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Death toll from rioting spirals in South Africa as desperation sets in

The unrest spiralled into a spree of looting in township areas of the two provinces, although it has not spread to South Africa’s other seven provinces, where police are on alert. “The criminal element has hijacked this situation,” said Premier David Makhura of Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg. More than …

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Commuter chaos after power outage forces V/Line suspension

A major power fault in Melbourne’s CBD forced the suspension of Victoria’s busiest regional rail lines on Wednesday morning. Some services resumed a couple of hours later as bus replacements were organised but the network was still suffering significant delays. Trains across the network were back online about 10.30am, although …

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Police find explosive device on doorstep in alleged ‘targeted incident’

Police have arrested two people after they found a homemade explosive device on the front doorstep of a property in Melbourne’s north on Sunday. Officers found the explosive device on the doorstep of a property in Derby Street at Pascoe Vale about 10am. The bomb response unit managed to defuse …

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Get ready to sweat as cult fitness platform Peloton arrives in Australia

It feels like we’re living in the golden age of at-home fitness platforms. There are plenty of contenders out there, but few are as famous as Peloton, the expensive exercise bike that has inspired an almost cult-like community. It’s like the Kitchenaid of exercise. This week, after years of anticipation, …

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100 per cent renewables by 2025: Grid operator pushes clean energy revolution

Australia’s energy market operator has set an ambitious target for the country to surge ahead of the rest of the world with an electrical grid ready to handle 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. The operator’s new chief executive, Daniel Westerman, will use his first public address to outline …

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Collingwood president rejects claims club is stopping members from voting

“This could not be further from the democratic process the members are asking for. In any event, the board has already chosen to bring forward the 2021 annual general meeting to December of this year when three board positions will be up for election. We encourage all interested members, including …

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‘Double standard’: Federal aid sparks clash with PM

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg responded to the comments by saying voters were tired of the Victorian Premier’s whingeing. “People are sick of his whingeing and his politicking of the crisis,” Mr Frydenberg told ABC 7.30. “Victoria was offered a 50-50 split and decided to reject it. Now we’ve put in …

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Google cops $790m French fine for ‘serious breaches’ of news deal

Tuesday’s fine is the latest show of strength by the French regulator as it vies with its EU and German counterparts to be the region’s toughest watchdog of US tech firms. In recent years, the authority has tended to order behavioural changes before the end of probes, which can drag …

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No tanks: North don’t want spoon, says Noble

The Magpies, who returned to the winner’s list against Richmond on Sunday, will move above Carlton on the ladder if they beat them this week. Although North’s percentage is by far the lowest in the competition, the two points they received for their draw against the Giants makes it less …

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Multimillionaire neighbour takes Sydney’s Scots College to court over boost to student cap

“The panel recognises the nexus of an increase in student numbers by 400 to 1250 requires an increase in parking and is satisfied the on-site carpark for 83 cars provides the shortfall,” its decision said. “The only alternative to approving this, is a refusal, followed by council seeking a court …

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