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Sailors killed after ships catch fire in Black Sea

Moscow: Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the fire erupted while fuel was being pumped from one tanker to another. The …

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Lady Gaga slams Mike Pence as ‘worst representation of a Christian’

“To Mike Pence, who thinks that it’s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ, you’re wrong,” she said. “You’re the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.” Lady Gaga hits out at Mike Pence over US government shutdown.Credit:AAP Loading Lady Gaga continued: “I …

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BHP reveals $838m hit from runaway train, other ‘unplanned’ outages

BHP’s full-year productivity guidance, however, had been placed under review, the company said, due to the unplanned outages across its operations in Australia and Chile. “Revised guidance will be provided in the December 2018 half-year financial results,” the company said. A BHP train travelling between the Pilbara and Port Hedland.Credit:Erin …

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Democrats full of excitement, anxiety as 2020 contenders begin ‘Roman theatre torture’

But the absence of a clear frontrunner is also causing anxiety on the left. While all the leading candidates have strengths, they also have clear weakness that could undermine their chances of defeating Trump. In selecting a candidate, the Democratic base is also wrestling with competing impulses. There is a …

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Markets Live: Runaway train dents BHP earnings

Another listed investment company, AMCIL, (part of the AFIC family) has had its half-year results saved by the BHP and Rio off-market share buy backs. In the six-month period AMCIL’s portfolio performance was -8.7 per cent, compared to a benchmark of -6.2 per cent. But over ten years AMCIL has …

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Japan, UAE join Australia in Asian Cup quarter-finals

“In our team, we share the same idea that even when our opponent keeps the ball, if we carefully defend at the end-line, we should be able to defend without any problem,” defender Yuto Nagatomo said. “Our opponents held the ball for long periods but our view was that we …

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Bridget McKenzie rules out quitting Senate to run for lower house seat of Indi

The announcement came after the Nationals opened its Indi preselection process on Monday, calling for potential candidates to nominate by February 1. Bridget McKenzie said she will support the winner of the preselection process.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen “I’ve tried to be clear all along, the move to Wodonga has been on the …

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Abu Bakar Bashir’s release uncertain as government starts review

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2011 for inciting terrorism and financing an Aceh-based terrorist cell and he has served nine years of that 15-year sentence. Widodo on Friday said he had agreed to release 80-year-old Bashir on humanitarian grounds. The announcement came during campaigning for a presidential …

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NFL to consider pass interference reviews after costly gaffe

The non-call was not reviewable. Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, told Saints coach Sean Payton afterward that pass interference should have been called. “They blew the call,” Payton said after the game. “It’s a game-changing call – third down with 1:45 left. A tough one to …

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Foreign-language migrants know Aussie slang as well as Australian-born citizens, study finds

“Despite a perception that immigrants are resistant to assimilation, what our research found is people who speak a foreign language are actually more likely to adopt the Australian lexicon more readily than native English speakers who come here,” she said. In one experiment, foreign-language migrants outperformed native English speakers: participants …

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