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Jerusalem’s lesson: why we shouldn’t mistake ‘quiet’ for peace

In this tense environment, the residents of Sheikh Jarrah mobilised to resist their expulsion. On May 7, the last Friday before the end of Ramadan, thousands of Palestinians congregated in Jerusalem to pray in al-Aqsa Mosque and to stand in solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah. The protests included mass iftar (fast-breaking) …

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Postecoglou linked to shock move to coach Scottish giants Celtic

Loading His greatest triumph with the Socceroos was to win the Asian Cup on home soil in 2015. The Celtic job comes with enormous pressure as it is Scotland’s biggest club and is locked in a bitter rivalry with Glasgow rivals Rangers, who are in resurgence under former Liverpool and …

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Truck driver hit with bottle, crowbar in Sydney’s west

A truck driver is in hospital after being seriously assaulted by a group of young men in Sydney’s west on Friday. The 53-year-old man was driving a semi-trailer on Pendock Road in Cranebrook when rocks were allegedly thrown at his vehicle by some people who ran off when he stopped …

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Top of the class? The rise of Hugh McCluggage

With Lachie Neale injured, and McCluggage getting stronger through the core, he’s playing more minutes in the centre, pushing up from the wing. Teammate and fellow winger Mitch Robinson, asked to identify McCluggage’s point of difference, replies: “It’s definitely his composure and the way he sees the game.” McCluggage has …

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Jess Fox’s ‘secret weapon’ inside the Olympic bubble in Japan

“She’s been my coach since the start so I also don’t know any different. I think she’s been my secret weapon in a way,” Fox told the Herald. “I’m lucky mum wears both hats so I will have that support when I am there. It’s not for everyone and certain …

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False prophets and snake oil will fail coal communities

Joel Fitzgibbon is trying to walk both sides of the street on coal and climate. As everyone knows you can’t. This week the Labor member for the federal seat of Hunter asked whether his party had the “agility” to appeal to residents of progressive inner Sydney and Melbourne suburbs and …

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Morrison, Ardern to canvass more support for COVID-ravaged Pacific

The Fijian economy contracted by 19 per cent last year while typhoon-affected Vanuatu’s economy shrank by 10 per cent. Loading Fiji’s unemployment rate, which hovered around 6 per cent before the pandemic, is estimated to have increased to about 35 per cent. The nation dominates the Pacific tourism market, with …

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Glenrowan bridge looms large in fight over Ned Kelly’s legacy

The proposed bridge will be much taller than the existing six-metre structure, reaching 8.1 metres with additional protective screens rising above it. Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Ed Walker at the current bridge in Glenrowan. Credit:Joe Armao But the Australian Rail Track Corporation insists it is necessary for double-stacked trains to …

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The moment Brad Fittler knew he was to blame for last year’s Origin loss

Can Fittler flip the result from last November when wily old Wayne Bennett took control of an injury-hit Queensland team and clung to a throwaway line about it being “the worst Maroons side in history”? Having won the first match in Adelaide, Queensland turned around a 34-10 loss in game …

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