• ABC chairman Justin Milne resigns
ABC chairman Justin Milne resigns

In just two explosive days, the situation also spawned two inquiries into the ABC's leadership crisis: one spurred by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield , and another in the Senate, where the Labor Party opposition and Greens have the numbers to outvote the government.

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  • France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech
France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech

General Assembly address on Tuesday, suggesting Mr. Trump had "xenophobic tendencies resembling a Nazi disposition", among other criticisms. The U.S. "Confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength". Rouhani accused the USA of pressuring other countries to violate the nuclear agreement and threatening to punish those who comply with th...

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  • Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick

Swetnick said in the affidavit that in 1982, she was the victim of one of the gang rapes at a party where Kavanaugh and Judge was present. Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge , was in the room watching and laughing.

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  • Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee
Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee

Murkowski later told Alaska Public Media's Washington reporter, Liz Ruskin, that the response to the question was "perhaps somewhat flip" and that she's not calling for an FBI investigation. Swetnick says that in 1981 and 1982, she became aware of efforts by Judge, Kavanaugh and others to "spike the punch at house parties" so as to "cause girls t...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct
Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct

The statement references Julie Swetnick , whose accusation was made public by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti . However, the New Yorker was not able to corroborate this allegation with any of the named witnesses. Michael Avenatti , attorney for Stephanie Clifford, also known as adult film actress Stormy Daniels . "That's totally false and o...

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  • Adultery no longer a crime as Supreme Court strikes down Section 497
Adultery no longer a crime as Supreme Court strikes down Section 497

He added that the law discriminated against women , saying "treating women with indignity or discrimination invites the wrath of the constitution". A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today unanimously struck down Section 497 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which penalises adultery.

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  • Alan Hogg: bodies of British man and wife found in Thailand
Alan Hogg: bodies of British man and wife found in Thailand

The couple, who had been together for 30 years, were said to have been dead for about a week. A spokesman for the British embassy in Bangkok said they are in contact with Thai authorities and "providing support to the family of a British couple who have died in Thailand".

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  • China's Foreign Minister rejects claim of Chinese meddling in upcoming United States election
China's Foreign Minister rejects claim of Chinese meddling in upcoming United States election

Mogherini said Wednesday she believes the SPV, which is aimed at keeping trade with Tehran flowing while the U.S. sanctions are in place, will be established before November even though it is still at an initial stage now. Presiding over a meeting of the United Nations' body for the first time, Mr Trump denounced the "horrible, one-sided" nuclear...

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  • World ranking names nine Canadian universities to prestigious list for 2019
World ranking names nine Canadian universities to prestigious list for 2019

Tsinghua University has dethroned the National University of Singapore (NUS) as the best university in Asia. UC Berkeley, which tops the list of American public universities, is the only other American public institution to rank among the world's top 20.

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  • Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh are a 'big fat con'
Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh are a 'big fat con'

President Donald Trump said allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh "affect" him because he has face similar allegations "many times ". I have been asked for more detail and additional stories, but this is all that I am comfortable sharing. "I'm going to see what happens tomorrow". Trump called...

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  • Attorney names third Kavanaugh accuser ahead of Senate hearing
Attorney names third Kavanaugh accuser ahead of Senate hearing

Kavanaugh , a conservative federal appeals court judge, has denied the allegations and took his defence public this week in an interview on Fox News . Lawyer Michael Avenatti has provided a statement from a client to the committee. Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels , an adult film actress who alleges she was paid to keep a sexual relati...

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  • United States risks more China tension with US$330 million Taiwan arms deal
United States risks more China tension with US$330 million Taiwan arms deal

China views self-ruling Taiwan, an island which has been independent since 1950, as a rebel region that must be reunited with the mainland - by force if necessary. He said the latest weapon sales can also help boost the island's confidence in facing security challenges from Beijing, and strengthen the island's ability to ensure cross-strait and re...

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  • Donald Trump Has
Donald Trump Has "No Plans" To Meet Hassan Rouhani "Despite Requests"

The president appeared startled. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country doesn't want a war with the United States and believes America will "sooner or later" support the Iran nuclear agreement again following the Trump administration's withdrawal.

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  • Skripal poisoning suspect 'is colonel in Russian GRU'
Skripal poisoning suspect 'is colonel in Russian GRU'

The group said that Chepiga's military school listed him among graduates bestowed with the Hero of Russian Federation award in December 2014, adding that the data signaled that he likely received the medal for his actions in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show
Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the council, as will British Prime Minister Theresa May. Pompeo said the US considers Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish W...

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  • MADURO TO USA: Venezuela's Socialist President Jets to NYC as Citizens Starve
MADURO TO USA: Venezuela's Socialist President Jets to NYC as Citizens Starve

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal "a mistake", and said sooner or later that the United States will support it again - notably because so many other countries stand behind it. "... If he's here, if he wants to meet, I don't know". Once landing in the lion's den, Maduro met with two men who symb...

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  • Kavanaugh Denies Sexual Misconduct Charges from 3rd Woman
Kavanaugh Denies Sexual Misconduct Charges from 3rd Woman

Ashley Kavanaugh was asked whether she wondered if her husband was telling the truth about the allegations against him. "If such a thing had happened, it would have been the talk of campus", Mr Kavanaugh said. If his nomination clears the panel, it must win confirmation from the full Senate, which Republicans narrowly control 51-49. "I also w...

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  • Trump may put off meeting Rosenstein, would 'prefer' him to stay
Trump may put off meeting Rosenstein, would 'prefer' him to stay

President, are you planning to fire Rod Rosenstein? ". Trump, referencing Rosenstein's authority overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, said his "preference would be to keep him, to let him finish up". Rosenstein's job status seemed especially precarious Monday when he arrived at the White House expecting to be fired. If ...

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  • United Kingdom statement at the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
United Kingdom statement at the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit

The Presidential Palace's remarks however come in the wake of media reports, including one by Pajhwok Afghan News, that Ghani canceled his trip because US President Donald Trump refused to meet him on the sidelines of the general assembly.

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  • Trump gives opening remarks at UN Security Council meeting
Trump gives opening remarks at UN Security Council meeting

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal said on Monday that they agreed to continue work to create a special mechanism to maintain trade with Iran , including in oil, following the USA withdrawal from the 2015 pact. The European Union is creating a new payment mechanism to allow countries to legally trade with Iran amid U.S. sanctions...

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