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Syria’s Kurds stand to lose their freedom from surprise US pullout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened for months to launch the military operation across the border. He views the Syria Kurdish forces as terrorists and a threat to his country as Ankara has struggled with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey. US military vehicles travel down a main road in …

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Peter Dupas won’t face murder trial for 1997 death of Kathleen Downes

Dupas was last year charged with murder over Ms Downes’ death. He appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, via video link from prison, as prosecutor Matt Fisher told the court the latest case against Dupas was to be discontinued. Kathleen Downes, who was killed at her nursing home in …

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ANZ’s bill for customer refunds tops $1.1b after fresh provisions charge

Loading ANZ, like all other major banks in Australia, was accused of charging its advice, super and retail customers fees for services the bank knew it could not receive. Like its peers, ANZ has also been reviewing the files of advice clients to determine whether the advice they received was …

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Screen addiction is a you problem, says architect of habit-forming tech

But that was 2014. That was when making a slot-machine-like app was a good and exciting thing. When “seductive interaction design” and “design for behaviour change” were aspirational phrases. Now in the latter days of 2019, Eyal has a new bestseller. This one is called Indistractable: How to Control Your …

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ANZ reveals $682m full year remediation hit

Gaming reporter Patrick Hatch has a piece on ‘Jackpot fatigue’ this morning, with market analysts are now considering whether large, attention-grabbing jackpots actually result in people buying fewer lottery tickets in the long run. Jumbo Interactive’s share price is down 3.6 per cent so far to $25.97, which is still …

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‘Much of the media is white and we’re not all white’: ABC chair Ita Buttrose says media needs greater ethnic diversity

“Let’s look at diversity. Do we have enough Asian representation? Should we have some Asians on the board? Do we have enough Middle Eastern representation? Should we have Middle Eastern representation on the board? Many Australians are not represented well enough and it’s about time we change that.” Anyone in …

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The excruciating and needless wait for the Tim Kelly trade

And it is delaying any meaningful reboot of Fremantle under new coach Justin Longmuir, who was appointed last week and will be at Marvel Stadium with football operations boss Peter Bell representing the Dockers. Fremantle stand in the background respectfully with the catcher’s mitts on to grab Kelly should he …

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LIVE: AFL trade period, day two

Essendon livewire Orazio Fantasia has chosen TLA’s South Australian-based Michael Doughty to manage him just weeks after Fantasia split with his former manager Anthony McConville. This is the first step Fantasia needed to take if he is to request a move to Port Adelaide during this trade period. Catch up …

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Melbourne Cup 2017 trophy stolen from cafe in Melbourne’s north-west

“Melton Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in the area,” a police spokesman said. The cup was won in 2017 by Rekindling, and the jockey was Corey Brown. The horse was part-owned by …

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Rizmo is part Furby, part Tamagotchi, and may be a cult leader

Having it repeat things you say was the best and least irritating mode. Getting Rizmo to repeat a selection of General Zod quotes was infinitely satisfying and deeply creepy. After its first evolution, Rizmo sticks its tail out.Credit:Alice Clarke Just because you haven’t chosen a mode doesn’t mean it’s not …

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