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  • Trump's bipartisanship overhyped by media foes; he'll do what it takes to move agenda forward

    15 September 2017 6:41 PM 9

    President Trump is not looking for bipartisanship; he’s looking for insurance. If your agenda hinged on support from the likes of John McCain, you’d want insurance too. Trump’s reported DACA deal with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi has unhinged conservatives, who were already alarmed by the president’s agreement with the same duo to raise

  • Justine Damond: Police union boss defends officer who killed Australian woman

    15 September 2017 12:39 AM 14

    Just one day after the completion of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond, the Minneapolis police union boss has spoken out in defence of the officer who shot her. In a letter published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Lieutenant Bob Kroll questioned the "lack of professionalism" and objectivity of the top prosecutor

  • Republicans seethe as Trump flirts with Democrats on immigration

    15 September 2017 12:24 AM 34

    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday infuriated some of his staunchest supporters by appearing to back away from vows to curb illegal immigration and embracing a deal with opposition Democrats. Longtime allies dubbed Trump "Amnesty Don" and warned he risked fracturing his political base, after the enigmatic president opened the door for hundreds

  • North Korea fires another missile over Japan; launch came from Pyongyang; landed in Pacific Ocean

    14 September 2017 11:32 PM 12

    North Korea has ratcheted up the tension in its nuclear stand-off with the US, firing a ballistic missile which flew over Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 kilometres to the east of the country. "These repeated provocations on the part of North Korea are not permissible and we protest in the strongest words," Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary

  • As sanctions bite, North Korea threatens US with ‘ashes and darkness’

    14 September 2017 1:14 PM 41

    A North Korean state agency has threatened to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup

  • Donald Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats, says border security trade-off would have to be 'massive'

    14 September 2017 12:48 PM 16

    US President Donald Trump has denied an assertion by two top Democrats that they reached an agreement that would preserve protections for young immigrants in the US illegally while providing border security enhancements, but not the southern wall he has coveted. "No deal was made last night on DACA," Mr Trump wrote in one of a series of posts on Twitter

  • Martin Shkreli jailed after post offering money for Hillary Clinton's hair

    14 September 2017 10:48 AM 29

    A US judge has jailed former pharmaceuticals company boss Martin Shkreli after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton. Defence attorneys had argued at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that the post by Shkreli, offering a $5,000 bounty to anyone

  • Fire tears through Malaysia Islamic school dormitory, killing 23

    14 September 2017 8:11 AM 25

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit "shouldn't have been there." Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror

  • Mystery eyeless sea creature found on beach after hurricane

    14 September 2017 4:48 AM 57

    A mystery, eyeless creature of the deep that washed up on the shores of Texas amid the tempest brought by Hurricane Harvey has been identified. Twitter user Preeti Desai spotted the unusual sea creature on the beach near Texas City, Texas, southeast of storm-ravaged Houston. "Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?" Ms Desai asked along with several

  • Lawsuit settles monkey Naruto's selfie rights

    14 September 2017 4:10 AM 14

    San Francisco: A US lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs snapped by a monkey has been settled before a federal court could answer the novel legal question. Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photo agreed to donate 25 per cent of any future revenue to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques