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New York dog walker made second call to accuse black bird-watcher

The hearing was the latest development in the Memorial Day weekend encounter that resonated across the country and reignited discussions about the potential danger of false accusations made to police about black people. Christian Cooper spoke with the media about the incident in Central Park. Cooper was filmed calling 911 …

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Into the fire: Citi’s new boss has a lot on her plate at embattled giant

When Jane Fraser takes the helm of Citigroup in February, she’ll be the first woman to lead a top Wall Street bank. Let’s hope she also becomes the lender’s first chief executive officer in 15 years to get a grip on in its lax controls and risk-management deficiencies. Doing this …

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Inquiry that cleared Liberal MPs did not hear from key witnesses

The reports sparked a political storm into whether Mr Sukkar used his taxpayer-funded electorate budget to pay staff who designed smear files to take down opponents, in a potential breach of parliamentary rules. Loading One person familiar with the affair emailed the Department of Finance on September 3 and again …

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Facebook, Twitter restrict access to Hunter Biden New York Post story link

“In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.” Twitter users clicking on a link to the Post story received a warning saying the content is “potentially spammy or unsafe”. Twitter’s Hacked Material Policy does not “permit the use of our services to directly distribute content obtained through …

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We’re looking at the glass-half-empty recovery

Hours before Singapore reported its numbers, the International Monetary Fund presented a distinctly glass-half-empty view. The lender upgraded its estimates of global growth on Tuesday but was far from enthusiastic about the outlook. World GDP will contract 4.4 per cent this year, the IMF reckons. That’s terrible, but a bit …

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Vladimir Putin ‘may be liable for war crimes’ in Syria

“The nature and scale of the airstrikes and ground attacks on civilians committed… may amount to crimes against humanity,” the report added. Attacking civilians is a war crime when it done deliberately or recklessly. When conducted in a widespread or systematic manner, such attacks may amount to crimes against humanity. …

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Wall Street expects Apple’s new iPhones to fuel sales surge

“iPhone 12 mini hits the magic $US699 price point,” longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster wrote on Twitter. “That’s a big deal and slightly expands iPhone’s addressable market. This is the first time in seven years (since the iPhone 5S) that smaller form factor is part of flagship lineup.” In Australia, …

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HomeBuilder scheme attracts 11,400 applicants, but only 780 paid so far

More than 11,000 home builders and renovators have applied for the federal government’s $25,000 sweetener to encourage housing activity, but so far just 780 have got their hands on the cash. The HomeBuilder grant scheme has attracted about 11,400 applications, new data released by the government on Thursday shows. New …

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Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies

Loading Daily emissions – extrapolated from data such as electricity generation in 31 countries, vehicle traffic in more than 400 cities, and industrial output in 62 nations – were down 16.9 per cent versus April 2019, the researchers said. Among the main sectors, transport recorded the biggest slump in emissions …

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AFL call means Rio Tinto has lost ‘social licence’: Indigenous leader

The loss of a partnership with the AFL would show that mining giant Rio Tinto had lost the company’s “social licence” in Australia, according to leading Indigenous academic and activist Professor Marcia Langton. Langton, the foundation chair in Indigenous studies at Melbourne University in faculty of medicine, said the AFL …

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