Archive for May, 2016

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

May 31, 2016 7:30 pm
UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP) Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting near the Turkish border. A joint statement from the Resident and Humanitarian […]

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Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton aide calls Donald Trump a ‘demented, pig demon’

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Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton aide calls Donald Trump a ‘demented, pig demon’

A former aide to Hilary Clinton has described Donald Trump as a ‘vulgar, demented, pig demon’ who only appeals to ’emasculated’ middle-aged men. Donald Trump is a ‘vulgar, demented, pig demon’ who only appeals to ’emasculated’ middle-aged men, the former innovation adviser to Hillary Clinton has said. Alec Ross, who […]

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Donald Trump addresses largest gathering of bikers on Memorial Day

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Donald Trump addresses largest gathering of bikers on Memorial Day

Motorcyclists ride their bikes during the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. (AFP) Thousands of motorcyclists hit the streets of the US capital to celebrate the Memorial Day, from which Americans are apparently becoming estranged increasingly, with Donald […]

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Triple murder shocks quiet neighbourhood

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Triple murder shocks quiet neighbourhood

Yvette Rigney-Wilson from Adelaide who was found dead with her two young children. Picture supplied via Facebook Three men met police at the farmhouse, an ordinary brown brick-and-tile home. And inside the home there were three more people – all dead. The victims were Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson, 29, and two […]

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The family of 27, a $14.8m lawsuit and a town torn apart

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The family of 27, a $14.8m lawsuit and a town torn apart

Shelly and Tim McDaniel, back row, right, are seen with some of their adopted children. Photo / Washington Post The first child they adopted was a 2-year-old from the Marshall Islands who had rotten teeth and a large abscess covering the side of his face. At the time, the family […]

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Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

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Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

A group of extremists allegedly stormed into a Georgian vegan joint called Kiwi Cafe and began hurling grilled meat, sausages and fish. The cafe in the Georgian capital of Tblisi was screening English-language episodes of Rick and Morty when a group of about 15 men allegedly stormed in with the […]

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Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

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Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

Alan Pulido, left, stands next to Tamaulipas State Governor Egidio Torre Cantu after Pulido was rescued from kidnappers. Photo / AP About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man’s […]

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Jurassic Park: Dinosaur-like alligator become a tourist attraction at a Florida golf course

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Jurassic Park: Dinosaur-like alligator become a tourist attraction at a Florida golf course

Charles Helms was able to get a video of a dinosaur-like alligator casually strolling across the green. Photo Facebook Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend. While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek […]

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Tony Blair indicates he won’t accept Iraq war inquiry verdict

May 30, 2016 9:30 am
Tony Blair indicates he won’t accept Iraq war inquiry verdict

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has indicated that he will not accept the verdict of the upcoming Iraq war inquiry report if it accuses him of committing London to invading the Arab country before he told parliament. Sir John Chilcot, a former British […]

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Tories rip Cameron’s migration policies in scathing letter

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Tories rip Cameron’s migration policies in scathing letter

British Prime Minister David Cameron (AFP photo) British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire from the senior members of his own party over the government’s failure to reduce migration into the UK, amid fierce debates over the country’s future in the European Union (EU). In a scathing open […]

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Mexican Football star kidnapped

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Mexican Football star kidnapped

Mexican football star Alan Pulido, seen here in the last World Cup, is believed to have been kidnapped on Saturday night. Authorities in Mexico are searching for football star Alan Pulido, who was abducted early Sunday in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. Pulido, who had returned to his […]

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Family of slain Taliban chief’s driver presses charges

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Family of slain Taliban chief’s driver presses charges

The new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. Photo / AP The brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban’s slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials. Mansour was travelling by car […]

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Undocumented immigrants treated better than veterans: Donald Trump

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Undocumented immigrants treated better than veterans: Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. (AFP photo) Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says that undocumented immigrants in the US have been treated better than […]

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US CIA think Facebook is posing greater privacy risks than governments: Hayden

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US CIA think Facebook is posing greater privacy risks than governments: Hayden

Former CIA Director retired General Michael Hayden (AFP photo) The social networking website Facebook has surpassed governments in terms of posing privacy challenges, says a former director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retired General Michael Hayden made the remarks while addressing the Hay festival in Wales on Sunday. When […]

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Internal Trump University records must be released, federal judge rules

May 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Internal Trump University records must be released, federal judge rules

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including “playbooks” that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge […]

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