Israel strikes Gaza after border bombs
Israeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots", the army said. Also Sunday, the health ministry in Gaza announced the death of a Palestinian wounded previously in clashes with Israeli forces. Palestinians in Gaza had thrown a number of explosive devices toward the border fence with Israel, one of which set off air raid sirens in the south [...]
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Bill Shorten has given a further indication that Labor will not use the ‘accounting trick' as part of its emissions policyBill Shorten has signalled Labor is highly unlikely to use carryover credits from the Kyoto protocol as part of its climate change policy, which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting [...]
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Three of four engines on stricken cruise ship restarted as helicopters airlift passengers and crew to safety off Norwegian coast
A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday. "Three of the four engines are now working which means the boat can now make way on its own," emergency services spokesman Per Fjeld said. The Viking Sky sent out a mayday signal on Saturday, after it [...]
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Holed up in Chequers this weekend, the PM has few moves left to ensure her continuation in power – or the relevance of her dealMembers of Theresa May's cabinet believe she will have to resign this week should she allow a shift towards a soft Brexit, with angry Tory MPs examining ways to end her premiership.The prime minister's few remaining allies were engaged on Saturday night in a desperate battle to shore up her position, [...]
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Until you test your the boundaries of your desires, you'll be perpetually dissatisfied, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma I am a man in my late 50s. I am youthful and go to concerts, festivals and art exhibitions. I have been married for 34 years. My wife and I get along quite well. We share a sense of humour, talk often and holiday together. But there has been no sex between us for 15 years. I have [...]
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Vicky Ward has produced a damning depiction, a lethal amalgam of Page Six-like dish and firsthand investigative reportingLike Donald Trump, Americans are displeased with Jared Kushner, the president's squeaky sounding son-in-law. As the reality that Kushner received his White House security clearance the same way he got into Harvard sinks in – “Daddy” pulled some very expensive strings – his popularity will not be rebounding anytime soon. Related: Revealed: Kushner 'challenged on conflicts of interest [...]
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Pressure builds on other institutions to disavow Sackler family over OxyContin, powerful painkiller linked to opioid deathsEarlier this year at the Guggenheim in New York, activists objecting to donations from the Sackler family draped protest banners from the museum's famous spiraling balconies, dropped flyers down through the atrium and pretended to die all over the floor. A gobsmacked public looked on.Tate Modern has just escaped a similar fate. Continue reading... [...]
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A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is combing through Mueller's report and will release at least some of his findings publicly. DID THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 ELECTION? [...]
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"48 Hours" examines a case that dives deep into the dynamics of a brutal custody battle, a shocking death of a beloved mother of three and an investigation that leads police in a direction they couldn't have predicted [...]
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Party's rising star says ALP needs ‘to have a close look at ourselves' as Daley faces pressure after election loss The Kogarah MP, Chris Minns, is likely to challenge Michael Daley for the leadership of the New South Wales Labor party, but first he needs to hang on to his multicultural seat in the wake of Daley's damaging comments on Asian migration during the state election campaign.“I am not going to rule anything in or [...]
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