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Summer extremes: ‘Winter wonderland’ in Australia’s south-east and searing heat in Queensland

Australia’s extreme run of weather this summer continues, with parts of the south-east experiencing a ‘winter wonderland’ as temperatures soar further north. Victoria’s Mount Hotham woke to flurries of snow this morning as temperatures dipped below zero in the state’s high country overnight. Further south, a thick blanket of ice and hail lined the village of Orford, 73km from Hobart, ...

Australia v England: Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. ...

Iran Releases Hundreds of Anti-Government Protesters From Detention, Officials Say

Iranian officials said Sunday that hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledged that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest. The demonstrations that erupted in a number of towns and cities were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, but authorities say the unrest has waned ...

Egyptian navy fatally shoots Palestinian fisherman at sea

GAZA – The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday. Egyptian officials had no immediate comment on the incident which happened late on Friday after dark near the southern border-town Rafah, according to Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra. It could not be confirmed whether the fisherman was ...

North Korea threat: Japan sparks World War 3 PANIC with first jet fighter ship since WW2

The Japanese development of an aircraft carrier – fit to carry US-made F-35 fighter jets – has shocked its Asian neighbours. Earlier this week, Japan revealed its plan to convert a helicopter warship into a stealth fighter aircraft carrier for the first time since the devastation of the Second World War. China has been alarmed by the escalation in Japan’s militarization and warned ...

Explosion in Egypt’s Sinai kills six soldiers: army

Cairo – Six Egyptian soldiers died when their vehicle exploded during a raid against “terrorists” in restless North Sinai province, the army said Thursday. “An officer and five soldiers died when an explosive device blew up their vehicle during a raid on a terrorist den,” spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said in a statement. In a separate operation, three jihadists were killed, ...

Trump turning US into ‘world champion of extreme inequality’, UN envoy warns

The United Nations monitor on poverty and human rights has issued a devastating report on the condition of America, accusing Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress of attempting to turn the country into the “world champion of extreme inequality”. Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has completed a two-week official tour of the US by releasing ...

Egypt, Greece, Cyprus agree on enhancing tripartite military trainings

CAIRO – 15 December 2017: Egypt’s Defense Minister Sedky Sobhy and his Cypriot and Greek counterparts agreed on developing and enhancing the tripartite military trainings between their countries during the coming period to counter the dangers of terrorism. During Sobhy’s visit to Cyprus he met with counterparts; Christoforos Fokaides of Cyprus, and Panos Kammenos of Greece. They discussed several issues ...

Taliban gunmen wearing burqas launch deadly attack on Peshawar college

Nine people have been killed and dozens injured after Taliban militants wearing burqas stormed a college in Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the prophet Muhammad, officials said. Police said at least three militants opened fire at security guards near the gates of the Agriculture Training Institute, injuring one person before making their way inside and targeting student accommodation. Authorities said ...

New Zealand PM to take part in nationwide Secret Santa

Ms Ardern tweeted to confirm she is among almost 4,000 people across New Zealand who have signed up to take part in a nationwide Secret Santa. For the uninitiated, Secret Santa sees participants draw names at random and buy (usually small) gifts for each other without revealing who they are from. Those taking part in New Zealand’s Secret Santa are set ...

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