UK election: Britain goes to the polls

UK election: Britain goes to the polls

Less than a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union and just 11 days before the start of negotiations over the terms of that departure begins, the snap election was called by British Prime Minister Theresa May with a focus on securing a mandate to take into Brexit talks. Instead, factors such as the economy, the National Health Service and security have become the main topics for discussion. More than 46 million people are eligible to vote in what is the fourth major UK poll in three years,…

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Socceroos still in the World Cup hunt as Rogic stunner downs Saudi Arabia

Socceroos still in the World Cup hunt as Rogic stunner downs Saudi Arabia

Updated June 08, 2017 22:44:37 Photo: Tom Rogic’s scorcher from distance proved to be the winner for Australia. (AAP: David Mariuz) The Socceroos have beaten Saudi Arabia 3-2 in Adelaide to keep its World Cup 2018 qualifying hopes alive. Two goals to Tomi Juric and a screamer from distance from Tom Rogic saw Australia overcome first-half mistakes to secure a crucial win. Australia’s opener came in comical fashion as a hashed clearance from Saudi ‘keeper Yasser al Mosailem went straight to Juric, who showed presence of mind to apply an…

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Festival goers pay big for last-minute Dark Mofo plan

Festival goers pay big for last-minute Dark Mofo plan

Posted June 08, 2017 20:24:52 Photo: Dark Mofo has done the almost impossible – make people want to come to Tasmanian in winter. (Supplied: Dark Mofo) The popularity of the annual Museum Of Old and New Art’s (MONA) gloriously gothic Dark Mofo showcase of the beautifully weird has created something that was unthinkable before it began in 2013 – a high demand to be in Hobart mid-winter. But latecomers to the festival are having to pay up to three times the usual price for flights into Hobart. While there are…

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How to qualify for $30M Champions League 'jackpot'

How to qualify for $30M Champions League 'jackpot'

But you won’t find the Frenchman on the red carpet in the French Riviera. Instead, he’s just along the coast in Nice where, as president of the city’s Ligue 1 club, Rivère has been a key actor in the team’s remarkable transformation. In 2014, Rivère watched on as his club avoided relegation from the French top flight on the final day of the season. Less than three years later, Rivère’s youthful side — complemented with a smattering of experience — is on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League…

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Robotics students tech wizards of the future

Robotics students tech wizards of the future

Updated June 09, 2017 07:54:45 Photo: Year 8 students from the Robotics Club at Southern River College hone their skills. (ABC News: Brian Shepherd) Related Story: Practical teaching needed to beat high school STEM slump A school in the south-east of Perth is working to boost the future workforce in key areas of science and technology by engaging students through robotics. Science, technology, engineering and maths — known as STEM subjects — are said to teach people the skills and knowledge needed for 75 per cent of the fastest growing…

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