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UK funds question Rio Tinto bosses over ‘systemic’ cave blast failures

“Consequently, decisions around the caves at Juukan Gorge appear to have been taken without adequate community input,” LAPFF said. “This is wholly unacceptable.” Loading Doug McMurdo, the chair of the LAPFF, said the inquiry was providing shareholders with a clearer understanding of the corporate governance failures that led to the …

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Google’s Play Pass is the ticket for gaming on Android

For grazers like me who like to play a bunch of different games, regular app stores are hostile places full of free apps that want to ensnare your attention as much as possible or push you into paying to make the game more enjoyable. But Play Pass, like Apple Arcade, …

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Victoria’s aged-care death toll soars as state records 81 new cases

A new report released by think tank the Grattan Institute says Victoria’s daily infection rate would almost certainly drop to zero if the city could bear another eight weeks of lockdown, calling on state and federal governments to set a target of zero daily infections. Its lead author, health economist …

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Extra COVID-19 protocols rankles some at US Open

Loading The players were required to sign a revised agreement with the United States Tennis Association in order to continue playing. France’s Kristina Mladenovic complained of living a “nightmare” due to the extra protocols after suffering a spectacular meltdown to lose to Russian Varvava Gracheva in the second round. It’s …

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Joe Biden speaks with Jacob Blake, Kenosha residents on visit to city

After arriving at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, a sombre Biden listened as local elected officials, business owners and current and former law enforcement members told stories of a resilient community beaten down by racial divides and civil unrest. Porsche Bennett, a Black Lives Matter organiser, said local black …

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Nintendo goes all-in on Super Mario for the holiday season

Nintendo has revealed its slate of holiday 2020 products, following deep delays of its plans due to the ongoing pandemic, with a raft of Mario-themed announcements overnight including classic game collections and new physical gadgets. The Japanese gaming giant and its three-year-old Switch system will be up against brand new …

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ASX down $50b as market dives 2.7%; Tech stocks whacked

The boards are awash with red at noon as a battered ASX 200 hovers at a near session low. The index shed about $50 billion from its market cap and erased two days of gains in dropping 2.7 per cent, with just six of the top 200 companies in the …

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Apple delays debut of anti-tracking tool in iPhone software

Currently, apps are automatically given a tracking code unless users of iPhones and other Apple devices go to the extra trouble of changing their privacy controls on their own. Loading Facebook, which runs the largest digital ad network behind Google, last week warned that the new privacy feature in iOS …

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Mayor suspends police involved in death of black man with hood placed on his head

Prude’s death occurred two months before the killing in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis set off protests across the United States. But it attracted widespread attention only on Wednesday, local time, when his family held a news conference to highlight disturbing video footage of the encounter taken from …

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‘Grave attack’: France calls on US to withdraw sanctions on world court

Paris: France called on the United States on Thursday (Friday AEST) to withdraw sanctions levelled on top officials of the International Criminal Court, saying they are a “grave attack” on the court and put into question the independence of justice. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions on Wednesday …

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