‘It looked like he’d been scalped’

‘It looked like he’d been scalped’

THE man who pulled Luke Wyllie from the water following a horrific surfing accident says he feared the Perth businessman had been “scalped”. Mat Allan was in the water at Gnaraloo, roughly 120km north of Carnarvon, when Mr Wyllie wiped out and smashed head first into a reef on Sunday. “You could see the blood pouring down his face a bit and he was a bit all over the place,” he said. The 30-year-old scaffolder then paddled out to reach the distressed father-of-two. “I just basically helped him on his…

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Suncorp boosts profit and dividend

Suncorp boosts profit and dividend

Posted August 03, 2017 09:48:23 Queensland-based insurer and bank Suncorp has reported a 3.6 per cent rise in net profit to $1.075 billion for the 2017 financial year. The increase in profit has allowed the financial firm to lift its total payments to shareholders for the financial year to 73 cents per share, up from 68 cents last year, with a final dividend of 40 cents. The payout is just over 80 per cent of the bank’s cash earnings, and Suncorp says future dividends will target a 60-80 per cent…

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Some US lawmakers support direct talks with North Korea

Some US lawmakers support direct talks with North Korea

But recent strides in Pyongyang’s quest to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the US have raised suggestions that the idea of engaging in direct diplomacy with the Kim regime — or even facilitating a direct meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader — might not be so crazy after all. Trump currently finds himself at a critical juncture when it comes to identifying an effective diplomatic policy on North Korea. After months of escalating tensions driven by harsh rhetoric and military muscle flexing, Pyongyang launched two intercontinental…

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CNN reporter, Trump adviser clash over immigration

CNN reporter, Trump adviser clash over immigration

CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta clashed with White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller at the press briefing Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s support for legislation that would curb the level of legal immigration to the United States by instituting a skills-based immigration system. Invoking the famous poem inscribed in the base of Statue of Liberty which beckons the world’s “tired … poor … huddled masses yearning to breathe free” to America’s shores, Acosta asked Miller if the White House was “trying to change what it means to be…

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