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by | April 24, 2017 | 17:49

The test will have questions assessing an applicant's understanding and commitment to shared Australian values and responsibilities, Turnbull said. Malcolm Turnbull's little flutter with the phrase " Australian values " earlier this morning might have set the land-speed record for piss-taking after a flurry of Aussie Twitter users just about fell over themselves crafting gags as to what Australian Values ™ really are.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:47

He urged the two countries to strengthen cooperation in the transit of goods and transportation. The Iranian president also highlighted the numerous grounds for economic, trade, cultural, and academic relations between the two countries, calling for efforts to boost collaboration between the private sectors of the two nations.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:47

Le Pen, leader of the National Front, campaigned on a threat to dump the euro and pull France out of the European Union. "I am the candidate of the French people". The BBC said France was "entering unchartered political water" and noted that, whoever came out tops in the next round, the country was "deeply divided".

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:42

The two Arab leaders then had talks during which they "reviewed the strong and brotherly relations as well as cooperation between their two countries" and regional issues, the agency said. He also participated in flight missions over Yemen, where the kingdom has been bombing a Yemeni faction aligned with Iran for more than two years. Cairo has said the islands were Saudi territory which had been leased to Egypt in the 1950s.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:42

In the wake of a campaign where Donald Trump was accused of using anti-Semitic memes, attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions rose by more than a third previous year, according to a report issued Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. "There's been a significant, sustained increase in anti-Semitic activity since the start of 2016 and what's most concerning is the fact that the numbers have accelerated over the past five months", ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement from the ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:41

That's the job of the President and his team. The video was retweeted more than a thousand times, with many Twitter users referencing Spicer's comments. "We didn't even use chemical weapons in World War II", Spicer Tuesday during a briefing with reporters. "Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable".

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:39

Australia and New Zealand are the latest countries to ramp up their nationalistic rhetoric, after the United States with its "America First" policy made a decision to reform its visa system. Australian values unite us. "Any conduct that is inconsistent with Australian values will be considered as part of this process", he said. But Mr Turnbull has maintained his lead over Labor leader Bill Shorten, improving to 42 per cent while rating also grew a point to 33 per cent.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:38

Saudi Arabia is the world's third largest defense spender. Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sisi as he stepped off the plane in the capital Riyadh and hosted him for lunch, the official Saudi Press Agency said. Washington provides some logistical and intelligence support, as well as weapons, for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Prince Abdullah had served for just over a year, according to the website of the Saudi embassy in Washington.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:38

Comey's briefings to lawmakers stand in contrast to efforts in recent months by the bureau and USA intelligence agencies to try to distance themselves from the dossier. "Nothing I was ever asked to do or no information I was ever asked for is anything beyond you could find on CNN ", Page said. The official also says the places Page listed as visiting are public spaces visited by millions of people a year.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:36

Those on hunger strike have issued a list of demands, including access to phones, extended visiting rights and better medical care. The Palestinian Prisoners' Club nongovernmental organization put the number at 1,500. Gilad Erdan said the prisoners were "terrorists and murderers". The protest comes amidst a spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, and at a time of renewed attempts by the United States to revive the peace talks.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:33

Bladon was a talented musician studying for a degree in religion, theology and archaeology at the University of Birmingham in central England, her family said. "But she wasn't like that". Family from British student stabbed in Jerusalem, Hannah Bladon, stated that they feel "devastated" by this "senseless and tragic attack ".

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:32

Jesus is the Son of God and heroically gave His life to die for our sins. In Alexandria, Egypt members of Egypt's Christian minority flocked to church on Good Friday but two church bomb attacks on Palm Sunday that killed 45 people have left many in a somber mood over Easter, Reuters News Agency reported.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:32

An AFP reporter saw police fire live rounds as well as tear gas and water canon to try to disperse the protestors. Soon after police arrested six students during clashes between SP college students and forces, the students of Government College for Women Monday also staged a protest demonstration which was followed by intense clashes on the busy MA road in Srinagar .

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:23

With his words, he drew a sharp contrast with his opponent, who has floated the idea of referendum - dubbed "Frexit" - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. "Macron bills himself as the progressist versus conservatives, Le Pen as the patriot versus the globalists". Le Pen is staunchly anti-globalization and has pledged to pursue policies she describes as "intelligent protectionism".

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:19

South wind 9 to 14 miles per hour increasing to 18 to 23 miles per hour in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Monday Night: Overnight lows will dip down into the mid 60's for most of the Big Country. The chances for showers will be much slimmer on Tuesday with slightly warmer temperatures before the chances for rain increase on Wednesday . Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:17

The PDP leader was admitted to a hospital. This comes on the day that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the course of action for the state. Ms Mufti called for dialogue with separatists but added that talks can not take place amid stone-throwing and firing. Meanwhile, fresh clashes broke out between security forces and students at Srinagar's SP college on Monday, PTI reported.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:16

Military tensions could be raised another notch, as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson continues to head north towards the Korean Peninsula. The aircraft carrier strike group began joint drills with Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean this weekend and was expected to head north after that.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:14

The order prods the Justice Department and other federal agencies to propose reforms to ensure H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid foreign applicant. Figures of how many visas are issued by state weren't available, but past year the government cleared at least 41,182 foreign workers to be hired by MA companies, according to the U.S.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:10

It appears members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and moderates in the Tuesday Group are in the final stages of striking a deal. But House lawmakers quickly threw cold water on that idea, insisting that there is no legislative language and that talk of any quick vote is premature.

by | April 24, 2017 | 17:08

Far-left firebrand Mélenchon, whose popularity surged in the final weeks of the race following impressive performances in the television debates, has so far refused to concede defeat, but said he would accept the final results when they came in.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:59

With a shared willingness to mend the battered ties, Russian Federation and the U.S. agreed on Wednesday to work together on an investigation of the Syrian chemical weapons attack, although the divergence in their stances have not changed much.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:58

China's stance is seen as a message to Pyongyang that it will not acknowledge it as a nuclear-armed state. "We are aware of reports that a U.S. citizen was detained in North Korea", a State Department statement read. The country arrested Chul in October 2015, but the US did not know about him until North Korean authorities showed him off to a CNN crew in Pyongyang .

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:57

Pyongyang has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them previous year, and analysis of satellite imagery suggests it could be preparing for a sixth. Trump after all just found out - after months and months of claiming that North Korea would do whatever China said - that North Korean - Chinese relations are " not so easy ".

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:55

In a statement , Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said North Korea should "invest in the welfare of its long-suffering citizens, rather than weapons of mass destruction". "North Korea's nukes and missiles are an issue for the global community, but it is also a serious security threat to Japan", Abe said. Abe also said he and Trump agreed that China, North Korea's sole major ally, should play a large role in dealing with Pyongyang.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:54

The women's fastest marathon time was still kept by Radcliffe when she won the mixed race in 2003 with 2:15.25. For 2017's race a record 253,930 people entered, and the number of runners from the ballot is generally around 17,500 (the final numbers are approximate because many people are given a place but don't end up running, something the organisers take into account when awarding ballot places).

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:53

Perhaps we can find a hedge-fund manager who will make a reckless statement about how some terrorist actions between now and the general election would play into Le Pen's hands and she can win - and with that, a major bear market in all equities would ensue.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:51

He condemned the appearance of "threatening" banners in several places, sponsored by PML-N leaders, a day before the verdict. Hailing the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case, the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Saturday gave Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif an ultimatum - step down within a week or face a countrywide lawyers' agitation for resignation.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:47

He said his country will continue to closely work with the USA to maintain a high level of vigilance against possible North Korean actions. Trump also spoke with Xi over the phone, Xinhua news agency said later in the day. A 10-day swing through four Pacific Rim nations is offering evidence that Pence has become one of Trump's chief emissaries on the world stage, patching up relations, reassuring allies still wondering about Trump's unpredictable ways and diving into global crises like North ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:36

Facebook introduced a way to report what you believe to be intentionally false news reports. Fake news became an issue of contention during the US Presidential elections when various allegations were levied at Facebook claiming that fake news shared on the social networking platform helped Donald Trump win the elections.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:36

The reasons for the detention of Tony Kim, who taught accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, weren't immediately clear. Two Japanese destroyers have joined the US carrier group in a show of solidarity. North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday. Colin McCulloch, the director of external affairs, said the university was not under investigation and was continuing its normal operations.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:31

US Vice President Mike Pence (left) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a press conference in Sydney . Vice President Pence spent Sunday morning at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney , Australia where he's wrapping up an Asia-Pacific tour.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:30

However, various unofficial sources, including in the USA military, put the number of dead as high as 170. Though Afghan officials have played up the idea of catching the four infiltrators who helped with the attack, this looks to be a major difficulty, as the Taliban has countless infiltrators across the Afghan security forces, and finding the specific four that were involved in this case is no small task.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:29

During the campaign, Mr. Trump had promised to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, but now in office, " cooler heads " in the administration have realized the complexities involved, said Prem G. Instead of revoking the agreement, the Trump administration should move towards expeditious lifting of sanctions against Iran, otherwise public opinion in Iran could turn against further implementation of the deal.

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:28

He arrived as embattled Afghan security forces faced chaos with the resignations of defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. German forces have long led the worldwide mission in northern Afghanistan. Reiterating Iran's emphasis on the establishment of calm, stability and security in Afghanistan, the spokesman underlined that the only way out of the troubles in Afghanistan would be "non-interference by the USA and foreign forces".

by | April 24, 2017 | 16:21

In response, China's Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper wrote in a commentary that "no matter how many articles KCNA publishes, whatever future measures North Korea takes, Beijing's stance wouldn't be affected". In lieu of that, Pyongyang may test another missile. "I told him that we highly appraise USA words and actions that show all options are on the table", Abe told reporters following the call.