Loew against 40-team FIFA World Cup (AAP)

Loew against 40-team FIFA World Cup (AAP)

AAPon October 2, 2016, 10:58 pm Germany coach Joachim Loew is against FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans to expand the FIFA World Cup to 40 teams, saying it would dilute the value of the tournament. “I don’t think its a good idea to dilute the sporting value (of the tournament),” the 2014-World Cup winning coach told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an interview on Sunday. Loew added that he had “an absolute understanding for the smaller nations who, thanks to this, could take their place on the big stage.”…

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Majority of Hungarians reject EU migrant quotas

Majority of Hungarians reject EU migrant quotas

Posted October 03, 2016 09:17:57 Almost all Hungarians who voted in Sunday’s referendum rejected the European Union’s migrant quotas, but turnout was too low to make the poll valid. Key points: 98.3 per cent of voters rejected the migrant quota policy Just 40 per cent of eligible people voted, making the vote invalid PM Viktor Orban said the result was “outstanding” The low turnout is likely to frustrate Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s hopes of a clear victory with which to challenge Brussels. Hungary’s maverick right-wing leader, whose hardline policy on…

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Gutsy Sharks survive Storm surge to claim first-ever premiership

Gutsy Sharks survive Storm surge to claim first-ever premiership

Updated October 03, 2016 00:15:09 Video: Cronulla Sharks defeat Melbourne Storm for first premiership (ABC News) Related Story: Just how close did the Storm come to winning the 2016 NRL grand final? Related Story: As it happened: Sharks make history with grand final triumph A gritty, lung-busting display from the Cronulla Sharks has seen the club claim its first-ever premiership with a 14-12 win over Melbourne Storm. A 70th-minute try from prop forward Andrew Fifita helped the Sharks overcome a second-half surge from the Storm in front of 83,625 fans…

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Your next Ford will be built at $6 an hour

Your next Ford will be built at $6 an hour

MEET the Thailand workers that will be making your next Ford once the Broadmeadows assembly line falls silent forever this Friday — ending 91 years of car making in Australia for the US giant. While the minimum wage in Thailand equates to less than $2 an hour, car assembly line workers are paid more generously — about $6 an hour, which is close to $12,500 a year. But it’s nowhere near the average annual Australian car manufacturing worker wage of $69,000. Cheaper labour costs are not the only reason Aussie…

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Seven people dead in 24 hours on WA country roads

Seven people dead in 24 hours on WA country roads

Updated October 02, 2016 18:00:15 Related Story: Two teens among three killed in rollover in WA’s north Seven people have been killed on West Australian country roads in the space of 24 hours, with fatal crashes in the Pilbara and the Wheatbelt adding to the state’s soaring regional road toll. Two people died in a head-on crash about 35 kilometres west of Paraburdoo in the Pilbara about 9:40am on Sunday morning. Police said a sedan and a utility were travelling on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road when they collided. A man…

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