At least 384 killed in Indonesia tsunami

Authorities have confirmed at least 384 people have been killed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Waves of up to 2 meters high slammed into the city of Palu after earlier quakes caused significant damage. Hundreds more people remain missing and injured, with …

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Ricciardo to start Russian GP from bottom

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix at the back of the grid after being penalised for exceeding the engine change limit. The pair finished Friday’s practice in the top four but then were sanctioned after it emerged the …

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New chair in there, but no explaining ABC

The ABC’s acting chair says it’s an “unreasonable expectation” for the public to know why Michelle Guthrie was sacked as managing director of the national broadcaster. Dr Kirstin Ferguson was named on Friday as the broadcaster’s acting chair after Justin Milne quit. Mr Milne’s resignation on Thursday came after the …

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Hayne wants banks punished for misconduct

A royal commission wants financial institutions punished for their greed-driven misconduct, rather than breaches of the law being treated as no more than bargaining chips to get compensation for customers. Banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC wants financial services laws obeyed and enforced by strong regulators, rather than bringing in …

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Boris Johnson won’t rule out PM challenge

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson says Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint for Brexit would be a “political and economic disaster” and he refused to rule out trying to replace her. Johnson quit the government in July, citing his opposition to the prime minister’s plan for close regulatory and economic …

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Steve Wolfe puzzled by Lordhelpmerun’s price

Trainer Steve Wolfe feels Group 2 WA Guineas hope Lordhelpmerun should be shorter in the market for his first-up start in the Loughnan Plate (1200m) at Belmont Park today. The Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes winner faces tough opposition from unbeaten filly Dance Music, last-start Saturday winner Pablo’s Poem …

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