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2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña

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Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate's lawyer says 'no grounds' for her to be stood down

Legal battle brews over Holgate’s status while review carried out; Liberal MPs reject Qatar dinner invitation.…

Coronavirus live news: India becomes second country to pass 8m cases; France braces for lockdown

France reimposes national lockdown; Iran suffers record deaths; China reports highest cases in two months. Follow…

'We don't have time to lose': plans for coral ark to help save the world's reefs

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Queensland election's 'parallel with Warringah': why independent Claire Richardson could topple LNP incumbent

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PM names new high court justices as Porter say war crimes investigation 'detailed and extensive' – politics live

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