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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board

A joint statement from Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch wished Mr Murdoch “the very best”. “We’re grateful to James for his many years of service to the company. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” the pair, who are co-chairman and chief executive officers, said. James Murdoch’s …

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Microsoft said to be in talks to buy TikTok as Trump weighs curtailing app

San Francisco: Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions, as President Donald Trump said he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban the app from the United States. It’s unclear how advanced the talks between Microsoft …

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Jane engaged in emotional eating for years, until she got to the bottom of why

Going through such trauma may have “primed” Jane to avoid facing her feelings. Her complicated relationship with her mother may then have added further fuel to the fire. “What I learnt was that I was essentially using food like a drug,” Jane says. Loading Instead of experiencing her feelings, she …

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How to tame your curtain fringe

Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence, $35. Credit:Jennifer Soo Next, I apply the mousse to my fringe, then I use the brush to push my fringe from side to side across my forehead to neutralise the root direction and create a soft curve so my fringe will drop open. I finish …

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Alan Parker, director of Midnight Express and Evita, dies at 76

He moved into television with critically acclaimed 1974 drama The Evacuees, which won an international Emmy Award. The next year he wrote and directed his first feature, Bugsy Malone, an unusual and exuberant musical pastiche of gangster films with a cast of children, including a young Jodie Foster. He followed …

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WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

Cases have been on the rise also in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel, among others. Last week, cases in Latin America for the first time surpassed the combined infections in the United States and Canada, a Reuters tally showed. Infections are surging in …

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‘Keep wearing the damn mask’: Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston had COVID-19

Actor Bryan Cranston has revealed that he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered, he is donating plasma to aid scientific research and is encouraging others to do so. In an Instagram post, the Breaking Bad star sought to boost the morale of those suffering from the illness. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston …

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Experts urge last-minute arrivals to isolate to prevent virus spread

Queensland University of Technology public health expert Gerard Fitzgerald said that cohort was a potential outbreak risk. “Of course you can’t just suddenly close the border — you have to give people reasonable notice — but it does create a risk because people have been exposed and they’ll come in …

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Photos of the week, July 30, 2020

6/42 The unemployment crisis has hit most sectors of Australia, but special research from the Productivity Commission shows that young people are being hit hardest. Rydalmere resident Sinead Simpkins, 26, applies for between 10 and 30 jobs per week. Despite holding three university degrees, she was “ghosted”, or ignored, by …

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A brother’s confession: Peter McEvoy and the Walsh Street murders

When police are killed it is usually by an offender desperate to escape arrest. This was entirely different. A stolen car was left in the middle of the street to lure police to the ambush. It was cold-blooded and loosely planned for months, although the final decision to act was …

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