Yassmin’s ABC TV show axed

Yassmin’s ABC TV show axed

A MONTH after her controversial Anzac Day comments, Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s show has been axed by the ABC. In now-deleted posts which infuriated diggers and Australians alike on April 25, Abdel-Magied wrote: “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine …)” media_cameraYassmin Abdel-Magied on Q&A. Picture: ABCThe broadcaster claimed the decision to scrap Australia Wide had nothing to do with the controversy. The station also said it would be discussing “future employment opportunities at the ABC” with the outspoken figurehead. “ABC News is changing how we deliver long-form local journalism…

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Pearling boss admits safety training failings

Pearling boss admits safety training failings

THE executive director of Paspaley Pearls says he accepts responsibility for the company failing to provide training on how to rescue an incapacitated diver before the death of an employee five years ago. The executive director of Paspaley Pearls accepted responsibility for the company failing to practise how to retrieve an incapacitated diver before the death of an employee five years ago. Jarrod Hampton, 22, drowned on his second day working as a drift diver for the Paspaley Pearling Company off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome, in April 2012….

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Trump praises Duterte's deadly drug war in leaked transcript

Trump praises Duterte's deadly drug war in leaked transcript

(CNN)US President Donald Trump told his Philippines’ counterpart that he was doing a good job fighting an illegal drug epidemic in his country, an effort that has led to thousands of deaths and drawn international condemnation from human rights groups. “I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” Trump said in the April 29 phone call, according to a leaked transcript of the conversation with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte published by the Intercept and also obtained by The Washington Post…

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Man United win Europa League final in wake of bombing

Man United win Europa League final in wake of bombing

At the Friends Arena in Stockholm, a United fan held aloft a poster which read: “Come on United, do it for Manchester.” And they did, beating their Dutch opponents 2-0. Paul Pogba, the world’s most expensive footballer and a man who, less than a fortnight ago, lost his father to a long-term illness, gave United the lead with a 25-yard deflected strike. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, another expensive summer purchase, hooked the ball home from six yards to double United’s lead and secure the English side a first Europa League title and…

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