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Chris Dawson charged with wife Lyn's murder Chris Dawson charged with wife Lyn's murder
- December 06, 2018

The 70-year-old was extradited to Sydney this morning after he was arrested at his home on the Gold Coast yesterday. Lynette Dawson's disappearance in 1982 has been the subject of a popular crime podcast that has highlighted the case across the world. (more...)
USA warship challenges Russian Federation claims in Sea of Japan USA warship challenges Russian Federation claims in Sea of Japan
- December 06, 2018

The U.S. Navy has conducted a so-called freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) near disputed waters in the Sea of Japan, it said Thursday, to challenge "excessive maritime claims " made by Russian Federation in the area. He said the United States will produce, test and deploy new missiles now banned under the treaty, a move that could pave the way for a nuclear arms race. (more...)
Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul
- December 06, 2018

Kim's visit December 18 would come three months after South Korean President Moon Jae-in traveled to Pyongyang for a state visit and a day after the anniversary of Kim's father's death in 2011, Jeong Se-hyun, South Korea's former unification minister, said in a radio interview, according to The Telegraph . (more...)
Family: Body found in Costa Rica belongs to Florida woman Family: Body found in Costa Rica belongs to Florida woman
- December 06, 2018

According to its listing on TripAdvisor, the Villa le Mas is a compound with seven vacation apartments. "However, it's good that they got him", he said. Martinez told Stefaniak's family that he saw her leaving the Airbnb with her luggage at about 5am on November 28 and getting into an unknown vehicle. (more...)
Lull Before the Storm? Why US-China 'Truce' is Fraught With Risks Lull Before the Storm? Why US-China 'Truce' is Fraught With Risks
- December 06, 2018

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that " very strong signals " were being sent by China regarding trade with the United States . Trump and Xi said they would hold off on imposing additional tariffs for 90 days starting on December 1 while they sought to resolve their trade disputes that have seen the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods disrupted by tariffs. (more...)
Bomb kills three in Iranian port city Chabahar: state media Bomb kills three in Iranian port city Chabahar: state media
- December 06, 2018

TV also reported shooting in the area, which is located in the mainly Sunni province of Sistan-Baluchestan that has always been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants. Iran has stepped up security in border areas after gunmen in September opened fire on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, killing 25 people, nearly half of them members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards corps. (more...)
This country to have free public transport for all This country to have free public transport for all
- December 06, 2018

According to The Independent , Luxembourg's transport system costs close to €1bn per year to operate, but as a result of the concessionary offers, fares amount to only €30m annually. There is already free transport for under 20s while secondary school students can use free shuttles between schools and their homes. There are a few issues to be sorted out before fares are abolished, such as what to do about first- and second-class train compartments. (more...)
Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing
- December 06, 2018

Senate leaders finally got their desired meeting with CIA Director Gina Haspel to see the evidence that led the intelligence organization to conclude that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , according to The Washington Post . (more...)
9-year-old boy persuades USA town to revoke snowball ban 9-year-old boy persuades USA town to revoke snowball ban
- December 06, 2018

Dane Best, a third grader at Range View Elementary School in Severance, Colorado , had 20 of his classmates write letters of support, and gave a presentation to the town board on why it should be legal to throw snowballs. 'So, what ends up happening is (town leaders) always encourage the kids with, "You have the power you can change the law". "He was pretty excited". (more...)
Yemen rebels head to Sweden for key peace talks Yemen rebels head to Sweden for key peace talks
- December 06, 2018

Prospects for convening talks have risen as Western allies press Saudi Arabia, leader of the Sunni Muslim alliance battling the Iranian-aligned Houthis, over a war that has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed Yemen to the brink of starvation. (more...)
France and Germany aim to keep digital tax alive with new proposal France and Germany aim to keep digital tax alive with new proposal
- December 06, 2018

France and Germany said that the watered-down proposal doesn't prevent countries wishing to impose the levy on a broader revenue base to do so. The proposal made by France and Germany at a meeting of EU finance ministers on Tuesday envisages a 3 percent tax on European advertising sales by digital companies, rather than the broad tax on the total revenues of large digital firms originally suggested. (more...)
Harris Reportedly Making Decision On 2020 Run Over Holiday Season Harris Reportedly Making Decision On 2020 Run Over Holiday Season
- December 06, 2018

Harris ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters' preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's re-election bid, the Politico News reported . During the Obama era, she was popularly called as the "female Obama". In recent months, Harris has stumped for Democratic candidates in Iowa and SC, states that are early on the 2020 primary calendar. (more...)
Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil
- December 06, 2018

Rouhani last threatened to close the Gulf in July when he warned the USA "should not play with the lion's tail". "And it should also know that if it attempts to stop Iran's oil [sales] someday, no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf ", he said during a speech on Tuesday in the city of Shahroud, Semnan Province. (more...)
North Korea, United States: Leaders to Meet Early Next Year, Trump Says North Korea, United States: Leaders to Meet Early Next Year, Trump Says
- December 06, 2018

Kim sharply raised tensions with nuclear and missile tests last year, but suddenly reached out to South Korea and the United States this year with a vague nuclear disarmament pledge. After their third meeting in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, in September, Moon said Kim agreed to make a reciprocal visit to Seoul in 2018. "We can improve South and North Korean relations as well as attain permanent peace on the Korean peninsula and denuclearisation". (more...)
Search under way after US military aircraft ‘mishap’ off Japan Search under way after US military aircraft ‘mishap’ off Japan
- December 06, 2018

There were five personnel on board the KC-130 and two on board the F/A-18 at the time of the incident, a Marine official told ABC News. The Marine Corps tweeted that the incident occurred at about 02:00 on Thursday (17:00 GMT Wednesday). The Marine Corps said Japanese search-and-rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery efforts. MCAS Iwakuni is also home to the "Sumos" of VMGR-152, a Marine KC-130J squadron that is highly active throughout the Western Pacific. (more...)
Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival
- December 06, 2018

It also celebrated what would've been the former South African President, Nelson Mandela's , 100th birthday. All the while, Namhla said, South African Police Service (SAPS) was nowhere to be found. Perhaps it's part of the ANC election campaign trail or honest words coming from President Cyril Ramaphosa but his message to the youth and upholding Madiba's values resonated with the youth crowds at the FNB stadium . (more...)
British woman Grace Millane, 22, missing during year out in New Zealand British woman Grace Millane, 22, missing during year out in New Zealand
- December 06, 2018

Her brother, Michael Millane, told Sky News the last person to speak to his sister was their mother last Thursday, and that not hearing anything from her was unusual. It was her first time travelling solo. Before coming to New Zealand she travelled as part of an organised group through South America for six weeks. (more...)
Police Target ‘Ndrangheta Italian Mafia in Raids Across Europe Police Target ‘Ndrangheta Italian Mafia in Raids Across Europe
- December 05, 2018

Italian police hailed the co-operation between European police forces co-ordinated by Eurojust, saying it was an important new crime-fighting tactic that allowed investigators in different countries to share information in real time. Dutch prosecutors said the investigation began after they noticed money laundering at two Italian restaurants in the southern Netherlands that showed criminal links with Germany and Calabria, home of the 'Ndrangheta. (more...)
Donald Trump Is Building A New Liberal Order, Says Mike Pompeo Donald Trump Is Building A New Liberal Order, Says Mike Pompeo
- December 05, 2018

Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iran had test launched a medium-range ballistic missile that was capable of carrying multiple warheads in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The remarks from Paris and London will be seen by the U.S. government as the first sign that its key European partners may yet be persuaded to view Iran's broader behaviour as so risky that their support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal can no longer be justified. (more...)
Facebook's secret documents seized by Parliament are published by MPs Facebook's secret documents seized by Parliament are published by MPs
- December 05, 2018

UK Parliament published excerpts from sensitive internal Facebook documents on Wednesday as part of its investigation into fake news and the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. In response, Facebook has said that the documents had been presented in a "very misleading manner" and required additional context. Facebook had been aware that an update to its Android app that let it collect records of users' calls and texts would be controversial. (more...)
University led by Ignatieff forced to relocate out of Hungary University led by Ignatieff forced to relocate out of Hungary
- December 05, 2018

United States billionaire Soros , who promotes liberal causes through his charities, has been locked in a bitter disagreement with Hungary's conservative anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government. Hungary's government spokesman called the Central European University's Monday announcement to move courses to Vienna "a political bluff". The Central European University is being pushed out of Hungary , a sign of a growing threat to democracy in that country, ... (more...)
Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.9m in NY Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.9m in NY
- December 05, 2018

The auction is scheduled to begin at 2 pm in NY. The buyer's identity has not been revealed. It continues: "No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can [for me] change anything about this". "And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong, and in whose mentality I feel profoundly anchored, still for me does not have any different kind of dignity from all other peoples". (more...)
PETA asks people to stop using ‘anti-animal language,’ including common phrases PETA asks people to stop using ‘anti-animal language,’ including common phrases
- December 05, 2018

A tweet from PETA on the issue has sparked debate online, with the organization stating that our language should evolve along with our understanding of social justice. In a follow-up tweet, PETA compared the "anti-animal" language to racist and homophobic language. The activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a bone to pick with phrases it says are anti-animal. (more...)
Moving photo of President Bush's dog paying tribute Moving photo of President Bush's dog paying tribute
- December 05, 2018

Sully will accompany Bush's casket on the Monday flight from Houston to Maryland, CNN reported, citing a source familiar with the plans. "As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41", the younger Bush wrote. (more...)
Chris Dawson, subject of The Teacher's Pet podcast, arrested Chris Dawson, subject of The Teacher's Pet podcast, arrested
- December 05, 2018

Police said two fresh witness statements led to the 70-year-old's arrest on the Gold Coast, with officers saying Mr Dawson was "a bit taken back" when he was arrested at his home. After a career playing rugby league for the Newtown Jets, Chris Dawson worked as a P.E. teacher at Cromer High School. Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982. (more...)

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