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  • New Facebook Data Shows Russians Targeted Users by Race, Religion, Politics

    1 November 2017 7:43 PM 97

    Data was released by lawmakers as part of a probe into Russian interference in U.S. presidential election Russian operatives targeted users on Facebook Inc. by race, political preference, religion and interests such as gun ownership, according to advertising data released by lawmakers on Wednesday as part of congressional investigations into Russian

  • North Korea nuclear base: Radiation leak fears after collapse

    1 November 2017 1:42 PM 400

    A TUNNEL collapse at North Korea’s key nuclear testing site has sparked renewed fears of a major radiation leak and environmental disaster. It is understood about 100 workers at the Punggye-ri nuclear site were killed in the collapse which took place around September 10 and followed Pyongyang’s sixth atomic test earlier that month, Japanese broadcaster

  • New York attack: Uzbekistan president offers to help US with suspect

    1 November 2017 9:27 AM 238

    The Uzebkistan president on Wednesday offered to help US authorities in the investigation into the truck driver suspect, who is reportedly a Uzbek national, of the fatal New York truck attack. "Uzbekistan is ready to use all forces and resources to help in the investigation of this act of terror," President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, offering condolences

  • Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

    1 November 2017 8:35 AM 102

    The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum seekers and PNG authorities continues. Yesterday hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave the detention centre, even after power and water were cut and food supplies dwindled, in a deadlock that human rights

  • Hamas hands over control of Gaza Strip border to Palestinian Authority

    1 November 2017 7:46 AM 104

    Nazmi Muhanna, the Palestinian Authority's top official for border crossings, formally received control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt from his Hamas counterpart. At a separate checkpoint with Israel, an AFP photographer also saw Hamas installations being dismantled. At the Rafah crossing, Palestinian and Egyptian flags were flying, with large pictures

  • Manus detention centre: Julie Bishop upsets PNG MPs

    1 November 2017 5:31 AM 114

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop appeared to have upset sections of the Papua New Guinea government by claiming PNG was responsible for accommodating the asylum seekers who have been refusing to leave the shut down Manus Island detention centre. PNG government sources have expressed frustration at the comments which were reported prominently in one of the main PNG newspapers

  • Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

    1 November 2017 3:40 AM 106

    Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move to the "transit" accommodation in nearby Lorengau for fear of what awaits them there. All Australian security personnel and essential services have been withdrawn, leaving the men to fend for themselves

  • Illegal tobacco helps fund North Korea’s nuclear regime

    1 November 2017 1:47 AM 124

    A US security chief’s allegation may answer the enduring question of where Kim Jong-un’s North Korea finds the money for its intimidating military stockpile. David Luna says the North Korean regime accumulates most of its wealth through a network of “criminal enterprises that trade in everything from goods made by forced labour to counterfeit currency

  • Bloodbath in downtown New York City after driver mows down pedestrians and cyclists

    1 November 2017 12:52 AM 330

    THE ‘lone wolf terrorist’ who mowed down cyclists and pedestrians before smashing into a school bus, killing eight and injuring a dozen more, left a note pledging allegiance to IS. At least eight people are dead after Sayfullo Saipov, 29, drove the wrong way at high speed down a bike path in Battery Park City near the World Trade Centre site at 3.15pm local

  • Manhattan terror attack: Eight people dead, more than a dozen injured after ute drives into crowd

    31 October 2017 9:29 PM 91

    A man in a rented ute has driven onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial in New York City, killing eight people and injuring more than a dozen others. The 29-year-old driver was then shot by police in the abdomen after jumping out with what turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun. Police said they were not releasing his identity