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Air India Express COVID-19 repatriation plane crashes in Kerala

Friday’s crash is the worst passenger aircraft accident in the country since 2010, when an Air India Express flight, also from Dubai, overshot the runway and slid down a hill while landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, killing 158 people. Both Mangalore and Calicut have table-top runways that …

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Perrottet’s icare staffer joined US trade trip

Mr Perrottet’s office could not provide evidence of any prior position Mr Yap had held at icare before the agency began paying his salary as a staffer to the Treasurer in August 2017. In a statement on Friday, Mr Perrottet conceded his office did not have the proper paperwork for …

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Ireland imposes new restrictions in three counties as infections surge

Some 92 cases were reported on Friday – the highest number of new daily infections since May 22. The government this week delayed the fourth and final stage of its exit plan for a second time. Many European countries have reimposed some restrictions or triggered local lockdowns to try to …

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ICC announces rejigged World Cup calendar after COVID-19 wreaks havoc

Loading The men’s 50-over World Cup will remain set for India in 2023. At its board meeting last month, the ICC deferred the tournament in Australia, given the logistical challenges involved in staging a 16-team tournament amid travel and other restrictions. The Indian cricket board, according to media reports, was …

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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Washington: The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory’s current and former police chiefs and eight other officials for their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory. The sanctions were imposed under an executive order US President Donald Trump signed last …

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What you need to know about Queensland’s three-state border lockout

Traffic delays at the Gold Coast border checkpoint on Friday afternoon exceeded an hour. Police were also kept busy ensuring nobody who visited an already-declared COVID-19 hotspot in greater Sydney or Victoria, slipped through the net. Between 4pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Thursday, 54 interstate arrivals were ordered into …

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Deadly mistakes in aged care outbreak

Molony works in aged care. Until recently, she worked as a clinical first responder for Aspen Medical, an international agency contracted by the federal government to help nursing homes deal with COVID-19 outbreaks. In April she was sent into Newmarch House, the western Sydney nursing home where 19 residents died …

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Mystery COVID cases causing anxiety for NSW Health

The most serious exposure risk was at Jambo Jambo African Restaurant in Glebe between 7pm and 8.30pm on July 31 where all present are considered to be close contacts of one of the men, and told to get tested even if they have no symptoms. The willingness of all contacts …

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‘It would be unthinkable’: Crown Resorts’ credibility in the crosshairs

The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority launched the inquiry in the wake of a damaging expose published a year ago by The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and 60 Minutes. Crown and its board responded furiously to the reports, publishing a full-page ad in rival newspapers calling it a “deceitful …

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The 40-year murder mystery

Catherine was named after her mother Vicki’s good friend, Catherine Headland – one of the victims. Her father, Garry, knew Catherine, and his great-aunt, Bertha Miller, was also killed. He was interviewed as a suspect. Catherine Headland and Bertha Miller never met, yet in death they remain connected. While there …

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