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Global New PM Morrison fixes nothing for Australia
Author: 0 New PM Morrison fixes nothing for Australia

You deserve better than numerous things our Federal Parliament has served up to you for the past 10 years", wrote Nationals MP Darren Chester, whose party is in a coalition with the Liberals. Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt, whose personal popularity is key to the Government holding its most marginal WA seat of Hasluck, would have reconsidered his position if Mr Dutton became prime minister, because he boycotted the 2008 apology to the Stolen Generation.

Global New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet
Author: 0 New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet

Scott Morrison has offered Tony Abbott a new role as special envoy to the Prime Minister in indigenous affairs - but whether he accepts it is another question. But Mr Abbott remained coy, responding: "I have a fair dinkum job, to be the member for Warringah". Danielle Blain, a key Bishop ally and fundraiser for the WA Liberals, said Ms Bishop would be remembered as one of the most significant ministers to come from this State.

Global Trade war, day 49: Headed toward economic ‘disengagement’?
Author: 0 Trade war, day 49: Headed toward economic ‘disengagement’?

China's Commerce Ministry said Washington was "remaining obstinate" by implementing the latest tariffs, which kicked in on both sides as scheduled at 12:01 p.m.in Beijing (12:01 a.m. The trade war between rival economic powerhouses has escalated despite the meeting between United States and Chinese officials on Wednesday in Washington for a futile attempt to avert further economic clashes.

Global Tunnel found in Arizona KFC restaurant used to smuggle illegal drugs
Author: 0 Tunnel found in Arizona KFC restaurant used to smuggle illegal drugs

Authorities claim that the fentanyl alone could provide three million doses. Ivan Lopez, who previously ran a Kentucky Fried Chicken eatery in San Luis, Ariz., was arrested August 13 when authorities pulled him over and discovered Lopez had stashed a slew of drugs in his truck, AZFamily.com reported.

Global Leah Barkoukis - Hunter Denies Abusing Campaign Funds
Author: 0 Leah Barkoukis - Hunter Denies Abusing Campaign Funds

During his Fox appearance, Hunter argued that numerous trips in question were political fundraisers. After a fundraising fishing trip in Point Loma Wednesday, Hunter told FOX 5 that the charges against him were unfounded and politically motivated.

Global Chamisa chooses peace as Zimbabweans react to ConCourt verdict
Author: 0 Chamisa chooses peace as Zimbabweans react to ConCourt verdict

But those assertions were too "general" and unsupported by specific "sufficient and credible evidence", Chief Justice Luke Malaba said Friday, noting Chamisa and his attorneys should have opened up the ballot boxes to compare those votes to the official results.

Global Pope voices outrage at 'repugnant' clergy abuse
Author: 0 Pope voices outrage at 'repugnant' clergy abuse

Lisa Breslin, an Irish activist who started a campaign called "Say Nope to the Pope", told NPR , "We're at a crucial time in Ireland". "There can only be zero tolerance for those who abuse children or facilitate that abuse", Varadkar said.

Global Trump's claim on South African farms off mark
Author: 0 Trump's claim on South African farms off mark

In July, South Africa announced that it would move forward with plans in parliament for a possible constitutional amendment to recover land from white farmers without compensation, BBC reported . "People are not being targeted due to their race, but because they are vulnerable and isolated on the farms", said Gareth Newham, head of the crime and justice program at the Institute for Security Studies in the capital, Pretoria.

Global Trump Says He 'Will Stay Uninvolved' After Slamming Sessions, Justice Department
Author: 0 Trump Says He 'Will Stay Uninvolved' After Slamming Sessions, Justice Department

But jurors were unable to reach a verdict on 10 charges, and Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts. Kevin Downing, a lawyer for Mr. Manafort, said his client was "evaluating all of his options at this point". These included five counts of making false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud and one of failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts.

Global The problem with Trump’s tweet about South Africa
Author: 0 The problem with Trump’s tweet about South Africa

The news channel likened the situation in South africa to the violent land grab done by Robert Mugabe in neighbouring Zimbabwe . US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked his secretary of state to look into land expropriation and the killing of farmers in South Africa.

Global In setback for Trump, Manafort and Cohen found guilty
Author: 0 In setback for Trump, Manafort and Cohen found guilty

Trump, who was traveling from Washington , D.C., to Charleston, W.V., for a rally, boarded Air Force One about 10 minutes before the Manafort verdict was reported by news networks. But they also told jurors that bank chairman Stephen Calk pushed through the loans anyway because he wanted Manafort to help him become secretary of the Army or secure another high-level government post.

Global India rejects UAE govt's $100 million flood disaster fund offer
Author: 0 India rejects UAE govt's $100 million flood disaster fund offer

Chief Justice Rajendra Menon as well as the puisne Judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to make voluntary contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund created for the Kerala floods relief. A number of countries have offered aid to help rebuild a rain-battered Kerala, totalling around Rs 740 crore, but India has politely declined all offers.

Global Hawaii Under State of Emergency as Category 4 Hurricane Approaches
Author: 0 Hawaii Under State of Emergency as Category 4 Hurricane Approaches

Excessive rainfall could fall in amounts greater than 30 inches, which could produce life threatening floods and landslides. Right now, the center of Lane is about 230 miles south-southwest of the Big Island's Kona Coast or about 335 miles south of Honolulu, moving northwestward, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Global Saudi Arabia introduces 'nap pods' for those performing Hajj
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia introduces 'nap pods' for those performing Hajj

The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims will celebrate all over the world on Eid al-Adha or Festival of the Sacrifice, which is one of Islam's two major festivals and involves the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep, goat or cow.

Global On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for peace among faiths
Author: 0 On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for peace among faiths

Festival dates are determined by the sighting of the moon and the lunar calendar. "Muslims use Eid el-Kabir to celebrate Prophet Ibrahim's complete obedience to the will of Allah and as a reminder of our own willingness to make sacrifices in obedience to Allah".

Global British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship
Author: 0 British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship

Dolores Brenko Skerjanc of the Croatian port authority told state broadcaster HRT that the Adriatic Sea is warm in the summer and that it contributed to the survival. She was taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Pula for a health check. He added: 'We were extremely happy for saving a human life'. The military used a PC-9 aircraft and a patrol boat that was less than a mile from the ship when the woman was reported missing.

Global Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz
Author: 0 Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

Zabiullah Mojahid, a Taliban spokesman, told CNN the insurgent group had received reports that there were Afghan security forces among the passengers and they stopped the buses to investigate. Anticipation had been mounting ahead of Ghani's speech following mixed signals from the presidential palace over whether the government would offer a fresh ceasefire, following a brief truce earlier this year.

Global In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman
Author: 0 In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"

Candidates of color, she said, were "rejected over and over". Trump has hotly denied that such a tape exists, and said on Twitter this week that he does not " have that word in my vocabulary ". 'It was such a vulgar slur. Amid the fray, Melania Trump stayed out of sight and beyond the scope of cameras - so it's impossible to say which designers she wore this week.

Global 724,649 people in relief camps: Kerala CM
Author: 0 724,649 people in relief camps: Kerala CM

Kerala, which usually receives high rainfall, has seen over 250 percent more rain than normal between August 8 and August 15, causing the state authorities to release water from 35 dangerously full dams, sending a surge into its main river.

Global Federal Judge Denies CNN Request To Dox Jurors In Manafort Trial
Author: 0 Federal Judge Denies CNN Request To Dox Jurors In Manafort Trial

Ellis made the surprising statement about the threats during a hearing at which a consortium of news organizations pressed for the release of the jurors' names, along with other documents sealed during the trial. "I think it's a very sad day for our country", Trump said Friday. "I'm going to do that, maybe five minutes before", Ellis said Friday afternoon, shortly before dismissing the jurors.

Global Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller
Author: 0 Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller

The thesis of the New York Times story is that Mr. McGahn cooperated in a way that could hurt Donald Trump in order to protect himself and because he doesn't trust the President. A White House speechwriter who spoke at a 2016 conference "frequented" by white nationalists no longer holds that position, CNN reported Sunday . "Rigged Witch Hunt!" Trump wrote on Twitter .

Global China 'likely training for strikes' on US targets
Author: 0 China 'likely training for strikes' on US targets

China's military budget is expected to expand to $240bn over the next 10 years, according to the assessment. The "Annual Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China" focuses on Chinese military developments over the past year.

Global How many people have been displaced by Kerala floods?
Author: 0 How many people have been displaced by Kerala floods?

More than 324 people have died in just over a week as the southern state experiences its worst flooding in a century, with rainfall in some areas well over double that of a typical monsoon season. During the current monsoon, Kerala has been hit with over a third more rain than average, according to India's weather office. Helicopters have also been dropping emergency food and water supplies, while special trains carrying drinking water have been sent to Kerala.

Global No tsunami threat after 7.9 magnitude natural disaster near Fiji
Author: 0 No tsunami threat after 7.9 magnitude natural disaster near Fiji

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake, which was centered in the northeast of the tourist island, at magnitude 6.3 with a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). The economic toll of the quake - including its impact to buildings, infrastructure and productivity - has been estimated to be at least five trillion rupiah ($348 million).

Global Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance
Author: 0 Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance

Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from "arbitrarily revoking security clearances". In an opinion piece in The New York Times , former CIA Director John Brennan said Trump's decision, announced Wednesday, to deny him access to classified information was a desperate attempt to end Mueller's investigation.

Global Kabul attack death toll revised down to 34
Author: 0 Kabul attack death toll revised down to 34

The UNs special envoy to Afghanistan , Tadamichi Yamamoto, said: "Reports indicate that the death toll in Ghazni is high, including government forces, Taliban fighters and civilians". 15, 2018. Meanwhile, a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan late on Tuesday night killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen, officials said.

Global Islamic State claims Kabul's latest deadly attacks
Author: 0 Islamic State claims Kabul's latest deadly attacks

As family members and relatives were burying the victims in a mass grave on a hill overlooking Kabul , a group of armed men launched an attack on a training facility used by the country's intelligence agency in a different part of the city.

Global Judge in trial of Donald Trump's former aide says he received threats
Author: 0 Judge in trial of Donald Trump's former aide says he received threats

Prosecutors accused Manafort, 69, of hiding from USA tax authorities $16 million in money he earned as a political consultant for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine to fund an opulent lifestyle and then lying to banks to secure $20 million in loans after his Ukrainian income dried up and he needed cash.

Global Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93
Author: 0 Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

He further said that by creating peace between the two countries, "we can truly recognise the service of Vajpayee ". Vajpayee served as prime minister three times between 1996 and 2004 and was instrumental in making India a global nuclear power.

Global Defense rests in Paul Manafort trial; closing arguments Wednesday
Author: 0 Defense rests in Paul Manafort trial; closing arguments Wednesday

Brenann is an executive at Federal Savings Bank, which extended $16 million in loans to Manafort on his Hamptons estate and a Brooklyn brownstone house in late 2016 and early 2017. Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing said Manafort's legal team chose not to mount a defense because USA prosecutors had not met the legal bar needed to prove their case.

Global Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Odisha Govt declares holiday tomorrow
Author: 0 Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Odisha Govt declares holiday tomorrow

FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (C) looks at a gift named "Portrait of the Qing Emperor Qianlong Reviewing" given to him by the Forbidden City in Beijing, China June 24, 2003. Mr Advani, whose Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya in 1990s gave huge electoral dividends to the BJP, announced Vajpayee as the prime ministerial candidate of his party in 1995.

Global President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Authorization Bill
Author: 0 President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

He said with the new budget for 2019, the USA will make a critical investment in nuclear weapons. " President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin". Arizona politics headed eastward to New York's North Country on Monday, as President Donald Trump signed a Pentagon policy bill there named after one of his frequent nemeses, Republican John McCain , who went unmentioned by the president, and singled out for praise a woman seeking to become McCain's Senate ...

Global Colorado Man Charged With Murder After Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters Go Missing
Author: 0 Colorado Man Charged With Murder After Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters Go Missing

Chris Watts has been charged with three counts each of first degree murder and tampering with evidence, reports CBS Denver . Police did say they found the bodies near where they found Shanann Watts' . Watts continued: "I just want everybody to just come home". Watts' friend told KDVR she called police on Monday and walked through the house with officers as they did a welfare check.

Global Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
Author: 0 Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

In an interview on CNN's "New Day" Thursday, Clapper called Trump's drawn connection from the Russian Federation investigation to revoking Brennan's clearance a "candid admission" and "very disturbing". Writing in an article for the New York Times published on Thursday , Brennan hit back after being stripped of his security clearance by the White House the previous day citing "erratic conduct and behavior".

Global Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'
Author: 0 Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'

On the new tape, Lara Trump says: "It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you've got in the back pocket to pull out". Despite her impeccable image, we have always suspected that Ivanka Trump is not as indifferent to the scandals that envelope her father's presidency as she seems.

Global Plane crashes into house; pilot dies
Author: 0 Plane crashes into house; pilot dies

The wife and boy escaped safely, but the pilot, 47-year-old Duane Youd , did not survive. "Obviously they were very shook up over what had happened but they weren't physically injured". From there, he set off for nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, commandeered a plane and took off for home. "We don't know what his ultimate goal was, whether he meant to hit it low like he did or whether he meant to hit it higher", Sandoval said, adding that the incident "could have been so much worse ...

Global Kochi airport closure affects thousands of Qatar-based passengers
Author: 0 Kochi airport closure affects thousands of Qatar-based passengers

Sathasivam and informed him of the situation. The famed tourist destination in Munnar has been closed for traffic, following flooding at the Old Munnar town. "We chose to take this step because since last night dams like Idukki, Mullaperiyar, Idamalayar have opened their shutters". The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened last evening to release excess water.

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