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Gay Saudi couple seeks asylum in Australia

Two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Deborah Pilgrim went missing on Sunday while camping with friends about 100 kilometres from the South Australian state capital of Adelaide.

‘SOS’ picked up on CCTV saves woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an ‘SOS’ sign scrawled in the earth on his property.
New York police officers secure a crime scene outside a club after a shooting in Brooklyn on October 12, 2019. – At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at a social club in New York eary Saturday, police said. No one has been arrested over the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, and the motive and exact circumstances are not known, a New York police official told AFP. The local affiliate of ABC News described the place where the shooting took place as an after-hours club. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

At least four dead in NYC shooting

No one has been arrested over the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, and the motive and exact circumstances are not known, a New York police official told AFP.
Several out-of-control bushfires in eastern Australia have destroyed a number of buildings and homes, officials have said, issuing emergency warnings.

Out-of-control bushfires destroy homes in Australia

Three out-of-control bushfires in northern New South Wales (NSW) have been upgraded to emergency level, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) said on Tuesday, adding the bushfires were spreading quickly.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

‘Treason,’ ‘civil war,’ Donald Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter

Conspiracy theories, calls to arrest Democrats for treason, ominous warnings about civil war: President Donald Trump, facing the threat of impeachment, is ramping up his bellicose rhetoric on Twitter to a new level.
School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.

Thousands turn out for school climate strikes in Australia

School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.
President Donald Trump pushed to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

US mounts pressure on Iran over Saudi oil facility attack

The U.S. on Monday kept the pressure on Iran, accusing it of perpetrating a damaging attack on Saudi oil refineries even as rebel fighters in Yemen doubled down on their claim of responsibility.
Manchester United has rejected Real Madrid new proposal for Paul Pogba, according to report.

Real Madrid aim for final push for Premier League midfielder

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is aiming to make a final bid for the Premier League star Paul Pogba on the transfer deadline day, according to report.
Joe Walsh, 57, served one term as a Republican representative from Illinois between 2011 and 2013 before losing his bid for re-election. Carolyn Kaster-AP

Former congressman Joe Walsh to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 GOP primary

Former Republican Congressman, Joe Walsh, once a backer of President Donald Trump, said he would mount a Republican primary challenge to the president because “we can’t take four more years of Donald Trump”.
President of Nauru, Baron Waqa

Nauru president loses election

The president of Nauru has lost his bid to retain power in the tiny Pacific nation, losing his seat in a national election, Australian media reported Sunday.

US government to detain migrant’s children more than 20 days

The United States (US) government is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, two administration officials, according to a CNN report.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Jose Camacho: Lionel Messi can’t be the best Argentine without a World Cup

Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

White House says ‘no recession in sight’ despite market turmoil

White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.

US immigration raids hundreds of undocumented migrants

US officials said that some 680 undocumented migrants were detained in a major series of raids Wednesday at food processing plants in the southeastern United States, part of President Donald Trump’s announced crackdown on illegal immigration.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

Rapper A$AP Rocky back in Los Angeles from Sweden

US rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Los Angeles after a Swedish court released him pending the verdict of an assault trial, US media reported Saturday.
A woman allegedly decapitated her mother in Sydney after an argument turned violent

Woman ‘beheads’ own mother in Australia

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour’s house.
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Emmys: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ lead nominations

The HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ got the most nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards. Newsmen report that in the nomination list, announced on Tuesday, ‘Game of Thrones’...
Disney has cancelled a film premiere for Descendants 3 after the death of star Cameron Boyce.

Disney cancels premiere after death of star Cameron Boyce

Disney has cancelled a film premiere for Descendants 3 after the death of star Cameron Boyce.

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Kim You-geun, a national security official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House, speaks during a press briefing on the General Security of Military Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 22, 2019. – South Korea will suspend the expiry of a critical military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, Seoul said on November 22, just hours before the pact was due to expire as the two US allies row. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea salvages military pact with Japan at 11th hour

The pact was due to expire at midnight amid a sharp deterioration in ties between the two democracies and market economies that has alarmed Washington as it seeks to curb the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea.

Reps PDP caucus seeks visa bans over Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives led by Kingsley Chinda has condemned the recent elections held in Kogi and Bayelsa States, calling for visa ban and travel restrictions against those involved in the alleged manipulation, distraction and violence recorded during the exercise.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Citizens giving up on Nigerian project

Emeritus Archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Thursday in Enugu lamented the general despair in the country, saying that long delayed and unfulfilled hopes are making people to give up on the viability of the Nigerian project.
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Diego Maradona announces Gimnasia return – two days after quitting

Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he is to return as manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - two days after he quit.

ECB chief tells Europe to ‘innovate and invest’

Christine Lagarde on Friday urged European countries to “innovate and invest” more to support growth at a time of global uncertainty, in her first major policy speech as president of the European Central Bank.