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Russian Australians are watching news from Moscow, but not everyone is falling for Putin’s propaganda

In the months following the invasion of Ukraine, Svetlana has become increasingly concerned about her parents’ television viewing habits. The 23-year-old’s parents live in rural Australia and rely solely on Russian television – which they stream via Chromecast – for their news. Svetlana speaks Russian fluently and visited her parents recently, where she was bombarded …

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Analysis: Alarmed by Solomon Islands-China pact, NZ finds its voice on security

Solomon Islands-China pact challenges NZ sense of Pacific future NZ government taking tougher line with top trading partner China NZ has close ties to the Pacific, expanding soft power WELLINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand has long been seen as the moderate, even absent, voice on China in the “Five Eyes” western alliance, so …

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Federal election 2022: Labor and Coalition climate change policies both breach the Paris Agreement. So what does the science say?

Climate change has sharpened as a central issue this federal election. According to the ABC’s Vote Compass, more people list it as their number one issue this election than any other topic, so if you’re one of those factoring the climate into your vote, it’s worth knowing what’s on offer. You might want to first …

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NBA Draft Lottery 2022 analysis, results, picks, winners and losers, Oklahoma City Thunder, pick 1, Detroit Pistons

As the NBA Draft Lottery concluded, a series of mixed responses could be observed among the cellar dwelling franchises involved. In a massive boost for two franchises, Orlando and Oklahoma City rejoiced after receiving picks 1 and 2 respectively – giving them first dibs over the in-demand trio of Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and Chet …

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Arithmetic is compelling as a three-cornered fight for Higgins heats up

The idea that Higgins voters sit comfortably in multimillion-dollar homes might be true enough in places like Toorak, but it’s far from reality for much of the electorate. Almost half of the voters in many areas rent, rather than own their homes. In South Yarra, it’s 54 per cent. Greens candidate Sonya Semmens says she …

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Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing of Ukrainian civilian during the early days of invasion

A 21-year-old Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian in the first trial since Russia invaded Ukraine. Key points: Shishimarin pleaded guilty to shooting a civilian who walking down the footpath He faces life in prison for the crime A further 40 cases are being prepared by Ukrainian prosecutors against Russians involved …

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Soccer club at center of Scott Morrison’s latest campaign gaffe breaks silence

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocked over a child after misstepping while playing soccer during a visit to a local football club in Devonport, Tasmania. The club at the center of Mr Morrison’s latest gaffe broke its silence about the incident late on Wednesday, saying its values ​​”are determination, effort and respect.” “We think Luca …

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Hepatitis cases in children continue to grow globally as health experts search for answers

Health authorities around the world are continuing to investigate an outbreak of severe and unexplained hepatitis in children, with about 450 cases now reported worldwide. Key points: Unusual hepatitis cases in children for which the cause is unknown have increased worldwide in recent months Health authorities say evidence to date suggests adenoviruses, which typically cause …

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‘Huge’ pressure for Shanghai to stay COVID-free as end to lockdown looms

Health authorities in Shanghai are facing “huge” pressure to keep China’s most populous city free of COVID-19 as residents are counting down the days until June 1 and the end of their lockdown after almost two months of isolation. Key points: Shanghai health authorities warn of risks of COVID-19 rebound Some migrant workers are looking …

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