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‘Beyond chemicals’: Farming for nature can feed a growing world

Farming practices and expansion are among the biggest threats to nature, but one of the biggest threats to agriculture and its ability to feeding the world is nature’s declining health. It’s a difficult problem that must be tackled on a world scale, with the global population forecast to grow from …

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Rapid tests could be passport to normal Christmas in UK as Johnson curbs socialising

Loading ‘That gives you a kind of passport, a freedom to mingle with everyone else who is similarly not infectious, in a way that is currently not possible,” the Prime Minister told a news conference at Number 10 Downing Street. “That’s the opportunity and we’re aiming for that, we’re driving …

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Thirty companies investigated by WorkSafe for COVID breaches

“It’s important to know and to understand that when WorkSafe visits there are a range of legal consequences and so essentially they are legal obligations around people complying with the [Chief Health Officer] directions,” she said at a coronavirus briefing on Thursday with Premier Daniel Andrews. “[We] are ready, willing …

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Banks sap ASX rebound; Afterpay leads tech surge

The ASX 200 is still in front on Thursday but has pulled back from a strong early start. The benchmark index – which rose by as much as 1.3 per cent from a 10-week low – was last 0.6 per cent higher at 5911.0. The big four banks are now …

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Tiffany sues LVMH for reneging on $22b deal as France steps in

“The deal cannot happen. We are prohibited from closing the deal,” LVMH finance chief Jean Jacques Guiony told reporters on a conference call. Bloomberg News reported, citing a source it did not identify, that Arnault asked for help from the French government to pull out of the deal with Tiffany, …

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Under lockdown, Europe’s largest migrant camp destroyed by fire

Some migrants, attempting to make their way to the island’s main town, were met by police. By morning, the camp was little more than charred husks and collapsed buildings. One photo showed a razed olive grove, once crowded with tents, where only two portable toilets remained standing. The fire sets …

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Canterbury League Club chairman George Coorey stands aside

Four women met with Mrs Anderson in February to complain about Mr Coorey’s behaviour which included suggestions women should “come and sit on my lap.” Mr Coorey also sent a text message to a female club member suggesting she “suck off” one of his friends. Mr Coorey has since suggested …

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Police investigate death of Toorak man

Police are investigating the circumstances of the death of an elderly man in Toorak on Wednesday night. Emergency services were called to a home in Orrong Road about 8pm after receiving a report the man was injured. The 72-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Local …

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US revokes more than 1000 visas of Chinese nationals over military links

Washington: The United States has revoked more than 1000 visas of Chinese nationals as of September 8, a State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday, as part of the Trump administration’s push to block entry of students and researchers believed to have links to the Chinese military. In a May 29 …

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