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Winter Games present opportunity to press China on human rights

Oppressive regimes are increasingly using the glitz and glamour of hosting major sporting events to deflect from deplorable human rights abuses.

Sydney battered by severe thunderstorms, heavy rain

Severe thunderstorms are battering parts of Sydney, with residents warned to prepare for flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds.

Voters in Sydney’s north strongly favour directly electing mayor

A popular vote for mayor is expected to help break deadlocks between progressive and conservative blocs on council.

Rebels bikie nominee jailed for stealing $500,000 buried in friend’s backyard

The teenager and his friend spent more than $110,000 of the stolen money between them on luxury items including cars, chains, a boat and a luxury hotel stay at Crown.

Toddler dead, parents critical after truck rollover at Diggers Rest

A two-year-old girl has died and four other people are in hospital after an “absolute disaster” on the Calder Freeway in Melbourne’s north-west.

Career criminal Peter Foster claimed he had a medical condition before fleeing police

Career criminal and fugitive Peter Foster has been arrested and will be extradited to Queensland after police tracked him down in Victoria. 

The Magellan mystery: Why CEO Cairns called it quits

Former Magellan chief executive Cairns was ostensibly the silent partner of a rock star management duo. He had the title, but Douglass had most of the power and all the stage.

Is 100 the new 75?

Centenarians are the fastest growing age group in many developed countries, including Australia. How can we stretch our health span so that if we do reach 100 we’re in good shape?

Possible case of Omicron detected in Victorian quarantine hotel

Genomic sequencing is underway to determine whether an international traveller who landed at Melbourne Airport last week might be infected with the Omicron strain of COVID-19.

Principal cannot find a teacher and $20,000 not enough to lure them

Thousands of teachers and principals rallied in Macquarie Street, saying only higher pay and more manageable workloads will stop teacher shortages.

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