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Olli Hoare beats Stewart McSweyn, makes claim for Tokyo

Olli Hoare has delivered a performance that demands the Australian selectors pick him on the Olympic team after he beat his Australian rivals head to head in a race off for the last place on the 1500-metre team. Hoare, who has been running in the US, beat national record holder …

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We need a better digital currency than bitcoin

The latest slump in the prices of bitcoin and many of its peers has put a serious dent in their credibility as a reliable means of payment, let alone as a store of value or a sound investment. But this is certainly not the end for digital currencies. If anything, …

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‘A few things have to align’: Murphy undecided on playing future

“In terms of footy for next year, I am just trying to contribute week in, week out. The more we win, hopefully, can help me play into next year but I haven’t thought too much about next year.” Loading Murphy has been used as a goal-kicking small and on the …

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ASX up 0.4%; banks, healthcare, and materials rising

Could the makers of BBQ chicken and pineapple pizza really compete in the land of mozzarella and prosciutto? “Una pizza con smoked brisket and cheese steak, per favore” A stock analyst at Citi thinks so, in fact, he is basing a 44 per cent increase in his target price on …

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Vaccine tourists pay top price to flee India, Thailand without guarantees

New Delhi: Travel agents in India and Thailand – both battling a surge in infections – have warned the public against operators advertising overseas vaccination tours, saying there can be hidden costs. Advertisements for vaccine tours, mainly to the US, have popped up on social media in India, despite restrictions …

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Stuck in transit for seven years, a lost generation of boat people loses hope

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Farahnaz Salehi calls them the lost years. There have been seven of them for the 21-year-old Hazara refugee since she fled Afghanistan with her parents and her seven brothers and sisters in 2014, ending up in Indonesia. “We are stuck here and …

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Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing at least 14 passengers

People hiking nearby heard a loud hiss just before the crash, she said, adding that the accident was believed to have been caused by one of the cables breaking. Severino said that some of the victims had been found trapped inside the car, with others thrown into the woods. Italy’s …

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‘A 20 per cent vision’: Labor’s environment group lashes embrace of coal

Ms Wade said its organisation had remained silent as this debate has played out, but said Labor only wins when “we build coalitions”. “We must assure core constituencies that we will intervene to ensure economic change doesn’t smash them while also proving ourselves ready to address the frightening threat of …

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Scott Morrison and the precarious politics of self-laid booby traps

Just before he became prime minister, and for a while afterwards, Tony Abbott talked about how the Labor government, in its dying days, had “booby-trapped” the budget. He meant that Labor had deliberately made huge, popular spending commitments, in order to put him (and the country) in a tight spot. …

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ASX set to edge lower as Wall Street extends losing run

Wall Street racked up more losses on Friday (US time) on a choppy day of trading that left the major indexes mixed and the S&P 500 with its second-straight weekly decline. The S&P 500 ended 0.1 per cent lower after having been up 0.7 per cent in the early going. …

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