Wife of detained American pleads for release

Wife of detained American pleads for release

He never emerged. “I waited until the last passenger. I waited until the train doors closed, but I couldn’t find him,” Kim said. “I was speechless, I was in shock,” his wife said, speaking to CNN in an emotional interview. Weeping and beating her chest, she said her husband had been falsely accused. “He went to the country and served with love and I believe his words that there was nothing else,” she said. Fast Facts: Detained Americans Kim Hak-song is an ethnic Korean who was born in China. He…

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Indonesia to ban ultra-conservative Islamist group after Jakarta protests

Indonesia to ban ultra-conservative Islamist group after Jakarta protests

Posted May 09, 2017 00:02:02 Photo: The protests saw more than half a million people take to the streets. (Reuters: Antara Foto) The Indonesian Government says it will ban the ultra-conservative Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir because of the threat it poses to public order and national unity. Key points: Hizb ut-Tahrir is not a terrorist group, and says it opposes violence The group wants sharia law and an Islamic caliphate in Indonesia It was one of several groups involved in the Jakarta protests It is the Government’s first major counterstrike…

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Celebrity chef shoves teen at A-League match after taunts about wages

Celebrity chef shoves teen at A-League match after taunts about wages

Updated May 08, 2017 23:40:43 Video: George Calombaris pushes Sydney FC fan (ABC News) Related Story: ‘I am sorry’: George Calombaris’s restaurant empire underpays staff up to $2.6m Related Story: Vukovic grateful for Sydney FC’s grand final win after family heartache Celebrity chef and Melbourne Victory’s number one ticket-holder, George Calombaris, has apologised for getting involved in an altercation at the A-League grand final in Sydney on Sunday night. Video recorded from the stands shows Calombaris, who appears in Network Ten’s Masterchef, shaking his Victory scarf at a 19-year-old Sydney…

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Needs-based funding and French memories: Q&A gets stuck into the budget

Needs-based funding and French memories: Q&A gets stuck into the budget

The day before the federal budget for 2017 is handed down, Q&A got stuck into how the Government proposes to change education, support for Australian veterans — and debt. When the panel was asked how Australia planned to repay debt forecast to exceed half a trillion dollars, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the first thing to do was get the budget back into surplus. “Until you can get your balance sheet right, you won’t be able to [address debt],” he said. “As we’ve seen previously,…

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