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Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

In central Moscow, where Reuters reporters estimated at least 40,000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorised rallies for years, police were seen roughly detaining people, bundling them into nearby vans. The authorities said just some 4,000 people had shown up. Some protesters chanted “Putin is a thief”, …

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Legendary American talk show host Larry King dead at 87

Hunched over his desk in rolled-up shirt sleeves and owlish glasses, he made his show one of the network’s prime attractions with a mix of interviews, political discussions, current event debates and phone calls from viewers. Even in his heyday, critics accused King of doing little pre-interview research and tossing …

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‘We’re certainly busy’: behind the boom in overseas film and TV production

Damon had two high-profile referees in Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who called his visit “a big win, creating thousands of jobs for locals”, and NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, who said recent announcements by Marvel and other studios “represent a fantastic economic boom” for the state. Loading Both may have overstated …

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Lights! Camera! Enter, the ‘Trumpdashians’

Few could have been surprised when Donald snr, during the final episode at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday, wrapped things up with a cliffhanger. “Goodbye, we love you,” he said, with Melania, in funereal black, beside him. Then the teaser: “We will be back, in some form.” What did he …

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We owe a duty to advance Australia fair

Across the country on Tuesday, more than 12,000 people will become Australian citizens at ceremonies infused with excitement and hope. The dreams of these new citizens, who come from more than 130 countries, will become part of our shared ambitions as a nation and for years to come we will …

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The Trump era is over, not with a bang but with an elegant troll

Anti-Trump intellectuals reacted with a gratifying mixture of horror and bafflement to the 45th president’s decision to commemorate Arendt. It seems unlikely that the former president has spent a great deal of time contemplating her extensive writings; indeed, most people doubt that he reads much at all. But someone in …

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Ten countries suffering the biggest tourism revenue loss due to COVID-19

1. United States The United States has reported more COVID-19 cases and deaths than any other country in the world as of January 2021. What’s more, the US has experienced the biggest tourism revenue loss due to the pandemic, missing out on a remarkable $147.245 billion in the first 10 …

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The truth about January 26

A flyer advertising the 1938 Day of Mourning at the old Australian Hall – Australia’s first civil rights protest. There is widespread confusion as to why January 26 was chosen in the first place. A national survey reported in The Age in March 2017 found that while more than seven …

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Where are we going with Australia Day?

The Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage of the Bicentenary included professional bon vivant Leo Schofield reporting that “nothing I’ve seen, not Churchill’s funeral, not Aida at Luxor” matched Sydney Harbour’s First Fleet re-enactment. The Australia Day celebrations from the Harbour Bridge on January 26, 1988. Credit:Andrew Rankin But the paper also …

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Frydenberg flags multibillion-dollar boost from faster vaccine rollout after year of economic pain

Loading The federal government recently announced the rollout of the Pfizer jab would be brought forward to mid-to-late February, but that plan could now be delayed by production issues and the need for Therapeutic Goods Administration approval. Amid growing expectations that a federal election could be held in the second …

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