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Is the HBF merger with HCF in trouble?

Is HBF’s merger with east coast counterpart HCF in trouble? Virtually nothing has been heard about the tie-up for the past two months amid mounting delays that inevitably call into question the finalisation of the deal. WA’s biggest private insurer has never detailed a time line for the merger. But there is no doubt it is taking considerably longer to ...

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Department of Agriculture and Maritime Safety at odds over timing of two-tier livestock ship phase-out

Older ships using a two-tier system for carrying livestock will soon be phased out, but the Federal Department of Agriculture and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority are at odds over a time frame. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, when issuing his response to the McCarthy review of standards for live sheep exports 11 days ago, went a step further than ...

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Watson's ton earns Chennai 3rd IPL title

Australian Shane Watson has hit a belligerent unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings won their third Indian Premier League title with a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was a perfect comeback for Chennai after a two-year ban due to corruption charges. Chennai, playing in its seventh final in the popular Twenty20 tournament, had previously won back-to-back titles in ...

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Four Russian military killed in Syria

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Four Russian military personnel have been killed in fighting in eastern Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, Interfax news agency reports. Click here to Read from the source

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Birmingham Neighborhoods Flooded After Heavy Rainfall

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Streets in Birmingham, England, were under water on Sunday, May 27, after heavy rain and thunderstorms swept through the region. A “danger to life” warning was issued on Saturday ahead of the storms with an expiration time of 6am Monday. The M5 between J2 and J3 was closed on Sunday due to flooding, according to reports. ...

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Princess Charlene drinks champagne on podium at Monaco Grand Prix

<!– Champagne Charlene! Princess necks fizz on the podium and Bella Hadid mingles with drivers at F1’s most glamorous fixture as Monaco Grand Prix brings BACK the grid girls Princess Charlene was all smiles at Monaco Grand Prix as she downed champagne with the winning drivers The ex-Olympic swimmer, 40, glugged champers from winning driver Daniel Ricciardo’s bottle of fizz ...

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Designer who claimed Meghan's dress was a copy has Twitter account closed

<!– Mystery as designer Emilia Wickstead, who claimed Meghan’s £200K gown was identical to one of hers, has her Twitter account SUSPENDED Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, claimed last week that Meghan Markle’s wedding dress had been identical to one of her designs Now Wickstead’s Twitter account has been mysteriously suspended  The New Zealand fashion designer, based ...

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Ruwandan dictator spends £30 million in UK aid sponsoring Arsenal FC

Rwanda is getting £62 million this year alone from the UK in foreign aid Dictator Paul Kagame spent £30 million sponsoring his favourite club Arsenal People survive on less than £1 a day under Kagame’s tightly controlled regime Tory MP Andrew Bridgen described the deal as ‘an own goal for foreign aid’  By Nick Craven for The Mail on Sunday Published: ...

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MH370: Malaysia urged to offer money for MH370 debris

Death threats, defamation, intimidation, stalking and an assassination have prevented more MH370 debris from being handed in to authorities, US wreck hunter Blaine Gibson claims. Mr Gibson, who has found almost half the 30 pieces that have been discovered, urged the Malaysian Government to offer a reward to locals in the western Indian Ocean to find debris. “This should have ...

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