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Asia Stocks Rise as Earnings Awaited, Won Weakens: Markets Wrap

Asian equities edged higher ahead of the start of the region’s earnings season this week, with investors betting that the outlook for economic growth and profits is strong enough to support record-high stock prices. The Korean won fell. Shares from Sydney to Seoul climbed with markets in Tokyo closed Monday for a holiday. Samsung Electronics Co. and a slew of Japanese retailers and manufacturers are among companies giving profit updates this week. South Korea’s currency reversed gains as authorities said they would take action to stem one-sided moves in the won. Oil…

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Malcolm Young, AC/DC Founder Who Rocked to the Top, Dies at 64

Malcolm Young, the AC/DC founder whose driving guitar rhythms and musical direction helped the Scottish-Australian band earn a place among the most successful in rock history with albums such as “Back in Black” and “Highway to Hell,” has died. He was 64. Young died in Sydney after suffering from dementia for several years, his family said in a statement. “It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother,” his family said. For more than four decades, Young provided…

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‘That’s Melodrama’: Lorde plays exclusive show on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island

Singer takes the stage in a sparkling playsuit, throwing off the dark intensity of her last tour. This time, shes dancing with us The last time Lorde toured a solo show it was 2014. Then 18, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-OConnor already a few years into her career was touring her debut album Pure Heroine, and its breakout track Royals. She had disarmed critics with a voice, lyrics, stage presence and songcraft a decade older than they thought they should be. She had sold 5m records and performed at the Grammys….

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Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney with huge hole in engine casing

China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai had to return to Sydney after about an hour in the air after one engine failed A China Eastern flight from Sydney to Shanghai has been forced to turn around after engine failure caused a mid-air emergency. The moment that we took off the wing to my left just started making a massive amount of noise and they cleared all the seats, a passenger told the Nine Network. Images show a huge hole in the engine casing of the Airbus A330 which was forced…

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‘Don’t slip, don’t trip!’: inside Australian fashion week

Guardian Australia goes behind the scenes with the models, designers and hangers-on at Sydneys parade Its like a hurricane: one minute its calm and then its chaos, says Kate Reynolds from Melbourne design-duo Pageant moments before the start of their debut show at Sydney, this years event has seen 43 shows from 67 designers, with garments worn by 1,080 models. There have been approximately 30,000 guests, 400 photographers, 500 volunteers and too many bloggers to count. And after the shows, its still not quite over yet: theres a day of…

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The Red Pill screening divides campus ‘libertarians’ from pro-women groups

The controversial film about mens rights prompts protests at Sydney University and a heated debate about freedom of speech In both the fictional world of the 1999 film The Matrix and the very real one of the mens rights movement, the red pill represents embracing reality in all its uncomfortable complexity. Proponents tell of their red pill moment, the point at which they rejected blissful ignorance for reality. In the context of mens rights activism, their uncomfortable truth is that mens lives are of lesser value than womens (The Matrix…

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The great divide: what will $1m buy you in Australia’s property market?

From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying With talk of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets racing away from prices in other cities and regions, we decided to ask: what can you buy in Australia for a cool million dollars? From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying. Housing affordability is set to be a big issue in the coming budget and one of the…

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