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Quantum physicist named 2018 Australian of the Year

Updated January 25, 2018 21:14:44 Video: NSW physics professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons named 2018 Australian of the Year (ABC News) Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons, whose work has been heralded as launching Australia into "the space race of the computing era", has been named this year's Australian of the Year. Eddie Woo (Australia's Local…

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Theresa May’s constant reshuffles have disrupted Brexit planning, says thinktank – Politics live

Preparations for Brexit have been disrupted by the election, by turnover in personnel and by difficulties in parliamentary management ... [The relative stability at cabinet level after the post-election reshuffle in 2017] was not matched at junior ministerial levels: 44% of all ministers across government were new to their roles after the post-election reshuffle. This…

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Marin Cilic v Kyle Edmund: Australian Open semi-final – live!

4.32am EST04:32 Second set: Cilic 6-2, 2-1 Edmund* (*denotes next server) Edmund lets rip on the forehand side before crashing down the smash – that will have felt good – but the Brit can’t do any more damage on Cilic’s serve and it’s another comfortable hold. The crowd are rather subdued. They’re with the underdog…

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Nadhim Zahawi facing more pressure over Presidents Club event

Minister facing questions over why he attended men-only charity dinner at which hostesses were allegedly sexually harassed Nadhim Zahawi, the minister for children and families, was given a ‘dressing down’ by the Tory chief whip for attending the event. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images for Bell Pottinger Government minister Nadhim Zahawi is facing more pressure…

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Oxford admits more women than men for first time – Ucas

As elite institution marks watershed, poor white males are among least likely to go to university Ucas’s figures reflect the latest shift in admissions at Oxford University. Photograph: James Dobson/Alamy The University of Oxford offered more undergraduate places to British women than men last year for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history.…

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How men can teach men not to be sexual harassers

Meryl Streep says the accusations Harvey Weinstein faces are "the most gargantuan example of disrespect." (Photo: John Carucci/AP) DAVOS, Switzerland — Microsoft executive Peggy Johnson teared up as she recounted her journey through sexual harassment in the workplace. Johnson said she always laughed at her male colleagues dirty jokes because she thought she had to. Now…

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Manhunt underway after sheriff’s deputy killed in Colorado

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Manhunt underway after sheriff's deputy killed in Colorado Police said they were looking for two suspects. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Breaking news. (Photo: USA TODAY) A manhunt is underway after a…

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Chronicle: Alphabet stellt seine neue IT-Sicherheitsfirma vor

Der Google-Mutterkonzern will mit Chronicle Sicherheitslösungen für Großunternehmen anbieten. Diese sollen auf Künstlicher Intelligenz beruhen, die schneller und genauer auf neue Bedrohungen reagiert, als es traditionelle Cyber-Sicherheit leistet. Cyber-Sicherheit soll für Alphabet neben Online-Werbung zu einem neuen Kerngeschäft werden: Dafür soll Machine Learning bei der neuen Tochter Chronicle eingesetzt werden, um Bedrohungen in Sekunden oder…

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Bill Richardson quits Myanmar panel on Rohingya

A veteran US diplomat has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis, saying it was conducting a "whitewash". Bill Richardson, a former member of Bill Clinton administration, accused Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of lacking "moral leadership". "The main reason I am resigning is…

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Narendra Modi: A false crusader for women’s rights

These days, a popular joke making the rounds in India is that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) loves Muslim women, but not Muslim men.  The joke makes fun of BJP's attempts to portray its rightwing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a crusader against religious orthodoxy, seeking to liberate Muslim women from the clutches of patriarchy. The BJP started crafting this…

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