• Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues
Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

Speaking to TICKY on Friday, Sydney Games chief executive Patrick Kidd said the first major Invictus Games Sydney event, a motor sport course on Cockatoo Island today, would be "the most challenging competition they've put forward yet".

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  • Mueller's not being pressured to end probe after midterms
Mueller's not being pressured to end probe after midterms

He asked Judge T.S. Ellis to move on to the sentencing phase quickly, so he could be moved out of confinement at the Alexandria detention center and into a Bureau of Prisons facility, if he is sentenced to prison. How and when exactly Mueller's investigation will finally conclude has captured significant public attention as President Donald Trump f...

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  • John Kelly and John Bolton Argue Over Immigration
John Kelly and John Bolton Argue Over Immigration

Bolton criticised DHS, and Kelly defended Nielsen, a former deputy whom he supported to replace him at the department. " I've not heard about it. No ", Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon when asked about the fight, before departing to Montana for a campaign rally.

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  • Trump rebuked for praising Republican who body-slammed reporter
Trump rebuked for praising Republican who body-slammed reporter

Gianforte, a Republican elected Montana's congressman despite the violence, pleaded guilty a year ago to assault . "One can hardly fathom the twisted psyche of a president who, after acknowledging that Jamal Khashoggi , a contributing columnist for The Post's Global Opinions , had likely been murdered, would go before a cheering mob to lavish ...

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  • Charged Russian national 'had nothing to do with my campaign'
Charged Russian national 'had nothing to do with my campaign'

According to the complaint, between January 2016 and June 2018, the project had a proposed budget of more than $35 million, though not all of that was spent on operations in the U.S. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence blasted China in a speech saying Russia's influence efforts in America pale in comparison with the covert and overt activities of ...

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  • Crimea mourns victims of school massacre dubbed 'Russian Columbine'
Crimea mourns victims of school massacre dubbed 'Russian Columbine'

Thirteen people were killed and 50 more wounded, a lot of them teenagers, after a blast tore into a college canteen in Russian-annexed Crimea in what Moscow called a "terrorist" attack. Security has been stepped up in the city of 150,000, which sits in the far east of Crimea and is where a recently-opened bridge links the Russian mainland to its ...

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  • Migrants break through fence at Guatemala border
Migrants break through fence at Guatemala border

A caravan of 3,000 migrants is moving north through Central America and toward the USA southern border - on a collision course with the midterm elections, as yet another factor that could sway voters. What would he do, have our soldiers shoot the would-be immigrants if they don't stop walking forward? Mexico has implemented what the ambassador ...

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  • Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ in writer case
Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ in writer case

Mr Khashoggi was once an adviser to the Saudi royal family but fell out of favour with the Saudi government and went into self-imposed exile. Asked if he had reviewed the purported recording of Khashoggi's killing, Trump told reporters on Saturday: "I have not".

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  • Meghan Markle’s sweet tribute to bestie Serena Williams
Meghan Markle’s sweet tribute to bestie Serena Williams

Harry and Meghan then went on to the city's Government House, where they were presented with a display of 150 women showcasing a number of activities, including netball, yoga, boxercise, cricket, cycling and Zumba. "I didn't expect it to happen because it against protocol". "It just makes everything that happened over the past year disappear"....

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  • No progress at Brexit summit, talks continue
No progress at Brexit summit, talks continue

The 27 leaders then refused to sign off on a special November summit planned to seal the divorce deal, pushing any agreement back to a December summit - just four months before Brexit . The ongoing Brexit talks will explore extending the transition period, during which nothing will change after Brexit in March 2019. Should a solution not be foun...

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan talk royal baby names on Australia Tour
Prince Harry and Meghan talk royal baby names on Australia Tour

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex meet a local surfing community group, known as OneWave , raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing. Meghan Markle isn't the only royal who can rock some bling! But of course, Meghan's estranged sister Samantha had her two cents to say. The couple announced they are expecting t...

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  • Drug-impaired driving concerns as Canada legalises cannabis
Drug-impaired driving concerns as Canada legalises cannabis

Investor reaction to Canada's newly legal cannabis market took a brighter turn by late Wednesday morning, with a few stocks turning positive after the sector started the day in the red. Who's betting on Canadian marijuana? The day was historic for the country as adult Canadians will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after almo...

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  • 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college
10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

Most of the victims were students. Russian Federation annexed the peninsula in March 2014, after a referendum in which the population of Crimea chose to become part of Russian Federation. "A strong explosion went off, but thank God, I was already outside and saw our guys being thrown out of the windows by the explosive wave", said one student.

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  • Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria
Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

A third female health worker remains captive. According to Patricia Danzi , ICRC's regional director for Africa , "the news of Hauwa's death has broken our hearts ". Condemning the execution, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres said: "Those responsible must be brought to justice". The UN chief stressed the importance of pr...

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  • Theresa May insists Brexit deal remains achievable
Theresa May insists Brexit deal remains achievable

Theresa May met European Union leaders in a bid to get Brexit talks back on track. But fellow European Union leaders sounded impatient, signalling that they were ready to listen to May but also preparing to discuss plans for Britain crashing out of the bloc in March without a deal.

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  • Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace
Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Across the country, recreational cannabis can now be purchased legally, with stores opening to excited customers for the first time on Wednesday. The legal age to purchase marijuana in several parts of Canada is 19, while residents of Alberta and Quebec can legally buy pot once they are 18.

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  • Police Investigating Whether Student Gave Cookies Made With Grandparents’ Ashes To Classmates
Police Investigating Whether Student Gave Cookies Made With Grandparents’ Ashes To Classmates

Up to nine students may have consumed the cookies and none were ill as a result, Davis Police Lieutenant Paul Doroshov told Yahoo Lifestyle. The cookies have not yet been tested, Doroshov said. Da Vinci Charter Academy Principal Tyler Millsap released a statement on Tuesday. So far, the allegations come from student reports and not physical...

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  • Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany
Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany

During negotiations over the hostage, the man asked for the release of a Tunisian woman and demanded to be allowed to leave the train station unimpeded, Rueschenschmidt told reporters. Deutsche Bahn, who operates the railroad, tweeted that trains in the station are delayed and the station is blocked. Police didn't give details about the hostage-t...

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  • Trudeau has 'real concerns' about disappearance of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
Trudeau has 'real concerns' about disappearance of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves " severe punishment " if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi .

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  • Trump Denies Making His $1 Million Offer for Warren DNA Test
Trump Denies Making His $1 Million Offer for Warren DNA Test

She released them to the public Monday morning in a video on a new website Warren's staff created to explain her heritage. Many believe that this is a first step in clearing her name so she can run against Trump in 2020. Trump has repeatedly referred to her as " Pocahontas ", including as recently as last week. "I didn't say that". At a ...

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  • Stanford Prof’s DNA Analysis Of Elizabeth Warren Points To Native American Heritage
Stanford Prof’s DNA Analysis Of Elizabeth Warren Points To Native American Heritage

The DNA analysis on Warren was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante. She concedes in the video that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history". How has Warren been taunted? When pressed about the $1 million Trump publicly offered to give to the charity of Warren's choice if she pr...

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  • Journalist's disappearance: S. Arabia rejects threats (Lead, Changing Dateline)
Journalist's disappearance: S. Arabia rejects threats (Lead, Changing Dateline)

Trump said "we would be punishing ourselves" by stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia because it is a "tremendous order for our companies" and that the Middle Eastern nation would simply purchase its weapons from Russian Federation. Still, regional traders said speculation the Khashoggi case might deter some inflows of foreign investment - and ...

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  • Seven climbers found dead in Nepal snowstorm, two still missing
Seven climbers found dead in Nepal snowstorm, two still missing

The violent snowstorm buried the climbers at the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres near the south face of Mount Dhaulagiri in western Nepal on Friday evening, said Wangchu Sherpa, the Managing Director at Trekking Camp Nepal. The climbers had been waiting for the bad weather to clear so they could begin their climb on the risky Himalayan pea...

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  • American Pastor Held in Turkey Released After TWO YEARS
American Pastor Held in Turkey Released After TWO YEARS

The news agency says Brunson was also charged with spying for Kurdish militants. Brunson, 50, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, has always rejected the charges and strongly maintained his innocence. But Turkey insists the judiciary is independent and US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said she was "not aware" of any...

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  • Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory
Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory

The group noticed the woman had disappeared, leaving the bucket she was using. The woman was attacked while on the job about 10 this morning near the community of Gangan, about 206km south west of Yirrkala. Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Yirralka Rangers program, first reported the attack to authorities, and has since ...

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  • Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist
Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

Crown Prince Mohammed's brother and the Saudi ambassador to the US, Khaled, has insisted all the reports about his disappearance or death "are completely false and baseless ". Erdogan has said he would await the results of an investigation. Though wary of each other, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have traditionally tried to avoid public spats.

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  • Israelis killed in Palestinian shooting attack: Netanyahu
Israelis killed in Palestinian shooting attack: Netanyahu

A third woman was moderately injured, Israel's medical emergency service said. The attacker killed 28-year-old Kim Yehezkel, a mother of an infant son, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three, before fleeing. Israeli media said the shooter was a former worker at the factory before he was sacked recently. AFP reported yesterday ("Pale...

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  • Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh

Manchin, the only remaining undeclared lawmaker, used an emailed statement to announce his support for Kavanaugh moments after Collins finished talking. That's not conclusive evidence of what they will do on Saturday, but it sure looks better for Kavanaugh's chances than if they had voted against ending debate on the nomination.

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  • Kim expected to meet 'soon' with leaders of China, Russia: Seoul
Kim expected to meet 'soon' with leaders of China, Russia: Seoul

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appealed to Pompeo to cease actions that Beijing sees as threatening its core interests, in order to avoid disrupting cooperation over North Korea and other issues. He also expressed his hope of facilitating communication and cooperation with China on major worldwide and regional issues. On Monday, Pompeo wrap...

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  • Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process
Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

Then, once Trump was elected president, McConnell used his Senate majority to push Neil Gorsuch and now Brett Kavanaugh into Supreme Court seats. "I think it will be something very, very special", Trump told reporters gathered on the South Lawn. Sen. Susan Collins , whose "yes" vote turned the tide in Kavanaugh's favor, said Sunday on CNN...

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