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‘Blood on his hands’: Republicans savage Biden after Taliban seizes Kabul

Blinken, the country’s top diplomat, said that successive administrations had spent billions of dollars training the Afghan security forces and proving them with world-class military equipment only to watch them rapidly surrender to the Taliban. “The fact of the matter is we’ve seen that that force has been unable to …

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Who’s not a good boy? Skype can tell you

All this correspondence about haircuts (C8) reminded Paul Stone of Little Bay of the story about “the man who invented a universal hair cutting machine. His friend pointed out that everyone had a different shaped head. The answer was, ‘Only the first time!’” Liz Hardy of Ballina is an old …

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Dockers snap six-year derby losing streak

A gallant Fremantle have survived a late West Coast scare to put the Eagles’ finals hopes in serious doubt and breathe a glimmer of life into their own September ambitions with a thrilling 15-point western derby win. The Eagles seemed certain to overturn what was a 40-point deficit when goals …

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Shining a spotlight on the extremist threat from within

The threat of terrorism has understandably receded in our minds while COVID-19 challenges our way of life. But as The Age’s investigation with 60 Minutes today shows, the threat of violence emerging from within should not be forgotten. Extremist groups who identify as neo-Nazis are using the uncertainty and fear …

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The thin line between neo-Nazi cosplay and real terrorism

Terrorism has fallen down the list of global threats during the COVID-19 outbreak but in an uncertain world, it cannot be forgotten entirely. As the Herald reports today, extremist groups who identify as neo-Nazis are finding plenty of recruits here in Australia and counter-terrorism agencies are increasingly concerned. The risk …

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Inside Racism HQ: How home-grown neo-Nazis are plotting a white revolution

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On an unseasonably warm autumn afternoon in Melbourne, a leader of Australia’s neo-Nazi movement prepares an urgent encrypted message he believes can’t be intercepted by ASIO or police. As he types, heavily armed counter-terrorism officers are searching houses across Adelaide. “Pretty much …

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Threat of white-power race war ‘grave concern’ to ASIO, says chief

Video and audio records also capture National Socialist Network leaders instructing their followers to destroy evidence to thwart ASIO and counter-terrorism investigations, as well as their networking with outlaw bikie gang associates, a prison skinhead gang and members of international neo-Nazi terror groups, including Combat 18. Mr Burgess said ASIO …

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Guns, terrorists and a rural idyll: What you need to know about our neo-Nazi infiltration

Guns, terrorists and a rural idyll: What you need to know about our neo-Nazi infiltration Guns, terrorists and a rural idyll: What you need to know about our neo-Nazi infiltration We’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later. Dismiss Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer …

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Finals-ready: Rutten eyes strong finish for reborn Bombers

Essendon coach Ben Rutten said the second half of the season had his in-form team ready for finals football, provided they can overcome Collingwood next week. The Bombers are a new-look team this year, transformed by Darcy Parish’s move into the centre and Dyson Heppell’s shift to half-back, and Rutten …

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‘I feel for our supporters’: Hopes of MCG grand final fade as Demons seek news on pre-finals bye

Loading “People like to plan, they like to plan what’s going on, they like to understand where things are at. The more we can give people an indication of what that looks like, the better because you do base some decisions at this time of year around that. I think …

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