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Local cinema in Batemans Bay closes after social media backlash

A local cinema has been forced to shut its doors following a barrage of social media threats prompted by an incident involving a young cancer sufferer. The Bay City Cinemas did not permit Addison Wilson-Mitchell, her brother and father to enter the movie theatre carrying a bag containing supplies including medications, one which she needed to take during the movie. The business has a strict no backpack ...

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Rise in prostate cancer raises alarm

A dramatic rise in the number of men being diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in the US has raised alarm among Australian doctors. Surgeons from the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand fear there could be a similar increase in Australia due to a decline in testing for protein marker PSA. A new study shows the number of men ...

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Queensland lament letting clean sweep slip from grasp

From zero to hero, that is the story of Michael Jennings’ Origin series. It might have been a dead rubber but with a miracle try at the death on Wednesday night it might just be a moment that saves the centre’s representative career. Jennings had a shocker in Origin II three weeks’ beforehand, his fingertips in the in-goal denying Tyson ...

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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke: Michelle Obama rocks out to Single Ladies

America’s first lady Michelle Obama rocked out on The Late, late show with James Corden’s popular segment Carpool Karaoke on Wednesday. A well-publicised Beyonce fan, the 52-year-old blasted Single Ladies while she and Corden busted out Beyonce’s signature dance moves. Corden is shown driving around the grounds of the White House in Washington DC with Obama in the passenger seat. With musical tastes ranging from Stevie Wonder (“I know every Stevie song on the planet) to ...

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Bank dividends ‘simply unsustainable’: Perpetual’s Anthony Aboud

The dividends paid by Australia’s big banks are too high, and the most obvious response to a likely toughening in capital rules would be for banks to cut payouts to shareholders, Perpetual portfolio manager Anthony Aboud says. The Big Four’s record of paying juicy dividends has made them a hit with retail investors, but a new note from Mr Aboud argues the lenders are materially over-paying dividends ...

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Miranda Kerr has said yes to marry billionaire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has said yes to a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, billionaire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel. Kerr, a former spokeswoman for Victoria’s Secret who was raised in Gunnedah, NSW, posted a picture online on Wednesday showing a huge diamond ring on her hand. The image also features a cartoon couple with the man down on one knee ...

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11 children killed and many wounded in Syria

The US-led coalition to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will investigate reports it killed dozens of innocent civilians on Tuesday in an air strike in northern Syria, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday. As many as 85 civilians are believed to have been mistaken for Islamic State fighters and killed in the operation north of the ...

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Cruz: If you love our country …stand and speak and vote your conscience

Great hopes for Republicans uniting behind the contentious presidential nomination of Donald Trump fractured on Wednesday evening when Texas Senator Ted Cruz pointedly refused to endorse Trump – causing extraordinary scenes on the floor of the GOP convention, and backstage – in the usually decorous donor suites. Cruz was assailed by delegates, many booing and angrily waving their fists while ...

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Seal returned to natural habitat after rescue from Sydeny storm

Less than two weeks after being rescued when much of the NSW east coast was hit by wild storms last month, an 18-month-old long-nosed fur seal has been released back into the wild outside Sydney heads. The young seal, named ‘Elvis’, was found June 17 exhuasted and malnourished on South Curl Curl Beach in Sydney’s north before being taken to ...

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New charges brought against Uni students’ alleged murderer

Edited by Nelly Tawil University graduate Michelle Leng was stabbed more than 30 times and suffered a number of defensive wounds. She was last seen in public on CCTV footage at Campsie train station on Thursday, April 21. She had spent the afternoon shopping on Pitt Street. Her body was found April 24 at Munmorah national park in the Snapper ...

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