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    Iran and the US are now trading barbs on China's Weibo amid censorship on other platforms
     14 January 2020
    Iran and the US embassies in China exchange a war of words on Weibo — a Twitter-style Chinese social media platform — to argue over Washington's killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
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    Low tide leaves Venice's canals dry, just months after severe floods
    14 Jan: Many of the city's waterways are rendered impassable by an exceptionally low tide, with boats and gondolas beached along the sides of canals.... more
    What are the Oscar-nominated movies for 2020? Joker, 1917 and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood are just some
    14 Jan: Could war epic 1917 take down the great Joker? Will Netflix add a few notches to its belt with The Irishman and Marriage Story? From best actor to best picture, here are all the nominations for the 2020 Oscars.... more
    US killing of Soleimani hands Iran a new opportunity to expand power
    14 Jan: The US assassination of Qassem Soleimani is a crisis for Iran, but it also offers opportunities they will not want to squander, writes Lydia Khalil.... more
    Stardust found inside Murchison meteorite in Victoria is oldest-known solid material on Earth
    14 Jan: The oldest solid material ever found on Earth has been discovered inside a meteorite that landed near Murchison 50 years ago.... more
    The US election is about to begin. Here are key dates to watch in 2020
    14 Jan: We've officially started a US presidential election year. By the end of it, we'll have the answer to one question — is Donald Trump still president? Here's when to pay attention.... more
    China rebukes countries for congratulating Tsai Ing-wen after landslide Taiwan election win
    14 Jan: Beijing slams senior officials from the United States and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she won re-election with nearly 60 per cent of the popular vote.... more
    The Olympics is a politically potent event, and it is an absurd pretence that 'politics and sport don't mix'
    13 Jan: The International Olympic Committee is insisting that athletes stay out of the political fray, but that's an absurd pretence when the international event has such a politically potent history, writes Richard Hinds.... more
    Why is medical marijuana a high ranking priority for Thailand's military?
    13 Jan: South-East Asia is notorious for its brutal approach to policing drug use and production. But in Thailand change is afoot, as authorities seek to develop a homegrown medical marijuana industry.... more
    Australian bushfire donation pledge from Bette Midler comes with Rupert Murdoch criticism
    12 Jan: The list of celebrities contributing to relief efforts for the bushfire crisis continues to grow, with Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctioning off her Golden Globes suit for Australian charities.... more

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     09 Jan: Why did Iran attack US troops in Iraq? Could this start World War 3? Are Australians involved? ++++++++
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