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    Twitter will label state-affiliated media, as well as government accounts from China, US, France, Russia and UK
     7 August 2020
    Twitter promises to clearly label state-affiliated media accounts and introduce new labels for "key government officials" from the US, China, France, Russia and the UK, as it continues to grapple with state propaganda and disinformation campaigns.
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    Young Australians avoid COVID-19 news so traditional health messaging doesn't work
    7 Aug: Capturing the attention of young people is essential to get the upper hand in this pandemic but it's not easy — they're overwhelmed and sceptical — but can we take any teachings from what they do care about?... more
    Scientists create brightest-known fluorescent materials in existence
    7 Aug: Scientists have discovered a way to turn fluorescent dyes into the brightest fluorescent solids ever made.... more
    Coronavirus is running rampant on Java, but 2.4km across the sea, Bali is faring much better
    7 Aug: Bali had five direct flights a week to Wuhan until February, yet the holiday island has so far managed to avoid a coronavirus disaster. But it's a different story in other parts of the country and some theories have begun to emerge about why that might be... more
    Hiroshima's atomic bomb changed Koko Kondo's life, but so did meeting the man who dropped it
    6 Aug: When the world's first nuclear weapon was dropped on her home on this day 75 years ago, it changed Koko Kondo's life forever, but meeting the man who dropped it changed her life again.... more
    Could we cure coronavirus?
    6 Aug: With no vaccine within sight, is there another way to beat coronavirus? Here's the story of the quest to find a life-saving treatment.... more
    Victims of Beirut's explosion begin sifting through the rubble as hundreds of thousands face homelessness
    6 Aug: Search and rescue operations continue in Beirut after a massive explosion rocked Lebanon's capital, plunging hundreds of thousands of shellshocked citizens into sudden homelessness.... more
    I have reported from Lebanon for years. What I saw at the Beirut port after the blast was total devastation
    6 Aug: I have been reporting on the difficulties in Lebanon for many years, but what I saw yesterday was unimaginable. When I drove to the port area, all I saw was total devastation. Beirut looked like a war zone, writes Cherine Yazbeck.... more
    Lebanon's banking, economic and political systems were already under threat before the explosion. Here's why
    6 Aug: Well before the explosion in Beirut, and even the coronavirus pandemic which upended the world, Lebanon was in the midst of the worst economic crisis in its history. This is how it all unfolded.... more
    Think you know if US President Donald Trump will be re-elected? Or who Joe Biden should pick as VP? Here's what you said
    6 Aug: Plenty has happened in the world of US politics this month. Come and hang out with your fellow US politics tragics and let's see if we're any closer to figuring out who'll win the 2020 election.... more

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     15 Jul: Britain bans Huawei from its 5G network and will remove existing equipment by 2027 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     21 Jul: Coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University is safe, can train immune system: early results ++++++++++++++++++++
     02 Aug: Hydroxychloroquine is a poor coronavirus treatment but a perfect parable for our times ++++++++++++++++++++
     24 Jul: An assurance a spate of break-ins in the Dunedin student quarter isn't related to a pair of men door-knocking with fake surveys +++++++++++++++++
     18 Jul: Indonesia struggles with rising coronavirus infections as tests become commercialised ++++++++
     25 Jul: The #FreeBritney movement made it to court. Here's what you need to know about the Britney Spears case ++++++++

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    Meanwhile injured Crusader Scott Barrett says the team is facing the magnitude of today's match More...

    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year More...

     Today's News

    The Mainland Tactix have the edge in an entertaining ANZ Premiership match against the Northern Mystics in Auckland 21:57

    The Northern Stars have clinched a 46-45 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Premiership 21:17

    Law and Order:
    A teenager who was celebrating his girlfriend's birthday at a party in Kawhia, near Hamilton, is in hospital after a vehicle hit him and then allegedly drove off without stopping 18:57

    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year 18:37

    Rugby League:
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is facing punishment after he claimed Canberra were "managed" back into their NRL match 18:17

    After a couple of poor performances, Dustin Johnson will be in command heading into the final day of the PGA Championship in San Francisco 17:57

    Law and Order:
    Napier police have swarmed on Anderson Park to break-up a fight, reportedly in front of playing children 17:27

    Health & Safety:
    Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with one in 12 people drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began 16:57

    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have become stronger together since their brief split in 2017 16:44

    A siege mentality within the Mainland Tactix ahead of an important couple of days in their ANZ Premiership season 16:37

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