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Man bitten by goanna in Whitsundays, victim’s dog killed in attack

The man was stabilised by responding paramedics before the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter landed at Whitsunday Airport about 5pm and flew him to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition. “Due to the significance of the claws, the goanna, I imagine, could have had the potential for some significant life-threatening …

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Australian man dead after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship

According to local media, the 6680-passenger cruise ship is set to return to Miami on Saturday. An employee of Florida’s 7News Miami, Nickella Battle, was on board the ship at the time. She told reporters the incident occurred about 4am, and passengers were informed later that afternoon. “I was on …

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8@eight: ASX set to extend losses

Perhaps the notion talks are still being canvassed by both trade-war combatants is a good thing. But that logic is about as firm and comforting as that adopted by the offspring of a soon to be divorced couple: ‘yeah sure, they are fighting again – but at least they are …

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Security guard bound by wrists in pharmacy hold-up with machetes

He has been charged with armed robbery and recklessly cause injury, and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday. Another pharmacy employee, a 51-year-old woman from Taylors Lakes, was treated at the scene for a minor wound to her hand. Police are still looking for a second suspect after …

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Kyrgios hit with huge fine, faces suspension after Cincinnati meltdown

Murphy eventually responded by handing Kyrgios a point violation after Khachanov won the second-set tiebreaker to level the match, when the Canberran overstepped the mark by screaming out an obscenity. Kyrgios then followed this up by asking for a toilet break. Nick Kyrgios has been hit with a massive fine …

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Russia’s mysterious ‘new’ nuclear weapon a ‘flying Chernobyl’

“Project Pluto” was part of a Pentagon program known as Supersonic Low Altitude Missile, a clunky name almost certainly designed to yield its catchier acronym, SLAM. The missile was cancelled in 1964, never having taken flight. Nuclear-powered cruise missiles were not a good idea then, and they are not a …

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Woman jailed for dumping puppies in rubbish

Indio: A Southern California woman authorities caught on surveillance video in April dumping a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a rubbish bin has received jail time after changing her plea to guilty. The arrest of Deborah Culwell at her Coachella, California. Credit:AP Deborah Culwell was sentenced on Wednesday to 365 …

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Melbourne Express, Friday, August 16, 2019

In a move desgined to allow Muslim and Hindu teammates to enjoy the sumptuous spreads laid on at lunch and tea, an English cricket club has decided to go vegan. Players at the Earley Cricket Club in Reading are now served a menu featuring vegan-friendly Moroccan tagine, curries and rice, …

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China warns Hong Kong protesters, while Trump urges ‘happy and enlightened ending’

Ten weeks of confrontations between police and protesters have plunged Hong Kong into its worst crisis since it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997. The Civil Human Rights Front, which organised million-strong marches in June, has scheduled another protest for Sunday. China’s ambassador to London issued a stark …

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Archer ‘looking forward to getting own back’ after Cummins bouncer barrage

Like Denly, he had to have a concussion assessment after a ball smacked him on the helmet and three balls later was out as the bouncing continued. Archer, in his Test debut, and Broad, who is known to be particularly vulnerable against the short ball, were also on the receiving …

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