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The countries defying China’s orders to show support for Taiwan

China has hardened its stance, which has prompted nations to unite and defy orders, instead of fearing. 2021 hasn’t been a very good year for Beijing. Criticism of the repression of the Uyghur people increased. International support for Taiwan increased. Its claim to ownership over the East and South China Seas faced mounting resistance. In …

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Australia to acquire Black Hawk, Seahawk helicopters at cost of $7 billion

Peter Dutton has confirmed Australia’s $7 billion defense acquisition, saying regional “instability” was a major motivator behind the move. Defense Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed that Australia will acquire 40 new US-imported Black Hawks and 12 Seahawk helicopters, a decade before existing Airbus MRH-90 Taipan models were scheduled to be retired. The European-built Taipan model …

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Google sues alleged Russian hackers behind Glupteba botnet

Google is reportedly suing two Russian hackers behind the Glupteba botnet, which the tech giant believes has infected 1 million devices. Google has taken action against a major hacking operation that it believes has infected more than a million devices. The tech giant is cracking down on the so-called Glupteba botnet, suing two Russians who …

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QAnon: Peter Dutton calls on Aussies to dob in loved ones indoctrinated by online conspiracies

Peter Dutton has launched an extraordinary spray against QAnon and other fringe groups promoting conspiracy theories on the Internet. Defense Minister Peter Dutton has lashed out at QAnon and other fringe online groups spreading “incredibly dangerous” conspiracy theories. Mr Dutton said “garbage” online conspiracies were putting everyday Australians at risk. “You see some of these …

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CS Energy hit by Chinese cyberattack that almost cost 3m homes power

A major cyberattack on Australia has been uncovered with Chinese hackers behind a potentially disastrous attempt. Millions of homes were just moments away from losing power after a ransomware attack on a large energy network believed to have been the work of Chinese hackers. CS Energy was hit by the attack on Saturday, November 27, …

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Sydney, Brisbane weather: Forecast for nasty storms, rain; hot in Darwin, Perth

“Wild” and “intense” weather is set to head east in the coming days as change is widespread. But in the west, it will reach around 40 °C. “Particularly terrible” storms could hit areas of the East Coast in the coming days, with heavy dumping of rain in store. Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra could all be …

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Australian weather: Summer warning for storms, heavy rainfall as La Nina gets underway

Australians have been told to be prepared for wild weather, a La Nia that brings heavy rainfall, intense storms and major cyclones. Australians are being warned of more storm damage in the coming months as the La Nia weather event begins. Last summer was hit by major climate drivers, but weather experts fear the country …

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