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Protestors gather again in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy demonstrators have gathered in Hong Kong ahead of another weekend of protests. The initially peaceful demonstration, which started in June against a now suspended extradition bill, have erupted into frequent clashes between police and activists. Image: Getty

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Trump ridiculed over plan to buy Greenland

Donald Trump has reportedly expressed an interest in buying the island of Greenland – sparking a bemused reaction from Danish MPs. The US President is said to have discussed a potential purchase of the autonomous Danish territory during a private meeting with aides and advisers. But there appears to be …

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Sleep out helps to comfort homeless

Manjimup residents braved the cold weather on August 9 night to sleep outside as a way to raise awareness of homelessness. About 15 people participated in the Manjimup Sleep Out, taking shelter underneath the Manjimup Farmer’s Market roof on Mottram Street. Organiser Donna Masters said she put the event together …

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Federer beaten by Russian qualifier Rublev

A fearless Andrey Rublev outfoxed Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday, but Novak Djokovic has progressed to the quarter-finals. The Russian qualifier broke the third-seeded Swiss in his first two service games and won 81 per cent of his first serve points …

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High Court to hear palace letters appeal

A historian has been granted special leave to appeal to the High Court as she fights for the public release of letters between the Queen and the governor-general who dismissed prime minister Gough Whitlam. The so-called palace letters between Buckingham Palace and Sir John Kerr in the months before the …

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ASX opens flat following mixed US session

The Australian share market has opened little changed after the previous day’s global sell offs were followed by a mixed session on Wall Street. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 2.9 points, or 0.05 per cent, to 6,411.0 points at 1030 AEST on Friday, while the broader All Ordinaries was …

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