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 2018-12-15 15:10 

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Thousands on streets in France protests...

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of French cities in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week. In Paris, police w...

 2018-12-15 14:48 

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Man City beat Everton to go top in EPL...

Manchester City have provisionally moved back to the top of the English Premier League by beating Everton 3-1. Gabriel Jesus scored twice and Raheem Sterling added a third off the bench on Saturday as City rebounded from their first league defeat last wee...

 2018-12-15 13:42 

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Labor promises cash for affordable homes...

Low income renters will save hundreds of dollars a month while living in new houses under a Labor plan to build 250,000 affordable homes. A future Labor government will pay $8500 a year to investors who build new homes, as long as they offer them at 20 pe...

 2018-12-15 11:41 

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Gardner gives Sixers WBBL win over Hobart...

Ash Gardener has hit a blistering half-century to lift the Sydney Sixers to a famous seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes in a rain-affected match at Bellerive Oval. The home side were sent in to bat under leaden skies and posted 5-133, with Saturd...

 2018-12-15 10:02 

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Australia v India second Test snapshot...

AUSTRALIA V INDIA SECOND TEST SNAPSHOT: STATE OF PLAY: Australia 326. India 3-172 at stumps on day two at Perth Stadium MAN OF THE DAY: Virat Kohli. India were in huge trouble at 2-8 when Kohli strode to the crease. The Indian skipper helped to drag his t...

 2018-12-15 09:29 

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Sydney storm delays A-League derby...

Heavy storms have delayed Saturday night's A-League derby between Sydney FC and Western Sydney by 50 minutes at ANZ Stadium. The match was delayed twice before kickoff due to a torrential downpour and train delays before officials again pushed back th...

 2018-12-15 08:56 

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Paris police prepare for planned protests...

A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violent protests and rioting. Security forces in riot gear were positioned on Sa...

 2018-12-15 08:45 

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Phoenix beat A-League's slumping Mariners...

Mike Mulvey has pleaded with Central Coast fans not to give up on his team after a 2-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix secured them an unwanted place in A-League history. Phoenix fullback Louis Fenton and forward Sarpreet Singh bagged their first goals of the ...

 2018-12-15 08:34 

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Strutting Kohli saves India in second Test...

Indian captain Virat Kohli had no right to strut, but strut he did. Kohli simply oozed confidence as he strode to the crease on Saturday to front up to Australia's menacing pace attack at Perth Stadium. Judging by body language, you would have thought...

 2018-12-15 07:39 

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Sky's the limit for Villiers Stakes winner...

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets including the Melbourne Cup. Trained by Anthony and Edward Cummings, Sky Boy lived up to his $3.20 favouritism to win his fifth successive ra...

 2018-12-15 07:39 

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54,000 homes blacked out by NSW storms...

Severe thunderstorms are pounding NSW's east coast with destructive winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones causing blackouts for thousands of homes. The Bureau of Meteorology warned multiple cells were converging on Sydney late on Saturday afterno...

 2018-12-15 07:28 

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Zoustyle answers critics in Gold Edition...

Brilliant Brisbane three-year-old Zoustyle put his critics in their place with a brilliant all-the-way win in the Listed Gold Edition Plate at Doomben. Premier trainer Tony Gollan said he couldn't remember enjoying a race so much after Zoustyle ($2.40...

 2018-12-15 06:55 

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Fell Swoop makes return to winners' circle...

Almost three years after his last win, Fell Swoop has shown he still has a turn of foot to be reckoned with, leading most of the way to win the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick. The Matt Dale-trained seven-year-old has earned $1.8 million in a care...

 2018-12-15 06:55 

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Bates stars, Thunder hits Strikers in WBBL...

Despite a dazzling lone hand from Adelaide's Suzie Bates, Sydney Thunder have cruised to a six-wicket win over the Strikers at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Despite struggling with injury, the powerful opener carried her bat for 79 not out off just 60 bal...

 2018-12-15 06:22 

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Weir contemplates autumn with Declares War...

Darren Weir will turn his attention to stakes races with Declares War and Whispering Brook after the pair provided the trainer with a race-to-race double at Flemington. Declares War is a young horse on the move after again overcoming difficulty to record ...

 2018-12-15 06:11 

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Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record...

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in winning the Listed Bribie Handicap at Doomben. The 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner, Houtzen was ridden from behind when second in a Doomben ba...

 2018-12-15 05:49 

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Accession steps up in $500k Inglis Nursery...

Sydney's leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a stallion with two Group One wins and a second at Royal Ascot. Accession, the winner of Saturday's $500,000 Inglis Nursery (1000m)...

 2018-12-15 05:38 

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Stud newcomer figures in Doomben double...

Rockhampton filly Better Reflection continued the dream start to former top sprinter Better Than Ready's stud career when she overcame difficulties to win the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes at Doomben. Better Reflection ($6) assured herself of a start in t...

 2018-12-15 05:16 

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Sharma and Birrell in Open wildcard final...

Astra Sharma and Kimberly Birrell will square off for a coveted Australian Open wildcard on Sunday after winning their semi-finals at Melbourne Park. West Australian Sharma had a 3-6 6-4 6-3 win over Zoe Hives while Queenslander Birrell upset Victoria'...

 2018-12-15 05:05 

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Sydney Cup the autumn plan for Our Century...

Our Century has turned the tables on Exoteric and confirmed a Sydney Cup plan with his victory in the Listed Christmas Cup at Randwick aided by a genuine race tempo. Second to Exoteric in the ATC Cup two weeks ago, Our Century showed his appreciation for ...

 2018-12-15 04:54 

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The Odyssey books place in Magic Millions...

Trainer Kelly Schweida had a warning for his Magic Millions 2YO Classic rivals after his colt The Odyssey assured himself of place in the big race with an all-the-way win at Doomben. The Odyssey ($4.60) made it two wins from three starts when he beat the ...

 2018-12-15 04:54 

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Saville eyes new start with Open wildcard...

Luke Saville is looking for a fresh start, with an appearance in the Australian Open the ideal way to reignite his tennis career. Saville will take on James Duckworth in Sunday's Australian Open wildcard playoff final at Melbourne Park, with both play...

 2018-12-15 04:43 

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Starc wastes no time firing back in Perth...

Wounded by questions over his role as Australia's pace spearhead, Mitchell Starc has needed just 12 balls to answer his critics in the second Test in Perth. Starc struck with the final ball before lunch on day two in Perth, clean bowling Murali Vijay ...

 2018-12-15 04:32 

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Flemington first for trainer Peter Chow...

Warrnambool dairy farmer Peter Chow has trained his first winner at Flemington with Moor Wanted prevailing in a tight finish. In conjunction with running a dairy farm, Chow trains a team of eight horses, six of which are racing while also educating a coup...

 2018-12-15 04:21 

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Aussies out for 326 in Perth, India 1-6...

Australia have fashioned a first-innings total of 326 on day two of the second Test then struck with the new ball, reducing India to 1-6 at lunch. India's openers failed to negotiate a nervous three-over burst at the end of Saturday's morning sess...

 2018-12-15 03:15 

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Here comes the rain again, Melbourne...

Here comes the rain again. After Friday's deluge and flash flooding, Melburnians have again been warned to batten down the hatches with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing another severe thunderstorm warning. Heavy rainfall is tipped to hit the CBD arou...

 2018-12-15 03:04 

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Yeo emerges as potential Panthers skipper...

He might not be considered a superstar but no-frills back-rower Isaah Yeo has emerged as a surprise contender to skipper Penrith next year. Ivan Cleary has yet to announce his leadership group for the 2019 NRL season and James Maloney isn't assured of...

 2018-12-15 02:53 

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Weir colt makes Magic Million statement...

Yes Yes Yes has moved into contention for a start in the rich Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast with victory up the straight at Flemington. An easing $4.80 favourite in Saturday's SecondBite Plate, Yes Yes Yes showed the benefit of a recent...

 2018-12-15 02:42 

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Scorchers rebound with WBBL win over Stars...

Star opener Elyse Villani has led the way as WBBL heavyweights the Perth Scorchers returned to form with a confident eight-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars. Last season's finalists suffered rare double defeats last weekend and were without injured ...

 2018-12-15 01:30 

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Shepparton misses out on large rainfall total...

Significant rainfall during this week largely missed Shepparton, but the north-eastern areas recorded some of the highest totals in Victoria. Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Richard Carlyon said Eldorado, near Wangaratta, had the largest rainfall in...

 2018-12-15 01:25 

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Weinstein 'spoke of Jennifer Lawrence sex'...

Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a lawsuit from an actress who claims he forced himself on her, and had bragged about having sex with actress Jennifer Lawrence. According to the suit, Weinstein pushed her to the ground during a meeting in his office in ...

 2018-12-15 01:03 

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Sir Lanka settle after Southee assault...

Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews have combined to lead a determined batting rally after Sri Lanka lost three early wickets after being sent in on the first day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand. Tim Southee claimed all three wickets insid...

 2018-12-15 01:03 

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Rare Oscar statuettes sale nets thousands...

One Academy Award trophy has been sold for nearly $US500,000 ($A698,325) and the second for well over $US200,000 ($A279,330) in a rare auction of Oscars in Los Angeles. Auction house Profiles in History announced the results on Friday after four days of b...

 2018-12-15 01:00 

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Goulburn Valley Bowls Division lawn bowlers want rain to stay away...

It might not be as famous as asking ''how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?'' or who was selling seashells by the sea shore, but one tongue twister rings true for Goulburn Valley bowls today. Whether the we...

 2018-12-15 00:47 

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Unplugged Pastor...

I've been thinking about how to unplug from the world. There are just so many challenges to this. In so many ways, I am always available to anyone, at anytime. This is mainly due to social media. It's also because of the way that I am. Even when w...

 2018-12-15 00:08 

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Wolfsburg beat Nuremberg in Bundesliga...

Wolfsburg have won at Nuremberg 2-0 and extended the hosts' winless streak in the Bundesliga to nine consecutive games. Daniel Ginczek, who spent the 2013-14 season in Nuremberg, opened the scoring in the 59th minute on Friday with a low shot off Maxi...

 2018-12-14 23:57 

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Goulburn Valley Bowls Division second tier extremely tight...

Competition is intense in Goulburn Valley Bowls Division's second tier, with seven of eight sides in finals contention. Each week of play results in a seismic shift of power, given just 20 points separates Shepparton Park in top spot and Mooroopna in ...

 2018-12-14 23:53 

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Vital funds...

La Trobe University yesterday welcomed $7million from the Federal Government to help deliver a new end-to-end rural medical school in partnership with Melbourne University, in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton, and designed to address a rural doctor ...

 2018-12-14 23:49 

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Basin plan step welcome...

Reaching an agreement on the socio-economic test or criteria relating to the 450Gl to be recovered under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan marks a step forward, make no mistake. And it is to be welcomed, especially given the uncertainty and unhappiness aired ...

 2018-12-14 23:43 

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Youth leading way with action...

I welled up on Thursday evening as I listened to Triple J current affairs program ''Hack''. Sounds of passionate young people rung out through my car's speakers; reminding me of just how incredibly hard young people have fought across ...

 2018-12-14 23:40 

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Haisman Shield round nine preview Waaia v Numurkah...

Waaia is a team on a mission heading into the Haisman Shield's final round before the Christmas break beginning tomorrow. The Bombers have a collective fire burning in their bellies after losing from a strong position against Kyabram last week, and wi...

 2018-12-14 23:35 

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Leganes deny Celta another La Liga win...

Leganes have survived a late Celta Vigo onslaught to earn a point in a goalless La Liga draw. Celta were chasing a third straight victory in the Spanish top flight and must have thought they would get it when, in the 87th minute, Brais Mendez turned the b...

 2018-12-14 23:33 

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Shepparton Gators host Wangaratta Warriors...

Shepparton Gators are running with momentum. The Gators are holding on to confidence, despite a Country Basketball League fixture not allowing for much consistency given the amount of breaks littered between it. When Josh Waight's side last took the c...

 2018-12-14 23:31 

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Freeway diversions...

At about 4.30pm yesterday, the Hume Fwy was re-opened in both directions between Wodonga and Seymour, following 24 hours of heavy rain, flooding and rescues. A number of local roads remained closed or restricted yesterday when the News went to print, with...

 2018-12-14 23:17 

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Signs of the times...

It was a significant day yesterday for Wilmot Rd Primary School Years 5 and 6 students. New signage was installed along the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway acknowledging the significance of The Flats and an event that shaped the lives of the region's trad...

 2018-12-14 23:15 

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Shepparton Park's Rob Thorne and Murray Phillips take good care of the club's greens...

A core element of being a greenkeeper or groundskeeper across any sport is having thick skin. No matter how the cricket pitch is turning or how fast or slow the bowls green is running, someone always has a problem. But Shepparton Park greenkeeper Rob Thor...

 2018-12-14 23:09 

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Benalla's Sam Martyn headed to play VFL with Williamstown...

Both reigning Morrison medallists will be absent from the Goulburn Valley League next season. Shepparton midfield gun Nik Rokahr and Benalla ace Sam Martyn tied on 22 votes at September's count and are headed to play at a higher level. Rokahr and Bear...

 2018-12-14 23:02 

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Jets' Jair wants flood of A-League goals...

Jair hopes the rain won't be the only thing that pours this weekend in Newcastle. The Jets' import has ended a frustrating 18 months after breaking his A-League goal drought in last week's 2-0 win over Brisbane. His first goal since scoring in...

 2018-12-14 22:51 

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West Brom fight back to beat Sheffield Utd...

West Brom have come from behind to win 2-1 at Sheffield United and climb above their opponents into third in the English Championship table. David McGoldrick put the home side ahead but Albion equalised late in the first half through Gareth Barry before K...

 2018-12-14 22:40 

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Cosby denied bail as he appeals sentence...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. The order from the court issued on Friday does not elaborate on the decision. Cosby filed an appeal earlier this m...

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