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A seat on Bezos’s space rocket is going for $2.8 million and counting

The bidding stands at $US2.2 million ($2.8 million) and counting for a seat on a spaceflight by Jeff Bezos’s rocket company. More than 5200 bidders from 136 countries have vied to ride on the July 20 flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, its first carrying people, the company said …

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Brood X cicada swarm emerges in US, drawing waves of tourists

Users on the website Cicada Mania have been seeking help with travel plans for months, asking about the best place and time to get the maximum Brood X experience. And questions about travel have been popping up on the Cicada Discussion, Science and Study Group on Facebook, said Holmes, one …

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Collingwood club icon Jeffrey Corfe charged with historical child sex offences

In March, Collingwood tried to distance themselves from Mr Corfe after he posted disparaging remarks about Australia’s Indian community on Twitter. Mr Corfe tweeted “Get rid of all Indian workers in aged care might be a start”, and followed the comment with a statement that he would not be silenced. …

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ASX rallies 0.6% as miners and banks wrestle; Jobs data ahead

Australia’s jobless rate fell from 5.6 per cent to 5.5 per cent in April, beating economists’ expectations, with the number of unemployed people falling by 33,000 Market consensus was for the unemployment rate to remain steady at 5.6 per cent and for 20,000 jobs to be added. There were 31,000 …

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Liverpool move into EPL top four with crucial win at Burnley

Burnley enjoyed the better of the first half but the visitors grabbed the lead when Sadio Mane fed Andy Robertson on the left and his low cross was expertly slotted home by Firmino. Phillips eased any lingering Liverpool nerves with a firm header at the back post from a Mane …

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The bitcoin bubble may burst for good this time

But he also loves to play the part of ringmaster, directing proceedings with the push of a button on his mobile phone. Hopefully his about-turn was a lesson for anyone naive enough to rely on the Twitter feed of Silicon Valley’s most maverick figure as a guide for where to …

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Maligned in the west, local Darling is lauded over east

Darling’s durability is another string to his bow, with 2015 the only season he missed a chunk of football through injury (rounds 1-10). He sits fourth behind Kennedy on the club’s goalkicking list with 434 from 223 games but, at 191 centimetres and 95 kilograms, has seemingly always punched above …

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Bitcoin plunges before Musk tweets help drive torrid rally

A 31 per cent plunge in the morning. A 33 per cent surge in the afternoon. Such was the wild ride bitcoin took investors on Wednesday (US time), lopping off billions in value before comments from some prominent proponents helped propel it on a torrid rebound. Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride dominated …

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Twins in India lived together – and died together – of COVID

On Wednesday, India broke a world record for the most reported COVID deaths in a single day: 4529. However alarming that number is — three Indians dying every minute because of the coronavirus — experts say that it is just a small fraction of the true toll and that the …

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House approves US Capitol riot probe with dozens of Republican votes

The heads of a similar panel that investigated the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States by al Qaeda militants issued a statement urging the creation of an independent commission to look into the causes of the January 6 attack. “As we did in the wake of September 11, …

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