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Man due in court charged with armed robbery, deprivation of liberty

A 21-year-old man will face court on Saturday charged with a range of offences including armed robbery and deprivation of liberty. Police took the man into custody on Friday.Credit:file image The Belmont man was taken into police custody on Friday. Perth detectives have charged him after an investigation into several incidents including …

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Police called in after Canberra house destroyed by fire

A house in Canberra’s north has been destroyed in a fire that has been referred to police for investigation. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Byram Place, Florey, at 7.29pm on Friday night. An Emergency Services Agency spokeswoman said the occupants of the house were believed to have self-evacuated, …

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Trump softens threat to call national emergency on border wall

But speaking to state and local leaders on Friday, Trump said he wasn’t ready to do that just yet. He said politicians could also take that step, even though there’s no indication they would. The “easy solution is for me to call a national emergency … but I’m not going …

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Great snakes, Tintin! Elon Musk’s stolen your rocket

Musk added: “If in doubt, go with Tintin.” True to his word, the 36.5 metre-tall “hopper” is a tubular, pointy-topped rocket with three tail fins that serve as landing pads. It is an important building block of the controversial entrepreneur’s grand plan to land on and eventually colonise Mars, but …

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The men behind every lob, smash and volley of the Sydney International

As Colin and Dodds’ calloused hands dance across a pair of Babolat racket machines in a windowless room at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre, Barty, Australia’s highest-ranked player, drops by to pick up her rackets ahead of her Sydney International semi-final. “Thanks fellas,” she says. Other players are harder to …

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Hail strikes, trees down in Canberra during stormy start to the weekend

Anne Martin, of Chifley, said hailstones had cut through the skylight in her hallway during a heavy 10-minute fall starting at 2.50pm. “I knew something would happen because they were just hammering the house,” she said. “After that there was this huge deluge of rain.” Holder resident Douglas Allen posted …

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Swan and Canning river pollution: How does your council rate?

The scorecard found plenty of areas of improvement for the Town of Cottesloe (which had the lowest score of 37 per cent) including their use of fertilisers on public reserves and parks. The South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare has been running the survey for nearly two decades and …

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Wall Street ends barely lower after late-session rally; oil declines

“Perhaps we’re seeing a bit of a pause here as bulls and bears fight it out at this key technical level,” said Matthew Miskin, a market strategist at John Hancock Investments in Boston. The US dollar rose early in the session before giving back the gains as investors appeared to …

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Man charged over fatality south of Brisbane

A man has been charged following a fatal traffic crash south of Brisbane that led to the death of a pedestrian two months ago. A 60-year-old woman was struck by the man’s car travelling on Milne Street when it left the road and hit her just before 5am at Beenleigh …

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In the Bezos split, index investors weigh a wonky $8 billion question

“From the perspective of the index, you’d need to a sell a little of everything else and buy some Amazon,” said David Dziekanski, a portfolio manager at Toroso Investments. “The equity markets will absorb any Amazon additional shares without much impact on price.” The retail behemoth is also giant on …

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