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Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers strong immune response, trial shows

Trials on more than 1077 healthy adults aged 18 to 55 were conducted in British hospitals between April and May. The trial concluded that the vaccine provoked a strong antibody and T cell response, and minor side-effects like headaches, fatigue and chills were able to be treated with paracetamol. Loading …

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Sonny Bill Williams’ Toronto Wolfpack withdraws from Super League restart

Toronto: The Canadian rugby league team of New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams has withdrawn from the Super League mid-way through its first season in Europe’s top-tier competition, citing “overwhelming financial challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto Wolfpack said on Monday the decision was taken because of a “range …

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T20 World Cup in Australia postponed due to COVID-19

This year’s Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to begin in Australia in October, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced. “At today’s meeting … windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring clarity to the …

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Amber Heard tells court she feared Johnny Depp would kill her

Depp’s lawyer Eleanor Laws played a recording of an argument between the pair in which Depp accuses Heard of throwing pots and other items at him the night before. Heard said she had hit — but not punched — Depp and that she had only thrown things “to escape him”. …

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Australia to fly to England on chartered plane for rearranged limited-overs tour

But it is thought that the Australian party, unlike the West Indies and Pakistan, will not have to quarantine for two weeks before the series as the UK government does not impose such a restriction on Australians. Loading The tourists have already named an extended 26-man preliminary squad for the …

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Thousands of ‘clean jobs’ could tackle COVID unemployment slump

“Crises can be an opportunity – if there is an enormous amount of taxpayer money being spent, how can we spend that money to get a second dividend for the taxpayer and solve some of our biggest long-term challenges like climate change?” Dr Charlton said. Loading The modelling finds 15,000 …

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Summer ‘mega-fires’ push more native animals towards extinction

The first national assessment of the damage wrought by the unprecedented summer bushfires on native animals finds there is likely to be a dramatic increase in the number of species facing extinction. A comprehensive study of the effects of fires between July last year and February this year found 21 …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, July 21

Today’s Target: 13 words, good; 19 words, very good; 26 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: aeon, aloe, alone, cameo, canoe, CHAMELEON, clone, coal, cola, cole, coma, come, cone, echelon, echo, halo, hole, holm, home, hone, lemon, loam, loan, loch, loma, lone, macho, manhole, melon, moan, mocha, mole, nacho, nome, ocean, omen, …

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Green’s Cowboys exit adds fresh intrigue to coach carousel

“After seven years as head coach, it is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement,” Green said. “The board felt that the club was at a juncture where they needed to move in a different direction and I can only respect their views. “Whilst this is obviously disappointing …

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Netballers give up part-time work, study to keep season alive

Players say they are now having to scramble to reschedule their university degrees and inform employers of the 11th-hour move. The majority of elite netballers either study or work part-time, with many players on the minimum wage of $33,000. Giants defender Matilda McDonell is studying law and psychology at UNSW. …

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