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Police arrest 89 foreigners at Thai bar for flouting COVID-19 rules

Bangkok: Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials say. The Tuesday night raid on the Three Sixty Bar on Koh Phangan also netted 22 Thais, including one identified as the bar’s owner and …

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Psychological horror comes with a two-sided twist in The Medium

It’s a unique and slickly executed gimmick, with the interplay between worlds makes for satisfying strings of puzzles. You might for example need to power a machine in the normal world, requiring you to collect and redirect spirit energy in the paranormal. Or turning the hands of a clock in …

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Singapore detains teen over alleged Christchurch-inspired plans to attack mosques

The department said its investigation had found that the boy was working alone and had planned to strike two mosques near his home on March 15, the second anniversary of the Christchurch attack. The student had mapped out his route and chosen two mosques near his home in northern Singapore. …

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We must change to battle climate change

I realise that governments are never going to be the ones to do something in time, they are far too cosy in bed with the fossil-fuel industries. Ultimately, fast, direct action will have to come from us and require us to change our lifestyles. If you are reading this in …

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‘I could have paid a mortgage’: Private school education costs revealed

It found Sydney parents invested $100,000 more than the Australian average in 13 years of an independent education for their children, and $50,000 more than a Victorian family ($393,534). The average cost of a public education in Sydney was $90,122, 10 per cent more than the national average and about …

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Analysis ranks the countries that handled COVID-19 best

But the Lowy study reveals that on average, authoritarian countries had no prolonged advantage in suppressing the virus and democracies found “marginally more success than other forms of government in their handling of the pandemic”. While democracies performed worse at the beginning of the pandemic and there were some notable …

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Sun, salt and breeze: a defence of the Freshwater ferry fleet

Rarely is public transport credited with healing pain, but so went a passenger’s recollection of a trip aboard the Manly ferry during World War II: “Sun, salt, seagulls and a breeze … one could feel a balm to the soul.” For many, the ships of the Manly ferry service have …

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Indonesia’s beef with Australian cattle

So farmers are sending fewer cows to Indonesia, helping to push up the price of beef by almost 40 per cent in the past six months, at the same time as local production struggles to keep up. Indonesia’s domestic beef makes up 65 per cent of the overall market, but …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, January 28

April 20-May 20 Have any ideas to pitch? Need to ask someone in a position of power a pressing question? Go for it! You have great ideas and a striking presence so don’t hold back. In fact, you may be quite the golden child over the next few days, Taurus, …

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