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vitamin sea has added a photo to the pool: vitamin sea The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Reliable waves draw surfers while, nearby, hardy locals swim in [Read entire story]

seas the moment has added a photo to the pool: The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Reliable waves draw surfers while, nearby, hardy locals swim in the Icebergs [Read entire story]

Meeting Grandma in the city

alasdair.d has added a photo to the pool: Having waited for a long time for a small boy, Grandma finally arrives. Love the interaction of the woman and her grandchild. She is very excited, and he seems less so. [Read entire story]

French and Australian Wines paired with food in Sydney

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Rumour Mill: Real Madrid name price for Marcelo, Manchester United vs Chelsea for centre-back

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Coming back? Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers set to make PL return with Leicester

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Asian Champions League: Newcastle Jets defeat Persija Jakarta 3-1 in extra-time

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Liam Reddy says teammate Diego Castro is A-League’s greatest of all time

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‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ coming to Netflix

The groundbreaking novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is coming to the screen for the first time in a Spanish language series for Netflix, the streaming service said on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

Singer R. Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in CBS interview

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday denied sexual abuse charges against him and broke into tears while saying he was fighting for his life, according to interview excerpts released by CBS television. [Read entire story]

Family mourns death of ‘beautiful big sister’ Preethi Reddy

The sister of murdered Sydney woman Preethi Reddy has praised her "beautiful big sister" as a "bright light" as the family mourns her "unthinkable" death. [Read entire story]

Country town’s Great Quack Quest to attract more doctors

A small town in south-west New South Wales hopes a music video featuring jazz hands and a toe-tapping tune will help to bring more doctors to the community. [Read entire story]

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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Sydney Podcast Club

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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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