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2 November 2017 5:08 PM Former Trump campaign chair, aide due back in court Thursday on Russia probe charges

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called prosecutors’ characterization of the case against him “embellished” and filled with “loose talk” before a scheduled return to federal court Thursday afternoon, three days after being arraigned on charges brought by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A federal judge is expected 2

2 November 2017 4:01 PM New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

New York - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges on Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police 48

2 November 2017 1:17 PM Hot Melbourne Utd back on NBL winners list

Melbourne United have reignited their NBL season with a crushing 87-65 home win over Cairns. Looking to bounce back from three-consecutive losses, United's talented backcourt of Casper Ware and Chris Goulding combined on Thursday night for 11 three-pointers and a total of 56 points. Promise to show more assertiveness in attack, Ware led all scorers with 26 points 47

2 November 2017 6:19 AM U.N. refugee commissioner says Australia must stop 'unfolding humanitarian crisis' in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Australia must take immediate action to stop an “unfolding humanitarian emergency” that sees 600 asylum seekers barricaded inside an abandoned detention center in Papua New Guinea without food or running water. The detainees in the Manus Island Centre have for two days defied attempts by Australia 3

2 November 2017 5:35 AM New York truck attack suspect 'spent a year planning'

The main suspect in the New York truck rampage that killed eight people on Tuesday has told investigators he began planning the attack a year ago. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, said he intended to kill as many people as possible and "felt good" about the Halloween attack. The Uzbek immigrant, who faces federal terrorism charges, says he was inspired by so-called 42

2 November 2017 4:40 AM High Court injunction to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited. The Commission considers that the acquisition would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of stationery to large corporate and government customers 17

2 November 2017 3:56 AM Judgment: Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues

[1] This is a judicial review proceeding concerning the Government’s response to climate change. It is brought by the plaintiff who is a law student concerned at that response and the consequences of its alleged inadequacy on future generations. [2] It is common ground that climate change presents significant risks and that serious and prompt global 30

2 November 2017 3:56 AM Student welcome’s decision in landmark climate lawsuit

Thursday, November 2 - The Hamilton law student who took the Government to court over its climate emissions targets has welcomed a judgment released today, which puts the onus on the new Minister for Climate Change to go back to the drawing board. In June, Sarah Thomson, then a 26 year-old law student, took the National-led Government’s Climate Minister 29

2 November 2017 2:13 AM NY attack: Trump calls for death penalty

US President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of ploughing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a "terrorist." Sayfullo Saipov (29), who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic 30

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 59