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‘Iranian society is sick,’ says son of former president

Yasser Rafsanjani criticises conservative hardliners after their election triumph Iranian society is physically and politically sick, the youngest son of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the principal architects of the Iranian revolution, has said in a rare interview. Yasser Rafsanjani reflected on the sweeping gains made by the conservatives on a record low turnout of 42 % at the weekend’s ...

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Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as six deaths reported in Italy

Tehran rejects claim death toll is more than four times higher than official figures suggest The Iranian government has denied trying to cover up the full extent of an outbreak of the coronavirus, as Italy reported six deaths and officials across the Middle East and Europe scrambled to limit its spread. On Monday, a lawmaker from Qom – a Shia ...

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Lithium Australia receives patent notice for battery chemicals processing technology

has confirmed it has received a Notice of Acceptance from federal government body IP Australia for its revolutionary LieNA® technology patent application for the production of battery chemicals. Patent application PCT/AU2017/050808 details the first version of the caustic digestion process for the extracting and recovering lithium values from a lithium-bearing material and in particular, from lithium-bearing silicates such as spodumene ...

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How technology is shrinking gaming’s gender gap

When you imagine the typical gamer it’s all too easy to slip into the traditional stereotype. The image that probably comes to mind is of a male player, aged in his 20s, whose only human interaction is spending time with other, identical, players in their own rooms doing exactly the same thing. But the reality is that this is a ...

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Meet the top players on the All Technology Index

Today the S&P/ASX All Technology Index (All Tech Index) goes live, giving investors another vehicle to get in on some of Australia’s (and the world’s) bourgeoning tech companies. Created in partnership between the Australian Stock Exchange and S&P Dow Jones, the All Tech Index is intended to enhance the profile of listed technology companies in Australia. According to ASX CEO ...

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Health Report with Norman Swan

The coronavirus outbreak is widening worldwide with a spike in new cases in Iran, South Korea and Italy. Here at home, the Victorian chief medical officer, Dr Brett Sutton, says that a Coronavirus pandemic is very likely if not inevitable. It comes just days after a study in the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed that the virus causing the ...

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Overwork, mental health issues, plague aged care inspectors

Workers at the agency responsible for investigating the quality and safety of aged care facilities across the country have reported some of the lowest wellbeing levels in the public service, with fears high workloads are affecting their inspection capabilities. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission returned a wellbeing index of just 55 per cent in the 2019 census across ...

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Real-time air quality reports key to maintaining health

A group of Australia’s top environmental health experts say the entire country should provide real-time air quality reporting, in the wake of summer’s unprecedented bushfire season. In a paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, the researchers say public access to user-friendly air quality information is essential for managing personal exposure to smoke. Over December and last month, ...

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Coronavirus latest: Queensland health expert warns of ‘probable pandemic’ as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are worrying experts: It’s that increasingly they can’t trace where the clusters started. World Health Organization officials said China’s crackdown on parts of the country bought time for the rest of ...

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