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R Kelly jailed for 30 years;  Sydney trains industrial action to end;  John Barilaro inquiry continues;  Victoria Ambulance warns over unnecessary calls;  Trump Jan 6 hearings continue

R Kelly jailed for 30 years; Sydney trains industrial action to end; John Barilaro inquiry continues; Victoria Ambulance warns over unnecessary calls; Trump Jan 6 hearings continue

Australia’s employment minister says he will not place a three-month freeze on mutual obligations during the transition to a new system because he wants to keep those on welfare engaged. The Workforce Australia program will replace jobactive on July 4, the federal government announced on Wednesday. Employment Minister Tony BurkeCredit:Rhett Wyman Under jobactive, participants were …

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Palace will not publish review into handling of Meghan bullying claims |  Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

Palace will not publish review into handling of Meghan bullying claims | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

A Buckingham Palace investigation into the handling of bullying allegations made by staff against the Duchess of Sussex will not be published due to “confidentiality” obligations, a senior palace source has said. The independent review was announced in March 2021 to see what “lessons could be learned” after it was alleged Meghan had driven out …

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Alleged driver of Texas truck in which dead migrants were found initially posed as a victim, authorities say

Alleged driver of Texas truck in which dead migrants were found initially posed as a victim, authorities say

The alleged driver of a truck carrying dozens of migrants who died in suffocating heat initially tried to pass himself off as a victim before he was arrested, authorities have said. Key points: Officials have identified the alleged driver as a 45-year-old man Surveillance photos captured the truck driving through a security checkpoint on Monday …

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Ectopic pregnancy survivor Heatthyr Stanics says she would have died if she didn’t seek a medical abortion

Ectopic pregnancy survivor Heatthyr Stanics says she would have died if she didn’t seek a medical abortion

Heatthyr Stanics believes she would have died if she hadn’t sought a medical abortion. In 2019, the then-35-year old, an insurance agent from the US state of Georgia, developed an ectopic pregnancy. Her embryo started growing in her left fallopian tube, a life-threatening complication that renders the pregnancy non-viable. Heathyr Stanics and her partner Dalton …

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Queen giggles as she’s gifted 5 limited edition bottle of whiskey

Queen giggles as she’s gifted $415 limited edition bottle of whiskey

queen elizabeth is continuing her engagements in Edinburgh as the family mark Royal Week in Scotland, also known as Holyrood Week. Her Majesty welcomed Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Wednesday. After arriving and shaking hands, Sturgeon talked through a number of gifts she brought for the monarch, who recently …

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The Wellington urban sanctuary helping to save endangered native birds like the kākā

The Wellington urban sanctuary helping to save endangered native birds like the kākā

In Wellington, no one had seen the native North Island kākā parrot for a very long time. Its distinctive rhythmic call and melodic whistles, once common in New Zealand’s capital, were gone as well. By the late 90s, urban development and introduced predators had decimated the population. “It was completely extinct from the region around …

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Hong Kong’s Four Heavenly Kings are not reuniting on stage for anniversary gala

Hong Kong’s Four Heavenly Kings are not reuniting on stage for anniversary gala

HONG KONG – Despite talk that the four Heavenly Kings will reunite on stage for the 25th anniversary celebration of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule on Friday (July 1), it looks like only Andy Lau will be at the gala event. According to a trailer of the event released by Hong Kong broadcaster TVB …

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Nicola Sturgeon calls for new referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon calls for new referendum in October 2023

London: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the British government tried to block it. Sturgeon spoke as the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, …

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Why Cassidy Hutchinson’s January 6 testimony may be bad news for Donald Trump

Why Cassidy Hutchinson’s January 6 testimony may be bad news for Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s form chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has called it “a very very bad day” for the former president. Why? That all comes down to form White House helps Cassidy Hutchinson’s “damning” testimony, made at an unscheduled public hearing for the US Capitol riot committee on Tuesday, local time. It has also sparked questions …

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