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As it happened: NSW-Victoria border reopens as mandatory mask wearing in Victoria scrapped for outdoors

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca prevented a majority of people from getting the disease but fell short of the high bar set by Pfizer and Moderna, according to initial results of a large trial. The vaccine stopped an average of 70 per cent of …

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AstraZeneca to start rolling out hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine by Christmas

In another positive finding, the Oxford vaccine needs only to be refrigerated, unlike other candidates developed by drug companies Pfizer and Moderna, which must be kept at extremely cold temperatures. Refrigeration will make it easier to transport and store globally, particularly in lower and middle-income countries. The Oxford candidate is …

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Biden’s pick for the next secretary of state is Australia’s choice too

While Obama’s “pivot to Asia” had many pitfalls and false starts, it marked the first shift in US foreign policy which properly acknowledged that the Indo-Pacific was going to be the key strategy battleground of the 21st century. Then-secretary of state John Kerry and national security advisor Susan Rice always …

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Commuters warned of train delays after truck brings down wires

Sydney commuters are being warned of significant train delays after a truck hit overhead street wiring on Monday, with buses expected to replace trains on Tuesday morning. Passengers travelling on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line have been warned to allow plenty of extra travel …

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Jim’s Mowing boss in ex-mayor’s Sam Aziz plan to control Yarra Ranges

Sam Aziz during his fifth day of questioning by IBAC on Monday.Credit:IBAC Mr Aziz also took hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Kuwaiti sheikh’s company, and is accused of having helped the sheikh buy a council-owned shopping centre for $20 million. The sheikh sold the centre for $60 million …

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Ampol weighing all options as Australia’s oil refinery crisis persists

Ampol’s review of its Lytton refinery, scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of next year, comes as British oil major BP prepares to cease operations at its Kwinana plant in Perth, leaving Australia with just three refineries remaining and a greater reliance on imported transport fuels. Loading “An …

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‘Everyone was happy at the end’: But mystery surrounds league brawlers’ sanction

They later shook hands and the match, won by Newcastle, finished without further drama. “It was an intense game, tempers boiled over and the two men shook hands at the end of it,” said National Indigenous Rugby League Administration’s George Rose. “The referee controlled the game very well and the …

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Jacinda Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden in congratulatory call

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her nation’s expertise on dealing with the coronavirus. Ardern said the tone of the 20-minute phone call was warm and that Biden spoke …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Newcastle on Tuesday

RACE 2 – 2.45PM: SHARP ELECTRONICS GROUP F&M MAIDEN HANDICAP (1350m) Tricky maiden for the girls, with a few chances. Newcastle three-year-old 4. Just Like Lisa was ridden much quieter from the wider gate at Port Macquarie in only her third start, and hit the line from a mile back. …

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Numbers down but plenty of quality on Broadmeadow card

In the following maiden, stablemate filly Glowing Red, which is a half sister to multiple group 1 winner In Her Time, will be out to go one better over 1200m at set weights after being edged out on debut at Gosford. Drawn closer in the same race is highly touted …

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