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Train passengers reveal the best and worst commutes in Australia

MANY of us have no choice but to use them, so the least they could do is make the experience as pleasant as possible. But when it comes to train travel, it appears the commuters of Melbourne are Australia’s longest suffering, with Sydney’s public transport users not far behind. To find the country’s most contented commuters you have to go ...

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Andrej Lemanis: I’m proud my side plays so-called “dirty” basketball

AUSSIE coach Andrej Lemanis says he is proud his side plays so-called “dirty” basketball as the Boomers sealed their quarter-final berth. The Boomers coasted to a 93-68 victory over winless China to lock in a top four berth after three wins from four pool games. Team USA star Paul George said after Australia’s 10-point loss the Australians had a reputation ...

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DIY Your Own Korean Beauty-Inspired Gel Sheet Mask

I’m a face mask fiend, especially when it comes to the slightly terrifying-looking, always-effective sheet mask category. I love that there is no scrubbing or washing involved! And sure, I might look like Jason from Friday the 13th for a good 10 minutes, but the glow my skin retains afterwards makes me feel confident enough go nude — on my ...

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Rio Olympics 2016 swimming: Cate Campbell thanks Australia for outpouring of support

A tearful Cate Campbell has thanked her country for “an outpouring of support’’, a day after she crumbled under the weight of favouritism in the 100m freestyle at the Rio Olympics. “Australia really came through when I needed it,’’ the world record-holder said. “The Olympic Games are a bit like a soap opera, there’s highs and lows, there’s triumph and ...

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ABC Queensland police reporter denies being under influence of a dangerous drug

Police are reviewing the conduct of two Brisbane officers who detained an ABC reporter outside a hardware store and accused him of being “off his chops” on drugs. ABC Queensland police reporter Josh Bavas, who denies being under the influence of a dangerous drug, used his mobile phone to film the encounter at a Bunnings store in southern Brisbane. He ...

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Asthma pill ‘promising’ for people with severe symptoms

An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests. In the small trial, patients who were given the drug, known as Fevipiprant, had less inflammation in their airways. And some patients with uncontrolled asthma felt their symptoms improved. Charity Asthma UK said the research showed “massive promise and should be ...

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US economy added 255,000 jobs in July

The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 255,000 jobs in July, fuelling speculation that interest rates could rise before the end of the year. The figure was below June’s upwardly revised figure of 292,000 jobs, but was far higher than analysts’ forecasts of between 175,000 and 180,000. The US unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. Dennis de Jong from UFX.com said ...

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Syria Aleppo siege: Rebels storm artillery base

A coalition of Syrian Islamist rebel groups has said it stormed an artillery base in the strategic city of Aleppo to try to end a government siege. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said part of the base had been taken. But the Syrian army said it had repelled the assault, inflicting heavy casualties on the ...

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Beliefs: The Religion V Science Debate

Share your thoughts with ETW, on the debate of Religion V Science… Delve into your inner thoughts, and let us get this conversation going.

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A series of lightning storms hit parts of Europe

One man was killed and several people, including children, were injured on Saturday (local time) when lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany. In southern Poland a man in his forties was killed when he was struck by lightning as he descended the Babia Gora mountain, local media said. Three ...

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