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We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us



JOHN-PAUL SATRE

(b. 1905 Paris, France | d. 1980 Paris, France)


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Police return to Blowholes,
Cleo's parents ruled out

TGA approves Pfizer
over-18 booster shots

Amazon, Apple buoy Wall
Street, Aussie shares to follow

Rapid antigen tests available supermarkets from November

Qld unis welcome return
of international students


Rust shooting: Baldwin
fired live round, police say

Wikileaks: US begins legal
appeal to extradite Assange

Israel advances plans for
3,000 new West Bank homes

China shuts down US over
Taiwan joining the UN

Mother, boyfriend charged
over violent death of 8yo

Adelaide United's Josh
Cavallo announces he's gay

Border closures keep 'gutted' Sixers player out of WBBL

Ashes hopeful Sean
Abbott impresses for NSW

Denial doubles down on
Australian Open vax stance

Braves' player throws 16
pitches despite broken leg

Tributes flow for ABC
radio host Russell Woolf

Phil to go under oath over
claims of poor hygiene

Baker Boy's inspiring Gela
is all for vibing and thriving

First trailer for Toy Story favourite's origin story

Liverpool gets £2m to develop another Beatles attraction

ROYAL FAMILY ON THIS DAY IN 1958 TURNING 75 TODAY R.I.P. TODAY IN 1952 BLACKERS' BIZARRE
   

Sarah Ferguson expresses 'heartbreak' in emotional post

 John XXIII is elected Pope
(b. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)
John Hewson, Australian
politician (b. 1946)
Age 90, Billy Hughes, 7th 
PM of Australia (b. 1862)

Spain grants joint custody
of dog in rare ruling

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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you

 DEEPAK CHOPRA

( b. 1946 New Delhi, British India - age 75)


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Qantas changes add salt 
to West Australia's wounds


Veteran suicide crisis 
worse, new data reveals

Why a small number of fully 
vaxxed in NSW have died

Emergency calls spike across 
Victoria as COVID cases rise

Stark consequences for 
Geraldton if cyclone hits

Afghanistan: Al-Qaeda could 
threaten US in a year - general

Female judges hunted by 
murderers they convicted

North Korea calls on US, South 
Korea to scrap 'hostile policy'

Panel identifies 80 alleged cases 
of WHO sexual abuse
 in Congo

Italy: Statue of scantily-clad 
woman sparks sexism row

       

Panther wants to make family
proud with premiership

 

A rare opportunity awaits 
Australia and India's women

 

Afghan Test 'postponed', 
Hobart pitches for Ashes

Richmond great Rance joins 
Essendon's coaching staff

NBA hit by vax issues, LeBron 
confirms he's been jabbed

Craig's last film No Time To 
Die finally has royal premiere

Judge dismisses Knievel son’s 
Toy Story 4 stuntman lawsuit

NRL Night of Nights: Dally M 
best and worst dressed revealed

Lightning on Masked Singer 
and judges guessed wrong again

The Block's Kirsty and Jesse 
call on their famous 'friends'



ROYAL FAMILY ON THIS DAY IN 1968 TURNING 75 TODAY

DIED TODAY IN 1990

BLACKERS' BIZARRE
     


Windsor Castle staff are 
dusting off HM's drawing rooms



The Boeing 747 is shown to 
the public for the first time


Paul Sheahan, Australian cricketer and educator (b.1946)


Age 78, Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, playwright


Aussie researchers uncover 
fossil of new eagle species


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SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021

240 | 125

A kookaburra is the only bird that jumps, flies and laughs at everything

GRAEME A.S. BROWNE

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Study finds NSW COVID peak could reach 6,000 cases a day

GP appointments to be used to deliver COVID vaccine to kids

Scramble to give Afghanistan evacuees basic supplies

As third wave worsens, Scott Morrison pivots to the future

Businesses on Qld-NSW border struggling to survive



Kabul international airport bombing leaves 70 dead

Japan suspends 1.6 million Moderna COVID vaccine doses

Porn star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault of 21 women

Church at centre of NZ outbreak target of racist comments 

US judge reprimands Trump election fraud lawyers

Isis Holt is back & ready to take on the Tokyo Paralympics

The AFL finals are here - a full guide of the week-one action 

Dees dominate All-Australian team, Max Gawn named captain

Knights qualify for NRL finals with win over Gold Coast Titans

Paralympic runner accidentally qualifies for marathon

Abba teases major announcement ahead of new music

Future of Afghanistan's women's orchestra in doubt

'Tom Cruise has just landed my Warwickshire garden'

Heidi Klum laughs off AGT wardrobe malfunction

Sunrise crew member tests positive for Covid-19 


ROYAL FAMILY ON THIS DAY IN 1988 TURNING 56 TODAY DIED TODAY IN 1985 BLACKERS' BIZARRE WORLD

 

Harry thinks William is 'trapped' in Royal Family but 'doesn't know it' 

Ramstein air show disaster: 75 killed & 346 seriously injured

Sonia Kruger, Australian TV host and actress (b. 1965) Age 88, Ruth Gordon, American actress (b. 1896)

Backseat cow spotted in Macca's drive-through



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155 | 210

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached 



FRANZ KAFKA
(b. 1883 Prague, Czechia | d. 1924 Klosterneuburg, Austria)


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Victorian government declared 'the most incompetent ever' 

 

Brett Sutton slammed for 'fear-mongering" about Indian variant


Victoria COVID LIVE updates: State records four new local cases as restrictions 
ease for regional areas; Avalon Airport quarantine facility to be built

AUSTRALIA

PM to announce funding for Victorian quarantine hub

Urgent recall for Subarus with potentially deadly fault

Melburnians’ mass exodus from city 

Ben Roberts-Smith launches lawsuit against ex wife

Why your superannuation balance is suddenly soaring

WORLD

Speculation grows after Kim Jong-un not seen for weeks

Donald Trump demands China ‘pay $10 trillion’

Biden expands US investment ban on Chinese firms

Tokyo 2020: Olympics '100%' going ahead: President

First cruise ship arrives in Venice since pandemic began

SPORT

Shock solution after $1.8m Broncos blow

Lions’ massive inclusion for AFL blockbuster

Kiwi opener Conway enters record books at Lord’s

Hip injury ruins Ash Barty's French Open campaign

$40m theory could explain golf’s biggest feud

ARTS/MEDIA/CELEBRITY

The Block house at centre of scandal finally sells

Sean Penn film in line-up at Cannes Film Festival

Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for uni

Today Show's Allison Langdon details her ‘horrible’ injury

DeGeneres gets thrifty buying Santa Barbara bungalow

ROYAL FAMILY


Platinum Jubilee creates dilemma for Harry & Meghan

ON THIS DAY IN 1989


The Tiananmen Square protests suppressed in Beijing by the PLA

TURNING 78 TODAY

John Burgess, Australian radio & television host (b. 1943)

DIED TODAY IN 1989 - AGE 71

Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)

BIZARRE SPOT

Does boiling lettuce help you sleep? Bizarre trend!

 

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WEDNESDAY 26 MAY 2021
146 | 219

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward



CHARLOTTE BRONTE
(b. 1816 Yorkshire, England | d. 1855 Yorkshire, England) 


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MELBOURNE COVID-19 CLUSTER

  

Confirmed case attended Collingwood-Port Adelaide match at the MCG

AUSTRALIA

WA tightens restrictions on Victorian arrivals

New restrictions across Melbourne as cluster grows

Opera House rocked by allegations of systemic racism

How to photograph tomorrow night's super moon

Is this the time to buy cryptocurrencies?

WORLD

Shots fired at site of George Floyd's death anniversary

Kamala Harris wipes hand on pants after handshake 

Belarus flight stop is an international scandal - EU

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court for first time

Mum’s TikTok craze warning as boy, 11, fighting for life

SPORT

Reaction to Tribunal verdict as Carlton considers appeal

Banned Roosters star duo take a swipe at NRL

Tiger star’s 20k fine for nightclub brawl questioned

Sally Fitzgibbons wins for the first time at Rottnest

Confused Tomic forgets rules in French Open loss

ARTS/MEDIA/CELEBRITY

Viewers react to Szubanski as Weakest Link host

Kudrow spills on why Friends got back together again

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cosy in Miami

 

Amazon in talks to buy MGM film studios

 

Transgender actor Elliot Page reveals his ripped abs

TEN's HYBPA - on the way up

ROYAL FAMILY

What an entrance - the helicopter Queen drops in

TURNING 92 TODAY

Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer (b. 1929)

DIED TODAY IN 2010 - AGE 97


Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio & television host (b. 1912)

ON THIS DAY IN 1967

1967 – The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

KNOBHEAD OF THE CENTURY

Mercedes driver fined $2520 for illegal act

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SUNDAY 16 MAY 2021
136 | 229

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don't let the busy

world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate them


JOSIAH

(b. 648 BCE Jerusalem | d. 609 BCE, Jerusalem)


 

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GAZA/ISRAEL CONFLICT

Israel’s army destroys Al Jazeera, Associated Press offices in Gaza

AUSTRALIA

3 Australians test negative after being bumped from flight

Woman's body found in South Yarra apartment complex

'Financial famine' not over for many Brisbane restaurants

Why Australia turned on Paul Hogan

Eddie McGuire says Satday arvo footy is done

WORLD

Biden warns leaders amid escalating Gaza violence

Indian Covid variant: How much faster does it spread?

China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

US retailer halts Pokémon sales over security fears

Olympics: Why doesn't Japan cancel the Games? 

SPORT

Leicester win FA Cup after 'disgusting' VAR’s cruellest moment

NRL: Star shattered s ‘poor’ Cowboys trend continues

AFL: Dusty brilliance leads Tigers’ comeback in 4-point win

Roos collect first win, Hawks' horror stat continues

Bancroft’s bombshell blows 'sandpapergate' wide open

ARTS/MEDIA

Wannabe reality TV vet cops huge fine, suspension

Gehrig tears strips off James Brayshaw & Garry Lyon
Tiger King's Joe Exotic reveals he has prostate cancer

Queensland's youngest drag queen - Candy Featherbottom

Pablo Picasso work sells for $100m

 

ROYAL FAMILY

Aussie man has more ‘proof’ he is Charles & Camilla’s son

HAPPY 51st BIRTHDAY

Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player (b. 1970)

DIED TODAY IN 2019 - AGE 89

Bob Hawke, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1929)

ODD SPOT

Could this be KFC's funniest drive-thru worker?


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124 | 241

Selfishness must always be forgiven because there is no hope of a cure

JANE AUSTEN
(b. 1775 Hampshire, England | d. 1817 Hampshire, England) 

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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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AUSTRALIA

WA Premier slams India traveller behind Perth cluster

Feds to extend telehealth until end of 2021

Victoria: No coronavirus cases after Perth passengers tested

Domestic violence: SA list grows by 2,000 in less than two years

Anzac Day services remember 'ultimate sacrifice' of war

 

THE WORLD

Missing Indon sub found on ocean floor, entire crew dead

Probe into key witness who said Chauvin didn’t kill Floyd

Baghdad Hospital ravaged by 'volcanoes of fire', 82 dead

South Korea airline CEO fined for refusing menstruel time off

Alber Elbaz, fashion designer dies at 59 from coronavirus

 

SPORT

Barty wins in stunning comeback at Stuttgart Open

AFL Report Card, Round 6: AFL best and worst players

NRL: Storm ride ‘the Jahrome Hughes show’

Top six race intensifies as Wellington upset Adelaide

Star Aussie pair close in on win at Zurich Classic

 

MEDIA/ARTS

Oscars 2021 live updates: Winners, red carpet highlights

Dickie breaks down over family photos on Anzac Day

Lawson: One bizarre detail about MasterChef 'hologram' appearance

Razzies: Singer Sia named worst film music director

MCG hosts biggest crowd since COVID-19 outbreak

 

ROYAL FAMILY

Harry’s failure to support Queen's birthday to have consequences

 

DIED TODAY IN 1986 - AGED 74

Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)

 

TURNING 76 TODAY

Dick Johnson, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)

 

ODD SPOT

Outrage over statue of woman breastfeeding mother-in-law

 

 

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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
044 | 321

Love is the greatest refreshment in life

 

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


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Denial Andrews announces snap coronavirus 
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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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FRIDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2021

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04 FEBRUARY

DAILY



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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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