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Floods inundate northeastern Australia in wake of Cyclone Debbie

Floods inundate northeastern Australia in wake of Cyclone Debbie At least 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in NSW and Queensland amid floods, caused by Cyclone Debbie. "This was a one-in-40-year event, if not longer". The NSW SES has urged locals to turn off electricity and gas before re-entering properties and advised people to be aware of snakes and wildlife which may have taken refuge in properties. Continua a leggere...

Italian police arrest pro-Islamic State trio over suspected Venice bomb plot

Italian police arrest pro-Islamic State trio over suspected Venice bomb plot A phone intercept caught one saying: "You'll go straight to paradise because of all the infidels in Venice". Millions of tourists visit the Rialto Bridge in Venice. They said the men talked about being ready to die for the jihadist cause and discussed being inspired by last week's attack in London that killed four people. Continua a leggere...

Senate debate on Gorsuch is under way

Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoke the so-called "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules to enable confirmation by a simple majority vote instead of a 60-vote super majority - the modification would apply to future Supreme Court nominees, observers say. Continua a leggere...

China blocks outspoken academic from returning to Australia

China blocks outspoken academic from returning to Australia Chen said state security officials met with Feng at his hotel in the city of Guangzhou and asked him during a two-hour conversation who he met with in China and in Australia. Authorities in the southern city of Guangzhou have prevented a top Chinese academic now based at an Australian university from returning home, citing "national security" concerns. Continua a leggere...

Yogi Adityanath waives off Rs 30729 crore loan of UP farmers

It covers only crop loans taken from banks in 2016-17 for seeds, fertilisers and pesticides, said UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh. told the media post the cabinet meeting. Delivering on BJP's poll promise to small and marginal farmers, the Yogi Adityanath government yesterday chose to waive their crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh, totalling a staggering Rs 36,359 crore. Continua a leggere...

Attacks on Nigerians: Sushma Swaraj Says Not All Attacks are Racial

Attacks on Nigerians: Sushma Swaraj Says Not All Attacks are Racial The incident can not be termed racial before the probe is over", she said, adding that "every criminal attack may not be racial. "The attack can not be called racist before any probe is completed". The senior BJP leader also dubbed the statement by African envoys on the matter as "unfortunate". "The Dean's statement was surprising and painful". Continua a leggere...