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Despite threats from the international community, Iraqi Kurds turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in an independence referendum. Organised by Kurdish authorities, the vote is expected to deliver a comfortable “yes” for independence. According to the electoral commission, voter turnout was estimated at about 72 per cent. While Iraq’s Prime Minister denounced […]

A presidential guard was killed in a shooting near the residence of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday morning. According to Presidential Security Group chief Lope Dagoy, the incident took place in Malacanang Park, close to the President’s Bahay Pagbabago residence. It’s reported that Duterte was not in the palace when the incident occurred.  Talking […]

An investigation has been launched into US President Donald Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner’s use of a private email to conduct White House business. A Senior Democratic lawmaker has requested all personal emails be preserved as the public has a right to access them. Kushner’s lawyer released a statement saying less than 100 email […]

The Venezuelan government has rejected US President Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions, which include Venezuela. The Foreign Ministry says the new measures are simply one more attempt by the Trump administration to force regime change in Venezuela. Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen are all now subject to the US travel […]

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election a year early. Speaking at a televised press conference on Monday, Abe said he’ll dissolve the parliament’s lower house on Thursday. Abe said his decision was influenced by the rising tensions over North Korea. “We must not give into the threat of North Korea. […]

Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency in an effort to cash in on the A$420 billion aeronautical industry. Acting Industry Minister Michaelia Cash said the country needed to capitalise on the rapid growth of the global space industry. The Australian government will detail the long-term plans at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in […]



 
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