Unions vow to take on Amazon as its harsh reputation precedes it

Unions vow to take on Amazon as its harsh reputation precedes it

Fulfilment centre or satanic mill? Around the world, Amazon is famous for its low prices, fast delivery, ruthless efficiency and antipathy towards unions that say it treats workers like robots. Play VideoDon’t Play How 457 visa changes are hitting start-ups Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Amazon by the numbers Amazon by the numbers Get to know the online retail giant before it sets up shop on Australian shores. How 457 visa changes are hitting start-ups Play VideoDon’t Play How 457 visa changes are hitting start-ups How 457 visa changes are…

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Paris attack casts shadow over French election

Paris attack casts shadow over French election

The three main candidates canceled campaign events and instead made televised statements in which they competed to talk tough on security and vowed a crackdown on ISIS. One police officer died after a gunman wielding a machine gun leapt out of a car and opened fire on the Champs-Elysees, Paris’s most famous boulevard, as candidates were engaging in their final TV debate. The far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, demanded the closure of all Islamist mosques. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve accused her of trying to capitalize on the attack. ISIS swiftly…

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Artists' Anzac tribute to digger who fought at battle for Bullecourt

Artists' Anzac tribute to digger who fought at battle for Bullecourt

Posted April 23, 2017 05:59:58 Gallery: Paintings by Garry Dolan Related Story: Nurse executed on Banka remembered in Anzac Day placemat An Australian digger will be honoured with art in the village of Bullecourt, France next week — a century after he was killed there in one of the major battles of the Somme campaign of World War I. Harold Prosser died on May 3, 1917, on the first day of the second battle of Bullecourt in which 7,500 Australians were killed or wounded. Queensland artist Garry Dolan has produced…

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Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100

Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Afghan troops keep watch at the base near Mazar-e-Sharif after the attackMore than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, the defence ministry has confirmed. Fighting lasted for several hours near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh province. Insurgents targeted those leaving Friday prayers at the base’s mosque and others in a canteen, the army said. The Taliban said in a statement they had carried out the attack, using suicide bombers to breach defences….

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Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEarl Maize: “We can’t leave Cassini in an uncontrolled orbit near Saturn”Cassini is about to use a slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby will sweep the probe into an orbit that takes it in between the planet’s rings and its atmosphere. This gap-run gives the satellite the chance finally to work out the length of a day on Saturn and also to figure out the age of its stunning rings. But the manoeuvre…

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