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Melbourne weather LIVE: Severe rain warning issued for most of the state

It’s started raining in Melbourne,  and it looks like some more of that red dust has been hitching a ride in the water droplets.  This is the part of the blog where I ask for your rainy weather pics – please send them through to me at craig.butt@theage.com.au  Fire authorities …

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US Senate votes against Trump trial witnesses

That made Trump only the third president in US history to be impeached. Loading He denies wrongdoing and has accused Democrats of an “attempted coup”. The Senate is almost certain to acquit Trump of the impeachment charges, as a two-thirds Senate majority is required to remove Trump and none of …

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‘Brexit supporters aren’t evil’: Huge crowd ushers in new era but the moment felt off

Master practitioners of pomp and ceremony, Brits knows how to mark a national moment. However the electricity on Friday seemed somehow out of kilter with the magnitude of the milestone and the three-and-a-half high voltage years that preceded it. A self-proclaimed festival of democracy in central London was a massive gathering …

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McGregor’s likely next opponent says he won’t wait forever

It’s clear there’s bad blood between the two – just the other day they nearly fought at a pre-Super Bowl media day in Masvidal’s home town of Miami. But a big-money match-up against McGregor would be too hard to pass up. “Usman doesn’t want this. He’s a b–ch – he …

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Murder in Lower Templestowe: son finds father’s body after weapon attack

“The call [to police] was made by the victim’s son who arrived and found his father deceased inside the premises,” he said. “I’m not in a position to detail the nature of the injuries suffice to say they are significant and he died a violent death.” Detective Solomon said the …

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Man stabbed in inner west home invasion

A man has been stabbed to the face and arm during a home invasion in Sydney’s inner west overnight. Police are seeking three men aged in their 20s of caucasian appearance after the stabbing incident, which took place in the man’s home on New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill. Police are …

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Where’s your head at, Rottnest? Basement Jaxx to headline new island festival

They have headlined major festivals including Coachella with a full live act, but at Rottnest the two will take to the stage for a DJ set, sharing the stage with house legend Roger Sanchez. Sanchez, also a Grammy Award-winning producer, has form DJing on idyllic islands. He’s held down a …

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Why prize fighter Kenin won’t go down without a scrap in women’s final

The latest example: her semi-final upset on Thursday of Ashleigh Barty, Australia’s world No.1. Kenin saved two set points in both sets and won, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Loading “She just doesn’t back off,” said Tracy Austin, a former world No. 1. “She has incredible focus, and she’s got incredible hunger. …

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US bars entry to foreigners who have travelled to China, declares health emergency

“The risk of infection for Americans remains low and with these and our previous actions we are working to keep the risk low,” Azar said. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explains the ban.Credit:AP Americans returning from Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, will be required to undergo 14 …

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Freed from the EU, which direction shall Britain turn for trade?

It lies behind the pseudo-science saga of Europe’s ban on genetically modified crops. The consequence of refusing to tweak genes for better yields is EU farming relies more on chemicals, just as Europe’s horror of fracking and nuclear power causes it to burn more coal. The principle was frozen into …

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