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  1. ASX tumbles 1.6 per cent after US-China trade war escalates

    The Australian share market plummets by more than 100 points in early trade after the United States and China ramped up their trade war over the weekend.

  2. Boris Johnson goes for a morning swim and comes back with a Brexit metaphor

    The UK Prime Minister returns from an early morning dip in the Atlantic Ocean invigorated about delivering Brexit, despite also injecting doubt by saying hopes for a deal before the October deadline are "touch and go".

  3. Elevated levels of microscopic dust leave residents concerned

    High levels of dust in a central Queensland town have been attributed to lower-than-average rainfall, but residents say more needs to be done to ensure it isn't coming from nearby mining operations.

  4. Likelihood of survival low for man buried under collapsed wall at NT's Bootu Creek mine

    Authorities are trying to find a 59-year-old man buried under soil and rock after a wall collapsed at a manganese mine in the central Northern Territory.

  5. Squabbles break out over environment and 'niche' issues at G7 summit

    Two US officials say Donald Trump's delegation has been irked by Emmanuel Macron's focus of the G7 meeting on "niche issues" at the expense of the global economy, as the French President sets the agenda to the environment, gender equality and education.

  6. This country music festival wants you to get naked — to 'strip away' mental health stigma

    Not many music festivals would encourage fans to get naked for their events, but the Gympie Music Muster in south-east Queensland is doing just that.

  7. Ewan McGregor confirms he's back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for new Star Wars series

    It's a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy for a new TV series airing on Disney's yet-to-launch streaming service.

  8. Brazil sends in military to battle Amazon fires as Trump offers help

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the use of the military to battle massive fires sweeping across parts of the Amazon as US President Donald Trump also offers his assistance.