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US accuses two Chinese hackers of targeting COVID-19 research

The two defendants are not in custody, and federal officials conceded on Tuesday that they were not likely to step foot in an American courtroom. But the indictment carries important symbolic and deterrence value for the Justice Department, which decided that publicly calling out the behaviour was more worthwhile than …

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COVID-19 cases could be up to 13 times higher than reported in parts of US: study

“These data continue to show that the number of people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 far exceeds the number of reported cases,” said Dr Fiona Havers, the CDC researcher who led the study. About 40 per cent of infected people do not develop symptoms, but …

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Amber Heard denies fabricating injuries and affair claims in Johnny Depp libel trial

“Of course I had an injury,” she said. Laws also questioned Heard about text messages she sent Depp in the days after the alleged incident and about why she hadn’t filed a restraining order in its immediate aftermath. “I thought it could stay under wraps for a few days and …

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Washington H Soul Pattinson reaps $28m on Penrith pub sale

In constant dialogue with the state government, the industry and stakeholders sit on tenterhooks regarding the threat of potential additional future trade restrictions. Many pub operators and landlords have diversified their offerings during periods of closure such as selling take-away food from bottle shops and creating new home delivery food …

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Too early to call Virgin sale a success, says Moore

Deloitte has agreed to sell Virgin to Bain Capital for an as-yet undisclosed sum. A deed of company arrangement (DOCA) will be put to a vote of creditors, owed $6.8 billion, in August. Meanwhile, a group of Virgin’s bondholders are also pushing a rival proposal that could see them take …

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Demolishing the Cahill Expressway could be COVID’s gift to Sydney

The public benefits of a new Town Hall Square and the recently pedestrianised George Street could be extended to Park Street. This would not only convert this car clogged street into an east-west pedestrian boulevard, but it would also reunite Hyde Park – with its treasured pathways and green spaces …

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We’ve got to stop locking up kids as young as 10

We all know social media is not the place to go for nuance, but I can’t help but think if some of those people stopped and listened to the experience of someone like Dujuan, the young subject of the film In My Blood It Runs, they would understand that given …

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Frydenberg’s mini-budget needs to measure up to this test

But the case for the needs of women being front-of-mind in the government’s budgetary response to the recession rests on more than gender fairness. In recessions, governments use their budgets not just to help those who lose their jobs and to bolster the economy at a time when even those …

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Company did not ‘record or track’ all work on helicopter before fatal flight

He said the investigation also found Cloncurry Air Maintenance, which completed the work on the helicopter owned by the associated Cloncurry Mustering Company and others, had “not recorded and tracked all maintenance activities” during the almost four-month overhaul. The fatal flight was the first after the work was complete. “As …

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Two overseas vaccine trials point the way for UQ vaccine candidate

In both trials, the vaccines produced a promising immune response, but both groups of scientists stressed that more research would be needed before they had a finalised vaccine ready for widespread use. The announcements come as a number of vaccine candidates start to go into clinical trials in Australia, including …

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