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Section 44 of the Constitution bars people with citizenship in a country other than Australia from standing for election. This means Mr Joyce is a New Zealand citizen by descent, the short test confirms. He was born a British subject, but due to NZ citizenship laws, he became a citizen of NZ. Just as my mother and my great grandmother was born there 100 years earlier.
  • 3 shot dead at Wisconsin auto racing event, sheriff says

    3 shot dead at Wisconsin auto racing event, sheriff says

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    Officials said late Sunday that they were still investigating. According to scanner traffic, three people were shot at point blank range and two victims were transported to the hospital. About 100 police officers responded to the shootings, interviewing witnesses, combing for evidence and helping with the investigation. Hundreds of people on the complex were evacuated immediately following the shooting.
  • Killed in Burkina Faso Cafe Attack

    Killed in Burkina Faso Cafe Attack

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    Burkina Faso's Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou confirmed the toll on Monday morning. Witnesses said that three armed men arrived in a 4×4 at around 9:30 pm and opened fire on customers seated outside the cafe. Gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant late on Sunday and security forces were deployed to try to end the attack. The hotel and cafe attack came weeks after jihadists claimed an assault on a top hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, that killed 20 people.
  • Links to eclipse safety information following Amazon solar glasses recall

    Links to eclipse safety information following Amazon solar glasses recall

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    The internet retailer began notifying buyers of the unverified glasses of the move on Saturday, warning them not to use the product for viewing the much-anticipated total solar eclipse later this month. The public is encouraged to come and learn about the Solar Eclipse that will take place on August 21, and how to view the eclipse safely. The organization says buyers should be skeptical of glasses even if they're stamped with an ISO seal, which has been used in the past to indicate which ...
  • Local Rally In Solidarity With Charlottesville

    Local Rally In Solidarity With Charlottesville

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    A pair of Virginia troopers then died when a State Police helicopter, said to have been monitoring the protests, crashed several miles away near a golf course. Event organizer Kristina Arnold addressed the crowd gathered in a circle at the park though a small megaphone. Similar vigils to the one in Bowling Green were held across the country Sunday.
  • Australia's CBA says CEO Narev to stand down amid money-laundering scandal

    Australia's CBA says CEO Narev to stand down amid money-laundering scandal

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    CBA's chairman Catherine Livingstone said the board had chose to bring forward details of its succession planning to deal with "speculation and questions about his tenure". The money laundering scandal at the Commonwealth Bank, and its damage to the company's reputation, has cost senior executives dearly. Two weeks ago the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre launched civil proceedings against CBA in the federal court, claiming the bank had made "serious and systemic" ...
  • Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday

    Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday

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    During a media briefing on Saturday, administration officials rebutted the suggestion the trade action was meant to pressure China - North Korea's main trading partner and economic lifeline - to do more to rein in Pyongyang, even though Trump himself has said he would go easier on trade concerns with Beijing if they agreed to help put the squeeze on North Korea.
  • White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack

    White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack

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    But seven were killed in their sleep early morning Saturday in Sarmin, Idlib. Unidentified assailants shot dead seven members of Syria's White Helmets rescue service early on August 12 during a raid on their base in northwestern Syria. They work exclusively in rebel-held areas and receive donations from several Western governments, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.
  • School-funding sponsor calls for House override

    School-funding sponsor calls for House override

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    Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill who sponsored the plan, said Rauner would rob Peter to pay Paul. Governor Rauner used an amendatory to remove a portion of the legislation that he says is too generous to Chicago Public Schools. It was unclear if the chamber would be able to muster the 71 votes required for an override. The Democratic-controlled legislature, which passed the funding formula bill in May without a veto-proof majority, is scheduled to meet next week.
  • Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US

    Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US

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    The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 1.4 percent to 2,438.21. The major indexes were coming off their biggest single-day decline since May 17. "What has changed this time is that the scary threats and war of words between the US and North Korea have intensified to the point that markets can't ignore it", said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney.
  • Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen'

    Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen'

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    Mr Joyce told parliament on Monday the New Zealand High Commission had contacted him last Thursday with the "shocking" information. 'Given the strength of the legal advice the government has received, the Prime Minister has asked that I remain as Deputy Prime Minister and continue my ministerial duties'.