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US House Democats delay anti-Semitic resolution amid pressure

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Apathy and disillusionment on Christmas Island as residents prepare for federal election

They have WA laws, are governed from Canberra, and vote in the NT — and it's left Christmas Island residents feeling apathetic and frustrated. [Read entire story]

Brazilian President Bolsonaro slammed for tweeting explicit Carnival video

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has come under fire following a controversial Twitter post. [Read entire story]

Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms sales ban

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Why Heidi Montag Finds Her Plastic Surgery Reveal So Hard to Watch on The Hills

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Riverdale Dedicates New Episodes to Luke Perry

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Vatican launches investigation into George Pell’s child sexual abuse offences

The Vatican confirms it is investigating disgraced cardinal George Pell over child sexual offences committed in Australia, in what analysts say is a sign the global Catholic Church is taking the conviction seriously. [Read entire story]

How Robert Richter’s ‘vanilla’ comment sparked outrage and why he said it

George Pell's lawyer sparked outrage when he characterised his criminal offences as "no more than a plain vanilla sexual penetration case", but one legal expert says this was just ranking the crime in the context of "bog [Read entire story]

ACTU pushes for overhaul of workplace harassment complaints process

Unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and lawyers are among those to sign up to the initiative. [Read entire story]

Facebook Watch to broadcast El Clasico live and free in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Fans in India will be able to watch Sunday's El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona live and free on Facebook Watch, the social media giant's streaming platform, La Liga has said. [Read entire story]

Big changes following Royal Commission

The long-awaited report from the banking Royal Commission has resulted in the government adopting 76 recommendations, which are set to shake up the finance and banking industry [Read entire story]

Increased penalties for lawbreakers

The final report from the banking Royal Commission, which painted an industry that prioritised money over clients' welfare, includes recommendations to increase penalties for lawbreakers and boost powers for regulators [Read entire story]

Maroons coach Kevin Walters has revealed Cameron Munster’s best Origin position

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Cronulla have intensified the coach search and are expected to make a decision within two weeks

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Five deaths reported as deadly polar vortex grips US, amid fears for elderly, homeless

A life-threatening deep freeze has gripped the American Midwest as weather colder than Antarctica grounded flights, disrupted travel and brought life to a standstill for tens of millions. [Read entire story]

Ashton Kutcher tweets his phone number and asks fans to text him –

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Neanderthals and Denisovans lived in same Siberian cave for 100,000 years – ABC News

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Death toll reaches 43 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 43, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, with scores still feared missing. [Read entire story]

The Kick-off: The sports stories you need to know this morning

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Usain Bolt gives up on professional football dream

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Brisbane Broncos’ best 17 for 2019 NRL season: Anthony Seibold’s challenges with young gun roster

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Ottio’s dream comes true one year after the former Kumul’s passing

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DFAT confirms Australian-Chinese academic detained in Beijing ahead of Pyne visit

The Australian government has confirmed that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained in China. [Read entire story]

Nurse arrested over ‘sexually assaulting, impregnating woman in coma’

Phoenix police say they have arrested a nurse in connection with a patient who gave birth after a sexual assault in Hacienda Healthcare. [Read entire story]

General News Safety

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General News Government

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Tails Of Trickery Magic Show

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Clever Little Secretaries trio

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May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after crushing Brexit defeat

The no-confidence motion was defeated 325 votes to 306, in a widely expected result that keeps Mrs May's Government in power. [Read entire story]

Opinion: What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

Building defects in apartment blocks like those found in Sydney's Opal Tower are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them. [Read entire story]


RichardJames1990 has added a photo to the pool: A panorama of the city taken on a hot summer's day from the winding paths of Taronga Zoo [Read entire story]


Photos By Dlee has added a photo to the pool: A shot at sunset at Bondi Beach. Website / Instagram / 500px [Read entire story]

Toddler drowns in backyard pool in Sydney’s west

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US citizen Michael White arrested in Iran, confirming earlier reports

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