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‘It is insane I had to do this’: Greta Thunberg arrives in New York

Thunberg – who does not travel by plane because of its environmental impact – will protest with other students outside the United Nations headquarters on Friday before speaking to global leaders at a UN climate summit next month. The yacht was skippered by German sailor Boris Herrmann and Pierre Casiraghi, …

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Docklands pier to be shut down for at least a month after evacuation

The pier, which was built in 1916, is one of the oldest marine structures in the southern hemisphere and the condition has been deteriorating for some time, a Development Victoria spokesman said. The Docklands pier was evacuated Wednesday night. Credit:Simon Schluter On Thursday morning, the area was abandoned as security …

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Kokkinakis to face Nadal under the brightest lights as Federer marches on

“I don’t think anyone gave me a chance when I played (Roger) Federer in Miami last year after missing so much time as well,” Kokkinakis said, in reference to his earth-moving victory over the Swiss great. “Sometimes I think I’m a bit of a lottery, so you never really know …

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ASX to slide despite Wall St advance

Plumbing group Reece Corporation has been hurt by the Australian housing market slowdown and the costs associated with its $1.9 billion acquisition of United States plumbing supplies group MORSCO. Reece, a dominant player in supplying bathroom supplies and tapware to renovators and new home builders in Australia, announced late on …

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Bolton Wanderers saved by sale, avoiding expulsion from English Football League

Loading Founder members of the EFL in 1888, Bolton, who have been in administration since May, started the season with a 12-point deduction and manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin resigned last week. They have taken one point from their first four games and already look to be …

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Council refuses permit for Queensland festival after two deaths this year

The Bohemian Beatfreaks and Rabbits Eat Lettuce festivals are both held at Cherrabah Resort in Elbow Valley, almost 110 kilometres south of Toowoomba. The council released a statement on Wednesday saying Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon held considerable public safety concerns and was also worried about excessive strain on local resources. …

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PM vows to deport security guard convicted of indecently assaulting child

Loading “He illegally entered the country during the period of Labor’s hopeless border failures and was rewarded by Labor with a permanent protection visa,” Mr Morrison said. The government will now cancel Al Bayati’s visa under a law Mr Morrison introduced as immigration minister in 2014, whereby a non-citizen’s visa …

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Bogut limps off as Boomers drop final World Cup hit-out

And their conqueror was a foe they will likely meet again – along with France in the second round – if the Boomers’ campaign goes to script. Loading While the loss of Bogut would be a major blow, the result itself hardly translates to panic stations given Lemanis tinkered with …

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Why tear down Perth’s postcard building? Architect weighs in on Indiana

Built is in bookstores now. Credit:Fremantle Press Selection criteria was based loosely on a global charter for determining buildings’ cultural significance – being that each building must have aesthetic, historic, scientific, social or spiritual value for past and present generations. Built details the original Indiana Tea House construction in 1910, …

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