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Queensland Government will not fund Safe Schools teacher training after October

Negative "political ramifications" are stopping the Palaszczuk Government from funding the anti-bullying program Safe Schools once its federal funding runs out, the Queensland Teachers Union says.

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies of suspected heart attack

The father-of-two died in hospital following a long battle with alcohol addiction and multiple attempts at rehabilitation.

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`It's been a brutal week': Bennett

As another row erupts over Todd Barclay and Prime Minister Bill English is again accused of lying, his deputy says it's been "a brutal week in ...

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Patel retires from Black Caps: reports

Offspinner Jeetan Patel reportedly joins Luke Ronchi in cutting ties with the Black Caps in his mid-30s.

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May offers 'fair deal' for EU nationals

British Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined a "fair deal" for EU citizens living in the UK, saying they should not have to leave because of ...

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What research has to say about Pauline Hanson's disability claims

The presence or absence of students with a disability has little affect on learning outcomes in the classroom, research ...

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'I saw the knife coming down': The day a Melbourne hospital became a battlefield

Neurosurgeon Michael Wong bears scars all over his body. More than a dozen in fact. They act as a reminder of the day he was stabbed by his own patient in a frenzy at Footscray Hospital.

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Kiwi 49er men share lead in Germany

Kiwis Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey still lead the 49er class at a major German regatta but they're joined by an Australian crew.

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Dodson calls for removal of 'stains in racist Constitution'

Labor senator and Aboriginal leader Pat Dodson demands "the stubborn stains in our racist Constitution" be removed with the Referendum Council to deliver its final report on Indigenous constitutional change next week.

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Aust to help Philippines tackle militants

Australia will help the Philippines tackle the problem of Islamist insurgents in the country's south by sending two RAAF spy planes to the region.

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Nishikori hopeful for Wimbledon despite hip injury

Halle Westfalen (Germany) - Japanese world number nine Kei Nishikori was forced to retire injured in the second round at Halle on Thursday but ...

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Sears Canada files for creditor protection

Montreal - Sears Canada filed for court protection from creditors Thursday as the onetime retail giant seeks to adapt to a changed business landscape and tougher online competition.

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Federer into 15th Halle quarter-final

Halle Westfalen (Germany) - Eight-time champion Roger Federer reached the quarter-finals of the Halle grass court tournament for a 15th time on Thursday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 win over German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev.

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Konta, Svitolina exit Birmingham event

Pat Cash-coached Coco Vandeweghe has ousted Britain's Johanna Konta in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham 6-1 6-3.

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EU leaders urge Internet giants to fight online extremism

Brussels - EU leaders on Thursday urged Internet firms to do their utmost to combat online extremism promoting attacks or face the possibility of legislation if the industry self-regulation fails.

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Other towers in England combustible: PM

Following the London tower block fire in which at least 79 people died, combustible cladding has been found on at least seven other blocks in England.

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NZers suffer double pre-Wimbledon setback

Leading Kiwis doubles players both lose quarter-finals at the London ATP grass court tournament.

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Whales shrank before populations crashed: study

Paris - The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers said Thursday.

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Germany clears gays convicted under Nazi-era law

Berlin - Germany's parliament voted Thursday to quash the convictions of 50,000 gay men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war and offer compensation.

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Garcia two off lead in Germany, Ormsby sets pace

Munich (Germany) - Sergio Garcia marked his return to Europe for the first time since his Masters triumph with an opening round 66 to sit two shots off the lead at the BMW International Open on Thursday.

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Te'o promises to play to strengths

Ben Te'o has vowed to stick to his muscular strengths in Saturday's British and Irish Lions showdown with New Zealand.

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EU leaders agree to roll over Russia economic sanctions

Brussels - EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to ...

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Storm injury toll opens door for Hughes

Melbourne are set to give Kiwi-born Jahrome Hughes his debut for the NRL club against the Sydney Roosters after losing four players to injury in ...

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Cup safety woes admitted after Kiwi killed

The organisers of 2022 World Cup in Qatar have provided the first details from the investigation into the death of New Zealand-born worker Zac Cox.

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Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Montreal - Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday.

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Cruden cleared for All Blacks bench spot

Lima Sopoaga drops out of the All Blacks 23 for the first Test against the British and Irish Lions after Aaron Cruden passes a fitness Test.

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Actress Emma Watson takes feminist book happening to Paris

Paris - "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson spent Thursday hiding copies of Margaret Atwood's classic novel "The Handmaid's Tale" across Paris to promote feminism.

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