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Commonwealth Games take big step towards sport

A trial was held at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last weekend to see if esports could take its place alongside traditional sports like swimming and athletics. About 100 players representing 20 different Commonwealth nations battled it out for medals in three different video games: Rocket League, Dota2 and eFootball. The trial was widely considered

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World one step away from ‘nuclear annihilation’, says UN chief

The head of the United Nations (UN) has warned that the world is one step away from “nuclear annihilation” and faces dangers not seen since the Cold War. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that “humanity is just a misunderstanding, a miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation” on the war in Ukraine, alongside others nuclear

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Climate legislation, a “symbolic first step”

Independent MP Kylea Tink said the Labor government’s proposed climate legislation is a “really important symbolic first step”. She said it “sends the right message” to the international and domestic market. “We are seeing positive responses from the business sector saying they want to see this legislation passed,” she told Sky News Australia.

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Sports

Dodgers’ Walker Buehler to take another step in injury return

Exactly six weeks removed from suffering from flexor tendon strain in his right elbow, Walker Buhler is finally scheduled to pick up a baseball on Monday. The right-hander said he will play a catch-up lightweight game on Monday, in what will be his first pitch since suffering an injury – and later surgery to remove

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Sri Lanka waits in confusion and anger for president to step down

Sri Lankans woke up to confusion on Thursday, still awaiting the resignation of their embattled president after fleeing the country. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his wife fled to the Maldives on Wednesday on an air force plane. In his absence, he appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as interim president – a move that has further

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