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Daily Archives: September 6, 2021

Prince Charles’ ex-aide quits charity role amid honour claims

London: A former close aide to Prince Charles stepped down temporarily this weekend from his role as chief executive of a royal charity amid reports that he helped secure an honour for a Saudi donor. The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday newspapers reported that Michael Fawcett coordinated support for …

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Italy’s plea to keep Ferraris free of net zero clampdown

Rome: Italy has asked the EU to allow it to keep producing combustion engines for its supercars. The EU has proposed laws that would require all cars sold from 2035 to produce zero emissions, effectively banning the engines that produce the throaty roar of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis. But Rome …

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‘Threatened species fortress’: Zero extinction goal for national parks

The endangered nightcap oak, which has just 125 adult plants in total, is among the plant species to be identified as an asset of intergenerational significance.Credit:Peter Rae Among them are the nightcap oak, of which there are 125 adult plants in a national park near Lismore, and the recently described …

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‘Political nightmare’: Families of MH17 victims direct anger at Russia

“Seven years on, I am determined that you will never, ever break my spirit.” MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur July 17, 2014 when it was hit by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian surface-to-air missile that originated from a Russian base just across the …

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Counter-terrorism strategy will not be enough to counter the Taliban, Tony Blair says

“We need some boots on the ground, naturally our preference is for the boots to be local, but that will not always be possible,” he said. Blair joined Britain in the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the latter of which scarred his legacy when it was revealed that the …

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As it happened: NSW records 1281 new local COVID-19 cases, five deaths; Victoria records 246 new cases; extra Pfizer doses arrive from UK

Good evening and thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s everything you need to know: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at Monday’s COVID-19 update.Credit:Edwina Pickles The modelling by the Burnet Institute predicts the12 local government areas of concern in …

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Student dining has gone to the dogs

“I remember as a student in the 80s, I once served up lamb shanks (C8) as a roast dinner with all the trimmings for my flatmates,” writes Terry Collister of Surry Hills. “One was so impressed he told his mother. She was not impressed and accused me of feeding her …

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‘Superstar’ Perth girl saves mum’s life with triple zero call

Ms Smallwood said she was very proud of her “superstar” daughter who “did everything she needed to”. “I remember at one stage hearing her talk to the ambulance [officer] and sort of saying, ‘I don’t need the ambulance’ but she obviously knew better,” she said. “She knew what to do, …

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Hospitals prepare emergency plans for ICU operations to reach ‘overwhelming’ status

There are four children under the age of 12 being treated for COVID in intensive care. In the past two weeks, 2200 children aged nine and under have been diagnosed with the virus. The Burnet’s modelling suggests the estimated ICU bed occupancy in Sydney’s worst areas will peak at 947 …

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GPs urge unvaccinated not to wait for Pfizer as Weimar warns of real and present danger

Mr Foley said only one of the 92 people in Victorian hospitals with coronavirus at the start of this week was fully vaccinated, and that person was now well enough to be discharged. Meanwhile, 67 of those still battling the illness in hospital had not received any vaccine despite being …

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