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More wild weather on the way as Sydney floods

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has warned that more wild weather is on the way, as flooding hits Sydney

One person has died following torrential rain, flash flooding, and damaging winds.

The weather crisis has forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes, with warnings more wild weather is on the way. 

The Emergency Services Minister says “this is a life-threatening emergency situation”.

In a matter of 24 hours, there have been 83 flood rescues. 

Major roads have been cut off and people are being warned to evacuate before it’s too late.

Experts say the floods have been worsened by climate change and a La Nina weather season. 

Debris can be seen strewn over a property at Camden

While the east coast low which sparked the deluge has weakened, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is still forecasting up to 120mm of rain in the harbour city.

The SES is warning residents in low-lying areas near the Hawkesbury River downstream of Wisemans Ferry, north west of Sydney, to evacuate.

Closer to the city, people in some parts of Penrith, North Richmond and Windsor have been warned they may need to leave.

It’s the third time this year many of the areas being inundated.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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