjoying cult status …

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‘Even feral cats bury their waste’: Filthy campers leave wrecked gear, excrement on South Coast

“Yet again, we cleaned up after the campers who, between Christmas and New Year, camped in the Wadbilliga National Park at Nelson Creek on the shores of Brogo Dam. “Visitors and families have complained they cannot picnic here because of the filth.” Ms Thorssell said they saw wallabies and goannas …

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