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Hong Kong police spray blue ink in a bid to identify protesters

Many of the protesters were middle aged, and sang religious hymns as they walked through the shopping district of Central in an attempt to use a legal loophole that exempts religious gatherings from public order laws. Loading But following the pattern of recent weeks, as night approached pitched battles were …

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Multiple people killed, injured in Texas shooting

“There is no active shooter at this time. All agencies are investigating reports of possible suspects.” Earlier, police believed there may have been two shooters because separate vehicles were used by the gunmen. They later clarified that there was only one shooter. People in Odessa were instructed to “get off …

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Ireland spoil Gatland’s Cardiff farewell and offer gift to All Blacks

Ireland, shocked 57-15 by England at Twickenham last week, made 11 changes, while Wales made 14. But it was regular first-choice winger Stockdale, brilliantly set up by fellow flier Andrew Conway, who crossed in the left corner after 18 minutes and then pounced on a Welsh handling error and dashed …

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Perth’s guerilla parks: Pop-up army puts ‘high-profile eyesores’ under attack

“We use advanced smaller trees and shrubs for instant greenery, and a suite of recycled products, from rubble to recycled metal framing, metal sculptures and crushed bricks and tiles for paths and mulches and to make interesting features.” He’s tackled Bassendean shopping centre, Melville’s open day and Coogee Live, is …

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Hundreds to rally in support of Tamil family facing deportation

Snap protests and vigils have been organised across the country for Sunday. In Melbourne, over 400 people have clicked ‘attending’ on Facebook for a rally to held outside the State Library, while another thousand people have clicked ‘interested’. Speakers will include Greens leader Richard Di Natale and a Trades Hall …

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Crowd turns on Medvedev after this gesture … but Russian laps it up

To show what he thought of the fans’ disapproval, Medvedev held up his middle finger next to his head, out of view of the officials, but in sight of much of the crowd. Then the gesture was shown on video screens inside the stadium. The chair umpire saw the gesture …

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Brisbane home invaders end up in hospital

Two masked men who threatened an inner-north Brisbane resident with a knife and crowbar have themselves ended up in hospital. The pair went to a Kelvin Grove unit about 9.35pm on Saturday and hit the 39-year-old male resident in the head, demanding money. Police said a struggle broke out and …

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Brisbane to get new NRL team, existing clubs at risk of axing

Cronulla, Manly and the Gold Coast are at risk of being axed from the NRL as the Nine Network pushes for a new Brisbane rugby league team. The broadcaster’s director of sport Tom Malone wants to axe one existing club to make way for a new club in the Queensland …

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Valentine Holmes cut from New York Jets roster but all is not lost

Loading There was also good news for giant former Sydney Rabbitohs junior Jordan Mailata, who made the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man team along with Geelong-born punter Cameron Johnston. Holmes and more than 1100 other players across the league were waived or released the past two days. Teams will now peruse the …

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Look who’s back: Marsh in Ashes hunt as selectors ponder shock move

Staking a claim: Mitchell Marsh had a strong game with the bat and the ball in the tour match against Derbyshire.Credit:Getty Images Europe These are just some of the scenarios that selectors Trevor Hohns and Justin Langer mulled over in a private box in The County Ground’s business and media …

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