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Swiss avalanche buries skiers

Geneva: Swiss mountain rescue teams have hurriedly pulled out four people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and are still searching for others. Rescue crews work work at the site of an avalanche site in the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland.Credit:AP Rescuers …

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‘Beyond belief’: Live export corruption inquiry ends in dead end

In a letter to the department secretary Daryl Quinlivan, Mr Lawler said the specifics of the material uncovered during the investigation would lead to the identification of the whistleblower, known as Complainant 2 who has asked to remain anonymous. “The outcomes…are very unsatisfactory,” wrote Mr Lawler. Loading “At least one …

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Eagle Yeo endured toey flag ride in 2018

Loading “It was pretty painful,” Yeo said of the toe injury. “Earlier in the week it would be pretty tough to walk around. “I guess it was one of those things where post game it was really sore, and it took a couple of days and some really light training …

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Motorists to face 10 more years of CityLink tolls under bill to be introduced this week

He said this would remove the risk the state would have to pay compensation to Transurban for future projects including Melbourne Airport rail. “There are some legacy provisions from the original Transurban contract … that you couldn’t change the road network or public transport network at all without having to …

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Don’t give in to eBay feedback extortion tactics

Let’s go shopping My son and I are working on a tech project which requires buying a few components online. We couldn’t get what we needed on Amazon, thanks to the frustrating GST blockade which still restricts some deliveries to Australia. Instead, we looked on eBay and found what we …

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Ballarat woman posted about violence against women just weeks before she was killed

Ms Farrell also posted about the death of 21-year-old international student Aiia Maasarwe who was killed last month on her way home from a comedy show. Codey Hermann, 20, has been charged with the rape and murder of the exchange student, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Ms Farrell also shared …

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‘Unprecedented’ demand triggers new Harry Potter ticket lottery

“There’s this shared feeling of, ‘We’re back in this world we all have loved so much’,” adds Sean Rees-Wemyss, who plays Harry’s boy, Albus. He has fond memories of his father reading the Harry Potter novels to him as a boy, while McKenna credits those books with sparking his childhood …

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‘Renovate the bastards’: New party wants to clean up politics

They will target the people who’ve voted in the past for Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer, those disillusioned by party politics, although Mr Houston says the platform will be “moderate and reasonable”. Their platform includes limiting the remuneration of ministers and senior bureaucrats to 10 times the minimum wage, cutting …

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Dominating headlines is the new dark skill of politics

So lets pause now, reflect, and analyse Scott Morrison’s recent, bold, and welcome insight that our closest neighbours – the Pacific islands – are in need of some recognition and assistance. Visiting Fiji and Vanuatu comprehensively trumps every prime minister since John Howard (who last travelled to Suva in 2006) …

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AFL at the Olympics? It’s the X-factor that sells it

Loading The AFI, which has no official relationship with the AFL, has developed a shortened version of the sport called Footy 9s. It’s a short, sharp, nine-a-side game with two 14-minute halves, played on a rugby field with no point posts. Sound familiar? On Friday, AFLX will return for a …

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