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The Troubles revisited: ‘I have a hatred for what the Paras did on Bloody Sunday’

Some of these “dissident republicans” had already helped to form the so-called New IRA, which has admitted responsibility for the death in April this year of the young journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot by a sniper during an apparently staged-for-TV riot in Derry. Doherty has a bit to say …

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‘Dodgy donations and influence peddling’: explosive allegations to be investigated by ICAC

Six weeks have been set aside for the hearing. They will be long, agonising weeks for a party already bruised by the loss of two leaders since November, poor results in this year’s federal and state elections, and a drawn-out leadership contest that descended into sporadic backroom warfare between supporters …

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‘Bag of cash’: Labor bracing for ICAC revelations

Loading Any person found guilty of circumventing the laws can be jailed for up to 10 years. While a March, 2015 Chinese Friends of Labor fundraising dinner has been at the centre of the controversy, there are fears within the party it could be the tip of the iceberg. “You …

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England is building a fire that is reducing Australia’s hopes to ashes

Burns, a county-cricket journeyman with a technique built on years of adjustment and experimentation, did just that. And that thing with the numbers on it is a scorecard, not an art show. The Australians battled to master their frustration, which mounted as the day wore on. Their official punishments might …

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England take control as Burns frustrates Australia with first ton

The 28-year-old Surrey scrapper is the second batsman in the match with an unusual technique to make a ton but while he doesn’t have the natural gifts of first-day centurion Steve Smith he relied on patience and persistence, batting all day. There was a good deal of luck, too: Burns …

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The Ashes 2019 first Test, day two as it happened

Well done to all those who saw it through to the end. Our reporters Chris Barrett and Malcolm Knox will have all the news and views from the post-play press conferences. Join me tonight from 2000 for the third day. Enjoy your Saturday. It’s very much advantage England. The hosts …

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Man who died of Ebola had 10 children, infected several people

On Friday, local time, the government said the wife of the miner had tested positive for the disease – the fourth case confirmed in Goma, more than 350 kilometres south of where the outbreak was first detected, raising fears of an acceleration in infections close to the border with Rwanda. …

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Hugh Jackman review: From Turramurra to Homebush via Hollywood

Hugh Jackman ranged across many of his best-known roles in the show.Credit:Kevin Mazur He certainly had the kids on side, because the swarm behind me (who were even less than eight) were encouraged by their mother to “sing” along at every opportunity (and there were many) – behaviour that usually would …

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Trump downplays North Korea missile testing, vouches for Kim as a ‘friend’

Washington: President Donald Trump has downplayed the significance of recent missile testing by North Korea and vouched for the nation’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, calling him a “friend” who has a “great and beautiful vision for his country.” In morning tweets, Trump acknowledged that the short-range ballistic missile tests violate …

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Tsunami warning cancelled after earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, Java

Indonesia was hit by two major tsunamis last year. The first centred on the city of Palu, on the island of Sulawei, and killed thousands of people while the second was in Banten Province, killing hundreds. The US Geological Survey said Friday’s magnitude-6.8 quake was centred 151 kilometres from Banten province …

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