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Tasmanian year 12 students sent an updated Atar after scoring error

Tasmanian year 12 students sent an updated Atar after scoring error

School leavers left reeling after human error resulted in a miscalculation of their university entrance scoresTasmanian year 12 students who were left reeling after human error resulted in a
Visionary tunnel or over-hyped hole? Elon Musk's design unveiled in LA

Visionary tunnel or over-hyped hole? Elon Musk's design unveiled in LA

As thousands gather for the first public viewing of Musk’s ‘loop track’, skeptics wonder whether it will live up to its promisesElon Musk enthused that this was no ordinary tunnel opening, but
Boarding on obsession: K-pop fans 'falsely' check in on flights to glimpse stars

Boarding on obsession: K-pop fans 'falsely' check in on flights to glimpse stars

Korean Air will increase penalties after 35 cases of fans buying tickets to get close to their idols before cancellingThe latest trick employed by K-pop fans desperate to get close to band members,
Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Language saying marriage was between ‘two people with absolutely equal rights’ was dropped due to public pressureCuba’s government has backed away from enshrining gay marriage protections in its new
Senate passes criminal justice reform bill in bipartisan victory

Senate passes criminal justice reform bill in bipartisan victory

First Step Act, which would reduce drug crime sentences, saw rare support from both progressives and law-and-order conservatives A bill seeking to reform the criminal justice system cleared the Senate
Genoa bridge disaster: Italian architect Renzo Piano chosen to build replacement

Genoa bridge disaster: Italian architect Renzo Piano chosen to build replacement

Co-designer of the Pompidou Centre will use design that ‘will last for a thousand years’ and be built of steelAuthorities in Genoa have chosen a design by Italy’s most famous living architect, Renzo
William Tyrrell may still be alive and police pursuing 'active leads', court told

William Tyrrell may still be alive and police pursuing 'active leads', court told

It is not possible to conclude missing New South Wales boy is dead, coroner’s court hears ahead of inquestIt is not possible to conclude that missing New South Wales boy William Tyrrell is dead based
Grace Millane murder: New Zealand rebukes Google for emailing out suspect's name

Grace Millane murder: New Zealand rebukes Google for emailing out suspect's name

Google breached suppression laws by sending out emails headlined with the name of man charged with backpacker murder Google has been forced to explain to the New Zealand government why it breached the
Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Appointment of two Democrats in Las Vegas means 51% of 63 state legislative seats are now filled by womenNevada became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on
Three arrested after man shot dead in north London

Three arrested after man shot dead in north London

Metropolitan police detain trio on suspicion of murder over shooting in Enfield A man has died after a shooting in north London.The Metropolitan police said officers were called to reports of a man
Business 'watching in horror' as PM plans for no-deal Brexit

Business 'watching in horror' as PM plans for no-deal Brexit

Five leading organisations say UK is not ready and parliament must back Theresa May’s deal British business has issued a stark warning to MPs that they risk plunging an ill-prepared economy into chaos
JK Rowling generous but unapproachable, her ex-PA tells court

JK Rowling generous but unapproachable, her ex-PA tells court

Former personal assistant Amanda Donaldson accused of fraudulently using author’s credit card JK Rowling was a generous but unapproachable boss, according to a former personal assistant in court
'I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain’: judge lambasts Michael Flynn

'I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain’: judge lambasts Michael Flynn

In an unexpected moment, Judge Emmet Sullivan subjected Trump’s former national security adviser to a stinging rebuke When a stone-faced Michael Flynn entered courtroom 24 in the US district court in
‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

Sarah Sanders struggles to answer questions about Donald Trump's apparently more favourable view of Michael Flynn compared with his former aide Michael Cohen, when both have cooperated with special
‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

For Australians forced to survive on $275 a week, the ALP’s pledge to conduct a welfare review before a Newstart increase has sparked outrageAnnette Lovell is used to waiting. It is Tuesday and she
Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Don Harwin urges Coalition to ‘put science, economics and engineering ahead of ideology’The New South Wales energy minister, Don Harwin, wants the federal government to end its “climate wars” and
Morning mail: Michael Flynn 'disgust', China academic tailed, Brexit no-deal preparations

Morning mail: Michael Flynn 'disgust', China academic tailed, Brexit no-deal preparations

Wednesday: Judge says he can’t hide disdain for former Trump national security adviser’s betrayal. Plus: emergency Brexit no-deal planning steps upGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75

Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75

Marshall’s Big was first female-directed film to gross $100mFrom 1976 to 1983 she starred in ABC’s Laverne & ShirleyPenny Marshall, who starred in the hit American sitcom Laverne & Shirley
Belgian PM Charles Michel resigns after no-confidence motion

Belgian PM Charles Michel resigns after no-confidence motion

Country braces for snap election as parliament rejects minority administrationBelgium’s government of four years has fallen on the issue of migration after the country’s parliament rejected an appeal
Yemeni mother kept from seeing dying son by travel ban is granted US visa

Yemeni mother kept from seeing dying son by travel ban is granted US visa

Mother was unable to join toddler because of Trump’s order barring most citizens from several Muslim-majority countriesA mother from Yemen has been granted a visa to see her dying toddler in