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Fist-pump photo with Duterte not spy chief's idea, Bishop says

The Foreign Minister defends Australia's spy chief Nick Warner over a photo of him fist pumping with the Philippines President.

Windsor allowed to challenge Joyce as citizenship hearing set for October

The High Court sets a date for a full hearing into Federal Parliament's dual citizenship saga, with October 10, 11 and 12 allocated for the matter.

Statue 'whitewashes' Townsville's slave history, South Sea Islanders say

A Townsville statue raises the ire of Australian South Sea Islanders, who say it should be changed to better reflect the region's slave history.

Trump rebuked by Republicans after border wall funding threat spooks Wall St

US President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuke him after his threat to shut down the US Government over funding for a border wall rattled markets.

Weedy seadragon sex caught on film for first time

A former PE teacher upstages David Attenborough by filming the moment a female weedy seadragon transfers her eggs onto the male's tail.

Police puppy named after Jeff Horn takes first steps in crimefighting career

He may only be seven weeks old, but Hornet the German shepherd has his whole future mapped out.

Canberra Liberal claims Safe Schools program asks students to fantasise about same gender

Canberra Liberal politicians say the Safe Schools program is grooming and traumatising children.

NRL live: High stakes as Broncos face off against Eels

The second-placed Broncos host the fifth-placed Eels in a high-stakes Thursday night NRL encounter. Follow all the action in our live ScoreCentre.

This 24yo Australian is big on Chinese social media

China's internet celebrities, known as Wang Hongs, are cashing in on their influence. Australian Amy Lyons is one of them.

Can Canberrans be trusted with $70m of the city services budget?

Canberra is a town of roundabouts, Summernats, public servants and hot air balloons, so can its people be trusted with a fifth of the city services budget?

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Rick Perry’s “baseload” study released, offers a lifeline to coal, nuclear

The study is two months late, but meets many expectations.

Republicans try comparing tax code to Legend of Zelda, mix up their facts

Factual error has since been fixed on GOP site, but perhaps not the flawed logic.

Analysis of 187 documents concludes Exxon “misled the public” on climate change

“Read all of these documents and make up your own mind,” ExxonMobil said.

A startup aims to stop gentrification, with help from the tech industry

At Ars Technica Live, entrepreneur and civic organizer Catherine Bracy explains how.

FTC: We won’t stand in the way of pending Amazon-Whole Foods merger

Agency warns it “may investigate anticompetitive conduct” if needed in future.

Feds: Son teaches dad how to sell drugs on AlphaBay, they both get busted

From his iPad, son allegedly searched “safest wallet to transfer tumble.”

Hands-on with the Galaxy Note8: Haven’t we seen this before?

With all the same “pros” and “cons” as the S8, the Note8 doesn’t offer much new.

Wanted: Weaponized exploits that hack phones. Will pay top dollar

Exploit broker Zerodium ups the ante with $500,000 to target Signal and WhatsApp.

Time on a therapist’s couch yields persistent personality changes

The biggest improvements are to neuroticism and extraversion.

Here’s a way to silence Trump on Twitter: Buy the microblogging service

White House says it’s a “ridiculous attempt” to silence Trump’s 1st Amendment rights.

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold.

Charlottesville violence: White supremacist Cantwell hands himself in

A man who was in a Vice documentary about Charlottesville faces charges over his role in the clashes.

Donald Trump softens tone to urge 'a new unity'

The US president's conciliatory message contrasts sharply with his raucous rally the night before.

One came to applaud Trump, the other to boo

The country remains divided and the president's rally in Phoenix showed the chasm.

Indian Supreme Court in landmark ruling on privacy

The Supreme Court ruling has implications for the government’s vast biometric ID scheme.

Middle-aged told to walk faster

Health officials warn falling activity rates as people age are putting their health at risk.

Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

A 22-year-old man is held by police hours after a tip-off prompts a Rotterdam concert to be cancelled.

'The greatest gift you can give is forgiveness': Growing up a sex worker’s daughter

Laal Batti Express explores how the daughters of Mumbai's red light district found power in forgiveness.

Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show

The estimated annual net decrease of 81,000 takes the figure to 246,000 - the lowest for three years.

Uber drama fails to hurt its business, figures suggest

The ride-sharing firm's turbulent year has not deterred customers, new figures suggest.

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US governors seek to reassure foreign investors

The great Silicon Valley land grab

Hedge funds pour back into crisis-era credit product

France’s Macron steps up plans to bolster EU

Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran

Draghi and Yellen pose headline risks for traders

Isis finds escape route for the spoils of war

What happened to the ‘too big to fail’ banks?

Three challenges facing investors ahead of Mifid II

Mayweather and McGregor fight set for record sales

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Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right, Says Supreme Court in Unanimous Verdict

The written judgment, which overrules the 1961 Kharak Singh verdict, will be available this afternoon.

Billionaire Porn King Reinvents Himself as Japan’s Startup Guru

Imagine the publisher of Pornhub.com being asked to address Harvard University undergraduates on the virtues of running a socially responsible business. That’s basically what happened in Japan this past December, when the country’s most prestigious private university extended an invitation to adult entertainment mogul Keishi Kameyama.

Finally, World's First TMSR Experiment in over 45 Years Started!

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Waymo Built a Secret World for Self-Driving Cars

An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project

Moving The New York Times Games Platform to Google App Engine

The New York Times crossword has been an integral part of daily life for many people since it started appearing in print in 1942. When The…

Butter bei die Fische! - SUSE Blog | SUSE Communities

If Brazil, one of the world biggest producers of beef, would announce to stop producing fish: would you wonder, whether Peru, one of the world biggest producers of fish, would stop producing fish? You probably wouldn’t. If one of the rather small contributors to the btrfs filesystem announced to not support btrfs for production systems: … +read more

Disney’s Choice

Cable TV created a world where differentiated content could profit from everyone; that is why it will be hard for Disney to make the choices streaming will force on them.

Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town

Amazon so dominates Seattle that it has as much office space as the city’s next 40 biggest employers combined. And that’s only the beginning: Amazon’s Seattle footprint of 8.1 million square feet is expected to soar to more than 12 million square feet within five years.

This algorithm cleverly recreates 3D objects from tiny 2D images

With a lifetime of observing the world informing our perceptions, we're all pretty good at inferring the overall shape of something we only see from the side,..

Billionaires and big ag are joining venture investors to fund lab-grown meat

The future of food is going to get weird.

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I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ask Me Anything. • r/IAmA

Mr. Gates, can we please have another Age of Empires? Not sure if this is your department, but I figured I'd ask since you were...

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Exclusive: Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

Congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting last year between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

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the-economist

Donald Trump has bowed to his generals over Afghanistan

America’s president may not like the idea of strategic patience, but needs plenty of it

Emmanuel Macron finds change is often unpopular

France’s young president slides in the polls, in part because he is doing the right things

A massive blackout prompts questions about Taiwan’s energy policy

Can it really phase out nuclear power?

How America botches executions using lethal injections

The penalty is cruel but sadly not unusual

Britain cannot escape the long arm of European law

Though the government may pretend otherwise, the European Court of Justice will have a role after Brexit

Why Roger Taney’s statue was removed from Maryland’s state house

The chief justice defended slavery in 1857

Doctors trained at lower-ranked American medical schools prescribe more opioids

A new study suggests that better training of doctors can cut opioid addiction

Binyamin Netanyahu is soft on anti-Semitism when it suits him

The Jewish state chooses its battles carefully

How hip-hop is introducing children to coding and technology

At hackathons in New York, students rap about HTML, CSS and Python

The Canadian far right

America’s neighbour has its own strain of extreme conservatives

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McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell has disintegrated to the point that the men are no longer on speaking terms.

Wall Street Journal Editor Admonishes Reporters Over Trump Coverage

In internal emails, Gerard Baker described the draft of an article about the president’s rally in Phoenix as “commentary dressed up as news reporting.”

Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing

The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.

Trump Widens Rift With Congress as Critical Showdowns Loom

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown over funds for a border wall, attacking key Republicans ahead of a critical legislative stretch.

Dear Powerball Winner: Take Our Advice and Take the Annuity

Comparing payout options is fun to imagine, but also a useful way to think about taxes, investment opportunities and human nature.

How Many Americans Would Pass an Immigration Test Endorsed by Trump?

What happens when Americans turn proposed immigration rules on themselves?

ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee From Virginia Game Because of His Name

The network said Mr. Lee, who shares a name with a Confederate general, would cover another football game on Sept. 2 instead of the University of Virginia game.

At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country’s Deepening Divisions

In freewheeling remarks, President Trump abandoned a theme of national unity to focus on the news media that he said “are trying to take away our history and our heritage.”

‘It’s a Slow Death’: The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Two and a half years of war and a crippling cholera outbreak have brought Yemen to the brink of collapse.

Kim Wall Is Confirmed Dead as Danish Inventor Is Investigated

Ms. Wall, a journalist, disappeared after boarding a submarine designed by Peter Madsen, who says he buried her at sea after an accident on the vessel.

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Slimed

How slime oozed back into our lives

Nikon’s new D850 has 45.7 megapixels and enough features to tempt Canon shooters

Jack of all trades, master of some

Blood-delivering drone company Zipline readies for launch in Tanzania

But still not operating in the US

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch screen and dual camera

Preorders start tomorrow and the new Note goes on sale September 15th.

Google’s US search results will let people check if they’re depressed

New mobile feature lets you take a clinically validated screening questionnaire

America’s most important luxury car show

Monterey Car Week runs high on passion

Why does Samsung think you’d be willing to spend nearly $1,000 on a Galaxy Note 8?

I’ve been looking at the $930 starting price for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, scratching my head in bewilderment, looking at that price again, and furrowing my brows. We don’t usually get many...

Amazon’s new game Breakaway is being designed with Twitch streaming in mind

Patrick Gilmore, the studio head at Amazon Game Studios Orange County, has a unique view from his office. It’s not some picturesque Southern California landscape, filled with swaying trees or sandy...

LG’s 4K Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision for better HDR

Shame about the content

Microsoft patents an augmented reality wand

Microsoft has been working on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets for most of the year, but we haven’t heard much about the company’s plans with HoloLens. The software giant unveiled VR motion...

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Trump’s whiplash: Three personas in three speeches, but the same president

Trump boomerangs among three roles in 48 hours: commander in chief, divider and uniter.

Trump’s science envoy quits in scathing letter with an embedded message: I-M-P-E-A-C-H

Daniel Kammen cited Trump's response to Charlottesville as the final straw that led to his departure.

‘I don’t know how it got this bad’: Trump supporters and protesters meet in Phoenix

The political and racial divisions that have deepened across the country in the past few weeks played out on this city’s downtown streets this week.

A man at the Trump rally said, ‘McCain needs to die!’ Here’s how the senator’s daughter responded.

Meghan McCain slammed a Trump supporter who reportedly called for her father's death.

The Democrat running for Va. governor wants Confederate monuments to come down. Republicans said he has turned his back on ‘heritage.’

Critics said the state GOP was calling the Democratic candidate for governor a “race traitor.”

After victory over ISIS, Mosul discovers the cost: Homes were turned into graves

No one has said how many died during the fierce urban battles, but there are grim clues.

Trump and McConnell try to tamp down talk of growing rift

They plan to talk after the August recess, the White House said.

Pardon for Arpaio would be rare but not unprecedented act

The case of the controversial ex-sheriff highlights how broad the president’s pardon power is.

Energy Department’s recommendations would bolster coal, nuclear power plants

An electricity grid analysis rejects the notion that regulations forced coal plants to close.

Priest who penned essay about KKK past came forward after journalist’s inquiry

His Virginia diocese also suggested he may not have paid court-ordered restitution decades ago.