Why were the postal votes and pre-poll votes so much stronger for the Liberal party?At 10pm last night, as coverage for the Wentworth byelection wound down for the night, the independent candidate Kerryn Phelps was leading with 54% of the two-candidate preferred vote over the Liberal candidate, Dave Sharma, and most commentators (not to mention the candidates and parties) had called the race for Phelps. Yet, when we woke up this morning, the race was [...]
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Many of the Central American migrants, who are fleeing poverty and violence, are hoping to eventually reach the United States. [...]
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Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that have drawn international concern, his office said Sunday. "The intention is to give a chance to the negotiations and the offers we received from different bodies, including in recent days," a statement from Netanyahu's office said about Khan al-Ahmar. [...]
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Three people including baby rescued from first floor of two-storey north London buildingA woman has died after a suspected gas explosion at a flat in north-west London set the building on fire.The victim was found inside a flat in Fulbeck Way, Harrow as firefighters searched the property on Sunday morning. Continue reading... [...]
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Lawyer Roberta Kaplan says ‘revolutionary' movement is encouraging thousands of women to ‘come out' as victims of misconduct#MeToo and Time's Up constitute a revolution in women's rights that is too powerful to be turned back, says the New York attorney Roberta Kaplan, the co-founder of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. Related: Pity poor Kanye West, if it takes Donald Trump to make him feel like a man again | Hadley Freeman Continue reading... [...]
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Demetry Furman, who fought with American troops in Afghanistan, was dumped at the Canadian border as a result of Trump's zero tolerance policyA Canadian army captain who fought alongside American troops in Afghanistan, and who is married to a former officer in the US air force, has been deported as Donald Trump's zero tolerance immigration policies continue to break apart military families.Demetry Furman, 47, says he held a top-level security clearance with US forces during [...]
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At least 33 countries ignored International Criminal Court's warrants for arrest of Omar al-Bashir, say lawyersSudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been travelling freely around the world despite an eight-year-old international warrant for his arrest on charges of war crimes and genocide, human rights lawyers have found.A project to document the travels of Bashir has called in question a key component in international law after repeated failures to arrest him. Continue reading... [...]
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The Latest: Police: 2 men in car when Georgia officer shot
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local): [...]
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Michigan authorities widen investigation as remains discovered in two funeral homes in a weekPolice removed the remains of 63 foetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators closed the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.The Detroit police chief, James Craig, said officers found 36 foetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers during Friday's raid at the Perry Funeral Home. He said he was “stunned” by the discovery, which [...]
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Creature filmed off east Antartica using technology developed by Australian researchersA deep-sea cucumber known as a “headless chicken monster” has been filmed in the Southern Ocean for the first time using camera technology developed by Australian researchers.The creature was filmed off east Antarctica and it is the first time the species has been seen in the area. Continue reading... [...]
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