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‘You are awesome Melbourne’: Victoria records just 14 new cases and five deaths

“These numbers are coming down. We are, thanks to the hard work of every single Victorian, the vast, vast majority of Victorians who are following the rules, doing the right thing, getting tested as soon as they have symptoms. That’s why we’re seeing the numbers come down and that’s why …

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As it happened: Freeman’s race rival does a runner

This West Australian boxer looks promising… It was a strong start for Daniel Green, the 27-year-old from WA, as he began his Olympic tournament with a first-round light heavyweight victory over Brazil’s Laudelino Barros at Darling Harbour. He’s a big puncher. But I’ve got a chin of stone. Daniel Green …

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Australian Richie Porte set for Tour de France podium place

Ronchamp, France: Richie Porte has not been the luckiest man on the Tour de France, to say the least, but on Saturday the Australian was relieved to finally break his jinx at the world’s greatest cycling race as he looked set to savour a podium place. The Trek-Segafredo rider moved …

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Trump to replace Supreme Court successor to Ginsburg ‘without delay’

Washington: A fierce political battle was shaping up over the future of the US Supreme Court on Saturday, with President Donald Trump saying he would quickly name a successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that would tip the court further to the right. “We were put in …

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New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warns

Ministers were on Friday reported to be considering a second national lockdown after new COVID-19 cases almost doubled to 6,000 per day, hospital admissions rose and infection rates soared across parts of northern England and London. “Right now we’re at about the levels of infection we were seeing in this …

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‘He’s a nightmare’: Donald Trump’s struggle to woo suburban voters

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Detroit, Michigan: When Peggy DiMercurio looks at her marriage, she sees America in the age of Donald Trump. “We are split right down the middle,” she says. “The division in the country is mirrored in our home.” US President Donald Trump walks …

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Olympic love a ‘better legacy than a medal any day’

But when his training period came to an end, he had to return to England. “There was only one spot [for slalom canoe] for the Olympic Games, so basically I needed to win that one spot, otherwise I was never going to be coming back,” he told The Sydney Morning …

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SBW set to pocket $1 million a game for Wolfpack stint after union deal

Those payments dwarf the pro-rata $400,000 annual salary that he accepted to be part of the Roosters’ bid for a third straight premiership. The cross-code star returned to the NRL for the challenge of proving he can still play at the highest level at the age of 35, rather than …

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‘Astounding’ expenditure looms in recession-busting federal budget

One senior member of the government, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the size of the spending to be revealed in the October 6 budget would shock many observers, describing it as an “astounding” injection of assistance into the economy. Some of the spending will be due to the government …

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Kindness of strangers lights up Victoria’s coronavirus gloom

Patricia Callinan created the page Help 3095 and Surround with simple intentions. A new Facebook page, like many others in pandemic-era Melbourne, to preserve a sense of connection. Patricia Callinan (centre), Bec Russell (left) and Jennifer Niehues of The Help 3095 and Surrounds Facebook group.Credit:Eddie Jim Someone nominates a deserving …

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