• Australian government tries to explain ‘it’s OK to be white’ vote
Australian government tries to explain ‘it’s OK to be white’ vote

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and his cabinet colleagues Michaelia Cash, Simon Birmingham, Mitch Fifield, Matt Canavan and Bridget McKenzie all voted in favour. Below is a list of the senators who voted in favour of the motion. But during the Senate debate, Liberal senator Anne Ruston made a one-line statement about deploring racism ...

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  • Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed
Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed

In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said Trump's statement was protected speech under the First Amendment. Fox, who has written a book on the Trump family, pointed out that the president's involvement of Eric in the Daniels affair was a stunning move - one that shows a callousness and a disregard for his son's w...

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  • China says U.S. arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs
China says U.S. arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs

Naming China a currency manipulator would set off bilateral talks required under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 -intended to encourage China to adopt policies to correct undervaluation. Industry experts are predicting that assets from emerging markets will be bouncing back in 2019 as tensions from the trade war between...

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  • For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship
For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

Later Monday afternoon, Trump and Melania visited a Red Cross center and spoke with state and local officials in Warner Robins, Georgia. At least 18 people have died, and more than 1,500 are informally missing as a result of Hurricane Michael , which made landfall in the Florida panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, carrying sustained ...

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  • Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault
Woman apologises for accusing 9-year-old of sexual assault

Teresa Klein, now known as "Cornerstore Caroline" on the internet, loudly accused a 9-year-old boy of grabbing her behind. Her reaction following the alleged incident was filmed by a local and captured by CCTV footage which eventually surfaced online and disproved her claims of harassment.

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  • John Oliver Grapples With WWE Plans For Saudi Arabia
John Oliver Grapples With WWE Plans For Saudi Arabia "Crown Jewel" Event

Some of the company's biggest stars are slated to be there - including former UFC champion Brock Lesnar, current Universal champ Roman Reigns and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, who is coming out of retirement. Oliver, specifically, called out Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - also known as MBS - for attempting to paint a portrait of a m...

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  • Trump Says 'Rogue Killers' May Be Behind Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance
Trump Says 'Rogue Killers' May Be Behind Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance

US President Donald Trump earlier Monday said he had spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman who strongly denied the kingdom's involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance. Mr Khashoggi was once an adviser to the Saudi royal family, but fell sharply out of favour with the Saudi government and went into self-imposed exile.

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  • US Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' releases DNA test
US Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' releases DNA test

The results, as shared with The Boston Globe , reportedly reveal "strong evidence" the MA senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. "She used the fact that she was Native American to advance her career", Trump has said. Bustamante responds, "The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in ...

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  • German police free hostage, injure suspect in train station
German police free hostage, injure suspect in train station

There are unconfirmed reports that some shots were fired. Cologne train station has been cleared of passengers with local police reporting a hostage situation underway nearby. The hostage-taker also suffered injuries, a police spokesperson said, adding that the man's motives were not yet known. German railroad operator Deutsche Bahn said al...

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  • UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks
UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks

May's former foreign minister, Boris Johnson , the figurehead of Britain's Brexit campaign and one of the bookmakers' favorites to replace May, was equally critical. Raab's predecessor, David Davis, wrote in the Sunday Times that May's plans for continued close economic ties with the European Union even after Britain leaves the bloc is "comple...

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  • Trump congratulates Princess Eugenie on wedding
Trump congratulates Princess Eugenie on wedding

Princess Beatrice was there with her parents Sarah, Duchess of York, and the Duke of York, while Mr Brooksbank's parents, Nicola and George Brooksbank, were also present. The photos were captured by British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall , who photographed the princess when she appeared in Harper's Bazaar US in 2016.

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  • British man shot dead by hunter in the French Alps
British man shot dead by hunter in the French Alps

The Briton was wearing brightly-coloured clothing and was easily identifiable, according to one source. Mr Sutton (left) was shot by a 22-year-old hunter who taken to hospital suffering severe shock. The Brit's death is the latest in series of shooting tragedies involved popele being killed of severely wounded during France's hunting season, wh...

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  • 7 climbers killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps through Nepal base camp
7 climbers killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps through Nepal base camp

They were led by Kim Chang-ho (49), a veteran climber who had reached all 148,000-m Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen. Yu was reportedly in charge of the team's climbing equipment, and Im was a filmmaker who had specialized in documentaries on mountain climbers.

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  • Newlywed Princess Eugenie stuns in reception dress
Newlywed Princess Eugenie stuns in reception dress

As it's hard to see the brooch in this picture, we're hoping the Palace releases another photo of Eugenie where it is in frame. While the arrivals and the ceremony gave royal fans everywhere a lot of attractive, romantic eye candy to ogle at, the pictures we were all really waiting for were Eugenie and Jack's official royal wedding portraits...

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  • Theresa May verging closer to Brexit deal but is facing cabinet resignations
Theresa May verging closer to Brexit deal but is facing cabinet resignations

They are insisting any arrangement that would see the United Kingdom remain part of the customs union after the Brexit transition period ends in December 2020 until a permanent trade deal can be thrashed out must be strictly time-limited - something the EU has been resisting.

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  • RUDY ON FIRE: Giuliani SLAMS Hillary for 'Obstruction, Destruction, Incivility'
RUDY ON FIRE: Giuliani SLAMS Hillary for 'Obstruction, Destruction, Incivility'

Ford, but women who are speaking out", Clinton told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing", Trump said at the 2016 news conference, referring to emails Clinton had deleted from her private account.

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  • US Music Modernization Act signed into law
US Music Modernization Act signed into law

He was joined by singer Kid Rock , Mike Love of the Beach Boys, singer Sam Moore and the Christian group MercyMe. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow and Recording Industry Association of America President Mitch Glazier, along with other music industry leaders are expected to attend.

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  • Hurricane Leslie Churns Toward Portugal And Spain
Hurricane Leslie Churns Toward Portugal And Spain

Due to the severity of the storm, responders did not get to the home until the overnight hours. Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, called Mexico Beach, which has a population of about 1,200, "ground zero" for the hurricane damage.

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  • Wuerl out as DC Archbishop … soon
Wuerl out as DC Archbishop … soon

In the report, Wuerl was accused of covering up sex abuse and misconduct during his tenure as Bishop of Pittsburgh. Before the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released in mid-August, the book on Donald Wuerl would have been that he was among the most influential churchmen in American Catholicism over the last fifty years, and arguably the si...

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  • Princess Eugenie Marries Jack Brooksbank In Fairytale Wedding in Windsor, England
Princess Eugenie Marries Jack Brooksbank In Fairytale Wedding in Windsor, England

Her Maid of Honor Princess Beatrice beamed as she looked on sweetly at her sister and best friend. If you didn't know, Eugenie had surgery at 12 to correct scoliosis, and wanted her scars to be visible. Later, Jack drove Eugenie away from Windsor Castle in style, wowing his new bride with a silver DB10 Aston Martin sports vehicle. Meanwhi...

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  • With deal on judges, Senate goes home for the elections
With deal on judges, Senate goes home for the elections

The court, a 68-year-old institution that has been responsible for a lot of modernisation of Indian society, is occasionally accused of corruption, but rarely accused of partisanship. Twelve of those states favored Trump in 2016 and nine of those seats are held by Democrats. Registered voters say Kavanaugh's confirmation makes them more apt to su...

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  • New members of UN Human Rights' Council criticised
New members of UN Human Rights' Council criticised

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley criticized the U.N. Friday after its General Assembly elected new members to the controversial Human Rights Council - including countries with poor human rights records. Countries can be elected for only two consecutive terms and India took a year's break when its term ended in 2017. Such votes make ...

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  • Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home
Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home

At a press conference , Detroit Police Department Lt. Brian Bowser said renovation inspectors called 911 as soon as they found the box and casket. The charges are for receiving more than $21,000 in prepayments by no less than 13 people who had signed agreements for future funeral services, but failing to register for a new license to do so, rep...

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  • Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border: health ministry
Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border: health ministry

They also seek the right to return to lands that Palestinians fled or were driven from upon Israel's founding in 1948. One Israeli soldier has been killed over the same period. "Israel will not put up with the situation in which, on the one hand, fuel tank trucks can access Gaza, and on the other, terror and violence are carried out against t...

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  • Dead in Andhra's Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram; Power, Communication Hit in Both Di
Dead in Andhra's Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram; Power, Communication Hit in Both Di

The cyclone also uprooted several trees, electricity poles and communication towers, disrupting normal life. "The storm has caused heavy to very heavy rainfall in some districts of Odisha, damage to houses, street lights and roadblocks due to fallen trees", said Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi.

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  • Hunt on as Tanzanian billionaire Mohamed Dewji abducted in Dar
Hunt on as Tanzanian billionaire Mohamed Dewji abducted in Dar

An Uber driver who was dropping a passenger at the hotel at the time of the abduction described events to Tanzania's The Citizen ... Adding to the confusion, the city's police chief, Lazaro Mambosasa, was widely reported as saying that Mr Dewji had been rescued, only to retract the claim later, saying he was misquoted.

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  • South Korea Defers to Trump on Keeping North Korea Sanctions
South Korea Defers to Trump on Keeping North Korea Sanctions

As for Japan's motive for hosting the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the daily said Japan is likely seeking to avoid being kept from being involved in intensifying dialogue regarding the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Save Malaysians on death row elsewhere too, says rights group
Save Malaysians on death row elsewhere too, says rights group

Malaysia's Cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, in a decision hailed by rights groups. More than 1,200 people are on death row in Malaysia. "The death penalty will also be imposed on those convicted of premeditated murder", the party says in its Safety and Security policy. There are no jury trials i...

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  • Israeli help reportedly sought in '16 race
Israeli help reportedly sought in '16 race

Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Clinton and people close to her". And as we now know, political data firm Cambridge Analytica also aided the Trump campaign with information from more than 50 million Facebook users.

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  • Storm Callum to BATTER Glasgow with heavy rain and strong winds
Storm Callum to BATTER Glasgow with heavy rain and strong winds

There will be occasionally strong southeasterly winds, which will then ease. Wicklow is one of the coastal counties that has been issued with an orange weather warning ahead of Storm Callum and residents are being asked to exercise caution as the storm advances.

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