Vasco da Gama’s first visit to Geraldton

Geraldton will welcome the 1220 person capacity cruise ship Vasco da Gama for the first time on January 24. The ship is expected at Geraldton port at 8am on its first voyage down the West Australian coast after departing from Bali on January 19. The cruise ship’s guests will spend …

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Patrick Stewart cements place in Hollywood

Sir Patrick Stewart is the latest star to receive one of Hollywood’s oldest honours. The venerated actor, best known for his roles in Star Trek and the X-Men films, placed his hands and feet in cement outside the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, in a tradition dating back to 1927. “I’m …

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Simmons’ Sixers suffer another NBA loss

Ben Simmons chalked up his 21st double-double of the NBA season but it wasn’t enough to prevent Philadelphia from slumping to back-to-back defeats without injured star Joel Embiid. Hosts Indiana fought back from a nine-point half-time deficit to down the 76ers 101-95 and leapfrog above them to fifth in the …

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Fund boost for Aiia Maasarwe anniversary

One year after international student Aiia Maasarwe was murdered in Melbourne, her memory lives on through a university scholarship. The Aiaa Maasarwe Memorial Medical Fellowship Program, which provides financial support to Palestinian physicians training in Israeli hospitals, has received a $50,000 boost towards its fundraising target. The program was launched …

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Take politics out of climate coverage: NZ

A New Zealand MP has urged Australia to reintroduce a climate change commission to remove politics from the debate. The Gillard Labor government set up an independent climate commission in 2011 but it was abolished two years later by Liberal successor Tony Abbott. Last November, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda …

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