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Rotation to defensives limits losses

A rapid escalation in Italy-related eurozone jitters last night dragged the Australian sharemarket into the red but a rotation to domestic-focused stocks saw it hold up better than most. Following falls of around 1.5 per cent in Europe and on Wall Street last night the S&P-ASX 200 index dropped around …

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Late start boosts harvest hopes for vitamin-rich fruit

The late start to winter has helped improve the feijoa season. With only three commercial feijoa growers in the Manjimup region and an eight-week season, producer Rob Taylor said the fruit was going from strength to strength. “The dryer weather has helped with the size of the feijoas, although there …

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Ceasefire reached with Israel: Hamas

Hamas say they have agreed to a ceasefire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since the 2014 war. Khalil al-Haya, a senior Hamas official, said that Egyptian mediators intervened “after the resistance succeeded in warding off the aggression”. However Israeli Cabinet minister Naftali Bennett …

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Students motivated by NAPLAN parody clip

Students at Fremantle Christian College have reason to feel fired up ahead of this year’s NAPLAN tests after releasing an impressively well-produced motivational video to social media. The clip – parodying a song from 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman – was originally made for a school assembly and has …

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CNN stands by Morgan Freeman allegations

CNN has fired back at Morgan Freeman and stood by its report alleging the US actor was guilty of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour towards women in the workplace. The 80-year-old Hollywood star was accused of repeatedly behaving in ways that made women feel uncomfortable on film sets and at …

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Person injured in two-car crash in Webberton

Geraldton Guardian Wednesday, 30 May 2018 2:35PM Camera IconFile image.Picture: The Geraldton Guardian A person has been taken to hospital after two cars collided in Webberton this afternoon. A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said a female, age unknown, suffered possible chest injuries in the crash, which happened on Webberton Road …

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