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Professor ‘threw naked hot tub parties’

A STUDENT has promised to continue a hunger strike until a professor accused of being a sexual predator at her prestigious New York university is sacked. Seven current or former members of the University of Rochester Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department have lodged a formal federal complaint against the institution …

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Hurricane Maria turns deadly

HURRICANE Maria is hurtling towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with the US National Hurricane Centre warning of a “potentially catastrophic” impact as it battered the eastern Caribbean. “Maria is forecast to remain an extremely dangerous Category Four or Five hurricane while it approaches” the British and US territories …

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What Bishop, Trump discussed in private

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop had a one-on-one chat with President Donald Trump in New York overnight where they discussed Australia and the United States’ shared determination to stop North Korea’s weapons program. The face-to-face encounter followed Mr Trump’s forceful speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, where he …

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Nurses caught ‘flipping off’ newborns

TWO nurses at a US naval hospital have been fired after they were caught making inappropriate gestures to newborn babies and making one dance to rap music. Photographs of the nurses with the babies, who worked for Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, were uploaded to Snapchat but later posted to …

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Trump vows to ‘totally destroy’ N Korea

DONALD Trump has vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if it doesn’t end its nuclear path, in his first address to the United Nations. Mr Trump called Kim Jong-un “rocket man”, saying he is “on a suicide mission for himself and his regime”. The US president said if the rogue …

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‘America’s most hated start-up’

TWO former Google employees have been forced into an embarrassing apology after a massive backlash to their company, which has already earned the dubious title of “America’s most-hated start-up”. Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan drew widespread scorn this week after their company, Bodega, was profiled by FastCompany in an article …

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Final moments of body in freezer victim

NEWLY released surveillance video shows Kenneka Jenkins stumbling about a hotel’s hallways and its kitchen – where she was later found dead inside a walk-in freezer. Video shows the 19-year-old leaving an elevator alone at 3.20am then struggling to maintain balance as she navigates The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference …

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Party massacre: ‘He chose evil’

MEREDITH Lane was the happiest she had been in years. The popular 27-year-old was determined to get on with her life after the collapse of her marriage to college sweetheart Spencer Hight, who she filed for divorce from in July. The couple had been married since 2011 — their wedding …

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US may shoot down N Korean missiles

TOP US officials are considering shooting down any further North Korean missile that are launched, it has been reported. CNN says that an official directly familiar with options planning within the Trump administration said the question that now needs to be answered is whether North Korea’s missile program has progressed …

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Trump’s fiercest threat to N Korea

DONALD Trump has made his strongest threat yet against North Korea, vowing to “totally destroy” the country if it attacks the US or its allies. In a wideranging speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York overnight, the US President repeated his mocking nickname for Kim Jong-un — …

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