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Jon Rahm shot 64 to hold a six-stroke lead. Then he was told he had COVID

Jon Rahm tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament while holding a six-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round. Rahm, who is the third-ranked golfer in the world, shot an 8-under-par 64 on Saturday and was at a tourney-record 18 under after three rounds. Television …

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Sydney priest, police officer charged with possessing child abuse material

The possession charge, if proven, carries a maximum penalty in NSW of 10 years’ imprisonment. The carriage service charge, under Commonwealth legislation, carries a maximum penalty of 15 years’ imprisonment. Mr Kolodziej had previously been the parish priest at St Mary Queen of Heaven in Georges Hall, which he left …

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No jab, no say: Either join the fight to keep us all safe, or stop complaining

Economic growth has exceeded all predictions – but the whingers have never been louder. And the loudest are often those doing the best! Go figure. Because the economic rebound is uneven, assistance is still needed for the performing arts, some tourism operations, universities, businesses dependent on overseas students – they …

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‘I won’t take a backward step’: Luai says he’s ready for Maroons ambush

Cameron Munster (right) says the Queenslanders will be looking for Jarome Luai in the Origin opener.Credit:Getty, NRL Photos As for the verbal battle, something Munster also loves taking part in, Luai said: “It gets me in the game. I won’t be taking a backward step, that’s all I know. Let’s …

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Women’s choice could be main obstacle to China’s three-child policy

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size When China introduced its one-child policy in the autumn of 1980, the country was in the midst of an economic revolution. Its policymakers believed they had to shift a rural economy ploughed by millions of China’s sons and daughters into a better-fed …

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Folau legal battle ‘taking money away from grassroots’, says QRL

The Queensland Rugby League will have to divert at least $50,000 that could have been used to support grassroots football towards legal fees in order to defend its handling of the Israel Folau registration saga. Folau is seeking a Supreme Court injunction against the QRL in a bid to play …

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Community support Jews targeted over Israel’s conflict with Gaza

I grew up at a time when anti-Semitism was on the retreat – at least in its public expression. Democracy and liberalism appeared to be dominant and spreading. There was optimism about a future freed from prejudice, genocide and totalitarianism. Political scientist Francis Fukuyama spoke confidently about the end of …

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Slippery slope: ski industry clings to hope of open season

Mount Baw Baw worker Amon Bradshaw with dingoes that live on the resort. Credit:Justin McManus At Mount Baw Baw, a snow machine has been running 24 hours a day since early May, piling fine shards of ice into mounds that will be spread out across the ski runs to provide …

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‘Killing me mentally’: Melbourne’s psychic struggles in lockdown 4.0

People interviewed this week by The Age say there is a sense of frustration that, despite the sacrifices and lessons learnt, Victoria is the state that’s once again been brought to a standstill. There’s anger that the federal government has not been able to roll out an efficient vaccination program, …

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Punctuation saves lives, words nourish faith

My new T-shirt arrived the other day, from a design-your-own slogan outlet in the US. The three lines are: “Let’s eat kids./ Let’s eat, kids./ Punctuation saves lives.” My grammar obsession dates back decades. In previous lives I lectured theology students on grammar so they could learn Greek, as well …

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