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The state of Australian gamers in 2019

The report also looked into why people play video games, with 74 per cent of respondents saying games contributed to their emotional wellbeing, and 67 per cent saying they helped maintain social connections. Interestingly 42 per cent of people aged 65 years or older play games, with many in that …

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‘This is just a tragedy’: Multiple dead in shooting at Walmart in El Paso

“This is just a tragedy that I’m having a hard time getting my arms around,” Margo told CNN. The El Paso Police Department said the scene remained active around the Cielo Vista Mall, near the Walmart, but said there was no imminent threat to the public. “There’s no active shooter …

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Hong Kong police, residents clash as protests reach housing estates

Instead it was residents of Wong Tai Sin, known for its towering public housing estates, who came down to the streets in t-shirts and shorts, who dug in past midnight as they expressed their anger at police using tear gas. Most were without the masks, yellow hard hats and black …

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Enter Steve Smith, and the beginning of the match within the match

It was not just Smith versus England, of course, during a fluctuating day when the Australians pulled themselves back from the brink. At noon, England were level with Australia’s first innings and Ben Stokes was in imperious touch. But the hosts were not accelerating as perhaps they should, given their …

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The Ashes 2019 first Test, day three as it happened

Thanks for sticking with me through to the end. It’s been another engrossing day of Test cricket. This first Test looks set for a thrilling finish at some point on days four or five. Stand by for the news and views after play from Chris Barrett and Malcolm Knox. I’ll …

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This is how we’re wearing jeans now

Loading There was Calvin Klein casting a 15-year-old Brooke Shields in 1981 in an advertising campaign in which she cooed “nothing comes between me and my Calvins”. Parisian fashion collective turned cult brand Vetements created jeans which zipped right down the, ah, middle (the label also sold distressed jeans for …

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My daughter had her lips plumped up and I can’t stand how she looks.

My daughters rolled their eyes, saying in unison, “Everyone has it now, Mum.” Lucy then reeled off the names of her various friends who’d had fillers, too. Loading I harked back to those words a couple of weeks later, when my husband and I desperately tried to understand why she’d …

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Pressure for spots keeping the Tigers on edge

The only automatic selections sidelined through injury are champion defender Alex Rance – who will meet with his surgeon on Friday to find out whether he is any chance to make a dramatic return from the knee reconstruction he had in March – captain Trent Cotchin, impressive recruit Sydney Stack …

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Greens could see ‘big increase’ in vote, like in Germany, Di Natale says

Similarly, in Australia, the Greens are billing themselves as the “real opposition” in addition to their environmental campaigning. Senator Di Natale is scathing of Labor’s recent support for the Coalition’s tax package, which passed Parliament last month. Loading “Labor’s approach at the moment is basically to give up on the …

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