China cremates body of dissident Liu Xiaobo, insists widow is free
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China cremates body of dissident Liu Xiaobo, insists widow is free

Webby - Jul 15, 2017

China has cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo after his death this week, amid international criticism of Beijing…

Ludlum’s citizenship oversight ‘pretty remarkable’, says Turnbull
Australia, Politics
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Ludlum’s citizenship oversight ‘pretty remarkable’, says Turnbull

Webby - Jul 15, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described Scott Ludlam's oversight regarding his New Zealand citizenship as "remarkable". Mr Ludlam, the Greens deputy leader, has…

Visions for Hobart fire up Facebook groups with complaints
Australia, Politics
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Visions for Hobart fire up Facebook groups with complaints

Webby - Jul 15, 2017

The public and institutional pushback over several developments for Tasmania's capital is not surprising in a city where the balance between development and…

‘Sleep deprived, starved and scared’: Top-secret Defence training under fire
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‘Sleep deprived, starved and scared’: Top-secret Defence training under fire

Webby - Jul 15, 2017

Former elite soldiers who undertook a gruelling prisoner-of-war training program have questioned whether the skills gained outweigh potential psychological damage. Key points: Training…

Donald Trump’s visit to France ends with Paris Bastille Day celebrations
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Donald Trump’s visit to France ends with Paris Bastille Day celebrations

Webby - Jul 14, 2017

France has marked Bastille Day in Paris with a musical military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue, bringing US President Donald Trump's visit…

‘Queen Camilla’? Duchess of Cornwall’s popularity surges as Brits warm to the idea
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‘Queen Camilla’? Duchess of Cornwall’s popularity surges as Brits warm to the idea

Webby - Jul 14, 2017

The Duchess of Cornwall ’s popularity with the public keeps on growing, a Mirror poll reveals. It shows 39% want Camilla to become…

Push for ‘Australian values’ education to counter Chinese propaganda
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Push for ‘Australian values’ education to counter Chinese propaganda

Webby - Jul 14, 2017

Chinese Communist party "propaganda" and "brainwashing" must be countered by compulsory "Australian values" education, according to a group of pro-democracy activists alarmed at…

US may impose sanctions on Chinese firms over ties to North Korea
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US may impose sanctions on Chinese firms over ties to North Korea

Webby - Jul 14, 2017

Frustrated China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and…

What scandal will it take for Republicans to stand up to Trump and his associates?
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What scandal will it take for Republicans to stand up to Trump and his associates?

Webby - Jul 12, 2017

If Donald Trump's tenure as US President had depended on his good behaviour, we might right now be discussing president Mike Pence's contribution…

WA Opposition whistleblower website ‘vulnerable to hacking’
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WA Opposition whistleblower website ‘vulnerable to hacking’

Webby - Jul 12, 2017

The WA Liberal Party's attempt to encourage whistleblowers to give it sensitive information about political opponents has backfired, with a cyber security expert…