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Top general says US prepared to continue air strikes against Taliban

Kabul: The United States has accelerated its air campaign against the Taliban in the closing weeks of its military mission in Afghanistan, and the US forces’ top commander says they are prepared to continue if the militants continue their attack. US forces bombarded Taliban positions in at least four air …

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Amid their own COVID-19 woes, Prahran Market traders think of others

Last Wednesday night, Prahran Market’s traders were informed by the Department of Health that for about 90 minutes on Saturday, July 17, a COVID-19-positive customer had visited the market. While the market re-opened on Friday after a deep clean, many businesses have had to close until next Sunday, or to …

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‘Right to repair’: New ratings could help you fix your phone rather than chuck it

“We’ve seen manufacturers restrict our ability to buy parts. When we go to [suppliers] and say can we buy that part as a repair part, they’ll say ‘No, our contract with Samsung will not allow us to sell that’. We’re seeing that increasingly,” he said at the hearings. “Apple is …

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These acts harm chances of getting on top of this

Due to the huge exposure issues this created, many law-abiding citizens in Victoria and NSW may find not only the early easing from a lockdown jeopardised but also their health and the health of their families compromised. And what the “home schooling” folks would think of an unnecessary extension due …

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Renewables drive Australian emissions lower as wind records blown away

Loading The Morrison government has so far resisted signing up to a goal of carbon neutrality – where any greenhouse emissions are nullified by offsets elsewhere – by 2050. Australia will also likely come under pressure to raise its near-term ambition of cutting 2005-level pollution by 26-28 per cent by …

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Blues extend voting rights, recognise game’s Indigenous origins

The club will also alter the term limit requirements pertaining to presidents to permit them to serve five years, even if that extends beyond the 12-year cap on serving on the board. This would theoretically allow a president in their 11th year to become president and continue serving for five …

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Giants earn their place in the eight, Bombers blow their chance

So too star forward Toby Greene, one of several players and staff who will emerge from a two-week spell in quarantine during the week. “He’s a bull at a gate, he’s doing everything right,” Cameron said. “It was great seeing them on FaceTime when the song was singing, clearly they’re …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Boomers open campaign v Nigeria

Argentina, twice Olympic Football Champions, kickstarted their 2020 campaign with a narrow, hard fought win over Egypt in the early game in the Olyroos group on Sunday evening. The South Americans, who had stumbled to a shock 1-0 defeat to Australia in their opening match, took all three points with …

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Revealed: the fringe groups where Sydney’s lockdown protest began

Various national and city-based channels on Telegram, where the plans for the rallies gained momentum, appear to share some of the same organisers. Administrators of the channels also have links to far-right groups and figures such as the Proud Boys and Avi Yemini. One of the key organisers in the …

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The Sydney suburb that’s been without proper internet since April

One teacher in the south-west Sydney area, who lives in Claymore but was not authorised to speak to the media, said he was struggling to communicate with students online. “It’s all online learning and it’s difficult to upload work, create work, using the internet when it drops out,” he said. …

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