No easy answers to England's Ashes problems

No easy answers to England's Ashes problems

Updated December 19, 2017 01:41:48 Photo: To the chagrin of the English, the rain came again not long after they capitulated. (AP: Trevor Collens) In the end, the weather was not bad enough and England were not good enough to escape with a draw from the third Ashes Test match. And so the coveted urn returns to Australia. It had been obvious only the intervention of weather could deprive Australia of victory. Despite the loss of 28 overs due to a rain-affected pitch, Australia require only 33 overs to dispatch…

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Barnaby Joyce set to become infrastructure minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Barnaby Joyce set to become infrastructure minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Updated December 19, 2017 00:46:31 Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is expected to take on the infrastructure portfolio when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his Cabinet reshuffle, as early as today. The Nationals leader currently has responsibility for agriculture, but has been eyeing off the infrastructure job for months. The move will give him control of the Federal Government’s multi-billion-dollar inland rail project. Mr Joyce would take the job from Victorian Nationals heavyweight Darren Chester, who has been a strong supporter of same-sex marriage and pushed for more women to…

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Smith shows his emotion after leading Aussies to Ashes series victory

Smith shows his emotion after leading Aussies to Ashes series victory

Updated December 18, 2017 20:54:36 Video: Steve Smith: “All the emotions came out at once” after Ashes win (ABC News) Related Story: Australia reclaims the Ashes with thumping innings victory at the WACA An emotional Steve Smith has given an insight into how much it meant to captain Australia to an Ashes series triumph, revealing he broke down in tears after guiding his side to an innings victory over England in the third Test at the WACA ground in Perth. Smith has at times been accused of being robotic, but…

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Australia reclaims the Ashes with thumping innings victory at the WACA

Australia reclaims the Ashes with thumping innings victory at the WACA

Updated December 18, 2017 18:59:29 Photo: Josh Hazlewood’s five-wicket-haul led Australia to victory on the fifth day in Perth. (AP: Trevor Collens) Related Story: As it happened: Australia reclaims the urn once more Australia has successfully reclaimed the Ashes from England, taking the final six wickets required to wrap victory at the WACA by an innings and 41 runs. The win takes the Aussies to an unbeatable position at 3-0 up in the series, and sees them win back the urn at the first time of asking since losing it…

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Science or snake oil: Do skinny teas boost weight loss?

Science or snake oil: Do skinny teas boost weight loss?

By Clare Collins, University of Newcastle Posted December 18, 2017 15:51:39 Weight loss teas are becoming common, with advertisements claiming dramatic results often appearing online. Do the big promises match the results, or do they only match the price tag? A search of the medical research database pubmed found there are no studies specifically on the use of “slimming teas” for weight loss, but there are studies on green and black tea. One review of five research trials compared changes in body weight in more than 300 adults at high…

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