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Faith column: See you next week, Mum

On my arrival last Monday, I made a beeline for the letter box without announcing my arrival to my mother. My friend, Jenny, had – rashly – insisted on dropping off her precious copy of Olive Kitteridge for me to read, thus demonstrating her ignorance of the secateurs-stealing thief lurking …

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Australia’s best beer: Wee dream turns big for Burswood brewer

Experts comprising brewers, beer reps and the like spent two days at the Robinson Pavilion at Claremont Showgrounds sampling and monitoring 395 draught and packaged beers from across Australia before rating each beer on appearance (3pts), aroma (5), flavour (6), style (3) and technical quality (3), with a score of …

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Taxpayer to foot McGowan’s defamation bill, Harvey lashes Premier’s ‘unnecessary, intemperate language’

Opposition leader Liza Harvey said convention meant taxpayers would foot the bill for these kinds of legal actions against premiers or ministers, but she criticised Mr McGowan’s language. “I am not in any way supporting Clive Palmer, but in this instance, WA taxpayers will be hit in the hip pocket …

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Snow, sleet: Victoria battens down for wintry weekend

“It’s definitely going to feel more wintry today and tomorrow than it did yesterday,” he said. Loading The Bureau had confirmed reports of snow in Trentham and Mount Dandenong, and Mr Delamott said it was likely Ballarat and Beechworth had also received snowfall overnight. While most lower lying areas across …

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Russia to let dissident in coma fly to Berlin for treatment

Even after German specialists arrived on a plane equipped with advanced medical equipment on Friday morning at his family’s behest, Navalny’s physicians in Omsk said he was too unstable to move. Navalny’s supporters denounced that as a ploy by authorities to stall until any poison in his system would no …

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Golden State Killer says he’s ‘truly sorry’ as he is sentenced to life for 26 rapes, murders

Sacramento: A former California police officer dubbed the Golden State Killer told victims he was “truly sorry” before he was sentenced to multiple life prison sentences for a decade-long string of rapes and murders that terrorised the state. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and …

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US postal chief promises timely election mail before ‘dramatic’ changes

“The American people should feel comfortable that the Postal Service will deliver on this election,” he told the Senate Homeland Security Committee. But DeJoy insisted that overtime limits and other cost-cutting measures would be needed to shore up the finances of a service that lost $US9 billion ($12.5 billion) last …

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WHO hopes coronavirus pandemic can be over in two years

Loading “But at the same time we have also the technology to stop it and the knowledge to stop it. So we have a disadvantage of globalisation, closeness, connectedness but an advantage of better technology. “So we hope to finish this pandemic (in) less than two years.” He urged “national …

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‘Civic heart of Melbourne’: Federation Square to receive $20m makeover

Loading The review recommends Federation Square embrace the Yarra River and nearby arts and sports precincts, prioritise its civic and cultural role and give greater recognition to First People’s culture, art, heritage and continuing connection to the site. Debate over Federation Square’s future ignited in 2017 after the state government …

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