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The five most exciting developments from Apple WWDC

To test it out, I played a two-player game that could be best described as ‘bowling-meets-curling with a comically large ball’. Because I could see that the pins were behind my opponent and the ball was in front of him, it made the game feel more real, and we were …

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PR pariah: How ANZ’s CEO Shayne Elliott shot himself in the foot

Clearly, ANZ already had its plan in place to pass on only 18 basis points of the RBA’s 25 basis point cut well before the central bank made its announcement on Tuesday. And it needed to respond to the RBA cuts immediately – so as to signal its intention to …

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They fought on the beaches: Queen hails her ‘resilient’ D-Day heroes

This dwindling, proud band, now in their 90s, had taken part in one of the history of war’s most daring, difficult and deadly assaults, which embarked from this spot. And now they gathered again, perhaps for the last time, to remember, or not. Les, 93, was a navy signalman taking …

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Target and superquiz, Thursday, June 6

TARGET 8116 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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‘Complete surprise’: new selective school Berejiklian captain’s call

The selective system also favours advantaged students, an Education Department review found; almost three quarters of their pupils came from the highest quartile of socio-educational advantage in 2016, and only two per cent came from the lowest. Earlier this year, stakeholders such as the principals’ associations and the P&C Federation …

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From the Archives: Allies invade north of France

Fighting was going on, the Prime Minister said, in the town of Caen (10 miles inland on the Orne River). The sea passage had been made with far less loss than they had apprehended. The resistance of enemy shore batteries had been greatly weakened by bombing, and the superior bombardment …

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Oppression and freedom: Tiananmen victims are martyrs to democracy

There’s also the role of US in Chile The Tiananmen Square massacre must be utterly condemned. However, we should not forget the CIA orchestrated coup in Chile that led to the disappearance and death of thousands. Maybe the Americans didn’t pull the triggers but they were responsible. Geoff Champion, Mount …

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