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UN Security Council stops short of condemning Myanmar coup

Loading The UN statement came as it transpired that US President Joe Biden’s administration is considering an executive order in response to the takeover. Other possible action included targeted sanctions on individuals and on entities controlled by the military, national security adviser Jake Sullivan told a news briefing. The International …

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How a remote West Bank village became the focus of a battle of wills

“We build it up and they tear it down,” said Waleed Abu al-Kbash as he stretched fencing between two posts. “Where am I supposed to go? I have a thousand head of sheep.” Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 war, but the Palestinians want it to form the …

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Racism flares as China relationship erodes

“There is an increase in racism against Australians of Asian and Chinese descent, based on a number of incidents I’ve learnt about,” he says. Hua lost at the election to Labor’s Clare O’Neil but was elected last year to Kingston Council. He says negative news stories about China are leading …

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WA’s post-lockdown restrictions revealed in late-night announcement

“All Western Australians must continue to practise physical distancing where possible and maintain good personal hygiene at all times.” Post-lockdown restrictions will remain in place in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region until 12.01am Sunday morning, February 14. There will be a 20-person limit for private indoor and …

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World’s largest battery to be built in Hunter Valley

The world’s largest grid-scale solar battery, with a potential capacity of 1200 megawatts – about eight times the size of the South Australian big battery – is to be built in the NSW Hunter Valley at Kurri Kurri, 35 kilometres north-west of Newcastle. The project is being developed by CEP …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Friday, February 5

April 20-May 20 As an earth sign you’re not exactly the most spontaneous person in the world, especially when it comes to love. However, with spontaneous Mars giving you a cheeky edge you’ll want to spice things up! If you’ve been complacently cruising along perhaps it’s time to restore the …

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Morrison government rules out subsidies in electric vehicle strategy

Releasing a discussion paper informing the development of Australia’s Future Fuels Strategy, the federal government has identified five priority initiatives it says will make the most impact, including commercial fleets, essential infrastructure and improving information to motorists. Energy Minister Angus Taylor says a “fleet first” strategy was the smartest way …

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Budget telco Belong chief vows not to lift prices in battle with rivals

Ms Kotatko said increased competition would not result in a race to the bottom on prices. “We’ve got a leading edge because we’ve got the quality of the network at a nice price point that many, many Australians can afford, not all but most can afford,” she said. “That’s going …

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‘PC gone mad’ guy is driving me bonkers

According to an article in Vox, the term “stay woke” may have first been used by black American blues singer Huddie Ledbetter in 1938. But the concept of being awake to social injustice and systemic racism was being propounded well before that. For the next several decades, the word and …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Friday, February 5

TARGET TIME Credit: 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 …

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