Storm’s Smith keen for first Roosters shot

Melbourne’s Brandon Smith is putting his hand up to help take the sting out of the big Sydney Roosters pack before handing over to fellow hooker Harry Grant. Two of the NRL competition heavyweights meet at AAMI Park on Friday night, where the Storm are unbeaten this season. Grant made …

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‘Anger’ as Vic dawn service cap remains

The Victorian opposition has questioned the decision to cap the state’s Anzac Day dawn service at 1400 people, given the bumper footy crowd expected hours later. Recently relaxed coronavirus restrictions mean 75,000 people will be able to attend the annual AFL match between Collingwood and Essendon at the Melbourne Cricket …

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ASX little modified, IT and property higher

Australia’s share market was little changed as marginal losses in the heavyweight bank and mining companies were offset by gains in technology and property. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up two points, or 0.02 per cent, to 6976 at 1200 AEST on Tuesday. The All Ordinaries was higher by 5.3 …

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Victorian teen dies after party assault

A 17-year-old boy is dead after being assaulted at a party southeast of Melbourne. He died in hospital on Saturday nearly three weeks after the assault at the Tooradin party on March 21, police said. It’s thought a group of men became involved in an incident with the teen from …

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St Vincent without water after eruption

The Caribbean island of St Vincent has been left without clean water and electricity after last week’s eruption of the La Soufriere volcano. In addition, about 20,000 evacuees from the island nation still need shelter, United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday, citing reports from the Office for the …

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Dad jailed for 20 years for abusing girls

A man who sexually abused his partner’s sister then his daughter only admitted his crimes after seeing the first victim repeatedly break down as she testified at his Sydney trial. The 44-year-old man, who cannot be named, was jailed for 20 years and 10 months with a non-parole period of …

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Vanuatu holds Philip mourning ceremony

Devotees of the late Prince Philip have held a mourning ceremony in his honour on the South Pacific island of Tanna in Vanuatu. Villagers held photographs of the late Prince and spoke of “opening the road for his spirit to grow” footage showed on Monday. Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen …

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Investing Made Simple for Beginners and Everyone Else

Some people will tell you you can gain complete exposure to stock markets worldwide by just buying a single global equity fund, one that invests in stocks everywhere. And that’s true. But these funds, and not you, decide how much of your money is invested outside the United States. Today …

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Five International Movies to Stream Right Now

In the age of streaming, the earth is flat — screen-sized, with travel to faraway destinations only a monthly subscription and a click away. But sifting the wheat from the chaff can be hard with so many options, and harder still if you don’t know what to look for in …

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