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Man who impersonated Saudi prince to steal $11.5m jailed for 18 years

Miami: A man who impersonated a Saudi prince to con investors and live a lavish lifestyle has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Anthony Gignac received the sentence on Friday in Miami for stealing at least $8 million ($11.5m) while impersonating Sultan Bin Kahlid Al-Saud, buying a Ferrari, Rolex …

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Scott Morrison used to be in sync with Bono but not any more

Morrison commended both the Howard and Rudd governments for increasing foreign aid but said “we still must go further” in responding to the world’s poor. Loading “The need is not diminishing, nor can our support,” he said. “It is the Australian thing to do.” Morrison even threw in a quote …

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The Ice Age destroying families, and Indigenous culture

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It makes Nowra grandmother Janelle Burnes’ day when her grandson Lucas* says, “Nanny, you’ve got a beautiful smile. I love you.” The Wiradjuri woman has been punched and kicked by eight-year-old Lucas, who hears voices and suffers psychosis. Janelle Burnes had to …

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New Zealand hammer Sri Lanka in hopelessly one-sided World Cup match

New Zealand’s fast bowlers produced a clinical display to dismiss Sri Lanka for a paltry 136 and set the tone for a one-sided 10-wicket win in the World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday. New Zealand’s Matt Henry claims the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne in Cardiff on Saturday.Credit:PA New …

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Superquiz and Target, Sunday, June 2

SUNDAY TARGET How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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A seasonal query: how great is winter?

Winter gets a bad rap. Thanks to Shakespeare’s Richard III, it’s synonymous with discontent. TV weather people don overcoats to forecast single-digit maximums. There’s a pervading sense that this is a season to be endured, not enjoyed. Which is nonsense. For some of us, it’s a favourite time of year. …

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Future of children’s books is funny

Among the greatest proponents of humour, exaggeration and the unpredictable twist in the tale is Paul Jennings, who is to receive the CBCA’s lifetime achievement award for his contribution to children’s literature. Children’s authors, R.A. Spratt, left, and Oliver Phommavanh, get laughing with students of Seaforth Public School. Credit:Janie Barrett …

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My life with George: How Luke Davies went from broke to Clooney’s Catch-22

Davies – who wrote the novel Candy and its screen adaptation based on his own story of drug addiction in the 1980s – has lived in Los Angeles since 2007, which is long enough to have experienced a lifetime’s worth of promises and disappointments. Not to mention grinding poverty. “I …

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‘Energy for democracy’: A plan for out-of-this-world solar power

The plan to help Australia achieve total energy security and dramatically slash carbon emissions would also make the country less vulnerable to coercion in energy markets, the Melbourne architect said. “This is energy for democracy,” said Baycan, acknowledging that space itself has become democratised, through greater commercialisation, new technology and …

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Melbourne restaurant Dinner by Heston propped up by Crown

Loading But its opaque structure – Nevis has been described as an ideal place to avoid tax and shelter assets – make it difficult to determine the true health of the business. The Sunday Age/Sun-Herald revealed in December that chefs at the high-end Southbank eatery regularly worked 25 hours of …

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