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Cartoonists draw inspiration from the pandemic’s spiky sphere of influence

Consider the plight of the cartoonist. It’s their job to convey a nuanced and emotive idea in a single glance, with precision and wit. The gig must be daunting. Yet every now and again, the universe throws our ink-stained artists a bone, in the form of a perfect visual shorthand. …

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Twelve years prison for man who tried to smuggle $2.8 million of meth in esky

A man who attempted to smuggle nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine into Australia hidden in a red esky has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Australian Border Force officers selected the Malaysian taxi driver for a baggage examinationwhen he arrived at Perth International Airport on October 27, 2018 on …

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How real investigative journalism should work: a note from Michael Bachelard

But this story also clearly demonstrated, if any demonstration were necessary, how real investigative journalism should work. We are sometimes accused by our detractors of favouring one side of politics or another, or being too intimidated by powerful figures to scrutinise this or that politician. Loading The real job of …

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Costa Group buoyed by higher demand and better market conditions

“These historical conditions should have no material impact in the second half or beyond and there is broad based forward momentum in demand and pricing over our Australian portfolio leading into the second half of calendar year 2020,” he said. The company’s international business performed strongly, he said, with significant …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Gosford on Friday

5. Silent Agenda should run well again in an open race with the blinkers going on. Hit the lead at Newcastle about 200m out and while he didn’t quite finish it off he stuck on to go down a half-length. Only has to hold that form to be around the …

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WHO says they will go to Wuhan lab during investigation into cause of virus

The revelation sparked concern that the WHO was attempting to kowtow to China. The United States has quit the UN-agency, claiming its leadership under Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been biased in favour of Beijing’s initial cover-up, which cost lives. Responding to questioning from The Sydney Morning Herald and The …

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Rutten’s big moves pay off for Bombers

The apprentice showed what he is capable of on Thursday. “I didn’t say anything at half-time,” Essendon coach John Worsfold said, glancing with a smile towards Rutten, who leads the Bombers’ match-day addresses but sits back and observes while Worsfold fronts media press conferences. Moving Cale Hooker forward proved to …

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ASX slips 1.1%; Harvey Norman’s huge year; PointsBet soars on NBC deal

Virus lockdowns blew Village Roadshow’s loss out to $122.5 million from $9.6 million a year ago, with trading to remain subdued thanks to restrictions at the company’s reopened theme parks and cinemas. Village on Friday reported a 25 per cent, or $248 million, drop in revenue to $732 million as …

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Putin puts Russian police on standby to be sent to Belarus

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday called on Russia not to meddle in the crisis engulfing Belarus. “Belarus is a sovereign and independent state. And nobody, including Russia, should interfere there,” Stoltenberg told Germany’s Bild newspaper. Putin has dismissed accusations that Alexei Navalny was poisoned as “hasty and unfounded” in …

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Deadly clashes south of Lebanese capital

Beirut: Two people were killed and at least three wounded in clashes in a town south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, on Thursday evening, Lebanese time, the state news agency and a security source said, as several political parties urged calm. The Lebanese army said on its Twitter account that …

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