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Turnbull comments show Australia a ‘second class citizen’ says Chinese newspaper

Beijing: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for China to cut off its oil pipeline to North Korea has prompted a fierce rebuke from a high-circulating Chinese newspaper, which accused him of going beyond even Donald Trump. The Global Times, which sells more than one million copies, devoted an editorial to Mr Turnbull’s “indiscreet” and “absurd” comments, and saying Australia was a “second class ...

Egypt reopens cave museum after 10 years

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reopened the Rommel Cave Museum in the country’s seaside Matrouh province after a 10-year closure for restoration. The event on Friday was attended by Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany, reports Xinhua news agency. Rommel Cave is a natural cave cut in a rocky cliff since the Roman times with an entrance and exit on the Mediterranean. ...

Thousands rally for gay marriage in Australia ahead of vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalised same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a majority of lawmakers. Shadow ...

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 ...

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