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The surprising connection between an Italian waterfront mansion and The Little Mermaid

You could have your own happily ever after with this fairytale home. The sea-facing villa located on the site that reportedly inspired Danish writer Christian Andersen’s 1837 novel, The Little Mermaidhas gone on the market. Located on the Sestri Levante peninsula between Portofino and the Cinque Terre, and listed by Lionard Luxury Real Estate, the …

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Annemiek Van Vleuten of the Netherlands is pictured in the yellow jersey, raising her arms aloft, after winning the Tour

Annemiek Van Vleuten wins Tour de France Femmes ahead of fellow Dutchwoman Demi Vollering

Veteran rider Annemiek van Vleuten has won the historic, re-booted Tour de France Femmes on Sunday after clinching the eighth and final stage in style. Key points: Van Vleuten won the stage by 30 seconds from fellow Dutchwoman Demi Vollering Vollering was also second overall, three minutes and 48 seconds behind van Vleuten The best …

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Beef cattle line up under a blue sky

Foot-and-mouth disease threat prompts Victoria to form emergency animal disease task force

The Victorian government will establish an Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) task force to prepare for an incursion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which is currently circulating through parts of Indonesia. Key points: The Victorian government has developed a task force to prepare for a foot and mouth disease outbreak Foot and mouth disease affects livestock such …

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Tokyo heatwave inspires creation of wearable fans to help dogs and cats stay cool

A Tokyo clothing manufacturer has joined forces with veterinarians to create a wearable fan to help pets beat the heat. Key points: A Japanese clothing brand is selling portable fans to help dogs and cats keep cool The idea follows Tokyo’s record nine-day heatwave in June The manufacturer says about 100 have been ordered at …

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Collingwood Magpies and Richmond Tigers face injury concerns;  Jack Silvagni no certainty to return

Collingwood Magpies and Richmond Tigers face injury concerns; Jack Silvagni no certainty to return

The decision to drop Silvagni, squeezed out by Marc Pittonet’s return, and relegate him to the medi-sub role has been debated by the Blues, and been a major public talking point. Loading The versatile Silvagni, predominantly utilised as a forward and an under-sized back-up ruck, has had his best season but the Blues wanted to …

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Putin dubs US as Russia's main naval threat in new doctrine

Putin dubs US as Russia’s main naval threat in new doctrine

Russian President Vladimir Putin identified the US as his nation’s greatest naval threat in a new military doctrine issued Sunday. Speaking on his country’s Navy Day in St. Petersburg, Putin said Russia wants to fortify its influence on the seas and to become a “great maritime power.” Earlier, Putin signed a 55-page naval doctrine outlining …

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Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM) billionaire Scott Farquhar's bid for Genex Energy (ASX: GNX) falls over

Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM) billionaire Scott Farquhar’s bid for Genex Energy (ASX: GNX) falls over

Australian energy company Genex Power has rejected a proposed $300 million takeover offer from a consortium led by Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment firm, but says it remains open to a revised proposal. ASX-listed Genex Power, which has $1 billion of renewable energy assets across Australia, told the market on Monday the 23¢ a …

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