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The tip, the raid, the reveal: The final moments of al-Baghdadi

A celebration and secret two-day scramble Events developed quickly once the White House learnt on Thursday there was “a high probability” that al-Baghdadi would be at a compound in Idlib province. By Friday, Trump had military options on his desk. The reported residence of the late IS leader, Abu Bakr …

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ASIC imposes extra licence conditions on IOOF

ASIC’s decision comes after the banking royal commission identified possible conflicts of interests in IOOF’s business structure, along with allegations of misconduct. ASIC Commissioner Danielle Press said the regulator would impose extra licence conditions wherever it saw possible “governance weakness” or a potential conflict of interest. “ASIC is serious about …

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Sims Metals warns of 90pc drop in earnings

Blackmores shares are among the worst performers on the benchmark index midway through the session, falling over 2 per cent after confirming it has settled on the acquisition of Catalent Australia’s manufacturing facility in Victoria. Blackmores said the final acquisition cost include both a completion payment of $33 million – …

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Google algorithm hogs internet traffic, researchers say

For example, if several people are using a Wi-Fi network at an airport or coffee shop to stream videos, the algorithms will restrict the internet capacity available to each user, and reduce video quality. Loading But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and software company Nefell Networks found that Google’s algorithm, …

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City commuters warned as protesters plan to swarm major mining conference

Loading The Blockade IMARC Alliance action is expected to ramp up its “mass peaceful blockade” on Tuesday. Emma Black, a spokeswoman for the alliance, said Monday’s action was a “warm up”. All protesters have been told to descend on the convention centre at 6am on Tuesday for “the crucial moment …

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Melbourne Cup Carnival ticket sales to go to horse welfare

“Whilst the industry has achieved many great outcomes over recent years and has a clear pathway for the future, it is clear we need to step up and do more.” The plan also calls for humane ‘on farm’ euthanasia, administered by registered vets, when that is considered the best outcome. …

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‘National shame’: Children with disability bullied, excluded at school

“Every student with disability has the right to be included in their local classroom,” she said, adding that with right support and funding, “there is no child who is too complex to be included”. Felix was in year 1 when his mother, Chloe Letica, reluctantly pulled him out of his …

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There’s a surefire way for Labor to lose the next election

No doubt the debaters would disagree. They’d say they hold their positions passionately. And sure, Mark Butler and Joel Fitzgibbon had a good dust-up on climate, and the devotion of many MPs to stamping out the franking credits boondoggle can’t be doubted. The problem is the two levels at which …

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Australians worry about the environment, but are wary of electric cars: report

The study, undertaken by Nielsen and released on Monday, has identified three major barriers in consumer attitudes towards electric cars were preventing large-scale uptake in Australia: public awareness, perceived value and vehicle range. Loading About 47 per cent of the 1000 people surveyed believed electric vehicles could only travel between …

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Scott Morrison to unveil plan to slash power costs

“This is about putting downward pressure on wholesale prices to make sure businesses and households have access to reliable and affordable power,” Mr Morrison said. It comes as AGL prepares to close its Liddell coal-fired power plant in 2023. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the upgrade would “ease cost of …

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