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NSW faces catastrophic fire conditions

Firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales were bracing for “catastrophic” fire conditions on Saturday as temperatures well above 40C (104F) and strong winds were set to fuel more than 100 fires burning across the state. Authorities asked people to delay travel, at the start of what is normally a busy Christmas holiday period, warning of the unpredictability ...

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity chargesWhen Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum ...

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Number of centenarians rises sharply in Australia

The number of Aussies aged over 100 grew by more than 30 per cent between 2013 and 2018, with Victoria showing a significant leap in centenarians. In total, there are 4828 centenarians in Australia, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018 census data. That number was up from 3623 in 2013. According to latest figures, New South Wales has the ...

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ABSC Inc. celebrates its First Anniversary and launches Ekonomos magazine

[slideshow_deploy id=’12848′] The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. held its inaugural Annual Gala Dinner to mark the first anniversary of the Council’s establishment at The Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Homebush on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Studded with almost 300 eminent business leaders, ambassadorial and consular officials, academics, political leaders, community leaders and representative members of the press, this sensational function ...

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Sydney news: NSW economy loses to Tasmania, suspected hydroponic set-up damaged by fire

Here’s what you need to know this morning. NSW economy falls behind Tasmania NSW’s economy has dropped behind Tasmania, while Victoria remains the best performing economy in the country, according to CommSec’s State of the States report. The quarterly report shows NSW was a solid performer in construction but fell on relative population growth and dwelling starts. CommSec said Victoria ...

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Here’s how the US operation unfolded

US President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “blew himself up” after being cornered by United States forces in northern Syria. “Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice,” Mr Trump said. He went on to provide graphic details of Baghdadi’s final moments, giving an insight into the covert ...

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Boom, doom and gloom: The forces uniting Australia and the United States

Why the long faces, everyone? For years, Australian consumers have been twitchy. With good reason. A lethal combination of soaring household debt, overpriced real estate and painfully weak wages have seen households slam the brakes on spending. Now, the pessimism is spreading to the business world and to financial markets. A survey of corporate leaders last week — almost 1,500 ...

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