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Prince Philip’s death: UK in mourning amid pandemic lockdown

Prince Philip’s death: UK in mourning amid pandemic lockdown

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire and Europe correspondent Bevan Shields discuss how Britain is combining national mourning with COVID restrictions.

  • by Tory Maguire

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Fallen idol: Record $3.6b fine the latest blow dealt to Jack Ma

Once seemingly untouchable, Alibaba founder Jack Ma has endured a tumultuous run that saw his e-commerce giant hit with a record fine, resolving one key uncertainty even as others persist for himself and his business empire.

  • by Tony Munroe
Tensions remain as Harry returns for Philip’s funeral
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Royal family

Tensions remain as Harry returns for Philip’s funeral

The Duke of Sussex’s return to fold for final farewell to Prince Philip offers a chance for reconciliation after the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

  • by Camilla Tominey
Maguire not the problem: Brooks in cross-hairs as Tigers ask ‘where to now?’
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NRL 2021

Maguire not the problem: Brooks in cross-hairs as Tigers ask ‘where to now?’

If the Tigers believed sacking the coach would fix their problems they would not hesitate in terminating him. Instead attention has turned to Luke Brooks.

  • by Michael Chammas
Jamie Kah proves without peer as ‘touch’ rider in Doncaster triumph

Jamie Kah proves without peer as ‘touch’ rider in Doncaster triumph

The Jamie Kah push on Saturday transformed Cascadian into a winner at Royal Randwick’s Doncaster after a 377-day losing streak.

  • by Max Presnell
Trbojevic asked to be fined for sprint session
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NRL 2021

Trbojevic asked to be fined for sprint session

The Sea Eagles star was embarrassed by his actions that fateful night on the Corso - and has been quietly working to make it up to everyone at the club ever since.

  • by Danny Weidler
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Out of the shadows: Will James Merlino be our next premier?

Out of the shadows: Will James Merlino be our next premier?

MPs on Spring Street have started succession planning should Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ injuries prevent him from returning to Treasury Place.

  • by Annika Smethurst
The end of an enduring love story is what makes Prince Philip’s death so poignant
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The end of an enduring love story is what makes Prince Philip’s death so poignant

After seven decades of tireless service, the pandemic meant the Queen and Prince Philip were able to spend his final year together at home.

  • by Bevan Shields
Serious hurdles stand in the way of a quick solution for Australia’s vaccine rollout

Serious hurdles stand in the way of a quick solution for Australia’s vaccine rollout

Demand for Pfizer is so hot worldwide that the drug giant won’t be able to dispatch the extra 20 million doses until the final quarter of this year.

  • by Bevan Shields
‘It’s time for people to stop sitting on their hands’: A solution to Indigenous deaths in custody is urgently needed

‘It’s time for people to stop sitting on their hands’: A solution to Indigenous deaths in custody is urgently needed

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper talks to Gamilaroi women Brooke Boney about the complex and sensitive issue of Indigenous deaths in custody.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Australia is hostage to a global vaccine shortage

Australia is hostage to a global vaccine shortage

The PM pretended for too long that everything was going more smoothly than it was. The pressure is on to prove the doubters wrong because the slower the vaccine rollout, the slower the recovery.

  • by David Crowe