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Ethiopian leader sobs at funeral for military chief murdered by bodyguard

The internet has been shut down since Sunday. Eskinder Nega, a prominent rights activist, said that several members of his Baladera Council group have been detained in a wave of arrests by the security forces since Saturday’s killings. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre, sobbed at the funeral. Credit:AP Widespread …

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Riewoldt to join Tasmanian AFL taskforce

Former Carlton coach Brendon Bolton has also agreed to become an adviser to the group that was announced in June when the Tasmanian government agreed with bipartisan support to contribute $150,000 to the project team so they could build the case for a Tasmanian team. Taskforce chairman Brett Godfrey, the …

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Violence that leaves no visible mark is a real threat to women

This woman is one of thousands each year subjected to repeated harassment, abuse and threats in Australia. It doesn’t happen in person. It happens online, with text messages; sometimes programmed into smart TVs, blasting abuse when switched on. Our judicial system does not acknowledge the extent of the problem. Australia’s …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 26

Today’s Target: 12 words, good; 18 words, very good; 23 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: dimpling ding dingo doing doling dong doping idling IMPLODING indigo liming limping ling lingo lino lion loin long loping mind mini moping oiling pidgin piling ping pion poling pond pong

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‘Completely wrong’: alcohol retailer BWS partners with Dry July

Loading If drinkers reduced their consumption by 30 per cent, the study found, about 5500 lives would be saved. BWS chief executive Guy Brent said the retailer was proud to support Dry July. He said the partnership would give BWS employees who had been affected by cancer a chance to …

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Australians losing confidence in Xi and Trump, climate fears mount

“Policymakers may be surprised to find more Australians [47 per cent] want the federal government to reduce emissions than prevent blackouts or keep prices down” writes the Institute’s executive director Michael Fullilove. Sentiment on climate change reveals a generational divide, with nearly two thirds (62 per cent) of 18 to …

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Free speech: The double standard on ‘acceptable’ comments

A decent society requires respect and tolerance Political correctness has nothing to do with blaming others. It is about preventing the perpetuation and normalisation of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism and the like through inappropriate language in the public sphere, and instead upholding tenets of a decent and humanist society: …

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From the Archives: Soldiers killed by grenade

Blood-soaked The explosion took place as the soldiers were dismounting from the truck beside their bivouac area inside the base. Blood was spattered across the right front wheel of the truck about a yard from where the grenade exploded. The rear of the cabin was wrecked and soaked in blood. …

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‘Dangerous and undemocratic’: Reworked espionage laws criminalise dissent

The laws are so broad that, if they had existed at the time, they could have been used to prosecute reporting on and advocacy about the live export trade – because the end to the practice had an impact on Australia’s economic relations with importing countries. The new laws could …

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Trainee doctors removed from fourth hospital over welfare concerns

The college has also stripped Westmead Hospital of its intensive care trainees in response to reports of bullying and harassment. In November the College of Surgeons banned RPA’s cardiothoracic surgery department from training its registrars in 2019 over similar allegations. Loading Tamworth Hospital’s obstetrics and gynaecology department has not lost …

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