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LIVE: Cyclone Damien closes in on WA coast with Pilbara on red alert

Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien is causing gales over the central Pilbara coast. Very Destructive winds, very heavy rainfall and storm surge are expected as Damien crosses the coast near Dampier this afternoon. Warnings are in place for Port Hedland to Onslow, including Karratha, Dampier, Pannawonica and Barrow Island, but not …

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Gunman on run after man shot in Sunbury a day after ‘gun culture’ warning

The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition. He was expected to have surgery on Saturday. Investigators said the 4WD’s registration plates were covered, and it may have been in the area for an extended period of time before …

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Woman driving a minivan dies in three-vehicle crash in Redland Bay

A 36-year-old woman driving a minivan has died after a three-vehicle crash at Redland Bay. A utility was travelling along Serpentine Creek Road about 11pm on Friday when it struck the rear of a sedan, police said. A woman died at the scene of a crash in Redland Bay on …

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Prince Harry in therapy over Diana’s death

“He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional. Loading “Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior …

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Two coal-fired and hydroelectric power projects being explored for Qld

The federal government says it will spend up to $6 million on two new Queensland electricity generation projects – including a coal-fired power plant – as part of a bid to lower power prices. About $2 million has been set aside for a pre-feasibility study on a 1.5 gigawatt hydroelectric …

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Payback: Trump ousts White House staffer, ambassador who testified against him in impeachment

“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House. LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” Pressman said, using shorthand for Vindman military rank. Sondland, a …

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It’s T-shirt weather in Antarctica as temperature records break

“In the last month, we’ve seen penguin colonies sharply declining under the impacts of climate change in this supposedly pristine environment.” Antarctica is among the fastest-warming regions in the planet, with the Antarctic Peninsula, where the Argentine bases are located, warming particularly quickly, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). …

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Death of coronavirus doctor sparks rare public outpouring of sorrow, anger in China

A selfie of him lying on a hospital bed earlier this week wearing an oxygen respirator and holding up his Chinese identification card was being shared widely. Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who first raised the alarm over coronavirus, has died. Li said on Weibo on February 1 that he had …

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‘Having to ask for somewhere to live, it’s difficult indeed’: Single, female, homeless. Australia’s shameful crisis

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size She used to be on first-name terms with TV hosts Michael Parkinson and Mike Walsh, and with the superstars – Dusty, Elton, Billy, Twiggy and Ringo – who thought nothing of jetting halfway round the globe to be interviewed by them in …

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How Kmart became the ‘cool mum’ of Australia’s discount retailers

In the past five years, hundreds of similar Facebook groups and Instagram pages have sprung up across the internet, many with membership numbers that would rival some large country towns. Some focus on the hacks, some review products, and others share design inspiration. But all have the same caveat: thou …

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