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Sydney Harbour Bridge opens after fatal crash but traffic remains – 7NEWS.com.au

All lanes have reopened on the bridge – however there are still major warnings for Sydney commuters.

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge has reopened after being closed in both directions following a fatal crash.
A woman was killed and four people were injured when a Mitsubishi and BMW collided head-on at the southern end of the bridge on Thursday just before 7.15am.
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The crash has since been cleared but significant delays continue.
Motorists are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time.
Buses have resumed travelling across the bridge but commuters are …

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Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest – NEWS.com.au

Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest

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Video footage captured the horror of bystanders when a woman fell more than 30 metres from a ride at a show in Cairns. A woman can be seen shouting, “Oh my god, we need an ambulance!” after realising the 25-year-old woman had fallen into parts of the ride’s machinery.
Others rush towards the Hangover ride, which continues to move with music playing and people still strapped on board after the horrifying fall about 5.30pm on Saturday.
Another man behind the camera can be heard saying, “Did you hear…

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A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the… – AlKhaleej Today

A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the…

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There comes a time in every life when the brain and body peak before old age takes its toll. As muscle mass, strength, and function begin to deteriorate from the age of 30, new research on professional chess players suggests that the brain is actually aging more slowly and gradually.
The scientists analyzed chess games for 125 years and tracked individual performance over a lifetime. They drew a hump-shaped curve, a tiny little speed threshold that applies to different generations of chess players….

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Hillsong and C3 started in Australia — and now they’re growing in popularity in Brazil – ABC News

Brazil has more Catholics than anywhere else in the world, but Australian-grown Pentecostal churches, like Hillsong and C3, are gaining popularity in this Latin…

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Brazil is home to the world’s largest Catholic population, but the rise of Pentecostalism is drawing young Brazilians away from traditional pews, and toward charismatic, “club-like” mega-churches.
And according to Cristina Rocha, a Brazilian-born cultural anthropologist at Western Sydney University, Australia plays an important role in this trend.
Over the past two decades, Professor Rocha has been researching the intersections between migration and religion, exploring why so many Brazilians travel…

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