Aussies dig in under lights on spirited first day in Adelaide

Aussies dig in under lights on spirited first day in Adelaide

Updated December 02, 2017 23:12:02 Photo: Tensions flared as the English came hard at Steve Smith on day one in Adelaide. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Australia, England go toe to toe in second Test, as it happened Australia has fought through a fluctuating first day of the day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide to reach 4-209 at stumps. Honours can be considered even after the opening day of the second Test, as England restricted Australia’s dangerous partnerships from flourishing while Australia’s batsman dug in to avoid any trademark collapses. At…

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Holocaust survivors want explanation for naked game filmed in Nazi gas chamber

Holocaust survivors want explanation for naked game filmed in Nazi gas chamber

Updated December 01, 2017 14:22:36 Photo: The 1999 video is believed to have been filmed at the Stutthof concentration camp. (Artur Zmijewski) Holocaust survivor groups have asked Poland to explain a video showing naked men and women running around in what is believed to be a Nazi gas chamber. Key points: The video was filmed in 1999 and exhibited in Poland in 2015 About 65,000 people were killed at Stutthof concentration camp It was the last camp to be liberated The video is named Game of Tag and was filmed…

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Brilliant Jillaroos outmuscle New Zealand to win second World Cup

Brilliant Jillaroos outmuscle New Zealand to win second World Cup

Updated December 02, 2017 19:36:08 Photo: The Women’s Rugby League World Cup trophy is Australia’s again. (AAP: Darren England) Australia’s Jillaroos are Rugby League World Cup champions after a 23-16 win over New Zealand in the final at Lang Park. A tight, tense first half gave way to a fantastic Australian display in the second, when the host nation ran all over its trans-Tasman rivals to win its second World Cup title. Isabelle Kelly scored twice for Australia, while Caitlin Moran and Elianna Walton also crossed for four-pointers. The first…

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The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

Image copyrightJulian Hume Image caption Two male Rodrigues solitaires fight over a female in the background using club-like wingsThe extinct Dodo had a little-known relative on another island. This fascinating bird ultimately suffered the same fate as its iconic cousin, but we can reconstruct some of its biology thanks to the writings of a French explorer who studied it during his travels of the Indian Ocean. In the middle of the 18th century, at around the time the US was signing the declaration of independence, a large flightless bird quietly…

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Terry McCrann: Watch Wall St not local market and Canberra

Terry McCrann: Watch Wall St not local market and Canberra

THAT Australian investors should watch New York, not Sydney, and certainly not Canberra was confirmed again this week. And confirmed in spades — or billions, if you prefer. The Big Apple is where the action is, as US stocks, led by the big FAANG five — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — plus Bitcoin and all the mini-coins, just kept marching higher and higher. The Dow approached the 24,000 barrier and ran straight through it. On Friday, it took a breather — after a “shock” out of their Canberra,…

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