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 2020-08-08 23:12 

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Surgery likely to rule Ben Simmons out of NBA finals...

Ben Simmons requires surgery on his injured left knee, which will likely rule him out of the NBA finals for the luck-less Philadelphia 76ers....

 2020-08-08 23:10 

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'I feel free': Work camp breaks cycle of crime by teaching at-risk kids bush skills...

Kids falling through the cracks of the education system or getting tied up in crime are heading to a new Indigenous-run youth work camp in the Top End to learn life lessons classrooms can't teach....

 2020-08-08 22:35 

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This Yolngu man is stuck in Darwin for dialysis. Going home to Arnhem Land would be 'paradise'...

Dialysis patient Jeffrey Malawa Dhamarrandji has not been home to Arnhem Land in four years and there's a dispute about whether he can get home for treatment....

 2020-08-08 22:23 

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Why experts say we need to plan for a future that might not hold a coronavirus vaccine...

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned we may never get a silver bullet for COVID-19. Health experts say this was the wake-up call we needed because we can't put all our eggs in one basket. So what are the other baskets?...

 2020-08-08 22:23 

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This workshop is restoring more than just abandoned bikes...

Thanks to a local initiative in partnership with Salvation Army, neglected bikes are getting a second chance — and so are the people repairing them....

 2020-08-08 22:23 

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Live: Bunnings Campbelltown worker tests positive to COVID-19...

Recent visitors to a Bunnings store and a Sydney hospital have been told to watch for symptoms after staff members tested positive to coronavirus. Follow live....

 2020-08-08 22:20 

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[ Victoria ]

'Ear savers' designed by students to help health workers cope with masks...

A Victorian school is using 3D printing technology to make "ear savers" to ease the irritation for healthcare workers who wear masks all day every day....

 2020-08-08 22:15 

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Cheryl won't retire until she's no longer needed for COVID-19 testing...

For nurses working daily at one of Canberra's busiest COVID-19 testing sites, the job is about more than simply screening for infection. They are at the frontline of keeping people calm....

 2020-08-08 22:07 

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COVID made them social media superstars, but can Australia's leaders perform at the ballot box?...

Every state leader has seen huge surges in Facebook followers during the COVID-19 pandemic. But can wins on social media translate to wins at the polling booth?...

 2020-08-08 22:06 

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Secret plans reveal $2b upgrade for 'outdated' asbestos-riddled Royal Perth Hospital...

Royal Perth Hospital would be demolished and replaced with a new $2 billion facility on Wellington Street, under plans drawn up by the WA Government to redevelop the "outdated" building....

 2020-08-08 22:04 

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'You wouldn't be human': Child sexual abuse cases had most impact on Australia's longest-serving judge...

Australia's longest-serving judge Kerry O'Brien, who is due to retire later this month after a 46-year career in criminal law, presided over countless high-profile cases, but he says the most poignant of his career were dealing with child sexual a...

 2020-08-08 21:58 

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'Taxpayers deserve to know': ATO called out on tax scam silence...

A year after scammers targeted remote Kimberley residents via a fraudulent tax scheme, the ATO is refusing to say how much money has been recouped....

 2020-08-08 21:45 

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Number of infected healthcare workers in Victoria 'of profound concern', doctor says...

Nearly 1,000 Victorian healthcare workers currently have COVID-19, raising concerns about the capacity of the workforce and health system to deal with the continuing coronavirus crisis....

 2020-08-08 21:37 

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[ Victoria ]

From placements to working in a pandemic, graduate medics tell their story...

Taking on your first job is nerve wracking at the best of times, but what has it been like for doctors, nurses and paramedics who have gone straight from university to working on the COVID-19 frontline?...

 2020-08-08 21:35 

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'I understand the pain and suffering': Children return to homeschooling — with recorders...

A diabolical remote learning plan that sent students from a regional Victorian school home with recorders draws a mixed audience response from parents....

 2020-08-08 21:30 

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Albury Wodonga's Singing in Quarantine back together, virtually...

The local vocal and support group with global reach founded in March to overcome the COVID-19 blues is back and in full voice after a brief break....

 2020-08-08 21:28 

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Angela was looking forward to being an empty-nester — coronavirus changed all that...

Angela Finn and her husband Joe were looking forward to being empty-nesters. But when lockdown came she decided to take her elderly mother out of aged care and move her into the family home in Sydney's east....

 2020-08-08 21:28 

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Majority of Sydney councils flouting transparency rules over financial interests...

An ABC analysis finds out of 32 Sydney-based councils, only nine have published their register of interests and another nine will only supply documents for inspection under a supervised visit....

 2020-08-08 21:26 

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[ South Australia ]

Fears seismic testing is rocking lobster industry's recovery efforts...

Fishers impacted by offshore surveying say oil and gas companies need to develop better testing methods than those used since the 1960s....

 2020-08-08 21:22 

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Trump signs executive orders for US coronavirus relief, extending unemployment benefits...

"We've had it," the President told a news conference, bypassing Congress a day after negotiations on a new COVID-19 rescue package collapsed....

 2020-08-08 21:00 

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'He's not a man, he's a boy!': Falling in love with someone half your age...

Jacqui Howard and Temujin Tera are in love. They plan to marry in April, but they've had to fight judgement and disapproval because of their age difference — she is 61, he is 27....

 2020-08-08 20:30 

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My dad survived one war. He didn't need to prove he could survive another...

Kumi Taguchi's father survived atomic bombs by hiding in the mountains. As the world commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II, she reflects on the precious gift of freedom he found through life in Australia....

 2020-08-08 19:43 

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Shots fired, 110 injured during protests as anger erupts over deadly Beirut blast...

More than 100 are injured as security forces fire tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing demonstrators in Lebanon's capital, amid mounting fury over the explosion that killed nearly 160 people....

 2020-08-08 19:02 

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Would a job guarantee program help to repair Australia's economy in a post-COVID-19 world?...

Australia's economy was in poor health well before COVID-19 hit our shores, but could a "Job Guarantee" program help Australians out of our employment problems?...

 2020-08-08 19:00 

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My son asked me a question that I couldn't really answer: 'Will we see Dad again?'...

I had the year's travel scheduled. The plan was to see each other no less than every 28 days — we even had a spreadsheet! And then coronavirus split us indefinitely, writes Susan Abel....

 2020-08-08 19:00 

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Most fresh flowers you buy are grown overseas and they could be a biosecurity timebomb...

It might be surprising, but at least half the flowers sold in Australia are imported, predominantly from Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia. And industry figures say that's a potential problem....

 2020-08-08 19:00 

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The pandemic has triggered a 'shift in thinking' on Australia's prison problem...

A dramatic decline in the number of people behind bars during the coronavirus pandemic presents a great opportunity to reboot the criminal justice system, experts say....

 2020-08-08 19:00 

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The personal strain the pandemic is putting on our leaders can't be hidden...

Six months into this coronavirus crisis, the degree of difficulty is only increasing for the key players in the federal and Victorian governments, writes David Speers....

 2020-08-08 18:57 

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As police zero in on a Maddie McCann suspect, questions swirl around other missing girls...

The investigation into the prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case could have major ramifications for other cold cases across Europe....

 2020-08-08 18:53 

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[ World ]

Scientists have found 800 ways to describe wagyu and it could mean big business for beef...

How many words can you think of to describe the taste, aroma and texture of beef? Incredibly, a team of tasters and scientists has come up with about 800....

 2020-08-08 18:46 

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When will Biden name a VP? Here's what we know...

Former vice-president Joe Biden has missed two self-imposed deadlines to pick his running mate to take on Donald Trump. So what's going on with his selection?...

 2020-08-08 14:34 

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Flight data and cockpit voice recorders recovered from Air India Express plane crash site...

The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, survivors say, before it skidded, nosedived and broke in two. The crash has so far killed 18 dead and left 16 people with severe injuries....

 2020-08-08 14:02 

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Coronavirus update: Brazil COVID-19 deaths to pass 100,000...

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak....

 2020-08-08 13:47 

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Australian Beirut explosion victim identified as two-year-old Isaac Oehlers...

Isaac's family says they are heartbroken by the loss of their boy and express condolences to everyone in Lebanon after the disaster which killed 154 people, injured 5,000 and destroyed much of the Mediterranean city of Beirut....

 2020-08-08 12:50 

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Two men charged, police investigating family's report of shots fired on remote NT highway...

NT Police say assault and firearm offences have been laid against two men after a family alleged shots were fired at their car near Borroloola in the Northern Territory....

 2020-08-08 12:29 

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NSW South Coast residents warned flash flooding will get worse...

The SES has already received at least 200 calls for help, with several vehicles trapped in floodwaters. The weather bureau warns the downpour will continue....

 2020-08-08 11:06 

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Baker Boy 'overwhelmed with joy' after winning Artist of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards...

Northern Territory rapper Baker Boy scooped three of the 10 awards at the annual event and singer-songwriter Ruby Hunter was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame....

 2020-08-08 10:32 

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Two US mercenaries sentenced to 20 years' jail for failed coup in Venezuela...

Former US special forces soldiers Luke Denman and Airan Berry admit to taking part in an operation to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, says Venezuelan's chief prosecutor....

 2020-08-08 09:54 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

AFL ladder leader Port Adelaide scores epic victory over Richmond...

The Power give yet another glimpse of their premiership credentials with a thrilling 21-point win over the Tigers at Adelaide Oval....

 2020-08-08 09:54 

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Port Adelaide defeats Richmond in AFL epic, Brisbane Lions prevail against Western Bulldogs...

The Power give yet another glimpse of their premiership credentials with a thrilling 21-point win over the Tigers, while the Lions are victorious by four goals against the Western Bulldogs....

 2020-08-08 09:09 

ABC Australia

[ Victoria ]

Children and parents embrace the challenge of learning music from home...

A diabolical remote learning plan has sent students from a regional Victorian school home with recorders, to a mixed audience response from parents....

 2020-08-08 08:33 

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Vixens post massive Super Netball win over Firebirds as Thunderbirds down Giants...

The Melbourne Vixens show their class in the 78-50 demolition of the Queensland Firebirds, while the Adelaide Thunderbirds come away with a win over the Giants....

 2020-08-08 07:54 

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[ World ]

'Everybody in the world is after this': Andrews adamant Victoria has 'adequate' PPE...

Victoria has "19 million surgical masks" in reserve, Premier Daniel Andrews says, adding sourcing PPE supplies was "very challenging" because "everybody in the world is after this at the same time"....

 2020-08-08 07:48 

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Chinese city issues warning after bubonic plague patient dies...

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issue a warning after a patient who had bubonic plague died of multiple organ failure....

 2020-08-08 07:43 

ABC Australia

[ Victoria ]

Melbourne Storm thump Canterbury but lose Cameron Munster to injury...

The Storm's comprehensive 41-10 win over the struggling Bulldogs on the Sunshine Coast is soured, as one of their star players joins Cameron Smith on the club's injury list....

 2020-08-08 07:43 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Newcastle humiliates Wests Tigers as Melbourne Storm thump Canterbury...

The Knights are unstoppable at home to the Wests Tigers, scoring a convincing 44-4 victory, while the Storm hand out a thrashing of their own to the struggling Bulldogs....

 2020-08-08 07:43 

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Penrith equals club record of eight straight NRL wins as Knights, Storm enjoy massive victories...

The Panthers continue to enjoy life on top of the ladder with a 28-12 triumph over the Canberra Raiders, while the Knights and Storm pile on the points in their respective wins....

 2020-08-08 07:28 

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NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches 'COVID campaign' ahead of September election...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches her re-election campaign promising a "laser-like" focus on boosting jobs and economic growth....

 2020-08-08 07:20 

ABC Australia

[ Australian Capital Territory ]

Ricky Martin helps connect couple separated for months by border closures...

A cardboard cut-out of the pop star undergoes a crafty makeover to help keep a Bundaberg couple "virtually together" while being 1,500 kilometres apart....

 2020-08-08 06:46 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Melbourne nurse with coronavirus describes 'devastating' impact of COVID-19...

A young Melbourne nurse who was treating seriously ill COVID-19 patients before contracting the virus himself urges Victorians to "beat it together" by staying at home....

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