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The man behind TikTok is caught in the US-China crossfire

Now, running TikTok, the first Chinese app to seriously conquer the west, is a curse as well as a blessing. It has forced Zhang to flatter two mutually hostile governments and to try to hold together an empire that spans two worlds. Loading “Any Chinese entrepreneur with a growing product …

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Florida records more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day

Loading Health officials have pleaded with the public to wear masks to limit the spread of the virus, but the issue has become politically divisive in the United States. Seven months into the pandemic, President Donald Trump wore a mask for the first time in public when he visited a …

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Hamilton moves closer to Schumacher with win in the Styrian Grand Prix

Bottas won last weekend’s Austrian GP on the same Red Bull Ring track at the foot of the Styrian mountains, hence the name change. Like last Sunday, drivers again wore black T-shirts with “End Racism” and most took the knee a few moments before the national anthem. Red Bull driver …

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Israel learning a lesson in hubris as COVID cases soar

The public begs to differ. Back in May, almost three quarters of Israelis approved of Netanyahu’s handling of coronavirus. Today, less than half do. Fully 62 per cent say that he is doing a bad job of dealing with the economic disaster that is unfolding. Unemployment has soared to 20 …

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Lonely and powerless: Why most Australians fear aged care

They confirmed Australia’s aged care system needed major reform to align with community expectations, said commissioners Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO. “Australians want the government and community to assist older people to live well in theirown homes for as long as possible,” they said. Younger people, aged 18 …

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History doesn’t travel in a straight line: Why Michael Holding had to deliver his four-minute BLM masterpiece

Michael Holding’s passion emerged as much in weariness as anger. If history travelled in a straight line, Holding’s West Indian cricket team would have resolved this issue a generation ago. For nearly 20 years the West Indies were undefeated around the world. In Australia, millions fell in love with the …

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Cricket’s stirring stand for Black Lives Matter is only the beginning

But what happened during a rain delay had an even bigger impact on me and, I am certain, on anyone else watching the Sky Sports coverage. Michael Holding and Ebony Rainsford-Brent bravely and rawly shared their experiences of racism growing up and within cricket. West Indies’ captain Jasion Holder, centre, …

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Domestic violence on the rise during pandemic

One in three women who experienced domestic violence or coercive control said that, on at least one occasion, they wanted to seek advice or support but could not because of safetyreasons. AIC deputy director Rick Brown said the new survey’s results were alarming. “The women we surveyed have experienced very …

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Better, faster, stronger: TPG brings benefits to Vodafone users on day one

Vodafone customers can expect an increase in their mobile network speeds as the $15 billion merger with TPG Telecom completes and forms Australia’s third major telco player. The two providers, which first announced plans to merge in August 2018, will operate as a single entity for the first time today, …

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