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what we know about the 13 russians indicted by the us

according to the indictment, he controlled two companies that financed the operations of the internet research agency, a shadowy troll farm. created in 2013, it began a translator project in 2014 that targeted americans and pursued "information warfare against the united states." it employed hundreds of people and, by the summer of 2016, was spending $1.5 million ($us1.2 million) a month.in the past five years, prigozhin has received government contracts worth $3.9 billion ($us3.1 billion). lately, he has branched out into areas like recruiting contract soldiers to fight overseas and establishing a popular online news service that pushes a nationalist viewpoint, making him even more indispensable to putin. prigozhin, 56, declined several i...




australia's cameron smith in the pga mix at riviera

australian golfer cameron smith has charged into title contention with a hot third round at the us pga tour event in los angeles.picking up two shots on his front nine at riviera country club, the queenslander bagged an eagle at the par-5 11th courtesy of a stunning second shot from 262 yards, which settled nine feet from the hole.cameron smith.photo: aptwo more birdies coming home gave smith ...




police search continues for missing ipswich mother, daughter not seen for five days

the search for a missing ipswich mother and daughter continues, with the pair not been seen or heard from for about five days.tara inglis, 28, and her 18-month-old daughter were last seen in booval on tuesday.police believe ms inglis and her daughter are still in the booval area.photo: queensland police servicems inglis was last seen pushing her daughter in a pink pram between 3 and 4pm o...




turnbull and barnaby getting on with 'professional government'

despite the embarrassment the affair has caused the government as a whole, mr morrison said any change was a matter for the nationals."i think one of the outcomes of yesterday was an understanding that the prime minister and the liberal party are not in any way intervening in the affairs of the national party," mr morrison told the abc."it's a matter for the national party and it's a matter that i'm sure they'll be contemplating."mr turnbull's meeting with mr joyce showed "the two men can sit down and have a frank conversation about these things"."there was a lot of sensitivity. they're both forceful individuals. they're both men of great passions about what's important for the country but i think they demonstrated they could sit ...




man tossed from kayak by shark in western port bay

the mystery of an empty kayak found drifting in the waters of western port bay has been solved – and, yes, there was a shark involved.a passing boat spotted the unmanned kayak drifting off cliff's beach early sunday morning, sparking a search involving the water police, the police air wing helicopter, coastguard and v...




tropical cyclone kelvin: kimberley on red alert

"tropical cyclone kelvin is crossing the far west kimberley coast near anna plains as a category 2 tropical cyclone," it said."destructive winds are likely near the centre over the next few hours as kelvin crosses the coast and moves inland. kelvin will weaken later today as it continues to move inland."gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible in remaining areas between bidyadanga to wallal downs this morning as the centre crosses the coast. sustained gales are unlikely at broome but squally conditions may continue during this morning as showers and thunderstorms move through."tides between broome and wallal downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with rough seas and possible flooding of low-lying coastal ...




mandurah boy hailed a hero after saving toddler from locked car

a greenfields primary school student who saved a toddler from a locked car has been honoured and thanked by police at a special school assembly on friday morning.the incident occurred on january 29, when police were called out to a report of a child stuck in a locked car at a doctor's surgery in mandurah. taj with two of his adm...




women and power back on the table in caryl churchill's feminist feast

margaret thatcher had yet to utter her paean to selfish individualism – "there is no such thing as society" – when caryl churchill's examination of women, power and class was first staged.as thatcher and others since have demonstrated, a woman at the top is no guarantee that the lives of other women and the marginalised will improve. i'm looking at you aung san suu kyi.in 1982, churchill's all-female play was innovative in form – with its overlapping dialogue and inverted chronology – ironic in title and prescient in its analysis. nearly three decades on, aspects of the play feel politically dated, but re-visiting this feminist work when issues of women and power are back on the table has given it renewed currency.the play begins ...




australian aerials skier david morris eyes olympic medal

"it was great and i was really relieved to get through the qualification as it's the most stressful part of the competition," morris told channel seven."you have to beat more than half the field to get through and then from now on in the finals it's just beating three and you can sneak through with some clever strategy."it's a scenario he knows well.because skiers can't repeat their tricks across the three finals they have to make judicious decisions about what jumps to pull out and when given a limited range of options.morris had played that beautifully in sochi four years ago; qualifying last into what were eight then four-man finals.it left him with a little more in the bag for the decider.tactician: david morris.photo: aapwhile th...




nsw primary school suspensions skyrocket

"standardised testing and things like myschool mean schools are engaging in gate-keeping processes to deal with the groups they have," said professor graham, who has been researching disciplinary practices in nsw and queensland since 2005."there's enormous pressure going all the way down to kindergarten to get kids ready for naplan and primary schools are tending to become less inclusive and less flexible."when looking at both primary and high school suspensions, schools in south-western sydney recorded more than 9560 short and long suspensions in 2016, which is nearly four times more than any other part of sydney.short suspensions can be up to four days long and long suspensions can be for up to 20 days.the data indicates that a signif...




red stripe brewery opens its pockets and comes to the rescue of jamaica's bobsledders

jamaica argued that kiriasis' contention was moot because she rented the sleigh on behalf of jamaica – "sandra was working as an agent of jamaica," pulito said – but that still left the team without a bobsled, even if it was technically right.from afar, red stripe, the jamaican brewing company, was watching the saga unfold and quickly capture the internet. the company's human resources director phoned the marketing team, company spokesman bjorn trowery said, who then drafted a message that made all of twitter stop and stare: "no bobsled, no problem. if you need a new ride @jambobsled, put it on @redstripe's tab. dm us and we'll be in touch.""some of the best ideas start out as a crazy 'what if?' " trowery wrote in an email. "we...




australian speed skater lockett geared up for 1000m

deanna lockett's favoured 1500m didn't go to plan but the australian short track speed skater is taking heart for her 1000m campaign.after placing second in her heat, lockett crashed out in the semi-finals of the event, in which she's ranked seventh in the world, at the winter olympics in pyeongchang.th...




queensland beaches closed as dangerous swell slams coast in wake of tropical cyclone gita

all gold coast beaches and some sunshine coast beaches have been closed as tropical cyclone gita continues to generate "large and powerful surf conditions" along the south-east coast.the bureau of meteorology expected an easterly swell of 2-2.5 metres with seas about 1-1.5 metres on sunday, with similar dangerous surf conditions expected to last until at least tuesday.mass closures remain in place at gold coast beaches on sunday.photo: 7 news brisbane - twitterit was a similar story on the sunshine co...




twenty pictures charting the rise and demise of the friendship between malcolm and barnaby

july 18, 2016: barnaby joyce, malcolm turnbull and julie bishop address their ...




pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death

lahore: a pakistani anti-terrorism court on saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said.the girl's murder ignited nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction, and a media campaign led to his arrest after years of him being on the loose.police found zainab ansari's body in a garbage dumpster in kasur district near the eastern city of lahore in mid-january, four days after she was reported missing.moham...




czech snowboarder ester ledecka shocks field to take alpine skiing gold medal

for ledecka is far better known as a snowboarder, a world champion no less, whose moonlighting in skiing had yet to yield even a podium finish at a major event. as she stood dumbfounded at the bottom of the hill, a cameraman had to confirm to her that, yes, she truly was the fastest of them all. "i really don't know what happened," she said, beaming, acknowledging that she thought at first the scoreboard had malfunctioned."this must be some mistake, they're going to switch the time for some others. i just saw my mum, we were watching each other and we didn't understand."the daughter of janek ledecky, one of the czech republic's most popular singers and composers, the 22-year-old had barely believed she could be even a bridesmaid in a...




florida students demand stricter gun control laws

parkland, florida: thousands of angry students, parents and residents have marched in florida demanding stricter gun control laws as new details are revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a high school.the rally, held in downtown fort lauderdale, was attended by scores of students from marjory stoneman douglas high school, where the carnage happened.teens spoke passionately during saturday's rally in front ...




four cavers rescued in baw baw after overnight expedition goes wrong

as thousands of melburnians flocked to the cbd to witness white night, four men set off on their own overnight adventure.the party headed about 100 kilometres west of the city to explore the subterranean darkness of the labertouche caves.the 36-year-old drouin man, 36-year-old endeavour hills man,  32-year-old pakenham man and 43-year-o...




three suicide bombers leave many dead and injured at nigerian market

dakar, senegal: an attack by three suicide bombers has left at least 18 people dead and more than 20 others wounded at a fish market outside the sprawling nigerian city that gave rise to the islamist extremist group boko haram, officials and news reports said saturday.the bombers set off explosives friday at the market, about 24 kilometres from the centre of the city of maiduguri. no one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they were similar to scores of others in and around the city in the past few months.burnt out cars following an attack in maiduguri, nigeria in 2017.photo: apthe attackers were all female, according to the associated press, and the victims were mostly women and children, local news outlets reported. boko haram has...




the rise and demise of the friendship between malcolm and barnaby

5/20july 18, 2016: barnaby joyce, malcolm turnbull and julie bishop address thei...