Amber Harrison received ‘significant sum’ not to speak about affair with Seven boss, court told

Counsel for Seven West Media says it was clear Harrison breached confidentiality agreement not to speak about affair with Tim Worner

Emails by Amber Harrison show the former Seven West Media employee to be a person with “huge malice, arrogance and vindictiveness”, a Sydney judge has been told.

Related: Amber Harrison drops case and agrees not to talk about affair with Seven head

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War games could inflame what they aim to prevent: conflict with China | Stuart Rollo

Australia is sleepwalking along a path of military expansion and confrontation in line with US security priorities, instead of setting our own security policies

  • Stuart Rollo is a writer focused on Asia-Pacific politics

We are now in the second week of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017. This year is the largest ever of the biennial training and interoperability exercise hosted by Australia, with more than 30,000 troops, including personnel from the United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Canada participating.

The massive set of month-long war games demonstrates Australia’s firm place within the system of US regional military dominance and alliances that has underpinned regional stability since the Vietnam war.

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US teenager survives bear attack after waking to animal ‘crunching’ on his head

Staff member at Colorado camp managed to fight off the bear after it grabbed him from his sleeping bag

A teenage staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.

The 19-year-old woke up at around 4am on Sunday to a “crunching sound” with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag as he slept outside at Glacier View Ranch 48 miles (77km) northwest of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said.

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