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Richard Glover: Time to throw a bone to the dogs

Oh, the indignity! Oh, the public shaming! It’s true the pugs were running around happily – “waddling” may be the more accurate word – but I’m sure they were both hurting inside. Once again, humans bring to the dog community attitudes which they would not apply to themselves. There are …

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Nick Kyrgios pulls out of French Open for second-straight year

Paris: Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open for the second-straight year, just days after claiming the Paris grand slam “sucked” in a social media video. The polarising Australian was defaulted following an on-court outburst in Rome last week, before hitting with Andy Murray at Wimbledon in preparation for …

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What happens when you’ve watched everything there is to watch?

Loading YouTube. YouTube will save your TV life. It has infinity-plus-one clips to watch (and that plus-one clip is of little baby sloths playing in a bathtub, all set to a dubstep-remix of the Thomas The Tank Engine theme, so it’s definitely worth sticking around for). YouTube has something for …

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Back Chat: Good Weekend letters to the editor, May 25

You had me at “evidenced-based research” in your article on Chloe Shorten [May 11]. While the thought of Bill Shorten in bed – prime ministerial or not – isn’t a place most of us would like to go, as a master of environment and sustainability student at Monash University, I …

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Kitchen Sink Drama: An uncanny resemblance

The first time Alberto noticed it, he didn’t say anything. Just a trick of the light. Weeks later, at a barbecue, he watched his young daughter’s passage across the lawn and he saw it again. It was undeniable. Ashen-faced, he nudged his mate, Sam, trying to sound blasé: “Look. Jilly. …

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Who says you’re too old to sleep with a teddy bear?

On Twitter, barristers and publishers piled in to defend their stuffed pals. Isabel, 38, a high-flying banker, still sleeps with her leopard, Tigger, every night. “My husband thinks it’s a bit odd, but I think he likes to tease me about it more than he’s bothered that Tigger is in …

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Facial recognition technology to crack down on exam cheating

Genix Ventures chief executive Steve Godinho said it was often tricky for exam supervisors to tell students apart. “It can be difficult to look at a photo ID and know if the person standing in front of you is the same person,” he said. “A student might grow a beard and …

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Reid and Swans push Pies all way but Dane ramps up old tricks again

The 11.14 (80) to 11.7 (73) result sealed win number seven in a row for Collingwood, and no doubt came as a massive relief for coach Nathan Buckley, who was without seven of the 22 players who ran out in last year’s grand final. They looked vulnerable for long stretches …

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Rusted-On Lady May finally accepts the inevitable: she failed her mission

In Parliament on Wednesday one of her colleagues/opponents, Jacob Rees Mogg, asked a devastatingly polite question: “In proposing this folderol is [May] going through the motions or does she really believe in it?” Loading May laughed indignantly. “I do not think I would have been standing here at the Dispatch …

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Keary KO’d again on horror night for Roosters and Blues

But the five-eighth lasted just eight minutes when he was flattened by Knights prop Daniel Saifiti and did not appear conscious as Roosters medicos rushed to his side. It was Keary’s second heavy concussion in the space of five weeks after being forced to cut short his night in the …

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