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3500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet could return home to Iraq

Jerusalem: Much like the epic hero himself, the ancient tablet recounting the adventures of Gilgamesh has seen its share of wilderness journeys. The tablet, which bears fragments of one of the world’s oldest works of literature, has passed through dealers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and most recently …

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‘Police are knocking’: Russian authorities raid home of investigative journalist

In recent months, the government has designated several independent media outlets and journalists as “foreign agents” — a label that implies additional government scrutiny and carries strong pejorative connotations that could discredit the recipients. Crackdown under way: Russian President Vladimir Putin.Credit:AP The targeted outlets include VTimes and Meduza. VTimes subsequently …

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SES allegedly endangering emergency services workers and the public

It was also alleged that an SES member was seen taking photos of the scene in the presence of the victims’ family. Firefighters claim the SES later apologised to members of the CFA after the breach in protocol was detected. Mr Clark told The Age he had been concerned about …

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Sexually abused students need ongoing, not piecemeal, support

Doherty wants his school, and by implication others too, to “own” their pasts and do something about the traumatising and lasting consequences of sexual abuse of students. Implicit in Doherty’s efforts, along with the counselling and support organisation, In Good Faith Foundation, is a powerful recognition that this subject deserves …

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Liberal leadership challenge stalls as plotters forced to keep their distance

Before the winter break, Mr O’Brien’s grasp on the leadership again appeared to be slipping, with a growing number of Liberals urging former leader Matthew Guy to take back the job before next year’s state election. A recent spat over border closures caused further friction within the opposition, when Mr …

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‘List of enemies’: Affordable housing advocates say Labor abandoned them

Several leading opposition figures, including Tanya Plibersek, have argued that housing affordability will be among the most critical issues a new Labor government would face if it wins the next election. A National Australia Bank report this week forecast home values would continue to surge this year, despite outbreaks of …

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New government support is JobKeeper in all but name

The Prime Minister’s announcement of a new round of economic support for NSW was immediately criticised for not being JobKeeper. But while it might lack the brand recognition of that earlier scheme, it will in fact operate very much like it, despite initial appearances to the contrary. Just as with …

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I may need to review my membership – again

History is littered with examples of countries with old military equipment and strategies trying to fight a modern war. It invariably ends in tragedy. Labor has finally caught on. Though outrageous to many, the reality is that Anthony Albanese and Labor are regrouping to fight a modern election campaign after …

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Lockdown slump in pre-term births may be key to preventing them in future

Researchers believe a dramatic drop in the number of premature births during pandemic lockdowns in 2020 could provide insights into how to prevent them in the future. Researchers from the University of Queensland and specialists at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers’ Hospital analysed the rates of hospital admissions for pre-term caesarean and …

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‘That was my job and I did it good’: Roglic wins time trial as Dennis settles for bronze

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis has won bronze after facing a short but nervous wait to stay in contention in what was a scintillating end to the men’s Olympic time trial on Wednesday. Dennis’ performance came hours after compatriot Grace Brown narrowly missed out on the podium in the women’s event, …

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