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Trump’s top security aide contracts COVID-19 ahead of AUSMIN talks

The Trump administration has yet to answer questions from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald about when O’Brien was last in contact with Pompeo and Esper, or whether he was also meant to take part in AUSMIN with the Australian ministers. Earlier, however, the White House put out a …

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Johnny Depp was a violent misogynist and hopeless addict, court told

“There is no doubt that Mr Depp regularly and systematically abused his wife,” Wass said in her closing argument. “The characterisation that he is a wife beater is entirely truthful.” She said Depp was “a hopeless addict who repeatedly lost his self-control and all ability to restrain his anger”. “Permeating …

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Sussex Inlet residents told to evacuate as wild weather lashes NSW

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a minor to moderate flood warning for St Georges Basin at Sussex Inlet and Island Point Road on Monday night, saying moderate to heavy rainfall was forecast until Tuesday morning. “The St Georges Basin at Sussex Inlet is expected to peak at 1.10m around 2am …

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Tom Hawkins again facing match review scrutiny

But Scott concedes he is “a bit nervous” about the prospect of coming up against West Coast star Nic Naitanui without either of the Cats’ first-choice ruck options. Rhys Stanley and Darcy Fort are both sidelined and while Geelong were able to brush off Fremantle by 32 points in the …

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The end of the Bunker? NRL looks at alternatives as contract nears end

Annesley said the review has also looked at bringing the Bunker back to local venues or in a mobile van that would drive from venue to venue. The Bunker is currently in a centralised facility located at Australian Technology Park in Sydney. Loading “There is a whole range of different …

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Researchers take head and neck cancer by the throat

“Everybody has been trying to make immunotherapies that target those two antigens, but what we have found is that while those two are important, we were ignoring some of the other antigens,” Professor Khanna said. “We took immune cells out of our patients and effectively asked them what they could …

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Principals demand end to face-to-face classes as school closures grow

Loading The principal of Gisborne Secondary College, which is just outside Melbourne’s lockdown zone but has many students who attend from within it, had asked staff and students to wear masks days before the government adopted the same policy. The schools within the Parkville and Malmsbury youth justice centres were …

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‘First step’: Union strikes coronavirus deal with delivery giant DoorDash

DoorDash, the largest food delivery platform in the United States, launched in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane last year. It would not disclose how many workers were covered by the deal. “We are now discussing with them a potential charter … about the way we try and move standards in DoorDash …

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Energy retailers ordered to help struggling customers through COVID-19

Loading The energy regulator told retailers in March they must not disconnect any small business or residential customer who had contacted them about their payments, and that they could not refer anyone to debt collectors for unpaid bills. Those instructions were extended on Tuesday until the end of October. The …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, July 28

Today’s Target: 29 words, good; 44 words, very good; 59 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: aegis, aged, agent, agist, agisted, angst, dating, degas, deign, design, DESIGNATE, digest, ding, easing, eating, edge, edgiest, egad, eigne, gain, gained, gait, gaited, gast, gate, gated, geed, gees, gene, genet, genie, gent, giant, gist, gnat, ingest, …

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