• Australia intercepts Sri Lankan asylum boat

    Australia intercepts Sri Lankan asylum boat

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    Priya , Nadesalingam , Kopika and Tharunicaa were then transferred to the Christmas Island detention centre on Friday. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has refused to budge despite mounting pressure from the community and opposition politicians to let the family stay.
  • Walt Disney World to close early due to Hurricane Dorian

    Walt Disney World to close early due to Hurricane Dorian

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    According to the Herald , she tweeted, "Remember that time [Disney Cruises] left 97 employees on a tiny island in a Category 5 hurricane? ". Dorian has been pummeling Grand Bahama Island Monday afternoon with storm surges rising 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels.
  • Boris Johnson to make Brexit statement

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    Their bill says that if MPs have not approved an European Union deal or endorsed a "no deal" scenario by October 19 - the day after the European Union summit - then Mr Johnson must seek a delay to Brexit. Johnson requires a two-thirds majority of lawmakers in the House of Commons to carry a vote for an election. Labour MPs Darren Jones and Owen Smith warned that voting for a snap poll would risk seeing a "no-deal" Brexit materialising.
  • 'Catastrophic' Dorian strikes Bahamas with full fury

    'Catastrophic' Dorian strikes Bahamas with full fury

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    Power and water outages were reported, with crews working in some communities as authorities warned that all government workers will remain indoors once winds reach 40 miles per hour. On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, a slower westward to west-northwestward motions should continue for the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest.
  • USA envoy shows Afghan president draft Taliban deal

    USA envoy shows Afghan president draft Taliban deal

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    Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi told reporters the government would study the deal to make sure it addresses the goals of a lasting ceasefire and direct talks with the Taliban in the near future. The official added that "if and when we are able to announce an agreement, the process will pivot to intra-Afghan negotiations where the Taliban will sit with other Afghans and together they will commit to a permanent and comprehensive cease-fire".
  • Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas

    Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas

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    Some West Palm Beach residents are taking shelter at Forest Hills High School ahead of Hurricane Dorian. A "life-threatening storm surge" could raise water levels by as much as 23ft (7m) in parts of Grand Bahama island , which is now being pummelled by Dorian, said the US National Hurricane Center .
  • ‘Straight Pride’ parade in Boston draws counterprotesters

    ‘Straight Pride’ parade in Boston draws counterprotesters

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    The marshal of the " Straight Pride " rally was Milo Yiannopoulos , a prominent and provocative gay member of the far-right movement. Days prior to the parade, Boston Pride, which organizes the city's LGBTQ pride march, released a statement, calling the Straight Pride march a "trolling event, created to get a rise out of vulnerable communities".
  • Stage set for Brexit clash in UK Parliament this week

    Stage set for Brexit clash in UK Parliament this week

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    We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the United Kingdom national press. Johnson's bid to get the insurance policy for the Irish border changed were bluntly dismissed by Dublin which said London was being totally unreasonable.
  • Hong Kong protesters plan to disrupt airport after night of chaos

    Hong Kong protesters plan to disrupt airport after night of chaos

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    The operator of the express train to Hong Kong's airport has suspended service as anti-Beijing protesters gathered there following a day of violent clashes with police. Protesters are demanding the resignation of the city's leader, Carrie Lam, as well as fully democratic elections and an independent investigation into what they claim is police brutality against the protesters.