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  • D.C. Sep 20, 2019

    MSNBC’s Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 2

    Presidential candidates took the stage for a second day Friday to detail their plans for fighting climate change as part of a televised forum hosted by MSNBC. Meanwhile, millions are joining planned demonstrations around the world calling for action on climate change, including 800 events in the U.S. In total, 12 presidential candidates – 11 Democrats and one Republican –...

  • Australia Oct 22, 2019

    World’s Wooliest Sheep Dies

    A sheep who made headlines in 2015 after being found with almost 90 pounds of excess wool has died. Once called by rescuers the “most neglected sheep in the world,” Chris became beloved by fans around the world.

  • Australia Oct 22, 2019

    World’s Wooliest Sheep Dies

    A sheep who made headlines in 2015 after being found with almost 90 pounds of excess wool has died. Once called by rescuers the “most neglected sheep in the world,” Chris became beloved by fans around the world.

  • D.C. Sep 20, 2019

    ‘Don’t Be a Fossil Fool’: Young Protesters Demand Climate Change Action

    A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can’t wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Sydney to London and Cape Town to Los Angeles, and more were set to follow as the day...

  • D.C. Sep 20, 2019

    WATCH: ‘Climate Strikes’ Around the World

    People around the world gathered on Friday to demand action on Climate Change.

  • Twitter Aug 13, 2019

    Bystanders Pin Sydney Stabbings Suspect With Milk Crate, Chairs

    A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” police and witnesses said. Police have not labeled the rampage an act of terrorism, although the 21-year-old assailant — who...

  • United States Mar 17, 2019

    New Zealand Citizens Open to Gun Reform After Massacre

    The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options include a ban on private ownership of semi-automatic rifles that were used with devastating effect...

  • director Jan 12, 2019

    Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Reaches Her New Home in Canada

    Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign....
    “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto’s airport....
    Rahaf Mohammed...

  • Italy Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Police Examining Suspicious Packages Left at Consulates

    Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they...

  • Saudi Arabia Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

    Australia’s government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman’s high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Rahaf...

  • ACTRESS Nov 16, 2018

    ‘Pitch Perfect’ Actress Rebel Wilson Loses Bid to Keep Most of Defamation Payout

    Rebel Wilson said she was glad she’d stood up to “a bully” despite losing her bid in Sydney court Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued Woman’s Day magazine last year over a series of articles in 2015 that she said had painted her...

  • Twitter Aug 24, 2018

    Another Australian Prime Minister Is Ousted by His Own Party

    Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. Disgruntled government lawmakers forced former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from office on Friday, arguing that most had lost faith in his...

  • Donald Trump Feb 23, 2018

    Trump, Turnbull Praise Each Other on Immigration and Taxes

    President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a rocky start a year ago, but none of that was evident as they prepared to field questions from journalists in the East...

  • the Boeing Feb 21, 2018

    Australia Boosts Indian Ocean Travel Safety After MH370

    Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are visiting the Australian Maritime Safety Authority headquarters in Canberra this week...

  • MAYOR Dec 8, 2017

    ‘This Is So Wonderful’: Gay Marriage Becomes Legal in Australia

    Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled to Government House where Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed the bill into law on behalf of...

  • senate Dec 7, 2017

    Australian Prime Minister Rushes Gay Marriage Into Law

    Australia’s prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled to Government House where Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed the bill into law on behalf of...

  • coach Mar 16, 2017

    March Madness Sprinkled With International Flavor

    New Mexico State and Baylor will take March Madness all over the world. Their NCAA Tournament game on Friday will feature 10 players who were born outside of the United States. New Mexico State has seven of them, and its coach, Paul Weir, is from Toronto. France, Ivory Coast, Kenya, India, Australia, Belgium, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Canada all will...

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