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Coronavirus updates LIVE: 17 die, 394 infected on Victoria’s deadliest day; NSW schools close after positive cases; Australian death toll stands at 295

Some regional Victorians may be nervous about this development: a secondary college in Victoria’s north has closed after a positive case of COVID-19. The Wanganui Campus at Great Shepparton Secondary College closed on Sunday, after DHHS confirmed a positive case linked to the school. Executive principal Genevieve Simson wrote in …

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PGA Championship final round LIVE: Day shares lead with three to play

Scottie Scheffler also misses a chance, as does Collin Morikawa though the latter’s was always going to be a tougher ask. Are the nerves beginning to set in? Jason Day has putted brilliantly today but his chance to take the outright lead with a birdie on 15 never looked likely. …

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Aurizon beats expectations, unveils $300 million buyback

Rail freight operator Aurizon has beaten market expectations to deliver a full-year underlying profit of $531 million and will reward shareholders with a higher dividend and $300 million share buyback. The group, which mainly transports commodities produced by the mining industry, lifted its underlying profit by 12 per cent, citing …

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ASX set to start week higher, Aussie dollar eases back

Pharmacy wholesaler Sigma Healthcare has hammered its net debt below the $100 million mark by selling two of its distribution centres to property group LOGOS. The $700 million operator, which runs community pharmacy brands including Amcal+ and Guardian, told investors on Monday morning it had secured the sale of its …

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Belarus president claims big election victory as protests erupt

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen, reporting from Minsk, said the capital was “a city filled with anger and frustration” and described “hectic scenes” that “Minsk hasn’t witnessed before”. “They’re very defiant but also very scared because riot police are out in force. They are detaining people right in front of us …

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Police believe shoulder charge incident sparked rugby league stabbing

“From what I understand it would appear part of the game was getting a bit heated,” he said. The man was arrested at Penrith Police Station around 8pm on Sunday. He has been charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the company of others and was refused …

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Powerhouse Perth Ninja Warrior couple steel themselves for grand final challenge

Polson, however, didn’t have his best run in the semis, and was knocked back by some bad positioning on the slingshot challenge. “I didn’t want to take too long getting up to that obstacle,” he said. “Last year it was obstacle five that got me unstuck at the semis, so …

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The hidden fallout of the pandemic: Fears lockdown linked to jump in child abuse material arrests in WA

“It seems to me that people who are involved in child exploitation are also becoming younger and younger. It’s people that, while very young, they are very knowledgeable about the sex industry.” Mr Hammond said the hike in offending was coupled with growing mental health issues among clients, particularly in …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Port Macquarie on Monday

RACE 2 – 12.55PM: JOHN OXLEY MOTORS BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1500m) Same trip now for the more experienced and seasoned performers. Four-year-old Newcastle gelding 7. The Borough from the Paul Perry yard only needs to find cover to take care of these. Sailed home to win two straight before charging …

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Gunmen kill six French aid workers, their driver and guide in giraffe reserve

NIAMEY: Gunmen on motorcycles have killed six French aid workers, a Nigerien guide and a driver in a wildlife park in Niger, officials said. The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65km from the West African country’s capital Niamey, the governor of Tillaberi region, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella said. …

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