Monday, May 29, 2017

International News

19 civilians killed by IS terrorist group in Marawi City

IS militants have been locked in a street battle against military forces in Marawi City in the Philippines, claiming 19 lives. Fatalities include three women and a child found near a university. Eight other bodies were found on a road in the outskirts of the city. President Rodrigo Duterte has ...

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Convicted Australian drug trafficker deported from Bali

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has returned to Brisbane after serving nine years in an Indonesian prison and three years on parole. The former beauty therapist, who has denied any wrongdoing, was sentenced in 2005, a year after she was caught with 4.2kg of marijuana at the Bali airport. ...

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Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement

US President Donald Trump has said he will announce a final decision on the Paris Climate accord next week. The leader departed this year’s G-7 summit in Italy on Saturday without endorsing the landmark deal. He later tweeted that he will announce a final decision “next week” after his return ...

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Uber CEO’s mother dies in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of Uber, the car hire company, has died in a boat accident in California. It’s reported that Travis Kalanick’s parents Bonnie and Donald were on Pine Flat Lake when their boat struck a rock and sank on Friday. An autopsy is planned for Sunday. A ...

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