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SKY New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia from its platform after it aired disturbing footage of the deadly mosque shootings

“We made the decision on Friday with Sky News Australia to replace their live news with sport,” the statement reads” writes Rosie Perper for businessinsider.com. It said that all other news channels on its platform, including BBC World and CNN are still available on SKY GO. INSIDER has reached out to Sky News Australia for comment.According to the SKY New Zealand’s Twitter page, the decision was made Friday evening. Source: businessinsider.com

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Australia urged to ban far-right speaker after massacre

“The Australian government has been told it must cancel the visa for far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos following the Christchurch terrorist attack, with opposition frontbencher Tony Burke saying far-right extremism should be treated in the same way as other forms of terrorism” writes Calla Wahlquist for theguardian.com. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has called Friday’s massacre a “violent, extremist, right-wing terrorist attack” and also condemned comments from Queensland senator Fraser Anning, saying that “blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting”. “Those…

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Boeing stock is set to plunge again after Australia joins Singapore in suspending 737 Max flights

“Boeing is set to tumble again in New York trading when markets open on Tuesday, following a 5.3% plunge on Monday, after Australia and Singapore became the latest to suspend use of all Boeing 737 Max planes” writes Trista Kelley for businessinsider.com. Boeing’s stock is down 1.8% in premarket trading, equivalent to a drop of about $4.1 billion from Boeing’s market capitalization.The stock decline in premarket trading is chipping into gains in Dow futures, which are mainly flat as of 8:54 a.m. in London (4.54 a.m. in New York). Source: businessinsider.com

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Asia markets slip after 3-day losing streak on Wall Street

“Shares in Asia declined in Thursday morning trade following a third consecutive day of losses on Wall Street as investors sought developments on the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations” writes Eustance Huang for cnbc.com. Mainland China shares rose in early trade, following consecutive days of gains in the previous sessions.Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.7 percent in morning trade as shares of index heavyweight Fanuc dropped 3.43 percent, while the Topix declined 0.77 percent.The Shanghai composite rose more than 0.1 percent and the Shenzhen component traded marginally higher. Source: cnbc.com

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Undercover Down Under: Miners study gum leaves, groundwater for new finds

“It includes projects to collate soil geochemistry data with groundwater data sets into predictive maps for highly prospective mineral regions” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Meanwhile, IBM, which launched a resources platform developed in Canada that uses machine learning to better predict where mineralization lies, is drawing interest from Australian miners.Gum trees siphon up minute traces of gold from their roots to their leaves, which are then analyzed in a lab.Having repaired their balance sheets on the back of a commodities price recovery, miners large and small are rushing…

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What makes macadamia nuts the most expensive nuts in the world, at $25 per pound

“Macadamia nuts are the most expensive nuts in the world” writes Irene Kim for businessinsider.com.au. However, for the time being, the demand for macadamia nuts outpaces the supply, which drives up prices.With 20.9 grams of fat per pound, they contain more fat than any other nuts, which is why people used to think macadamia nuts were unhealthy. Source: businessinsider.com.au

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Is the sun setting on Australia’s economic miracle?

“Australia has long been called the Lucky Country, and there is definitely some luck as well as good management involved in the nation’s astonishing 28-year run of unbroken economic growth” writes Haakon Overli for telegraph.co.uk. While the wheels have not quite fallen off the economic miracle Down Under, storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Partner of endurance cyclist killed in Australia urges action on road safety

“The partner of a world-renowned British endurance cyclist who was killed during a 3,500-mile (5,633km) race across Australia has said she hopes his death will highlight the need for better road safety across the globe” reports aol.co.uk. Last week, a coroner said the “remarkable” sportsman’s death was avoidable, and should be a “catalyst for change” to improve safety for cyclists on the country’s roads. Source: aol.co.uk

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Australia February commodity prices +9.1% vs +6.9% y/y prior

“The data point measures the change in selling prices of those commodities exported by Australia” reports forexlive.com. Commodity prices rise once again with the index moving up to its highest level since November 2011. If there’s one thing working in favour of the Australian dollar since last year, it is the fact that the country’s terms of trade is still seen holding up well despite the tough times faced by the domestic economy. Source: forexlive.com

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British endurance cyclist Mike Hall’s death in Australia avoidable – coroner

“The death of a world-renowned British endurance cyclist who was hit by a car while competing in a 3,500-mile race across Australia was avoidable, a coroner has concluded” reports aol.co.uk. On Thursday a coroner said the “remarkable” sportsman’s death should be a “catalyst for change” to improve safety for cyclists on the country’s roads.A post-mortem found Mr Hall had suffered multiple injuries to his head and intracranial contents, fracturing of the spine, and multiple chest and abdominal injuries and his death had been “almost instantaneous”. Source: aol.co.uk

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