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Jacqui Lambie condemns Trump for abandoning ‘mates’ in Syria

Crossbench senator and army veteran Jacqui Lambie has condemned United States President Donald Trump for withdrawing troops from Syria ahead of Turkey’s invasion of the country’s north-east, and has urged the Morrison government to denounce America’s move in stronger terms. The key independent senator also signalled fresh conflict in Kurdish-dominated …

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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Nine of the 12 Catalan politicians and activists were found guilty of sedition and given prison sentences of nine to 13 years. Four of them were additionally convicted of misuse of public funds. The other three were fined for disobedience. The court barred all of them from holding public office. …

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Australians would have faster, cheaper internet had NBN not been built: Telstra chairman

Mr Mullen said the government could then have decided how much in subsidy they could provide to the industry to extend this coverage to regional and rural areas where the private sector economics didn’t stack up. “This would have been at a fraction of the cost of today’s NBN,” he …

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Prolific British paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

One of Britain’s most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday, with media saying he had been stabbed to death. Convicted sex offender and paedophile Richard Huckle. Huckle, 33, who …

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‘Terrible accident’: Toddler killed when car rolled backwards at Epping childcare centre

“We heard … it was like a car rolling … and then we heard screaming,” Carrie Hartley, who lives next door to the centre, told Nine News on Tuesday morning. “We’ve jumped up on the back of the fence … but we couldn’t see anything because there just were people …

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Qantas up 3pc, CSL gains push market higher

The banking regulator plans to require banks to hold more equity against large subsidiary businesses, a move influenced by regulatory action in New Zealand. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) on Tuesday launched a review of capital treatment of banks’ subsidiaries, which was influenced by the Reserve Bank of New …

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As it happened: AFL trade period, day seven

Thanks for joining our live coverage today. There was plenty of trade action (finally) but there are still some big names who haven’t made it to the clubs they’ve nominated. Make sure you keep an eye on theage.com.au/afl to get all the news and analysis before the final day of …

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LIVE: AFL trade period, day seven

Negotiations over Brad Hill, Paddy Ryder and Dougal Howard joining St Kilda have reached a delicate stage as the Dockers, the Saints and Port Adelaide continue to thrash out a deal to satisfy all three clubs. At this stage Port Adelaide’s pick 10, Ryder and Howard could head the Saints’ …

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ASX poised to open lower as US stocks pause on unsettled trade deal

The Australian sharemarket is expected to open lower on Tuesday after Wall Street dipped, as a rally sparked by optimism about US-Chinese trade prospects appeared to run out of steam. The SPI200 futures contract was down 32 points, or 0.48 per cent, at 6,591.0 at 7am AEDT, suggesting a fall …

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Apple criticised for sending browsing data to WeChat owner Tencent

Apple has come under fire for sending web browsing data, including IP addresses, to China’s Tencent Holdings in the latest criticism of how the iPhone-maker operates in the world’s most populous nation. For about two years, Apple has been sending data to Tencent as part of an iPhone and iPad …

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