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Source: Global News

Canadian André Tamine sentenced to 8 years for Australian cocaine cruise plot

Today 09:54 GMT

A Quebecer who pleaded guilty in Australia to smuggling cocaine aboard a luxury cruise ship has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

READ MORE: Canadian says her role in cruise ship cocaine smuggling was to be ‘on holiday’. His sentence will run until January 2025, but he will be eligible to request parole in March 2022.

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Source: The Guradian

How the world has fought back against the violent far-right and started winning

Today 09:00 GMT

A broad, leaderless, international movement has shown that it is possible for everyone to play a part in fighting back.

By “doxxing” people who participated in online organizing or offline street action, antifascists aimed to defuse the danger that believers in violent ideologies present, and to extract a social or economic cost for participation in far right movements. Mark Bray, a historian and the author of Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook, described doxxing as the technique from which “some of the greatest success perhaps in recent anti-fascist organizing have come from”.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Indian unicorns will feast on richer pastures

Today 10:50 GMT

The support of wealthy foreign investors like Japan’s SoftBank, its affiliate Vision Fund, and China’s Ant Financial, is also encouraging Indian startups to think big.

There’s a second windfall too: Australians eat out about ten times more every month than a middle-class Indian, says one industry insider. Even if the cut of fees demanded by Zomato or Ola is close to the take-rate in India, the absolute amount they can pocket per a delivery or taxi ride is higher almost anywhere else, because of the country’s low per-capita income.

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Source: The Guradian

Fifty shades of g'day: MP sexting scandal turns Australians off beloved greeting

Today 07:00 GMT

This week, the nation’s most beloved piece of vernacular took an unexpected, cringeworthy hit when it became embroiled in a sex scandal involving a fruit conference in Hong Kong, a website for “sugar babies” and an assistant government minister. Andrew Broad, a married federal MP and assistant minister to the deputy prime minister, resigned from politics on Tuesday after it was revealed that he allegedly sent the beloved phrase “g’day mate”, in a sexually charged context, to a woman who claims she met him on a dating website.

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Source: BBC

Australia v India: Virat Kohli and Tim Paine clash in second Test in Perth

Monday 20:55 GMT

Australia captain Tim Paine and India counterpart Virat Kohli clashed on day four of the second Test in Perth as the hosts closed in on victory.

On a pitch offering indifferent bounce and difficult for batting, Australia began day four on 132-4 and added 60 before Paine was caught by Kohli off Mohammed Shami for 37.. Shami eventually finished with 6-56 as Australia lost five wickets for 15 runs but Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood put on 36 for the last wicket to lift Australia from 207-9 to 243 all out.

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Source: The Guradian

Markus Zusak on how Bridge of Clay left him 'beaten up and bruised'

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

Such powerful images appear in The Book Thief, where Death thinks in colours; not of scorched red but of blinding white, an unforgiving caustic razor-blade that also finds its way into Bridge of Clay, where the “aspirin-white” Sydney sunlight is far from nourishing.

Released in Australia in October, and in the UK and US last month, Bridge of Clay is a sprawling Australian family saga, focusing on five brothers abandoned when their mother dies and their father disappears.

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Source: The Guradian

Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

Representatives of Arab countries will meet in Cairo tomorrow to discuss the decision of the Australian government to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Australia is a multicultural country, a fair-go country that respects human rights … and in addition it has more than $18bn of trade with the Arab world, more than $70bn of trade with the Islamic countries, the OIC [Organisation of Islamic Cooperation] countries. I don’t understand why they put themselves in this situation, which doesn’t have any benefits.”

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Source: The Guradian

Woman, 84, found alive after three days missing in Western Australian bush

Monday 20:01 GMT

The family of an 84-year-old woman who went missing in a national park in Western Australia last week say they feel like they have won the lottery after she was found weak but alive on Sunday.

More than 40 State Emergency Service volunteers, WA police, park ranges and the tracker dog team had combed the area since Thursday.

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Source: Global News

Here’s what we know about the wave of emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin

Sunday 18:08 GMT

On Thursday, hundreds of businesses, government offices and schools in Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong received emailed bomb threats demanding payment in cryptocurrency.

READ MORE: Bomb threats demanding bitcoin hit Australia, New Zealand; police call it a ‘scam’. Goodale said experts in three continents have already begun analyzing Thursday’s threats for potential lessons.

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Source: The Guradian

Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital

Monday 16:20 GMT

The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, said on Saturday that Canberra formally recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but also reaffirmed his country’s support for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem under a two-state peace deal.

Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the six-day war in 1967 and, in a move not recognised internationally, claimed the city as its capital. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


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