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Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law

Social media giant poised to shut down search engines if forced to pay for news content
22 Jan 2021
Father Christmas caught in power lines
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Father Christmas caught in power lines

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
Covid protest
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Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020
Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor
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Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Nov 2020
Scientists say time travel could prevent the Covid pandemic
A model of Back to the Future's flying DeLorean
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Scientists say time travel could prevent the Covid pandemic

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’
Hitachi Wales
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Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 September
18 Sep 2020
Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:Luggage is loaded onto a Qantas aeroplane at Melbourne Airport on October 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Qantas flights are expected to return to the skie
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Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Sep 2020

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Why Tony Abbott is a controversial choice for UK trade role
Ex-Australian PM Tony Abbott
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Why Tony Abbott is a controversial choice for UK trade role

The former Australian PM is a keen Brexiteer - but comes with political baggage
27 Aug 2020
All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
Brazil coronavirus
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All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

Fears rising amid string of European outbreaks and rising cases in the Americas
30 Jul 2020
Australian pub bars emu regulars for defecating
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Australian pub bars emu regulars for defecating

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jul 2020
Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam
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Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?

Newly released letters reveal Palace’s role in one of the most sensational political events in Australian history
14 Jul 2020
Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief
Australian soldier
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Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief

Major-General Adam Findlay said ‘there are guys who criminally did something’
30 Jun 2020
Scientists begin testing two coronavirus vaccines
Experts say findings of new study pose a ‘real worry’ for public health
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Scientists begin testing two coronavirus vaccines

Australian researchers reach ‘critical milestone’ in global Covid-19 battle
3 Apr 2020
Police investigate ‘horrific’ car fire that killed family
Brisbane car fire
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Police investigate ‘horrific’ car fire that killed family

Brisbane police refuse to rule out murder-suicide involving ex-rugby league player
19 Feb 2020
Boy in news report spotted eating flies
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) on January 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. CIDEIM sci
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Boy in news report spotted eating flies

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Feb 2020
Australian Open 2020: women’s and men’s finals
Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne will host the finals of the Australian Open tennis grand slam
In Review

Australian Open 2020: women’s and men’s finals

First slam of the season ends this weekend in Melbourne
31 Jan 2020
Has Lord Lucan been found in Australia?
Lord Lucan
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Has Lord Lucan been found in Australia?

Son of murdered nanny says the fugitive is now a suburban Buddhist
29 Jan 2020
The pros and cons of a points-based immigration
Border control
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The pros and cons of a points-based immigration

Priti Patel ‘pushing for early introduction’ of Australian-style approach
21 Jan 2020
Australia in pictures: from bushfires to giant hailstones
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Australia in pictures: from bushfires to giant hailstones

Dust clouds, flooding and golf ball sized hailstones hit fire-ravaged country
20 Jan 2020
James Murdoch condemns father’s outlets for climate denial
James Murdoch
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James Murdoch condemns father’s outlets for climate denial

Rupert Murdoch’s son criticises Fox News and News Corp as Australia burns
15 Jan 2020
Australia bushfire appeal: Lewis Hamilton pledges £380,000
Devastating bushfires are raging across Australia
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Australia bushfire appeal: Lewis Hamilton pledges £380,000

Sport stars rally to raise money for Australia’s recovery fund
10 Jan 2020
Sew cute: knitters unite to help animals in Australian fires
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Sew cute: knitters unite to help animals in Australian fires

Rescue group inundated with mittens for koalas and pouches for joeys
8 Jan 2020
Sport shorts: Rafa and Serena to play in bushfire fundraiser
Firefighters hose down trees in a bid to slow the spread of bushfires around Nowra in Australia
In Brief

Sport shorts: Rafa and Serena to play in bushfire fundraiser

Ten things from the world of sport on Wednesday 8 January
8 Jan 2020
Sport shorts: Warne auctions Test cap for bushfire appeal
Shane Warne’s Test cricket cap is being auctioned to raise money for Australia’s bushfire appeal
In Brief

Sport shorts: Warne auctions Test cap for bushfire appeal

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 6 January
6 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Australia is ‘committing climate suicide’
Australia bushfire
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Instant Opinion: Australia is ‘committing climate suicide’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 3 January
3 Jan 2020
Australian bushfires rage out of control
TOPSHOT - Residents watch a large bushfire as seen from Bargo, 150km southwest of Sydney, on December 19, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared in Australia's most populated region on Dec
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Australian bushfires rage out of control

Wildfires are likely to flare again this weekend, as unusually hot and dry conditions persist with rain not expected for weeks
2 Jan 2020
Australian PM flies home to face wildfire outrage
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Fire and Rescue personal use a hose as they try to extinguish a bushfire as it burns near homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in
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Australian PM flies home to face wildfire outrage

Scott Morrison defends both his government’s climate change policies and his decision to go on holiday to Hawaii last week
23 Dec 2019
Why Australia’s government is unmoved on climate change
Australia bushfire
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Why Australia’s government is unmoved on climate change

New South Wales declares second state of emergency in as many months as bushfires ravage region
19 Dec 2019
Australia endures hottest day on record with more to come
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In Brief

Australia endures hottest day on record with more to come

Heatwave has fuelled fires across the east of the country
18 Dec 2019
What happened to Aslan King?
Aslan King
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What happened to Aslan King?

Briton found dead after going missing from Australian campsite three days ago
26 Nov 2019
Australian bushfires: what we know so far
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Australian bushfires: what we know so far

The devastating blazes have claimed six lives and hundreds of homes
22 Nov 2019
What the Bougainville referendum means for the world
Bougainville
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What the Bougainville referendum means for the world

The tiny island nation is expected to vote for independence from Papua New Guinea
20 Nov 2019
Israel Folau: rugby player condemned for bushfire remarks
Australia rugby union star Israel Folau has had his contract terminated
In Depth

Israel Folau: rugby player condemned for bushfire remarks

Former Wallabies player back in the sin-bin over remarks during church sermon
18 Nov 2019
Why people are banned from climbing Uluru
Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia
In Brief

Why people are banned from climbing Uluru

The world-famous monolith holds spiritual significance in local Aboriginal culture
25 Oct 2019
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