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Google’s instant camera translation is imperfect magic

Of course, we’ve all experienced at least one Google Translate fail before. My most memorable was when trying to translate instructions into Arabic for house painters, and couldn’t work out why they were laughing. Later, a friend who can understand Arabic pointed out that, with a couple of key grammar …

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New Kindle Oasis is a beautiful but too-expensive e-reader

Along with eye strain, in the last few years we’ve also come to realise the importance of a screen’s colour temperature, with exposure to cool blue-ish light making it harder for our brains to wind down at the end of the day. The 2019 Kindle Oasis has joined most handheld …

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Dive search for Canadian duo wanted in Fowler death ends in mystery

Los Angeles: Canadian authorities hunting the two teenage fugitives suspected of killing Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his US girlfriend Chynna Deese are tight-lipped after a dive team ended a two-day search of a river in northern Manitoba. On Friday afternoon, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers searching from a helicopter, …

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Mitch McConnell campaign posts gravestone photo hours after shooting

Washington: Democrat Amy McGrath, who is running to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Monday criticised the Kentucky Republican for a photo shared by his campaign that showed a gravestone with her name on it. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Credit:AP McConnell’s campaign tweeted the image hours after Saturday’s mass …

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Melbourne Express, Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Australia have romped to a come-from-behind win for the ages to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes and shatter an 18-year winless streak at England’s so-called fortress Edgbaston. Tim Paine’s jubilant team completed a 251-run thrashing before tea to render as a distant memory England’s World Cup triumph of …

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UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

The US has increasingly deployed military reinforcements to the region amid unspecified threats from Iran in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal last year from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. A speedboat of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard trains a weapon toward the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which …

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From the Archives, 1971: Two arrested over Qantas jet plot

A second man, a 28-year-old marine engineer, born in NSW, was arrested a few hours later. He was charged at Phillip Street Police Station last night with having caused to be received aletter demanding money with menaces. ” Qantas paid a $500,000 ransom yesterday when threatened that a bomb would …

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Divorced. Beheaded. Live: Musical about Henry VIII’s wives coming to Sydney

As silly as the premise sounds, the spark-notes style recap of each of these significant historical figures has become a resounding hit with audiences in Edinburgh and London. The show’s creators Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss were studying at Cambridge University when the musical theatre society decided to present an …

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Wall Street buckles as trade war escalates, sparking selling rout

The sharp 1.4 per cent drop in the yuan comes days after US President Donald Trump stunned financial markets by vowing to impose 10 per cent tariffs on the remaining $US300 billion ($440 million) of Chinese imports from September 1, abruptly breaking a brief ceasefire in the countries’ bruising trade …

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With stadium plan in flux, Labor proposes a smaller Moore Park venue

“She needs to start considering whether it is better to have a 30,000-seat stadium rather than a 45,000-seat stadium,” Ms Voltz said. The size of a potential new stadium at Moore Park has been a consistent issue of contention in the long-running saga of the state government’s stadium policy. When …

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