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Anning's call for Muslim migration ban sets up battleground between Katter and Hanson

Bob Katter takes advantage of a widely condemned speech by Fraser Anning to extend his political battle against Pauline Hanson.

Fraser Anning's speech points to a more dangerous threat to Australia

The danger we all face is that a government will turn to political expediency to secure its legislative agenda, and seek the over-priced support of Senator Anning and other extremists on the cross-bench of the Senate.

'Too late to leave': Out-of-control bushfire threatens NSW south coast properties

The NSW Rural Fire Service issues an emergency warning for a bushfire in the Budawang National Park, near Ulladulla.

What caused the Genoa bridge collapse? Here's what experts think could have gone wrong

A huge rescue effort is underway in the Italian city of Genoa after a major motorway bridge collapse. We've looked at what experts say might have caused it to happen.

Tales of survival from the Genoa bridge collapse

From a firefighter who plummeted to the ground inside his car, and a tuck driver who stopped just metres from the edge, to a man under the Morandi bridge when it collapsed, tales of survival are emerging.

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

New Zealand's Parliament passes a law to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes in an effort to clamp down on house price growth.

Westminster crash suspect a British citizen from Sudan: reports

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen originally from Sudan, according to local media and a European security source.

Police reviewing allegations against former governor-general Peter Hollingworth

Queensland police are reviewing allegations against former governor-general Peter Hollingworth.

The Australian dollar's fall is a reflection of a roaring US economy

With all the recent talk of the Australian dollar falling, you may be forgiven for thinking our economy is in poor shape.

'Horrified' families waiting for answers about patient files found in derelict building

"It’s just opened old wounds up... we were horrified."

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“A huge outlier”: Why Musk’s buyout tweet could get him in legal trouble

Experts see Musk's Tesla buyout tweets as unprecedented—and not in a good way.

The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

Subtle changes in the shape of foot bones helped make us more efficient bipeds.

Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

Files hint at "Steam Play" compatibility tools to help expand SteamOS library.

Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits

Brain goes from chaotic-happy to regular-ugh to chaotic-painful as migraine hits.

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Jones urged supporters to ready their weapons against the media, antifa, and others.

Star Trek: Discovery has cast its young Spock for season two

Ethan Peck will follow Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy in playing the Vulcan.

Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Cooperation between the assistants was originally promised by the end of last year.

1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is built for speed, but how does it do on a family vacation?

“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval

Body temp is unreliable for birth control, but FDA approval clears way for similar apps.

Small nudges add up to big electric savings

Utility does a randomized trial with 42,000 customers to cut peak energy use.

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Grief and anger at Italy bridge collapse

The death toll is now 37 and questions are being asked about whether safety clues were ignored.

'We just ran for our lives'

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa.

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

The move is aimed at cooling house prices and making properties more affordable to New Zealanders.

Kabul bomber kills 37 in tuition centre

Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers who were preparing for university entrance exams.

Spock of ages: Meet Star Trek's new Vulcan

How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

US honeymooner charged over NI stabbings

Nicholas Warner accepts having a knife and causing the injuries but acted in self-defence, says his lawyer.

Sudan schoolchildren drown in Nile flood

They were on their way to school in northern Sudan when the boat capsized in a strong current.

Mystery Russian satellite raises US alarm

Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

Tesla 'to be probed by regulators'

Shares in the electric carmaker fall on reports the SEC wants to question executives at the firm.

Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout

Police say a man pulled a gun from his sister's waistband and opened fire in the crowded building.

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Emerging markets index falls into bear market

MSCI’s measure of EM shares has dropped 20% from January highs

Economists warn on market grip of US corporate megastars

The rising dominance of a small group of large companies comes under scrutiny

Turkey raises tariffs on US products as row escalates

Tencent reports rare profit drop as gaming engine stutters

Bureaucratic reforms in China have frozen licensing of new games since March

Manafort money trail ‘littered with lies’, says prosecutor

Lawyers wrap up arguments in trial of Trump’s former campaign chairman

Autostrade under fire after Italian motorway bridge collapse

Death toll rises to 39 as deputy prime minister blames toll road operator for Genoa disaster

US Democrats are re-discovering identity politics

Trump’s conduct in office has sapped the belief that race could be transcended

Colombia and corruption: the problem of extreme legalism

Once considered independent, the judicial system risks becoming politicised by graft scandals

The evangelical pastor at heart of Turkey’s dispute with US

Spain feels heat from rising migrant numbers

New PM Sánchez has been more accommodating but critics say country is under strain

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Markov Chains explained visually

Launch HN: The Buttermilk Company (YC S18) – Homemade Indian Food in 5 Minutes

Inside the die of Intel's 8087 coprocessor chip, root of modern floating point

Looking inside the Intel 8087, an early floating point chip, I noticed an interesting feature on the die: the substrate bias generation circ...

Clothing Britain's Spies during World War II | JSTOR Daily

To hide in plain sight while on assignment in foreign nations, agents needed precisely tailored clothes made to look local.

Tinywm – a 50-line C-written minimalist window manager

The easiest way to keep your web apps accessible: Just use text

The Jury Is In: Monolithic OS Design Is Flawed [pdf]

An Unprecedented Look at a Young Woman’s Face Transplant

Are we our faces? This poignant story explores that question.

Why Software Development Requires Servant Leaders

GitHub Classroom report predicts positive student learning outcomes

See the results from a survey of 8,000 students and teachers.

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TIL when the inventors of Silly String were trying to sell their idea to Wham-O, one of them sprayed the can all over the person who was meeting with them and all over their office. They were asked to leave, however, a day later received a telegram asking them to send 24 cans for a test market.

Today my Braces came off, after 2 corrective Double Jaw surgeries, I'm finally happy to smile at 28 years old! • r/pics

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r/dankchristianmemes - Preach it

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Black-Panther-2018-1080p-BluRay-x264-[YTS-AM] - Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat

Watch Black-Panther-2018-1080p-BluRay-x264-[YTS-AM] GIF by jimcook1 on Gfycat. Discover more GIFS online at Gfycat.

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Imgur: The magic of the Internet

r/dataisbeautiful - 30 Years of Data Reveals the Ever-changing Course of the Padma River [OC]

8,042 votes and 198 comments so far on Reddit

Newly elected Mexico lawmaker kidnapped

Gunmen shot at the car of Veracruz lawmaker-elect Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora and abducted her.

r/funny - Size matters

12,737 votes and 253 comments so far on Reddit

Never forget..

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Glyphosate, weed-killing Roundup chemical linked to cancer, found in children's breakfast foods

31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children

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Europe is coddling Arab strongmen to keep out refugees

This is no way to foster long-term stability in the Middle East

High suspense in Brazil’s general election

The vote is vital. The outcome is harder to predict than usual

A deadly bridge collapse points to Italy’s structural weaknesses

Infrastructure is aging, and the government is faulty

The sexual-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church will not go away

A report from a grand jury in Pennsylvania contains the most detailed account yet of what happened

How Keynes would negotiate Brexit

The great economist would strive to understand the other side and focus only on the future

V.S. Naipaul died on August 11th

The Indian-Trinidadian writer, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, was 85

Turkey’s currency steadies, but its leader wants more chaos

As the lira collapses, Erdogan announces a boycott of American electronics

What populists and anti-vaxxers have in common

Both groups share a mistrust of conventional authority

As Brexit day nears, sterling is once again in for a rocky ride

Of 140-odd currencies tracked by Bloomberg, a data provider, the pound has depreciated against 130 since the referendum

Narendra Modi’s image factory

How India’s prime minister is touted, and how his critics come a cropper

the-new-york-times

Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control

Unlike 1994 and its “Contract With America” or 2006 and its “Six for ’06,” this midterm campaign will not feature a centralized message from the party seeking control of the House.

Groundbreaking Night for Women and Diversity, While a Trump Critic Falls

Tim Pawlenty, who had called the president ‘unsound,’ lost a Republican governor’s race in Minnesota, while a Muslim woman and a transgender candidate prevailed elsewhere

4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

On another night of primaries leading up to November’s midterm elections, Democrats embraced diversity (with some notable exceptions) and Republicans rewarded loyalty to President Trump.

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania for Decades, Grand Jury Says

The grand jury report is the government’s broadest look yet in the United States at child sexual abuse in the church.

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Says Church Had a ‘Playbook for Concealing the Truth’

F.B.I. agents found a consistent pattern in the way Roman Catholic Church leaders in Pennsylvania covered up allegations of child sex abuse by priests to avoid scandal.

5 Shocking Excerpts from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Church Sex Abuse

A nearly 900-page report investigating abuse in six dioceses over a period of 70 years documents more than 300 abusive priests.

Trump Calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘That Dog’

In Twitter posts, the president attacked the former aide who has written a book about her time in the White House, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife.”

Frozen Out by Obama, Hungary’s Far-Right Leader Finds a Friend in Trump

Prime Minister Viktor Orban joins a growing roster of right-wing or euroskeptic leaders in Europe to have secured President Trump’s backing.

Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say

Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court could advance efforts to make publicly funded vouchers available to students attending religious schools.

Taliban Attack Another Afghan Army Base, Killing Dozens

Separately, a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a classroom in Kabul, leaving at least 48 people dead.

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How SpaceX is training NASA astronauts to fly on the company’s Dragon capsule

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell hosted the first four NASA astronauts who will be riding into space on the company’s new passenger spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, which is being built for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. And the company gave press their first peek at the tools the astronauts will use to train for these inaugural flights.

Germany’s car industry can’t build its own battery cells

Audi will sell an electric vehicle that can keep up with Tesla’s performance and range. Mercedes, Volkswagen, and BMW will follow soon, as they are set to regain technological leadership, especially when it comes to luxury cars. But even if they do, they will be depending on suppliers from China, Korea, or Japan to deliver one crucial part of their EVs: the battery cells.

T-Mobile is completely overhauling how its customer service works

T-Mobile is launching a new customer service initiative called Team of Experts. The company says it will get rid of constant annoyances like call center runarounds, confusing phone menus, and long wait times by giving subscribers their own dedicated team of customer care reps.

No Man’s Sky travel diary: a dirty job

In No Man’s Sky Next on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, sometimes you need to pick up after giant space crabs in order to complete your mission.

Why the laws of physics mean Will Smith’s birthday stunt probably won’t kill him

For his 50th birthday next month, Will Smith will bungee-jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. (And, of course, we’ll be able watch to live.) It’s a dramatic stunt that strikes fear into the hearts of worried fans who wonder whether it’s possible he’ll spring directly up into the helicopter’s blades. The Verge explains why the laws of physics mean that can’t happen.

Charging has changed how I interact with friends

Fast charging plays a big part in how we interact

Bots didn’t flop; they just became invisible

The great bot hype cycle of 2016 is over, but the work continues. It has just moved behind the scenes, says Intercom’s Eoghan McCabe in an interview on the Converge podcast.

The Battery Issue: The past, present, and future of the lithium-ion battery

We’ve come a long way from the initial gadget to the lithium-ion batteries that power much of our lives, including our phones, batteries, cars, satellites, and more. We’re taking a week to celebrate the humble battery and its influence on technology, culture, science, and transportation.

T-Mobile quietly launches free 30-day trials of its network in three cities

T-Mobile is offering free trials of its service in Atlanta, Austin, and Boston. People in those cities can get a free Wi-Fi hot spot to test T-Mobile’s network on their current phone for 30 days or until they hit 30GB of data usage — whichever comes first.

Saint Louis University is placing 2,300 Echo Dots in student living spaces

Saint Louis University has announced that it will be placing Echo Dot devices, powered by Alexa for Business, in every student residence hall room or student apartment on campus. While other colleges, like Arizona State University, have put Echo Dots in student housing before, SLU says this is the first time a college will equip every student living space with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device.

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Paul Manafort trial Day 12: Live coverage

Closing arguments and then jury deliberations are expected in the 12th day of Manafort's trial.

Analysis | The president’s objective economic advisory team dumps deeply misleading numbers on the public

The bad math behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders's totally incorrect jobs numbers.

Huckabee Sanders apologizes for false statement about black employment

President Trump’s economics team is apologizing after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrongly stated that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as president Barack Obama did.

Analysis | Just how big of a deal has Trump been in Republican primaries anyway?

We break down high-profile races where Trump's presence had a major influence and not-so-major influence

Analysis | Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

But Trump-like candidates winning in primaries doesn't necessarily equate to winning in November. In fact, some Republicans fear it could be the opposite.

Review | I read six sycophantic pro-Trump books — and then I read Omarosa

Hagiographies of the president share seven core traits.

‘He’s a priest. I trusted him’: One of the 1,000 victims of alleged Pennsylvania clergy abuse tells his story

A grand jury report released Tuesday said more than 300 priests abused children in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years. One of those children was Jim VanSickle, who is now an advocate for others.

Cardinal Wuerl’s actions in Pittsburgh scrutinized by Catholic sexual abuse investigation

The Washington archbishop served for 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh, making him one of the church officials whose actions were examined by a grand jury.

Opinion | Things in the Paul Manafort trial that should scare Trump

The president should be very, very nervous.

Opinion | The new GOP litmus test: Defending Trump at his absolute worst

What the results out of Minnesota tell us about today's GOP.