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'Strategic' concerns for Australia over Beijing's trillion-dollar 'new Silk Road'

China's controversial trillion-dollar push to dominate global trade is being resisted by senior national security figures.

Tiger shark stalks stranded diver during 7.5km swim to safety

When John Craig found himself alone in deep water more than seven kilometres off the WA coast — and with a four-metre tiger shark circling him — he thought those moments might be his last.

NBN trials cheaper technology to reduce digital divide

The National Broadband Network Company is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes.

Robert Mugabe removed from WHO ambassador role

Robert Mugabe is removed as a goodwill ambassador for the WHO following outrage among rights groups.

'Tsunami' of homeless older women something 'we should have seen coming'

A homelessness expert says real solutions governments already have at their fingertips could reduce the number of older women facing housing stress.

Will the JFK files put the conspiracy theories to bed?

The assassination of President John F Kennedy has stirred conspiracy theories for decades, and all eyes will be on whether new files shed any light on them.

Wife tells of bushwalk trip the day before husband goes missing

The wife of missing bushwalker Bruce Fairfax posts a heartfelt goodbye and memories of their trek the day before he disappeared.

Rebels bikies escorted off flight in Tasmania

Two Rebels motorcycle gang bikies are escorted off a Hobart to Melbourne flight that Senator Eric Abetz had reportedly boarded.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from jail

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, is released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorised demonstration.

Four men still missing after fishing trawler search

A second day of police searches brings no closure for the distraught families of four men who are still missing after a fishing trawler sank off the central Queensland coast.


You’ll never see a more touching film about a 72-year-old alien experiencer

David Huggins has an unremarkable life—well, minus the lifelong alien affairs.

Nintendo Switch’s first portable dock offers freedom, but with new shackles

Nyko dock delivers a much-needed option—but it comes with serious dealbreakers.

How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

Based on footage from the man who would become Goodall's ex-husband.

Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria

It’s basically a time machine. For bacteria.

Several women accuse tech pundit Robert Scoble of sexual harassment

"I felt one hand on my breast and his arm reaching around and grabbing my butt."

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to shake a stick at

Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts.

Here are sci-fi inspired supplies for binging Stranger Things next weekend

Ganache, Fluff, and chocolate round out our baked ‘80s horror-food extravaganza.

Artificial eye dominance may speed reading for people with dyslexia

Flashing lights, eye-dominance test correlates eye physiology and dyslexia.

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series

The latest game in this legendary franchise is all about racing online and e-sports.

Key e-mail from feds got caught in body-cam maker’s spam filter

Axon hopes "to resolve these matters as expeditiously as possible."


Spain denies 'coup' against Catalonia

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

WHO cancels Mugabe ambassador role

The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

US 'wiped Raqqa off Earth' - Russia

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

Could you make art out of your hair?

Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

Abe on course for strong victory in Japan

The prime minister looks set to win the election, but his "super-majority" hangs in the balance.

Presidents gather for hurricane fundraiser

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Fox kept O'Reilly despite harassment suit

Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

Dubai Scot jailed for three months

Businessman Jamie Harron was arrested after touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.

Labour 'could back Tory rebels on Brexit'

The party wants six changes to the repeal bill, including Parliament approval of the exit agreement.


Shinzo Abe gains big victory in Japan election

Robotics in the running in Nike’s future factory

Puigdemont denounces plan to sack Catalan government

Fox faces scrutiny after details of $32m O’Reilly settlement

Populist billionaire wins Czech election

WHO reverses award of ambassador role to Mugabe

A desert fantasy in India

The (non) disappearing Phillips Curve: why it matters

US business goes in to battle for cherished tax breaks

China bank governor talks bluntly as retirement looms


After the end of the startup era

There's a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world -- Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, "Silicon..

If all cars were autonomous

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Micron now has a 11TB SSD

Getting the Most Out of Sqlite3 with Python

How Retailers Use Personalized Prices to Test What You’re Willing to Pay

It’s why something may cost less on your phone than your laptop.

Containers And Chromebooks: The Future Of Chrome OS

Last month, I penned my thoughts on what the future of Chrome OS could look like and how devices like the Pixelbook could play a big part in the implementation of containers on Chromebooks. Running…

Blue Origin just sent a jolt through the aerospace industry

"As Joe Biden would say, this is a BFD for the space industry."


It's a shame... • r/gaming

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Who ate the slipper?

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The costume that won 1st Place Female at the local Comic-Con yesterday. My mom and I spent months making this and I want to show it off!

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Tom Hanks: Trump's call to soldier's family 'one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth'

Actor Tom Hanks is blasting President Trump for his handling of a phone call to the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier, calling it “one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth.”

Never in a million years... • r/Unexpected

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TIL that Harvard professor Tom Lehrer was asked at the age of 84 by rapper 2 Chainz if he could sample his 60-year old song. Lehrer replied, "I grant you motherfuckers permission to do this. Please give my regards to Mr. Chainz, or may I call him 2?"

A freshly groomed ski slope • r/oddlysatisfying

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Globalisation has marginalised many regions in the rich world

What can be done to help them?

After all but defeating the jihadists, Iraq’s army turns on the Kurds

Dreams of an independent Kurdistan are now in tatters

At mid-term elections, Argentina chooses between sobriety and Peronism

Mauricio Macri faces an electoral test. If he does well, Argentina’s odds of prosperity will improve

The latest AI can work things out without being taught

Learning to play Go is only the start

Firms that burn up $1bn a year are sexy but statistically doomed

Five outliers - Chesapeake Energy, Netflix, Nextera Energy, Tesla and Uber - have collectively lost $100bn in the past decade

Britain seeks friends at Europe’s top table

Europe’s leaders offer Theresa May qualified support, but tougher challenges lie ahead

How non-disclosure agreements can protect workplace abusers

Confidentiality clauses do not impose a legal barrier to pressing charges, but victims often seek settlements that include them

New Zealand’s Labour Party turns defeat into triumph

Another youthful leader takes the helm, even though her party won second place

China’s leader Xi Jinping declares the start of a “new era”

It sounds much like the old one—only more so

Quebec’s ban on face-coverings risks inflaming inter-communal tensions

Don’t hide your face with a niqab—or anything else


O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.

Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John F. Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits

A move to reduce contribution limits would almost certainly prompt a vocal backlash from middle-class workers who save heavily in such retirement accounts.

Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis

Mariano Rajoy, in an unexpectedly forceful move, said Madrid would take control of the independence-minded region, pushing out its separatist administration.

Opinion | Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

I don’t feel alone anymore. Let us never shut up about this.

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure

The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

Vacationing in the United States? Be Warned, Some Countries Say

Mass shootings, potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters lead to a spate of new travel advisories.

Military Members and Their Families Respond to John Kelly’s News Conference

Despite the common connection, their reactions to Mr. Kelly’s speech were anything but unanimous: Some deplored his defense of the administration, while others insisted he was speaking as a true military man.

McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

Senator John McCain, the irrepressible Arizona Republican, has long felt free to speak his mind. But since his cancer diagnosis, he has been a vocal defender of national ideals.


On social media, Harvey Weinstein’s downfall engenders fragile hope

What do we have other than our anger?

New trailers: Black Panther, The Chi, Godless, and more

I've really been enjoying the selection of offbeat, smaller films that Amazon picks up for Prime. One of those is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch movie that has Adam Driver playing a bus driver named...

Why Only The Brave director Joseph Kosinski left science fiction

The director of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy moves on to real-life heroes and 4K fire

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For those who want to watch the world burn, there’s Geostorm

It’s almost too obvious to say this disaster movie is dumb, scattershot, and borderline incoherent, but at least it has some large ambitions

Say what? Playing a puzzle video game could help improve your hearing

Play this game and call me in the morning

Harman Kardon Invoke review: Cortana gets a speaker of its own

A smart speaker for Microsoft’s world

How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code

Judge William Alsup taught himself to code for fun in the 1980s. Now he's the judge on Silicon Valley's biggest cases.

NASA joins a host of nations and companies that want to go to the lunar surface

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made NASA’s new goal clear: the space agency is tasked with sending humans to the surface of the Moon again, this time to create a foundation for deep...

Tesla has reached a deal to build a factory in China

China is shaping up to be a huge market for electric vehicles


Tillerson tells Iranian militias in Iraq to ‘go home’

The secretary of state in Riyadh praises increased Saudi-Iraq cooperation.

McConnell: Bannon, others gunning to knock off GOP incumbents are ‘specialists at nominating people who lose’

The Republican leader also said he doesn't expect his unpopularity to affect other candidates from his party.

McConnell says Trump needs to provide clarity on health care

The Senate majority leader expresses readiness to move a bipartisan bill but wants to hear from Trump what kind of legislation he might sign.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan knocks White House chief of staff on military condolence controversy

John F. Kelly made the situation worse, says a man who lost his son to the Iraq War.

Rep. Wilson accuses White House chief of staff of ‘character assassination,’ calls for apology

The president again attacked the congresswoman as 'wacky' in a morning tweet.

‘My pain is everyday’: After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?

The latest scandal has renewed the frustrations of women who claim the man who now occupies the Oval Office harassed them.

When Adam Schumann went to war, he didn’t foresee its horrors — or a movie about his life

“Thank You for Your Service” chronicles the Iraq vet’s descent into despair, and his path to healing.

Perspective | Those who fight our wars don’t write ‘blank checks’ to America. The soldiers slain in Niger knew that.

We each had a reason to join. But no one wanted to die.

Perspective | Lawrence Summers: One last time on who benefits from corporate tax cuts

There has been a lot of back and forth but notably no one has defended the $4,000 claim as a “very conservatively estimated lower bound” let alone endorsed the plausibility of the $9,000 claim.

Five ex-presidents call for unity — and donations — at hurricane benefit concert

The show of unity received praise from Trump, who has been publicly criticized by two of his predecessors in recent days.