13 January 2021, Wednesday News

13 January 2021, Wednesday

The mystery of level seven: Will 'eliminating' Hotel Grand Chancellor help find how COVID spread?

The mystery of level seven: Will 'eliminating' Hotel Grand Chancellor help find how COVID spread?

13/01/2021 11:48:00 PM

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ASX to rise, Wall Street ends mostly higher with optimism 'way too high'

ASX to rise, Wall Street edges higher despite optimism being 'way too high'

. Optimism way too high? Tesla shares are at a PE ratio of 1,600x so maybe you're right... (A price-to-earnings ratio is the share price compared to annual profits. At Tesla's current share price, it will take 1,600 years of current profits to pay for the share. Optimistic?)

13/01/2021 11:48:00 PM

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Police release CCTV footage as they investigate suspicious Melbourne grassfire

Police release CCTV footage as they investigate suspicious Melbourne grassfire

Edited photo or extremely pixelated... Where's his nose? Trying to make it look Asian, are you?

13/01/2021 11:48:00 PM

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Teenage boy critical after falling from cliff in Glebe police chase

A teenage boy is undergoing surgery after falling from a cliff during a police pursuit in Glebe

13/01/2021 11:45:00 PM

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Pelosi: Trump 'is a danger to the nation that we all love' | Sky News Australia

Speaker of the House SpeakerPelosi has kicked off the debate over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, arguing the president is a clear threat to national security.

SpeakerPelosi LOL. Seriously? And BLM and Antifa?
SpeakerPelosi Just retire Grandma! Stale ideals and ideas.....time for fresh ideas 😄

13/01/2021 11:41:00 PM

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Australia records 296 current active cases, one in ICU | Sky News Australia

Australia has recorded a current total of 296 active cases across the country - which includes infections acquired both locally and overseas.

13/01/2021 11:40:00 PM

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'People will need to comply': No right to refuse return-to-office call, lawyers say

The government is expected to confirm its updated recommendations on Thursday for an increased cap on workers in office buildings, to commence as soon as Monday.

13/01/2021 11:30:00 PM

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Tomic 'risks his life' to reach Australian Open

Then fallen star unloads on critics

Bet he gets beaten first round and then has a massive dummy spit!

13/01/2021 11:26:00 PM

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Biggest mafia trial in decades underway | Sky News Australia

Hundreds of alleged members of Italy's most powerful mafia group are being prosecuted in the country's biggest organised crime trial in decades.

13/01/2021 11:24:00 PM

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Indian farmers fight reform laws, but changes could boost trade with Australia

Indian farmers fight reform laws, but changes could boost trade with Australia

13/01/2021 11:18:00 PM

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Live: US coronavirus deaths hit another one-day high as infections near 23 million

Live: US coronavirus deaths hit another one-day high as infections near 23 million

'Just a little flu', 'It'll go away in summer', 'Inject clorox'... Trump's obituary.
JaneCaro This is the end result of free market capitalism.

13/01/2021 11:18:00 PM

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Live: NSW Now: Residents of regional NSW free to travel to SA after border restrictions ease

Live: NSW Now: Residents of regional NSW free to travel to SA after border restrictions ease

13/01/2021 11:18:00 PM

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'Dinosaur trees' survived Black Summer, but they haven't recovered enough for the next bushfire

'Dinosaur trees' survived Black Summer, but they haven't recovered enough for the next bushfire | p_hannam

13/01/2021 11:14:00 PM

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Feeling hot? It won't last: Canberra's climate pendulum to bring more rain and cool weather this summer

ANALYSIS: Feeling hot? It won't last: Canberra's climate pendulum to bring more rain and cool weather this summer

13/01/2021 11:06:00 PM

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Victorians urged to help scientists count 'vulnerable' platypuses

Platypuses have been added to Victoria's threatened species list for the first time and scientists are calling on volunteers to take part in a citizen science survey to map their habitat.

PrESerVe - UniTe - PerSerVere,.,., PeAcE aNd LoVe To All SpeCieS.,., Exc. FilTy In-HuMaN Acts of UdDeR- DiSgUsT XoXoXo

13/01/2021 11:00:00 PM

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AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million

AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million | BevanShields

BevanShields Damn Vatican drug cartels...
BevanShields Hopeless. Just like the reserve bank and this execrable government.

13/01/2021 11:00:00 PM

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Democrat compares Trump to Osama bin Laden

Donald Trump has issued a new plea to his supporters as more Republicans vote in favour of his impeachment, with a vote on the matter imminent.

Way too late, open Pandora's Box and suffer the consequences, 5 people are already dead, how many more will be injured/killed due to Trump's rages and lies. We accused him of having blood on his hands & he is back-tracking like crazy, too late.

13/01/2021 11:00:00 PM

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Hundreds of troops stationed at US Capitol amid warnings against further attacks

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been stationed at the US Capitol amid a House vote to impeach Donald Trump.


They have to be there, on site... sure let's put them in a hotel or something... just so the insurectionists can take the Capitol again before they can get in... yeah that's smart..

13/01/2021 10:59:00 PM

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Mathias Cormann confirmed as a frontrunner for OECD post following candidate cull

Mathias Cormann confirmed as frontrunner for OECD post following candidate cull | bevanshields

BevanShields Bloody ridiculous, how dumb are they!!
BevanShields And if he gets the job it leaves the OECD with ZERO credibility

13/01/2021 10:54:00 PM

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Worker shortage kicks off bidding war for shearing crews

Worker shortage kicks off bidding war for shearing crews

. Why don't we just introduce laws to pay workers less rather than forcing farmers to pay matket rates? Oh, because that's stoopud... yep. This is sarcasm over the celery article...

13/01/2021 10:48:00 PM

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WHO team investigating COVID-19 origins facing scientific and political challenges in China

WHO team investigating COVID-19 origins facing scientific and political challenges in China

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UK to deploy 24-hour vaccination centres as 1,564 deaths sets new daily record

UK to deploy 24-hour vaccination centres as 1,564 deaths sets new daily record

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Five years after the Tasmanian Government pledged to put patients first, hospital wait times remain a sore point

Five years after the Tasmanian Government pledged to put patients first, hospital wait times remain a sore point

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Being far from home is tough, but this US basketballer is glad to be out of America

Being far from home is tough, but this US basketballer is glad to be out of America

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New York City to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

New York City will terminate business contracts with Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the US Capitol

13/01/2021 10:46:00 PM

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Trump described as 'clear and present danger' during impeachment trial

US President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached a second time, exactly one week on from the deadly Capitol siege. 9News

13/01/2021 10:44:00 PM

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Brisbane remains on 'heightened alert' as it hopes to avoid another lockdown

Brisbane remains on 'heightened alert' as it hopes to avoid another lockdown | LydiaLynch101

13/01/2021 10:35:00 PM

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Government races to secure more vaccines but stares down AstraZeneca critics

The government is seeking new deals to vaccinate millions of Australians this year, but hit back at concerns it is relying too heavily on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

13/01/2021 10:30:00 PM

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'He must go': Donald Trump denounced as a 'clear and present danger' as House moves to impeach US president

Donald Trump is facing the second impeachment of his presidency, one week after his supporters violently attacked the US Capitol.

13/01/2021 10:30:00 PM

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Bosses can force their workers back to the office. So far, many haven't

Bosses can force their workers back to the office. So far, many haven't | annapattysmh chloebooker

13/01/2021 10:21:00 PM

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When backpackers went home, these Australians gave farm jobs a go. Here's how they went

When backpackers went home, these Australians gave farm jobs a go. Here's how they went

13/01/2021 9:48:00 PM

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Malaysia, once praised by the WHO as 'united' against COVID, is in a state of emergency

Malaysia, once praised by the WHO as 'united' against COVID, is in a state of emergency

13/01/2021 9:48:00 PM

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The WHO says COVID-19 vaccines should be 50 per cent efficacious — should this be higher?

The WHO says COVID-19 vaccines should be 50 per cent efficacious — should this be higher?

13/01/2021 9:48:00 PM

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How ‘heat refuges’ could help people like Ian escape sweltering days in Western Sydney

How ‘heat refuges’ could help people like Ian escape sweltering days in Western Sydney

13/01/2021 9:18:00 PM

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'This is a long crisis': Matthew is packing up his business so he doesn't lose everything.

'This is a long crisis': Matthew is packing up his business so he doesn't lose everything.

13/01/2021 9:18:00 PM

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Southern rock lobster industry fears seismic testing in Bass Strait could threaten crayfish populations

Southern rock lobster industry fears seismic testing in Bass Strait could threaten crayfish populations

13/01/2021 8:48:00 PM

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Secret emails expose Government's role in approving uranium mine a month before 2019 election

Secret emails expose Government's role in approving uranium mine a month before 2019 election

13/01/2021 8:48:00 PM

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Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

The US President is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after a mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

13/01/2021 7:57:00 PM

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Australian DNA detectives reveal secrets of Game of Thrones wolves

For the giant, aloof dire wolves, the real threat to their existence can be summed up by the phrase 'Summer is coming', according to new research published in Nature magazine.

13/01/2021 7:17:00 PM

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Palace responds to claims Cambridges ignored advice for Royal Train Tour

Back decision

13/01/2021 7:00:00 PM

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'Groundless speculation': China refutes Boris Johnson's talk of COVID originating from bats

'Groundless speculation': China refutes Boris Johnson's talk of COVID originating from bats

13/01/2021 6:48:00 PM

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City of New York kicks Trump Organization to the kerb

City of New York kicks Trump Organization to the kerb

13/01/2021 6:48:00 PM

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Lisa Montgomery: First US woman executed in nearly 70 years

Lisa Montgomery was the first of the final three federal inmates scheduled to die before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. 9News

13/01/2021 6:00:00 PM

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Amid political chaos, US sets daily record for COVID-19 deaths

Coronavirus deaths in the US hit another one-day high of more than 4300 with the country's attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol.

13/01/2021 5:48:00 PM

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Chinese city tests millions amid fresh outbreak

Another 90 confirmed cases were reported in Hebei province on Wednesday, the National Health Commission said.

13/01/2021 5:01:00 PM

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Donald Trump on verge of historic second impeachment as House votes on Capitol siege charge

President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote. 9News

13/01/2021 4:22:00 PM

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Alex de Minaur wins Antalya Open in bizarre fashion

Alex de Minaur wins Antalya Open in bizarre fashion

13/01/2021 4:18:00 PM

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Pigeon spreads its wings to fly from Alabama to a Melbourne backyard

A racing pigeon has made a remarkable journey across the world all the way from Alabama in the US to Melbourne. 9News

13/01/2021 4:01:00 PM

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'A really nice Band-Aid': Funding boost for Melbourne music industry

The Victorian government has announced the latest venues to share in a $5 million rescue package, on top of $3 million to support new music, events and projects.

13/01/2021 3:49:00 PM

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Native Americans seek to stop Rio Tinto, BHP copper mine plan

Australia's two biggest miners are facing opposition from Native American groups to their plan to build a giant copper mine in Arizona.

13/01/2021 3:32:00 PM

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Veteran reporter breaks down on air as COVID deaths surge across the US: 'It's just not OK'

CNN reporter Sara Sidner has been reduced to tears during a live cross about the COVID19 crisis. 9News

13/01/2021 3:31:00 PM

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Coon rebrand cops abuse from Aussie ‘rednecks’

The man whose long campaign led to today’s rebrand of Coon cheese has said he has received racist abuse since the change was announced.

13/01/2021 3:30:00 PM

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World first melanoma success in Australia prompts new trial

Charles Hanna had exhausted all treatments for his cancer, but tumours in his upper abdomen have now vanished. 9News

13/01/2021 3:02:00 PM

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Netflix film captures relationship between mothers and midwives

I work in a hospital, so I have never had to experience the gut-wrenching tragedy that Eva endures after she realises the baby she helped deliver at home is not breathing.

13/01/2021 3:01:00 PM

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Why Australia needs AstraZeneca vaccine immediately

Our chief medical officer has revealed the crucial reason why Australia is in desperate need of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

13/01/2021 3:00:00 PM

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De Minaur claims fourth ATP singles title

How good!! 🇦🇺 9WWOS

13/01/2021 2:53:00 PM

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Mystery of the seventh floor: How did the virus spread in hotel quarantine?

Brisbane's Hotel Grand Chancellor has seen six COVID-19 cases all linked to the seventh floor, with authorities trying to solve the mystery spread.

13/01/2021 2:50:00 PM

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Birdsville Track dubbed ‘COVID highway’ after influx of drivers

Police in Queensland and South Australia have been issuing warnings over the 500km Birdsville Track, which desperate travellers are turning into an interstate express way.

13/01/2021 2:40:00 PM

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French woman tries to prove she's alive after court rules her dead

A woman in France has spent three years trying to prove she is alive after a court declared her dead in 2017. 9News

13/01/2021 2:32:00 PM

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Latest Aussie good in China’s firing line

After hitting beef, wine and coal, China has thrown shade on another beloved Aussie product - cherries.

13/01/2021 2:20:00 PM

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Fourth man arrested in connection with death of Murray Bridge man

Fourth man arrested in connection with death of Murray Bridge man

13/01/2021 2:18:00 PM

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Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed

Wild horse numbers are still far too high despite the bushfires.

13/01/2021 2:15:00 PM

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End of the Wild: Museum's long-running taxidermy exhibition to close

After more than a decade, Melbourne Museum's so-called 'dead zoo' of 750 taxidermied animals will be packed up and put into storage.

13/01/2021 2:04:00 PM

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YouTube is the latest online platform to suspend Donald Trump over violence concerns

YouTube says it will also be 'indefinitely disabling comments' on Mr Trump's channel because of safety concerns.

13/01/2021 2:01:00 PM

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Drunken passenger pushed flight crew after juice dispute

A drunk plane passenger violently lashed out at flight attendants when they asked him to hand over a juice bottle he had carried on-board, a court has heard.

13/01/2021 2:00:00 PM

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Woman who allegedly sped past Victorian border checkpoint charged with multiple offences

Woman who allegedly sped past Victorian border checkpoint charged with multiple offences

13/01/2021 1:48:00 PM

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Lyon, a great survivor who became one of the greats, marks 100 Tests

Lyon, a great survivor who became one of the greats, marks 100 Tests | phillutton78

13/01/2021 1:44:00 PM

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Northern beaches no longer a hot spot

Sydney’s northern beaches have been reclassified as the region emerges from a COVID-19 cluster that prompted a pre-Christmas lockdown.

13/01/2021 1:40:00 PM

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US carries out first execution of female inmate since 1953

President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, sped up federal executions at the end of his term. Joe Biden is expected to discontinue them.

13/01/2021 1:37:00 PM

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Former Test star predicts shock debutant

'I've got a funny feeling we might see him'

13/01/2021 1:35:00 PM

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De Minaur claims fourth ATP singles title

Aussie kicks off 2021 in stunning fashion

13/01/2021 1:23:00 PM

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Photo of Costco shopper’s huge toilet paper haul angers

With all the toilet paper hoarding going on right now, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d gone back in time.

13/01/2021 1:20:00 PM

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An ex-pop star in his 30s is taking on a former guerrilla leader who has ruled for 35 years in Uganda’s election

Former singer Bobi Wine is coming up against Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in Uganda's election this week.

13/01/2021 1:19:00 PM

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Japan has expanded its COVID state of emergency to more than half the country. But is it too late?

Japan has expanded its COVID state of emergency to more than half the country. But is it too late?

13/01/2021 1:18:00 PM

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Live: House Democrats set to vote to impeach Donald Trump for second time

Live: House Democrats set to vote to impeach Donald Trump for second time

13/01/2021 1:18:00 PM

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Qld hotel evacuated for UK strain outbreak

A large fleet of ambulances has been pictured evacuating guests from a Brisbane quarantine hotel at the centre of a COVID cluster.

13/01/2021 1:15:00 PM

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Sydney Festival receives record philanthropic donation

The donor is a leading businessman who shot to public prominence when he purchased Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar at auction for nearly $9 million.

13/01/2021 1:09:00 PM

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'An assault on democracy': Turnbull lashes Trump over Capitol Building riot

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lashed Donald Trump over the Capitol Building riot. 9News

13/01/2021 1:02:00 PM

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Royal Flying Doctor Service virus strain

The Royal Flying Doctor Service’s capabilities have been seriously tested during the pandemic with more than 2700 patients suspected of having COVID-19 being rushed to a medical facility.

13/01/2021 1:00:00 PM

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Grand Prix moved because F1 could not do 14-day quarantine

Martin Pakula and Andrew Westacott indicated on Wednesday that they hoped 14 days' quarantine will not be a requirement come November 21.

13/01/2021 12:59:00 PM

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And then the pandemic came: A tale of two community gardens

As the coronavirus pandemic struck, some community gardens flourished while others turned to weeds

13/01/2021 12:52:00 PM

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Google admits to removing local news content in 'experiment'

In recent days internet users have reported Australian news sites disappearing from Google’s search function, with old content and links being displayed.

13/01/2021 12:42:00 PM

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Australia Day events clipped amid ongoing COVID restrictions

Festivities will be significantly muted on January 26, with a number of longstanding events cancelled and spectators limited.

13/01/2021 12:36:00 PM

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Urgent advice for NSW and Victorian residents who stayed at Queensland hotel linked to UK coronavirus variant

An outbreak of the highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19 in a Queensland quarantine hotel has grown to six cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said.

13/01/2021 12:33:00 PM

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Interstate hotel visitors ordered to lock down after COVID-19 cases

Victoria and NSW have both put in place lockdown rules for travellers who&x27;ve arrived from a Queensland hotel.

13/01/2021 12:32:00 PM

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How to double profit in a pandemic: Solomon Lew's online retail bets are paying off

These are the results more usually associated with the technology sector - not a retailer selling frocks, pyjamas and kids stationery.

13/01/2021 12:26:00 PM

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Chief Medical Officer slaps down Craig Kelly's COVID-19 theories

Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly has been slapped down for advocating alternative cures for COVID-19 in a warning from the nation's top medical officer.

13/01/2021 12:22:00 PM

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Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to return to Russia

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to return to Russia

13/01/2021 12:17:00 PM

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Treasurer’s rejection of Chinese takeover ‘sends a strong message’ | Sky News Australia

Treasurer JoshFrydenberg’s rejection of a $300 million bid by China to acquire a major Australian building contractor “sends a strong message” that not all of Australia is for sale, says Sky News host chrissmithonair.

13/01/2021 12:13:00 PM

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Coon cheese canned its historic name to ‘pacify woke warriors’ | Sky News Australia

For one the most iconic names in food manufacturing – Coon cheese - to succumb to politically correct pressure is “so disappointing”, says Sky News host chrissmithonair.

13/01/2021 12:13:00 PM

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Boris Johnson has 'loaded up' on China amid COVID-19 claims | Sky News Australia

Sky News host chrissmithonair says BorisJohnson has 'loaded up' on China, with the British Prime Minister calling on Beijing to stop the centuries-old practice of using animal parts in medicine.

13/01/2021 12:12:00 PM

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Border wars tipped to rage on for at least six months

Despite the likelihood the pandemic will run well into this year, the federal government has all but abandoned achieving national consensus on how best to manage Australia’s internal borders.

13/01/2021 12:11:00 PM

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US executes first woman in nearly 70 years

Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. 9News

13/01/2021 12:02:00 PM

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Man stabbed after mask episode: cops

A NSW man is facing court after a violent episode at a shopping centre that followed a security guard asking a woman to wear a mask.

13/01/2021 12:00:00 PM

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NSW residents stayed at hotel linked to dangerous new COVID-19 strain

NSW Health is urgently tracing residents who stayed at a Brisbane hotel that is being evacuated by the Queensland government after six cases of a highly contagious strain of coronavirus were traced back to the site.

13/01/2021 12:00:00 PM

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Sydney Festival given record $5 million individual donation by Peter Freedman

Sydney Festival given record $5 million individual donation by Peter Freedman

13/01/2021 11:47:00 AM

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Government races to secure more vaccines but stares down AstraZeneca critics

The government is seeking new deals to vaccinate millions of Australians this year, but hit back at concerns it is relying too heavily on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

13/01/2021 11:45:00 AM

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Luna Park fined for COVID-19 breach

Iconic Sydney amusement park Luna Park has been fined after breaching coronavirus restrictions on New Year’s Eve when it lost control of a throng of people.

13/01/2021 11:40:00 AM

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A grandson honours his hero as the Torres Strait farewells music legend Seaman Dan

To Torres Strait Islanders, Patrick's uncle was a famous singer known as Seaman Dan. To him, he was the grandfather he got to rap with, who encouraged him to tell his stories.

13/01/2021 11:40:00 AM

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US carries out first execution of female inmate since 1953

President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, sped up federal executions at the end of his term. Joe Biden is expected to discontinue them.

13/01/2021 11:31:00 AM

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