A Swiss tourist found naked and confused in Paris had taken a big (acid trip to Disneyland

Disneyland Paris is one of Europe’s most popular attractions.  Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images The Swiss tourist had planned the trip of a lifetime: taking LSD while on vacation at Disneyland Paris. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as the 32-year-old engineer discovered this past weekend. He wound up in jail on narcotics charges after […]

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NFL Rumors: Jay Gruden Won’t Be Fired If Redskins Lose to Giants

Julio Cortez/Associated Press Washington coach Jay Gruden reportedlyis on the hot seat but will not be fired regardless of Sunday’s result against the New York Giants. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Gruden’s job is safe for now, and he is also not planning to make any personnel changes. The most significant change could come […]

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Mooney 113 cornerstone of Australia’s win; Atapattu’s record ton in vain

Australia Women 4 for 217 (Mooney 113, Gardner 49) beat Sri Lanka Women 7 for 176 (Atapattu 113, Wareham 2-19) by 41 runs Australia Women began their international season with an expected victory, as Beth Mooney scored her second T20I hundred, but the story of the day belonged to the visiting captain Chamari Atapattu, who […]

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‘We have to get along’: Japan’s Korean residents at sharp end of diplomatic row

Long lunchtime queues form outside restaurants serving samgyeopsal (barbecued pork belly) and sundubu jjigae (a tofu stew). Groups of teenage girls brave the drizzle and eat Korean-style hotdogs on street corners after shopping for cosmetics and K-pop merchandise. This is not Seoul, but Shin-Ōkubo, a little slice of Korea in central Tokyo. It is home […]

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Hate crying babies on flights? Japan Airlines introduce child icon to seatmaps to help passengers identify children on planes

Every adult passenger’s worst nightmare. Photo: iStock A crying baby or upset toddler can crank up the stress levels of both parents and other passengers faster than a seatbelt sign can switch off, but Japan Airlines may just have a fix for the perennial problem. Buried on the national carrier’s website is a simple webpage which maps out seats […]

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Khawaja makes early statement with century

Queensland 9 for 322 (Khawaja 138, Heazlett 88, Pattinson 3-56 beat Victoria 168 (Sutherland 66, Steketee 4-25 by 154 runs Usman Khawaja made a commanding start to his season with 138 off 126 balls as Queensland secured a handsome bonus-point victory over Victoria in Melbourne. Khawaja and the in-form Sam Heazlett added 185 for the […]

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Los Angeles police investigate job ad on rightwing Breitbart website

Los Angeles police have launched an investigation after a recruitment ad went up on the rightwing website Breitbart, the Los Angeles Times reported. The department said such a job listing would conflict with its core values. Police chief Michel Moore said on Saturday on Twitter the LAPD did not purchase ad space from the site […]

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Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth arrives in Australia in December 2019

Cuncard’s Queen Elizabeth in Paihia, New Zealand. Photo: Supplied Cunard’s majestic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 has hosted many well-known guests over the years and recently featured as the setting for a new Steven Soderbergh movie. Let Them All Talk (its working title) stars Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, Gemma Chan, Lucas Hedges and Dianne Wiest, and […]

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Week 4 NFL Picks: Odds, Prop Bets and Predictions for Sunday’s Schedule

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press You don’t have to look far to find critical NFL games in Week 4. Two of them feature matchups between unbeaten clubs, while five more teams will be fighting for their first wins of the season. Toss in a Sunday night matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Teddy Bridgewater-led New Orleans […]

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Chamari Atapattu onslaught will lead to rethink for Australia

Beth Mooney celebrates her century © Getty Images It is not quite back to the drawing board for Australia, but they will be forced to rethink their plans to Chamari Atapattu after Sri Lanka’s T20I captain struck a magnificent century at North Sydney Oval to put their attack under a type of onslaught they have […]

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Why death of war reporter Christopher Allen must be made visible | Roy Greenslade

Journalism lost a special person the day Christopher Allen was murdered in South Sudan. The fact that very few journalists, let alone millions of others, know of his death in August 2017 is a tragedy behind a tragedy. For Allen was a young reporter and photographer who, despite his inexperience, produced enough work to suggest […]

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Attempted robbery with violence, North Ipswich

Police have charged two people after an attempted robbery with violence in North Ipswich this afternoon. At around 2.50pm a woman was sitting in her car in the carpark of a shopping centre on The Terrace when, it will be alleged, a man and a woman approached the vehicle and demanded her keys. Police will […]

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The Maldives: W Hotels’ Maldives and Bali new dining menu by Three Blue Ducks

The W Maldives resort includes 77 villas, 50 over-water and 27 by the beach. Photo: Jarrad Seng The famed chefs from Three Blue Ducks create an eating experience in paradise. It’s 5.30am and a warm, woolly breeze races the 15-metre game-fishing boat Castaway west from Fesdu Island in the Maldives’ North Ari Atoll to a bountiful […]

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Errol Spence Jr. Beats Shawn Porter Via Split Decision in Epic 12-Round Fight

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press In one of the best fights of the year, Errol Spence Jr. remained perfect after Saturday’s split-decision victory over Shawn Porter to become the unified WBC and IBF welterweight champion.  Two judges scored the bout 116-111 for Spence; the third had it 115-112 for Porter.  Ryan Songalia @ryansongalia Errol Spence defeats Shawn Porter […]

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McDermott’s hundred guides successful Tasmania chase

Tasmania 5 for 229 (McDermott 103, Jewell 64 beat South Australia 9 for 228 (Ross 82*, Lehmann 50, Faulkner 3-28 by five wickets Ben McDermott struck an unbeaten 103, his fourth one-day hundred, to lead Tasmania to a convincing five-wicket victory against South Australia. McDermott, the second-highest run-scorer in last season’s tournament, and Caleb Jewell […]

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Shanta Rangaswamy quits CAC after being asked to explain of conflict of interest

Hours after she was asked to explain a conflict of interest charge against her, former India woman’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy resigned from the BCCI’s cricket advisory committee (CAC. Rangaswamy told ESPNcricninfo that she sent in her resignation to the Committee of Administrators (CoA late on Saturday evening, after all three members of the CAC had […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson denies his language incites violence – live news

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph this morning Boris Johnson claims that he is leading a “a sensible, moderate, one nation” Conservative party. One of the interesting questions to be explored this week is whether that is compatible with also being a party hell-bent on delivering Brexit, possibly the hardest version available. But a […]

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Update 2: Armed robbery, Burleigh Waters

Police have charged two people following investigations into the armed robbery of a bank at Burleigh Waters on September 26. Around 3pm, police were notified of an armed robbery at a bank, located in a shopping complex on West Burleigh Road. It will be alleged a man and a woman attended the front counter, produced […]

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Cook Islands beyond Rarotonga: The 14 islands where you can truly escape

Fishing in the Cook Islands.  The modern world might’ve come to Atiu; but most days the bush telegraph still works better than the Wi-Fi. When the signal’s on the blink in town – or what constitutes town on a speck of fossilised coral this deep in the South Pacific – I ride my scooter along “the highway” (locals […]

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Zinedine Zidane Says Eden Hazard ‘Lacks Little Things’ at Real Madrid

TF-Images/Getty Images Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has discussed Eden Hazard’s struggles but backed him to succeed at the club. Hazard’s search for his first goal for Los Blancos continued on Saturday as he failed to make an impact on Real’s 0-0 draw with city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Per Goal’s […]

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Some, not all, Ashes stars set to return in Marsh Cup

Australia’s Ashes squad members Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, Travis Head and Usman Khawaja are set to return for their states in the Marsh Cup this weekend after being rested from the first week of fixtures, but New South Wales’ Test stars will not feature against Western Australia. Steven Smith, David Warner, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, […]

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Native American 2020 candidate aims to raise awareness of indigenous peoples

In a video launching his presidential campaign, Mark Charles, hair tied in a tsiiyéeł, a Native American hair knot, introduces himself in the Navajo language. “Yá’ át’ ééh. Mark Charles yinishyé,” Charles says. “Tsin bikee dine’é nishłí. Dóó tó’aheedlíinii bá shíshchíín. Tsin bikee’ dine’é dashicheii. Dóó tódích’ íi’ nii dashinálí.” Roughly translated, Charles is explaining […]

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