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Doctor ‘made to feel guilty’ for requesting patients be treated sooner


Elective surgery relief for Sally McShane is still years away under Tasmania’s worsening waiting list. One doctor says his request for a male patient be moved up the list, was met with an “inappropriate” hospital letter.

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Another inquiry won’t make the banks pass on rate cuts — but this idea might work


If borrowers could better judge the deal offered by their bank or mortgage holder, competition would increase, and banks would likely pass on rate cuts, writes business reporter Nassim Khadem.

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‘Insect Armageddon’: Europe reacts to alarming findings about decline in insects


Recall when insects used to go splat on your windscreen during a country drive? It’s rarer these days. Now, European scientists have confirmed what many suspected: insects are dropping like flies.

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Meet the Melbourne choreographer building a universe on stage


Antony Hamilton, who stepped into the artistic director role of Chunky Move in April, pitches his vision in the epic, collective new work Token Armies.

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Fake video depicting Donald Trump killing journalists shown at gathering of supporters


The White House Correspondents’ Association has condemned a video depicting a fake image of the US President slaughtering journalists, critics and rivals, shown at a gathering of his supporters at a resort owned by Mr Trump.

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Second woman in 50 years wins Nobel prize for economics, simplifying problem of poverty


US-based economists Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer win the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting poverty that has helped millions of children around the world.

         October 14, 2019 at 02:30PM https://ift.tt/2OOhY9M
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Homemade explosive device detonates near Hong Kong police car: report


Hong Kong police say that a homemade remote-controlled explosive device intended to “kill or to harm” police officers was detonated during protests on Sunday, in a further escalation of violence from anti-government unrest now in its fifth month.

         October 14, 2019 at 12:51PM https://ift.tt/2VHI000
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Queen’s Speech used to reaffirm UK’s commitment to leave EU on October 31


With Brexit in the balance before a crucial week of talks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is accused by rival parties of misusing the politically-neutral Queen by asking her to set out his election agenda.

         October 14, 2019 at 12:26PM https://ift.tt/2MHcr22
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Millionaire John Chardon appealing against wife manslaughter conviction


Lawyers for Gold Coast millionaire John Chardon say they have lodged an appeal against his conviction for the manslaughter of his estranged wife Novy in 2013, for which Chardon was sentenced to 15 years in jail

         October 14, 2019 at 11:48AM https://ift.tt/2VEBlUd
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Supporters of Catalonia independence protest against jailing of nine separatist leaders


The longest prison term is handed down to former vice-president of the Catalan regional government, Oriol Junqueras, who says independence from Spain is “closer than ever” as he is jailed for 13 years.

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