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Iran denies al-Qaeda leader was killed in Tehran, calls it a ‘Hollywood script’

Saeed Khatibzadeh, a foreign ministry spokesperson, denied “any presence of al-Qaeda” members in Iran. And he warned American media outlets “not to fall for the trap of Hollywood scenarios fed to them by American and Zionist officials,” according to the ministry’s website. Loading Al-Masri, who was about 58, was one …

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Downing Street slams ‘vicious and cowardly’ attacks on Boris Johnson’s fiancee

It came as sources claimed that many Downing Street staff believe Johnson will have quit before the next election, with one senior insider stating: “Most don’t think he’ll be there a year from now.” Loading The war of words followed the departure from No. 10 of Dominic Cummings, the Prime …

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Labor divided in crisis of identity

Queensland had swung strongly against Labor while Victoria swung towards Labor. It would be “very difficult” for Labor to win a federal election without performing better in the sunshine state, the report observed. Outer-metropolitan, provincial and rural Australia swung against Labor while inner-metropolitan areas swung to it. Economically insecure, low-income …

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Parliament’s problem isn’t sex but powerful men who judge others: Amber Harrison

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also revealed on Four Corners he had warned then-cabinet minister Christian Porter that his personal conduct could expose him to blackmail after hearing reports claiming Porter had been seen out drinking in the company of young women at a bar in Canberra. Rachelle Miller and …

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Calls for ‘class quotas’ in Young Labor to bolster party’s blue-collar ranks

He said the narrowness of the party’s membership had contributed to the cultural problems and electoral weakness at the federal level. Dr Nick Dyrenfurth of the John Curtain Research Centre. “Labor was once a working-class party that needed middle-class votes to win elections; it has since become a university-educated, socially-liberal, …

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‘Dramatic spike’ in smartphone trading among mum and dad investors

“We have also experienced a continued increase in the use of mobile devices to place trades,” Mr Greenhalgh said, with about a third of all trades taking place on smartphones and tablets compared to a quarter last year. Last week the ASX200 reached its highest point since February, rising 3.5 …

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‘It affects all Australians’: Former MP Kate Ellis calls for reform to improve gender equality in Parliament

“We need to recognise sometimes people will not want to take their complaints outside of the party, they’ll worry about doing harm to electoral chances, so we need to have some internal mechanisms in place.” Two female Liberal MPs, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the current culture in …

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Trade pact a prodigious step forward

The US, for example, has jammed a wedge in its bilateral agreement with China as President Donald Trump pursued a more protectionist economic agenda and, later, railed about China’s handling and reporting of the coronavirus. At the same time, China appears to be enacting a form of economic revenge against …

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The key AFL trade and draft dates and this year’s draft order

October 30-November 6: AFL Free Agency Period November 4-12: AFL Trade Period November 20: List Lodgment #1 November 27: List Lodgment #2 November 30: AFL Draft Nominations close w/c December 7: NAB AFL Draft and Rookie Draft (exact date to be confirmed) Mid-December: Final List Lodgment & TPP estimates

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Collingwood’s real agenda in the fire sale

The aggregate draft haul for Treloar and Stephenson was pick 14 and a future second round from the Western Bulldogs, who should play finals next year, with the Pies also losing pick 39 this year. Peter Schwab, the former Hawthorn coach who traded Trent Croad for Luke Hodge in 2001 …

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