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Woman killed, man fighting for life after two accidents on SEQ roads

The driver and a passenger of the van were uninjured. Further south near Ipswich, police are investigating an incident involving a car and a pedestrian that left the man with life-threatening injuries. The collision happened about 7.30pm in Ripley, at the intersection of Ripley Road and Falvey Street. The driver …

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Four caught trying to sail from Byron Bay to Cairns

Four people have been caught trying to sail from Byron Bay to Cairns without border closure exemptions. The Queensland border has been closed to people travelling from NSW since last weekend, unless exemptions are applied for and granted. Four people have been caught trying to sail from Byron Bay to …

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Tensions erupt over US election voting limitations

“Meanwhile, mail delivery is slowing down under other decisions made by DeJoy, such as eliminating overtime for postal workers.” The protest comes as Trump continues to rail against the idea of mail-in voting – a system that has been in place for decades but has become increasingly important this year …

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California begins rolling blackouts as state faces worst heat in 70 years

As many as 2 million Californians were plunged into darkness over a four-hour span late Friday in the state’s first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis – and that was just day one. America’s west coast is set to have its hottest two weeks in 70 years, putting even …

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‘A little bit lucky’: Teague hails Carlton’s effort in thriller

Teague said: “Yeah, look, the umpires adjudicate. I’m staying out of the umpiring comments after last week. The umpires did what they did. Look, I’m not sure. I wasn’t even sure what the free kick was paid for. “It [the win] was great. The boys tried really hard. We had …

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Kamala Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden’s campaign

Harris was known during the Democratic presidential primary for wearing Converse sneakers and dancing with staff and supporters in unscripted moments. Biden allies expect her to deliver enthusiasm among some Democrats who oppose Trump but aren’t yet energised to vote by a candidate they feel may be out of touch …

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Faith column: Tea for two has kept our marriage strong for 40 years

Earlier this year, my beloved and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary, and if anyone were to ask for the secret of our longevity, I reckon we’d say “tea”. We joke that tea is the glue that holds our marriage together; every morning we bring each other a mug of …

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One of the world’s most famous buildings might burn to the ground while you’re sleeping

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s the nightmare scenario inching dangerously closer to reality: the Palace of Westminster – one of the world’s most recognisable buildings – is engulfed in flames and burns to the ground. The blaze starts somewhere in the 700-odd kilometres of outdated cabling …

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Nikki Webster 20 years on: How the opening ceremony changed everything

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Her name is now synonymous with the Sydney Olympics but a few hours before the opening ceremony of the 2000 Games, few had heard of Nikki Webster. A few hours after it, the 13-year-old was everywhere. Wearing a pink dress with white …

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Not ‘heroes’ nor martyrs, doctors’ mental health also needs support

Loading “In the same way this pandemic has brought up grief, distress and the experience of isolation for other members of the community, [healthcare workers] are also going through that ourselves. It’s compounded for some working in emergency departments and intensive care, who are also managing the disability and death …

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