Then Typhoon Hagibis intervened. The news comes as boon to the protesters, who kicked off their fifth day of action on Friday by blockading the Collins Street headquarters of mining giant BHP.
One woman said she wanted to hug her ticket and cry. Another clasped both hands over her mouth at her first glimpse of the field's lush green turf. It can feel like being kicked in the chest by a horse, but Esther Au says that's better than the alternative of "dropping dead". A charity food pantry that was run out of a suburban carport but faced closure following a council ban has been rescued by a businessman's gift of new premises. Treasures from the best-selling author's estate to be sold by Sotheby's. Michaelia Cash cleared of wrongdoing over police raids on union offices, with Federal Court judge ruling they were not part of witch-hunt against Bill Shorten.
Peru, Haiti, Honduras, Venezuela and Ecuador are engulfed in turmoil as economic troubles threaten to topple governments. A pair of fringe Lions look set to be on the move with Sydney and Essendon showing interest in Lewis Taylor and Tom Cutler respectively. Belgium became the first team to secure a place at Euro with a thrashing of San Marino. The government's removal of fuel subsidies has triggered deadly protests, looting and vandalism.
If investigators are going to get their hands on President Donald Trump's tax returns, they will have to find them somewhere other than the German lender. Melbourne's lord mayor has labelled the actions of climate protesters "unacceptable" as activists halted peak-hour traffic in the CBD for the fifth day in a row after a blockade outside BHP's offices.
Using pacemakers and controlled conditions, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to run a marathon significantly faster than any other human in history on Saturday. The scion of Swiss drugmaker Roche's controlling family says the world needs a new breed of capitalism putting long-term interests first. The Kelly deal has been done. Fantasia is staying at Essendon. Will we see other big names ruled in or out today?
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The scheduled match between the LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets did go ahead in Shanghai, but fallout from the notorious Hong Kong tweet isn't slowing down. The luxury carmaker and Boeing are joining forces to push into the nascent area of urban flights with a plan for a high-end machine capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Climate activists are continuing their week of protests in Melbourne with a blockade at the global headquarters of mining giant BHP in the middle of the CBD.
A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalised medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questions, scientists say. US stocks rose on Thursday on optimism that top-level trade talks with China would yield at least a partial deal, while a rise in Apple's shares also boosted the market. Malka Leifer poses a flight risk and should remain behind bars until extradition proceedings conclude, Justice Anat Baron ruled on Thursday.
Melbourne Express is your morning primer - a live blog with breaking news, headlines, transport updates and weather. The bill - colloquially known as "Kill the Gays" in Uganda - was nullified five years ago on a technicality but the government said it planned to resurrect it within weeks. Attorney John Dowd used the much-maligned font this week in a letter informing the House Intelligence Committee members that his clients would not be submitting to their demands.
When voice came over the ship's public-address system announcing that weather would prevent it from making yet another stop, "that's when the riots broke out," a passenger said. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has warned all states and territories will feel the pinch due to softer-than-expected GST revenues.
James Paterson has backed stalling the legislated super increase at 10 per cent after Jane Hume described it as a "nice round number" in private meetings. We suspect an inordinate bottles of wine have already been consumed toasting the most famous son of Sturt before and after his departure from public life. Distressing video showing a horse being tormented with an electronic jigger may be a crucial piece of evidence in case against disgraced trainer and his associates.
Turkey's Defence Ministry says military forces are continuing "successfully" on day two of their offensive as Kurdish officials dispute the claims.
Australia's leading tennis player adds another feather to her cap, taking out the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Don award. Jarrod McLean faces charges of animal cruelty and conspiracy to defraud stewards. Stable employees Tyson Kermond and William Hernan have also been indefinitely banned from the sport.
Twenty-year-old Harry Souttar wasted little time in making an impact for Australia in World Cup qualifier against Nepal. One of the two brothers accused of denying mother medical assistance told police he would be worried about "standard of care" at a nursing home.
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The broadcaster became very much a part of many of the state's and nation's biggest news stories, debates and events. Melbourne workers knocking off on Thursday would have spotted a massive motorcade of police motorcyclists, helicopter, and unmarked cars in the CBD. Embattled state Labor MP Will Fowles says he's been sober every day since he kicked in a hotel door, as he prepares to return to Parliament.
Indonesia's security minister Wiranto was about to get into his car outside a university when he was stabbed twice by suspected Islamic State sympathisers. Some people have died on Victorian roads this year, up from deaths at the same time last year.
St Kilda remain confident of getting the Brad Hill deal done, despite a pick swap with GWS that hasn't gone down well with the Dockers. Climate change activists locked themselves together with pipes in the middle of a busy CBD road and glued their hands on the King Street bridge as part of their latest demonstrations of a week-long protest,. Peter Dutton says some of the women trapped in the al-Hawl camp in Syria are 'as hardcore' as the Islamic State men, and he is in no hurry to bring them home.
More than one million Californians were in the dark on Wednesday in the first phase of a multi-day power shut-off aimed at curbing wildfire risks amid high winds and hot, dry conditions. Mr Singh is on trial accused of murdering his wife Parwinder Kaur by lighting her on fire at their home in Sydney's west in He has pleaded not guilty. The digital memory card found on a street in Alaska's largest city contained videos of a woman being strangled and pictures of her face down in the back of a truck, police say.
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Amid a worsening stoush between Chinese media and America's National Basketball Association, office workers shooting hoops in Beijing know who they back. A nine-metre gnome sculpture that has towered over Peninsula Link for the past four years has waved goodbye to commuters. A livestreamed terror attack in Germany appears to have been managed effectively by social media companies, Australia's eSafety Commissioner says. Rod Sims says energy companies must shoulder blame with policymakers for Australia's energy affordability crisis, but there is no easy solution to spiralling power bills.
One expert says it's important for the global tax system that the OECD's multilateral solution to digital taxes succeeds, as the alternative will be far too complex. Sydney artist Coen Young said that the chance to be a part of one of the biggest youth artist exhibitions had been full of new and important experiences. Delivery driver who lost control of a work van and fatally hit a cyclist on a straight stretch of road in regional Victoria has been jailed for four months.
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Power outage California Governor labels electricity shutdown during fires 'unacceptable' The state's most devastating wildfires have been sparked in recent years by damage to electrical transmission lines from high winds. Sheffield Shield Maddinson double-ton puts Victoria in charge Nic Maddinson has thrust himself back into Test calculations with a masterful double-century as Victoria continue to dominate South Australia's weakened Sheffield Shield attack.
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A-League It's high Noone for Melbourne City as season-opening derby looms Craig Noone has made a bright start at Melbourne City and is hoping to continue in the season-opening derby on Saturday night. China relations Dutton takes aim at Chinese Communist Party for hostile conduct In unusually strong comments, the Home Affairs Minister has said the Chinese government pursues policies "inconsistent" with Australian values. Today, Catholic church Council motion calls for signs at churches warning of dangers within Melbourne councillor wants council to write to all the Catholic churches in the city, asking if they will abide by Victoria's new mandatory reporting law.
SMSFs Self-managed super can be a losing proposition, ASIC warns Self-managed super funds remain popular, but are unsuitable for people with low levels of financial literacy or limited time to manage them, the regulator says. Updated Protest Magistrate rules arrested protesters free to resume CBD disruption The news comes as boon to the protesters, who kicked off their fifth day of action on Friday by blockading the Collins Street headquarters of mining giant BHP.
Iran 'Finally the gates are open': Iranian women celebrate landmark soccer moment One woman said she wanted to hug her ticket and cry. Cardiovascular health Young and healthy, but Esther was hit by a sudden string of cardiac arrests It can feel like being kicked in the chest by a horse, but Esther Au says that's better than the alternative of "dropping dead".
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Political unrest Latin America in crisis as political turmoil spreads Peru, Haiti, Honduras, Venezuela and Ecuador are engulfed in turmoil as economic troubles threaten to topple governments. Trading and drafting Lions expect Taylor, Cutler to find new homes A pair of fringe Lions look set to be on the move with Sydney and Essendon showing interest in Lewis Taylor and Tom Cutler respectively. Belgium Belgium thrash San Marino to become first team to qualify for Euro Belgium became the first team to secure a place at Euro with a thrashing of San Marino.
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