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World Pence says US will honor refugee deal
Author: 0 Pence says US will honor refugee deal

North Korea, the war in Syria and trade are all expected to be discussed during United States vice president Mike Pence's whirlwind weekend visit to Australia. Australia has fought alongside the U.S.in every major conflict since World War I, and is one of the largest contributors to the US -led military campaign in Iraq and Syria.

World ISIS monsters killed by . . . rampaging wild boars?
Author: 0 ISIS monsters killed by . . . rampaging wild boars?

Alsumaria News quoted a source as saying that " Daesh militants took revenge on the pigs that attacked the farmland ", but did not provide details. Al-Assi also charged that the jihadists had carried out a "massacre" in the Hawija area of civilians attempting to flee to Kurdish-controlled areas ahead of a planned offensive by the Iraqi military against IS forces in the area.

World 'Absurd': Saudi Arabia elected to United Nations women's rights commission
Author: 0 'Absurd': Saudi Arabia elected to United Nations women's rights commission

According to Human Rights Watch, adult women in Saudi Arabia live under a guardianship system that renders them "legal minors who can not make key decisions for themselves". "Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive cars", he added. The decision to include Saudi in this UN Commission on the Status of women couldn't have come at a more ironic time.

Author: 0 Trump strategy on North Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement'

The parade comes amid rising tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world, after a week-long series of spats directed toward the USA, and a looming possibility of the nation's sixth nuclear test. The Pentagon said a Navy carrier strike group is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 Influential women assemble for W20 summit in Berlin

President's famous daughter. Earlier in the evening, the German crowd appeared mostly curious about Ivanka Trump's White House role. Ms Trump replied: "Certainly not the latter". " Ivanka has had a long history with the magazine", Vogue editor-in-chief tells The Business of Fashion in an interview, "and I have respect for Ivanka and everything that she has achieved".

Author: 0 Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, more than 30,000 North Koreans have escaped - most after a deadly starvation in the mid-90s - and settled in the South. Such moves could test the developing North Korea policies of President Donald Trump, who has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, North Korea's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow the North's government.

Author: 0 Turkey arrests more than 800 as Erdogan launches fresh clampdown

Detention orders had been issued for 1,000 people, of which 803 had been detained, security sources said, in operations carried out across all 81 of Turkey's provinces. About 8,500 police officers were involved in the nationwide operation, Anadolu reported. They are the latest indication there will be no let-up in the fight against Turkey's perceived enemies after the referendum, with fighter jets on Tuesday pounding Kurdish militant targets in Iraq and northern Syria .

World Woman Stuck On Crane Downtown Toronto Rescued
Author: 0 Woman Stuck On Crane Downtown Toronto Rescued

A woman who became stuck on a downtown Toronto construction crane approximately 12 storeys in the air has been taken into police custody following a daring rescue by emergency workers. and a safety harness was placed on her before both of them could come down. Construction workers and passers-by gathered on the sidewalk to watch the rescue operation.

Author: 0 Australia to introduce stricter visa requirements for skilled workers

We're abolishing the 457 visas, the visas that bring temporary foreign workers into our country. The "457 visa" allows businesses facing skills shortages to employ labour from overseas, but has been slammed by unions amid claims that bosses were abusing it and local workers were missing out.

Author: 0 GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

This is the same rate that Trump pursued during his 2016 campaign, but officials had not signaled since the election whether he would stick to the pledge. The House tax plan includes a decrease of the corporate tax rate to 20 percent. Mr. Trump has chose to skip the White House Correspondence Dinner and instead will spend time with voters in a key swing state who helped him with the November election.

World Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died
Author: 0 Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

Connie was found dead in their basement, the warrant said. Mr Dabate, 40, said he arrived first at the property in CT, in the United States, following a phone alert that a burglar alarm had gone off moments after he dropped the couple's two children off at a local bus stop.

World 1 person dead, 1 injured in CT plane crash
Author: 0 1 person dead, 1 injured in CT plane crash

His son, Daniel, 21, was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and is expected to survive. It's still unknown who was flying the plane at the time it crashed. Joseph Tomanelli, his family, friends, colleagues and patients. He had been working out of a primary care practice on Masonic Avenue in Wallingford, Hartford Healthcare spokesman Shawn Mawhiney said.

World Netflix finally coming to China... sort of
Author: 0 Netflix finally coming to China... sort of

Netflix has been looking for a way to break into the mainland Chinese market as part of its plan to reach a broader global audience. Now Netflix has done just that, announcing that it signed a licensing deal with one of China's largest online video services, Baidu subsidiary iQiyi.

Author: 0 The New York Times fumbles photo comparison of Patriots White House visits

Along with the pictures, the Times simply wrote, "Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today". Brady had planned on making the White House visit, but will instead spend time with his mother who flew in from California to Boston to visit Brady and his family.

Author: 0 Anzac Day marked with moving Mandurah memorial service

At Polygon Wood, near Ypres in Belgium, there will be a service commemorating the centenary of Australian involvement in the Third Battle of Ypres. "But, personally I like to look at Anzac Day as a day to celebrate Australia". Over 26,000 Australians suffered at our side. Turkish casualties were estimated at 250,000. Crowd numbers were lower than usual at the memorial at Anzac Cove on the 102nd anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in 1915.

Author: 0 US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said 17 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, along with five organizations that may have used chemical weapons, have been placed on a list that freezes their assets in Canada and prohibits dealing with them.

Author: 0 Former Trump aide Michael Flynn 'may have broken law' over Russian payments

United States media has reported Flynn spoke at a 2015 conference in Russian Federation for the RT news outlet and received a payment of $45,000. "As a former military officer you simply can not take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else, and it appears as if he did take that money", the soon-t0-be former House Oversight chair continued.

World Don't Fall for It: Fake $50 coupon to Lowe's
Author: 0 Don't Fall for It: Fake $50 coupon to Lowe's

Those who click on the link are directed to take a survey on a website that looks like Lowe's but is instead a bogus site created to steal user's information. The Better Business Bureau gave several tips against such frauds, including this one: " Don't believe what you see ". Starbucks said in a statement, "there is a scam on Facebook offering a free $50 Starbucks Card".

World Six bodies recovered off Greek island of Lesbos
Author: 0 Six bodies recovered off Greek island of Lesbos

Among the survivors was a pregnant woman, who was taken to a hospital on the Aegean island for urgent medical assistance. "According to the pregnant woman, there were 25 people on board the boat that sank", the coastguard spokeswoman says.

World Texas lawmaker gives up food to protest SB 4
Author: 0 Texas lawmaker gives up food to protest SB 4

Numerous studies have shown that sanctuary city policies actually make communities safer, due to increased trust between local law enforcement agencies and undocumented immigrant residents. On the Facebook event page for the fast, organizers write: "This bill will undermine community policing efforts and will affect our neighbors, our workforce, kids in our schools, and the relationship between police and our communities".

Author: 0 Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Although the image was deleted, Trump later said he wished that his staffers had left it in place and allowed him to defend it. To the veterans of World War II in the audience who helped liberate the survivors of Hitler's crimes, Trump said , 'Your sacrifice helped save freedom for the world, for the entire world'.

World IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova
Author: 0 IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova

Another British athlete, Kelly Sotherton, who originally placed fifth in the Beijing heptathlon, could now be upgraded to bronze. The 29-year-old had been promoted to third after the original silver medallist, Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine, was disqualified after testing positive for steroids.

Author: 0 France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

It may have been a huge triumph for a 39-year-old who was virtually unknown in France before becoming economy minister three years ago, and who founded his political movement only last year. Emmanuel Macron: "In two weeks, I want to become your president, ghe president of all people of France , the president of patriots against the threat of nationalists".

World Snow could hit Preston as temperatures plunge overnight
Author: 0 Snow could hit Preston as temperatures plunge overnight

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the air moving over Britain from the Arctic will bring large thunder clouds which could result in hailstorms, thunder and lightning as well as the possibility of sleet and snow flurries. This cold front is forecast to bring wintry showers of snow and rain and overnight frosts this week, with temperatures set hit zero overnight and to be up to 5C lower than the seasonal average for the area during the day.