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Yarra council stripped of citizenship ceremony powers after Australia Day changes

Alex Hawke, the assistant immigration minister, announced the decision on Wednesday afternoon, after the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, declared in parliament that the council’s vote was “utterly out of step with Australian values”. “They are seeking to take a day which unites Australia and turn it into one which divides it,” Turnbull said. “To change the date of Australia Day would be to ...

Egypt opens the Rafah crossing in both directions

Egyptian authorities today opened the Rafah border crossing “exceptionally” in both directions to allow “humanitarian cases” and stranded passengers through. Thousands of passengers, including hundreds of pilgrims, gathered in the waiting hall on the Palestinian side of the crossing, as buses began to cross the Gaza-Egypt border. The spokesman of the crossings authority in the Gaza Strip, Hisham Adwan, told ...

Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed off Australia

SYDNEY — U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended the rescue operation and launched a recovery effort instead, the Marine base Camp Butler ...

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Website Blocked in Egypt

The blocking of websites still continues with banning The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) website in Egypt. Also, the blog of Ahmed Gamal Ziada, a writer for Masr Alarabia, researcher, and photojournalist, has been blocked preventing readers in Egypt from accessing his blog. Since 24 May, several websites that are licensed to work in Egypt have been blocked. According to ...

Chinese private equity Jingyi Group to expand into Australia via TST Partners

Chinese private equity group Jingyi Group, looking to make its first foray into Australia through Melbourne financial services group TST Partners, has entered a proposed agreement to buy out ASX-listed electronics group TTA and its sole warehouse/office building in Thomastown in Melbourne. While the $3.2 million commercial property at 75 Northgate Drive, Thomastown building will become a passive investment, the key ...

Egypt’s top prosecutor opens investigation into Cairo Airport power outage

Sunday, Egypt’s top Prosecutor ordered for an investigation to be opened into a power outage at Cairo International Airport that disrupted flight schedules and caused a blackout in essential terminal for over an hour, state-run news agency MENA reported. The power loss took place at Terminal 3 on Friday from 12:20am to 01:41am, and caused flight delays for international and domestic ...

Australia could feasibly win Women’s Cricket World Cup and return home unemployed

The clock is still ticking in Australian cricket’s pay stoush, with the sport risking further damage if peace is not brokered this week. Monday brought no progress in protracted pay talks. The next round of meetings between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) is now expected to take place on Wednesday. Australia faces India in its Women’s ...

Egypt police trap and kill top militants: govt

Cairo – Egyptian police have killed two leaders of the Hasam militia in a shootout after intercepting them as they relocated to a new hideout on Cairo’s outskirts, the government said Tuesday. The interior ministry said the two militants were “prominent leaders” of the Hasam group – an extremist movement the government accuses of having links to the outlawed Muslim ...

Boom and bust: five census maps that show how Australia has changed

In many parts of regional Australia, the population of country areas around towns has declined while the population of the town itself has increased. This trend is particularly noticeable in the eastern states and South Australia, with towns such as Narrabri (NSW), Horsham (Victoria) and Loxton (SA) increasing in population while the region around them has decreased. Before going any ...

Iranian cancer researcher sent home after being denied entry in Boston

An Iranian cancer researcher who travelled to the US with his family on a valid visa has been sent back to his home country two weeks after Donald Trump’s revised travel ban came into force. Mohsen Dehnavi on Monday was denied entry to the US, along with his wife and three children, and detained at Boston’s Logan international airport after US Customs and Border ...

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