‘The caviar of shark fins’: one of world’s most threatened fish seeks safe haven in NT waters

Almost all the world’s species of rhino rays are critically endangered, based on devastating declines of more than 80 per cent over the past few decades due to the shark fin soup trade in Asia. But the rays have been sheltering in the safe and shallow waters of the Top End.

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#Pentagon delays #INF-violating missile test until after #USA leaves treaty https://t.co/qMMeK9X1GP https://t.co/V8cbR8j9yQ

Israel’s most long-serving prime minister: The ups and downs of @netanyahu’s tenure https://t.co/r3Ik4OE1RP https://t.co/ox0LjZ1VMm

Farming families call for a tax break to send their kids to boarding school

Rural parents in Western Australia who have no choice but to send their kids to boarding schools are calling on the government to help manage expensive education fees.

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Manufacturing is in retreat, threatening to take the global economy down with it

The pulse across the global industrial heartland is getting weaker and it is one of the key reasons central banks are back cutting interest rates, writes Stephen Letts.

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Manufacturing is in retreat, threatening to take the global economy down with it

The pulse across the global industrial heartland is getting weaker and it is one of the key reasons central banks are back cutting interest rates, writes Stephen Letts.

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.@NicolasMaduro offers to establish permanent peace dialogue with Venezuelan opposition https://t.co/JgeVxaPXp2 https://t.co/GoaR0XAYNK

After Vanity Fair came to town, Byron Bay took a long hard look at itself

After a US magazine visited the far-north NSW coast town, Byron Bay was abuzz. Dig a little deeper and the stories pour forth from angered locals.

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The slow death of the corner store, an Australian neighbourhood icon

The neighbourhood corner store was once a colourful and vibrant hallmark of typical suburban life, but the rise of multinational corporations and our on-demand lifestyle is slowly killing them off.

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‘Code can be beautiful’: the Aussies turning computer code into music

Enter the world of live-coding, where musicians form new and interesting sounds by creating algorithms in real time. The artists leading Australia’s small local scene want more people to give it a go.

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