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Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman nearly walked away from his starring role as anguished Hogwarts Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter, excerpts from the beloved British actor’s extensive diaries have revealed. Entries from the late actor’s diaries have been published in the lead-up to the release of a book of them early next

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Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman nearly walked away from his starring role as anguished Hogwarts Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter, excerpts from the beloved British actor’s extensive diaries have revealed. Entries from the late actor’s diaries have been published in the lead-up to the release of a book of them early next

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‘Large hail, damaging winds’: Dangerous storm threats for two states

‘Large hail, damaging winds’: Dangerous storm threats for two states

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued in two states, with further heavy rain putting NSW and Queensland on watch for more flooding. The weather bureau issued a warning for “large hail [and] damaging winds” in an area of NSW from Coffs Harbour north to the Queensland border on Tuesday afternoon.

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Class Action Could be Launched Against Optus Over Data Breach

Class Action Could be Launched Against Optus Over Data Breach

Optus – the company that has built its brand on the proposition of ‘Yes’ – is now saying a resounding ‘No’ to customers who are requesting assistance to change their phone numbers and seek some form of compensation, after the massive data breach which has exposed...

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Can the internet ever forget a crime?

Can the internet ever forget a crime?

In this week’s WebCam, Cam Wilson reflects on the moral complexities of criminal reporting and the indelible mark of online information. The post Can the internet ever forget a crime?

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What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?

Giorgia Meloni will become Italy’s first female prime minister and the country’s first far-right leader since World War II, writes Sofia Ammassari, from Griffith University and Duncan McDonnell, from Griffith University in this article republished from The Conversation. “Una vittoria storica” – a historic victory. That’s

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Clare O’Neil raises concerns about Medicare numbers stolen in Optus hack

Hannah Gadsby secures multiple-title Netflix deal

Hannah Gadsby is returning to our Netflix wheelhouse after securing a multiple-title deal that will include a stand-up special and a multiple-comic show highlighting “gender-diverse comedians” from across the globe.  The 44-year old Tasmanian comedian and performer rose to fame in 2018 after her Emmy-winning stand-up special

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Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal he nearly quit Harry Potter role

Alan Rickman nearly walked away from his starring role as anguished Hogwarts Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter, excerpts from the beloved British actor’s extensive diaries have revealed. Entries from the late actor’s diaries have been published in the lead-up to the release of a book of them early next

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World News

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

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Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken place in tense Japan where the event for one of the country’s most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.The ceremony started at 2:00pm (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday, with Abe’s ashes carried into the Nippon

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Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

FIFA says more than 2.4 million tickets were sold in the three rounds of sales so far this year.The final round of ticket sales for the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts on Tuesday. Thirty-two teams will take part in the tournament that kicks off on November 20, with the final

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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

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Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken place in tense Japan where the event for one of the country’s most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.The ceremony started at 2:00pm (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday, with Abe’s ashes carried into the Nippon

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Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

FIFA says more than 2.4 million tickets were sold in the three rounds of sales so far this year.The final round of ticket sales for the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts on Tuesday. Thirty-two teams will take part in the tournament that kicks off on November 20, with the final

read more
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

read more
Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken place in tense Japan where the event for one of the country’s most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.The ceremony started at 2:00pm (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday, with Abe’s ashes carried into the Nippon

read more
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

read more
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

read more
Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken place in tense Japan where the event for one of the country’s most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.The ceremony started at 2:00pm (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday, with Abe’s ashes carried into the Nippon

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World News

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

Chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

The accusation comes after five-time world champion Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the US after losing to Niemann.Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused American player Hans Niemann of cheating, saying the rising star had done so more recently and more often than

read more
Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

Photos: Japan holds state funeral for Shinzo Abe amid protests

A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken place in tense Japan where the event for one of the country’s most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.The ceremony started at 2:00pm (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday, with Abe’s ashes carried into the Nippon

read more
Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

Final round of Qatar World Cup ticket sales starts today

FIFA says more than 2.4 million tickets were sold in the three rounds of sales so far this year.The final round of ticket sales for the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts on Tuesday. Thirty-two teams will take part in the tournament that kicks off on November 20, with the final

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Business & The Economy

Senate inquiry to probe Big Tech influence in Australia

Senate inquiry to probe Big Tech influence in Australia

A new Senate inquiry will examine the nature and extent of the influence of foreign-owned Big Tech companies Google, Meta, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon have on the Australian market and public debate. Senator Andrew Bragg secured the “overdue” inquiry unopposed in the Senate on Monday, successfully having the matter

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NASA’s mission to smash into an asteroid. What will we learn?

NASA’s mission to smash into an asteroid. What will we learn?

On September 26 at 11.15pm UTC, NASA’s DART mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) will be the first to deliberately and measurably change the motion of a significant body in our Solar System. In other words, it will smash into an asteroid. The mission will provide the first test

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PM lands in Japan for funeral, meetings

PM lands in Japan for funeral, meetings

Trade and global security will be on the agenda for a meeting between Anthony Albanese and his Japanese counterpart ahead of the funeral of Shinzo Abe. The prime minister has arrived in Tokyo where he will meet with Fumio Kishida at the Akasaka State Palace. Mr Albanese last met with

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Robodebt royal commission set to begin

Robodebt royal commission set to begin

Hundreds of thousands of people were caught a huge Centrelink stuff-up and now a major investigation will examine how things went so horribly wrong. A royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is preparing to hold its first public hearing. The commissioner and senior council assisting will make brief opening

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Apple to manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Apple to manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Apple will make its latest iPhone 14 in India, as manufacturers shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries. “The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities. We’re excited to be manufacturing iPhone 14 in

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