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Duchess of Sussex attends first event since son’s birth

The queen marks her birthday twice a year – an official ceremony is always held in June, in hopes of holding the parade in good weather. Her actual birthday, on April 21, is usually celebrated with close family only. Thousands of spectators lined the parade ground and gathered in nearby …

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French Open 2019 LIVE: Ashleigh Barty vs Marketa Vondrousova

Barty begins well, holding comfortably for a 1-0 lead, the game sealed with an ace down the middle of the deuce court.  Here we go. Play about to start. Barty to serve. Far from a couple of homogenous baseline sluggers, Barty and Vondrousova both bring a box of tricks into …

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One-time stars attempt to find their Voice again

But, in the course of Vidgen’s “comeback”, we got to learn that by the time he was 16 he had fled to Los Angeles to “deal” with his stardom “Everything blew up so much I was just like, ‘I need to get out of here, I’m going to LA’, and …

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Thiem beats Djokovic in dramatic French Open semi-final

Paris: Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic’s French Open hopes as he returned to Court Philippe Chatrier on Saturday to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory and set up a repeat of last year’s final against Rafael Nadal. Dominic Thiem is into the French Open final against Rafa …

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The Serve: Woodcutters Kitchen in Bentleigh East

Each oven is shepherded through a 24-hour heat cycle that takes a lot of work and produces a lot of magic. After service, fires out, lights off and temperature ticking down to 120 degrees, Leplaw puts in beef, pork and lamb for slow-cooking through the long night. By day, fire …

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Books that changed me: Maya Linnell

Maya Linnell is a former rural journalist and blogger for Romance Writers Australia. Her first novel, Wildflower Ridge, is published by Allen & Unwin. She lives in rural Victoria with her husband and three children. POEMS TO READ TO YOUNG NEW ZEALANDERSBoth my parents are migrants and Dad tried to …

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Further problems retrieving bodies in Himalayas

Lucknow: A helicopter mission to retrieve the bodies of five climbers spotted on a Himalayan mountain has again been postponed due to strong turbulence. Indian Magistrate Vijay Jogdande says the Indian Mountaineering Foundation could instead launch a ground expedition to help evacuate the bodies spotted at an altitude of 5000m …

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I’m onboard with futuristic flying taxis. But you go first

Just before midnight on July 30, 1997, readers over 30 will likely remember a catastrophic landslide at the Thredbo ski resort carried away two ski lodges, killing 18 people. Nigh on three days later, against all odds they pulled out just one survivor, Stuart Diver. Tragically, he had lost his …

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TechKnow: Luggage with USB charging

Their approach to charging devices is different, however. The July has an ejectable 10,000 milliamp hour lithium-polymer battery with standard USB, Quick Charge USB and USB-C ports for flexible, simultaneous charging. The battery itself is charged via the USB-C port using the supplied cable, or via the micro-USB port. The …

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Win for Warset won’t be a shock for Lees and Clenton

There’s no doubt Warset performs best when ridden quieter back in the field, and if he can coil up with cover a little worse than midfield, watch for a surging final 300m down a long straight he should love. Newcastle four-year-old Decroux, improving Randwick filly Impetuoso, and Kembla-trained filly Musume, …

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