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Shutdown surrender reveals President with No Clothes, 35 days later

And then – with his poll numbers plummeting and some of the nation’s busiest airports in chaos – he did exactly that. Trump may have been wearing an overcoat for his appearance in the Rose Garden. But he revealed himself, for the second time in a week, to be the President with …

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‘Look before you leak’: Snake in toilet bites Canberra woman’s bottom

“It made me jump pretty high,” the 59-year-old laughed as she recounted the experience. “My sister in the country has frogs in her toilet and I thought, ‘Oh, it’s just a frog’. A carpet python, which bit Canberra woman Helen Richards, in the toilet at Mrs Richards’ sister-in-law’s home in …

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Guaido rallies with public appearance as Maduro announces sending minister to UN meeting

“If I have to use a hood or go naked, however I have to go,” Maduro said at a news conference. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, speaks during a televised press conference in Caracas on Friday.Credit:Bloomberg Maduro’s call for dialogue appeared to signal that the standoff between the government and Guaido …

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Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion to quit politics

“I am grateful that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have welcomed me in every corner of this continent that I have visited, and worked with me in providing local and national solutions.” He did not give a reason for his decision to quit politics. Senator Scullion this week weighed …

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Emerson hoping Nadal can stop Djokovic at six titles

Emerson, one of the most dominant male players of his time and the only man to have won all four majors in singles and doubles, was honoured in the Australia Day honours list as one of 19 people appointed Companions of the Order of Australia (AC). So impressed has Emerson …

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Thai cave rescue divers named 2019 Australians of the Year

Danielle Roche, chair of the National Australia Day Council, praised the pair for their “selflessness, courage and willingness to help others in a time of need”. “Richard Harris and Craig Challen led a heroic rescue under the spotlight of the world’s media. They placed the safety of others above their …

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From Horsham to the NBA: Mitch Creek earns 10-day deal with Nets

But in recent seasons imports such as James Ennis (Perth), Scottie Wilbekin (Cairns), Torrey Craig (Cairns/Brisbane) and Terrance Ferguson (Adelaide) have played their way to either free-agent deals or, in Ferguson’s case, a first-round draft selection. Creek paused his NBL career after eight seasons after captaining the 36ers to last …

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Australia Day 2019 public holiday guide: What’s open and what’s on in Melbourne

Woolworths: Most stores operating to normal trading hours. Some stores have shortened trading hours or are closed, check local stores here. Aldi: Normal trading hours, check local stores here. IGA: Normal trading hours, check local stores here. This is the life …Credit:Simon O’Dwyer Shopping centres Most public transport will be …

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Wall Street finishes higher, but four-week winning streak ends

Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as delays at airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to end the partial shutdown. Trump almost immediately threatened another shutdown or emergency action if he does not get a “fair deal.” The S&P 500 surged 10 per cent …

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Adele Ferguson praises whistleblower bravery after Australia Day award

“Words fail me over how brave these people are. And they empower others to speak up, and it becomes a snowball effect.” In recent years, Ferguson has conducted groundbreaking investigations into the Commonwealth Bank and its life insurance business, CommInsure, the National Australia Bank, financial services company IOOF, franchise retailers …

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