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    Melbourne Fringe festival 'Aussie Geisha' performance cancelled over 'yellowface' accusation
     22 August 2019
    The show, described as a "cross cultural love story", will not go ahead after a public campaign and open letter calling the production a "stereotyped depiction of orientalist fantasy".
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    Meet Margaret the Super Ager, whose brain is defying the ageing process
    22 Aug: Unlike her mum, who died at 72 with Alzheimer’s disease, Margaret — who just turned 86 — has the brain health and cognitive function of someone 20 years her junior and shows no sign of dementia.... more
    Lance Franklin renews pledge to play to age 36 on eve of 300th AFL game
    22 Aug: After a frustrating year of injuries superstar Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin gears up for his 300th game on Saturday, predicting he will fulfil the final three years of his monster $10 million contract with the club.... more
    West Papua protests continue despite Indonesian police claiming to have regained control
    22 Aug: Indonesian police say they have regained control of West Papua after flooding the region with extra officers, but protesters complain the truth is being suppressed as internet access is stymied.... more
    George Pell's failed appeal is now a monumental test for Pope Francis and the Vatican
    22 Aug: George Pell had returned to his prison cell by the time his former colleagues at the Vatican woke to the news his appeal against his conviction had failed.... more
    New Zealand parliamentary Speaker cradles and feeds MP's baby during debate
    22 Aug: Video from the debate shows Speaker Trevor Mallard rocking the baby as he warns an MP his speaking time has expired.... more
    Huawei is beginning 6G research — a mobile network that may move far beyond smartphones
    22 Aug: With 5G mobile internet infrastructure still in its infancy, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei begins research into 6G technology in its Canadian office — but what does this actually mean?... more
    Record wildfires raging through the Amazon can now be seen from space
    22 Aug: Swathes of Brazil, including some of its biggest cities, have been covered in thick smoke as wildfires continue to ravage the world's largest tropical rainforest.... more
    'Sleeping cells' drive a host of age-related diseases — and new drugs are seeking to rid them from our bodies
    21 Aug: Senescent cells are key drivers of the ageing process — and a new generation of drugs is seeking to banish them from our body, with the aim of prolonging good health and maybe even dramatically prolonging our lives.... more
    French musician Julien Gauthier killed by grizzly bear on Canadian sound gathering trip
    21 Aug: Composer and sound man Julien Gauthier was travelling through Canada to record nature sounds for a musical project when he was surprised in his sleep by a grizzly bear and dragged into the forest, according to a travelling partner.... more

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