RAW: Massive firenado caught on camera – UK

Video obtained Thursday, August 9, 2018 showing footage captured by firefighters from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Ashby Station, who were fighting a fire at Occupation Lane. In the footage a firenado can be seen, created by cool air entering on top of hot air. (AAP VIDEO/Supplied/Leicestershire Fire and …

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Dylan sings but doesn’t speak at WA show

Bob Dylan’s eloquent lyricism may have earned him a Nobel Prize in literature but he had nothing to say to his fans as he began his Australian tour in Perth. Instead, the famed musician let his meaningful songs do all the talking during his almost two-hour concert at Perth Arena …

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Oscars introduce new popular film award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is instituting sweeping changes to the Oscar broadcast as it tries to find ways to bolster ratings for the flagging telecast. In a message to its membership, the group’s president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson said the broadcast will now include …

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Government risking rift with crossbench

The Turnbull government could face increased pressure from crossbench senators on a range of issues after being accused of breaking a deal with key supporter David Leyonhjelm. The Liberal Democrats senator wants Malcolm Turnbull to honour his agreement to guarantee a vote in both houses on legislation to lift the …

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I’m going nowhere, says former PM Abbott

Tony Abbott is adamant he’ll remain in politics, saying he’s the only Liberal Party preselection nominee for his Sydney seat of Warringah. The former prime minister holds no fear of a factional move against him, despite suggestions moderates could try to dislodge the outspoken conservative from his northern beaches electorate. …

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Public service chief breached code: report

AAP Thursday, 9 August 2018 1:43AM Camera IconEx-public service chief John Lloyd was reportedly found to have breached the public service code Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon An inquiry has reportedly found that outgoing public service commissioner John Lloyd breached the public service code of conduct when he emailed research …

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