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Following the leadership spill last week, Labor has moved well ahead in the latest Newspoll published in The Australian. The opposition 12 points ahead of the Coalition in the two-party preferred vote, with Labor on 56% and the Coalition on 44%.

Four people have been killed and 10 injured at a video game tournement in Florida. A crowd had gathered to watch the video game Madden in a shopping mall in the city of Jacksonville.

Rainfall over the weekend has eased some of the pressure on farmers in New South Wales, but the Bureau of Meteorology has said that another four or five similar events would need to occur to end the drought.

A recent survey of thousands of lottery winners in Sweden has found that money leads to a more satisfying life. Lottery winners were found by researchers to be more satisfied with their life than lottery losers, and bigger winners were even more satisfied.

Bella has been found to be the most popular dog name in South Australia according to a new state government database. Molly, Charlie, Max and Ruby round out the top five dog names.

Published on: Monday, August 27, 2018

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