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‘We are heartbroken’: Two-year-old boy named as Australian victim of Beirut explosion

“We request that the media respects our privacy at this difficult time.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced just hours after the deadly explosion that an Australian had been killed, however their identify was not known until Isaac’s family released the statement on Saturday. He is one of 158 people known …

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Victorian kids share their stories of school life in lockdown 2.0

Max Creighton, 8, and his dog Ruby.Credit:Justin McManus My dog Ruby makes me laugh Will there ever be a vaccine? I miss my friends. I feel lonely. Being in this situation makes me think more about the pets and how they are. It is a bit of a double-edged sword …

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Dachshund’s incredible journey home thwarted on last leg

Pip, the sea dog who had an incredible journey to get almost home. Her eight year old son Max added: “We’ve waited so long. Pip’s going to be so sad.” Mrs Eilbeck, Guy and sons Cam, 13, and Max, 8, sold their Frenchs Forest home in 2016, flew to Greece …

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Once on life support, Never Trump Republicans enjoy a resurgence

The group’s co-founders include Steve Schmidt, who ran Republican nominee John McCain’s 2008 campaign, and conservative lawyer George Conway, the husband of top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway. Having spent most of their adult lives working to get Republicans elected, they are now producing some of the toughest anti-Trump ads on …

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Like father, like son: Swans ask questions we all want answered

Both Swans are a credit to journalism. NARKY NOTES Loading Well, I never. No sooner had my piece been published in this space last Sunday on the NSW government trying to push through the proposed tower above Star City – going many times above existing local planning laws – than …

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Pressure builds on Australia despite delay to international climate talks

Loading Glasgow is set to be particularly controversial. Under the Paris Agreement, countries are required to revise their emissions plans every five years, which are expected to grow increasingly ambitious in line with the scientific advice on the volume of reductions required to keep global warming to under 2 degrees …

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Suaalii runs water for King’s as two worlds await decision

“Joseph and his family are considering our offer, and we respect Joseph and his family’s request for some time to make the best decision for Joseph,” Rabbitohs chief executive Blake Solly said. Loading An answer could be forthcoming this week, but Souths are in no hurry knowing they already have …

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SBW will prove critics wrong again, says Eddie Jones

‘‘First of all, you need to remember the physical make-up of Sonny,’’ Jones said. ‘‘There are not too many 35-year-olds with his body. You then need to think about the way he has been playing for much of his career. The unstructured way the All Blacks attack will really help …

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Crossing the line: Why people breach borders and break the rules

Since then there has also been a security contractor who claimed to have a consular exemption so he could avoid hotel quarantine and isolate at his Toowoomba home, and three men who drove from Melbourne to Brisbane, allegedly lying about where they had been when entering Queensland. Even Premier Annastacia …

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