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The five biggest announcements Nintendo just made ahead of E3

The next main game in the epic and long-running series has been announced, and it will be a full sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild. A teaser trailer showed link and Zelda exploring ancient dungeons beneath Hyrule Castles, while the music and visuals seemed to imply some sort of …

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US submits formal request to UK to extradite WikiLeaks founder Assange

Loading That indictment, which includes Espionage Act charges, was issued by the Justice Department last month and is pending in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The extradition request had been expected ever since US authorities first announced a criminal case against Assange. The 47-year-old Assange was evicted on April 11 …

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One Nation one down in WA as state MP quits party over ‘frustrations’

WA upper house MP Charles Smith, one of only three Pauline Hanson’s One Nation politicians in State Parliament, has quit the party citing “a long line of frustrations”. Mr Smith, who represents the East Metropolitan Region, gave a brief statement to the Legislative Council at 9.45 on Tuesday night, signalling …

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Global trade is under greatest threat since WWII, Productivity Commission says

Taking on Australia’s international partners, the Commission said the US and China had led the rise in protectionism as “the language of market gain gives way to the language of strategic rivalry,” threatening the “authority and credibility” of the rules-based order. “The world trading system has been a foundation stone …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 12

TARGET 8121 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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‘We need a new approach’: Labor leadership hopeful pledges to hold a drug summit

“This will be an independent drug summit conducted by a political party that is open to the recommendations.” The summit would cover some of the ground being explored by the government’s independent inquiry, led by Commissioner Dan Howard SC, which has held hearings in Sydney and regional centres exploring issues …

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‘Self-serving evidence’: key witness trying to minimise role, court

Mr Narayan told the court he had been given a bag with $10,000 in $50 notes by a man he knew as ‘Jason’ who drove a white BMW and who wanted access to a container containing “documents”. But when the forklift driver stacked it on another container with its doors …

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Charlie Teo: An independent review of Teo’s last 100 cases

Graeme Brazenor, neurosurgeon, Richmond We must recognise and support exceptional doctors The tall poppy syndrome is alive and well. Not all doctors are created equal, because doctors are human, and some are obviously more skilful than others, irrespective of their field of specialty. A few doctors have developed exceptional skills …

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Children refused bail and held in prison for months, then found not guilty

The 21 children found not guilty in 2018 waited for an average of 124 days, BOCSAR deputy director Jackie Fitzgerald said. “It’s certainly a very long wait, and half the cases take longer than that [median wait of four months],” she said. “It’s a problem.” In the Local Court, bail-refused …

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We keep pumping money into a system we know is at breaking point

In particular there have been calls to address what is being called the “missing middle”, those whose mental health conditions mean they are neither acute enough for emergency intervention, but not mild enough to be tackled with 10 subsidised visits to a psychologist. Last week the Australian Psychological Society released …

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