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Heartfelt letters to restart MH370 search

Relatives of those aboard MH370 want the search for the missing plane resumed. Picture: AFP RELATIVES of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims’ …

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Massive earthquake hits off PNG

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea. Image: Twitter BREAKING: A MAJOR 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck 47km west of Arawa on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey (USGC) reports. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has warned a “widespread tsunami” is …

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‘Two child’ policy brings baby boom

A woman carrying a baby in Yanji, in China’s northeast Jilin province. A new Five Year Plan to battle slowing growth saw the one-child policy adjusted to two. Picture: AFP CHINA’S decision to allow all couples to have two children instead of one has resulted in birthrates rising to the …

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‘Australia needs to wake up’

PM Malcolm Turnbull says the TPP could still go ahead, with the possibility of China joining the deal. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Picture: Saul Loeb/AFP AUSTRALIA’S response to Donald Trump’s presidency has been “alarming”, says one expert …

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‘Kim’s days are now numbered’

Thae Yong Ho explains why Donald Trump’s desire to meet Kim Jong Un may be a bad idea. Courtesy: CNN Former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain Thae Yong-Ho talks to the media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club. Picture: Ed Jones/AFP THE highest-level North Korean diplomat to defect from …

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Dad fatally mauled by three tigers

A man has been fatally mauled by tigers at a zoo in China. Picture: CGTN WARNING: Distressing details. A FATHER has been mauled to death by three tigers in front of his wife and child at a zoo in China. The Sun reported the man died after he entered the …

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‘Do not do it, I will not allow it’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would consider implementing martial law if the internal situation became “very virulent,” during a speech in Davao, Saturday. Prior to the comments he had been addressing the country’s war on drugs. “You know, I have to protect the Filipino people. It is my duty. …

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Cautionary tale for Aussies in Thailand

Dawn Weldon-Schupp is stuck in a Thailand hospital with a mounting medical bill after her travel insurance claim was rejected. Her friend Donna Saalfeld is trying to raise money to bring her home. AN AUSTRALIAN woman who was critically injured in a road accident while on holidays is stuck in …

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Philippine police halt deadly drug war

Philippines? President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to personally killing criminal suspects while mayor of Davao at a dinner for business leaders on Monday, December 12. ?In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys [police] that if I can do it why can?t you?? he said. …

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Shocking murder halts drug war

The Punisher’s drug war is crumbling before his eyes. POLICE in the Philippines have suspended The Punisher’s notorious war on drugs following the brutal execution of an innocent man. The botched kidnap and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo sent shockwaves through the Philippines, with accusations President Rodrigo Duterte, …

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