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England’s Ashes plans in tatters after brutal wake-up call

Root was right to say white-ball cricket can help. Feeling bat on ball in less-pressurised surroundings can be a good thing, but not for players like Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope, who tried to sprint before they had even put their socks on. Blaming the system only goes so far. …

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‘Sacking of Rai’: Italy’s broadcast network robbed of 120 art works

Bologna: Rome prosecutors are investigating the disappearance of at least 120 paintings, etchings, sculptures and tapestries from the offices of Italy’s public broadcaster, Rai. Some of the missing artworks – which include valuable etchings by Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley – disappeared from Rai offices, while others were …

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A meme stock is born: How to spot the next Reddit favourite

Trying to keep up with the frenzied rise of so-called meme stocks might feel a bit like playing a game of whack-a-mole, bewildering analysts and investors alike. While there’s no steadfast definition of what constitutes a meme stock, one common thread across the many names being pitched on social media …

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After meeting, Joe Biden says Queen ‘reminded me of my mother’

She declined and stepped down on her own power, using the handrail. Loading The Bidens emerged from the castle just shy of having spent a full hour with the Queen and boarded the helicopter for the return trip to London. At Heathrow Airport, Biden talked about the Queen with his …

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Xbox bolsters Game Pass lineup with Starfield, Halo, Forza at E3

Microsoft has unveiled a slate of new video games coming to its platforms, many of them exclusive to Xbox and PC, as it seeks to address a dearth of games over the past several years. At a showcase ahead of the E3 conference — held annually in Los Angeles but …

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Economists are slowly revealing the weaknesses of their ‘rational’ theories

Associate Professor Martin O’Brien, of the University of Wollongong’s Sydney Business School, commissioned a longitudinal survey (looking at the same people over time) of about 1830 employees and about 240 owner-managers or employers, dividing the workers between those on awards and a control group of those on enterprise agreements (and …

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Robertson the biggest hard-luck story in Rennie’s Wallabies squad

3. Lachlan Swinton’s red mist. The Waratahs’ No. 6 should contest that red card against the Chiefs, as Blues prop Ofa Tuungafasi effectively got away with something similar earlier this year. Swinton may be able to argue that the contact with Lachlan Boshier’s head was limited. However, even if he …

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Australian frigates to join Britain in naval exercises in Indo-Pacific, as Morrison builds ties at G7

Mr Morrison emerged from the meeting on Saturday with Mr Biden and Mr Johnson to say the situation in the Indo-Pacific “reinforces” the need for deeper co-operation with the US and Britain. “Australia has benefited greatly from China’s economic success. China has benefited greatly from Australia’s trade with it. And, …

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Water watchdog has big Riverina irrigator in its sights over diversion

Grant Barnes, NRAR’s chief regulatory officer, said the watchdog had revisited the case after an initial probe of the diversion structures failed to identify a breach by MI. “The informant has provided further information which has resulted in NRAR reopening its investigation,” Mr Barnes confirmed. “The allegation is that water …

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