'This is surrender': Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal offer

'This is surrender': Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal offer

Posted October 19, 2016 00:14:40 Syrian rebels have rejected Russia’s offer of a withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Moscow announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants. Key points: Rebels deem the offer “surrender” and pledge to fight on UN says Russian unilateral statement is insufficient Red Cross says it is unclear how much time is needed to get security clearances “The factions completely reject any exit — this is surrender,” said Zakaria…

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Cafes offer discounted smashed avo to help millennials save for house

Cafes offer discounted smashed avo to help millennials save for house

Posted October 19, 2016 09:55:44 Brunch-loving millennials will now be able to have their cake — or indulgent breakfast food in this case — and eat it too, with cafes across Australia introducing discounts on smashed avocado to help them save for a house. Key points: Cafes discounting smashed avo in wake of controversial weekend newspaper column New, cheaper dishes nicknamed The Retirement Plan, Avonomics and The Baby Boomer Brunch lovers sharing photos of homemade smashed avo on social media The sale comes in the wake of yesterday’s uproar over…

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WA worker death rate highest in nation

WA worker death rate highest in nation

WA HAD the highest workplace death rate in Australia last year including a sharp jump from 2014. The work fatality rate per 100,000 in WA worsened from 1.6 in 2014 to 2.6 in 2015, or from 22 to 35 deaths. It was also the only state or territory in Australia where the work fatality rate worsened in 2015, according to SafeWork Australia data. Tasmania was the next highest at 2.5. The most recent death was last week, when 27-year-old German backpacker Marianka Heumann fell to her death from a Perth…

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The Walking Dead shuffling into even darker days (The West Australian)

The Walking Dead shuffling into even darker days (The West Australian)

Kelli Skye Fadroski, The Orange County Register/TNS –The West Australianon October 18, 2016, 9:06 am Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, works on a scene with Greg Nicotero. The season seven premiere of hit zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead is set to be the biggest television event of the US autumn TV season as impatient fans speculate on the fate of one of the show’s beloved characters. Back in April audiences enjoyed the season six finale, a 90-minute nail-biter which ended in yet another cliffhanger as viewers were finally…

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Over 100 Chibok schoolgirls unwilling to leave Boko Haram: community leader

Over 100 Chibok schoolgirls unwilling to leave Boko Haram: community leader

Posted October 19, 2016 06:28:52 Nigeria’s Government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram in 2014, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Islamic extremist captors, a community leader says. Key points: Community leader says girls may have been radicalised or are ashamed to return Negotiations are continuing between Nigeria, the Red Cross, and Boko Haram Freed girls should be educated abroad to avoid stigmatisation at home, community leader says The unwilling girls may have…

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