Langer looks to pacemen and hopes for fiery Perth Stadium debut

Australia’s coach Justin Langer will devote himself to efforts to mentally and physically refresh his team for the second of back-to-back Tests, on a fiery Perth Stadium pitch that looms as the hosts’ best chance to catch up to India, before the series turns to the more docile surfaces expected in Melbourne and Sydney. While […]

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The Battle Over Beto for President Feels Like 2016 All Over Again

A Beto O’Rourke election night party. Photo by Sergio Flores/Bloomberg via Getty Remember how deeply unfun the 2016 Democratic primary was? The loud infighting between Democrats—Bernie Bros vs. Hillary Shills—was as annoying as it was savage, and bad-faith punditry ran amok. And saddest of all, there were way too many thinkpieces. Well, buckle up sweetie, because […]

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December 2018 Update #DHSTV – MEDIA HUB

Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during December 2018. Watch for more information about public holiday arrangements and being aware of scams. Download: Transcript December 2018 DHSTV (WORD, 16KB)Download: Transcript December 2018 DHSTV (PDF, 326KB) For more updates about what’s happening at the […]

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Baghdad reopens fortified Green Zone a year after Isis ousted from Iraq | World news

Iraq has begun removing cement walls from areas surrounding its capital’s most fortified enclave, opening parts of the so-called Green Zone to traffic in a symbolic move coinciding with nationwide celebrations to mark the anniversary of the country’s costly victory over Islamic State. The partial reopening of parts of the high-security area is intended to […]

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Labour’s Brexit dilemma | News

Theresa May has finally admitted parliament will not back her Brexit deal, but the prime minister is not ready to give up. In a desperate plea to MPs, she asked: “Does this house still want to deliver Brexit?” These appeals were aimed not just at the Tory MPs behind her but at Labour MPs opposite […]

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‘Fearless Girl’ statue moves to New York Stock Exchange building permanently

“Fearless Girl” made her debut in March 2017 opposite “Charging Bull” on Lower Broadway near Wall Street. Photo: AP The “Fearless Girl” statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment was installed Monday at her new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. “Welcome to the neighbourhood, ‘Fearless Girl,”‘ said Betty Liu, […]

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Democrats Should Stay the Hell Away from Impeaching Trump

It’s looking more and more likely that the president of the United States has committed some sort of crime. The Trump campaign likely violated campaign finance laws when Donald Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, arranged for secret payments to Trump’s alleged mistresses. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has other threads to pull on as well, including […]

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Germany’s unknown island that’s a fallen piece of heaven

Mainau Island, at Lake Constance, is open all year. Photo: Alamy Europe is blessed with beautiful gardens. It has gardens big and small, gardens that explode with a million tulip bulbs in springtime, vast formal French gardens and wanton little English ones. But none is quite like Mainau Island. This garden is a fusion delight, a […]

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Otto Porter Jr. Ruled Out After Suffering Knee Injury in Wizards vs. Pacers | Bleacher Report

Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images The Washington Wizards will be without Otto Porter Jr. for the time being after the veteran forward suffered a right knee contusion in Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, the Wizards announced. Porter has steadily developed into one of Washington’s key players in the six years since he was drafted No. 3 […]

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Photo of Couple Boning on Top of Pyramids Prompts International Investigation

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Certain people are none too pleased with a Danish photographer after he decided to add one extra bone to the giant grave that is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Andreas Hvid, a Danish photographer, released a video and a series of photos Friday which showed him and a […]

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Capella Lodge gets a $4 million facelift

Breathtaking: Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island.   It’s hardly a dowager, having opened less than a decade and a half ago, but Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, two hours or so by air from Sydney, is essentially the grande dame of Australian luxury lodges. Its owners, James and Hayley Baillie, after all, took the luxury […]

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Kevin Hart’s Defenders Said More Than They Realized

Photos via Daniel Zuchnick and John Shearer/Getty Images. Last week, Kevin Hart announced that he would step down as the host of the 2019 Oscars amid controversy over his homophobic tweets from 2011. He claimed he had already addressed the tweets previously and didn’t think it was necessary to apologize again, instead opting to walk […]

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Virgin Australia joins crackdown on cabin baggage as Australian airlines embrace a united front

Oversized bags are creating havoc on domestic flights. Photo: Shutterstock Virgin Australia has announced it will be cracking down on passengers carrying oversized carry-on baggage, effective from this week. Following Qantas’ lead from several weeks ago, passengers will now have their carry-on luggage weighed either at check-in or at the gate to ensure it complies with […]

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How Anarchists Helped Californian Fire Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

The Walmart encampment where many evacuees have wound up on November 17. Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Before the fire, the Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, was already a natural place for people to seek a kind of refuge if they didn’t have other places to stay. According to Steve Breedlove, a local anarchist activist, […]

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Six of the best things to see in Guangzhou

Six of the best things to see in Guangzhou Advertisement Close CHEN CLAN ACADEMY The 1890s ancestral temple of the Chen family is the best and largest traditional structure in Guangzhou. The complex is made up of 19 separate buildings decorated with ornate glazed pottery and intricate carvings in wood and stone depicting birds, animals, […]

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La Liga Results 2018: Table, Scores and Reaction After Final Week 15 Match | Bleacher Report

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Athletic Bilbao defeated Girona 1-0 with a last-gasp penalty in La Liga on Monday, with the hosts snatching the points in Gaizka Garitano’s first game in charge at the San Mames Stadium. Neither team could capitalise in the final fixture of the week until Aritz Aduriz’s spot kick in the second minute of […]

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Morticians Explain How People Choose Their Last Outfits

The body of Aretha Franklin lies in repose.Photo by Paul Sancya-Pool/Getty Images  President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest sporting a pair of grey novelty socks featuring jets flying in formation—a nod to his military service and penchant for whimsical socks. As befitted her “Queen of Soul” status, Aretha Franklin lay in repose in […]

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Missing boy, Newtown – Queensland Police News

Police are seeking assistance to help locate a boy reported missing from Newtown. The 13-year-old was last seen on December 7 in Toowoomba but has not been seen since. Concenrs are held for his welfare due to his age and the amount of time he has been missing. He is described as Aboriginal in appearance, […]

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A Potluck Invitation Left 25,000 State Workers Stuck in Reply-All Email Hell

Most of us who’ve been in a massive email chain know the number one rule: never, ever reply all. And especially don’t reply all to tell other people not to reply all, a move that will only lead to heartbreak and rage, and probably encourage others to continue replying all to say the same goddamn […]

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Liverpool-Napoli, Chargers-Chiefs and More to Watch This Week | Bleacher Report

Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Must-Watch: UEFA Champions League Group Stage Finale It all comes down to this. Four spots in the Round of 16 are still unclaimed and will be decided Tuesday and Wednesday. What’s in store on Matchday Six? Watch every UEFA Champions League moment on B/R Live to find out. On Tuesday, Liverpool fights […]

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