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Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Queensland bushfires contained, but weather keeps firefighters on edge

“The fires are still smouldering and burning, it only takes a breath of wind to get them back up,” he said. “The fires are contained because the wind has dropped, but there are southerly winds today [Saturday] which might make things a bit worse. “However, the sea breeze this afternoon …

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A scathing London Stock Exchange sends $54b Hong Kong suitor packing

“Three-quarters of your proposed consideration is in HKEX shares, representing a fundamentally different and much less attractive investment proposition to our shareholders,” Robert said in his rebuttal. “Even assuming your proposal were deliverable, its value falls substantially short of an appropriate valuation.” Hong Kong’s unrest makes that stock even less …

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Newington teacher said he accessed child abuse material for book on cloning, assassins

A five-page summary of Jessurun’s novel Natisha was tendered as an exhibit in his sentencing proceedings and released by the NSW District Court. The summary reveals that the 422-page novel includes a “top-secret” human cloning laboratory, characters called Myrtle Honeysausage and Tarzan Simba, and a protagonist called Natisha Miskoska who is the …

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Sydney man charged over $2 million penthouse drug bust

A Sydney man has been charged over a $2 million drug bust last month that resulted in cocaine and an assault rifle being seized from a fake air conditioning unit. The 37-year-old is the second man to be charged after Strike Force Raptor detectives raided two homes at Rockdale and …

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Flaming vehicle driven into ocean, burnt teen airlifted to hospital

When he opened the back of the car, the gas bottle exploded. Despite suffering burns in the initial explosion, the teenager drove his car into the ocean to extinguish the fire and he then lay in the water to relieve the pain from his burns. Teewah Beach, north of Noosa, …

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Authorities remain tight-lipped about quokka’s birthday cost to WA taxpayers

“The McGowan government is committed to ensuring our popular tourist destinations such asRottnest Island continue to be enjoyed by local people,” Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said during the event’s official announcement. “And this is an outstanding example of this commitment.” Since August, seven separate media requests have been lodged with Tourism …

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Broncos out to silence NRL critics

“It (NRL future) is in the back of the mind, that uncertainty, because I have to provide for my family,” he said. “But the thing that has got me through is handling my business on the field. “That will do the talking for me. The rest is up behind the …

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Donald Trump blamed energy-saving bulbs for making him look orange

It is true that bulbs have different light temperatures, but the effect that this has on someone’s complexion is not typically very significant, said Jocelyn Augustino, a Washington DC-based freelance photographer. “When you go into a family’s house, just because there are tungsten lights, I don’t think you look around …

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