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Alastair Clarkson determined to not let Hawthorn return to dark days

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 3 min ago
Motivations of many a kind can go into the make-up of an AFL coach. Whether it's from a desire to taste the spoils of club, team or personal success, or from the more darker recesses of proving critics wrong, there's much a coach can call on.
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Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time for getting a vasectomy

CNN - 1 hour 5 min ago
Yes, you read that right. Inmates in White County, Tennessee, can shave 30 days off their jail sentence if they undergo an elective birth control procedure.
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Optus reveals $1 billion plan to boost mobile coverage in regional Australia

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 7 min ago
Optus is spending $1 billion building 500 new mobile base stations around regional Australia to compete better against Telstra and Vodafone.
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Fortescue CEO Nev Power says likely to appeal native title decision

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 12 min ago
Fortescue Metal Group is likely to lodge an appeal after the Federal Court recognised a native title claimant group has exclusive rights over Pilbara land where the company operates the Solomon iron ore mine.
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'Complete sad sack': Sam Newman's bizarre Footy Show appearance

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 14 min ago
Sam Newman remained uncharacteristically tight-lipped on The Footy Show on Thursday night, leaving some eagle-eyed viewers wondering if his time on the program could be coming to an end.
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US woman guilty of murder after parrot witness says 'Don't shoot' in victim's voice

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 17 min ago
Glenna Duram denied shooting her husband and said she remembered nothing, but the jury believed the parrot..
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Sarah Vine on the new Pirelli calendar

Daily Mail - 1 hour 20 min ago
First published in 1964, the Pirelli Calendar used to be a fairly straightforward proposition: a VIP client perk for trade partners of the famous Italian tyre brand.
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Theresa May urged to intervene in imminent Saudi executions

BBC News - 1 hour 20 min ago
A group of 14 prisoners - two of whom were children when arrested - face imminent death.
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Google executive devises scientific formula for happiness

Daily Mail - 1 hour 23 min ago
Happiness is not about what the world gives you — whether it's a lottery win or the loss of a child — it's about what you think about what the world gives you, says Mo Gawdat (pictured).
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Female university students gather for sexual assault protest at Parliament

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 23 min ago
Student protesters gathered at Parliament House early on Friday to demand more from governments.
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Theoretical Terms in Science

[Revised entry by Holger Andreas on July 20, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A simple explanation of theoreticity says that a term is theoretical if and only if it refers to nonobservational entities. Paradigmatic examples of such entities are electrons, neutrinos, gravitational forces, genes etc. There is yet another explanation of theoreticity: a theoretical term is one whose meaning becomes determined through the axioms of a scientific theory. The meaning of the term 'force', for example, is seen to be determined by Newton's laws of motion and further laws about special forces,...
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Google Home Australian review: does your house need one?

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 27 min ago
Though there are multiple options for voice-activated smart assistants available in the US, this week marks the first official entry into Australia: Google Home.
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Jan Moir on the boys at the BBC

Daily Mail - 1 hour 30 min ago
As the scale of the gender pay gap sinks in at the BBC, a fresh seam of discontent has been unpicked among the grumbling womenfolk, writes JAN MOIR.
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BBC economics editor given three months to write a book

Daily Mail - 1 hour 34 min ago
The BBC already stands accused of indulging its many overpaid male presenters, writes SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE.
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The rocket from caddie that sparked Rory revival

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 37 min ago
"You're Rory McIlroy," caddie JP Fitzgerald told his player. "What are you doing?"
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Strong earthquake rattles Turkey, Greek islands

ABC (USA) - 1 hour 38 min ago
An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the Greek island of Crete, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports

Mayor of Kos, Greece, says 2 people were killed in earthquake and buildings on island have sustained structural damage

ABC (USA) - 1 hour 38 min ago
Mayor of Kos, Greece, says 2 people were killed in earthquake and buildings on island have sustained structural damage

Electrified rail lines axed over cost

Daily Mail - 1 hour 39 min ago
The government promised five years ago to make the railway network faster and greener by electrifying lines in Wales, Midlands and the North.
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Denver Nuggets sign Brisbane Bullets' Torrey Craig

Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour 39 min ago
The Brisbane Bullets will be without star import and NBL defensive player of the year Torrey Craig for the coming NBL season, with the American swingman signing with NBA team the Denver Nuggets.
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