Why Putin fears a Clinton win

Why Putin fears a Clinton win

Evidence is growing that Russia is actively working to undermine Clinton’s presidential prospects. When hackers released the emails of the Democratic National Committee just hours before the Democratic National Convention, internet security specialists found the fingerprints of Russian agencies. Then came the latest hacks of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The US government has now formally accused Russia of interfering in the US elections, and every instance of interference so far is clearly aimed at harming the Democratic candidate. It’s easy to see why Putin fears Clinton. While the Trump…

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Sydney blanketed in smoke after hazard reduction burns

Sydney blanketed in smoke after hazard reduction burns

Posted October 16, 2016 10:03:11 Photo: Smoke from hazard reduction burns is seen above the Opera House on Sunday morning. (Fairfax Media: Michele Mossop) Related Story: ‘It’s all chaos’: Relief on way for Kimberley bushfire crews Related Story: Maths is the latest weapon against extreme bushfires Sydney is blanketed in a thick haze as firefighters continue to take advantage of favourable conditions for hazard reduction burning around the city. External Link: Sydney smoke tweet Saturday Burns to remove excess fuel are taking place across the state, with a spell of…

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Stampede in Indian city of Varanasi kills at least 19

Stampede in Indian city of Varanasi kills at least 19

Posted October 15, 2016 23:26:38 Photo: A man loads a truck with footwear of victims of a stampede on a crowded bridge on the outskirts of Varanasi. (AP) At least 19 people have died in a stampede in the ancient northern city of Varanasi, officials said. Panic spread as hundreds of Hindu pilgrims tried to cross a bridge to a sacred site in one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, at the heart of the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Rumours about the bridge collapse led to chaos…

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More TV roses for Bachelor fave Nikki Gogan? (The West Australian)

More TV roses for Bachelor fave Nikki Gogan? (The West Australian)

Rosanna Candler –The West Australianon October 15, 2016, 4:00 pm Northam local Nikki Gogan. Picture: Megan Powell/ The West Australian It’s still “early days” for Nikki Gogan in the aftermath of being dumped on national TV but the Northam-based beauty isn’t ruling out a second chance at love as the next Bachelorette. Perth’s Richie Strahan was labelled “the most hated man in Australia” when he chose single mum Alex Nation over Gogan in The Bachelor Australia’s shock finale last month. Northam local Nikki Gogan. Picture: Megan Powell/ The West AustralianA…

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Sex trade law in too-hard basket

Sex trade law in too-hard basket

DON’T hold your breath waiting for Colin Barnett’s eight-year-old promise to reform WA’s antiquated prostitution laws to come true. Promised reforms are still light years away, and that’s mainly because Liberals themselves — mostly those with a strong religious bent — are still opposing any moves to legalise the industry. What was an important issue eight years ago, so much so that Barnett campaigned on it before he won office in 2008 — has now been put in the too-hard basket. Just before the 2008 election Colin Barnett promised to…

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