Asylum seeker vessel runs aground in north Queensland

Leu was reacting to a fishing vessel which was spotted near the mouth of the Daintree River yesterday, believed to be carrying a number of illegal asylum seekers. She's written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging him to restore the government's ... More..

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Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain

The death of U.S. Senator John McCain on August 25 has evoked an outpouring of sentiment in both the United States and in Vietnam, where McCain's honorable military service and political leadership made a p...More..

McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy

The six-term senator, longtime lawmaker and former presidential nominee lost his battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer a little more than a year after revealing the diagnosis. The U.S. flag at the ...More..

French and British fishing boats clash in scallop war skirmish
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

French and British fishing boats clash in scallop war skirmish

According to The Times of London , British fishermen have called on the Royal Navy for protection from the French boats. Reportedly outnumbered by the French one to seven, the British boats were allegedly at...More..

John McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

John McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona

Senator, who is retiring because he has no political future after criticizing President Trump. While the 2018 midterms are favoring Democrats, the Arizona race will be a tough climb. A Democratic victory in t...More..

Ramaphosa's land reform policy gets backing from British PM Theresa May
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ramaphosa's land reform policy gets backing from British PM Theresa May

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by schoolchildren waving British and South African flags during a visit to the ID Mkhize Secondary School in Gugulethu township, Cape Town, on August 28, 2018, ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lindsey Graham pays tribute to John McCain on the Senate floor

Fitzgerald said it might be tough for him to get in everything he has to say about McCain in the five to six minutes allotted to him. Still, Graham seems to have picked up the torch for McCain, who had become...More..

Divers Find Enormous, Creepy Squid on New Zealand Beach
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Divers Find Enormous, Creepy Squid on New Zealand Beach

Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin were driving along on a track near Red Rocks on the city's South Coast when they came across the beached cephalopods. Both species of squid are formidable sea creatures, with ...More..

Times Square ‘abuzz’ as 30,000 bees prompt closures, NYPD response
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Times Square ‘abuzz’ as 30,000 bees prompt closures, NYPD response

A swarm of bees land on a hot dog cart in Times Square in New York City on Aug 28, 2018. He also runs the official NYPD Bees Twitter account , which was buzzing with likes and retweets as many New Yorkers ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain

My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain . "The source of the report is me, his political wingman, code name "Old Jerk" - you've all got your names and earned them like...More..

Despite Court Order, Maker of Printed 3-D Guns Begins Selling Blueprints
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Despite Court Order, Maker of Printed 3-D Guns Begins Selling Blueprints

A Seattle judge passed a court order yesterday banning the distribution of 3-D printing gun blueprints on the web. "Everyone in America who wants these files will get them". The plans were downloaded hundr...More..

Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria

Puerto Rico's government originally estimated there were 64 deaths due to Maria, a statistic that has been widely disputed by a number of studies that have estimated a range between 1,427 and 4,600 deaths att...More..

Public Works committee withdraws Expropriation Bill
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Public Works committee withdraws Expropriation Bill

The government wants to withdraw the Expropriation Bill which has been stuck in Parliament for many years and to reintroduce it with provisions that will guide the process to follow in expropriating land with...More..

Balderson declared victor in Ohio's 12th District Special Election
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Balderson declared victor in Ohio's 12th District Special Election

It's official, Troy Balderson of Zanesville is the victor of the Congressional special election that was held on August 7th. The Republican candidate maintained a razor-thin margin over his liberal opponent; ...More..

Trump colors United States flag wrong, draws laughs and flak
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Trump colors United States flag wrong, draws laughs and flak

The original picture was taken from a tweet shared by Alex Azar , Secretary of Department of Health & Human Services, and showed Trump with a freshly colored blue-striped flag in front of him. While some wer...More..

Colombia anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Colombia anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum

The outgoing comptroller general, Edgardo Maya, said recently that corruption was costing the country more than $15bn a year. There are seven proposals being put forward, including a three-term limit for s...More..

Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches

The president also went on to suggest that he had somehow analysed the results on a search for the term " Trump News" and found that nearly all of the stories that came upwere "left-wing". Google ( GOOGL ) s...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Trump relents under pressure, lowers White House flag again to honour McCain

Graham will do just that on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, giving an "after action report" on McCain's life. The stories that he's imparted and shared with me over the years. Richard Russell, after McCain....More..

German gov't under pressure over violence at new-Nazi protest
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

German gov't under pressure over violence at new-Nazi protest

Earlier, the authorities said police were investigating alleged assaults on an Afghan, a Syrian and a Bulgarian during the unrest that broke out on Sunday. Far-right groups including a local football firm order...More..

Iran parliament censures Rouhani in sign pragmatists losing sway
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Iran parliament censures Rouhani in sign pragmatists losing sway

But parliament has summoned the president for the first time to answer questions on the crisis, and he is expected to appear on Tuesday. "We are aware of people's pain, suffering and problems and all our effo...More..

US insists UN court has no jurisdiction over Iran sanctions case
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

US insists UN court has no jurisdiction over Iran sanctions case

The 2015 accord between six world powers and Iran saw the Islamic Republic limit its controversial nuclear activities in return for relief from worldwide sanctions. The oral hearings, essentially a request by I...More..

Italian minister under investigation over migrant row
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Italian minister under investigation over migrant row

Opinion polls suggest that Salvini's stance has boosted his far-right League party's approval rating to around 30 percent, a more than 10 point jump from its showing in March's election, and is now level with t...More..

Sanctions unlikely to stop Iran oil exports completely: Saudi adviser
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sanctions unlikely to stop Iran oil exports completely: Saudi adviser

General Alireza Tangsiri, the head of the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, told Tasnim news that Iran has control of the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Though European powers, Russian Federation and Chi...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jacksonville fallout: Gaming company cancels remaining Madden Classic qualifier tournaments

The shooter took his own life after opening fire, injuring 11 people and killing two other competitors. "We offer our deepest sympathies to their families, to those injured and everyone affected by this", t...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Divers discover giant squid washed up in New Zealand

Aplin is an employee of Ocean Hunter Spearfishing & Freediving Specialists, and posted his photos of the giant squid on the company's Facebook page , which elicited a wealth of commentary. "Bugger seeing that ...More..

United Nations condemns Saudi-led coalition attacks in Yemen
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

United Nations condemns Saudi-led coalition attacks in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Muslim Arab states trying to restore the internationally recognised government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ousted from the capital Sanaa by t...More..

Former Trump World Tower doorman reveals President's new affair
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Former Trump World Tower doorman reveals President's new affair

As CNN noted, the doorman had been in a contract with National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc. that prevented him from discussing the allegation, but said he is now free to open up about it. has...More..

Theresa May's been dancing with children while visiting Africa
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Theresa May's been dancing with children while visiting Africa

The warning came hours after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab sought to play down the risk of a no-deal as he issued guidance for businesses in that eventuality - describing the impact as a "potential short-term...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Theresa May visits Africa to boost UK's post-Brexit fortunes

The Prime Minister joined students from ID Mkize School who had greeted her with a performance. Meanwhile, May herself made it clear that the three-day tour of Africa - which also includes state visits to Ken...More..

Donald Trump pays tribute to John McCain and lowers White House flag
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Donald Trump pays tribute to John McCain and lowers White House flag

While flags remained at half mast at the Capitol, the Washington Memorial and elsewhere, the White House flag was raised on Monday. The president, who, in comparison to the outpouring of tributes for McCain, ...More..