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Aust singer set for Eurovision grand final

Australia's Kate Miller-Heidke has qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest's grand final following a high-energy semi-final in Tel Aviv.

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Australian killed in Alaska seaplane crash

An Australian cruise ship passenger has died after two sightseeing seaplanes collided in mid-air in Alaska.

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Barr initiates inquiry into Mueller probe

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a US attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate", according to a person familiar with the issue.

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Court to rule on Trump financial records

A federal judge says financial records from US President Donald Trump's long-time accounting firm would be part of a "proper subject of investigation" by congress, appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president.

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China tariff war a little squabble: Trump

US President Donald Trump insists trade talks with China have not collapsed and called the widening US-China tariff war "a little squabble" even as his administration readies 25 per cent duties on all remaining Chinese imports.

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Trump denies troops to Middle East report

President Donald Trump has denied a New York Times report that US officials are discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weapons acceleration by Iran.

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May to present Brexit deal again on June 3

British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring her thrice defeated Brexit deal back to parliament for MPs to consider again in the week beginning June 3, a Downing Street spokesman says.

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New security flaw found in Intel chips

Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affect millions of machines around the world.

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Tim Conway of Carol Burnett Show fame dies

Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway, who brought an endearing, free-wheeling goofiness to skits on The Carol Burnett Show that cracked up his cast mates as well as the audience, has died at the age of 85.

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Daniel Craig reportedly hurt on Bond set

The difficult road to production on the latest James Bond film has hit another hurdle after shooting was reportedly suspended following an injury to star Daniel Craig.

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