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UK's Brexit Secretary Raab resigns thrusting May's government into turmoil

Thursday  13:53,   15 november 2018
reuters

UK's Brexit Secretary Raab resigns thrusting May's government into turmoil just two days after she clinched an EU divorce deal that was mauled by opponents, allies and mutinous members of her party. "Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the... >>>

A White House aide picked a fight with Melania Trump. The first lady won.

Thursday  12:13,   15 november 2018
washingtonpost

The first lady’s decision to publicly push for the ouster of a senior member of her husband’s staff shows a new willingness to weigh in on White House... >>>

Pence tells Suu Kyi that Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya is ‘without excuse’

Thursday  09:27,   15 november 2018
msn

Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday that the treatment of her country's stateless Rohingya Muslim population was inexcusable.... >>>

Duterte 'skipped meetings for power naps'

Thursday  07:57,   15 november 2018
bbc

The 73-year-old president of the Philippines later defended his actions saying: "What's wrong with my nap?" Mr Duterte has previously missed events at other international summits as well as in the Philippines. His health has been a constant source... >>>

U.S. Catholic church hit with two national lawsuits by sex-abuse victims

Thursday  06:35,   15 november 2018
washingtonpost

Victims seek the names of all Catholic clergy involved in abuse nationwide, and a class-action suit accuses the church of racketeering and... >>>

The day silence falls over South Korea

Thursday  04:00,   15 november 2018
bbc

More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their... >>>

Liberal candidate for marginal Yan Yean gone after anti-Muslim video surfaces

Thursday  03:25,   15 november 2018
theage.com.au

The Liberal Party's candidate for the marginal seat of Yan Yean has quit as the endorsed candidate after a video surfaced that appeared to show her making allegations against... >>>

AP: Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles following domestic violence incident

Thursday  02:56,   15 november 2018
usatoday

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rose to prominence representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal pursuit against President Donald Trump, is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence, a law enforcement... >>>

Michelle and Malia Obama once sneaked out of the White House

Thursday  02:56,   15 november 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Michelle Obama says her eldest daughter, Malia, sneaked out of the White House with her in 2015 to celebrate the legalisation of gay... >>>

Lion Air claims Boeing withheld info on plane that crashed

Thursday  02:22,   15 november 2018
9news.com.au

Boeing was facing mounting pressure Wednesday over the Indonesia airplane disaster as the owner of the doomed jet joined a US pilots' group in alleging the company failed to warn pilots about the potential hazards of a new safety feature implicated... >>>

Fiji's Bainimarama heads towards victory

Thursday  02:06,   15 november 2018
msn

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama appears set to hold onto power, with provisional election results giving him a slim parliamentary majority. Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama looks increasingly likely to stay in power following the... >>>

Ailing musician died next to his service dog in Paradise fire

Thursday  01:31,   15 november 2018
latimes

A rock 'n' roll musician, Ernie Foss had lived in San Francisco all his life until being priced out of the city a decade... >>>

Women are tweeting photos of their underwear with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent after an Irish teen's thong was used against her in a rape trial

Thursday  00:56,   15 november 2018
businessinsider.com.au

A 27-year-old man was found not guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl in Cork, Ireland, earlier this month. Before the ruling was made, defence barrister Elizabeth O'Connell noted that the girl had been wearing a lacy thong on the night in... >>>

Judge admonishes El Chapo's lawyer for opening statement

Thursday  00:45,   15 november 2018
msn

A U.S. judge has admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo after his opening... >>>

IS fighter with strong family links to Australia is sentenced to death

Wednesday  23:46,   14 november 2018
abc.net.au

An Iraqi court handed down the ruling after Tarek Khayat allegedly made detailed admissions about the operations and plots of the extremist group, the ABC... >>>