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'Hijacking': Critical building reforms bill hits roadblock

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:17
The government postponed debate on the bill until 2020 after it faced defeat on key amendments from Labor and the Greens
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Audi to unleash £70,000 stylish e-tron Sportback electric SUV

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:15
One of its headline-grabbing features is innovative digital matrix LED lights that are so advanced they create a carpet of light in your lane and even project custom patterns onto the tarmac.
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Law should treat social media companies as publishers: Attorney-General

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:12
Facebook and Twitter face a fundamental new challenge after Christian Porter said social media platforms should be treated as publishers under defamation law.
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Chef found not guilty of murder over death of intruder

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:10
Benjamin Batterham, 35, had faced a two-week trial in the Newcastle Supreme Court that focused on the cause of death of Richard Slater.
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Renegades blow chance as they're edged by Heat

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:09
The Melbourne Renegades have blown a chance to entrench their position in the WBBL top four after going down to ladder-leaders Brisbane Heat on Wednesday.
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Truth about Prince Andrew's Pizza Express visit could lie in police log books

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:07
The Duke of York, 59, insisted during his 'car crash' BBC interview that he couldn't have been dancing in a London nightclub with Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave Virginia Roberts.
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Grace Millane gave a man she met through sex site a list of her fetish likes

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:06
Grace Millane, 22, told a man she met through the Whiplr website in 2018 of her interest in bondage, electrical nerve stimulation and 'breathplay' using a gas mask.
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Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system is 'success'

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:05
Three leading NHS hospitals have pioneered technology which monitors patients' vital signs and automatically triggers an alert to doctors if sepsis is suspected.
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Gran, with an auto-immune disease, calls for cannabis to be legal

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:04
A Queensland grandmother has been charged with producing and possessing a dangerous drug.
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Voters like but don't trust Boris Johnson according to new poll

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 02:03
When asked which of the candidates was most trustworthy, 40 per cent said it was the PM, while 45 per cent claimed it was the Labour leader. Some 15 per cent said they did not know.
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Israel claims it hit ‘dozens’ of Iranian & Syrian military targets in response to rocket fire

Russia Today - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:59

Israeli fighter jets have pummeled Syrian territory with missiles, targeting dozens of installations belonging to the Syrian Army and Iranian Quds Force, Israel has claimed amid reports of civilian casualties.

Following reports in Syrian state media that air defense systems shot down hostile missiles, destroying the majority of the projectiles before they could reach their targets, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the attack, saying it conducted “wide-scale strikes of Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria” on Wednesday night.

#BREAKING: We just carried out wide-scale strikes of Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria in response to the rockets fired at Israel by an Iranian force in Syria last night.

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 20, 2019

The Israeli military said that the massive bombing campaign was in response “to the rockets fired at Israel by an Iranian force in Syria last night.” On Tuesday, the IDF said that its Iron Dome missile shield took down four missiles that were reportedly launched from Syrian territory. All of them were intercepted in the air.

The IDF confirmed that Damascus deployed its air defenses to repel the attack by the Israeli fighter jets, thus defying a warning by Tel Aviv to not attempt to mount any response. The IDF further claimed it destroyed “a number of Syrian aerial defense batteries” as they were activated to thwart the aggression.

During our strike of Iranian & Syrian terror targets, a Syrian air defense missile was fired despite clear warnings to refrain from such fire. As a result, a number of Syrian aerial defense batteries were destroyed.

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 20, 2019

Referring to the Syrian government as a “regime,” the Israeli military justified the bombardment saying that they hold Damascus responsible for “allowing” attacks against Israel.

While the Israeli armed forces claimed in its statement to have engaged an array of military targets, including command HQs, weapons depots, military bases, and anti-aircraft missiles, Syria’s state media reported that the airstrike destroyed at least two residential buildings and led to injuries among civilians.

Also on rt.com Israeli warplanes strike Damascus, air defenses destroy ‘most’ of the hostile missiles (VIDEO)

The IDF statement, meanwhile, lacks any mention of “collateral” damage to civilian structures.

Earlier, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported that a family have been injured after shrapnel from an Israeli missile hit their house in the town of Sa’sa, southwest of Damascus near the Golan Heights. A father, a mother and their two children were reportedly inside the dwelling at the time. 

SANA reported that two family members died in the strike, while several others were injured.

Another residential building in Qudsaya, west of Damascus, was also badly damaged by shrapnel, and a girl was reportedly wounded in the strike.

#Israeli aggression: Damage residential building in suburb of Qudsaya, west #Damascus
Fragments of an Israeli missile strike hit house in Sa`sa, destroying house and injuring family of father, mother, 2 children
Injured family members were hospitalized in #Quneitra & Damascus pic.twitter.com/L4oxO08jdB

— RusSyrianWariors (@Ruswariors) November 20, 2019

Photos released by the agency show shattered glass littered across the ground, gaping holes in place of windows, and wires dangling from concrete debris.

Images from the Israeli airstrikes on #Syria which struck a home in the city of #Qudsaya northwest of #Damascus
(Al-Ikhbaria Syria TV) pic.twitter.com/STAhjOIS6x

— Bashar (@lyddapalestine) November 20, 2019

Syrian authorities, meanwhile, pledged to provide all necessary assistance to those caught up in the strike. Alaa Ibrahim, governor of the Damascus countryside province, said that rescuers managed to save three people trapped under rubble in Sa’sa, adding that ambulances and fire engines were deployed to the hardest-hit areas.

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Euromillions £105m jackpot won by UK ticket-holder

BBC News - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:57
The National Lottery's senior winners' adviser urged players to check their tickets.
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Living your life in a space corporate paradise

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:57
The Outer Worlds is an impressively open roleplaying game with a surprisingly coherent message: blind corporate loyalty is lame.
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Byzantine basilica dating back to the year 639 is among the 60 churches damaged in Venice floods

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:56
The ancient Santa Maria Assunta Basilica and the adjacent Santa Maria Fosca church in Venice, were 'abundantly flooded' three times last week, damaging mosaics and columns.
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NBL import Rice jnr pleads not guilty

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:55
New Zealand Breakers import Glen Rice jnr has pleaded not guilty to a single charge of injuring with intent when he appeared in an Auckland court.
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Almost TWO MILLION workers could face Labour tax squeeze

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:52
In a new analysis, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said a Labour government could mean income tax hikes for 1.6million - the top five per cent of income tax payers - by the next tax year, 2020/21.
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'Clear message': US Senate backs Hong Kong human rights bill

Al Jazeera - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:52
China condemns passage of bill and says US should stop interfering in affairs of Hong Kong and China.
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EasyJet plane carrying up to 180 passengers came within 65ft of hitting a drone

Daily Mail - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:52
The near-miss on July 8 left the pilot of the Airbus A320 with no time to take evasive action as the jet approached Gatwick at 350ft, an inquiry report revealed.
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Suzi Q continues to defy critics as she lets rip in Australian doco

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:52
Suzi Quatro was entirely her own rock creation.
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Tips and race-by-race preview for Hawkesbury on Thursday

Sydney Morning Herald - Wed, 2019-11-20 01:47
It's a full card for the Hawkesbury meeting on Thursday.
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