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Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Senator Cormann says former Labor leader Kim Beazley was "way more electable" in 2001 than Mr Shorten, but he ended up snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. "We acknowledge it and we take respons...

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Iran’s Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran’s Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Here we go again: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital to up to one-third of all global oil shipping as it's a key transit choke p...

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Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

South Korea's Moon has facilitated a series of high-level talks between the United States and North Korea, including a summit between Trump and Kim in June, and has met Kim three times this year. Ban ...

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Royal Commission Into Management Of Informants

Royal Commission Into Management Of Informants

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton acknowledged the findings but stressed the force has since implemented "substantial reforms" in the management of informers. Andrews said he could not say whether the ...

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Iran rejects arbitrary interpretation of resolution 2231

Iran rejects arbitrary interpretation of resolution 2231

The United States is calling on the European Union to enact its own set of sanctions targeting Iran following Tehran's test of a missile this past weekend. Saudi Arabia has already been subjected ...

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Rescue mission in Japan after 'mishap' involving two Marine aircraft

Rescue mission in Japan after 'mishap' involving two Marine aircraft

Marine aircraft that were involved in a mishap off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. December 6.", a Marine Corps news release said. The aircraft - a KC-130 and an F/A-18 Hornet - had launc...

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Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe

Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe

The homes of high-ranking mobsters were also targeted, with police successfully recovering millions of euros in laundered money. It was the second significant mob takedown in as many days. He added,...

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Desperate search for missing tourist after 'constant contact' with family stops

Desperate search for missing tourist after 'constant contact' with family stops

Grace Millane turned 22 on Sunday but has failed to reply to her family's birthday messages and has not returned to her Auckland hostel. She had previously been in "constant contact" with her family...

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Lawyer Who Appeared For Agusta

Lawyer Who Appeared For Agusta "Middleman" Expelled By Youth Congress

Months ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and with the state Assembly polls underway, Michel's extradition to India, which followed a meeting between India's External Affairs Minister ...

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Yellow Vests leader: Fuel tax moratorium is crumbs, we want the baguette

Yellow Vests leader: Fuel tax moratorium is crumbs, we want the baguette

A day after President Emmanuel Macron's administration backed down in the face of nationwide protests and suspended a fuel-tax, the government has suggested it could also amend a wealth tax that cri...

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PETA releases list of animal friendly idioms to avoid 'speciesism'

PETA releases list of animal friendly idioms to avoid 'speciesism'

It included suggested replacement phrases for common phrases that the organization says are harmful. Instead of bringing home the bacon, we should be bringing home the bagels, apparently. Ira Ma...

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Turkey seeks arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

Turkey seeks arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

Claude Taylor, chair of Mad Dog PAC, an anti-Trump political action committee behind the signage, told Middle East Eye: "Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo have become complicit in the conspiracy by ...

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Chris Dawson ARRESTED Over Cold Case Murder Of Lyn Dawson

Chris Dawson ARRESTED Over Cold Case Murder Of Lyn Dawson

The cold case is the subject of popular podcast " The Teacher's Pet ", which details a troubled marriage leading up to the disappearance and examines the shortcomings of the police response. Fuller sa...

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Sensitive internal Facebook documents published by UK Parliament

Sensitive internal Facebook documents published by UK Parliament

The emails feature in a case being heard in a California court filed against the giant by the now-defunct U.S. app developer Six4Three. The documents - which includes internal emails sent by senior ...

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Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for his spectacular typo fail

Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for his spectacular typo fail

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump's personal attorney, downplayed the significance of Flynn's cooperation in an angry and misspelled text message. Twitter deni...

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In photo, Bush's service dog honors the late president

In photo, Bush's service dog honors the late president

To view the Washington Post's live stream of the arrival ceremony in Washington for viewing at the U.S. Capitol, click on this link. He also credited Bush, who died Friday night at age 94, with wo...

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'Substantial cooperation' from ex-Trump aide Flynn in Russia probe

'Substantial cooperation' from ex-Trump aide Flynn in Russia probe

The sheer amount of redacted text in the filing suggests those details are not ready to be unveiled, signaling that Mueller's investigation continues, along with other investigations that Flynn help...

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Pompeo says U.S. will suspend arms pact over Russia’s ‘cheating’

Pompeo says U.S. will suspend arms pact over Russia’s ‘cheating’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. US intelligence first recognized...

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Danes plan to banish unwanted migrants to remote island

Danes plan to banish unwanted migrants to remote island

Several independent sources have informed national broadcaster DR that Denmark is now in negotiations with Lithuania regarding the construction of a new prison that could house all of its foreign ...

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Mystery couple in Times Square proposal disaster found by police

Mystery couple in Times Square proposal disaster found by police

John said police had to physically stop him from climbing down the drain so he could search himself. Proposing in New York's Times Square may seem like a romantic idea, but pick your spot carefull...

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Wisconsin Republicans to Vote on Weakening Governor's Power

Wisconsin Republicans to Vote on Weakening Governor's Power

At least one activist was removed from the hearing room during the session. - Almost 250 miles from the din of protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol over Republican lawmakers' plans during a lam...

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'Arguable case' government committed contempt over Brexit legal advice

'Arguable case' government committed contempt over Brexit legal advice

The government in fact lost three votes, each by narrow but significant margins, demonstrating the huge difficulties it will face in the coming week in a debate and subsequent vote on that deal, which...

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Central Intelligence Agency director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi death

Central Intelligence Agency director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi death

Echoing Trump's public comments on the killing, Pompeo said after last week's briefing with senators that there was "no direct reporting" connecting the crown prince to the murder. The spy agency has ...

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Trump, GOP Consider Short-Term Funding Measure To Delay Shutdown Over Wall

Trump, GOP Consider Short-Term Funding Measure To Delay Shutdown Over Wall

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a victory by denying to take up an appeal from environmental groups seeking judicial action to shut down the border wall. Several members of ...

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Australian ruling party hardens rules to oust leader

Australian ruling party hardens rules to oust leader

Australian politics has been peppered with leadership changes over the past decade with both major parties dumping prime ministers. Labor changed its rules five years ago after it experienced a simi...

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Subramanian Swamy suspects Congress' hand in Bulandshahr violence

Subramanian Swamy suspects Congress' hand in Bulandshahr violence

When police asked them to lift the blockade, they attacked police, he said. Cows are considered sacred by many Hindus and some accused of slaughtering the beasts have been lynched by vigilante mobs ...

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Turkey, Venezuela making efforts to boost ties: Erdogan

Turkey, Venezuela making efforts to boost ties: Erdogan

Maduro visited Putin past year, and during those talks, the Russian president noted that Venezuela was "going through uneasy times". "These attempts will only further deepen instabilities, you can no...

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United Kingdom can revoke Article 50 completely, Europe's highest court says

The pound "had been trading on the soft side due to concerns about the vote and how Labour plan to table a vote of no confidence if or when it falls through". The petitioners in the case - six Scott...

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Israel to expose Hezbollah attack tunnels from Lebanon

Israel to expose Hezbollah attack tunnels from Lebanon

Israel's military said on Tuesday it was beginning an operation to "expose and thwart" cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Lebanese militia Hezbollah . Over the course of that war, I...

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Dutch court rejects mans request to be 20 years younger

Dutch court rejects mans request to be 20 years younger

The judgment concluded that Ratelband was "at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly", but that erasing two decades would cause "a variety of undesirable legal and s...

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Melania Trump Is Clapping Back at Red Christmas Tree Critics

Melania Trump Is Clapping Back at Red Christmas Tree Critics

The first lady chose red this year to represent "patriotism" and "the heart of America", according to a White House press release. After the trees come down at the end of the holiday season, some ...

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Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman arrives in Algeria

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman arrives in Algeria

So far during Prince Mohammed's tour of Arab states there has been little or no sign of discontent with his leadership of Saudi Arabia , with the exception of Tunisia , one of the few Arab democraci...

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USPS to suspend mail delivery Wednesday due to National Day of Mourning

USPS to suspend mail delivery Wednesday due to National Day of Mourning

Bush, whose casket is set to depart Houston for a public viewing at the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday and a ceremony at the National Cathedral in D.C. The 41st president died Friday at his home in ...

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One child dead, 40

One child dead, 40

The bus driver survived the crash and is being questioned by state troopers, according to a news release from ASP. One child was killed and at least 40 people are injured after a charter bus carry...

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Seven suspects arrested after Global Citizen concert

Seven suspects arrested after Global Citizen concert

Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Sunday. "I heard that several people were mugge...

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