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Teenager asked pupils to identify French teacher before beheading him

Ricard quoted the message as saying: “In the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful, … to [President Emmanuel] Macron, leader of the infidels, I have executed one of your hell-hounds who dared to belittle [Prophet] Mohammad.” Earlier this month Paty had shown his pupils cartoons of the …

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‘We’ve had a fantastic year’: Fagan upbeat despite loss to Cats

“[Hawthorn] won a flag in 2008, and they actually didn’t make the finals the next year. The next year, they got knocked out the first week of the finals; the next year they got beaten in a prelim and the next year they got beaten in a grand final. “And …

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The world’s leading energy adviser has turned a shade green

Loading “The coronavirus crisis is already doing significant damage around the world,” he wrote in March. “Rather than compounding the tragedy by allowing it to hinder clean energy transitions, we need to seize the opportunity to help accelerate them.” Also this year, the ‘Outlook’ paper for the first time declared …

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The Social Dilemma spotlights a daunting new world

A report published earlier this month points out just how vacuous and vicious social media can be for girls and young women in particular. The bullying and friendship dramas that used to be limited to the school playground now follow girls home on their phones. The Plan International report found …

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‘Scary creepy good’: The Social Dilemma reveals how our data is tracked

Tristan Harris, the former design ethicist at Google featured in the documentary, told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald many more people were disengaging from social media after watching it than he expected. “The goal of the film is not just to get everybody to delete the apps off …

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Ex-Google staffer calls for regulation of big tech to fund journalism

“The Fourth Estate has been progressively hollowed out by these large tech platforms which have profited off the demise and the clickbaitification of news and journalism,” he said. “That is something that has to get fixed and I think we need a more global solution to that problem.” The Australian …

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Call to expand free COVID-19 mental health clinics seeing ‘amazing results’

“Previously, the only gap-free care available was as a hospital inpatient, and that’s not what’s best for people to recover,” she said. Loading The Head to Help COVID-19 mental health clinics opened their doors on September 14, a month after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced they would be set up …

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Berejiklian and Andrews have one thing in common: they want to brazen out their crises

On the Saturday, fresh friends arrived to join our group, bringing news of the outside world: Trump had COVID-19. The news was met with disbelief, and then attempts to explain karma to the kids, who were listening. They always are. The weekend felt like a pause, a time-out from the …

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Partner visa holders forced to come to Australia during pandemic

Australian citizen Jonathan Powell and his Brazilian partner Luciana de Morais. Luciana has a 309 migrant partner visa, which cost more than $7000, but she has been unable to get a flight to Australia during the coronavirus pandemic and the visa will expire in February. Jonathan Powell from Sydney’s northern …

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‘Unacceptable’: Timber battles resume in fire-hit South Coast forests

Loading “Even though the animals are decimated and will take decades to rebuild their numbers, the hollows take hundreds of years to form,” Joslyn van der Moolen, a Coastwatchers member, said. “They are essential for all the animals that survived the fires as a refugia.” After visiting the logging coupe, …

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