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Australia administers record number of COVID-19 doses for third consecutive day

Australia has delivered a record number of COVID-19 vaccines for a third consecutive day with 240,000 doses administered in the past 24 hours. More than 21 per cent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated with more than 13.2 million doses administered since the rollout began.

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Fury as travellers use cricket club ‘as a toilet’ and leave it in a ‘disgusting’ state

SPORTS pitches in Newcastle were used “as a toilet” and left in a “disgusting” state after travellers set up camp on a neighbouring field.

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The Impossibility of the Tesla Tell-All

One night in 2003, engineers J.B. Straubel and Gene Berdichevsky stayed up late talking about the untapped potential of lithium-ion batteries. Lighter and more efficient than traditional batteries, they already powered camcorders and laptops, the engineers reasoned—so why not a car? According to Tim Higgins’s account in Power Play, a new and unauthorized book about…

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More Aussie Olympians Busted for Booze, This Time After Early Morning ‘Beer Run’

TAUSEEF MUSTAFAFirst it was the soccer and rugby players, drinking and puking on the flight back to Sydney. Now a group of Australian hockey stars has been confined to their rooms in Tokyo’s Olympic Village after being busted for a 3 a.m. “beer run” that breached COVID-19 regulations.The unidentified athletes were drowning their sorrows after…

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Batshit Australia Is Threatening to Ban Me From Leaving the Country Like It’s the USSR

Brook Mitchell/GettyThe lyrics to the legendary Australian musician Peter Allen’s iconic song “I Still Call Australia Home” have been bouncing around in my head over recent months as my homeland goes through one lockdown after another trying to keep the “lucky country” safe from COVID.Australia, where I was born, initially did incredibly well handling the…

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Australian wine exports decrease

Australian wine exports during 2020â21 declined by 10% in value to $2.56bn AUD, compared to the previous financial year, while export volume declined by 5% to 695 million litres, according to Wine Australiaâs latest Export Report.

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New York, London keep top spots in global financial centres index

Please try another search Economy29 minutes ago (Sep 24, 2021 04:11AM ET) 4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of the New York City skyline of Manhattan and the Hudson River during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey, U.S. April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File…

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Take Five: “Auf Wiedersehen Merkel, hallo…?”

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/GERMANY’S ‘MUTTI’ BOWS OUT Sunday’s German election is a close call and stakes for Europe’s biggest economy couldn’t be higher. After 16 years of steady, centre-right leadership, Chancellor…

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UK consumer morale wilts under cost-of-living crisis: GfK

Please try another search Economy1 hour ago (Sep 24, 2021 03:26AM ET) 2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A shopper pushes a trolley in a supermarket in London, Britain April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall 2/2 LONDON (Reuters) – Growing worries over energy bills, food costs and tax hikes prompted a hefty drop in British consumer confidence…

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Hungarian PM aims to restore extra pension payment faster

Please try another search Economy1 hour ago (Sep 24, 2021 03:21AM ET) © Reuters. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during the Budapest Demographic Summit in Budapest, Hungary, September 23, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he aimed to speed up an extra month of payment to…