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infighting hits hard-right afd after german vote success

citing "dissent" with more hardline colleagues, petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference, catching other key afd figures by surprise as she abruptly left the room.the spectacle played out before the media put the spotlight on the tug-of-war within the party between radical and more moderate forces at the top, and raised questions on how far right it planned to position itself.although its beginnings as an anti-euro party were rooted in populism, the afd's rhetoric veered further right in the run-up to sunday's elections. key members challenged germany's culture of atonement over world war ii and the slaughter of six million jews in the holocaust.cdu party members react to german vote it also rolled out provoca...




iraq demands troops go to areas disputed with kurds amid independence vote

iraq's parliament demanded monday that troops be sent to disputed areas in the north controll...




japan's shinzo abe calls snap election amid north korea tensions

abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power, as polls show him regaining ground after a series of scandals."i will dissolve the house of representatives on the 28th" of september, abe told reporters, a precursor to a general election. the prime minister did not give a date for the vote but it is widely expected to be october 22.surveys suggest voters approve of nationalist abe's hardline stance on north korea, which fired two missiles over the country in the space of a month and has threatened to "sink" japan."the election, which is the core of democracy, should not be influenced by the threats of north korea," stressed abe, 63."rather, by holding an election, i want to seek a public mandate rega...




north korea tensions fail to break beating heart of seoul's myeong-dong markets

deep within the south korean capital of seoul, millions flock to the bustli...




man with guns arrested near white house

a person has been arrested in posses...




dustin martin wins 2017 afl brownlow medal

dustin martin has become the sixth richmond player to win...




infighting hits hard-right afd after german vote success

citing "dissent" with more hardline colleagues, petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference, catching other key afd figures by surprise as she abruptly left the room.the spectacle played out before the media put the spotlight on the tug-of-war within the party between radical and more moderate forces at the top, and raised questions on how far right it planned to position itself.although its beginnings as an anti-euro party were rooted in populism, the afd's rhetoric veered further right in the run-up to sunday's elections. key members challenged germany's culture of atonement over world war ii and the slaughter of six million jews in the holocaust.cdu party members react to german vote it also rolled out provoca...




trump announces revised travel ban on north korea, venezuela and chad

president trump has said america’s safety is his reason for adding new countries to the controversial travel ban, as he looks to bring in further restrictions. travellers from eight countries, including north korea, will face restrictions on entry to the us under the latest ban.“we will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” the us president tweeted along with his signed proclamation. the new rules, which will also affect citizens of chad, iran, libya, somalia, syria, venezuela and yemen, will go into effect on october 18.related readingnfl rallies around protesting players denounced by trump somerset, n.j.,/washington (reuters) - nfl teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before sunday's games b...




'a declaration of war': north korea condemns trump in open letter to international leaders

pyongyang has written to several international parliaments condemning the actions of us president donald trump. a north korean parliamentary committee has sent an open letter to several international parliaments condemning the belligerent attitude of the president of the us, north korea's state agency kcna says.the letter sent on sunday, whose recipients were not disclosed, by the foreign affairs committee of the supreme people's assembly, condemns the "ignorant" comments that us president donald trump made in his un speech.mr trump addressed the united nations general assembly on september 19, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" north korea and referred to north korean leader kim jong-un as "rocket man".related readingtrum...




exploited international students the target of fair work advertising blitz

the fair work ombudsman has taken out large, full page ads in major metropolitan newspapers to send a message to international students – don’t be afraid to ask questions about your rights at work. the open letter advertisement, published in three major metropolitan newspapers and three regional newspapers across australia, are designed to encourage young workers to seek help if they feel exploited.by friday the ads will be published in ten foreign language newspapers including chinese, indian and vietnamese. fair work ombudsman natalie james said the ads were focused on international students who were possibly fearful of coming forward due to misunderstanding the law. currently, international students make up a large proportion...




myanmar searches for more hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

violence has periodically cut through the western state, where communal rivalries have been sharpened by british colonial meddling, chicanery by myanmar's army and fierce dispute over who does -- and does not -- belong in rakhine.but the events of august 25, when raids by rohingya militants unleashed a swirl of violence across the north, have sunk rakhine to new depths of hate."all of our family died at the village... we will not go back," said chaw shaw chaw thee, one of hundreds of displaced hindus seeking shelter in the state capital sittwe.related readingbangladesh's pm at un urges 'safe zones' for myanmar's rohingyabangladesh's prime minister on thursday proposed the creation of un-supervised "safe zones" inside myanmar to protec...




iraqi kurds defy baghdad in historic independence vote

the non-binding vote, initiated by veteran leader massud barzani, has angered not only iraq's federal government but also neighbouring turkey and iran, who are concerned it could stoke separatist aspirations among their own sizeable kurdish minorities.iran closed its border with iraqi kurdistan on monday in the latest move by neighbouring countries to put pressure on the iraqi kurds.the united states and other western nations have also raised concerns, saying the vote could hamper the fight against the islamic state jihadist group in which cooperation between baghdad and the kurds has been key.related readingkurds insisting on independence referendum in iraqsbs world news radio: iraq's kurds are pressing ahead with their referendum on inde...




japan's shinzo abe calls snap election amid north korea tensions

abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power, as polls show him regaining ground after a series of scandals."i will dissolve the house of representatives on the 28th" of september, abe told reporters, a precursor to a general election. the prime minister did not give a date for the vote but it is widely expected to be october 22.surveys suggest voters approve of nationalist abe's hardline stance on north korea, which fired two missiles over the country in the space of a month and has threatened to "sink" japan."the election, which is the core of democracy, should not be influenced by the threats of north korea," stressed abe, 63."rather, by holding an election, i want to seek a public mandate rega...




trump announces revised travel ban on north korea, venezuela and chad

president trump has said america’s safety is his reason for adding new countries to the controversial travel ban, as he looks to bring in further restrictions. travellers from eight countries, including north korea, will face restrictions on entry to the us under the latest ban.“we will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” the us president tweeted along with his signed proclamation. the new rules, which will also affect citizens of chad, iran, libya, somalia, syria, venezuela and yemen, will go into effect on october 18.related reading'nothing to do with race': trump defends nfl criticism after players, owners protestdonald trump says his criticism of nfl players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothin...




'sad moment for germany' but mps hopeful centrist government can be formed

german voters have dealt the cards and now angela merkel must work towards building a coalition government as quickly as possible says sbs chief international correspondent brett mason. mep and christian democrat david mcallister told brett mason it was not the result he was hoping for."of course, we have won this election. the cdu/csu will be the strongest group in the german bundestag and we have a mandate to form a new government for germany. if you're in politics you have to show responsibility," mr mcallister told sbs world news. as a democrat, mr mcallister said he had to accept nearly 13 per cent of the german electorate voted for the alternative for germany (afd) party.but he said he regrets the result."this is a sad moment...




nowra bushfire brought under control: rfs

firefighters and the thor aircraft are overcoming bushfires believed to be deliberately lit, burning on the nsw south coast near west nowra. firefighters have gained the upper hand against a bushfire that raged toward homes on the nsw south coast with the help of waterbombing aircraft.the rural fire service issued an emergency warning after 12.30pm on monday saying to residents in west nowra: "people are advised to take shelter as the fire front approaches".several fires burned and the rfs advised residents it was too late to leave.but thor, the large air tanker, began reigning the blaze in, even as dry and windy conditions made battling the fire probl...




'a declaration of war': north korea condemns trump in open letter to international leaders

pyongyang has written to several international parliaments condemning the actions of us president donald trump. a north korean parliamentary committee has sent an open letter to several international parliaments condemning the belligerent attitude of the president of the us, north korea's state agency kcna says.the letter sent on sunday, whose recipients were not disclosed, by the foreign affairs committee of the supreme people's assembly, condemns the "ignorant" comments that us president donald trump made in his un speech.mr trump addressed the united nations general assembly on september 19, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" north korea and referred to north korean leader kim jong-un as "rocket man".related readingtrum...




exploited international students the target of fair work advertising blitz

the fair work ombudsman has taken out large, full page ads in major metropolitan newspapers to send a message to international students – don’t be afraid to ask questions about your rights at work. the open letter advertisement, published in three major metropolitan newspapers and three regional newspapers across australia, are designed to encourage young workers to seek help if they feel exploited.by friday the ads will be published in ten foreign language newspapers including chinese, indian and vietnamese. fair work ombudsman natalie james said the ads were focused on international students who were possibly fearful of coming forward due to misunderstanding the law. currently, international students make up a large proportion ...




myanmar searches for more hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

violence has periodically cut through the western state, where communal rivalries have been sharpened by british colonial meddling, chicanery by myanmar's army and fierce dispute over who does -- and does not -- belong in rakhine.but the events of august 25, when raids by rohingya militants unleashed a swirl of violence across the north, have sunk rakhine to new depths of hate."all of our family died at the village... we will not go back," said chaw shaw chaw thee, one of hundreds of displaced hindus seeking shelter in the state capital sittwe.related readingbangladesh's pm at un urges 'safe zones' for myanmar's rohingyabangladesh's prime minister on thursday proposed the creation of un-supervised "safe zones" inside myanmar to protec...




iraq kurds in historic independence vote in defiance of baghdad

the non-binding vote on the kurds' long-cherished dream of independence, initiated by veteran leader massud barzani, has angered not only the federal government but also neighbouring turkey and iran, concerned it could stoke separatist aspirations among their own sizeable kurdish minorities.polling stations are scattered across the three northern provinces of autonomous iraqi kurdistan -- arbil, sulaimaniyah and dohuk -- as well as in disputed bordering zones such as the oil-rich province of kirkuk.in sulaimaniyah, second city of the autonomous region, 40-year-old diyar omar came to cast his vote wearing traditional kurdish clothes."we will seize our independence through the polls. i'm delighted to be the first voter," he said as he arr...