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AGL incurs Canberra’s wrath over plan to shut coal power plant

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Australia’s largest energy company has become embroiled in a bitter dispute with the government over the closure of a coal-fired power station, prompting the threat of increased state intervention in electricity markets. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, on Tuesday accused AGL Energy of putting shareholder profits above customers’ interests by resisting Canberra’s request to keep the Liddell plant open beyond ...

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Ex-White House adviser Bannon still wielding influence, at least at the White House briefing

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives the daily briefing Sept. 5 in Washington. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) After the fifth question in a row about former adviser Stephen K. Bannon during Monday’s White House news briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was mildly annoyed. “I think we may be answering more questions on Steve Bannon, now that he’s ...

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Josh Brown Gets Ezekiel Elliott Treatment, Suspended 6 More Games by NFL

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NFL’s Josh Brown Gets Zeke Treatment 6 More Games for Domestic Abuse 9/8/2017 6:40 AM PDT Breaking News Talk about timing … just days after Ezekiel Elliott had his 6-game suspension upheld, the NFL has circled back to Josh Brown – banning the admitted domestic abuser 6 more games. The veteran kicker sat out 1 game in 2016 … after a lengthy ...

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Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak'

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Developers are still scouring the leaked code for fresh discoveries Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone ...

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'My Music is All About God': The New Sound That's Becoming All the Rage in China

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Christian music is making inroads in China as more young people enjoy experiencing a new sound.  Some Christians have even moved to China to participate in the latest cultural trend. Meanwhile, the next rising star in Chinese music is here. And her popularity is growing faster than ever. May is the lead singer of a Chinese Christian band called ” ...

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Irma hits Cuba with 160mph winds

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Hurricane Irma ploughed into the Cuban coast on Saturday, hitting the Camagüey Archipelago with 160mph winds. One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, Irma has killed at least 22 people in the eastern Caribbean and devastated islands including Barbuda and Sint Maarten. Although winds dropped to 130mph by Saturday morning they are forecast to strengthen again before the ...

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Trump’s beachfront Mar-a-Lago Club ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Irma approaches

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Hurricane Irma, the most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded, is expected to make landfall in South Florida over the weekend. Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s waterfront golf club, evacuated ahead of the storm. (Reuters) President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club — which Trump has christened the “Winter White House” — was ordered to evacuate on Friday, along with the rest of ritzy Palm Beach ...

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Ezekiel Elliott Wins Injunction, 6-Game Suspension On Hold

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Ezekiel Elliott Wins Injunction 6-Game Suspension On Hold 9/8/2017 3:29 PM PDT Breaking News Big win for Ezekiel Elliott — who was just granted a preliminary injunction from a federal judge in Texas … which blocks the NFL from imposing his 6-game suspension … at least for now. What does it mean — Zeke will likely play the entire NFL ...

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YouTubers condemned for jumping from driverless train at London's Canary Wharf

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Two YouTubers who jumped off a train at a station in east London have been condemned by British Transport Police. Rikke Brewer leapt from the top of a Docklands Light Railway carriage after leaving Heron Quays in Canary Wharf. The video shows Rikke and a friend climbing on top of the driverless train before jumping into a dock in front ...

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Straight Outta Colombia: Nun Welcomes Pope Francis With Epic Rap

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Sister Maria Valentina De los Angeles is a pink sneaker-wearing nun who is using her rapping skills to honor Pope Francis during his visit to Colombia this week. She will sing the official welcoming hymn at the pope’s Mass on Thursday. “Colombia receives you with open arms. With one voice we tell you how happy we are. Blessed be God, ...

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