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8@eight: ASX set to plunge as recession fears rock markets

The Japanese Yen is back into the 105 handle, while the USD is also stronger. Gold is rallying too, as the pool of negative yielding bonds continues to swell. And SPI Futures suggest that the ASX200 will feel the pain acutely, with the ASX200 expected to open 125 points lower …

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Not in the full swing: Back injuries crippling Woods’ preparation

But world No.6 Woods is optimistic about completing the no-cut BMW Championship starting Thursday. He was impressive in the first nine of his Wednesday pro-am, shooting an unofficial four-under-par 32. But Woods did not hit a full shot after his drive on the 10th hole. The 43-year-old, who underwent spinal …

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Two girls, 14, charged over beating and robbery at shopping centre

Two 14-year-old girls hit a woman on the head repeatedly at a Logan shopping centre carpark overnight after the victim refused to hand over her mobile phone, according to police. The 37-year-old woman was approached about 9pm on Wednesday at the shopping centre off the M1 motorway in Shailer Park, …

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Barty eases past Sharapova to reach third round in Cincinnati

But Barty immediately took the next point to be up 4-1 after the Russian overhit her return of the Australian’s second serve. The world No.2 then won a crucial breakpoint with her well-timed drop shot bringing Sharapova up to the net, before she exquisitely lobbed the ball back inside the …

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‘Richmond v West Coast is one of the games of the year, for me’

Meanwhile, after an absolute belting from the Bulldogs, the niggling questions around coach John Worsfold have become glaring ones. We discuss the pressure on the Bombers. Are there extenuating circumstances due to injury? What does the future hold for Worsfold? And what changes will we see in Essendon’s footy department? …

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20-year-old charged over Cranbourne crash that killed two teens

Mr Cassidy separately is also accused of more than 40 offences over July and August, including alleged car thefts, aggravated burglary, criminal damage, deception and arson. Mr Cassidy will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday. Jordy Kirkwood was killed in the horrific crash that also claimed the life of …

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All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe showdown with Australia

The axing from the 23 of Smith and Franks could potentially end the career of two great All Blacks, with both having signed European club contracts beyond the World Cup. Loading Smith, a 79-Test veteran who last week became the first 33-year-old to play an All Blacks Test on the …

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‘Beacon of banning’: UK minister hits out after ads are banned over harmful gender stereotypes

But the regulator disagreed and said the ad had breached the code that says Advertisements must not include gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence. “By juxtaposing images of men in extraordinary environments and carrying out adventurous activities with women who appeared passive or …

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‘Disdain’: Anger as Broken Hill pipe business case finally released

Loading The value from the related Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project that could then proceed, because Broken Hill no longer needed the system’s water, was put at $120 million, the business case said, citing the Cotton Growers Association. About 50 billion litres a year could be kept for their production. …

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Republican congressman: Would humanity exist without rape and incest?

Washington: Conservative US Representative Steve King wondered aloud on Wednesday whether the human race would still exist without rape and incest, as he explained his anti-abortion position to an audience in his home state of Iowa, local media reported. US Representative Steve King.Credit:AP King, a Republican who is staunchly opposed …

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