Category: world

Trump aides turn up the heat on Iran

The Trump administration is not shy about taking on global adversaries with tough rhetoric. This week, it turned some of its attention toward Iran. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slammed Iran on Wednesday as a state sponsor of terrorism responsible for “alarming, ongoing provocations” across the Middle East. (Think: threats against Israel, support for Syrian […]

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Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

Algerian political parties have agreed to show female candidates’ faces after some posters displayed blank avatars instead, the state news agency says. Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed […]

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India ‘bad food’ video soldier sacked

n Indian soldier who posted videos, claiming troops on the border with Pakistan got poor quality food, has been sacked “for making false allegations”. Tej Bahadur Yadav’s videos were viewed over eight million times and had generated outrage among Indians. He alleged that the quality of the food was so poor that many times soldiers […]

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Fatal attack reignites shark cull debate in Australia

Australia will consider all proposals to stop shark attacks after the death of a teenage girl, the government says. Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was fatally attacked by a shark on Monday while surfing in Western Australia (WA). It was the third deadly attack in the state within 12 months. Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he […]

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Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Australia will make it more difficult to gain citizenship in a major overhaul of its migration process. Aspiring citizens will undergo tougher tests on their English language skills and ability to demonstrate “Australian values”, PM Malcolm Turnbull said. Applicants must also have completed four years as a permanent resident – three years longer than at […]

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