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    Blade Runner was set in November, 2019. Here's what it and other movies got right and wrong about the 'future'
     1 November 2019
    The future is now. Today, in fact, according to the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. But that film, and others made decades ago but set in 2019, get more wrong than they do right about our modern world.
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    Cane toads are on the menu for more native animals than we might think
    1 Nov: From rakalis to crayfish, estuarine crocodiles and swamphens, plenty of our native animals have added cane toad to their diets.... more
    Unlike Brexit, you can't put off this week's ABC News quiz
    1 Nov: This week saw a new Brexit deadline, a heckled president, a cricketer suspended and a hero military dog.... more
    Donald Trump tweets previously classified name of 'hero' dog from Baghdadi raid, after photoshopped Medal of Honour image
    1 Nov: Donald Trump once said the name of the dog which was injured when Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up in a tunnel would remain classified. So much for that.... more
    Ben Simmons in the thick of brawl between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns in 76ers-Timberwolves clash
    31 Oct: The NBA clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves explodes into a third-quarter brawl — and Ben Simmons is in the thick of it.... more
    Police want faster data from the US, but Australia's encryption laws could scuttle the deal
    31 Oct: Australian police could quickly access data held by companies like Google and Facebook under a planned deal with the United States, but some in Washington DC take a sceptical view.... more
    Samoa orders all pre-schools to shut after three suspected measles deaths
    31 Oct: Samoan officials say the deaths of two babies and one adult are believed to be linked to a measles outbreak, and have ordered all pre-schools to close to help stop the virus spreading.... more
    NAB investigating after Mike Baird exploited in 'fake news' Facebook scam
    31 Oct: NAB investigates after one of its executives, former NSW premier Mike Baird, and Waleed Aly feature in fake online articles urging people to exploit a "wealth loophole" and buy cryptocurrencies as part of a sophisticated scam.... more
    Former US president Barack Obama urges 'politically woke' to get over themselves
    31 Oct: The former US president takes aim at those who think taking shots at others on social media is the way to effect change, in a stunning speech at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago.... more
    Twitter's Jack Dorsey announces ban on political advertising
    31 Oct: Twitter announces it will ban all political advertising, saying it is about stopping political campaigns "paying for reach", not limiting their free expression.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     16 Oct: Jennifer Aniston posts selfie of Friends reunion on Instagram, gains millions of followers ++++++++++++++++++++++++
     17 Oct: Commonwealth Bank payment services down across Australia ++++++++++++++++++++++++
     25 Oct: Google officially announces it's achieved 'quantum supremacy', but IBM isn't so sure +++++++++++++++++++++++
     23 Oct: China trumpets tech power at 6th World Internet Conference, signalling a 'digital arms race' ++++++++++++++++++++
     23 Oct: More accurate than CRISPR? Prime editing is the latest tool in the gene editing toolbox ++++++++++
     09 Nov: What does the Logan Paul vs KSI rematch fight mean for boxing? ++++++++++
     26 Oct: Bodies found in Essex container just 'tip of the iceberg' for multi-billion-dollar business ++++++++

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      13 Nov: Alexander wants five test series against silver ferns (RadioNZ)
      13 Nov: Late goal gives england victory over czechs to ease pressure on neville (BBCWorld)
      13 Nov: Vanuatu govt urged to review daily post work permit case (RadioNZ)
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      13 Nov: Wellington phoenix whiz kid set for all whites' debut versus ireland (NZ Herald)
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