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Daily Archives: September 26, 2021

Brawls in the streets as Norway lifts COVID restrictions after 561 days

Police in Norway reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The Norwegian government abruptly announced last Friday that most of the remaining coronavirus restrictions would …

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Payne says Keating is wrong to claim Australia is trying to form an ‘Anglosphere’ in Asia

Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne says former prime minister Paul Keating is wrong to claim Australia is forming an “anachronistic Anglosphere” in Asia, saying it shows a deliberate disregard of the many relationships the nation is forming amid China’s growing assertiveness. Senator Payne also applauded Labor for supporting the …

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Nancy Pelosi’s praise for Scott Morrison should terrify Labor

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House, last week inadvertently gave Labor a preview of its worst nightmare. Standing next to our Prime Minister, Pelosi delivered a fairly bland statement about working on “critical priorities”, including “so many other things in terms of cooperation on security but also strengthening …

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Kerr scores twice as Chelsea outclass Manchester United

Forward Sam Kerr netted a brace and Fran Kirby scored her 50th Women’s Super League goal as champions Chelsea swept aside a sorry Manchester United 6-1 on Sunday. Chelsea got off to a flying start when Kerr made the most of some shoddy defending from United in the second minute …

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Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix to claim 100th Formula One victory

Sochi: Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races when he claimed the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday – a win that also saw him retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. Hamilton dropped to seventh place when he was boxed in at the first corner, …

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Steve Coogan shines in The Case of Stephen Lawrence

Conviction: The Case of Stephen LawrenceParamount+, from Monday ★★★★ The title card sets the scene: “On 22 April 1993, 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. The police failed to catch his killers. A public inquiry found the Metropolitan Police to be incompetent and institutionally racist. In …

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Amid this unrest, there was a moment of magic

It’s a conundrum. The government is referring citizens to Victoria Police to answer questions that it can’t answer itself, regarding its very own rules, which the police operate under the directive of. We’ve been locked down for so long now, why is it not a fine-tuned and well-oiled machine?Marianne Powell, …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Monday, September 27

Cancer June 22-July 22 Progress may be a little slower than usual today as you’re likely to be pleasantly distracted. This could perhaps be because you’re thinking about a passion project, new love interest or lost in other romantic reveries. Get all of the tasks at hand out of the …

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It’s a $50b-a-year export industry. How long until coal’s rivers of gold run dry?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size If the end of coal is near, it’s hard to see it among the open pits and billowing cooling towers of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and the Hunter in NSW. Canyons of brown and black coal, set between green paddocks and sloping hills, …

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We want a dynasty: The Demons’ story of 2021 and what’s next

Gawn’s ‘this is just the beginning’ comments would be echoed by Simon Goodwin in his post-match presser. Goodwin, unfortunately, wasn’t given the opportunity to speak from the grand final podium after the game’s oldest club had beaten the competition’s longest drought – an oversight that embarrassed the AFL and was …

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