Sunny Savoca’s dark role in movie

Nestled a few kilometres inland from Sicily’s east coast, Savoca is one of the island’s most beautiful hilltop villages.  It was settled by the Normans in the 12th century, but is perhaps more famous for its role in The Godfather, the 1972 movie based on a novel by Mario Puzo …

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Kim visit to Seoul a risk: S Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says a visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “a possibility” and that such a trip will help to improve Pyongyang’s relationship with the United States. Moon made the comment when asked by reporters during a state visit to New Zealand about …

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Microblogging site Tumblr to ban all explicit adult content

Microblogging site Tumblr has announced plans to ban all pornographic content from its platform, in a massive crackdown after child pornography was uncovered. From December 17, explicit adult content and most nudity will no longer be allowed on the site, with some exceptions. Owners of blogs with pornographic content were …

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Northern summer live sheep trade to cease

Live sheep exports to the Middle East will stop next northern hemisphere summer with the industry slapping a three-month moratorium on the controversial trade. From June 1 next year no shipments of sheep will depart any Australian port for the Middle East during the highest heat stress risk period of …

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In-principle deal struck on encryption

New national security laws giving authorities the power to intercept encrypted communications are likely to pass parliament by the end of the week. The federal government and Labor have come to an in-principle agreement on key parts of the bill, after both sides made concessions. The laws will help security …

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