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Larkham dumped as Wallabies assistant coach

Stephen Larkham has been dumped as Wallabies assistant coach and appointed national high performance coach advisor. Larkham, who flew to Laos on Sunday with a rugby development charity, said he and Wallabies assistant coach Michael Cheika could not agree on the attacking strategy for the team and “overall game philosophy”. …

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Weir, McLean arrive for show cause hearing

McLean, who is also a group 1 winning trainer in his own right, was asked if he would fight the charges and replied in the affirmative. The hearing was due to be held before a panel of three, headed by chief steward Robert Cram along with deputy chairman of the …

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Iran defies US with display of long-range cruise missile

The surface-to-surface missile, named Hoveizeh, is from the Soumar family of cruise missiles, which Iran added to its arsenal in 2015, Hatami said. Western experts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities, although there are concerns about its long-range ballistic missiles. Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard aerospace division, …

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Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast

The militants were led by Abu Sayyaf commander Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, who is suspected of helping plot the bombing. The Abu Sayyaf, which has about 300 to 400 armed fighters, has been blacklisted by the United States and the Philippines as a terrorist organisation because of years of bombings, kidnappings …

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The Australian priest helping trapped refugees the world ignores

Kelly, a journalist by training and founder of the Melbourne-based Eureka Street magazine, had moved to Bangkok in 2009 to run UCAN, the Union of Catholic Asian News. Ten years later, he is still in Bangkok and at the helm of UCAN, which has about 45 journalists in countries throughout …

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Man in Brisbane airport scare ‘sought to create perception of risk, threat and fear’

The incident began just before 9pm on Saturday in the terminal’s food court, when the man allegedly pulled out a knife and placed a metal object on a table, claiming it was a bomb, after an argument with a woman. He then chased the woman, a family member, while brandishing …

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After a golf shutdown, Donald Trump is back on course

He is a talented player by many accounts, usually breaking 80, though he sometimes takes mulligans. Par for most courses is 72 shots. “The first nine holes I played with him, he shot even par,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said in an interview last year. “He beat me like a …

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Injured Aussie men go down fighting at Sydney Sevens

A yellow card to Mesulame Kunavula for throwing the ball away allowed the hosts back in it, with Jeral Skelton and Jesse Parahi crossing for a 17-10 lead. Kunavula returned to score immediately and level the scores, before he sealed the contest with a double in the final minute as …

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North Queensland flood crisis worsens

BoM forecaster Micheal Grey warned Saturday could be the “most significant” day of the monsoon event. “Today is looking particularly important. We’re looking at significant rainfall,” he said. The massive monsoonal deluge has caused landslips and flash flooding across the region over the past week. Disaster-declared Townsville is at the …

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