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Why Google backtracked on its new search results look

In the two decades since Google introduced text ads above search results, the company has steadily made ads less conspicuous. But its latest look may have pushed things too far. Users complained that Google was trying to trick people into clicking on more paid results, while marketing executives said it …

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Maker comes up big for Detroit in NBA win

Australian Thon Maker played a big role late to seal Detroit’s NBA win over Denver while Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden were both within one assist of recording triple-doubles as they led Milwaukee and Houston to victories on Monday (AEDT). Maker (four points) came off the bench to provide two …

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Cafe worker’s reaction reveals blase attitude to terrorism

The reaction to such a dangerous situation neatly demonstrated an increasingly blasé attitude to terrorist attacks in Britain despite some seriously chilling statistics and emerging trends where violence is being carried out by convicted terrorists. This latest incident, in which Amman was shot dead after stabbing two people in the …

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Koalas starved, says farmer accused of Portland ‘massacre’

Department of Environment workers were still combing about 10 kilometres of rows of slash pile on the 60 hectare property on Tuesday morning, looking for more dead and injured koalas and the state’s Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio was talking tough, pledging to “throw every penalty” at those responsible. But the …

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Sarah Mary Chadwick is doing it for herself

Chadwick arrived in Melbourne in 2005, having grown up on a farm outside the town of Taumarunui, been expelled from high school in Hamilton, and become the vocalist for snarling alternative-rock quartet Batrider. She transitioned into a solo career, simultaneously spent years working in the “macho environments” of restaurant kitchens, …

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Diplomat MG, the ‘go-to person’

As well as developing good relations with the relevant Pakistan government departments, Michael, who was known by colleagues and counterparts as “MG”, became famous for his generous hospitality. He was always having people to stay, and his dinners and parties were exceptional. He also catered for many high commission events. …

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New Zealand opposition rules out deal with kingmaker Peters

The main centre-right opposition National Party leader Simon Bridges said late on Sunday that he could not trust Peters, and New Zealand voters should have a clear choice about what they are getting when they go to the ballot box. “A vote for NZ First is a vote for Labour …

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Nurse’s family sues state for failing to save their ‘beautiful girl’

The claim says Marlene’s family members have suffered significantly, including developing major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety after witnessing her death. The family say they are haunted by her anguished final months and their repeated, failed attempts to get help for the young woman as her mental health disintegrated. …

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Super Bowl 2020 Live: 49ers level scores

We’re all square at 10-all. The 49ers reverted to the run game which has worked so well all season and it paid dividends. They marched downfield before letting Jimmy Garoppolo throw the ball and he found Kyle Juszczyk for the touchdown. This fan fast asleep at the game is something …

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From the Archives, 1970: Arthur Ashe wins Australian Open

The insurance, collected for Monday’s washout, reduced the tournament losses to about $12,000 or $13,000. Ampol, sponsors of the tournament, will put up $10,000 toward the loss, so the N.S.W.L.T.A. will only lose $2,000 or $3,000. Made short work of Crealy… Ashe in action on January 27, 1970.Credit:Staff photographer $3,000 AN …

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