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China and Russia want to create G7 alternative

China and Russia want BRICS, a club of five major emerging economies, to become a counterweight to the Western-dominated Group of Seven (G7), a German newspaper has reported. To this end, Beijing and Moscow are apparently seeking to expand the group, whose other three participants are Brazil, India and South Africa. In a report on Wednesday, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claimed

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Maverick Accountant and businesswoman Louise Bloomfield is throwing her hat into the ring running for Lord Mayor this year. 

Exclusive: Ms Bloomfield told TVN “As Lord Mayor I will lead the Hobart City Council into a strong performing future that is available for everyone no matter their age, finances and abilities.” “I will support small business and ratepayers, with improved access to transport, traffic and parking as just part of my strategy, I will introduce a fair, common sense

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Experts push for 30km/h limit as traffic incidents lead youth deaths 

More young people are dying in traffic incidents than from diseases or self-harm, as experts say small changes to speed limits and road design would make a significant difference to the road toll. Australian research has shown young people aged 10 to 24 worldwide were more likely to die from traffic incidents including car, motorcycle and pedestrian collisions than any

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“I don’t know how they wanted to undress, waist-high or not, but I think it would be a disgusting sight either way. Everything should be harmoniously developed in a person, both the body and the soul. However, in order for everything to be harmonious, one has to abandon excessive drinking and break other bad habits, start exercising, take up a sport” President Putin said.

Speaking to journalists in Turkmenistan on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions about several recent remarks from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. During the latest G7 summit, the UK leader joked that his allies should take their clothes off for the photoshoot – to show that they are “tougher than Putin.” Johnson’s also suggested that what he described as a

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US hypersonic missile test fails – The Pentagon blamed an “anomaly following ignition” for the misfire in Hawaii, according to Bloomberg

An American hypersonic missile test flight ended in a failure in Hawaii on Wednesday, Bloomberg has reported citing the Pentagon. The US Department of Defense offered few details of what happened, stating only that “an anomaly occurred following ignition of the test asset.” “While the Department was unable to collect data on the entirety of the planned flight profile, the

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President Putin speaks about Ukraine during first foreign trip since February. The Russian president shared his thoughts on the latest NATO summit and Moscow’s military goals.

Russia’s objectives in Ukraine have not changed, Russian President Vladimir Putin explained on Wednesday during a press conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.  The president clarified that while the goals stay the same, the tactics used to achieve them may change according to what the military considers appropriate. However, he insisted that “everything is going according to plan.” “Nothing has changed,” Putin insisted, saying

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Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day found guilty of embezzling his money 

Guy Sebastian’s former manager Titus Day has been found guilty of embezzling his celebrity client’s money. Day, 49, faced a lengthy trial in the NSW District Court accused of failing to pay Sebastian more than $880,000 for royalties, ambassadorships and performance fees between 2013 and 2020. He pleaded not guilty to 47 counts of embezzlement. On Thursday, a jury of

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An alleged bikie gang associate has been charged by the AFP for allegedly refusing to comply with a data access order (hand over phone PIN)

The man, 25, was arrested yesterday (29 June) as a result of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking syndicate. AFP officers, assisted by WA Police Force Gang Crime Squad officers, executed a Commonwealth search warrant at the man’s home yesterday and seized electronic devices, about $9000 cash and substances that are suspected to be steroids and cannabis.  The man

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School goes into lockdown following threats

The Latrobe High School went into lockdown late this afternoon following from what subscriber parents tell us was a threat made to some students on the school oval. We are told by several sources an imitation weapon may have been produced this has not been confirmed though. Comment has been sought from Tasmania Police.

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Detectives have charged a 15-year-old youth regarding the theft of numerous motorcycles across the Hobart, Glenorchy and Bridgewater areas.  

Police will allege that the offending spanned over the past two months and, in some of the cases, involved the theft of expensive motorcycles that were easily accessible and were not secured with secondary security features. The youth was charged with several offences, including Attempted Motor Vehicle Stealing, Motor Vehicle Stealing, Burglary, and Stealing. The youth was detained for court.

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Australia plans to approve plans to build a fleet of nuclear submarines in March 

The Australian Department of Defense plans in March 2023 to announce the details of the creation of nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS partnership. This was announced on June 29 by the head of the department, Richard Marles. “Within nine months, Labor will also determine whether a ‘temporary’ conventionally powered submarine fleet is needed,” ABC radio said . At the same time,

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The Kremlin has mocked the UK PM’s suggestion that President Putin wouldn’t have attacked Ukraine if he were a woman 

The Kremlin responded to Boris Johnson’s claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have launched the military operation against Ukraine if he were a woman, suggesting the British PM would have been of great interest to psychoanalysts. “Old Freud would have dreamed of such a research subject during his lifetime,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Wednesday. The Kremlin’s

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