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‘State of shock’: Arrests made in Lebanon as recovery from blast begins

The warehouse – which has now been replaced by a 140-metre wide crater – appears to have had lax security and little ventilation despite Lebanon’s scorching climate and the potential to raid the material for bombs. The death toll from Tuesday evening’s explosion rose to 135 on Wednesday as emergency …

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Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook earlier launched a TikTok knockoff called Lasso in 2018, but closed that down in July. It also tried services similar to Snapchat called Slingshot and Poke before Instagram Stories caught on. But those were separate apps — it might have more success with a feature built into Instagram. In …

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New York City sets up quarantine checkpoints for interstate visitors

“This is serious stuff and it’s time for everyone to realise that if we’re going to hold at this level of health and safety in this city, we have to deal with the fact that the quarantine must be applied consistently to anyone who’s travelled,” de Blasio said. Once the …

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Clean energy agency set for ‘real evolution’ in post-COVID economy

Loading The $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund, which was announced last year by the Morrison government, comes as additional funding on top of the $10 billion allocated when the agency was established in 2012. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said CEFC’s impending work on hydrogen and grid reliability …

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Too many children leave primary school unable to read, campaigners warn

The organisations behind the campaign are Five from Five, which advocates a phonics-focused approach to teaching students to read; AUSPELD, the Australian federation of SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties) organisations; and Learning Difficulties Australia. Five from Five’s Jennifer Buckingham said Australia’s minimum standards were “extremely low” compared with those of other …

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Gawn needs to be protected from unfair targeting, says Goodwin

Loading “It happens every week. He is a target for most teams – he is an outstanding player, he is a great leader, but at some stage hopefully that will come to an end and we can get on with playing some great footy and protect some of our important …

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Lebanon blast alarms NSW residents living near ammonium nitrate stockpiles

But residents complained that inconsistent standards have meant one ammonium nitrate facility was moved away from homes in South Australia over safety concerns, while another remains within 500 metres of a nursing home in NSW. There are also serious questions over the practices of some companies involved in its transportation, …

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The grand final move that proved Aubusson’s worth to the Roosters

Robinson raises the prospect of Keary taking complete control of the team in attack, standing on the open side at almost every ruck. The second part of the plan is finding someone else to man the short sides, a decoy if you like. Someone willing to sacrifice his own game …

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Target and superquiz, Thursday, August 6

Today’s Target: 12 words, good; 18 words, very good; 25 words, excellent. Wednesday’s solution: alpine, apse, aspen, lapis, lapse, leap, lipase, lisp, lupin, nape, neap, pail, pain, pale, pane, pause, peal, penal, PENINSULA, pilau, pile, pine, pineal, plain, plan, plane, plea, plena, plus, puisne, pule, pulse, sepal, sepia, slap, slip, …

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Pandemic impacts ‘could push thousands more children into care’

But Berry Street chief executive Michael Perusco said he was “unfortunately very confident” the severe scenario – in which treatment is not available until 2022 and the economic recovery is slow – would play out. He said 4500 more children than usual would be placed in out-of-home care due to …

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