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Jussie Smollett indicted over claims of homophobic, racist incident

The actor, 36, is accused of staging a phony attack on himself, then telling police he was the victim of a hate crime. Loading Smollett, who is African-American and openly gay, has said he was walking from a Subway sandwich shop to his apartment in downtown Chicago around 2am on …

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Three toxic waste dump sites discovered in Craigieburn

The Age observed a number of industrial-size bins inside one of the warehouses where guards have been monitoring the air quality. The properties are under 24-hour guard as testing continues amid concerns they could be tampered with. Worksafe is also monitoring the air quality around the sites to detect the spread …

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‘Let this be a warning’: Watchdog suspends cryptocurrency exchanges

In a joint statement with Austrac on Friday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said they had arrested a 27-year-old man, a “key member” of the suspended cryptocurrency businesses, and charged him with importing, trafficking and possessing about 30kg of drugs including cocaine. Loading The man is suspected of playing a …

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Rio Tinto predicts new copper mine will be built in Western Australia

“Early days, [but] we have disclosed to the market the outcome of the first 24 drill holes, and what we can see clearly is there is copper, there is gold, there is silver. “We have no doubt, absolutely no doubt, that there will be a copper mine built there. The …

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Look, just quit tweeting, OK? Investors sue Tesla and Musk again

Enough with the tweets already. That’s the message a group of institutional investors in Tesla is sending the electric-car maker and chief executive Elon Musk in broadening its claim against him on Thursday, saying his “repeated mis-statements” continue to harm the company and its shareholders. Elon Musk’s Twitter habit has already …

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US stocks cap worst week of 2019 after jobs data

Investors had been waiting for the jobs report to provide more clues on the state of the world’s biggest economy and were surprised to learn US non-farm payrolls increased by 20,000 last month, trailing estimates for a 180,000 increase. The news came a day after ECB President Mario Draghi delivered …

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Two men arrested in NSW after fatal Kensington boxing event shooting

One of the fugitives wanted over a Kensington shooting jumped off a balcony in an attempt to escape arrest.Credit:NSW Police His associate, Mikhael Myko was arrested on the spot and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with a Victorian arrest warrant for murder. El Nasher remained in …

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Man charged after Newport Lakes Reserve flashing

Police have arrested a Newport man after he allegedly exposed himself to two women while they were walking at Newport Lakes Reserve last month. The 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of sexual activity directed at another person and one count of sexual exposure. The incident took place …

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Is Tony Abbott’s time up?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size When economist Nick Scott retired, he expected his days to take on a peaceful rhythm. He would read. Go fishing. Spend time with his grandchildren. He did not envisage staging political protests while wearing an inflatable dinosaur suit but, well, life is …

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Litbits, March 9, 2019: Happenings in the Canberra literary scene

March 13: Poetry at the House features Rozanna Lilley (Sydney), Paul Magee and Paul Colliss (Canberra). Admission: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, collected before reading starts at 7.30pm in the Fellows’ Bar of ANU’s University House (1 Balmain Crescent, Acton). Bookings: gpage40@bigpond.net.au. March 14: Join us in-conversation with best-selling sensation Jack …

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