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Italian police seize missile in raids on neo-Nazis

Rome: Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. …

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Trump administration sets new rule to effectively end asylum at southern border

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the initiative would “help reduce a major ‘pull’ factor driving irregular migration to the United States”. Loading Republicans applauded the move. Congressman Doug Collins, the senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said it “helps return integrity to the asylum system by focusing …

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‘Horrible & disgusting’: Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about congresswomen

With his latest tweets, Trump dug in further on a line of attack that was widely condemned by Democrats as racist and employed a tactic he has used before: accusing his opponents of the same transgressions for which they have criticised him. Trump’s tweets appeared to target four outspoken freshmen …

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Thomas in the driving seat as winds cause chaos in Tour de France

Albi, France: Defending champion Geraint Thomas gained time on a handful of rivals as crosswinds caused chaos in the peloton in the climax of Monday’s 10th stage of the Tour de France. Thomas was on the right end of a bunch split 35 kilometres from the finish of the 217.5-kilometre …

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Councillor conduct complaints jump 460 per cent in one year

Last year the state’s local government department, which originally handled councillor conduct complaints received only 162 complaints. The Independent Assessor Kathleen Florian said more than 60 per cent of the issues her department handled were complaints from the public. “… We are now dealing with councillor conduct complaints in relation …

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Anorexia has genetic links, world-first research finding shows

“So that’s pretty exciting, it’s the first clue we’ve got as to what the genetic processes are behind anorexia,” Professor Martin said. “The results were interesting – we thought the genes would be mostly linked to behavioural genes and that’s true for some of them, there’s a strong [genetic] connection …

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Tips and race-by-race preview for Tuesday’s gallops at Albury

Race 2: Class 1 Handicap (1175m) Race of little depth. Corowa-trained 5YO gelding 7. Doctor Force looks superior in this ground and suited up in trip. Hit the line strongly in the heavy at Wagga last start, and last effort this track also got through the conditions OK. Dangers: Seymour-trained …

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‘Unreasonable’: Aged care centre approved despite council’s concerns

Court documents showed that residents raised concerns about a lack of infrastructure and services in the area. They feared adverse impacts on traffic and nearby waterways, including nearby Neverfail Gully Creek. The opponents also worried the proposal was out of character with the site’s bushland setting and jeopardised the area’s …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, July 16

TARGET 8150 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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