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2 November 2017 4:48 PM Fore!Donald Trump’s agenda in Asia is a mystery

But he gets a little credit for showing up FOR those concerned about American neglect of Asia, it is an accomplishment of sorts that Donald Trump is coming to the region at all. A creature of habit, America’s president is uncomfortable spending nights away from his own bed. And now, with the first indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian 1063

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 541

2 November 2017 2:27 AM Fresh violence erupts between league fans

Fresh violence has erupted overnight between Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans. Opposing fans in South Auckland squared off again last night in vicious street brawls - ignoring pleas for peace ahead of this weekend's Rugby League World Cup grudge match in Hamilton. The violence escalated dramatically after a photo of a young man burning the Samoan 233

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 244

1 November 2017 5:35 PM In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing 240

1 November 2017 8:19 AM More youth turn out to vote in NZ General Election

New Zealand's youngest voters were more likely to vote in the 2017 election. It wasn't a huge surge, but the increase in younger voters was significant and perhaps linked to the popularity of Labour leader Jacinda Ardern. Turnout didn't only increase for younger voters - all voters were more likely to vote in this year's election compared to 2014, but the change 189

1 November 2017 4:09 AM Four arrested in disorder involving rugby league fans

Police are calling on rugby league fans to be responsible following reports of disorder and people acting dangerously. There has been a huge presence, particularly in the South Auckland suburb of Otahuhu, over the last few days, where droves of Tongan fans have been celebrating their national team taking part in the Rugby League World Cup. Although the celebrations 183

1 November 2017 3:46 AM Tensions between Pacific rivals Tonga, Samoa rise with four fans arrested in Auckland

FOUR Tongan rugby league supporters have reportedly been arrested in Auckland as tensions between the Pacific island nation and rivals Samoa rise ahead of their RLWC blockbuster in the nearby city of Hamilton this Saturday. The Tongan fans were involved in a clash with Samoan fans, with the arrests following the emergence of a video showing a street 173

1 November 2017 2:22 AM Tensions rise among Tongan, Samoan league fans

Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans have been caught on camera in a mass brawl that blocked a South Auckland street. Simmering tension between the rival fans has led to Samoan boxing legend David Tua making a public plea for peace ahead of the two countries squaring off in the Rugby League World Cup in Hamilton this Sunday. Video footage has emerged 206

1 November 2017 2:02 AM Driver kills at least 8 in Manhattan in what officials say was a terrorist attack – LA Times

A man described by authorities as a terrorist drove a rented pickup truck down a crowded bicycle path in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least eight people, police said — the first deaths from terrorism in New York since the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Two law enforcement sources close to the investigation identified 201