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SATURDAY 08 MAY 2021
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There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as
her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps



ARCHIBALD THOMPSON
(b. 1883 Massachusetts, USA | d. 1961 USA)

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Nepal's staggering 1200 per cent rise in COVID-19 


‘Like a war zone’: Fears Nepal's crisis could be outpacing India

AUSTRALIA

Australian resident died in India after contracting COVID-19
ATO warns Australians about ‘myGov’ email scam

Up to 173 Aussie kids stuck in India without parents

Federal budget is expected to transform aged care sector

Olympics legend Michael Klim has surgery at cancer centre

WORLD

WHO approves China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Japan extends Covid-19 restrictions as Olympics near

Floyd: Four cops charged with violating civil rights

South Carolina closer to allowing death by firing squad

Gates' divorce is ‘not a friendly split’, sources allege

SPORT

Jezza’s GF revenge; Tiger ‘wobbles’ concern

‘Give him the car already’: Shai Bolton's ‘Mark of the Year’

Walters no to Broncos' sensation debut; Knights' backline blow

Liz Cambage criticises Olympic team photo shoot

NRL to ‘absolutely’ consider stripping Hayne of Dally M

ARTS/MEDIA

Tom Arnold reveals dark history of drug-dealing sister
Why Ellen DeGeneres is living with Courteney Cox
Former reality TV farmer jailed over child exploitation material

Ten relaunches Paramount+ streaming to fast-track top movies

Young claims YTT is Australia's longest running variety show

ROYAL FAMILY

Charles' olive branch in posting Archie birthday tribute?

HAPPY 57th BIRTHDAY

Melissa Gilbert, American actress and director (b. 1964)

DIED TODAY IN 2011 - AGE 62

Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)

ODD SPOT

Sinister find inside Queensland family's roof


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Melbourne

Man arrested after truck ploughs into pedestrians

AUSTRALIA

Inside Jarryd Hayne’s 100-day marriage: Who is Amellia Bonnici?
India-Australia flights to resume with quarantine at Howard Springs

Five new reports of blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca

Sydney likely to avoid COVID-19 'superspreading event'

‘She wanted me’: How Amanda pursued Sam

WORLD

Biden’s Amtrak conductor anecdote called into question

Bill's $2.3b gift to Melinda after divorce announced

25 killed in a Rio slum shootout with drug traffickers

India Covid aid: Is emergency relief reaching those in need?

IBM 2nm chip claims more power with less energy

SPORT

Six-try Storm star in 71-year first

AFL Round 8: tipping, fixture, preview: The Blowtorch

Aussie cricketers flee India, COVID-positive Hussey remains

Tayla Harris in ‘pay stoush’ with Carlton

Bombshell $1bn European Super League launch?

ARTS/MEDIA

Blunt hilariously roasts himself in Albert Hall announcement
Hilarious sketch of George Clooney fanboying over Brad Pitt
Suzi Taylor released after 202 days in prison including a month in solitary

Caitlyn Jenner gives reason why her rich friends are fleeing California

Christian feared he almost had to shave off his iconic long hair

ROYAL FAMILY

Harry & Meghan release picture of Archie celebrating birthday

HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY

Thelma Houston, American R&B/disco singer and actress (b. 1946)

DIED TODAY IN 2006 - AGE 62

Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)

ODD SPOT

Driver's bizarre modification to Hyundai Excel


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THURSDAY 06 MAY 2021

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AFL on ‘red alert’

  

‘Highly contagious’ COVID case threatens NSW matches

AUSTRALIA

Andrews fighting release of COVID documents: David Davis
Bikie link revealed as MacGill allegedly ‘betrayed’ by friend

Optometrist, cafe, Westfield on alert after new Sydney infection

Officeworks stops selling AirTags due to battery safety concerns

Mercedes-Benz, Ford won't repay JobKeeper millions

WORLD

Donald Trump’s Facebook ban upheld by oversight board

India’s cremations are breaking sacred rules

COVID-19 scare hits G7 foreign ministers' summit 

Peloton recalls Tread+ treadmills, halts sales after a child dies

Woman gives birth to nine babies, potentially setting world record

SPORT

‘Loves a dollar way too much’: Gal clipped over super fight threat

Cricket Australia reveal player plans after IPL suspension

Bellamy ‘still interested’ in Sharks job as decision time looms

Freo could unleash fourth debutant; Dees selection puzzle

Barty beats Kvitova with 15th straight clay court win

ARTS/MEDIA

DeNiro teams with Federer in Swiss Tourism ad (language)
MasterChef: Melissa’s heartwarming moment with contestant
GoT prequel, House of the Dragon - first pics release

Adele shows off her seven stone weight loss in rare snaps 

Home & Away's Johnny Ruffo battles brain cancer for 2nd time

ROYAL FAMILY

The Queen launches new gin – here's how to serve it

HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY

 Gina Riley, Australian actress, producer and screenwriter (b. 1961)

DIED TODAY IN 2016 - AGE 92

Reg Grundy, Australian businessman (b. 1923)

ODD SPOT

Florida scuba divers amazing find Ice Age bone in river


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WEDNESDAY 05 MAY

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India COVID-19

 

Infections top 20 million 

AUSTRALIA

Scott Morrison defends India COVID travel ban
'I got fired': Westpac ex-CEO wants to help you 

Cricket legend Mike Hussey tests positive for Covid-19 in India 

Driver vows to fight $349 fine after camera snapped him snacking

Shocking note to Tesla driver in Bondi beach carpark

WORLD

Fear pervades Mexico City metro after deadly crash

Why Gates’ kids won’t inherit family billions

Five dead after machete attack at Brazil nursery

Biden unveils plan to vaccinate young Americans

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 left 'false trails' 

SPORT

Aussies return one small step closer - IPL escape plan revealed

IPL suspended with ‘lives at stake’ following COVID outbreak

Demon’s new $6 million man Christian Petracca signs on for life

Former NRL star Sam Burgess pleads guilty to drug driving

Gal offered ‘payday of his life’ & a rematch against Aussie gun

ARTS/MEDIA

Elton reveals emotional reason behind lifestyle shake up
Matt Damon stops for coffee in small NSW town of Jugiong
Jock Zonfrillo’s sweet and savoury tarts twist
Backlash over "lack of consent" kiss in Snow White ride

ABC lists former Elsternwick studio where Countdown was taped

ROYAL FAMILY

Meghan Markle writes $18.99 children's book called 'The Bench'

HAPPY 61st BIRTHDAY

Doug Hawkins, AFL footballer and sportscaster (b.1960)

DIED TODAY IN 2011 - AGE 79

Dana Wynter, British actress (b. 1931)

ODD SPOT

Gross discovery by tradie at primary school worksite


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TUESDAY 04 MAY 2021

Michael Slater unloads on PM

 

Tells Scott Morrison he has ‘blood on his hands’

AUSTRALIA

Deloitte says Australia’s economic recovery ‘red hot’
Holgate sacking: Hanson says explanation ‘doesn’t add up’

China's grip on Darwin Port looks shaky

Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway design slammed
Six-year-old in Sea World toy accident dies

WORLD

COVID-19 hospital crisis in India - patients ‘begging to leave’

German cops smash 400,000 member child porn ring 

Moment famous Chinese destination swamped with tourists

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Biden raises refugee admissions cap after outcry

SPORT

Lyon has ‘roared back’ into the 'Woods coaching picture

IPL chaos worsens as TEN test positive for COVID-19

Victorian James Smith signs contract with Tennessee Titans

Matty reveals plan to coach Samoa with brother Joey & SBW

‘Juvenile’ Eagles stars slammed for post-game photo act

ARTS/MEDIA

Prince Harry appears without Meghan at LA COVID-19 concert
Triple J drive hosts slammed for laughing at insurance fraud
MasterChef contestant's feisty response to Jock’s comment
Chris Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky throw A-lister all-white party

Actor Craig McLachlan breaks down alongside girlfriend 

ROYAL FAMILY

Royals in ‘end game’ and won’t outlast William: Hilary Mantel

HAPPY 69th BIRTHDAY

Belinda Green, Australian beauty queen and 1972 Miss World (b. 1952)

DIED TODAY IN 1984 - AGE 52

Diana Dors, (Diana Mary Fluck) English actress (b. 1931)

ODD SPOT

Mum who gave birth mid-air had 'no idea' she was pregnant


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MONDAY 26 APRIL 2021

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Trans-Tasman bubble

 

Photos capture emotional airport reunions

 

 

AUSTRALIA

Vaccination program set to undergo a massive 'reset' in days 

Government policy blocking supply of electric cars

Dutton overturns decision to strip military decorations

Royal commission into veteran, Defence member suicides

Government milkshake consent video criticised

 

THE WORLD

COVID surges in New Delhi as six-day lockdown looms

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter makes historic first flight

Jailed Russian opposition leader transferred to hospital

Minneapolis on edge as jury deliberates Chauvin verdict

Super League: Player protests at Liverpool match

 

SPORT

‘He was concussed’: De Goey ‘wasn’t thinking straight’: Buckley 

Spurs sack Mourinho as football’s crazy day gets crazier

‘Horrific’ ANZAC Day jumper clash and no time to fix it

Muralitharan hospitalised in India for cardiac treatment

Townsend poised to quit as Cowboys circle with big offer

 

MEDIA

More allegations of racism from former Neighbours cast

How 'Twinnies magic' saves Australia's seabirds 

MasterChef viewers compare Therese to Reynold Poernomo

MAFS: Bryce accuses Nine producers of coercing friends

Hughes on hunt again for tenant for his Block pad

 

ROYAL FAMILY

Kate Middleton's power move at Prince Philip’s funeral

 

DIED TODAY IN 1992 - AGED 68

Benny Hill, English comedian and actor (b. 1924)

 

TURNING 83 TODAY

Johnny Tillotson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939) 

 

ODD SPOT

Boy shocked as free money pours out of ATM

 

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Scomo gaffe

 

Scott Morrison apologises for ‘wrong’ toilet claim to News Corp journalist

 

AUSTRALIA


NSW: Moree evacuates, major flooding expected in north of state

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds withdraws from international event 

'Deficient' Chinese aluminium forces delay to Navy's patrol boats

Can your boss now make you come back into the office?

The untold stories of the Luna Park Ghost Train fire cover-up

 

 

 

 


WORLD

US mass shooting: Ahmad Alissa charged with 10 counts of first degree murder

Myanmar coup: Seven-year-old girl 'killed by security forces'

Rohingya refugee camp fire: Several dead, hundreds missing

Coronavirus: Russia's Putin gets vaccine but without cameras

Black residents to get reparations in Evanston, Illinois

 

 

 


SPORT

Dangerfield 3 match ban stands, Brownlow hopes scrapped

Victorian crowd capacity up to 75% ahead of AFL blockbuster

140kg Windies cult hero stuns with maiden Test 50

Banned Bronco Bronson Xerri vows 2024 ‘comeback is on’

Jarryd Hayne’s phone tap conversations after sex assault

 

 


ENTERTAINMENT


Portia de Rossi recovering from surgery after being rushed to hospital by Ellen DeGeneres
Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares’ low-key day out in Melbourne
Michael Gudinski opened up about death in one of his last in-depth interviews
Bindi Irwin reveals her baby is due in a week amid secret birth rumours
MAFS RECAP: Wife hit with brutal spray of insults

 

 

 

ROYAL FAMILY

 




Prince Harry lands Silicon Valley job as ‘chief impact officer’

 

 

 

 


HAPPY 61st BIRTHDAY

 

Peter O'Brien, Australian actor (b. 1960)

 

 

 


VALE: GEORGE SEGAL - DEAD at 87


George Segal, American actor, from complications after bypass surgery (b. 1934)

LIFESTYLE

Former celebrity chef Pete Evans buys Byron tourism venture

 

 

 

 

ODD SPOT

 

Phone app used to track 'cunning fox'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2021
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Love is the greatest refreshment in life

 

PABLO PICASSO
(b. 1881 , Málaga, Spain | d. 1973 Mougins, France)


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Here we go again - third verse, same as the first!! 
Denial Andrews announces snap coronavirus 
lockdown for Victoria as Holiday Inn outbreak grows



The PDF which tells us where we can't go and what we cant do


AUSTRALIA



Crown director Andrew Demetriou resigns
 

 

Cathay Pacific axe all flights to Australia, excluding Sydney

 


Joon Seong Tan charged with murder of girlfriend Ju Zhang 


Inside CSL, home of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines


THE WORLD




Biden chimes in on impeachment: 'some minds may have been changed'




How China is winning race to become world’s leading superpower

Tokyo Olympics chief to step down over sexism row 


Fernando Alonso involved in road accident while cycling


ENTERTAINMENT


Channel Seven announces Dancing with the (All) Stars

Pete Evans announces he will run for the Senate

 

Springsteen’s Super Bowl YouTube ad scrapped after DUI arrest


Today show producer Tom Nicol charged with sexual assault


SPORT



Tsitsipas’ classy message to Kokkinakis after agonising heartbreak

FULL TRANSLATION: What fuming Italian stars said




Australia must get ‘house in order’: Michael Vaughan



Tennis chair umpire winning hearts after Kyrgios epic


LIFESTYLE



Virgin Australia’s cheeky Twitter response to Heinz baked beans on Weetabix



THE ROYAL FAMILY





Meghan wins privacy case without trial. Publisher considers appeal

 


HAPPY 68th BIRTHDAY


Joanna Kerns, actress best known for her role as Maggie Seaver on Growing Pains 

VALE: PATSY ANN NOBLE


Australian pop star and actress Patsy Ann Noble has died at the age of 77


ODD SPOT


Baz the randy ram forced into retirement



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Afghan militia leader Matiullah Khan gave gold watches to Australian Special Forces commanders

AUSTRALIA

Hotel ventilation systems not up to standard: AMA President
AMA Victoria president Julian Rait said it would be better to use
hotel quarantine facilities in remote locations, rather than city hotels 

Cop accused of leaking information about Laidley named
The matter was heard at Ringwood Magistrates Court
relating to two counts of unauthorised disclosure


How electric cars may change the future of Australian servos
The humble servo has accompanied you everywhere, but in decades
to come, the service station as you know it could cease to exist


WORLD



Covid-19: No contracts awarded yet for UK hotel quarantine plan
From 15 February, all those arriving in the UK from 33 Covid
variant hotspots will have to stay in a hotel for 10 nights.


SPORT


How BBL’s epic final had to happen
The Big Bash League’s two best teams take
their rivalry to the next step tonight at the SCG


Dogs' 50m bomb claims thrilling AFLW win
Early fourth-term blitz and a defensive wall
that was immovable in the dying minutes

'Pies board members ponder early Eddie exit
Collingwood board members are reportedly starting
to ask whether it’d be in the club’s best interests

Exciting former 'Roo wins a spot on St Kilda’s list
Former Kangaroo Mason Wood has won a spot on
St Kilda’s list after impressing over the pre-season

ENTERTAINMENT

The Great Dictator: The film that dared to laugh at Hitler
Charlie Chaplin skewered the Nazis in his satire The Great Dictator.
Nicholas Barber looks at how the film has wider relevance today

THE ROYAL FAMILY

Meghan braces for fresh damaging family revelations
The Duchess of Sussex's outspoken half-sister
Samantha has finally released her tell-all book

DEAD AT 91

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021)
was a Canadian actor whose career spanned seven decades 

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY


George Bradley Hogg
 (born 6 February 1971)
Former Australian cricketer who played all formats of the game.


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Fears after positive hotel quarantine worker's colleagues attended large gathering




The Victorian hotel quarantine worker infected with COVID-19 worked with
other volunteers who attended a party of around 60 people, according to reports

 

AUSTRALIA

Victorian bill banning gay conversion therapy passes Upper House
The bill will become law, despite tensions within
the Coalition and concerns from some religious leaders
Police charge alleged Bourke Street runaway driver over incident
Police have charged Bryce O’Donnell, 20, was arrested
at an address in Ballarat just before 4pm on Thursday

Woman found dead on Qld beach, man missing after late-night swim
The pair, who were known to each other, were seen
entering the water at Broadbeach at 9.20pm on Thursday.


Hyundai urgently recalls 100,000 cars in Australia

Fears the engines could explode -
even when the vehicle is turned off


WORLD

Beijing 2022: Human rights groups call for Winter Olympic boycott
A senior member of the (IOC) has rejected criticism
of its decision to host next year's Winter Games in China.
Uighur camps: UK, US report systematic rape
The US government has said it is "deeply disturbed" by a  BBC report
alleging systematic rape of Uighur women in Chinese camps.

Dogecoin takes off after tip by Elon Musk

Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency which started off as a joke, has
jumped in value by 50% after Elon Musk dubbed it "the people's crypto"

What will Joe Biden do with Donald Trump's Space Force?
In December 2019, Trump launched Space Force,
declaring it to be the "world's new war-fighting domain"

SPORT



BBL 2021 - Heat's Big Bash blunder - Scorchers seal GF spot
The Brisbane Heat’s dream run in the BBL is over after a “scrambled”
display put the Perth Scorchers into Saturday’s final against the Sydney Sixers

Rory McIlroy reveals new twist to Reed’s latest cheating storm
McIlroy and Reed each took relief from an embedded ball  after
it hopped in the rough. Turns out there was one difference.

NRL great wants answers after Dragons’ Folau ‘trainwreck’

League great Mark Geyer has slammed the Dragons for their “trainwreck”
Israel Folau situation and has called for someone to be held accountable.


‘Sorry’ Collingwood players, staff release emotional letter

Collingwood Football Club have released a letter apologising
to anyone impacted by racism during their time at the club

ENTERTAINMENT


Taylor Swift: Theme park sues singer over Evermore album name

The Utah theme park's owners said Swift's Evermore release
had caused confusion about whether the two were linked

Miley teases her barely-there costume ahead of Super Bowl

The NFL has announced that an additional 14,500
fans will round out the attendance for Super Bowl LV


ABC host’s Dan Murphy’s slip-up goes viral

ABC newsreader Beverley O’Connor has created a Twitter storm
around Aussie bottle shop Dan Murphy’s after an on-air slip-up.

Today show host Ally Langdon is rushed to hospital
Filming the breakfast program in Queensland
Footage emerges of her dramatic sea rescue

THE ROYAL FAMILY



The Queen to mark incredible new milestone this week
She'll pass a new milestone on Saturday as she prepares to mark her
69th anniversary as monarch, ascending the throne on 6 February 1952


DIED ON THIS DAY

At age 90, Tony Trabert
American tennis champion, author & TV commentator

HAPPY 49th BIRTHDAY

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

(born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson 5 February 1972)


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THURSDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2021

COVID-19: Victoria on high alert

A hotel quarantine worker has tested positive for COVID-19, the state’s health department has confirmed

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AUSTRALIA

Australian Open in chaos after matches cancelled, stars isolate
The Australian Open was thrown into chaos when up to 600 players and officials
were told to isolate and get tested after a hotel staff member tested positive

Denial Andrews warns of ‘greater challenge’ amid new case
Andrews has warned of the "wildly infectious" nature of the new coronavirus
strains – saying there had been "no problem or breach of protocol" 
Vaccine and international travel: How jab could open borders
Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to be drawn on
when overseas trips will resume, but a major hint has been dropped

Perth Hills bushfire threatens more homes overnight
500 firefighters entering day four of the massive bushfire threatening homes
in Perth's north-east are preparing to battle the blaze into the weekend.

WORLD


Covid: UK 'past this peak' but infections still 'alarmingly high'

Prof Chris Whitty said the number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths were
on a "downward slope" but that did not mean there would not be another peak.


Myanmar coup: UN chief calls for the failure of military takeover
The UN Secretary General has urged the world community to make sure the
coup in Myanmar fails, saying the reversal of elections is "unacceptable".

Scomo and Joe discuss COVID-19, climate and China in first call
Mr Morrison said it was a "warm and engaging"conversation,
with the two leaders discussing several issues

China wants ‘more than a verbal olive branch’ to repair relations
China Daily, the state-run media outlet has again taken aim at Scott
Morrison with advice on repairing repair the nations’ fraught relationship.


SPORT



Clarko ‘tried pretty hard’ to convince Tom Scully to play on

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson says he “tried pretty hard” to convince
Scully to play on, but the wingman was burnt out as he approached 2021 .

 


Aussies' ATP Cup campaign in tatters after de Minaur felled
While the 6-3 7-5 loss put Wednesday night’s tie at 1-1, it means the hosts are in
eliminated from the tournament, due to their 0-3 loss to Spain on Tuesday night.


Postponed tour could put Australia on backfoot for Ashes defence
Cricket South Africa may have a bone to pick with Cricket Australia after being
jilted, but the hurt of this separation will be felt strongly by both nations

The proposed rule change that could rein DeChambeau in
Bryson DeChambeau, the longest hitter on the US tour, has constantly been
testing golf's limits, so you'd expect the latest change would cause a stir.

ENTERTAINMENT

Golden Globes: Three female directors make history in nominations
Regina King, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell are up for the prize, which
had only previously nominated five women in the Globes' 77-year history.
Andrew O’Keefe ‘not the aggressor’ in alleged assault: Lawyer
His partner will have a “lot to answer for” after an incident that left him
charged with domestic violence in Sydney’s east, his lawyer has claimed
Larry Emdur sells investment apartment for $1.055m at auction
Emdur, the Morning Show co-host and former Price is Right game show star,
has sold his Bondi Beach investment apartment at auction for $1.055m


Kanye West removes 500 pairs of sneakers amid 'looming divorce'

With the rumored divorce still pending, it's rumoured
that West is packing his belongings, namely a ton of sneakers 

THE ROYAL FAMILY

Sad news for Harry as Invictus is postponed for second time
The Games were due to take place in The Hague from 29 May to 5 June,
& organisers now intend to move the tournament to the spring of 2022

DIED ON THIS DAY

Władziu Valentino Liberace (d. February 4, 1987 - aged 67)
American pianist, singer and actor.

HAPPY 48th BIRTHDAY

James Albert Hird: Former professional AFL 
player & senior coach of the Essendon Football Club


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WEDNESDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2021

Australia forced to abandon tour of South Africa

‘No choice - unacceptable risk"

AUSTRALIA

Perth Hills bushfire devastation as 71 homes lost

Authorities say up to 71 homes have been lost but there has been

no loss of life and no reported injuries to members of the public

 

Scott Morrison hauls in COVID quack cure pusher Craig Kelly

Morrison hauls in rogue Liberal MP Craig Kelly for a face-to-face dressing

down over quack COVID-19 cures he has been pushing on social media

WORLD

Putin critic Navalny jailed in Russia despite protests

He has been in detention since returning to Russia last month.

He had been treated in Germany for a near-fatal nerve agent attack

Two FBI agents shot dead, three hurt during Florida raid

The gunfire began around 06:00 local time in the city

of Sunrise as agents were investigating a child abuse case

Mohamed Noor loses appeal over murder of Justine Damond

A divided Mnnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction

of Mohamed Noor, and is serving a 12.5-year prison sentence.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to move to executive chairman role

Bezos transitions to the role of executive chairman later in 2021.

Web Services chief executive Andy Jassy will become the company's top boss.

SPORT

McGuire takes back calling report release ‘a proud day’

Eddie McGuire says he “got it wrong” in calling release

of the club’s report into systemic racism “a proud day”

‘Constant mistakes’ cost Aussies dearly in ATP Cup

Australia’s ATP Cup hopes are hanging by a thread after

failing to take advantage of a Spanish team missing Rafael Nadal

Folau agrees to social media backflip to land $1 million NRL deal

Folau is reportedly happy to tone down his social media activity

after St George made a move to lure the 31-year-old back to the NRL.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Peter Helliar ‘truly sorry’ as damning video resurfaces

Helliar has apologised to former Collingwood defender Lumumba after

footage resurfaced of his 2017 interview on Channel 10’s The Project

Dolly Parton 'turned down' Presidential Medal of Freedom twice

Dolly said she did not accept the awards because her

husband was ill and then she would not travel due to the pandemic.

Rebel Wilson and boyfriend Jacob Busch breakup

Wilson posted on Instagram on Tuesday: “Lots on my mind

… aghhhhhh …#single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!”

Ten axes several major shows - including THREE reality programs

Playing for Keeps and reality shows Trial by Kyle, Celebrity

Name Game and One Born Every Minute have all been dumped.

OBITUARY

Tributes paid as pandemic hero Captain Tom dies

Captain Sir Tom Moore dies in hospital.

He was 100 and raised nearly £33m for NHS charities

BORN TODAY

Happy 85th birthday BOB SIMPSON

Robert Simpson AO (born 3 February 1936) former cricketer 

captained Australia from 1963/64 until 1967/68, and again in 1977–78

 


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