Kim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning

Kim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning

“You don’t shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequences,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. Soon after Mattis issued his warning, state-run North Korean media outlet KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had inspected his military’s plan to launch missiles at Guam and discussed the possibility of a strike with his top commanders. “He said that if the planned fire of power demonstration is carried out as the US is going more reckless, it will be the most delightful historic moment…

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China's economy continues to cool as July data disappoints

China's economy continues to cool as July data disappoints

Updated August 15, 2017 09:44:26 China’s economy appears to be cooling again with the latest broad batch of data appearing to retrace much of momentum gained in recent months. The key monthly figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics show industrial production, fixed asset investment and retail sales all slipped back in July and were all lower than expected. Capital Economics China economist Julian Evans-Pritchard noted both foreign and domestic demand appear to have softened at the start of third quarter. “A few sectors, such as steel, seem to…

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Singer Paulini allegedly bribed official to get driver's licence

Singer Paulini allegedly bribed official to get driver's licence

Updated August 11, 2017 14:35:28 Photo: Police said she would be charged with corruptly giving a benefit to an agent. (AAP: Paul Miller) Paulini Curuenavuli, the former Australian Idol contestant and star of The Bodyguard Musical, will face court after allegedly bribing a government official to obtain a driver’s licence. External Link: Bodyguard Instagram It will be alleged the 34-year-old paid a sum of money to a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employee in exchange for an unrestricted driver’s licence. NSW Police have confirmed Curuenavuli was issued a future court…

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Coalition for Marriage launches, calling itself voice for 'silent majority'

Coalition for Marriage launches, calling itself voice for 'silent majority'

Updated August 14, 2017 21:01:57 A new organisation campaigning for No in the same-sex marriage plebiscite has launched, but one religious leader says they do not represent the views of all modern Christians. Key points: New group is led by Australian Christian Lobby, Marriage Alliance, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Anglican Diocese of Sydney Bishops says their goal is to generate a conversation about same-sex marriage Not all Christian ministers agree The Coalition for Marriage says it speaks for “the silent majority,” and is comprised of dozens of organisations — including…

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Old is new again as Federer's injury allows Nadal to go top of the pops

Old is new again as Federer's injury allows Nadal to go top of the pops

Posted August 15, 2017 06:59:22 Photo: Federer said he tweaked his back in the Rogers Cup final and says he needs some rest. (AP/The Canadian Press: Paul Chiasson) Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has been forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters, which he has won seven times, citing a back injury. Tournament officials announced Federer’s withdrawal on the first full day of matches at the event in Cincinnati. The 19-time major champion said in a statement that he “tweaked” his back last week at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on…

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