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Mali releases 180 jihadists in likely prisoner exchange

Bamako: Malian authorities have released 180 Islamic extremists from a prison in the capital and flown them to the country’s north, an official confirmed late Sunday, fuelling speculation that a prominent opposition politician held by jihadists could soon be freed after more than six months in captivity. The militants who …

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Ulissi beats Sagan to win Giro’s second stage

Mikkel Frohlich Honore (Deceuninck-Quickstep) finished in third place on the stage. Ganna remains 22 seconds ahead of Portugal’s Joao Almeida in the general classification with race favourite Geraint Thomas a further second back but the Italian sprinter knows he will be handing over the jersey on Monday as the climbing …

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Trump’s health has markets bracing for a wild ride

It has certainly been the month for the really big crashes: the bank panic of 1907, the crash of 1929, and Black Monday of 1987, all took place in October. A diagnosis of the president of the United States with a potentially fatal virus – and one that especially hits …

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Zverev played with fever and cough in French Open defeat

Organisers said Zverev did not consult with the Roland Garros medical service before his match against Sinner. Zverev said he had been ill since his third-round win against Italian Marco Cecchinato on Friday and had a body temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Alexander Zverev admitted after the match that he …

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ASX up 2.6% on Budget eve, banks and energy stocks surge

If it is going to happen, it will happen in the next four weeks. At the start of every October, investors and traders can be forgiven for already feeling a little uneasy. Traditionally, it is the month for a stockmarket collapse. With valuations already sky-high, a contested election looming, key …

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Bulbs, blooms, flowers and fruits: Melburnians seek comfort in lockdown gardens

Blooming terrific Many readers were proud of their flower gardens, colourful pots and blossom trees. This is the first year in a long time that I actually got my act together to plant bulbs in our garden before the winter set in. Thanks to working from home throughout Covid-19, I …

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Sydney to drop 10 degrees in 24 hours

Loading Despite a lot of buzz around a La Nina cycle being declared last week, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Alex Majchrowski said the predicted overnight drop “isn’t La Nina related”. “The cold weather is due to this cold front that is making its way across the state,” he said. A …

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Villa smash Liverpool 7-2, Tottenham demolish Man United

“It’s hard to lose the way we lost tonight. First and foremost well done to Aston Villa, we have to give them the credit they deserve. It was one of those performances where we weren’t 100 per cent at it from start to finish,” Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk told …

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Something old and something new: my Wallabies side for Bledisloe I

The Wallabies team this column has selected has similar characteristics to the one England used to convincingly beat the All Blacks at last year’s Rugby World Cup. That is: a big, skilful ball carrier at No.3 (Taniela Tupou in the Kyle Sinckler role), a No.8 and No.13 who get over …

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