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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

900 US healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 – and the toll is risingTrump considers blocking Americans who may have Covid-19 from coming homeGeorgia, Minnesota, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin to hold primariesCori Bush interview: ‘They don’t know what I know’Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.49pm BSTDonald Trump has

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

Belarus opposition candidate in Lithuania after second night of protests

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s low score in official election results has prompted two nights of unprecedented protest actionSvetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main opposition candidate in Sunday’s disputed elections in Belarus, has left the country as clashes between heavily armed police and demonstrators escalated during a second night of protests.Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius,

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

900 US healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 – and the toll is risingTrump considers blocking Americans who may have Covid-19 from coming homeGeorgia, Minnesota, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin to hold primariesCori Bush interview: ‘They don’t know what I know’Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.49pm BSTDonald Trump has

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

Belarus opposition candidate in Lithuania after second night of protests

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s low score in official election results has prompted two nights of unprecedented protest actionSvetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main opposition candidate in Sunday’s disputed elections in Belarus, has left the country as clashes between heavily armed police and demonstrators escalated during a second night of protests.Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius,

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

Tim Cook joins the billionaire club as Apple nears $2tn valuation

Apple has thrived under Cook’s leadership with the iPhone X and a move into subscription TVApple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the billionaire club as the iPhone maker is poised to become the US’s first$2tn company.Apple’s performance has so far proved to be coronavirus-proof, crushing Wall Street expectations in

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The National Black Hole Network

The National Black Hole Network

Perhaps thinking he was helping to promote the financial strength of the NBN, Tony Boyd noted in the Australian Financial Review’s Chanticleer column today that the National Broadband Network delivered an EBITDA — earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation — of $1.77 billion.  A large and impressive number, most

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Alan Kohler, the ABC’s magic pudd’nhead

Alan Kohler, the ABC’s magic pudd’nhead

I used to regularly look forward to watching Alan Kohler’s financial report on the ABC news each evening. But when the global financial crisis hit, I suddenly realised that even he didn’t know what was going on. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m having that strange sense of déjà vu—all

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

900 US healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 – and the toll is risingTrump considers blocking Americans who may have Covid-19 from coming homeGeorgia, Minnesota, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin to hold primariesCori Bush interview: ‘They don’t know what I know’Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.49pm BSTDonald Trump has

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

Belarus opposition candidate in Lithuania after second night of protests

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s low score in official election results has prompted two nights of unprecedented protest actionSvetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main opposition candidate in Sunday’s disputed elections in Belarus, has left the country as clashes between heavily armed police and demonstrators escalated during a second night of protests.Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius,

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US politics: Ilhan Omar faces challenge as six states hold primaries – live

Tim Cook joins the billionaire club as Apple nears $2tn valuation

Apple has thrived under Cook’s leadership with the iPhone X and a move into subscription TVApple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the billionaire club as the iPhone maker is poised to become the US’s first$2tn company.Apple’s performance has so far proved to be coronavirus-proof, crushing Wall Street expectations in

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The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

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Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

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As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

This image provided by NOAA/NASA shows the Earth’s western hemisphere on May 20, 2018 made by the new GOES-17 satellite, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument [NOAA/NASA via AP] Humanity is facing an invasion. In the span of a few months, an invisible outside force we about

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New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

Auckland will be locked down for at least three days and some physical distancing restrictions will be reintroduced in the rest of the country [File: Greg Bowker/AFP] New Zealand has announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in more than 100 days, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to

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Powerful storm causes widespread damage across the US Midwest

Powerful storm causes widespread damage across the US Midwest

Storm known as a Derecho lasted several hours as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois [AP] A rare storm with power similar to a hurricane swept across the US Midwest uprooting trees, tossing vehicles, and causing widespread property damage. More than

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The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

read more
Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

read more
As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

This image provided by NOAA/NASA shows the Earth’s western hemisphere on May 20, 2018 made by the new GOES-17 satellite, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument [NOAA/NASA via AP] Humanity is facing an invasion. In the span of a few months, an invisible outside force we about

read more
New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

Auckland will be locked down for at least three days and some physical distancing restrictions will be reintroduced in the rest of the country [File: Greg Bowker/AFP] New Zealand has announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in more than 100 days, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to

read more
The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

read more
Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

read more
As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

This image provided by NOAA/NASA shows the Earth’s western hemisphere on May 20, 2018 made by the new GOES-17 satellite, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument [NOAA/NASA via AP] Humanity is facing an invasion. In the span of a few months, an invisible outside force we about

read more
The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

read more
Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

read more
The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

read more
Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

read more
As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

This image provided by NOAA/NASA shows the Earth’s western hemisphere on May 20, 2018 made by the new GOES-17 satellite, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument [NOAA/NASA via AP] Humanity is facing an invasion. In the span of a few months, an invisible outside force we about

read more

World News

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines

Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital march against the new anti-terror law, 27 July 2020, Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Hong Kong’s new draconian security law has been occupying headlines around the world since it was forcefully imposed by China on June 30. The law, which allows

read more
Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

Beirut explosion: Remembering victims of the deadly blast

It has been one week since a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tonnes of stored ammonium nitrate devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killing some 200 people and wounding 6,000 others. The blast displaced some 300,000 people, leaving the city with billions of dollars in damage. Questions remain as to why such

read more
As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

As we fight COVID-19, we should turn our gaze to space

This image provided by NOAA/NASA shows the Earth’s western hemisphere on May 20, 2018 made by the new GOES-17 satellite, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument [NOAA/NASA via AP] Humanity is facing an invasion. In the span of a few months, an invisible outside force we about

read more
New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

New Zealand reports return of coronavirus after 102 days

Auckland will be locked down for at least three days and some physical distancing restrictions will be reintroduced in the rest of the country [File: Greg Bowker/AFP] New Zealand has announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in more than 100 days, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to

read more
Powerful storm causes widespread damage across the US Midwest

Powerful storm causes widespread damage across the US Midwest

Storm known as a Derecho lasted several hours as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois [AP] A rare storm with power similar to a hurricane swept across the US Midwest uprooting trees, tossing vehicles, and causing widespread property damage. More than

read more

Business & The Economy

Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0?

Snow Job: why the cover-up over Snowy Hydro 2.0?

The National Parks Association of NSW and ex-Energy Australia chair Ted Woodley are considering a legal challenge to the $10 billion Snowy 2.0, which they say will push back the transition to renewable energy and destroy thousands of hectares of national park, in light of the fact that the whole

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Cyber strategy a big miss for local industry

Cyber strategy a big miss for local industry

The government’s $1.7 billion cybersecurity strategy’s lack of focus on the local industry is “frustrating” and a “wasted opportunity”, according to CyRise chief executive Scott Handsaker. The strategy was finally launched late last week with a focus on protecting the nation’s essential infrastructure from cyber-attacks, handing additional powers to

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Lost children of the digital revolution

Lost children of the digital revolution

In 2008 – the year that the first round of “Service Delivery Reform” was getting underway – my daughter had her first baby. The bureaucracy would come to call this ‘a life event’. At the time, I was the Chief Technology Architect of the Department of Human Services, responsible

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ATO confirms R&D tax claw-back plan

ATO confirms R&D tax claw-back plan

More than a quarter of companies claiming the research and development tax incentive this quarter may have some of their offset clawed back if the government pushes ahead with its planned changes to the scheme, the Australian Taxation Office has confirmed. The Coalition announced plans to make a series

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Labor demands AFP answers on encryption

Labor demands AFP answers on encryption

Australian law enforcement agencies are yet to use the coercive anti-encryption powers handed to them nearly two years ago, with Labor MPs questioning whether they are necessary at all. The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (TOLA) Act provides law enforcement with new powers to compel tech companies to provide

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Environment

Off-grid EV owners charge cars from solar and their own creek

Off-grid EV owners charge cars from solar and their own creek

Two EV owners in Tasmania pushing boundaries of off-grid living, powering not only their home in pristine southern Tasmania but also their EVs from the sun and their own seasonal creek. The post Off-grid EV owners charge cars from solar and their own creek appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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