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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Astro Labe Who Allegedly Headbutted Tony Abbott Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Astro Labe Who Allegedly Headbutted Tony Abbott Takes Center Stage

Mr Abbott had earlier alleged Mr Labe, who was wearing a pro same sex marriage sticker, was motivated by the divisive issue. A fundraiser for Mr Labe’s legal fees, on the Go Fund Me website, had collected more than $2000 by Saturday night. The fundraiser for the Hobart DJ read in part:

“I propose we raise some funds which will most likely be needed in the near future for court fees … of Astro Labe.

“This GoFundMe nor the creator in no way condone any violence.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Calls Trump Threat ‘Dog’s Bark’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Calls Trump Threat ‘Dog’s Bark’

Arriving in New York for the UN meetings, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho was mobbed with questions from reporters about the Trump speech and replied with a proverb.

“There is a saying that marching goes on even when dogs bark,” he said as he entered his hotel on Wednesday.

“If they are trying to shock us with the sound of a dog’s bark they are clearly having a dog dream.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Zuma Took Me to His Bedroom’: New Book Reveals

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Zuma Took Me to His Bedroom’: New Book Reveals

Prominent broadcaster Redi Tlhabi writes that Zuma then asked the journalist to accompany him to another room as he had something to show her. She did not think much of the invitation.

“She followed him, he opened the door to a room and she stepped inside. It was his bedroom. Before she realised what all this meant, he had his arms around her, pressing himself against her body, and he planted a long, determined kiss on her lips.

“Her back to the door, she froze for a moment as his tongue invaded her mouth.”

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UK POLITICS: Nigel Farage to Attend Far-Right Party AFD Campaign in Germany

UK POLITICS: Nigel Farage to Attend Far-Right Party AFD Campaign in Germany

While the majority of AFD supporters welcomed the news of Farage’s attendance, calling him a “straight-down-the-line” and “fiery” speaker,” others expressed concern the event might have an undesired outcome.

“Mr Farage was also the guy who bowed out after the referendum and left others to go through with Brexit,” said one user. “I will definitely vote for the AfD, because it’s the only alternative to our ‘government.’ But is Nigel Farage really that helpful for our campaign given that the coverage is already so negative?”

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USA POLITICS: Hillary Clinton New Book ‘What Happened’ Says Bernie Sanders’ Attacks Against Her During Presidential Campaign Paved Way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ Campaign

USA POLITICS: Hillary Clinton New Book ‘What Happened’ Says Bernie Sanders’ Attacks Against Her During Presidential Campaign Paved Way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ Campaign

“When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn’t come up with anything,” Ms Clinton said. “Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Governor Fayose Sacks Idowu Adelusi Over Eid el-kabir Prayers

NIGERIA POLITICS: Governor Fayose Sacks Idowu Adelusi Over Eid el-kabir Prayers

The source said, “The governor was livid that there were no journalists in his entourage and that they were not on the ground to cover his entry into the prayer ground. The governor felt he had taken more than enough from the gentleman and ordered his sacking.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Binge Drinking Steals Spotlight

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Binge Drinking Steals Spotlight

Former prime minister Tony Abbott admitted, “I was sober in the morning. But our country is still dealing with the debt and debt hangover of the former Labor government’s spending binge. That’s what we should be focused on, not the fact that Peter Costello, Kevin Andrews and I had three or four bottles of wine over dinner. I don’t think that anyone has ever accused me of not being a knockabout Aussie.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yvette D’Ath Says Rules Are Rules After Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik Denied Entry to Brisbane Bar

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yvette D’Ath Says Rules Are Rules After Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik Denied Entry to Brisbane Bar

The boss of the city’s economic development board, Brisbane Marketing, said he understood the need for safety but the reported incident with the Danish royal was “not a good look” for the city.

“It’s certainly not the headlines that we want going around the world,” chief executive Brett Fraser told ABC Radio Brisbane.

“Indeed, we do a lot of work to position Brisbane as a destination of choice worldwide for business, for leisure. Headlines like that certainly don’t help us.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Burqa ‘Stunt’ Backfires

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Burqa ‘Stunt’ Backfires

Attorney General George Brandis said, “Senator Hanson, I’m not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burqa, when we all know you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith. Be very, very careful not to offend the religious sensibilities of other Australians. To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

“Will you work to ban the burqa in Australia in light of what is happening with national security?” Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson said after whipping off the garment to question Attorney-General George Brandis.

Pauline Hanson added: “Terrorism is a true threat to our country, many Australians are in fear of it.”

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Shia Dissident Haider Al Lif Must Die: Saudi Court Verdict

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Shia Dissident Haider Al Lif Must Die: Saudi Court Verdict

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued the ruling against Haider Al Lif on Friday, Arabic-language Ahrar television network reported. Saudi rights activists have condemned the verdict, arguing that Saudi authorities had earlier decided to overturn the decision against the Shia activist.

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UK POLITICS: Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking ‘Prevalent’ in UK

UK POLITICS: Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking ‘Prevalent’ in UK

“It’s likely in the tens of thousands,” the NCA’s vulnerabilities director Will Kerr said. “The more we look for modern slavery the more we find evidence of the widespread abuse of the vulnerable. The growing body of evidence we are collecting points to the scale being far larger than anyone had previously thought.”

Human trafficking into modern slavery was now so widespread that ordinary people would inadvertently come into contact with victims every day, Kerr said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 43 People Charged Because of Homosexual Acts

NIGERIA POLITICS: 43 People Charged Because of Homosexual Acts

Homosexuality is taboo in many socially conservative African societies where some religious groups have branded it a corrupting Western import.

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KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

“They have called me a traitor and a prostitute,” Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere, 40-year-old said with a grin. “When elders cursed me, my mother cried for a week and begged me to leave politics.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

News of Anthony Scaramucci’s removal came hours after Donald Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. ‘Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate:’ White House statement.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

The Gainesville Police Department in Florida also condemned the remarks, saying they “endorsed and condoned police brutality.”

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USA POLITICS: Pentagon Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Buying Camouflage Useless Uniforms for Afghan Soldiers: Mattis

USA POLITICS: Pentagon Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Buying Camouflage Useless Uniforms for Afghan Soldiers: Mattis

“Cavalier or casually acquiescent decisions to spend taxpayer dollars in an ineffective and wasteful manner are not to recur,” US Secretary of Defense James Mattis added.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Soros, EU Planning to ‘Muslimized Europe’: Viktor Orban

HUNGARY POLITICS: Soros, EU Planning to ‘Muslimized Europe’: Viktor Orban

”The only network which operates in mafia ways, which is not transparent… in Hungary is the Soros network,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

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FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly to replace de Villiers with General Francois Lecointre, 55.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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