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Five dead after multiple stabbings at Sydney mall, police say: Police in the city confirmed a man had been shot in a statement released shortly after the incident.
'It was insanity' - Eyewitnesses tell of Sydney mall horror: Shoppers describe scenes of panic as a deadly knife rampage unfolded at Westfield shopping mall.
Are Rayner's troubles a sign of what's to come for Labour?: Angela Rayner is seen as a major asset for Labour but a police probe will cause problems for the party.
The honeytrap mystery is even stranger than we thought: The BBC unearths crucial new details about the WhatsApp phishing scandal rocking Westminster.

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Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch: A Canadian soldier in combat gear and camo makeup is shown in profile.

With absolutely no exceptions, every defence policy presented by the Canadian government over the past five decades has presented a vision of the world beyond our borders going to hell in a handbasket. The wars may be different, the adversaries might change, threats might have evolved — but the language almost always stays the same.


Winning bidder for multimillion-dollar Gretzky card case says he's changed his mind: Jack Arshawsky is holding a wayne gretzky hockey card

The winner of the multimillion-dollar case of 1979-1980 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards — the set that contains Wayne Gretzky's rookie card — says he no longer wants them and is trying to find them a "better home."


Johannes Rivoire, priest accused of sexually abusing children in Nunavut, dies: A man with a beard wears a green plaid hat and a red and black jacket.

Rivoire, an Oblate priest from France, has long faced allegations he sexually abused children in Nunavut in the 1960s and 1970s. He spent more than 30 years working as a priest in the territory, mostly in Arviat and Naujaat. 



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What Makes Tiny ‘Water Bears’ So Tough? They Quickly Fix Broken DNA.: New research finds that the microscopic “water bears" are remarkably good at repairing their DNA after a huge blast of radiation.

No ‘Hippie Ape’: Bonobos Are Often Aggressive, Study Finds: Despite their peaceful reputation, bonobos act aggressively more often than their chimpanzee cousins, a new study found.

She Dreams of Pink Planets and Alien Dinosaurs: Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, hunts for aliens in space by studying Earth across time.

Ancient Foxes Lived and Died With Humans: Extinct foxes and other animals were an important part of early South American communities, a new study has found.

Someday, Earth Will Have a Final Total Solar Eclipse: The moon will drift far enough from Earth that it no longer fully obstructs the sun. But predicting when this will happen poses numerous challenges.


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The oldest known human art is also the oldest known human attempt to record Nature.  This painting is 34,000 years old and was found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which is the subject of Werner Herzog’s film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog used a 3D camera to capture how the shapes of the walls were incorporated into the paintings.



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