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Two pedestrians killed as stolen car crashes on Brisbane's bayside

2021-01-26T10:21:11Z
A stolen car has crashed into an oncoming truck before rolling onto two pedestrians, killing them, at an intersection on Brisbane's bayside, Queensland police say.
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Push for Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $US20 note resumes under Joe Biden's administration

2021-01-26T10:06:59Z
The seventh US president and prominent slaver Andrew Jackson may be replaced on the $US20 note by abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who is famous for freeing slaves on the Underground Railroad.
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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks dismissal of charges, lawyers argue 2008 Jeffrey Epstein plea deal should shield her

2021-01-26T09:54:04Z
The British socialite's lawyers are trying to get the charges dismissed on multiple grounds — including that a deal years ago not to prosecute Jeffrey Epstein and others should shield her from prosecution.
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Tractors fill streets of New Delhi as farmers' protests interrupt Republic Day celebrations

2021-01-26T09:30:24Z
Tens of thousands of farmers drive a convoy of tractors into the Indian capital, with the agricultural protests providing a backdrop to the nation's Republic Day celebrations.
Hellena Souisa

Indonesia hits 1 million coronavirus cases as health officials criticise Government's response

2021-01-26T09:30:24Z
Indonesia has recorded more than 1 million official COVID-19 cases, according to the country's health ministry, just a day after President Joko Widodo said the country had "successfully" handled the pandemic.
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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis during the coronavirus pandemic

2021-01-26T08:18:55Z
Antonio Guterres says international action is needed to "fight propaganda and disinformation" amid a global resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and hate speech sparked partly by coronavirus.
Niki Burnside, Michael Inman

Woman in custody at Canberra's jail allegedly strip-searched in front of male inmates in 'degrading' act

2021-01-26T05:45:56Z
A female Indigenous detainee on remand at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) alleges she was strip-searched in view of a number of male inmates and staff, in what she describes as a "degrading" act.
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Australia Day begins with ceremonies in Sydney, Canberra as speakers urge reflection, unity

2021-01-25T21:16:02Z
Australia Day has kicked off with ceremonies in Sydney and Canberra, with speakers urging the nation to reflect on its past while looking to the future.
Craig Allen

Canberra marks 50 years from the Woden Valley flood which killed seven young people

2021-01-25T19:47:41Z
Every year, for a few hours on January 26, now-retired police officer Blen McInnes sits at a stone memorial for the victims of the 1971 Woden Valley flood. Seven people died, making it the ACT's deadliest natural disaster, and for Mr McInnes "the sadness of it all will never go away".
Tracey Holmes

The man whose idea led to the Australian Institute of Sport

2021-01-25T18:52:59Z
The Australian Institute of Sport began as an idea in the mind of a Hungarian refugee but his recommendations were almost lost in the transition between the Whitlam and Fraser governments.