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Iran leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

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Iran’s supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation.

Iran ‘spooked’ by F-35s before jet downing

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Russia’s foreign minister says there were at least six US F-35 stealth fighters in the Iranian border area when Iran accidentally shot down an airliner.

Poet’s Corner – “Disappointed Love”

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This poem was first published by Tasmanian and Port Dalrymple Advertiser on Wednesday, 23rd February 1825. The author is unknown. Disappointed Love Credula res amor est — Ovid. Met. When the beamings of love had enraptur’d my breast, A breast free from care and from sorrow ; Suspicion unconscious ask calmly to rest, On the […]

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Five Giants Discovered in Huon Valley

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Forestry Watch recently surveyed three forestry coupes in the Huon Valley and identified five giant trees that have not previously been recorded. The independent group that monitors forestry activities in Tasmania say that Sustainable Timbers Tasmania (STT) has not recorded these on Tasmania’s Giant Tree Register and fear they may decide to log these coupes […]

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They Said It – More Of This Week’s Media Releases

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container deposit scheme (CDS) – Senator Helen Polley (ALP) berated the state government over the apparent slowness of the introduction of a CDS, whereby a deposit is paid when buying a packaged drink and a refund is made when the container is returned. “The Hodgman overnment has said they intend to introduce a CDS in Tasmania […]

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Tas That Was – Learning the Piano

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By Clive Stott I attended the Burnie Infant/Primary School when I was a kid during the mid-1950s. I was forced to learn the piano when I was in Grade Two. I had to leave class early to go to lessons. You can imagine back then the ribbing a boy got in Burnie getting out early […]

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Fire on my Mind

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Australia is burning. Our beautiful country is overwhelmed by flames. Wildlife and stock have perished. Homes have been reduced to ashes. Towns have been devastated. Lives have been lost. As a nation we look on in disbelief as Mother Nature continues to ravage our precious land. The bushfires have left the lives of countless Australians […]

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Charges laid after 2019 public place shooting near Cessnock

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Police have charged a man and a woman in relation to a public place shooting in the Hunter Valley in August last year. About 7.30pm on Sunday 25 August 2019, a 23-year-old man was at a property on Cessnock Road, Neath, when he heard a loud bang. The man saw a nearby Holden Commodore had … Continue reading “Charges laid after 2019 public place shooting near Cessnock”

Daughter ‘haunted’ by mother’s murder pleads for help

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A young woman haunted by her mother’s presumed murder eight years ago is desperate for new information.

Man expected to be charged over false carjacking claims

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A 56-year-old man is expected to be charged after falsely claiming to police he was shot at from close range in an attempted carjacking in Melbourne’s east.

Aubrey Plaza Attempted Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’ Pole Dance And It Was Something

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Take it from Aubrey Plaza: Pole-dancing is not for the faint of heart. 

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday, Plaza shared a few details about her forthcoming gig as host of the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards. Jennifer Lopez, who scored a Best Supporting Female nomination for “Hustlers,” is one of the many stars she’s looking forward to seeing.

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To Plaza’s chagrin, DeGeneres suggested the “Parks and Recreation” actor pay tribute to Lopez’s “Hustlers” performance by demonstrating a few stripper pole moves. The result was, well, really something. 

Fortunately, it doesn’t seem that Plaza harbors any hard feelings toward DeGeneres. 

“I actually don’t mind being humiliated,” she said. “If I can humiliate myself, then I sacrifice myself for the viewers, for the good of mankind.” 

Elsewhere in the interview, Plaza opened up about how to slide into Joe Jonas’ DMs on Instagram in order to score tickets for a Jonas Brothers concert in Las Vegas. The star said she and her sister, Renee, were ushered backstage after the concert, where they became part of the brothers’ entourage for one night, even if things didn’t go exactly to plan.

No doubt more hijinks will ensue when Plaza hosts the Independent Spirit Awards on February 8 in Los Angeles.

Doctor warns of lung cancer spike due to smoke from deadly Australian bushfires

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He said the long-term effects of exposure to hazardous air are not known.

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