‘Stolenwealth Games’: Indigenous protests continue on Gold Coast

An Aboriginal group marched through the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on Saturday, continuing their protest against the hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After assembling on the foreshore, north of the Cavill Avenue mall, about 150 people – mainly women and children – proceeded along the beach chanting and dancing, and… [...]

Bus carrying junior hockey team in fatal crash

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan -- A crash between a transport truck and a bus carrying a junior hockey team in the province of Saskatchewan has left some people dead and others seriously injured, Canadian police said late Friday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Ted Munro could not say how many people have died or are hurt. The… [...]

Canada hockey team in fatal bus crash

Police have confirmed multiple deaths after a lorry and a bus carrying a Canadian junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they could not yet confirm the number of dead or injured.… [...]

Australia’s longest serving flight nurse comes in for landing

Posted April 07, 2018 14:40:06 Photo: Australia's oldest flight nurse, Maureen Roberts, is retiring after nearly four decades in the job. (ABC News: Jade Macmillan) Air ambulance nurse Maureen Roberts will never forget the terrifying moment her pilot became her patient mid-flight. The now 70-year-old was flying from the New South Wales town of Coffs… [...]

Royal visit flight costs could top $100,000 for Australian taxpayers

Prince Charles and Camilla’s tour around the country could cost Australian taxpayers more than $100,000 in flights alone by the time the heir to the throne returns from Vanuatu. The royal couple are spending about 10 days touring Queensland and the Northern Territory. While it was already known that Australian taxpayers were picking up the… [...]

National Guard heads to southern border after Mattis’ approval

Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said about 150 Guard members would deploy next week. And the Texas National Guard said… [...]

Commonwealth Games: Tesni Evans reaches squash semi-finals

Commonwealth Games: Highlights as Malaysia cruise to a 3-0 victory over WalesBritish champion Tesni Evans shocked top seed Laura Massaro to reach the women's squash semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Wales' Evans beat England's Massaro 3-1 and will face another Englishwoman, Sarah Jane-Perry, in the last four. Massaro faced three match points before… [...]

Congressman pulls out gun to make point on violence

Norman told CNN he wanted to make a point in the debate over gun violence. "I merely proved a point that guns themselves are not the issue," he said. Norman said that having a loaded gun in the room should, if anything, have made people feel more safe. "Given the scenario that if someone had… [...]

‘You are in Saskatchewan’s hearts’: Deaths confirmed in junior hockey team bus crash | CBC News

RCMP have confirmed fatalities and a "number of injuries" in a collision involving a junior hockey team's bus in Saskatchewan, and say rescue efforts remain ongoing.  It was not immediately clear how many people were killed and injured in the crash about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask. The Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League say the crash involved the… [...]

The long list of Scott Pruitt controversies

Image copyright Getty Images Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is on shaky ground, with a number of controversies swirling around him. Here's a run-down of the trouble Mr Pruitt is facing, how he's explaining them and exactly how much hot water he is in. The bargain room for rent For $50 a night, a… [...]

Texas sends troops to Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump's plans have sparked tensions with Mexico The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump. A Guard spokesman said 250 personnel would be sent to patrol the area within the next 72 hours. Arizona… [...]

Etoundi the showman wins weightlifting bronze despite injuring shoulder

Posted April 07, 2018 14:36:29 Photo: Francois Etoundi backflips in celebration after a successful snatch lift in the men's 77kg weightlifting final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (ABC News: James Maasdorp) Related Story: Etoundi charged with assault after Games village altercation Australia's Francois Etoundi has captivated the crowd in an exemplary display of weightlifting, claiming… [...]

Facebook says you’ll soon be able to ‘unsend’ texts

Posted April 07, 2018 14:03:50 Ever sent a message and then wished you could take it back? Well, that wish might soon be a reality on Facebook Messenger with the platform promising to make an 'unsend' feature available to all users. It comes after online technology news publisher TechCrunch reported Facebook has been secretly deleting… [...]

Sex ads website Backpage shut down by U.S. authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website Backpage.com as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on the Backpage website on Friday. An image of the current home page of the website backpage.com shows logos of U.S. law enforcement agencies after… [...]

Texas Begins Sending National Guard Troops to Mexican Border

National Guard troops have been deploying to the southern border for decades after orders by presidents and governors from both parties. In 2010, the Democratic governor of New Mexico at the time, Bill Richardson, ordered a few dozen troops to his state’s border with Mexico after the killing of an Arizona rancher. But Mr. Trump’s… [...]

‘Reclassify cancers to improve treatment’

Image copyright Getty Images Cancers should no longer be categorised by where they are first formed in the body, but instead by similarities in tumour types, researchers say. A US-led study of 33 cancer types from more than 10,000 patients found they could be reclassified into 28 clusters that shared similar molecules. Reclassification would ultimately… [...]

Indonesia releases 42 people arrested at West Papua university

Indonesian authorities have released most of the large group of students and activists arrested on Wednesday at a West Papua university. At least 44 people were taken into custody at the University of Cenderawasih campus in Jayapura during a raid, which the National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) described as an attempt to distract attention… [...]

U.S. sanctions ensnare Russians with ties to Trump world

The U.S. on Friday slapped sanctions on Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin in the most aggressive move yet to punish Moscow for alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. (Reuters) The Trump administration imposed new economic sanctions on Russian politicians, tycoons and businesses Friday in its most aggressive response to recurring ­cyber offensives and… [...]

Texas begins operation to send National Guard troops to the border

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Mauritius delegate charged with assault leaves Australia

Updated April 07, 2018 12:12:51 Related Story: Commonwealth Games delegate charged with sexual assault A Commonwealth Games official from Mauritius who has been charged with assaulting a female athlete has left Australia, Queensland police have confirmed. The 52-year-old who allegedly touched a 26-year-old Mauritian athlete inappropriately during a photo shoot at Southport on March 29… [...]

Russell Crowe’s divorce auction: what’s under the hammer

You know a man by the company he keeps, according to Aesop. But you can also get to know a man by his divorce auction catalogue. On Saturday, Russell Crowe is celebrating his birthday and his wedding anniversary (Crowe and Danielle Spencer split in 2012 after being married for about nine years).. And he’s auctioning… [...]

Feds seize Backpage.com in enforcement action

The Zelaya siblings from El Salvador huddle together, part of a caravan of Central American migrants traveling in Mexico. (Felix Marquez / Associated Press) Once again, President Trump has talked about rapists in Mexico, and left consternation and confusion in his wake. At a Thursday afternoon event in Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Trump called for tighter… [...]

Rep. Farenthold of Texas abruptly resigns amid ethics probe

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), arrives on Capitol Hill on Dec. 13, 2017, for an oversight hearing of the House Committee on the Judiciary. On April 6, 2018, Farenthold abruptly resigned, four months after announcing that he would not seek reelection in November 2018, after he was accused of sexual harassment. (Andrew Harnik/AP) April 6 at… [...]

Facebook to Require Verified Identities for Future Political Ads

Facebook will also soon start clearly labeling political ads and providing more information about them, like who paid for them. Facebook is under increasing pressure to crack down on misinformation before this fall’s hotly contested midterm elections. And scrutiny of social media has become even more intense since the Justice Department charged 13 Russians and… [...]

New York mom charged in decapitation of her 7-year-old son

Hanane Mouhib submitted A western New York mother faces a murder charge in the brutal killing of her 7-year-old son, whose body was found decapitated in the family home Thursday evening. A pair of frantic 911 calls about a suicidal woman armed with a knife led three deputies to the house in Sweden, N.Y. There they… [...]

This New Film Is Resurrecting Ted Kennedy’s Darkest Scandal

On the night of July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy — the last surviving son of the powerful Kennedy political dynasty — drove his car off of a small, wooden bridge on Chappaquiddick, a sandy speck of an island off the coast of Massachusetts. He somehow escaped, but even though his 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo… [...]

Hungary’s nationalist PM eyes third term

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban could win his third victory in a row as the country goes to the polls on Sunday. His supporters praise him for a stable economic situation and for making them feel safe, but his detractors say he has become a divisive figure at home and in Europe. [...]

Ringwald ‘troubled’ by The Breakfast Club

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Molly Ringwald's essay asks how we should view art that comes to feel outdated or awkward with the passage of time US actress Molly Ringwald, who starred as a teen in cult 1985 high school drama The Breakfast Club, has admitted she finds some of the scenes hard to… [...]