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Morrison talks with Pence, Pompeo but not Trump

Mr Morrison and Mr Pompeo spoke about the “unbreakable bond” that exists between the US and Australia and committed to continue working together to deepen and broaden the alliance. According to a spokeswoman for Mr Pompeo, the Secretary of State thanked Mr Morrison for his “steadfast support in promoting our …

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Teenage terrorist who plotted Anzac Day attack released from prison

The High Court granted the British boy a rare and controversial lifelong anonymity order in 2019 over concerns naming him would have a “profound impact on his psychological well-being”, potentially undermine his rehabilitation and intrude on the right to privacy granted under the European Convention on Human Rights. He can …

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Norway finds no direct link between elderly deaths and vaccine

Health authorities in Norway say there’s no evidence of a direct link between the recent string of deaths among elderly people inoculated against COVID-19, and the vaccine they received. The Norwegian Medicines Agency is seeking to address fears that taking the vaccine might be too risky, after 33 people in …

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Navalny held in pre-trial detention as Moscow tells West to butt out

The United Nations and Western countries told Moscow before the ruling to let Navalny go and some countries have called for new sanctions after earlier penalties from the EU in response to his poisoning. Moscow told them to mind their own business. Navalny, in a video released on Twitter after …

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Arzani should consider A-League return, says Socceroos boss

“I think as a player of FC Utrecht you need to show something to make me think, ‘This is a player I can build and rely on.’ If he brings too little, you can make the choice to leave him out of the squad.” It was at Melbourne City in …

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Target Time and superquiz, Tuesday, January 19

TARGET TIME Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list is …

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To fight coronavirus, we all need a breath of fresh air

Fresh air has protected us, so it is not surprising that the lack of air circulation may have contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in the Grand Chancellor hotel in Brisbane. Quarantine is necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19, and the current hotel programs have largely been effective at …

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Global threat from three strongmen

The picture changed when Navalny’s supporters wrested him from the Omsk hospital and flew him to Germany. The Germans brought their Defence Ministry scientists into the case. They quickly diagnosed Novichok poisoning. The same method used to poison the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain in …

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Fallen neobank Xinja probed by secret US website offering $1m rewards

Loading “Work with us!” The website claims to be seeking “tips and insider information” related to the deal and includes instructions on how to get in touch anonymously using encrypted email servers. “We protect our sources and offer legal assistance to whistleblowers in the US, Australia and Europe,” the website …

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Capitol rioters led to their deaths by a false prophet

It’s hard to overlook the tragic irony in the newfound martyrdom of US Air Force and Air National Guard veteran Ashli Babbitt. Ashli Babbitt died in the protest.Credit:AP Marching down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol on January 6, she wore the stars-and-stripes as a cape. Survivor of at least eight …

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