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    Solomon Islands discussed $US100 billion loan from Chinese businessman, according to leaked letters
     21 February 2020
    Documents leaked to the ABC reveal Solomon Islands Finance Minister Harry Kuma discussed a $US100 billion loan from a Chinese businessman — an amount of money almost 77 times the Pacific nation's GDP.
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    From booted brands to stories of survival, see if you can ace this week's news quiz
    21 Feb: It's been a huge week of news stories big and small. How many do you remember? Test that memory in our news quiz.... more
    Donald Trump went on a clemency spree this week. Will he go one step further and pardon Roger Stone?
    21 Feb: If Donald Trump decides to free Roger Stone, his act of seemingly random kindness in pardoning a slew of criminals will look more like an attempted smokescreen than a coincidence, writes David Lipson.... more
    China cleans bank notes in bid to limit coronavirus COVID-19 spread
    21 Feb: Cash transfers between banks in areas seriously affected by the coronavirus are suspended and notes received by banks are being sterilised before being given back to customers.... more
    $9 million debt to Google highlights lack of transparency around Australian political advertising
    21 Feb: Election experts estimate the figure is likely to represent only a small portion of what was spent by political parties on digital advertising in the last election.... more
    Peter Green still part of Fleetwood Mac's fibre, five decades after walking away from fame
    21 Feb: Without Peter Green, there would be no Fleetwood Mac. The renowned guitarist led the band to new rock heights, before virtually disappearing from public life. The question is, could he be about to make a return?... more
    Indonesia could force LGBT people into rehabilitation under draft 'family resilience' law
    21 Feb: While homosexuality is not illegal, Indonesia's LGBT community has been increasingly targeted by authorities and vigilante groups in recent years amid rising religious conservatism.... more
    Bumblebees can create mental imagery, a 'building block of consciousness', study suggests
    21 Feb: Researchers have conducted experiments to prove that bees are capable of forming mental imagery, a skill that is considered a "building block" of consciousness.... more
    Man arrested after stabbing attack at mosque in central London
    21 Feb: Police were called to London Central Mosque at Regent's Park after a stabbing attack during afternoon prayers.... more
    Celeste Barber's bushfire fundraiser raised millions — here's what's happening with that money
    21 Feb: The Australian comedian's bushfire appeal attracted more than $51 million in donations, but distributing that money isn't as simple as clicking "donate".... more

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     Today's News

    Chiefs coach Warren Gatland's got one message for returning winger Sam McNicol - don't over think it 17:37

    Mahe Drysdale admits there's a concern among some positives from his third placed finish in the single sculls at rowing's national championships on Lake Karapiro 17:37

    Harrison Ford thinks "good fortune" has played a major part in his success 17:29

    Accident and Emergency:
    The search for a teenager missing in the water at Waihi Beach will be suspended overnight and will resume in the morning 17:27

    Ross Taylor's arrived at the crease in his 100th cricket test to a standing ovation 17:27

    Tom Holland has dreamed of becoming "[his] generation's Marty McFly" 16:59

    White Ferns captain Sophie Devine's welcoming her nerves at the Twenty20 World Cup 16:57

    Chris Pratt thinks it's "okay to feel vulnerable" 16:29

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly remain in talks over whether they'll be able to retain their Sussex Royal brand 15:59

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