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Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily may close this week: Memo | The New Daily

Next Digital’s pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily will stop publication after June 26 if a board meeting on Friday…

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ABC kids show where RuPaul’s drag race star Courtney Act talks to children sparks debate

An ABC segment where a drag queen talks to children about gender identity has sparked a huge debate online –…

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UWA to ‘set ice on fire’ at free tech showcase

The University of Western Australia will set ice on fire and bring virtual reality to the 2021 Resources Technology Showcase…

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Tokyo Olympic organisers approve local fans, but no cheering allowed

The Tokyo Olympics will go ahead with local spectators after organisers, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s government agreed on…

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‘She’s a woman, that’s it’: Aussie coach defends Laurel Hubbard, first transgender athlete at Olympics

“She went through everything and her hormone level is what is required so that’s it. I hope she wins a…

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Roar sign former Adelaide star as Wenzel-Halls departs

Former Adelaide United star Nikola Mileusnic has joined Brisbane Roar. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Brisbane Roar have snared the services…

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This family has been reunited with the rescuers who saved them from a sinking boat

Byrne Tran was only 13 months old when he and his family found themselves aboard a sinking boat off the…

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Winter solstice: Today is the shortest day of the year

Today is the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. Fittingly it is cold…

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Aussie 800m runner Catriona Bisset breaks national record ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Australia’s Catriona Bisset has broken her national 800 metres record at a track and field meet in Poland, recording the fourth…

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Barnaby Joyce returns as deputy PM, pledges to be ‘better person’

It took three years and two leadership tilts, but Barnaby Joyce has returned as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader,…

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