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‘They had to leave’: Dying NSW town loses newest residents


Three years ago Mingoola residents welcomed African refugee families with open arms as part of a settlement program hailed for invigorating a dying country town. Now the tiny NSW town has lost all of its newest members.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:45PM https://ift.tt/2ZZHgER
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About 20,000 join authorised rally in central Moscow on Saturday – police https://t.co/0vaXX55Al0


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Do you know your kohlrabi from your spigarello and other exotic veggies?


Australians’ growing appetite for exotic plant-based foods boosts business for a no-till regenerative farm that’s setting trends in some of south-east Queensland’s fanciest restaurants.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:39PM https://ift.tt/2yS3ufW
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Investigations begin and conspiracy theories abound after Epstein death


Jeffrey Epstein will not have to spend the rest of his days in prison or face his accusers, who will take little comfort from his death. Many are now speculating about what secrets he took to the grave, writes James Glenday.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:39PM https://ift.tt/2yP3AVp
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Cable cars, wave parks, giraffes — take a look at the Perth that could have been


There was once a plan to market Perth as the home of a range of ambitious attractions. But the WA Government has pivoted to events-based tourism to lure visitors and the numbers show the strategy is succeeding.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:35PM https://ift.tt/2ySEIMy
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Caught in a viral storm: How Zoe’s Facebook post kicked off a 24-hour media maelstrom


When a Perth vegan was accidently sold a meat product by a supermarket, she had no idea sharing her experience on a private Facebook group would cause such a public stir.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:35PM https://ift.tt/2yTwLH7
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‘1st rule of Barcelona lovers club’: Tourists asked to keep mum about Catalan capital’s wonders https://t.co/XDtozUvEhX


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How Launceston tourism icon Cataract Gorge sprung from a swamp


Launceston’s Cataract Gorge is renowned for its “natural” beauty — but what many don’t realise is it took dynamite, the digging up of a swamp and the planting of scores of trees over 100 years ago to make it the tourism drawcard it is today.

         August 10, 2019 at 11:16PM https://ift.tt/2yTvWy1
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One million evacuated, 22 killed and 10 missing as Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in China


Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with maximum winds of 187 kilometres per hour, although it had weakened from its earlier designation as a “super” typhoon.

         August 10, 2019 at 10:12AM https://ift.tt/2yP2uZN
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British energy watchdog Ofgem demands report from national grid after biggest outage in decades @ofgem https://t.co/v4wAa4X8qM