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Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

Inside the Hong Kong event too controversial for Chinese state TV

Strict security checks and a ban on gas masks and umbrellas inside the dark hall could not stop the sound of protesters chanting on the road outside drifting in. Loading For all the contrivance of the dialogue, staged at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium and televised live, the message on the …

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Flexibility, maturity gave Pickett the green light for grand final debut

“I think ultimately that’s where Marlion separates himself from maybe Jack Ross or Kamdyn McIntosh if you’re just discussing those three,” Richmond assistant and VFL coach Craig McRae told SEN on Friday when asked if flexibility helped Pickett’s cause. “He can play half-back, he did that in the VFL and …

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Thick smoke billows over homes as major fire burns at Dandenong factory

A massive blaze at a factory in Dandenong has been brought under control, but thick smoke remains billowing over nearby homes. More than 14 fire trucks and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene when the blaze broke out on Hilton Street just before 6am. The blaze is still out …

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J.Lo, Shakira to perform as NFL tries to reboot Super Bowl half-time show

The NFL had trouble attracting well-known artists to perform at the Super Bowl last year because numerous musical acts, including Jay-Z, said they would decline as a show of support for Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who has been unable to find a new team since he became a …

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Boris Johnson’s sister joins critics of his ‘tasteless’ language

Bercow urged lawmakers to “treat each other as opponents, not as enemies.” Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, and sister, Rachel, at the Conservative Party conference last year.Credit:Alamy In a bombastic performance Wednesday night, Johnson used terms such as “betray,” “sabotage” and “surrender” to describe the manuevering of lawmakers who are getting …

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Facebook joins Instagram and says goodbye to ‘like’ counts

“We’ve had really positive feedback from a lot of the anti-bullying groups and mental health organisations that we work with,” Ms Garlick told AAP on response to the change. Loading “It really is just taking that number out of the equation, so that people can focus on the quality of …

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Slap on the wrist: Barcelona fined measly 300 euros over Griezmann

Madrid: Barcelona have been fined only 300 euros ($485) by the Spanish soccer federation after being found to have broken rules during the pursuit of former Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. The Spanish champions paid Griezmann’s €120 million ($194 million) release clause in July but were found to have negotiated …

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Airlines’ shrinking leg room to be investigated for safety risks

Loading Current rules say airlines must be able to evacuate passengers within 90 seconds and do not set requirements on seat size. Congress passed a law in October 2018 directing the FAA to set minimum seat standards for pitch, width and length for passenger safety within one year. Elwell said …

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Police to reveal details of Lucas Fowler case in Canada

Los Angeles: The mystery of why two teenage friends went on a bloodthirsty, random killing spree in northern Canada that claimed the lives of Australian tourist Lucas Fowler, his US girlfriend and a university lecturer may soon be revealed. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will hold a briefing on Friday …

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