Cyclists win appeal against non-selection for this weekend's world titles

Cyclists win appeal against non-selection for this weekend's world titles

Updated September 13, 2017 20:40:03 Photo:Cycling Australia is expected to have to re select it’s women’s road cycling team after a successful appeal involving Chloe Hosking. (AAP: Dean Lewins, file photo) Cycling Australia looks set to take an embarrassing backflip in relation to the selection of the women’s road cycling team for the upcoming world championships in Norway. An appeal lodged by cyclists Chloe Hosking and Rachel Neylan was deemed legitimate by an independent panel late on Wednesday, with the matter now back in the hands of Cycling Australia selectors….

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US Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing

US Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing

The New York meeting preceded a separate effort by the UAE to facilitate a back-channel communication between Russia and the incoming Trump White House. The crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, arrived in New York last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials, including Michael Flynn, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his top strategist Steve Bannon, sources said. The Obama administration felt misled by the United Arab Emirates, which had failed to mention that Zayed was…

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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed for offering bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed for offering bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

Updated September 14, 2017 09:25:01 Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli has had his bail revoked and is going to jail while he awaits sentencing for a securities fraud conviction. Key points: Shkreli offered a $US5,000 bounty for securing one of Hillary Clinton’s hairs with follicle attached Lawyer Ben Brafman said act intended as “political satire” Shkreli says “50-50 chance” he won’t face punishment for fraud conviction A judge heard arguments about whether the provocative online antics of Shkreli, dubbed the Pharma Bro, were bad enough to put him behind…

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All the world's a stage: Replica Globe Theatre comes to Melbourne

All the world's a stage: Replica Globe Theatre comes to Melbourne

Updated September 13, 2017 20:59:55 Photo: Actors rehears Henry V in the full-scale recreation of the Globe Theatre in Melbourne. (ABC News: Stephanie Ferrier) Related Story: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre set to come alive in Melbourne It’s the stuff that theatregoers’ dreams are made of: experiencing one of William Shakespeare’s plays in a theatre the Bard would feel right at home in. Now Melburnian Shakespeare enthusiasts have the chance to step back in time, when they step into a full-scale recreation of the Globe Theatre that has sprung up just behind…

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A week after Irma, Caribbean devastation is laid bare

A week after Irma, Caribbean devastation is laid bare

The Category 5 storm, which ravaged the islands with near-record, sustained 185mph winds, battered an estimated 1.2 million people. Irma cut a devastating path, leaving at least 44 people dead in its wake; 11 in the French territories, 10 in Cuba, five in the British Virgin Islands, five in the US Virgin Islands, four in Anguilla, four in St. Maarten, three in Puerto Rico, one in Haiti, and one in Barbuda. The scale of destruction was steep. One week since the massive storm made landfall, here’s where things stand in…

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