Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

Posted September 26, 2017 09:47:58 Photo: Chelsea Manning says she was turned around at the Quebec border. (Twitter: Chelsea Manning) Related Story: Chelsea Manning thanks Barack Obama for clemency Related Story: ‘First steps of freedom!!’ Manning leaves prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks Former US military whistleblower Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record. Key points: Chelsea Manning says she will challenge the decision Canadian minister reluctant to intervene PM Justin Trudeau declines to comment The transgender woman was known as…

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A head-scarf-wearing Muslim comic finds her voice

A head-scarf-wearing Muslim comic finds her voice

Updated September 25, 2017 18:29:18 Video: Lebanese-Australian comedian Frida Deguise is fighting for her place in the comedy scene. (ABC News) Related Story: Leigh Sales was nervous about interviewing comedian Hannah Gadsby. But it was ‘fantastic’ “No-one expects me to be funny,” Frida Deguise says. “They just expect me to bomb.” That joke — a staple of the Lebanese-Australian comedian’s routine — tells you a lot about Deguise’s shtick. Since taking to stand-up in the past few years, Deguise has been building a reputation as Australia’s only hijab-wearing comedian, playing…

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‘You’re the reason I’m standing’

‘You’re the reason I’m standing’

A PIARA  Waters father has been reunited with the mystery man he says saved his life following a freak accident in last week’s storm. Sam Atkins was crushed in his car on North Lake Road in Bibra Lake after a tree came crashing down in Friday’s severe storm. Stephen Hewett was travelling in the opposition direction when he saw Mr Atkins’ car crash in front of him. “I just hit the brake and jumped out and ran, ran as fast as I could,” Mr Hewett said. media_cameraPolice take over as…

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Northern Australia's victory over malaria

Northern Australia's victory over malaria

Posted September 26, 2017 06:51:00 Video: Northern Australia’s victory over malaria (ABC News) Related Story: Top tips on avoiding mozzie bites this summer Port Essington on the rugged coastline of the Northern Territory was a horror for early European settlers. The colonists in the 1800s had to contend with sharks, crocodiles, a cyclone, and hot weather unlike anything they knew from their homeland. In the short-lived colony, one of the key causes of death was malaria, the mosquito-borne illness that caused terrible fevers and plagued the early settlers. Fast forward…

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Lundgren plans to stay around

Lundgren plans to stay around

AQUAMAN actor Dolph Lundgren is reportedly so taken by the Gold Coast that he has committed to staying in town after filming on the DC Comics epic wraps next month. The 59-year-old Rocky star returned to Queensland earlier this month to finish filming his role as King Nereus. He was spotted with his girlfriend Jenny Sandersson enjoying a Sunday session at Koi Dining and Lounge Bar in Broadbeach, where they met The Voice alumni The Koi Boys, who were performing. media_cameraDolph Lundgren and his girlfriend Jenny Sandersson spotted out and…

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