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Australia's One Nation party leader wears black burqa and enters senate chamber

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The Australian Broadcasting Corp reported Ms Hanson had elicited gasps during her entrance and one senator was heard to to say "oh, what on earth". Hanson had earlier given notice that she wanted to debate a burqa ban in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, saying that "she believed the need to ban full face coverings in public was an important issue facing modern Australia that needed to be discussed". Read More »

England bat against West Indies in first Test

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Stoneman will be Alastair Cook's 12th opening partner since Andrew Strauss retired and Root challenged the Surrey left-hander to make the spot his own. Then there was the 2005 epic, when Michael Kasprowicz gloved a short ball to Geraint Jones to hand England a thrilling two-run win in the greatest Ashes Test ever. Read More »

N Korea, US Should Step Up Efforts to Settle Korean Crisis - Beijing

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China does not want a neighbor with nuclear weapons but fears an exodus of refugees across it border if conditions get too bad in North Korea . Tensions have been mounting between Washington and Pyongyang since the North's testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles that appeared to bring much of the U.S. Read More »

China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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Russian Federation says it's against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its limit. "North Korea held the 43rd ambassadors' meeting in July 2015 and (the latest meeting) seems to be in line with that", according to the spokesman. Read More »

Costa claims Chelsea are blocking move to Atletico

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With only two weeks of the window remaining, time is running out for all three parties. However, the arrival of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid provided further evidence to suggest that Costa has no future at Chelsea , although the club are demanding that the Spain worldwide returns to training before he can be sold. Read More »

Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans

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In Baltimore , four monuments were quietly taken down Wednesday in the early hours, while in Durham, North Carolina , protesters took matters into their own hands by pulling down a statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday. An official with the City of Atlanta told CNN that the city is now reviewing options for the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park, which is owned by the city. Read More »

Robert Mugabe's wife seeks diplomatic immunity

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Police have said that Grace Mugabe had sought diplomatic immunity over the case after she failed to turn herself in as had been expected. South African police said Harare had since requested " diplomatic immunity cover ". Reuters has also been unable to identify Grace Mugabe's lawyers in South Africa. According to Mugabe, Grace missed last week's youth interface rally in Gwanda as she had travelled to South Africa for treatment on her injured ankle, in a statement which appeared to ... Read More »

Roundup of all that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia

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The flashpoint for Saturday's incident stems from a rally organized to protest the city of Charlottesville's planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Early Monday, the CEO of the nation's third largest pharmaceutical company said he was resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council, citing "a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism". Read More »

Top US Military Officer Hopes For Peaceful Resolution With North Korea

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Elleman believes that the engines used on North Korea's new Hwasong missiles, first launched in May, came from a factory in Ukraine and were then likely transported by train through Russian Federation to North Korea. joint military drills with South Korea, known as the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, which are scheduled to start August 21. Of course, North Korean officials add, Kim himself must review and approve the plan before it can proceed. Read More »

Trump's aides were stunned after 'rogue' press conference

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Members of his own party have come out against his response and now two of his economic councils have disbanded as business leaders distance themselves from his remarks about the nature of the crowds in Charlottesville . Republican strategist Gianno Caldwell, who heads up Caldwell Strategic Consulting in Washington, D.C., broke down when talking about Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville violence. Read More »

Two Northeast Ohio CEOs Sat on Trump's Now Dissolved Economic Advisory Panels

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By early afternoon, both had fallen apart. Shortly after CNBC and others broke the news, Trump announced on Twitter he was ending that forum and his manufacturing council. The move comes as eight of the top CEOs on the councils announced this week that they would no longer work with the administration because Trump blamed "both sides" for the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville. Read More »

India, China troops in high-altitude clash

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The trouble started in June when India sent troops to stop China building a road in the Doklam area, which is remote, uninhabited territory claimed by both China and India's ally Bhutan. China is the most powerful Asian country, but it considers India its military and economic rival. Beijing maintains that their soldiers were inside Chinese territory. Read More »

After The A-Levels - Clearing Starts

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Some students will pass, others will fail - but the process of collecting your results remains the same for everyone, which we'll detail below. You have your results in hand - what next? Aside from this legwork, other more simple tasks will ease results day stress. Read More »

Why This Tiny US Island Is North Korea's Newest Target

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It's small but strategically significant. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers under the command of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces joined their Japanese and South Korean counterparts on Monday in flying 10-hour strategic bilateral missions from Guam's Andersen Air Force Base, with American fighter pilots "ready to fight tonight". Read More »

North Korea delays plan to fire missiles toward Guam

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Asked if he considers Guam part of the US, he said, "Yeah, it sure is". Guam's leader on Monday said "sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose", in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump's rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs. Read More »

National Review Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments

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Rivers acknowledged that a 2015 state law prevents county commissioners from voting to remove the monument even if they wanted to. "I mean, that is history. "For now, it is now time for our city to rest", he said, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch . He's here thinking not of the statue behind him - but of the ones a short distance away. Read More »

North Korea Is Approaching 'Red Line', Moon Says

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However, Pinkston described such a deal as a "completely asymmetric", pointing out that regular military exercises held by North Korea and China would not be covered by it. "My good offices are always available - and I conveyed this message yesterday to the representatives of the six-party talks", Guterres told reporters. Read More »

Costa treated like a 'criminal', wants to join Atletico Madrid

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We reported earlier on Monday that Costa has been fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea for failing to return to pre-season training with the club. When Conte was first appointed many expected Oscar to play a huge part in the team but he was quickly sold in December 2016 to China. Read More »

Residents rally against hate outside City Hall

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President Donald Trump has since remained out of sight and silent while pressure is mounting from both sides of the aisle for him to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups involved in the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia . Read More »

No North Korean missile attack expected

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North Korea's state-run media reported on Tuesday that Kim was briefed on the specific details of a missile strike. In a joint commentary in the Wall Street Journal , Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "the USA is willing to negotiate with Pyongyang ", but appeared to reject China's "suspension-for-suspension" proposal, in which North Korea would halt further nuclear and missile tests in return for the US and South Korea stopping joint military drills in the region. Read More »

A Driver's Guide to Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse

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In the weeks leading up to Monday's solar eclipse , the Discovery Center hadn't planned to hold an eclipse-viewing event. The last time Western New York experienced an eclipse like this, solar panels seemed futuristic. When you raise the glasses up towards the sky, the only thing you should see is a dim yellow circle of the sun. In a narrow path from OR to SC it will be a total eclipse with the moon completely blocking the sun for nearly three minutes. Read More »

NAFTA talks off to rocky start

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My hope is that together we will produce a result which moves us to freer markets, fairer and balanced trade, and stronger ties between our three countries. Concrete changes to the trade agreement will not come until several months from now, when the talks are more advanced. Salmonsen said he also believes there are a number of rules-related issues that can be improved, such as food safety using better science-based risk assessments and the biotech approval process, as well as geographic ... Read More »

North Korea says it will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August

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But Mayor Paul McDonald of Agana Heights, Guam , tells NPR that the threat from North Korea - and the fact that Trump is "fighting back with words" - is being taken very seriously by residents. US bombers have flown over the Korean Peninsula several times to show American strength after Pyongyang's missile tests. The North is responding to Trump's threat in a statement from its military carried by state-run news agency KCNA . Read More »