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Shades of Lennon, frozen zoo treats, and brightening people’s day with flowers…

One for the Beatles fans out there: A pair of John Lennon-style round, blue-tinted sunnies are set to be auctioned next week in the UK. Lennon gave the shades to a man who visited Abbey Road Studios back in 1968, and could fetch around $5,800. That’s what I want…

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Reckon you the price tag on Indian couple Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding celebrations? Have a crack at the Squiz Quiz.

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23 July 2024

9.00am (AEST) – The first public hearing of a parliamentary inquiry into amending the Criminal Code in relation to the circulation of deepfake sexual material – Canberra

9.00am (AEST) – Queensland Government estimates hearings (until 1 August) – Brisbane

NSW and ACT back to school for Term 3

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu lands in Washington DC to meet with US President Joe Biden

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