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Daily Archives: September 7, 2021

Apple sets reveal date for iPhone 13 with cryptic invitation

Apple has set a date of September 14 to reveal its new line of iPhones, sending invitations to media for an online stream from its home base of Cupertino, California. In Australia, the video will be broadcast next Wednesday, September 15 at 3am AEST. Alongside a series of iPhone 13 …

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Campaigners celebrate on the streets as abortion is decriminalised in Mexico

Mexico City: Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. As the historic precedent was announced, abortion rights activists celebrated on the …

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‘We’re living it’: Biden says climate change disaster has arrived

“For decades, scientists have warned of extreme weather … and we’re living through it now,” Biden said. “We don’t have any more time.” Last week Biden visited Louisiana to survey flood damage there. A week after Hurricane Ida hit the state it is estimated that almost 600,000 homes are without …

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Ex-Trump adviser Jason Miller detained in Brazil as political tumult grips country

Bolsonaro has seized on the investigations – several of which are targeting his family members – as what he calls an unfair infringement of his national authority as president. He has accused the supreme court of exceeding its constitutional power and last month submitted a request to impeach de Moraes. …

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‘Great step forward’: El Salvador’s world-first adoption met with protest, technical glitches

Loading Polls indicate many Salvadorans are wary of the volatility of the cryptocurrency, which can shed hundreds of dollars in value in a day. That view is shared by many economists worried at how it will affect economic stability. However, others have embraced it as a way ordinary people in …

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Climate change means bigger bills – and ears and tails as well

Loading There have also been reported changes in mammalian species, including tail length increases in wood mice, and tail and leg size increases in masked shrews. Animals can divert blood flow to non-insulated appendages such as beaks, ears and legs to shed excess body heat. It has long been that …

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How can we compensate our children for lost joy

“Now I’m going to be putting the essay prompt up on the screen,” I hear the teacher say, “if any of you have technical problems this morning just get mum or dad to send a note.” I think about children in large families who have no room or even a …

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New law improves super visibility in a divorce

“One person not disclosing their super in divorce proceedings can have disastrous financial consequences for the other,” he says. More than 60 per cent of women suffer from financial hardship within 12 months of separation. This is often perpetuated by a lack of financial disclosure by a former partner, meaning …

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Disclosure rules will hurt members: AustralianSuper

The country’s largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper, has objected to draft regulations that require funds to fully disclose the value of all of their investment portfolio holdings, saying it will hurt members. AustralianSuper, which manages more than $230 billion of behalf of 2.5 million members, says the new rules would require …

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Afterpay deal ramps up bitcoin investment debate

If these BNPL apps start offering bitcoin trading, it would be in keeping with the sector’s focus on younger people’s financial habits. A survey from Finder.com, which has recently started offering crypto trading, found about one in six Australians own some cryptocurrency. Among Generation Z (those born between 1997 and …

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