John Clarke's spirit livens up Tasmanian political debate

John Clarke's spirit livens up Tasmanian political debate

Posted April 11, 2017 21:07:55 Video: Tasmanian Labor MLC Craig Farrell likens a local political drama to a Clarke and Dawe sketch. (ABC News) A member of the Tasmanian Parliament has paid homage to the late satirist John Clarke by delivering an important speech in the style of Clarke and Dawe, causing the chamber to erupt in laughter. The Upper House was weighing up whether the Tasmanian Treasurer Peter Gutwein should be held in contempt of Parliament. He has refused to surrender a document detailing advice given by Treasury about…

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Blasts hits Dortmund team bus, 1 player injured

Blasts hits Dortmund team bus, 1 player injured

One player was hospitalized, the team tweeted, but there were no details about his condition. The team left its hotel about 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals match, a Dortmund police spokesman said. Between 40 and 50 people, including the trainer and medical support staff, were on board when three explosions were heard, the spokesman said. The cause was unknown. The initial report was of one blast, but police later said there were three. A preliminary investigation indicates the explosives “could have been…

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Esteban Gutierrez's top five Mexico City tips

Esteban Gutierrez's top five Mexico City tips

Story highlights Gutierrez takes CNN on a tour of Mexico City Techeetah driver placed tenth in Mexico Race was won by Lucas di Grassi When the championship recently visited Mexico City, CNN Supercharged had a local guide — Techeetah driver Esteban Gutierrez — on hand to give his top tips for tourists. For such a vibrant city, visitors may struggle to take everything in, particular during a whistle-stop Formula E weekend. Some of Gutierrez’s recommendations will come as no surprise — eating a taco and sampling the culinary delights at…

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North Korea warns of nuclear strike on US

North Korea warns of nuclear strike on US

Posted April 12, 2017 05:32:45 Photo: Kim Jong-un’s North Korea has issued another blunt warning to the US. (Reuters: Kyodo/AP: Pablo Martinez Monsivais) North Korea has warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a US Navy strike group steams towards the western Pacific. Key points: North Korea says its “revolutionary strong army is keenly watching” US moves Donald Trump has urged China to do more on the North Korea issue North Korea is set to celebrate the 105th anniversary of Kim…

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Stockholm truck attack suspect 'admits to a terrorist crime'

Stockholm truck attack suspect 'admits to a terrorist crime'

Posted April 11, 2017 19:44:16 Rakhmat Akilov, the main suspect in the truck attack in Stockholm that killed four people and injured 15, has admitted to committing a terrorist crime, his lawyer has told a court. Police believe Akilov, a 39-year-old from the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, was the driver of the hijacked beer truck that mowed down pedestrians on a busy street in the Swedish capital last week before crashing into a department store. “His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that…

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