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The 10 biggest travel myths revealed

Our travel editor, Stephen Scourfield, takes on 10 big travel myths… Myth 1: You need at least six months remaining on your passport before you leave the country Fact: Well, we’re on the right track — at least we’re asking a question about something that a lot of people fall …

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Explosive Health Department report: The danger that lies beneath

During a torrid press conference last week in the immediate aftermath of an explosive report into corruption within the Health Department, the agency’s boss let slip a telling admission. David Russell-Weisz, the director-general of WA’s biggest department, did not flinch when asked whether the bribes and rorting perpetrated by Health …

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Salah lifts Liverpool, City held at Wolves

Mohamed Salah has struck again to ensure an underpowered Liverpool maintained their perfect early-season record in the 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield and climbed to the top of the Premier League. Salah, the league’s top scorer last year, scored the first-half winner on Saturday to give …

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Screen queen Jane Fonda still one for the books at 80

Jane Fonda still knows how to drop a provocative quote. The 80-year-old’s film career is splashed with them, of course. And certain quarters of our culture — particularly the older, more conservative ones — have never forgotten or forgiven her protests of the Vietnam War, nearly half a century after …

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Smith in contention for PGA playoffs win

Cameron Smith says the hunger for his second US PGA Tour victory will drive his quest to chase down a five-shot deficit in the final round at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust tournament. The 25-year-old fired himself into contention with a hot third round at the FedEx Cup play-offs opener …

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Storm moving away after drenching Hawaii

Tropical Storm Lane, greatly diminished from the major hurricane it once was, has drifted at sea off the Hawaiian coast as it spread rains across the island chain from Oahu to the Big Island, threatening to trigger more flooding and landslides. But as trade winds finally began to nudge the …

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PM Morrison reaches out to Australians

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government is now focused on making Australia “even greater”, acknowledging last week’s leadership had disgusted voters. The new prime minister speaking on ABC radio’s popular Australia All Over program with Ian “Macca” McNamara also reiterated the drought was his priority. “That’s really been the …

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