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Apple releases budget iPhone SE as coronavirus stalls economy

With the introduction of the new cheaper iPhone, which will be available on April 24, Apple has dropped the ageing iPhone 8 from its lineup. Those looking to buy a new iPhone will now choose between the $749 iPhone SE, $1049 iPhone XR, $1199 iPhone 11 or $1749 iPhone 11 …

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‘Buying time for the Reef’: $300m earmarked for novel coral research

Loading The report noted the Great Barrier Reef was “now under imminent threat” from warming oceans, but successful interventions “will buy time for Reef survival”. Combined with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ” a window of opportunity still exists” to save the reef but only “20 to 30 years …

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Minimum nine-round season needed for AFL contract triggers

It means that if, for example, the season only lasts six rounds, players who have trigger clauses won’t have them fulfilled even if they play all six games. Loading An exception has been made for first- and second-year players and rookies, whose trigger entitlements – enshrined in the collective bargaining …

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Massive waves slam Wellington’s coast

Shortly after 12pm, police confirmed five Owhiro Bay homes were being evacuated. Some sections of footpath were entirely ripped off the ground, and the footbridge over a stream was wiped out. Huge waves at high tide have caused damage and left large debris on the Esplanade between Island and Owhiro …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Donald Trump to halt US WHO payments as global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.9 million, Australian death toll stands at 63

A surfer at Manly Beach.Credit:Nick Moir A practically deserted Opera House forecourt on Wednesday.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer Cronulla Beach is closed due to the coronavirus lockdown. Credit:Rhett Wyman A group of Coalition backbenchers has called for a review of Australia’s funding to the World Health Organisation following Donald Trump’s decision to halt …

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What’s on TV: Thursday, April 23

Grey’s Anatomy 7Flix, 8.30pm This hospital series from producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder) has proved a stayer. Now into its 16th season, the medical drama has stuck to its original recipe of combining the romantic entanglements of the staff with the challenges arising from their …

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NRL’s $250m won’t be open slather for struggling clubs: V’landys

Where the money comes from may still be up in the air, but V’landys moved quickly to allay fears in club land that some clubs may be given more relief money than others. ARLC chairman Peter V’landys.Credit:Getty The Herald spoke to some clubs in better financial positions that questioned why …

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Minor earthquake rattles north Queensland coast

A minor earthquake centred off the north Queensland coast has rattled the region but poses no tsunami threat, the weather bureau assures. The 4.8-magnitude quake was recorded by Geoscience Australia off the coast of Bowen about 5.10pm on Wednesday, at a depth of five kilometres. The epicentre of the 4.8 …

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‘Gift from the past’: Century-old chalkboard mural unearthed at school

“We thought ‘This looks amazing’ … this was a gift from the past.” The murals – which are faded in some sections but still clearly visible – include depictions of the Australian coat of arms and the British empire, drawings of a young blonde girl holding yellow lilies and, various …

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