Breaking: Crimea college bomb attack kills 18

Breaking: Crimea college bomb attack kills 18

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Reports quote Officials as saying an “unidentified explosive device” detonated at the technical college in Kerch, where Russia has built a bridge between the peninsula and Russia. Sergei Aksyonov, Crimea’s Russian-backed leader, said a student […]

Foreign Titbits: Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Foreign Titbits: Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened on Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and public awareness campaigns. But […]

Foreign Titbits: Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Foreign Titbits: Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US that has drawn criticism internationally. Mr. Morrison said Australia remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Political […]

Foreign Titbits: Hurricane Michael leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

Foreign Titbits: Hurricane Michael leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

Hurricane Michael left “unimaginable destruction” as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state’s governor, Rick Scott says. “So many lives have been changed forever,” he said. “So many families have lost everything.” The worst hit areas of Florida’s northwest coast saw houses ripped from their foundations, trees felled, and power lines strewn across […]

Foreign Titbits: Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Foreign Titbits:  Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Hundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee have been arrested in Washington as the pick inched closer to winning confirmation. Republicans declared that an FBI report had exonerated Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault allegations. But Democrats said the five-day inquiry was “incomplete” because it was limited by the White House. The […]

Foreign Titbits: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to eliminate disease’

Foreign Titbits: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to eliminate disease’

Australia will become the first country to effectively eliminate cervical cancer if vaccination and screening rates are maintained, researchers say. The disease could be eradicated as a public health issue nationally within 20 years, according to new modelling. It is predicted to be classified as a “rare cancer” in Australia by 2022, when it should […]

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