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Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull

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Malcolm Turnbull took over in 2008 for his first iteration as Liberal leader. More to come , I'm sure! Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is going to meet Julie Bishop in Australia. The longer Mr. Turnbull remains prime minister, the worse the government's opinion polling was likely to become, Mr. Economou said. Drum told the room that the leaking against the government and the constant division was a "f--ing disgrace" and he called on those who briefed against the government to ... Read More »

South, North Korea families reunite decades after war

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For many it will likely be the only chance they have to come face-to-face with long lost relatives. Lee Geum-seom, 92, wailed as she laid eyes upon her son, Ri Sang-chol, 71, for the first time in over 60 years, pulling him to her chest as she cried, "Sang-chol!" South Korea sees the separated families as the largest humanitarian issue created by the war, which killed and injured millions and cemented the division of the Korean Peninsula into the North and South. Read More »

Air quality advisory in place due to wildfire smoke

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A grey haze also cut visibility and disrupted air traffic in Kamloops and Kelowna over the weekend, but the website of both airports show travel has not been affected today . Thousands of BC firefighters are getting help from colleagues from other Canadian provinces as well as from fire crews from Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Read More »

Here's all you need to know about the Hajj pilgrimage

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Abraj Al-Bait (translates to "The Towers of the House") overlooks the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia . Efforts to speak with the representative of the hajj commission in Makkah, Ahmad Muhazu, was unsuccessful, as he did not pick several calls to his telephone line, just as he did not respond to text messages. Read More »

Afghan president announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

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President Ashraf Ghani called for a month-long ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha , but insurgents acted within hours of it starting. Sayed Assadullah Sadat, a Kunduz provincial council member, said earlier on August 20 that the buses "were packed with people and maybe there were army soldiers and police" among those taken hostage. Read More »

Holidaymaker found 10 hours after falling from cruise ship

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The woman, who gave only her first name, Kay, spoke to reporters shortly after her rescue ship arrived at a Croatian dock. Mr Walker, based in Miami, Florida, said he believed that the Norwegian Star , which is owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), had abandoned the search and was continuing its course to Venice when the woman was rescued. Read More »

Trump's lawyer Giuliani: Truth isn't truth

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Giuliani also said on NBC that former Trump lawyer John Dowd has said McGahn was a strong witness for the president. Giuliani demanded, mocking Todd's facial expression. "At this rate, Trump is going ton wind up behind bars, with Giuliani visiting him and saying, "Don't worry Donald, 'prison isn't prison". Trump is also calling the investigation "McCarthyism at its WORST", a reference to indiscriminate allegations made by Sen. Read More »

US Redirects Syria Funds, Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

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The Trump administration's decision should not impact funding for humanitarian assistance given to the Syrian people, according to a State Department spokesperson. "That is actually being prepared now and will come at a time of our choosing, but it's coming", McGurk, the US special presidential envoy overseeing the fight against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, told reporters. Read More »

Thousands stranded in India as deadly monsoon floods continue

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Kerala Chief Minister confirmed on Saturday that the death toll due to the floods has increased to 357. More than 150,000 people made homeless across the state have moved into some 1,300 relief camps. Kerala Chief Minister said all towns and cities hit by the floods would be cleaned on a war footing. Commercial flight operations from Kochi , hit following the closure of its global airport due to flooding, would resume tomorrow from the Naval airport to Coimbatore and Bengaluru, bringing ... Read More »

Mulvaney: 'Other Contributing Factors' Caused Cancellation of Military Parade

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After adjusting for inflation and factoring in security, transportation and other expenses, estimated costs ballooned to $ 92 million - considered the uppermost estimate . The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly. He's been planning a big parade in D.C., reportedly ever since he spent Bastille Day in France previous year. Read More »

Blacks need not apply for jobs in the Trump administration, Omarosa claims

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Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book... She has already released several secret audio recordings, including of the meeting in which she was sacked by Kelly. It has also been alleged that there are audio recordings of Trump using the racial slur, though they have yet to surface. She also doubled down on a portion of her book's epilogue asserting, "Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce him". Read More »

Jury in Paul Manafort's Case Asks Judge to Redefine 'Reasonable Doubt'

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort , Trump said the trial was "sad". The President has repeatedly called the probe a "witch hunt" that hasn't found evidence of Russian collusion with his campaign, and Trump's allies in and out of the White House say the special counsel should wrap things up. Read More »

Trump Rejects Shades of Watergate, Alleges McCarthyism in Mueller Probe

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McGahn has met with the team of special prosecutor Robert Mueller for extensive interviews, the New York Times reports . Mueller is investigating whether the president sought to obstruct justice as well as whether his campaign colluded with Russia's covert effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. Read More »

Afghan president visits key city following Taliban raid

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Most of the victims were young men and women who had recently graduated from high school. The average age of the victims and survivors of the attack - about 18 years. Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani says the policemen discovered the vehicle packed with explosives late on Wednesday. "What's crystal clear is that almost four years after the Afghan security forces took over the war efforts, they're still woefully unprepared for the task-despite very real improvements in capacities in ... Read More »

Indonesia's Lombok is jolted by another quake causing landslides and panic

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The US Geological Survey measured Sunday's quake, which was centred in the northeast of the island, at magnitude 6.3 and a depth of seven kilometres. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the latest tremor. Estimated damage has been put at more than five trillion rupiah ($A467 million). The tremor was also felt in the island's capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali. Read More »

Turkish lira under renewed pressure

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The Trump administration has said Turkey could face additional sanctions if he isn't quickly released. With Turkey's economy already in a downward spiral, the president's treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin , announced more financial pressure is on the way if Turkey doesn't release Pastor Brunson. Read More »

Coroner Positively Identifies Bodies Found Belong To Watts Family

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A photograph sits amid the tributes as they grow outside the home where Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella and Celeste , lived in Frederick, Colo. Defense attorneys did not indicate in the court filings what motivated them to make those requests. One of the defense motions expressed the fear that no one planned to swab the necks of the childrens' bodies for DNA. Read More »

Omarosa might have as many as 200 secret recordings

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This writes the Agency Voice of America. Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has an extensive collection of video, emails, texts and other records to corroborate her explosive book about the Trump administration, according to a report Friday. Read More »

Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more

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The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier on Mr Trump and his Russian Federation ties. He went on to say, "Are the Republicans on the Hill who have given him a pass - are they going to wait for a disaster to happen before they actually find their backbones and spines to speak up against somebody who clearly, clearly, is not carrying out his responsibilities with any sense of objective and common ... Read More »

Day 2 of Jury Deliberations in Manafort Trial Underway in Va.

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Manafort " in light of the questions the jury presented. Judge Ellis read the note aloud to court - which asked to leave at 5pm instead of 5.30pm. Trump made his comments while the jurors, mulling 18 criminal counts against Manafort, deliberated behind closed doors on Friday morning. Read More »

China 'training for strikes' on United States and its allies

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Reuters says that at the beginning of the year, the Pentagon "put countering Beijing, along with Russian Federation, at the centre of a new national defence strategy". The US regularly seeks to demonstrate freedom of navigation with flights over the South China Sea, much of which is claimed by China, and a number of other nations. Read More »

Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister

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In another clip, one news presenter points out how Khan contradicts himself while making political statements - something that the USA president has also been accused of time and again. He and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party campaigned on promises to end widespread graft while building an "Islamic welfare state". Most pressing will be a looming economic crisis, with speculation that Pakistan will have to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Read More »