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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced plans to boost defence spending by 40 percent over the next 10 years, including investing in long-range missiles as part of an effort to deter or respond to aggression in Indo-Pacific region.

Australia prepares massive defence boost in ‘dangerous’ world

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced plans to boost defence spending by 40 percent over the next 10 years, including investing in long-range missiles as part of an effort to "deter or respond to aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region.
A man walks past a makeshift memorial for Andres Guardado on June 23, 2020 in Gardena, California near where he was fatally shot by an LA County sheriff’s deputy on June 18 after he reportedly displayed a handgun. – An autopsy for the deceased 18-year-old Guardado has been put on a “security hold” by the Sheriff’s Department, according to a statement from the coroner’s office. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Probe demanded over Latino police shooting death in Los Angeles

Los Angeles officials Tuesday demanded an independent probe into the death of a young Latino security guard, whose shooting by police has fueled more protests against police brutality and racism.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on Nov. 11. ANTHONY WALLACE-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Hong Kong protests rage after day of heavy violence, arrests

Riot police stormed through the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district on Tuesday, deploying tear gas and making arrests as they tried to clear the streets where thousands of anti-government protesters had turned out.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, flanked by eight of her ministers, addresses the press in Tamar. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests pushing city to ‘very dangerous situation’ – leader

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Monday accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to “destroy” the city in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes.
Protesters renew calls for an independent inquiry into police brutality [Anthony Wallace-AFP]

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to denounce police brutality

Thousands of people are once again pouring onto the streets of Hong Kong, as anti-government protesters renew calls for an independent inquiry into police brutality, alongside other key pro-democracy demands.

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Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.