ASEAN nations nudge closer to South China Sea code of conduct

ASEAN nations nudge closer to South China Sea code of conduct

Bangkok: South-east Asian nations and China are edging closer to an agreement that aims to lessen tensions over the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea. Regional leaders meeting in Manila starting on Friday will exclude references to China’s militarisation of seven artificial islands in the disputed waters, according to the draft of a statement to be released by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Play VideoDon’t Play Building prisons ‘not the answer’ Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Keating warns US over South China Sea Keating warns US over South China…

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'Sadness will last forever': Living with the Van Gogh legacy

'Sadness will last forever': Living with the Van Gogh legacy

Posted April 27, 2017 10:33:17 Video: The largest ever exhibition of Vincent Van Gogh’s work to be held in Australia is about to open (ABC News) As he lay on his death bed, having apparently shot himself, Vincent Van Gogh is said to have uttered the final words, “The sadness will last forever”. It’s hard to imagine a bleaker prophecy from the famed and deeply troubled Dutch artist. And yet, more than 125 years later, the Van Gogh family can attest to a fulfilling life that is, in part, devoted…

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Roar hero Young left bloodied by goalpost days before A-League semi-final

Roar hero Young left bloodied by goalpost days before A-League semi-final

Posted April 27, 2017 09:52:33 Brisbane Roar could be down to their third-choice goalkeeper for their A-League semi-final against Melbourne Victory after Jamie Young was injured during an Asian Champions League loss. The Roar cannot make it out of their ACL group after a second-string side lost 3-0 to Muangthong United in Thailand overnight. Coach John Aloisi saved most of his best players for Sunday’s grand final qualifier but, with Michael Theo having suffered a knee injury in their elimination final win over Western Sydney, he had little choice but…

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Forget Netflix, Blockbuster Video is surviving (in Alaska)

Forget Netflix, Blockbuster Video is surviving (in Alaska)

For families across the United States, driving to the local Blockbuster Video was a Friday night ritual. The kids fought over which movies to rent, parents had to pay off the late fees and all succumbed to the popcorn and candy buckets at the register. Blockbuster once operated 9000 stores nationwide, bringing in $US6 billion ($8 billion) in annual revenue at its peak. In 1989, a new Blockbuster was opening every 17 hours. But the image of the blue-and-yellow ticket stub logo now merely evokes nostalgia and memories of a…

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