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Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment on Monday.Bishop said she had settled the legal frameworks during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad Saturday and Sunday about a month after the special forces members were sent to the Middle East.The 200 s...
Source : IBNLive | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has expressed desire to assist Liberia in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus disease.Dangote, a Nigerian multi investor and an industrialist made the commitment in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, according to a statement by the Liberian government on Sunday.The Nigerian volunteered to assist Liberia with medic...
Source : IBNLive | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
high-profile and telegenic industry minister on Monday resigned over claims she misused political funds, including to buy both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s proclaimed gender reform drive.Yuko Obuchi -- who, as a 40-year-old woman, is a rarity in a world of Japanese politics dominated by older men -- told a press conference carried live on multiple television cha...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes Australia can take part in a wave of confidence sweeping Indonesia under the country's new president Joko Widodo.Mr Joko on Monday became the seventh president of the world's largest Muslim population and its third largest democracy.Mr Abbott says he's confident he can work with Mr Joko to strengthen the important relationship."I'm very encouraged by ev...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
In a boost to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, the US on Monday dropped key supplies including weapons, ammunitions and medical aid.The US military aircraft took several trips to the area to drop off the supplies in a move which could anger its ally Turkey, according to a BBC news report.The US had been carrying out several air strikes against the IS militants in K...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Sweden has released a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilisation since the Cold War.The search in the Baltic Sea less than 50 kilometres from Stockholm began on Friday and reawakened memories of the final years of the Cold War when Sweden repeatedly sought out suspected...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Joko Widodo waves ahead of his swearing in as Indonesia's seventh president at Parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.Photo: Mark Baker, APwas inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some blows against his administration.Widodo, the first Indon...
Source : News Times | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
mining services business Ausdrill have slumped to a five year low after its second profit warning in just two months.Ausdrill has flagged a 13 per cent slide in its full year earnings due mainly to the consequences of falling iron ore and gold prices.The company's shares had dropped 12.6 per cent to 76 cents by 1440 AEDT, their lowest level since early 2009.The shares have dropped more than 40 per...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Croatia's anti-corruption investigation agency,USKOK, arrested Sunday evening Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic on corruption charges, media reported.The chief executive officer(CEO) of the multi-utility city company Zagrebacki Holding, Slobodan Ljubicic, and the owner of the industrial waste removal company CIOS, Petar Pripuz, were aslo arrested, Xinhua reported.Ministry of the Interior posted on its web...
Source : Newkerala | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a man in the chest on Sunday night.The teenager is accused of stabbing the man, 49, with a knife just before midnight in Townsville.It's then believed the youngster, who was allegedly armed with two knives, ran after another teenage bo...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Rosie Batty wanted her son Luke to have a relationship with his father but changed her mind after learning he showed his son a knife while praying.Greg Anderson murdered 11-year-old Luke at a Victorian cricket oval during a custody visit in February.Ms Batty told an inquest into Luke's death she had felt her son should spend time with his father.But she said she changed that view in April...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Francis Sunday beatified Paul VI during a heavily attended Mass in St. Peter's Square, at which he said of the pope who closed the Second Vatican Council that "he led the Church with wisdom and a vision of the future".The pontiff said that Paul had noted that the Church, especially the Synod of Bishops which Paul established, must observe the current world and social situation to make sure the Chu...
Source : Newkerala | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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