Swans need quick turnaround as Giants eye yet another first

Swans need quick turnaround as Giants eye yet another first

Updated April 18, 2017 19:19:04 Photo: The Swans need to find form quickly if they are to beat their local rivals. (AAP: Dean Lewins) The Sydney Swans are enduring their worst start in 24 years, and it will not get any easier for last year’s grand finalists, with a match up against the GWS Giants this weekend. A winless first four weeks has plenty writing Sydney off, but internally the faith has not yet been lost. “We’ve been a good team for a number of seasons and you don’t lose…

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Adidas 'incredibly sorry' for Boston Marathon email

Adidas 'incredibly sorry' for Boston Marathon email

Posted April 19, 2017 09:48:16 Photo: Those on social media were quick to point out how tone deaf Adidas’ email was. (Twitter: Dan McCarthy) Adidas has apologised for sending out a marketing email using an unfortunate choice of words to praise customers who completed this week’s Boston Marathon. The subject line of the email sent by Adidas Running read: “Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!” On social media, customers quickly reminded the company about the real survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than…

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Trump's 'armada' was heading 3,500 miles away from N. Korea

Trump's 'armada' was heading 3,500 miles away from N. Korea

Story highlights Trump highlighted the deployment as part of the administration’s response to Pyongyang But when the White House was touting its “armada,” the ships were sailing 3,500 miles in the opposite direction A senior administration official blamed a miscommunication between the Pentagon and the White House over reports that the aircraft carrier has not made its way to the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, as an expected show of force to North Korea. The official blamed the mixup on a lack of follow-up with commanders…

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US to test ability to shoot down North Korean missiles

US to test ability to shoot down North Korean missiles

The long-scheduled tests in the Pacific are part of the US military’s overall ballistic missile defense program to defend against North Korean or Iranian threats — but are, for now at least, aimed at ensuring the US can defend against a threat from North Korea, US defense officials said. One of the actions will involve test-firing an improved Standard Missile off a Navy ship, a defense official said. The tests are taking place over the Pacific because that’s where the test ranges are large enough to accommodate them. The upgraded…

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Indonesian police prepare for political unrest as Jakarta votes

Indonesian police prepare for political unrest as Jakarta votes

Posted April 19, 2017 06:45:32 Photo: Sixty-four thousand police and soldiers have been deployed to Jakarta for the election. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) Related Story: Tension in Jakarta ahead of voting to elect governor Related Story: Tensions high in Jakarta before election Jakarta police say they are prepared for unrest as residents head to one of the most bitterly fought elections the city has ever seen. In a sign of the potential threat, a mass of more than 64,000 police, soldiers and security offices will be deployed across the capital….

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