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DIARY OF A CABBIE : June 05, AU Edition

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DRIVING AMBITION Lousy hours, bad tips, the threat of not making a penny – what is it that keeps a cabbie going? Cab driving is a funny game (to paraphrase a well-worn cliché). Regardless of […]

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He’s been called the greatest batsman in the world. Now, going on 35, he’s about to head off to England to defend the Ashes trophy. He’s Justin Langer, and he sat down with Investigate’s Sport […]

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ADVENTURES: June 05, AU Edition

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WHEELY GOOD TIMES Looking for a good time? Check out the new breed of pit bikes, advises Jamie Kaye and Ben Wyatt When I was a teenager the thought of doing anything remotely dangerous filled […]

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MUSIC: June 05, AU Edition

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NOT-SO-FRESH PRINCE $20 million still can’t buy Will Smith respect, but Tracey Thorn’s remixes more than satisfy Will Smith ‘Lost and Found’, Interscope 2 stars On his ninth CD, Will Smith takes on the intersection […]

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June 05, AU Edition

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FAMILY TIES What is driving the quest for millions of dollars in compensation for the woman Australia wrongly deported? JAMES MORROW reports When it was revealed that the federal government had mistakenly deported 42-year-old Vivian […]

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TRAVEL: June 05, AU Edition

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JEWEL ON THE NILE Ellen Creager discovers an Egypt that is both incredibly fascinating and ridiculously well-policed GIZA PLATEAU, Egypt – Inside the Great Pyramid, Egyptologist Samid Abdalin climbed swiftly toward the king’s tomb. Right […]

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MOVIES: June 05, AU Edition

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SAME OLD SCHTICK Woody Allen’s routine is growing old, but Samuel L. Jackson’s still got it Melinda and Melinda Released: May 26, 2005 Rated: M 2 stars I just don’t get the fuss over Woody […]

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FIRST DRAFT: June 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN Our exclusive first look at the Mark Latham diaries… November 22, 1999: Bloody hacks. Just read another story about my ties with Gough and how I’m the ‘anointed one’. Bugger that. Sure, Dad […]

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FOOD: June 05, AU Edition

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FIT TO BE FRIED Eli Jameson writes that cooking is just like defending a besieged castle: sometimes, it’s done best with boiling oil Pity the carnivore in love with the vegetarian. All of a sudden […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: June 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Why God needs a rottweiler The newspaper front pages said it all when Pope Benedict XVI ascended the throne in the Vatican late last month: “God’s Rottweiler”, “Panzerkardinal”. Here in New Zealand, Newstalk […]

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LEFT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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DAN DONAHOO Australian energy policy is far too crude President George Bush has asked Saudi Arabia to increase oil production to reduce the pressure on oil prices. It is a short-term, politically expedient solution to […]

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RIGHT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Ever have one of those millennia? It’s always important to get liberals to stop complaining long enough to make a hard prediction. This month we will review liberal predictions on the Iraqi elections. […]

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SPIN CITY: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON The Liberals’ states (and territories) of confusion Swept up in the excitement of federal issues, one can be forgiven for stifling a yawn at the mention of state politics. Liberals, in particular, might […]

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BOOKS: June 05. AU Edition

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KILLERS, GREAT AND SMALL From September 11 to Alexander the Great to hapless would-be crims, a range of books that looks at murder and its consequences EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE By Jonathan Safran Foer […]

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THE WATCHER: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES In paranormal news… On the north Welsh coast there is the little village of Abergele, where locals claim a ghost ship, the Gwennon Gorn, appears from time to time. According to legend, […]

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HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition

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NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause of death in the United […]

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THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is Supernanny. While most ‘reality TV’ is […]

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SCIENCE: June 05, AU Edition

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ORBIT OR OBIT? There’s a lot of talk of space tourism after Spaceship One, but not much about the risk, says Pat Sheil So a privately-funded manned flight has finally made it into space. Some […]

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TECHNOLOGY: June 05, AU Edition

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CALL BAITING Mobile phone phishers will always have Paris, writes Chris Cobb. Will they have you too? Paris Hilton may have unwittingly provided us a glimpse of a new technology menace when telephone numbers from […]

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Money, June 05, AU Edition

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GOAL SCORING Playing the market is still a good move – if you have your priorities in order You would be forgiven for thinking that we are in the middle of a depression if you […]

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June 05, AU Edition

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She lost a brother to suicide, and a dad to cancer. Tragedy almost knocked her off her game, writes DAN DONAHOO, but for Australian female basketballer Katrina Hibbert, nothing will stand in the way of […]

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June 05, AU Edition

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Bird flu: It’s on the rise in Asia, and experts agree it’s only a matter of time before it – or another killer flu – shows up in Australia. How ready are we? Is any […]

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June 05, AU Edition

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In America, it’s ‘no glove, no love’. Across the Tasman, the rule is, ‘no rubba, no hubba’. In parts of Australia, the message is, ‘safe sex, no regrets’. So with all the money being spent […]

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