• Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey results
Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey results

In the case of a no result, the issue of same-sex marriage will be ruled out of parliament for the remainder of the Coalition's term , as well as the next, should they remain in government. Dear Lifehacker, there's been a lot of coverage about the voting and enrolment deadlines for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey . No matter what the...

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  • Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake
Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

Iranian state TV said thousands of survivors had spent another night in makeshift camps or in the open. "We need help. We need everything". While visiting the region on Tuesday, a national day of mourning, President Hassan Rouhani pointed out that many privately-built homes appeared to have been spared damage.

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  • Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'
Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'

The ruling party will next month hold an extra ordinary congress to reaffirm Mugabe's candidature in next year's presidential elections and also amend the party constitution to allow for a female vice president. 'We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military...

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  • EU Ministers Sign Landmark Defense Agreement
EU Ministers Sign Landmark Defense Agreement

At that the member states retain their sovereign right to leading their own national defense. This permanent framework for defence cooperation will allow those member states willing and able to jointly develop defence capabilities, invest in shared projects, or enhance the operational readiness and contribution of their armed forces.

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  • Ardern admits she may be seen as
Ardern admits she may be seen as "an irritant" over Manus Island

Sources say about 450 men have barricaded themselves into the center and have been living without food, water, and power for over 13 days. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. New Zealand has had on the table for several years an offer to take 150 refugees from Australian-run offshore detention centres each year. "I see the human face of this an...

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  • Roy Moore allegations: Another woman accuses Republican candidate of assault
Roy Moore allegations: Another woman accuses Republican candidate of assault

A new report suggests that the Trump Administration might be looking at ways to appoint Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his old senate seat in order to quell the evolving controversy that surrounds Roy Moore . "It's his responsibility to step forward and say more and do more when it comes to the situation in Alabama", Durbin, D-Ill., said on...

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  • FBI Stats Show Rise in Hate Crimes Last Year
FBI Stats Show Rise in Hate Crimes Last Year

That's up about 5 percent from the year before. Hate crimes in the United States increased by nearly five percent in 2016, when the country registered 6,121 acts of this type, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today. In incidents where the perpetrators were identified, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that about 58% of ...

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  • At least 11 dead after boat capsizes in south India
At least 11 dead after boat capsizes in south India

All of them belonged to Ongole Walkers' Club. He announced Rs 8 lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased. According to the Newspaper, The boat with around 38 persons was heading to the Pavitra Sangamam Ferry ghat near Ibrahimpatnam.Fifteen persons were rescued by local fishermen.

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  • Moon, Xi agree to 'normalize' ties 'in all areas'
Moon, Xi agree to 'normalize' ties 'in all areas'

The two were meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in the Vietnamese city of Danang. Xi noted his meeting with the South Korean leader marked a turnaround in South Korea-China relations. President Moon attends a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council at the Furama Resort Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam on November 1...

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  • Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemeni capital
Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemeni capital

One of the missiles hit a residential area near the ministry, wounding at least eight civilians, it said. He said the strike destroyed his neighbour's house, leaving an enormous crater, and damaged others. This week, United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned the Security Council that, unless the blockade was lifted, Yemen would face "the large...

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  • Children, 2 Adults Injured in Stairwell Collapse
Children, 2 Adults Injured in Stairwell Collapse

Two adults and 21 children were taken to hospital with moderate to minor injuries, three or four of whom suffered spinal injuries when a 10-by-30-foot (about 3-by-10 meters) wooden platform fell down on them, San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Wright said.

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  • President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un
President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

In a statement lashing out at Trump on Saturday , North Korea also referred to him as a "dotard", a word meaning a very old person, and one the reclusive nation has used on him in the past. Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tension over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs as North Korea races toward its...

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  • Magnitude 7.3 quake hits Iraq, Iran
Magnitude 7.3 quake hits Iraq, Iran

At least eight villages were damaged in Iran after the natural disaster Iran's state TV reported. "I felt like I was on a boat, I thought it was vertigo". Tremors could be felt as far away as in the UAE after a 7.3 magnitude quake struck Northern Iraq. Iraq's Meteorological Organization issued a warning on Iraqi State TV urging citizens to stay...

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  • Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet
Pacific trade deal reached but leaders won't endorse it yet

Indeed, since his arrival in Vietnam, Trudeau has said he wouldn't cave to "pressure" from others, telegraphing that Canada did not have its pen in hand heading into Danang, the site of the APEC conference. More work needs to be done for the agreement to be endorsed by leaders of the member countries at some unspecified point in the future. Arder...

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  • Yemen fired Iranian missile at Saudis
Yemen fired Iranian missile at Saudis

Washington has also called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two United Nations security Council resolutions. Remnants of the missile bore "Iranian markings", the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom's earlier allegations.

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  • Terry Crews Files Police Report After Sexual Assault Claim
Terry Crews Files Police Report After Sexual Assault Claim

Spurred by the massive Harvey Weinstein expose from the New York Times , Crews shared a story of allegedly being groped by an unnamed Hollywood executive in the hopes of shedding light on the problem. "The predator has power n influence", he claimed at the time. Crews responded, "because people have to be held accountable", and added that he i...

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  • Oklahoma woman who married mother pleads guilty to incest
Oklahoma woman who married mother pleads guilty to incest

A district judge ordered that two of those years must be served under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Patricia has pleaded not guilty to incest, and will appear in court for trial at a later date. The daughter said that her mother had convinced her at the time by saying that their marriage would be considered legal....

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  • Arctic Blast to Bring Record-Setting Cold Starting Friday
Arctic Blast to Bring Record-Setting Cold Starting Friday

That's today's expected high temperature. In New York City, Central Park dipped below its record low of 28 degrees Saturday, according to the weather service. Sunday is expected to be sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 43 degrees, according to forecasters. In Philadelphia, the record of 21 degrees still appears to have gone unbroken.

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  • Mueller investigation involves member of Congress for the first time
Mueller investigation involves member of Congress for the first time

Under the alleged proposal, Mr. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr ., were to be paid as much as $15 million for delivering Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, according to people with knowledge of discussions Mr. The group also discussed how to set free a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, Reza Zarrab. Gulen is seen as a political enemy by Tu...

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  • Three hurt in vehicle attack near Toulouse: French police
Three hurt in vehicle attack near Toulouse: French police

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man who was known to police for committing minor offences, was arrested at the scene, the sources said. Couilleau said the driver claimed he acted deliberately and was arrested. Paul, a communications student at IGS Campus, told La Depeche: "I was in class and I heard sirens". The college campus comprise...

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  • TSA Screenings Fail Up to 80 Percent of the Time, Investigation Finds
TSA Screenings Fail Up to 80 Percent of the Time, Investigation Finds

The failure rate of security test was "in the ballpark" of 80 per cent, a source close to the investigation told ABC News . Chair of Homeland Security says they are "vulnerabilities I think every member at the briefing found disturbing".

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  • Woman claims Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter with her; she was 14
Woman claims Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter with her; she was 14

According to the Post , other Republicans calling out Moore include "David Perdue of Georgia, John Thune of South Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Richard C. She told the newspaper that he later picked her up at her house and kissed her, and "on a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his...

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  • Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day of testing
Self-driving shuttle bus crashes on first day of testing

The truck driver was at fault according to city officials and so subsequently he was handed a ticket. "The autonomous shuttle was testing today when it was grazed by a delivery truck downtown", said a representative with the City of Las Vegas .

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  • Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria
Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , however, disputed this account, saying some fighting continued across the town. Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces also took part in the operation, close to the border between the two countries.

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  • Syria signs Paris climate agreement
Syria signs Paris climate agreement

Dick Durban, D-Ill., called it "embarrassing" for the US, while Sen. "As the president previously stated, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms they are more favourable for our country", the statement read. "While the White House declares war on climate science and retreats from the Paris Agreement, California is doing ...

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  • UK Cabinet minister quits over Israel meetings
UK Cabinet minister quits over Israel meetings

Before the extra meetings were revealed, Downing Street insisted the Prime Minister continued to have confidence in Patel, who is now in Africa with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, after giving her a dressing down on Monday over her trip to Israel .

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  • Danica Roem elected Virginia's first openly transgender state official
Danica Roem elected Virginia's first openly transgender state official

According to the Post , he refused to debate Roem and insisted on referring to her using male pronouns - tactics in keeping with his self-proclaimed status as the state's " chief homophobe ", but ultimately less than useful during the campaign.

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  • 26 teenaged girls from Nigeria found dead at sea. What happened?
26 teenaged girls from Nigeria found dead at sea. What happened?

The trip across the Mediterranean is deadly. The Nigerians are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered at the sea. The number who died on that route was 2,639, the IOM says. 150,982 migrants have reached European shores, namely 74% arrive on Italian territory. As a result, alternative routes have experienced an uptick of migrant f...

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  • Who is Carter Page, and why is he trending on Twitter?
Who is Carter Page, and why is he trending on Twitter?

While Page only worked on the Trump campaign for a few months, this information continues to raise serious and important questions about potential Russian collusion during the election. Here too, Page kept the campaign clued in on his plans and sent an email to the campaign flagging the speech request asking if they had any "thoughts on how you'd p...

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  • Loudoun County cyclist who flipped off President Trump's motorcade loses her job
Loudoun County cyclist who flipped off President Trump's motorcade loses her job

However, Briskman isn't convinced, especially given the fact that she wasn't wearing anything or doing anything that could have connected her back to the firm. Briskman, acknowledging that her moment of fame gave her "an opportunity... to say something", is now planning to work at an advocacy group "that she believes in".

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  • Sydney school to reopen today after two boys killed in classroom crash
Sydney school to reopen today after two boys killed in classroom crash

Maha Al-Shennag's license has been suspended after she allegedly drove into a demountable building at Banksia Road Public School at about 9.45am yesterday morning. A 52-year-old woman was driving the vehicle and police believe the crash was not intentional. Seventeen children and a female teacher were assessed on the grounds by paramedics.

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  • Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea
Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea

The president's first stops are Japan and South Korea - frontline U.S. allies in the effort to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme, and the two countries with most to fear should a full-scale conflict break out. President Trump says he expects to meet face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week on the sidelines of ...

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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Can the new trailer reclaim the record?
Fifty Shades Freed: Can the new trailer reclaim the record?

The official Fifty Shades Freed trailer and poster have been released online. The best-selling series written by E.L. James has had titillating and unintentionally hilarious results in its film incarnation. Also starring Marcia Gay Harden , Rita Ora , Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini , Fifty Shades Freed will debut in New Zealand cinemas on...

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  • Liberia Supreme Court suspends presidential run-off election
Liberia Supreme Court suspends presidential run-off election

Liberia's Supreme Court has halted the presidential run-off amid allegations of "irregularities and frauds", with just a day's notice. Boakai is accusing the president of interfering in the October election by holding private meetings with election magistrates.

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  • Syria: Truck bomb kills dozens fleeing fighting against IS
Syria: Truck bomb kills dozens fleeing fighting against IS

Gaining control of Deir Ezzor was a significant victory for the Syrian government, and followed ISIS' ousting from Raqqa, the de facto capital of the caliphate. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that more than 140 people were also injured in Sunday's attack in the suburbs of Deir Az Zor.

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