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The pigeon who caused an international sensation could avoid being killed by Australian authorities after its racing leg band was declared fake.

The uncertainty-plagued fourth test is underway with capacity limited to 50 per cent as the virus continues to rock international sporting events one year on from the first reports of an outbreak in China.

Unlike her predecessors as First Lady, the former fashion model sported no signature look and her clothing choices remained mysterious.

The Gabba Test is the final game in an absorbing series but after some unsavoury incidents in Sydney, our international reputation will be measured by more than just the scoreboard.

ELMO Software CEO Danny Lessem did not grow up with technology, but as soon as he was introduced to the internet, his future was set in stone.

Investors are pouring funds into Australia's nascent potash industry ahead of a big year for the commodity.

Billionaire investor Hamish Douglass said investors are worryingly bullish and have succumbed to a "fear of missing out", which was out of step with the economic and scientific reality of the pandemic.

Founder and CEO Paul Elsibai wants young customers to return and recycle unwanted clothing in exchange for "coins" to be used with his brands.

Investors across the board are in agreement that 2021 will be a good year for equities - and cyclical sectors will be the ones to back in the recovery.


HK police arrested 15 of the city's most prominent democracy figures in the latest sign China is preparing to exert more control over the territory's civil rights. #politics  @MikeSmithAFR 

Hong Kong activist fears he will be sent to one of Beijing’s ‘black jails’

Beijing plans to bypass the city's legislature to impose new rules which would allow it to crack down on protests and on critics of the Chinese government.

Major cyber security flaws were found in the Beijing-funded data centre in Port Moresby, where government files could be easily stolen without detection.

A Chinese military contractor that boasts of spreading disinformation and promoting conflict has compiled profiles on more than 35,000 Australians, from Prime Minister Scott Morrison to billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.

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For all its pretensions, Beijing has proved completely unable to manage the people of a sophisticated and free global city.