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David Leadbetter’s wife Michelle said his music would “live on” The family of a popular musician who died after being involved in a three-car crash have paid tribute to him. David Leadbetter, 64, found fame in South Africa and ...

Chris Dawson likely to die in jail after being sentenced to 24 years for murder of wife Lynette

Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA Chris Dawson has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for murdering his former wife Lynette. In the New South Wales supreme court, justice Ian Harrison sentenced the 74-year-old to 24 years, with a non-parole period ...

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Sky News Australia host Chris Kenny says climate “alarmism” and “fear mongering” from the government leads us to believe the world is “going to hell in a handbasket”. Climate ‘alarmism’ has led us to believe the world is ‘going to ...

U.S. urges 15-year sentence for ex-Theranos president Balwani

FILE PHOTO: Former Theranos partner Balwani walks to federal trial in San Jose By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence former Theranos Inc President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani to 15 years in prison for ...

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Signs Mammoth $770 Million Contract with Saudi League Side

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Weinstein Doomed After Disaster Rape Trial, Accusers Say

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty Before he was a convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein ruled Hollywood, acting as the tastemaker who decided the fate of cult-classic films and launched some of the most successful careers in industry ...

Taupō mayor says earthquake 'could have been a lot worse'

Watch: The Taupō mayor says a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck late on Wednesday could’ve been a lot worse for the town. The Taupō mayor says a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that struck late on Wednesday could’ve been a lot ...

Santos loses Federal Court appeal over Barossa gas project after challenge by Tiwi Island traditional owners

Tiwi traditional owner Dennis Tipakalippa led the challenge with the help of environmental advocacy and legal groups.  (Supplied: Rebecca Parker) Gas company Santos has lost its appeal against the decision that overturned approvals for its $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project, in a landmark legal ...

Florida pulls $2 billion from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

FILE PHOTO: The BlackRock logo is pictured in New York City By Ross Kerber (Reuters) -Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc, the biggest such ...

Workplace rule changes become law

Employment Minister Tony Burke says workers need a payrise and the new laws will deliver. Workers and bosses are split on what impact newly-passed industrial relations reforms will have after the lower house ticked them off on Friday morning. ...

Ung Services and director Nico Keat fined almost $500k after Labour Hire Authority probe

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Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology: Flood Watch until 1 December in Dubbo, New South WalesMinor Flooding ...

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Federal Appeals Court Slam-Dunks on Judge Who OK’d Trump’s Special Master

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Obama takes aim at Walker as he rallies with Warnock ahead of Georgia Senate runoff election

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Alleged crime kingpin Tony Haddad caught in Turkey, deported to Australia

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COVID cases rising faster in NSW, Vic

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Home Office strands asylum seekers on street after summoning them to ‘phantom’ interviews

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What we know about new US B-21 stealth bomber, first in 30 years

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FIFA World Cup: Japan's controversial winner, Roberto Martinez's Belgium farewell among talking points on day 12

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