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Politics live as Parliament debates plebiscite on same-sex marriage

It is now likely Australia will go to a postal vote later this year. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes one of the weakest arguments against a same-sex marriage plebiscite is that it may create hurtful debate for LGBTI people. Instead it would be spent on a useless opinion survey given that conservative Liberal senators, such as Eric Abetz, have indicated they will not change their vote ... [Full Article...]

USA claims to speak with one voice on N. Korea

Trump said the USA would respond to any provocation by North Korea with "fire and fury", to which the country said they would retaliate against any such action. "That's been true going back 30 years". However, he said that Trump would have more leeway to responsd if the North attacks first. "He realizes that the US has to return to prominence on the world stage in terms of its military s... [Full Article...]

Jean-Claude Juncker in Expenses Row Over £24450 Private Plane to Rome

Jean-Claude Juncker in Expenses Row Over £24450 Private Plane to Rome The travel costs reveal regular use of chartered planes to transport Brussels' 28 commissioners. It cost €77,118 for her and aides to travel by "air taxi" to summits in Azerbaijan and Armenia between 29 February and 2 March 2016. Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage branded the claim " outrageous " and "clearly over the top". Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the private jet was chartered b... [Full Article...]

Australian leader says gay marriage could be law this year

Australians would not be forced to vote on the issue and the postal plebiscite would be voluntary. The Australian Bureau of Statistics would oversee the process, which would cost taxpayers about $96 million. Opinion polls in Australia show people supporting same-sex marriage, but gay rights advocates fear that because the issue doesn't concern everyone, it will be easier for opponents of same-... [Full Article...]

Bus crashes into shop in London high street

Bus crashes into shop in London high street However at this stage it is not clear how many people are injured. "The driver has been taken to a south London hospital". Firefighters are on the scene using cutting equipment to free them. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Police were called at approximately 06:55hrs on Thursday, 10 August to reports of a bus in collision with a building on Lavender Hill at the junction with Halt... [Full Article...]

Stocks Close Mostly Lower Amid Geopolitical Concerns

Stocks Close Mostly Lower Amid Geopolitical Concerns The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 33.08 points, or 0.15 percent, to 22,085.34, the S&P 500 lost 5.99 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,474.92 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 13.31 points, or 0.21 percent, to 6,370.46. "We are encouraged by our first-quarter performance, although we continue to believe that fiscal 2018 will be a transition year for our company, as we focus on laying the foun... [Full Article...]

Midtown East Rezoning Gets Final Approval from City Council

Midtown East Rezoning Gets Final Approval from City Council The plan covers an area from East 39th Street to East 57th Street, with Third Avenue on one side and Madison Avenue on the other. In November 2013, the Bloomberg administration rescinded an earlier rezoning proposal after it became clear that the administration didn't have key support from the City Council . [Full Article...]

Wedding crashers leave behind photo, 'Buck for Luck'

Wedding crashers leave behind photo, 'Buck for Luck' But her best friend and maid of honor, Aimee Boardman, was always suspicious that the pair had been crashing - they made no efforts to hide the fact that they didn't belong, she explained. "Unbelievable!" Boardman told Parsippany Patch . It had a $1 note in it - "a buck for luck" - and the message: Dear Fox's, 1) Congratulations! "Then, the next morning she opened the card pictured below with... [Full Article...]

Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) Institutional Investor Positioning

Us Bancorp De decreased its stake in Packaging Corp America (PKG) by 4.7% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Manhattan Co. Northern Corp stated it has 0.18% in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D). Advisor Limited Com has invested 0.08% in Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG). Its down 0.43, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. [Full Article...]

Regional Alliance ALBA Condemns Sanctions against Venezuela: Statement

Regional Alliance ALBA Condemns Sanctions against Venezuela: Statement Protests against Maduro's government and the new Assembly have left at least 120 dead since April. But opposition lawmaker Juan Requenses predicts it won't take long to remobilize foes of the socialist administration. Juan Carlos Caguaripano is among those the military is searching for. "We are being condemned for doing our job, for guaranteeing the legitimate right to peaceful protest ... [Full Article...]

NASA offers advice on how to prepare for viewing the solar eclipse

NASA is issuing a warning for all who are out buying special glasses to watch the solar eclipse . Watauga County K-8 schools will extend the school day by 15 minutes August 21 to allow for parents and students to view the upcoming solar eclipse . [Full Article...]

Delhi police arrests terror suspect belonging to Ansarullah Bangla outfit

Delhi police arrests terror suspect belonging to Ansarullah Bangla outfit Last week, the UP ATS had also arrested a suspect from the Bengal module. The accused is associated with the Bengal module of the terror outfit. According to early reports, Raza-ul-Haq was involved in fake currency racket. These terrorists were linked to the Zakir Musa faction which owes allegiance to the al-Qaeda. Officials alleged that Ahmed is originally a member of Ansarullah Bangla Team (AB... [Full Article...]

Asian stocks lower as US, NKorea nuclear tensions rise

Asian stocks lower as US, NKorea nuclear tensions rise In China, the Shanghai Composite closed down 0.2%, while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 0.1%. Korea's Kospi stock benchmark lost 1.1% as geopolitical concerns grew, while USA stocks traded modestly lower (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-pull-back-on-rising-north-korea-tensions-2017-08-09). [Full Article...]

Navy pilot ejects from aircraft off Florida, rescued by Coast Guard

Navy pilot ejects from aircraft off Florida, rescued by Coast Guard The pilot ejected from the plane and was found about 20 nautical miles southwest of Key West. The helicopter crew saw an emergency smoke signal and located the pilot in the water, the Coast Guard said. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued the pilot by hoisting him from the water at about 1:15 p.m., officials said. The pilot, who has not been named, had no significant injuries. [Full Article...]

Suspected device found in Akal Takhat Express train, diffused

Suspected device found in Akal Takhat Express train, diffused The train going from Kolkata to Amritsar was stopped at a railway station in Amethi , Uttar Pradesh when the suspicious object was found near the wash basin in one of the second-tier coaches. According to news agency ANI , the letter said "Dujana ki shahadat ka badla ab Hindustan ko chukana padega,"(India will have to pay the price for Abu Dujana's "martyrdom" ). [Full Article...]

Homelessness in Wales is set to rise according to charity

Homelessness in Wales is set to rise according to charity The report estimates that at any one time around 300 people slept rough in 2016, 3,100 households were sofa surfing and 200 households were living in unsuitable temporary accommodation. "Homelessness has been steadily rising in all its forms since 2010, partly because of the pressures on the housing market but also some of the welfare changes that have come into force over the past few years". [Full Article...]

Top election body dismisses hacking claims in Kenya elections

Top election body dismisses hacking claims in Kenya elections He also reassured Kenyans that "the Kenyan spirit is as alive today as it was during the struggle for our independence". In the violent 2007 election , the vote was peaceful, but violence flared after Odinga, who was the opposition candidate at the time, rejected the result and the then-incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, had himself sworn into office in the dead of night. [Full Article...]

Guam Governor Downplays N. Korean Missile Threat

Guam Governor Downplays N. Korean Missile Threat Both slid to more than one-month lows. The DPRK made the threat via their state-run KCNA news agency with a statement saying "the KPA strategic force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. [Full Article...]

ME legislators react to Trump's 'fire and fury' remark

ME legislators react to Trump's 'fire and fury' remark Humphrey said a Commission on Presidential Capacity could potentially remove Trump under Article 25 of the Constitution, which states the vice president should assume the role of president if he and a congressional majority believe the president is unable to discharge his duties. [Full Article...]

IMPD officer injured following chase on Indy's southeast side

IMPD officer injured following chase on Indy's southeast side The victim was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, reportedly in good condition. IMPD says that the officer was chasing a stolen vehicle and crashed into a parked auto. Authorities have the passenger of the stolen vehicle in custody and are using K9 partners to locate the driver. This story will continue to be updated as details are confirmed. [Full Article...]


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