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Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

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Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech


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Salim Mehajer: Police investigate car insurance claims linked to former Auburn deputy mayor

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Salim Mehajer: Police investigate car insurance claims linked to former Auburn deputy mayor


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US First Lady Melania Trump accused of ‘using a body double’ in public appearances

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US First Lady Melania Trump accused of ‘using a body double’ in public appearances


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Kiwi teen Pono Wairua Aperhama died after swimming pool incident in Australia

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Kiwi teen Pono Wairua Aperhama died after swimming pool incident in Australia


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Is this Brisbane’s most luxurious home? If it isn’t it comes pretty close

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Is this Brisbane’s most luxurious home? If it isn’t it comes pretty close


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What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather

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What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather


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Woman admits attacking men after drug comments

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  • Young father gets eight-year sentence for single, fatal punch outside Cherry Bar
    Young father gets eight-year sentence for single, fatal punch outside Cherry Bar

    , smh.com.au

    A young father who killed a 22-year-old man with one punch during a night out in Melbourne has been jailed for at least five years. Richard Vincec, 26, was on Thursday sentenced to eight years in prison, with a minimum of five years, over the death of Jaiden Walker in May. Vincec pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the 22-year-old's death. Mr Walker died a week after he fell to the ground and fractured his skull when punched by Vincec outside Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane on May 6
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Politics & Government

  • Trump slams Comey over statement ending Clinton investigation
    Trump slams Comey over statement ending Clinton investigation

    , news.com.au

    It comes after the FBI released a document that suggests the sacked FBI chief began drafting his July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton’s private server before the investigation was complete. Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete. Many..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) ...people not interviewed, including Clinton herself
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Sports

  • David Warner Tells Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To 'Speak English'
    David Warner Tells Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To 'Speak English'

    , ndtv.com

    Australia vice-captain David Warner on Wednesday opened up about the incident that transpired between him and Rohit Sharma during India's tour of Australia in 2014-15. Warner, in a heated argument, had urged Rohit Sharma to 'speak english' as the Indian batsman could've been penalised had the world seen him saying the same word in English on the big screen during the second one-day international of the tri-series at Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Business

  • Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech
    Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

    , smh.com.au

    Laguna Beach, California: Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth. Bill Maris, who founded Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm and now runs venture fund Section 32, and Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said widespread discontent over income inequality helped elect US President Donald Trump and had put wealthy technology companies in the crosshairs
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Health

  • Botched procedures on the rise in day surgeries because of poor standards, doctors' groups warn
    Botched procedures on the rise in day surgeries because of poor standards, doctors' groups warn

    , abc.net.au

    A crackdown on underqualified surgeons working in day clinics is needed to curb an increasing number of botched medical procedures, leading doctors' groups say. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) also wants tougher regulation of the industry. The groups have raised serious safety concerns in their call for minimum surgery standards in day clinics
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Family & Parenting

  • Billy Joel to be a dad again to third child at 68
    Billy Joel to be a dad again to third child at 68

    , news.com.au

    The 68-year-old revealed that he and his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, are expecting a child during a chat with the Belfast Telegraph. “This one is pretty good. She sleeps through the night,” Joel said of the couple’s older child, 2-year-old Della Rose, according to the. “I hope the next one will.” The “Piano Man” continued to gush over the tot. “I hang out with her and watch her little wheels spin
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Society & Culture

  • Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, says UNHCR
    Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, says UNHCR

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Protestors in Sydney call for an end to offshore detention. The government’s report to the UN body says its committed to its human rights obligations (Photo: William West/AFP) Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on Papua New Guinea’s islands Manus Island and the Pacific nation of Nauru. Canberra plans to shut the Manus centre by 31 October, but uncertainty remains over where its 900 detainees will go
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Travel & Recreation

  • WA surfing doctor turns to tourniquets to hopefully survive shark attack
    WA surfing doctor turns to tourniquets to hopefully survive shark attack

    , abc.net.au

    A West Australian doctor and keen surfer has taken to carrying a tourniquet in the water, hoping it might save his life if he is attacked by a shark. Albany's Philip Brown believes the number of sharks sighted at his local surf spots off the south coast of WA are increasing, and said every surfer should be prepared for an attack
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Science & Nature

  • What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather
    What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather

    , abc.net.au

    You may have heard of the butterfly effect theory, where a butterfly in the Amazon flaps its wings and there are tornados in Texas. It may sound strange, but it is only half a joke. How is summer shaping up? We are currently in a neutral ENSO phase. The Bureau of Meteorology's latest forecast says we may tip into a La Nina for a short time this summer
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Law & Crime

  • Call to scrap NSW anti-protest laws after High Court decision
    Call to scrap NSW anti-protest laws after High Court decision

    , smh.com.au

    NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman is seeking advice from the Crown Solicitor about the effect on controversial NSW anti-protest laws of a High Court decision that found similar laws in Tasmania were unconstitutional. The decision could have ramifications for three protesters facing up to 14 years in jail after becoming the first people charged under laws introduced by the NSW government last year
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Life & Style

  • US First Lady Melania Trump accused of ‘using a body double’ in public appearances
    US First Lady Melania Trump accused of ‘using a body double’ in public appearances

    , heraldsun.com.au

    People in the U.S. suspect Melania Trump has a body double, with another woman who looks just like her, attending events with President Donald Trump. Courtesy: Sunrise/Channel Seven MELANIA Trump has sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive with allegations the First Lady uses a body double after a recent public appearance. reports that social media users went into a frenzy after they questioned the First Lady’s appearance in footage from Friday of her standing beside her husband Donald Trump as he addressed the media about hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and a nuclear deal with Iran
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