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Officials say feud between train conductors led to Cairo crash, killing dozens

A surveillance video showed the moment of impact when the car barrelled past bystanders and engulfed them in flames. Charred bodies lay on the platform and a man in flames ran down a staircase in panic. Loading The health minister, Hala Zayed, said authorities had not been able to identify …

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‘Australians trust Ita’: Scott Morrison announces Buttrose as ABC chair

Loading The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age first revealed Ms Buttrose was being considered and her subsequent emergence as the government’s pick, despite her name not being on the shortlist put forward by an independent nomination panel. Ms Buttrose confirmed she had not been part of the recruitment process …

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Two men charged with attempted murder over shooting of former detective in Melbourne’s west

The Irish nationals were charged with attempted murder and will appear at the Byron Bay Courthouse on Thursday. The arrests came after police made a public appeal for help on Tuesday night, suspecting the duo had fled to the coastal town of Byron Bay. Mr Morgan worked as a real estate …

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Nathan Buckley signs contract extension with Collingwood

The contract extension comes after the Pies enjoyed a run to the grand final, where they fell short against premiers West Coast, losing by five points when Eagles’ midfielder Dom Sheed kicked the matchwinning goal with less than two minutes remaining in the game. It was a remarkable turnaround for …

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Smart displays are a wonder, even in a not-so-smart home

Speaking of, our three-year-old has become accustomed to having a Google device within shouting distance to listen, once again, to the Frozen soundtrack, or to answer important questions like “do fish cough?”. For the record fish cough, yawn and even burp, according to “the Google lady”. But it is the …

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King of Thieves: Michael Caine leads veteran cast in tale of heist

Unsurprisingly, the Hatton Garden job has already been the subject of another film and a television series. It’s the kind of real-life story that seems to have grown out of British movie mythology; Vanity Fair dubbed them “The Over-the-Hill Mob”. “It’s an easy crime to like, isn’t it?” says Jim …

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is back with a twist

Guys, Kelly Taylor is back. Sort of. Members of the original cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 are returning for a six-episode event series on Fox, the network announced Wednesday – setting off a million text exchanges among diehard fans, no doubt. The cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 in their heyday. …

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Birde is an Australian-designed smart speaker for children

Well, maybe. Right now it depends on which television or streaming device you have. I couldn’t find the television app for my current generation Apple TV, the website says iOS TV support is ‘coming soon’. So, no pictures at our place. The parental control app is available on iOS and …

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Climate, the crisis that threatens our political duopoly

To be clear, members of this new Independent Group had a variety of motivations for leaving – four because of alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as well as objections to the party’s left-wing bias, and some also in fear of being de-selected. However, the Conservative defectors, and all but one …

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Employers apply for creation of new ‘permaflexi’ worker category

Casual workers, of whom there are more than 2 million in Australia, are paid a loading of up to 25 per cent, but do not get annual leave or sick pay. The chamber’s chief executive Stephen Cartwright said the “permaflexi” concept aimed to address employers’ concerns about wanting to give …

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