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‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’: Trump weighs in on Minneapolis protests

“This is among the state patrol unit that was advancing up the street, seeing and scattering the protesters at that point for people to clear the area. And so we walked away,” Jimenez said before being told he was under arrest and handcuffed by two officers. “Why am I under …

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Trade war posturing a worry for outgoing Costa boss Harry Debney

Costa Group is more than an exporter to China, with extensive berry operations in the world’s most populous nation, producing blueberries, raspberries and blackberries for the Chinese market. “I have got to say on the ground in China we’re very strongly engaged with the local government and the regional government …

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Death toll mounts as Bolsonaro’s favourite drug divides nation

“Some people are just so casual. They don’t wear their masks properly. They think that because they’ve been in hospitals all their lives, they are not going to catch it,” she says. Daniela is not casual. She bought herself a beekeeper’s suit at the beginning of the crisis as the …

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Seven, Foxtel withhold AFL payment but new contract nears

Seven, Foxtel and the AFL did not wish to comment. Loading The withholding of the latest payment suggests the AFL is going to take at least a 25 per cent hit in the coronavirus-impacted season, highlighted by clubs recently taking a 37 per cent cut in football-department spend compared to …

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Galaxy Z Flip comes with an unexpectedly low-tech vibe

Outside of work hours I was surprised to find I kept it closed most of the time, thanks to a genius little display on the outside cover that lets you access some features of the phone without exposing you to all the distracting notifications and infinitely scrolling feeds. There’s definitely …

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Superheroes of the deep: humpbacks bounce back from near extinction to help fight climate change

Finally, some good environment news: the humpback whale population is recovering from near extinction with 40,000 expected off the Australian east coast this breeding season, while helping the world fight climate change. The East Australian Humpback is set to reach a population of 40,000 this breeding season. Credit:Whale Watching Sydney …

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Why there are doubts over an 18-team AFL competition

Gold Coast chairman Tony Cochrane did not disguise his contempt for the Gordon view on Nine this week. Drawing on his rich history as a marketing man, Cochrane pointed out that the ninth AFL game of every home-and-away round was worth an additional $50 million to the broadcast rights agreement. …

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UK could extend rights of Hong Kong’s BNO passport holders

China’s National People’s Congress has approved a national security law that would punish acts seen as endangering Chinese national security in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed under the “one-country, two-systems” agreement signed by then Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Raab said he was …

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America at boiling point: how one death rocked a nation numbed by 100,000

Sociologists have long tracked a relationship between high temperatures and riots, and so it is now in the unofficial first week of summer. Temperatures are rising and tempers are fraying. Minneapolis is on fire. Turn on any television set in America and you’ll see images of cars ablaze, of giant …

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Canadian funds giant Brookfield makes 11th hour bid for Virgin Australia

Administrator Deloitte will now have to decide whether to accept Brookfield’s bid as a separate offer to put to creditors, or whether it can reopen the formal sale process in which there are four other bidders. Sources close to Brookfield said the fund is confident Deloitte will take its proposal …

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