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‘So much fun’: Bayern’s astonishing 8-2 demolition of Barcelona

Bayern coach Hansi Flick hailed an “outstanding” display from his side but stressed that they were firmly focused on the semi-final, which will be against Manchester City or Olympique Lyonnais. Mueller added: “We had so much fun today. Of course, Barcelona are special, so we had to be even more …

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Victoria records 303 new coronavirus cases, four more deaths

Victoria has recorded 303 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, continuing the state’s downward trend in daily infections. A further four people were killed by the virus in the past day. The death toll could still be high for the days to come but Chief Health Officer Professor …

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‘Grotesque reality TV show’ as media swarm migrant boats in English Channel

On Wednesday, the UK deported 14 migrants to France who had failed to prove their claim for asylum in the first of a series of planned chartered deportation flights. And the Royal Air Force flew a surveillance aircraft over the Channel, an act the RAF described as one of “support” …

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Bells to toll across Brisbane at noon to mark Victory in the Pacific Day

Cr Schrinner said he was proud to have the display across the city’s central building honouring those who served in the war. “It’s both an uplifting and haunting display and I encourage residents to take it in, given the historical significance of this week, and remember those who served and …

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Experimental pub concept aims for a bullseye in Perth

Applicant Capitol Corp owns six venues across Perth including The Breakwater and The Newport and plans to open the social darts phenomenon next to two of their other venues, Capitol Club and The Edison in the CBD. The Perth iteration of Flight Club would look like an old-style English pub …

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National cabinet documents might not be available to state hotel inquiry

Sources familiar with the establishment of the Victorian inquiry believe it may need to access records of discussions that took place at the March 27 national cabinet meeting in order to get a full understanding of state responsibilities for quarantine and what role the Australian Defence Force was to play. …

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Altered States: how a superpower stopped being great

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size “It’s a great honour,” said Donald Trump, proffering a welcoming hand and tipping slightly his feather-light wedge of corn-coloured hair, as we greeted each other outside the golden elevators on the 25th floor of his Manhattan skyscraper. Expecting this germophobe to recoil …

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Buskin’ blues: the pandemic plays havoc with street musos

Oscar Litchfield’s musical world was brimming with adventure and opportunity last year as he journeyed around Australia, busking and picking up gigs in pubs, breweries and vineyards along the way. “I found some of the most receptive and generous audiences in the smaller regional towns,” says the affable, wavy-haired 21-year-old. …

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US Postal Service says delays could affect ballots in multiple states

Many states have long allowed voters to request a mail ballot close to the election — only one, Rhode Island, meets the standard now being suggested by the Postal Service — but the Postal Service suggested that the large volume of voting by mail at a time of widespread delivery …

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Ex-FBI lawyer expected to plead guilty in review of Russia inquiry

Washington: A former FBI lawyer intends to plead guilty after he was charged with falsifying a document as part of a deal with prosecutors conducting their own criminal inquiry of the Russia investigation, according to his lawyer and court documents made public on Friday. The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, 38, who …

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