• Government wants to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day

    Government wants to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day

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    A strict dress code has also been announced for citizenship ceremonies, including no thongs and boardies. President David O'Loughlin tells the Weekend Edition there was no consultation with the government before this decision was made. In fact, the only time ScoMo acknowledged Indigenous people at all in this whole freaky kerfuffle was when he suggested that we can just celebrate Indigenous Australia on January 25, before getting back to our regularly scheduled Australia Day on January 26.
  • Zimbabwe crisis: Internet blackout continues as deadly fuel protests enter third day

    Zimbabwe crisis: Internet blackout continues as deadly fuel protests enter third day

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    Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a prominent activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire , as protests against soaring fuel prices enter their third day. Mobile networks, acting on government orders, have suspended internet access. Hundreds of people, including pro-democracy campaigner Evan Mawarire, have been arrested across the country for either inciting people to protest or participating in demonstrations that followed Mnangagwa's announcement of fuel hikes.
  • Will the ISIS Attack Accelerate Trump's Syria Pullout?

    Will the ISIS Attack Accelerate Trump's Syria Pullout?

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    President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. "We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time". In separate statements later, both the White House and Pence condemned the attack and expressed sympathy for the deaths of the USA personnel. Videos posted to social media showed a fireball engulfing a street packed with a crowd of people.
  • Brexit vote defeat: What happens now?

    Brexit vote defeat: What happens now?

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    The vote is the climax of over two years of intense national debate after the shock Brexit referendum of 2016 - a result mostly pro-Remain MPs have struggled with. The UK is poised to leave the EU on March 29, two years after it triggered Article 50, the exit clause in the EU's constitution, and kick-started arduous negotiations with European leaders over a divorce deal.
  • Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee

    Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee

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    Despite Barr's past criticism of the investigation, the former attorney general called Mueller a "good friend" who would not engage in a "witch hunt". Barr says pressuring "chronic, violent criminals", protecting free speech rights, enforcing immigration laws and "fostering confidence" in election outcomes would be his priorities as attorney general.
  • Saudi teen says she wants to work for freedom for women

    Saudi teen says she wants to work for freedom for women

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    The young Saudi woman who fled her family successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to secure asylum in Canada . Mohammed said that when she heard that Canada was going to be her new home, she felt her stress melt away. Mohammed's flight comes amid a diplomatic dispute between Ottawa and Riyadh over Canadian criticism of Saudi Arabia's rights record, particularly a recent crackdown on women's rights activists.
  • Trump predicts US will reach trade deal with China

    Trump predicts US will reach trade deal with China

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    China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the USA this year, the country's commerce minister told state media on Friday. The deficit that the USA has with China is likely even bigger than these figures indicate since China calculates the numbers using different methods, sometimes excluding goods that end up in the US via other countries.
  • Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

    Man who killed rookie cop said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

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    Davis, CA. As the community grieves the loss of a Davis police officer, chilling new details are surfacing about the suspect and the possible motive for the shooting. Nobody else was wounded, although a firefighter at the scene was struck in a boot as he ran and a girl later found a bullet lodged in a textbook in her backpack, the police chief said.