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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, October 9

TARGET 7911 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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China-US tensions flare during testy Pompeo visit to Beijing

In another sign on tension, Pompeo wasn’t expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Beijing trip, raising questions over whether rising trade tensions could spill into cooperation on North Korea. The US secretary of state met with Xi during a similar trip through the region in June. …

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Column 8

John Perry of Enmore was horrified to read about the proposal to promote a horse race on the sails of the Opera House, scoffing at Alan Jones’ “we own the Opera House” statement, “which presumes that all right minded people would want the heritage-listed edifice used to glorify gambling. Then …

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Hamilton can clinch fifth F1 title in US after Japan win

“We’ve gone from strength to strength as a team this year. Austin is generally a good track for us and I can’t wait to unleash this beast there,” said Hamilton after leading every lap at Suzuka for his 71st career win. He is now only 20 victories off Michael Schumacher’s …

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Catholic school fight with nuns over multimillion-dollar loan

And a previous internal investigation by the school warned that hundreds of thousands of dollars international students paid in cash remained unaccounted for. Auditors from Ernst & Young are seeking staff timesheets, salaries and utilities bills, as well as access to convent bank account records, as they try to unravel …

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ReachTEL poll: Andrews edges clear of Guy as state election draws near

It also comes six weeks after the federal Liberals turfed their leader, Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. The result is better for Labor than the previous ReachTEL poll, taken three months ago in July, which gave the Andrews government a razor-thin 51-49 per cent lead in two-party preferred terms. But …

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Shaken, but then Australia stirred in tough start against Pakistan

Hafeez, 37, was only drafted into the squad in recent days after strong performances for his local side. He has had a fractious relationship with coach Mickey Arthur but his experience, even after a two-year Test absence, was seen as important, particularly as fellow opener Imam was only in his …

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Tributes flow for Cheltenham crash victim Paige Dent

Distraught family and friends visited the site of the crash over the weekend, leaving floral tributes by the road. Ms Dent’s father, Michael Dent, said the family has been left shattered by the loss of his daughter, who had a “wicked sense of humour”. Her father Michael Dent and his …

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‘Forced to walk the gauntlet’: High Court threat to safe access zones

Kathleen Clubb leaves court in 2017.Credit:Paul Jeffers The case has alarmed staff at abortion clinics, who say they used to be too afraid of the protesters to leave their office without a security guard. “I shudder to think what it would be like if we returned to the dark ages …

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Weight’s right for part-time waiter on cup hope

Loading Red Knot has been on the cups trail in the central west, running third in the Cattlemen’s Cup at Warren before being a couple of lengths away in the Narromine Cup and Dubbo Cup. “He is an honest bugger and gives his best,” Northam said. “The weight relief gives …

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