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Another Kremlin critic attacked as opposition leader Navalny recovers

It also comes amid a crackdown by authorities on activists, bloggers and journalists in recent weeks. German doctors have confirmed that Navalny had symptoms of poisoning, likely by a cholinesterase inhibitor, examples of which include chemical nerve agents and pesticides. German tests have not identified the poison. It is not …

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ASX drops 2.5% to wipe out August gains; Afterpay, QBE hammered

Telstra shares were down by 1 per cent to $2.84 this morning, the lowest price since early January 2019. There are a couple of factors weighing on the share price, which has dropped 60c since 12 August, the day before its full year results, showing a decline in profit to …

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US starts Taiwan initiative, declassifies documents citing China pressure

Washington felt compelled to make these given the “increasing threat posed by Beijing to peace and stability” in a vitally important region and Beijing’s attempts to isolate Taiwan diplomatically while subjecting it to military threats. The security assurances were made in secret when Ronald Reagan was US president.Credit:AP “We will …

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‘Exploitative and despicable’: Government MP attacks airlines, international travel caps

Because the national cabinet set caps to limit the number of people who can return in a single week it has meant only around 30 people can fly on each plane arriving into the country. The tiny capacity, combined with the 18,000-person backlog of people trying to get home, has …

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Syria says Israeli missile strike kills, wounds soldiers

Damascus: A Syrian Defence Ministry official said Israel’s military fired missiles on Monday night (Tuesday AEST) on areas south of the capital Damascus killing two soldiers, wounding seven and causing material damage. The unnamed Defence Ministry official, who was quoted by state media, said the strikes targeted military posts south …

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WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 US election, suffers brief outage

Washington: Secret-spilling website WikiLeaks, a pivotal player in the email leaks that buffeted the 2016 US presidential election, suffered a brief outage on Monday. Visitors to the site were met with an error message saying the security certificate used to ensure private communication with its users had expired and that …

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Australian Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France third stage with sprint finish

Ewan’s top speed in the finale reached 68.8km/h. Bennett crossed second and Nizzolo came third — both with the same time as Ewan. Ewan, who rides for the Lotto-Soudal team, won three stages last year, including the coveted final leg on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Alaphilippe crossed with the main …

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Vulnerable COVID-infected people turned away from hotel quarantine

Loading In one case, a COVID-19-positive man who had severe mental health issues and was struggling with homelessness was refused quarantine accommodation because the program was unable to support the complexity of his needs. He continued to move around the community while infectious. In another case, a man who tested …

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Foran Manly return hinges on player moving the other way

Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler was also the man who paid Foran $3 million to lure him to Belmore. But Manly have little space to move in next year’s cap, and to have any chance of accommodating Foran would need to move on a player like Walker. A Manly return …

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Big cash league: Cricket Australia’s bid to draw world’s best to BBL

The limitations in BBL salaries, the top end of which are at about $225,000, and the salary cap, which has only doubled in the past decade despite the ballooning of television rights fees, have made it challenging to draw top-tier internationals in recent years, as has the absence of an …

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