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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 2

1 November 2017 9:11 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 28

1 November 2017 11:28 AM Israel in top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Israel made it to the top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017, trailing only Russia, Austria, China, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Switzerland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said in an interview with the IsraGeo magazine, BelTA has learned. “Belarus maintains 21

31 October 2017 11:50 AM The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit

THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved 36

29 October 2017 9:48 PM SPCA’s List of Shame reveals shameful animal cruelty

A Labrador-cross who was tied up for weeks, and left to suffer from the pain of a metal chain embedded in her neck, is just one of the animals whose horrific story is on this year’s SPCA List of Shame. The annual list reveals details of 10 of the most shameful animal abuse cases across New Zealand this year. It’s being released today ahead of the 2017 SPCA Annual 8

29 October 2017 3:54 PM 'This Week' Transcript 10-29-17: Rep. Adam Schiff and Gov. Chris Christie

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC ANCHOR: Special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury approves the first charges in the Russia investigation, arrests as early as tomorrow. Who is the mystery target? How close to the White House? All the fallout from Mueller's first big move. DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It was almost a lovefest 10

28 October 2017 7:42 AM Three rescued from water at Port Waikato

A chilly bin in the water led a passing boatie to three people in the water from a capsized boat at Port Waikato. Three people have been rescued near the notorious Waikato River mouth sand bar after a passing boatie followed debris floating in the water, including a chilly bin. It's understood the trio got into difficulty about 10.30am on Saturday when their 5

28 October 2017 3:12 AM Trio rescued following capsize on Port Waikato Bar

At 1157 hours this morning Coastguard Radio was notified by a member of the public who had just crossed the Waikato Bar that they’d come across debris suspected off a vessel in the water. Shortly after Surf Life Guards from Sunset Beach reported a sighting on a capsized vessel and were tasked along with Guards from Kariotahi and the Police Eagle Helicopter 6

27 October 2017 12:02 PM Australia’s own ‘birther controversy’ may bring down the government

Australia’s conservative coalition government was thrown into turmoil on Friday after the country’s high court ruled that five politicians, including the deputy prime minister and four other senators, had been disqualified from office. The decision could bring down Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ruling coalition, which so far has relied on a slim majority 9

26 October 2017 4:05 AM New images show North Korea’s extensive network of ‘reeducation’ camps

These camps are situated throughout the country, both on the outskirts of cities and in huge compounds in the mountains. Conditions are severe but come with the possibility of release. The camps are run not by the secret police, who operate a separate system for political prisoners, but by the Ministry of Public Security. They are an important pillar