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Jeff Horn misses first weigh-in but makes second for Terence Crawford bout

Australian boxer survives initial scare after clocking above the limit, despite taking off his clothes Jeff Horn has managed to make the weight on his second attempt for his mandatory WBO welterweight championship defence against Terence Crawford. Horn clocked in at exactly 147 pounds (66.67kg) – right on the limit – at the weigh-in on Saturday morning (AEST) at the …

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The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power | @Anna_Kessel

The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism When I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time. I’ll never forget flying into Jo’burg, looking down over the houses in the city and seeing hundreds of turquoise squiggles and dots. “Wow,” I said, …

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Crowds pack out Australian cathedral at regional centres for alleged gunman patch

Worshippers replenished the midnight assistance, the Melbourne churchs dean says, thrusting latecomers into the forecourt Crowds have parcelled out Melbournes St Pauls Cathedral despite it being the objective of an alleged Christmas Day bombarding plot. The dean of St Pauls, Dr Andreas Loewe, who led the midnight work, said 1,500 churchgoers had crowded the cathedral, forcing latecomers into the forecourt. …

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Police abducted 1.1 tonnes of cocaine in one of Australia’s largest medicine drag

Fifteen husbands apprehended reportedly part of brazen-faced and selfish criminal cartel “re just trying to” smuggle 500 kg of cocaine into NSW and 600 kg through Tahiti Australian authorities have busted a brazen-faced and selfish alleged international medicine smuggling echo over the Christmas period, following a two-and-a-half time investigation. About 500 kilos of cocaine were grabbed in an operation at …

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Seal to be set free after promenade through Tasmanian township

The 200 kg mammal “mustve been” tranquillised after clambering on to a automobile in suburban Launceston A giant fur close that spent Boxing Day strolling suburban Tasmanias streets will be secreted back into the wild. Police, and ballparks and sildlife officers expended much of Monday morning trying to capture the seal, which took a stroll along the street in Newstead, …

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Life imitates Rocky as little-known Jeff Horn educates Manny Pacquiao a assignment

Horn, a former Brisbane school teacher, was nearly ruled out after a pummelling from Pacquiao in the ninth, but contended back for a famous victory The eighth instalment of the Rocky series was accidentally liberated on Sunday afternoon in Brisbane when former school teacher Jeff Horn overcame boxing lore Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decided not to prevail the WBO …

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Guardian readers on their worst vacations: rats, waste and lots of puke

We asked for your worst holiday narratives and you really came through, with a truly horrifying collect of vacation misery Following Guardian columnists withdrawing the separates that almost broke them, we asked you to tell us about your own vacation nightmares and you responded with hundreds of fables of disappointing destinations, missed flights, crimes, explosions, bad fellowship and lots and …

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Flinders Street crash: alleged motorist charged with 18 countings of attempted assassination

Saeed Noori too charged with one count of behaviour imperiling life after being formally interviewed by police The man who had reportedly ploughed his gondola into pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on Thursday has been remanded in custody after a brief court impression during which he extended his face with his hand. Saeed Noori, a former Afghan refugee and …

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Seal to be set free after saunter through Tasmanian municipality

The 200 kg mammal “mustve been” tranquillised after clambering on to a automobile in suburban Launceston A monstrous skin seal that spent Boxing Day strolling suburban Tasmanias streets will be released back into the wild. Police, and commons and sildlife officers invested much of Monday morning trying to capture the seal, which took a stroll along the street in Newstead, …

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