Man shot by police in Brisbane after officer stabbed in the face

A police officer is expected to recover after he was stabbed in the face during a “normal” day which saw his alleged attacker shot by his partner.Authorities are attempting to uncover the baffling reasons why the 25-year-old man turned on police at Upper Mount Gravatt in Brisbane on Wednesday, leaving him shot several times in…
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Victoria coronavirus: Crucial figure reveals what’s behind record 725 cases

Victoria has recorded a record 725 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to Wednesday and for many it feels like a “punch in the stomach”.The state has seen increasingly harsh lockdowns including mandatory mask wearing and a curfew for Melbourne residents, so the big jump in cases can feel dispiriting.But Epidemiology Chair at Deakin…

Scott Morrison reveals he hasn’t spoken to Xi Jinping since last June

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed he hasn’t spoken to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, for more than 12 months at a virtual event in the US. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Mr Morrison told moderator Margaret Brennan about Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, increasing instability in the Asia Pacific region…

LIVE: Samsung Unpacked: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra price, release date announced

Korean electronics giant Samsung has revealed the revolutionary new earbuds it hopes can topple Apple’s AirPods from the throne, and for a limited time you can get them for free.Of course there is a catch – you’ll have to spend at least $1849 on one of the company’s fancy new smartphones – the Galaxy Note…

Beirut explosion: Security sources say ‘welding work’ may have caused deadly blast

The massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon may have been caused by “welding work” happening nearby according to reports from security sources.At least 100 people have been killed and 4000 people injured after the enormous blast destroyed dozens of buildings and shattered windows, with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab describing the situation as “a real catastrophe”.Beirut…

AFL 2020: Prince Harry, Campbell Brown Las Vegas run in revealed

AFL great Campbell Brown has revealed a wild encounter he shared with Prince Harry inside a Las Vegas nightclub.The former Hawthorn and Gold Coast star says he was eventually escorted away from the former royal after they enjoyed a vodka-induced chinwag and showed off their moves on the dance floor of the iconic XS Night…
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America

Biden scraps plans to travel to Milwaukee for nomination acceptance, citing coronavirus concerns

Joe Biden is no longer planning to travel to the Democratic convention site of Milwaukee to accept the party's presidential nomination, citing coronavirus concerns.Convention organizers said in a statement Wednesday that Biden will instead accept the Democratic nomination and deliver a speech from his home state of Delaware, and other speakers also will not go to Milwaukee.TRUMP…
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Coronavirus birthplace Wuhan reports zero new infections for first time

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UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus

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Ant Middleton’s wife crashes his £200k Lamborghini into a hedge on shopping trip in Essex

ANT Middleton, star of SAS: Who Dares Win, probably won’t be driving his £200k Lamborghini for a while after it was revealed his wife Emilie drove the supercar into a hedge. Thankfully unhurt, Emilie Middleton, 40, is believed to have spun off the road near their Essex home on her way to the local shops…

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Trapped at home: Domestic violence victims at high risk in coronavirus confinement

A supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: "I hope you get...

Rubio and the Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Maybe the Republican establishment is finally ready to part ways with its market fundamentalismOnly the reactionary is really capable of being a moderate. Only we stand sufficiently aloof from modernity to judge it dispassionately. A healthy pessimism inoculates us against the two really fatal temptations in politics: reckless optimism and impotent despair. T.S. Eliot summed…

Post-Cold War Triumphalism and Kennan’s Warning

George F. Kennan in 1947  (Library of Congress) Andrew Bacevich describes how the U.S. learned all the wrong lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War:You won’t hear it from any of the candidates vying to succeed Trump, but we are still haunted by our false conception of…

The Modernity of Robinson Crusoe, an American Art Pioneer, and Resurrecting James Dean

Washington’s new language museum, Planet Word, will open on May 31st: “The museum will be housed in the historic Franklin School Building, built by architect Adolf Cluss in 1869. History nerds know it as the place where Alexander Graham Bell made the first-ever wireless voice transmission in 1880. Visitors to the free museum will encounter…

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands

“All that is constant about the California of my childhood is the rate at which it disappears.”—Joan Didion, “Notes From a Native Daughter”Idaho’s Treasure Valley lies in the western Snake River plain, a stretch of semi-arid land with sagebrush-covered hillsides and green river valleys. My great-great-great-grandparents homesteaded there in the early 20th century. As a…
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Asia

Scott Morrison reveals he hasn’t spoken to Xi Jinping since last June

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed he hasn’t spoken to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, for more than 12 months at a virtual event in the US. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Mr Morrison told moderator Margaret Brennan about Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, increasing instability in the Asia Pacific region…

LIVE: Samsung Unpacked: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra price, release date announced

Korean electronics giant Samsung has revealed the revolutionary new earbuds it hopes can topple Apple’s AirPods from the throne, and for a limited time you can get them for free.Of course there is a catch – you’ll have to spend at least $1849 on one of the company’s fancy new smartphones – the Galaxy Note…

Beirut explosion: Security sources say ‘welding work’ may have caused deadly blast

The massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon may have been caused by “welding work” happening nearby according to reports from security sources.At least 100 people have been killed and 4000 people injured after the enormous blast destroyed dozens of buildings and shattered windows, with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab describing the situation as “a real catastrophe”.Beirut…
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Ibuprofen should not be used for managing symptoms, say doctors and scientists

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‘Counting On’: Jim Bob Duggar Seems To Be Feuding With More than Just Derick Dillard These Days

Counting On star Jim Bob Duggar has spent nearly two decades building his brand as a fundamental Christian family leader with a subservient wife and 19 children who must follow his every rule. However, in recent years Jim Bob’s tyrannical leadership as the Duggar family patriarch has caused some serious rebellion from his children. ‘Counting…

Avengers video game beta impressions: Destiny, this ain’t

Stretchy arms are cool, at least — Combining a looter-shooter with a beat-'em-up may not be gaming's PB + chocolate. Sam Machkovech - Aug 5, 2020 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Avengers assemble—in their newest video game.Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix After over a year of rumors, teases, and reveals, we have finally played the…

Walmart will offer free drive-in movie screenings

Bring on the popcorn and nachos! Tribeca Film Festival and Walmart are partnering to host the Walmart Drive-in, a series of free drive-in movie screenings across the country. The offerings, curated by Tribeca, include Black Panther, The LEGO Batman Movie, E.T., and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Fans can also expect virtual or real-life visits from…

‘Who’s the Boss’ reboot starring Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza in development by Sony

“Who’s the Boss?” is the latest 1980s sitcom to get the modern-day reboot treatment, Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday.The studio revealed that Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are set to reprise their respective roles for an upcoming sequel series to “Who’s the Boss?” that is currently in development.The modern-day reboot revolves around Danza's Tony Micelli, a…
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Health

Yankees-Phillies rain delay: When will play resume? Weather forecast (UPDATE)

Rain hammered Yankee Stadium and stopped play between the Yankees and Phillies at 9:08 p.m. Monday. UPDATE (9:57 p.m.): Play will resume at 10:10 p.m., Yankees say.UPDATE (9:50 p.m.): Grounds crew taking tarp off the field.NEW YORK — The Yankees-Phillies matchups just can’t catch a break.Their game went into a rain delay with the Yankees…

Fertitta: Four closed Station Casinos properties might not reopen

Four Station Casinos properties in Southern Nevada that have been closed since mid-March out of pandemic concerns might not reopen, said Frank Fertitta III, CEO and chairman of the board of directors for Red Rock Resorts, the parent company of Station Casinos. On June 4, the company reopened more than a dozen properties after nearly…

Square surges after reporting 64% jump in revenue, more customers using Cash App

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018.Anushree Fadnavis | ReutersShares of Square soared on Tuesday evening after posting better-than-expected quarterly results and strong growth in its consumer payments app.The San Francisco-based company reported $1.92 billion in net revenue…

Gophers star Rashod Bateman opts out this season, citing pandemic

Rashod Bateman, a star receiver for the Gophers, has opted out for this season because of the pandemic and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, according to his social media accounts. “I am now making the hardest decision that I have ever had to make in my life,” Bateman said in the video. Bateman was…

PS4 gamepads won’t work for PS5 games, Sony says

Out with the OldShock — Contrast with Microsoft's plan to bring Xbox One controllers forward for Series X. Kyle Orland - Aug 3, 2020 2:37 pm UTC The PlayStation 5's new gamepad is called DualSense and sports a bold two-toned design. Did Aperture Science make this? The massive touchpad returns, as do the general slope…