Ledger’s legend lives on in pictures

Ledger’s legend lives on in pictures

THE starting point for an exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Heath Ledger seemed obvious for the woman tasked with creating it. The Perth actor, who died in 2008 at the age of 28, left an impressive canon of...
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Self-driving cars to hit Perth roads

Self-driving cars to hit Perth roads

THE rise of the machines is here, with self-driving cars to hit Perth roads in the next few years and autonomous vehicles to outnumber conventional cars within three decades. And they’ll slash the road toll while also busting congestion and...
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Merkel ‘agrees on migrant deal’ in German coalition talks

Merkel ‘agrees on migrant deal’ in German coalition talks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Reduced majority: Merkel is facing tough talks on a new coalition German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has agreed an immigration policy with its sister party, media reports say. The breakthrough in talks with the Chri...
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Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

Thousands take to Barcelona streets to protest Catalan independence Read more Two dead, scores missing as boat packed with Rohingya sinks Read more In pictures: Paris hosts ‘Nuit Blanche’ art party Read more Turkish troops, jihadists exchange fire on Syria...
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CPI-M workers, policemen injured in stone-pelting

CPI-M workers, policemen injured in stone-pelting

Five CPI(M) workers and an equal number of police personnel were injured when a procession of the Left party workers was attacked at Kaivellikal, allegedly by RSS workers, who threw country bombs and stones at them, the police said. CPI-M...
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Critic’s Notebook: A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet

Critic’s Notebook: A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet

The same program brought rare revivals of Peter Martins’s tiresome “The Red Violin” (2006), to John Corigliano’s violin concerto, and Jerome Robbins’s “In Memory Of…” (1985), to Berg’s. The eight “Red Violin” dancers all look mindless, th...
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Advising Jay Shah With Full Support Of Centre, Says Top Government Lawyer

Advising Jay Shah With Full Support Of Centre, Says Top Government Lawyer

New Delhi:  The Congress today questioned the government for deploying a minister, Piyush Goyal, to address the press on allegations that BJP chief Amit Shah’s son, entrepreneur Jay Shah, saw windfall profits after the party was elected in 2014. Now,...
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UP Minister threatens to jail parents for not sending kids to schools

UP Minister threatens to jail parents for not sending kids to schools

Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has warned that parents who fail to send their wards to schools will be locked up in police stations without food and water. Om Prakash Rajbhar. ANI file photo In a video that has...
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Airbnb paid £188,000 in UK tax last year

Airbnb paid £188,000 in UK tax last year

Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb, the accommodation website, paid less than £200,000 in UK corporation tax last year despite collecting £657m of rental payments for property owners. The commissions the company earns in the UK are booked by its Irish...
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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had “missed the...
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Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

Trump Twitter row with top Republican Senator Bob Corker

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Corker announced his retirement last week US President Donald Trump has had an ill-tempered exchange with a leading Republican senator, aggravating already poor relations between the two men. Foreign Relations Committee...
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