Roger Stone case: judge orders phone hearing after prosecutors quit – report

The judge presiding over the case of Donald Trump ally Roger Stone has reportedly ordered both sides to participate in a conference call on Tuesday. US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order for the phone hearing on Sunday, according to Politico. Stone, 67, is the sixth former Trump aide to be convicted […]

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Does Johnson ‘understand’ climate change? –Politics Weekly podcast

Last week, Boris Johnson, with the help of Dominic Cummings, dismissed Clare O’Neill as the head of the COP 26 global climate change conference, which will be hosted in Glasgow later this year. In turn, O’Neill attacked Johnson, saying he admitted to her in the past that when it comes to climate change – quote […]

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Missing man, Redcliffe

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 21-year-old man reported missing from Redcliffe. Maurice Koroi (pictured below) was last seen leaving an address in Kippa-Ring around 2am on December 26. Preliminary investigations indicate Maurice is travelling through the Brisbane north side area and was seen at a Chermside shopping centre on Gympie […]

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Kangaroo Island fires: Cruise ship Sun Princess brings visitors back to island

Sun Princess arrives at Kangaroo Island on Sunday. Photo: Supplied Ferocious fires that scorched through half of Kangaroo Island have triggered a sharp decline in visitors – but a cruise ship has led the charge in bringing tourists back. Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess became the first cruise ship to sail back to Kangaroo Island on Sunday, […]

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Damian Lillard’s Franchise-Record 61 Points Lead Blazers to OT Win vs. Warriors

Sam Forencich/Getty Images Take a bow, Damian Lillard. While the Portland Trail Blazers weren’t exactly playing the same version of the Golden State Warriors that knocked them out of the playoffs three of the last four years, the four-time All-Star put on an absolute show and led his team to a dramatic 129-124 overtime victory […]

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‘The last six or eight months have been a revelation’ – Virat Kohli

Intensity, body language and learning to take tosses out of the equation have been key to India’s roaring start to 2020. This was Virat Kohli’s assessment as he drew satisfaction from two hard-fought wins that helped India take the Australia series 2-1 after a ten-wicket pounding in Mumbai. On Sunday, India showed a great mix […]

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Is the Supreme Court Coming For Your Birth Control?

The Supreme Court will consider whether the Trump administration can let employers opt out of offering birth control coverage to workers on moral or religious grounds, the justices announced Friday. The court will hear oral arguments for a challenge that consolidates two cases, Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and […]

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Democratic debate: rivals square off in final debate before Iowa caucuses – live

7.26pm EST19:26 Democratic debate clashes with Trump’s impeachment trial Lauren Gambino Hours before the debate on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would vote to send its impeachment charges against Donald Trump to the Senate the following day. Nancy Pelosi leaves a House Democratic caucus meeting Tuesday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images This […]

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Why did former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn choose a life on the run? – podcast

Stories in the business pages don’t often catch the eye of Hollywood scriptwriters. But the case of Carlos Ghosn is an exception. Over Christmas, the former boss of the Japanese car giant Nissan, wearing a disguise, reportedly hid inside a musical instrument case and jumped bail from corruption charges in Japan to Lebanon. The Guardian’s […]

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Police officer stood down, Road Policing Command

A 45-year-old male senior constable from Road Policing Command has been stood down from the Queensland Police Service. The officer is subject to allegations of committing domestic violence. In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of […]

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Onboard Explorer Dream’s inaugural Australian east coast cruise

Explorer Dream’s Palace Pool Deck. Photo: Dream Cruises All week we are teased by a paragraph in the Dream Daily newsletter, urging women to register for an upcoming show – Dream Boys. Advertised as an over-18s performance where “fantasies will come to life” and moves “will melt you down”, we’re all intrigued about this late-night offering […]

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LeBron James Reminds Luka Doncic, NBA He Still Wears the Crown

Glenn James/Getty Images The reminders keep coming, in all sorts of forms, without interruption. Some are subtle, their significance barely registering in real time, if not unnoticed, because this has all become so routine. Others are harder, often impossible, to ignore. They too are routine, but louder, so much louder. These are the moments that […]

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1,200-Year-Old Viking Runestone May Warn of Climate Change, Study Says

The Rök runestone, which is etched with more than 700 characters and is dated to about 800 CE, is one of Sweden’s most important cultural artifacts. The meaning of its enigmatic inscription has generated debate for over a century, but there is some consensus that it was carved or commissioned by a man named Varinn […]

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Designing with the customer at the centre

The department continues to transform the customer experience by learning directly from customers about how they use our services and redesigning those services around their needs. Through a design session in March 2019 we met Ken, a Disability Support Pension customer, and heard his story of claiming the Pensioner Education Supplement. Ken was surprised by […]

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Carlos Ghosn insists he is innocent over fraud charge ‘plot’ – business live

It was billed as a press conference, but Carlos Ghosn’s long-awaited appearance before the world’s media also felt like a courtroom, with a Powerpoint presentation thrown in too. But this courtroom, unlike the one he has avoided in Tokyo, gave the defendant free rein to explain why he’s innocent, M’Lud. Ghosn spent an hour presenting […]

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Owen Jones on toxic politics and becoming a target of abuse – podcast

Last August the Guardian columnist Owen Jones suffered a horrendous attack as he was out in London celebrating his birthday. In December three men admitted to the charge of affray. Next week a judge will decide whether one of the men, James Healy, was motivated by Jones’s sexuality. Jones is convinced it will not be […]

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Update – Shots fired, Brisbane City

Investigators have released CCTV footage and an image as part of an appeal for information following a shooting incident and suspicious fire at a bar in Brisbane City. Around 2am yesterday, multiple shots were fired the licensed premises on Boundary Street. Detectives have released an image of a small boat they believe the shots were […]

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Tourism Australia ‘Matesong’ campaign suspended as nation burns

Kylie Minogue’s tourism campaign The campaign is dubbed Matesong and features a star studded cast. A photo of a kangaroo leaping across the pages of British newspapers is the sort of free publicity that tourism authorities usually crave. Except the animal was another victim of the months-long bushfire crisis, fleeing as flames engulfed a house […]

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Alabama Bowl 2020: Louisiana vs. Miami (OH TV Schedule, Time and Odds

Brian Blanco/Associated Press The LendingTree Bowl is the final FBS postseason game before the CFB National Championship. While the spread indicates the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will blow out the Miami (OH) RedHawks, Monday’s matchup could be intriguing to fans of Power Five programs that may have coaching vacancies in the next year or two. Louisiana’s […]

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Dom Bess earns plaudits for stellar holding job

Dominic Bess has won praise from the players of both sides after providing a crucial contribution on the second day in Cape Town. While the figures – 1-62 from 27 overs – may not look outstanding, Bess’s control allowed England’s seamers to rotate throughout the day. With one end is offering bowlers significant amount of […]

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Wow, This Interracial Relationship ‘Bot’ Really Went Off the Rails

If you thought an interracial relationship was just a kind of relationship rather than an issue to be tackled, think again! Buzzfeed News attempted to unpack interracial dating Friday by giving people a space to “speak” with a “chatbot” (read: type in a text field on the conceit that people in interracial relationships aren’t always […]

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Pharmaceuticals: who decides the price of life? – podcast

This episode was first broadcast on 7 February 2019. When Carlie Pleasant was nine, her parents were told she would not live beyond 15. Her diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that results in a build-up of mucus in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Pleasant, who is now 29 with a husband […]

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Update: Serious assault, Noosa Heads

Police have charged two men following a brawl at Noosa Heads on New Year’s Eve which left a man with serious head injuries. It will be alleged that a fight occurred between a group of men in a car park near Noosa Parade around 11pm. A 20-year-old Lake McDonald man was assaulted during the altercation […]

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