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Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG

Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG This has previously been resisted, with official concerns that it would create a small group of "second-class citizens" in New Zealand that don't enjoy free access to Australia. "I'm interested in the fastest route". "He'll know the offer was genuine, it was genuine when it was first made by another Government and another leader, and it remains genuine now". [Full Article...]

Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success He told reporters on Air Force One that he had delivered his prepared remarks during the lunch instead of the summit meeting. "It is the first prime ministerial visit in thirty-six years from India to Philippines". His government says the police act in self-defense, but critics say executions are taking place with no accountability. In a meeting Monday, Trump praised Duterte's hospitality and ... [Full Article...]

Gwent Police appeals for "unlawful" guns during two-week surrender

Gwent Police appeals for Det Supt Jennings said she knows "people involved in gangs are hardened criminals are unlikely to hand in their weapons" but she urged their loved ones to help make South Yorkshire a safer place. Chief Inspector Mark Colquhoun said: "Compared with other areas of the country we don't have a significant gun problem, but we are keen to support this national campaign to help keep our communities safe"... [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights

Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights Duterte last month declared the liberation of Marawi City from Islamist militants after 154 days of fighting, which killed more than 1,100 people, including 165 soldiers, and displaced almost 400,000 residents. "It has nothing to do with sovereignty", he also said. President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump did not talk about extrajudicial killings in the country duri... [Full Article...]

Japan Prime Minister Requests ASEAN Nations to Lift Food Import Ban

Japan Prime Minister Requests ASEAN Nations to Lift Food Import Ban Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Manila on Monday on the sidelines of a series of regional summits. Japan is a key dialogue partner of the regional bloc which marks its 50th founding anniversary with celebrations coinciding with the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. [Full Article...]

Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri

Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri Many Lebanese have suspected Hariri was placed under house arrest as part of a Saudi plan to unravel a coalition government he had formed a year ago with the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah. He added that a marathon planned in Beirut on Sunday in which tens of thousands are expected to participate should be "a national sports demonstration for solidarity with Prime Minister Hariri and his ret... [Full Article...]

Afghan Officers Killed by Taliban Militants Wearing Night-Vision Goggles

Afghan Officers Killed by Taliban Militants Wearing Night-Vision Goggles USA troops are in Afghanistan on a dual mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan forces in their fight against the Taliban and conducting counterterrorism operations against groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). [Full Article...]

Shell sells entire Woodside Petroleum stake after institutions clamour for shares

Shell sells entire Woodside Petroleum stake after institutions clamour for shares Shell said the the sale of 71.6 million shares would produce pre-tax proceeds of about $US1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion). Shares in Australia's largest oil and gas company Woodside Petroleum Limited ( ASX: WPL ) are down over 3% this morning to $31.20 following global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell divesting its remaining $3.5 billion holding in the company. [Full Article...]

Army generals attend anti-Mugabe press conference

Army generals attend anti-Mugabe press conference Zimbabwe - whose economy has halved in size since 2000 amid cash shortages and collapsing infrastructure and services - is witnessing increased polarisation within ZANU-PF over who will lead the party when 93-year-old Mugabe goes. For her part, Mrs. Mugabe has dared the army to shoot her, calling for the military to stay out of politics. "It is with humility and a heavy heart that we come before... [Full Article...]

British doctor 'punches shark' in Australia surfing scare

British doctor 'punches shark' in Australia surfing scare He said he had been inspired by surfer Mick Fanning, who famously fended off a shark during a competition in 2015. Mr Fry said he punched the shark while in the water before climbing back on his board and surfing to shore. Fray said he wasn't conscious of his injured and bleeding arm until he reached the shore. The Sun reported that lifeguards spotted a great white shark, reported to be an... [Full Article...]

Jacqui Lambie confirms she is a dual citizen

Jacqui Lambie confirms she is a dual citizen Lambie, who first entered the senate in 2013 as a member of Clive Palmer's Palmer United Party, left, and was re-elected as an independent senator previous year. "There'll be checking like there's no tomorrow, so I don't think this will be an issue", she said. She remained in the Senate as an independent and won reelection under the Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN) banner at the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Sessions says probe into Russian uranium deal possible

Sessions says probe into Russian uranium deal possible Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Monday federal prosecutors to evaluate if a special counsel should be appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton's dealings concerning her foundation and the sale of USA uranium assets to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies US President Donald Trump and his Philippines counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte , hold a bilateral meeting before senior officials on the sidelines off the ASEAN Summit in Manila , Philippines. But there are also pragmatic factors at play. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a former defence attache in Washington, thanked the U.S. [Full Article...]

Another woman accuses George HW Bush of groping her

Another woman accuses George HW Bush of groping her But Bush was 79 years old at the time of Corrigan's alleged incident and not yet in a wheelchair, so she claims that "excuse for his senile, old man antics... "I was like, 'Oh my goodness, what just happened?'" The spokesman said it was an "attempt at humour" and Mr Bush's use of a wheelchair meant his arms fall below people's waist when he takes pictures with them. [Full Article...]

N. Korea soldier shot six times as he defected to South

It said an investigation into Monday's event was ongoing. "Currently, the North Korean troops are conducting ordinary field exercises", a South Korean military official said in a briefing, according to Yonhap . Most flee across the North's porous frontier with China and then move on to a third country to seek passage to South Korea. More than a million mines are buried inside the zone. [Full Article...]

Chinese worldwide students targeted in ransom scam found safe

Chinese worldwide students targeted in ransom scam found safe Police tweeted on Monday morning that Liu had since been "safely located". Xu was last seen at 10:30 a.m. ET on November 9, around Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue. Twenty-year-old Juanwen Zhang was found shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday. All three students, and their families, are said to be safe, according to police. [Full Article...]

LDF meet entrusts CM to decide on Chandy's resignation

LDF meet entrusts CM to decide on Chandy's resignation The CPI leaders felt that the Minister, who moved High Court against Alappuzha Collector's report against him on encroachment, is undesirable giving a message that the Minister is moving against a Government report. Besides, the NCP has also not discussed the matter as there was no need to discuss a "non-issue", he told reporters. However, he did not divulge the details of the meeting. [Full Article...]

Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City

Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City The 80-year-old softwood towered over school superintendent Jason Perrin's backyard until it was cut down on Thursday. This year's tree will be the plaza's 86th Christmas tree. The tree will be illuminated November 29 and remain on display until January 7. After that, the tree will be donated to the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity to be used as lumber for home building, according to event's we... [Full Article...]

Paying More at the Pump? Gas Prices Surge 9 Cents in November

Paying More at the Pump? Gas Prices Surge 9 Cents in November Local prices for a gallon of gas topped out at $2.89 a gallon Monday, almost a dime more than the state average of $2.80, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. AAA said rising oil costs contributed to the high cost of gas. The lowest average in Florida was in July when prices stood at $2.13 per gallon. This marks the third week in a row that drivers have ha... [Full Article...]

Texas Church Shooter's Ex-wife Says He Abused, Threatened to Kill Her

Texas Church Shooter's Ex-wife Says He Abused, Threatened to Kill Her The first wife of the man who killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church has said he had "a lot of demons or hatred inside of him". He was so abusive, she said, that she's still traumatized years later. "He would say 'isn't it cool?" The group sang a version of "Hold On" by The Walls Group near a row of white crosses in Sutherland Springs. Law enforcement officials continue their inve... [Full Article...]


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