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The Myanmar beauty queen standing up to the military

The Myanmar beauty queen standing up to the military

Speeches by beauty pageant contestants rarely make headlines. But when Han Lay, Miss Grand Myanmar, spoke out last week against alleged atrocities committed by her country’s military, her speech turned heads. “Today in my country Myanmar … there are so many people dying,” she said at the Miss Grand International 2020 event in Thailand. “Please...

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Japan records earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years

Japan records earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years

Think of Japan in the spring, and the image that comes to mind is likely the country’s famous cherry blossoms, also known as “sakura” — white and pink flowers, bursting across cities and mountains, petals covering the ground. The flowers, which experience a “peak bloom” that only lasts a few days, have been revered in...

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Hundreds more GPs to join vaccine rollout

Hundreds more GPs to join vaccine rollout

Hundreds more general practice clinics are preparing to join the national coronavirus vaccination program as the rollout begins to gather pace. The number of clinics involved will double from 1500 to 3000 by the end of this week, following criticism the program is moving far slower than planned. Health Minister Greg Hunt has blamed the...

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Hanson asks property investors to go rural

Hanson asks property investors to go rural

As Australia enters a new housing boom, Pauline Hanson is shining the light on an opportunity for investors to park their money. The One Nation leader is calling on investors to consider buying rental properties in western Queensland towns where a housing shortage is creating uncertainty for an expected surge in jobs growth in Charleville....

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Brisbane’s McCarthy cited for striking

Brisbane’s McCarthy cited for striking

Brisbane forward Lincoln McCarthy has been cited for striking and offered a $2000 fine by the AFL’s match review officer. McCarthy has been charged with striking Collingwood’s Jordan Roughead in the Lions’ one-point win at Marvel Stadium on Friday night. AFL match review officer Michael Christian rated McCarthy’s second-term strike to Roughead’s body as intentional...

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Australian Taxation Office increases key rates for people who want to top up their superannuation

Australian Taxation Office increases key rates for people who want to top up their superannuation

The Australian Taxation Office has increased some key rates and thresholds for people who want to top up their superannuation. From July 1, concessional and non-concessional contribution caps and the general transfer balance cap will increase for the first time in four years, Minister for Superannuation Jane Hume said. Employers must pay 9.5 per cent...

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Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in Taiwan tunnel

Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in Taiwan tunnel

At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train carrying nearly 500 crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. The eight-carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel’s mouth. Rescuers combed badly damaged carriages inside the tunnel to find survivors,...