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Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy: Cambridge study

Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy: Cambridge study

Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by the University of Cambridge has found. Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, are more disillusioned than Generation X, those born between 1965 and...

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Tens of thousands protest across Thailand in defiance of ban

Tens of thousands protest across Thailand in defiance of ban

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in a wave of protests across Bangkok and other Thai cities on Saturday in defiance of a government crackdown following three months of demonstrations aimed at the prime minister and monarchy. Many protesters said they had been stirred into action by the police’s use of water...

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China to test 9 million people as coronavirus cluster detected in city of Qingdao

China to test 9 million people as coronavirus cluster detected in city of Qingdao

The Chinese port city of Qingdao plans to test some nine million people in the coming five days, after 12 locally-transmitted coronavirus cases were reported sparking concerns of a wider outbreak. China has been largely coronavirus free since mid-August, with all cases reported by the country imported from elsewhere. But as of October 11, Qingdao...

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign as she faces day two of ICAC fallout

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign as she faces day two of ICAC fallout

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian insists she has “stuffed up” personally but not professionally in having a relationship with a disgraced ex-MP, as she fights to keep her job. Berejiklian on Monday revealed her relationship with former Wagga Wagga member Daryl Maguire, spanning several years, at a corruption probe into his business dealings. The Independent Commission...

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20 killed on temple trip in Thailand as bus, train collide

20 killed on temple trip in Thailand as bus, train collide

A bus heading to a Buddhist temple collided with a train in central Thailand on Sunday, killing at least 20 people dead and injuring 30, authorities said. The accident took place at 8:05 a.m. (0105 GMT) near the Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station 63 km (40 miles) east of Bangkok, said Maitree Tritilanon, governor of...

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Coronavirus can survive for 28 days on surfaces, national science agency discovers

Coronavirus can survive for 28 days on surfaces, national science agency discovers

Australia’s national science agency has discovered that SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, mobile phone screens and stainless steel. CSIRO found the virus was “extremely robust,” surviving on smooth surfaces, when kept at 20C, which is about room temperature, and in the dark....

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Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years. Conservation groups released 26 of the mammals into a large sanctuary in Barrington Tops, north of Sydney. It’s thought that packs of dingoes helped eradicate them on the mainland. There are still some on the island state...

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Infected Trump greets supporters in motorcade outside hospital

Infected Trump greets supporters in motorcade outside hospital

Doctors treating President Donald Trump for COVID-19 sent conflicting signals about the severity of his condition on Sunday, hours before the president surprised supporters gathered outside the hospital with an impromptu motorcade. Trump, 74, wore a mask as he waved from the back seat of a black SUV that crawled in a caravan of vehicles...

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