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‘This is rocket science’: micrometeorite collision blamed for NBN satellite internet outage

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A micrometeorite slamming into a satellite was the likely cause of a seven-hour outage for NBN Co internet users in December, a Senate hearing has been told. About 46,500 of NBN Co’s 112,000 satellite users in regiona...

Los Angelenos blamed chronic ailments on oil fields for decades – now the city may ban wells

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The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the US: a dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants. Schools a...

French soldiers kill Mali jihadist blamed for RFI journalists’ murder

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French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and death of two French journalists in 2013. Florence Parly, the defence minister in Paris, said French forces in the Sah...

Bug in the system: cicada blamed for car crash in Ohio

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An amorous cicada, one of billions to emerge from the ground across a swath of the US, has been blamed for a car crash in Ohio. The insect, part of a brood that emerges once every 17 years to mate, terrify residents ...

Aerial spraying blamed for dead marine life on NSW north coast beaches

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Dead marine life, including beach worms and pipis, found on a beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast has been blamed on aerial spraying of bitou bush around the Seal Rocks area. Mid-north coast resident Lochlan ...

‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

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The first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man who had been messaging her on Facebook, hoping to d...

E-bike left on charge blamed after fire engulfs Sydney home

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A fire that engulfed a three-level house in Sydney on Friday was started by an e-bike that was “left on to charge overnight”, according to firefighters. More than 20 firefighters were sent to the Darlinghurst terrace ...