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‘Fresh talent’: Liberal senator Jane Hume bails out of race to replace Kelly O’Dwyer

“We now have a chance to bring in fresh talent to the team and really add weapons to the arsenal to fight the next election and also to govern afterwards.” Senator Hume was at the top of a crowded field positioning for a tilt at the blue-ribbon seat, which takes in the …

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Man confronts thief … and offers him a beer

Wendouree resident Cameron Tougher.Credit:Ashleigh McMillan/The Courier Hearing a rustling outside his Ballarat window at midnight, with neighbourhood dogs barking at the disturbance, 29-year-old Cameron Tougher went to investigate. A man in his early 20s, wearing a blue T-shirt and washed-out blue jeans, suddenly bolted from Mr Tougher’s open car door …

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‘What do you want me to say?’: Sharapova fed up with toilet break, doping questions

When asked if the booing had affected her – Sharapova went onto lose the third set 6-4 and was knocked out of the tournament – the former world no.1 bristled. “What do you want me to say to that question,” she replied. The journalist responded: “Just the truth, I guess”. …

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Oxford scholars warned of security risks from China link-ups

Loading “I think the more we talk about this – as the Australians, the New Zealanders, the Canadians, and the Americans are – the more we talk about it and the more we’re grown up about it, first of all the more likely we are to get things right and …

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‘Incredibly sensitive’: With the world desperate for growth, China is slowing down

It is happening at a difficult time. The broader world outlook is beginning to dim. The US economy, which has powered ahead in recent years with strong growth and low unemployment, is showing some signs of a slowdown and is facing higher short-term interest rates that could act as a …

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The Weekend review: One woman show is a world beyond addiction

Shakira Clanton’s character “Lara” is addicted to the father of her two sons.Credit:Prudence Upton Baird has penned a one-woman show, demanding sufficient virtuosity from Shakira​ Clanton​ to play not only Lara, but to craft six further characters – male and female, adults and children – with variations of voice, face …

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JBL’s Free wireless buds are comfy, but with some kinks

I’ve just had a great idea for the manufacturers of hearing aids. They spend a fortune making these things tiny and invisible so that no one notices the wearer has one. This means hearing aids cost a fortune. Why don’t they just make them look like cordless earbuds? With less …

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ABC’s Jon Faine to retire after 30 years with the broadcaster

“I told ABC management that when my present contract expires, I won’t seek another,” he said. “It’s time for someone else to have as much fun as I have had. Loading “It is rare for someone who does my gig to get to choose the timing of their departure, instead …

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Iran set up China clash, Vietnam beat Jordan in penalty shootout

Iran will remain in the same venue for their Thursday last-eight meeting with Marcello Lippi’s China, who staged a stirring second-half comeback to defeat Thailand 2-1. Supachai Jaided netted for the Thais in the 31st minute before Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning coach Lippi brought veteran Xiao Zhi off the bench …

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Stefanos Tsitsipas: The movie-making 20-year-old who beat Roger Federer

Tsitsipas’ longevity remains to be seen but if he does go onto dominate tennis in the future, Sunday’s game – also in the fourth round of a grand slam – could be a signpost moment in tennis history. “My idol today became pretty much my rival,” Tsitsipas said after the …

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