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Q&A: Tillerson Changes Tune On North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have opened the way to negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear programme, saying Washington was ready to talk “without preconditions”. The apparent olive branch — after a year of mutual threats by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and multiple missile tests by …

Gay Marriage Equality

Gay Couples Register Weddings On Day One Of Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia’s new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalised gay unions. The historic bill finally legalising same-sex marriage came into effect barely 24 hours after its overwhelming passage through parliament. …

Israeli forces take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters

Trump Jerusalem Move Sparks Palestinian Protests, Clashes

US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region. Trump’s announcement also prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash, with fresh warnings from Turkey, the European Union and Russia. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook To Launch Chat App For Kids, With Parental Controls

Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product manager Loren …


Coral Transplant Raises Barrier Reef Survival Hopes

Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world. In a trial at the reef’s Heron Island off Australia’s east coast, the researchers collected large amount of coral spawn and eggs late …

Auto racing

Hamilton On Top In Final Abu Dhabi Practice

Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas as the champions dominated Saturday’s third and final free practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The newly-crowned four-time world champion clocked a record best lap in one minute and 37.627 seconds to outpace the Finn by more than two-tenths of a second …

Ratko Mladic

Historic Verdict Due In Genocide Trial Of ‘Butcher Of Bosnia’

UN war crimes judges were Wednesday set to hand down a historic verdict in the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, seeking to close a chapter in the brutal 1990s Balkans conflicts. Dubbed “The Butcher of Bosnia,” Mladic’s trial is the last before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), …

Bali Volcano

Bali Volcano Spews Smoke And Ash, Raising Eruption Fears After 50 Years

KARANGASEM, Indonesia: A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali spewed ash and towering clouds of smoke on Tuesday (Nov 21), heightening fears it may erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Mount Agung belched smoke as high as 700 metres above its summit, as it stirred to life again after …


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