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Hong Kong politicians arrested in round up of pro-democracy voices

Beijing: Three politicians who had been elected to Hong Kong’s parliament by popular vote were arrested by police on Friday night as Carrie Lam’s government moved against democracy voices to stop protests. Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong speak to the media after being arrested and released …

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Mayor’s inaccurate comments on radio fail to shed any light on retired couple’s planning rejection

Loading On Friday, Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon went on Radio 6PR to explain why the council was against the couple’s plan. “We’re also not happy with the fact that [Mr Corp’s design is] going into the front set back, he’s going into the back set back, he’s trying …

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‘Write yourself into a good place’: Birds of Tokyo take heartbreak to airwaves

As Kenny describes it: “F–k it. Shake it off. Time to move on!” The act of writing and releasing Birds of Tokyo’s latest suite of music, including last year’s Unbreakable,  was itself a part of moving on, and Kenny and Birds guitarist and co-writer Adam Spark are candid about the …

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Tamil asylum seeker family moved to Christmas Island

The family has been at the centre of a dramatic deportation bid.Credit:Twitter/@HometoBilo Journalist Rebekah Holt, who has become close to the family, said she was woken up at 2am on Saturday morning to news that Priya, her husband Nadesalingam and their two young daughters had been moved. “There’s no reason …

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Man dies after fight at Wycheproof sporting club

A man in his 50s has died overnight in what police believe was a ‘physical altercation’ at a sports club in the state’s north west. Homicide detectives are now investigating the death which occurred at a venue on Broadway, Wycheproof’s main street, at 9.30pm on Friday. Paramedics tried to revive the …

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Man dies after house fire near Campbelltown

An elderly man died in a house fire near Campbelltown in Sydney’s south-west early on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the home on Lavinia Place, Ambervale, about 12.40am. NSW Ambulance, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW officers found an 80-year-old woman, who they took to Campbelltown Hospital for …

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Man dies after being knocked onto railway tracks at Hurlstone Park

A man died in the inner west early on Saturday morning after being struck by a train while walking on the platform, police say. The 53-year-old got off the train at Hurlstone Park station, and began walking along the platform. As the train departed, it connected with the man, causing …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account hacked, racist tweets sent

San Francisco: The account of Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey was hacked on Friday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to his four million followers. Twitter in a tweet said that it was aware the account was compromised and was investigating what had …

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Trump, Corbyn and the return of the oldest hatred

“They feel emboldened because of leaders like Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Viktor Orban [of Hungary], Salvini [of Italy], Bolsonaro [of Brazil], who telegraph the message that this sort of behaviour is OK, that it is OK to let your hatreds show, that political correctness is weak, that if you don’t …

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Ashleigh Barty wins in straight sets to leap into the fourth round

New York: Ashleigh Barty has equalled her best result at the US Open and is just one win away from her third grand slam quarter-final this year after a clinical elimination of Greek Maria Sakkari in the third round. The French Open champion clicked her game up a gear as …

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