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Melbourne to swelter through hottest night in a year

“It will drop no lower than that, so the temperatures will be in the 30s for most of the night. It will be a hot night,” said Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Richard Carlyon. Loading “We haven’t had a night this hot this summer. The last was about a year ago …

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Phoenix loom as stiffer test for City after Joyce’s men dodge a bullet

Loading Had it not been for Ritchie de Laet’s equaliser seven minutes from time and Bart Schenkeveld’s towering header just moments from the end of stoppage time the result would have been an embarrassing 3-2 loss instead of a stirring, come from behind 4-3 win. The fact that Western Sydney …

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Marechal ‘no longer a politician’, but most likely to challenge Macron

She claimed she had left politics. To quote L’Express, “few pretend to believe it”. Or, to quote Le Figaro, she is “in denial” over her obvious desire to re-enter politics, or at least public debate. Marechal told Figaro the Oxford Union event “allows me to speak on politics without re-entering …

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Apple Pay goes live for CBA

CBA’s change of heart may now put pressure on National Australia Bank and Westpac to also provide Apple Pay to customers, as more customers ditch cash in favour of digital payments, which can also be made on wearable devices such as Fitbits, rings or watches. Loading NAB’s New Zealand business provides …

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Scientists critical of Murray-Darling plan picked for fish-kill probe

Loading Another outspoken critic, Richard Kingsford, a professor of ecology and director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of NSW, is also on the expert panel.  So is Tim Flannery, now a professor at the University of Melbourne, who has long campaigned on climate change – an …

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‘Like the movie Frozen’: Niagara Falls freezes up

A winter storm roaring through the Midwest headed East on Sunday, as forecasts called for up to two feet of snow in the Northeast. According to AccuWeather, several areas including Boston and Pittsburgh had conditions where wind chills left temperatures feeling below -17 degrees celsius. The current temperature in Niagara …

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North Melbourne probe Marley Williams over nightclub fight

Williams later told investigators he intervened after his friend was headbutted and concussed, according to News Corp. The report said the 103-game veteran with the Kangaroos and Magpies suffered a cut lip and claimed he was struck first before leaving the venue straight after the incident. It’s not the first …

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The world’s most innovative countries

In the Bloomberg Index, Germany almost caught six-time champion South Korea on the strength of added-value from manufacturing and research intensity, much of it built around industrial giants such as Volkswagen AG, Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG. Although South Korea extended its winning streak, its lead narrowed in part …

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Russians escape new WADA doping sanctions

WADA controversially declared RUSADA compliant again in September 2018, under conditions that Russia make the lab data available and then also conduct retests of samples deemed suspicious by WADA by the end of June. “Today, the ExCo was pleased to hear of the significant progress that has been made in …

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‘She hasn’t been able to shake it off’: Falling sign victim to seek compensation

She has now engaged lawyers and is seeking compensation from VicRoads and Transurban. She says she has been unable to return to work and has been afraid to drive since the incident. Loading Carbone Lawyers managing partner Tony Carbone, said the process was still in its “very early stages” as …

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