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LABOR’S FAIRER LONG STAY PARENT VISA FOR AUSTRALIA’S MIGRANT AND MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Long Stay Parent visa so that Australian families from migrant and multicultural backgrounds can reunite with their loved ones. As Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities re-establish their lives in Australia, the ability for families to reunite with parents and grandparents still overseas with existing visas is limited, expensive and some have wait ...

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Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar

A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe. On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and ...

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Sudan coup: Military leader vows to ‘uproot regime’

The leader of Sudan’s interim military council has vowed to “uproot the regime” two days after a military coup. Speaking on TV, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan announced the restructuring of state institutions, the end of a night curfew and the release of political prisoners. Protests continue despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir. Demonstrators have demanded an immediate ...

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Retailer on Military Bases Says TV News Is Too ‘Divisive.’ Its Suggestion? Tune to Sports.

In this era of political division, which cable news network you watch can reveal a lot about your political preferences. For Republicans, it’s Fox News. For Democrats, it’s CNN or MSNBC. But for a major retailer that serves the military, it’s simple: Don’t get involved. The retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which operates general and convenience stores and ...

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Pakistan Hazara minority protests after bombing in Quetta

Dozens of men, women and children from Pakistan’s minority Hazara community have held a protest in the city of Quetta demanding better security. The sit-in started hours after 24 people were killed and dozens injured in a bomb blast at a vegetable market in the south-western city. Many victims were from the Hazara community, who are mainly Shia Muslims. The ...

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EU backs controversial copyright law

Copyright laws which critics say could change the internet have been voted in by the European Parliament. The new rules will hold tech firms – such as Google and YouTube – responsible for material posted without copyright permission. Many musicians and creators say the legislation will compensate artists fairly – but others argue that they will destroy user-generated content. Google ...

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Pope’s ring-kissing controversy not what it seems

Conservative Catholics, who routinely accuse the current Pope of straying from church doctrine and tradition, now suspect that he has an end to ring-kissing in his sights. They point to video taken on Monday in the Italian town of Loreto, which shows the Pope withdrawing his hand from Catholics trying to kiss his ring. But the fuller picture is quite ...

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No EU joy as UK parliament gears up for Brexit votes

For months, even years now, Brussels has been urging the UK to “tell us what you want, what you really, really want!” And yet there is no sudden outbreak of Brexit joy across the Channel. EU governments know well enough by now that Wednesday’s votes may not end up providing a clear picture of Brexit. Even if they did, European ...

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Algeria army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria’s army chief of staff has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. Speaking on television, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah said: “We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework.” The president has already agreed not to stand for a fifth term in upcoming elections, which ...

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Antisemitism debate exposes new fault lines in US politics

An Israeli prime minister who has embraced Donald Trump and taken rightwing populism from his playbook. And a group of fiery young Democrats unafraid to question their elders or challenge the status quo. Put together, the elements were bound to be explosive. Democrats were expected to offer a resolution condemning antisemitism on the floor of the US House of Representatives on Thursday following ...

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