African dancehall style brings fresh vibes to Australian streets

African dancehall style brings fresh vibes to Australian streets

Posted May 27, 2017 12:54:31 Video: From the streets of Zambia to a Perth car park – a king of the dancehall is spreading the joy (ABC News) The gritty, mesmerising and extremely energetic dance style “dancehall” is making its way to Australian streets, by way of a Zambian migrant with a passion for movement. “I would describe dancehall as a culture,” Alexx Mubanga said. “It’s a culture, it’s from Jamaica and it’s a way of escaping the struggles, everyday struggles.” Born in Kitwe in Zambia, Mr Mubanga moved to…

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Cyclone Debbie rebuild continues for 'heartbroken' residents

Cyclone Debbie rebuild continues for 'heartbroken' residents

Posted May 27, 2017 09:36:04 Photo: Avril Ayling’s Hydeaway Bay home was hammered by Cyclone Debbie. (ABC News) Related Story: This man took on Cyclone Debbie with a chainsaw It has been almost two months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the north Queensland coast and many residents in the Whitsundays are still rebuilding their lives. For Tony and Avril Ayling, who live in the remote coastal town of Hydeaway Bay, north of Mackay, it was the tail-end of the cyclone that caused the most damage. Ms Ayling said it was…

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Chinese jets conduct unsafe maneuver near US aircraft

Chinese jets conduct unsafe maneuver near US aircraft

Washington (CNN)Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets conducted unsafe maneuvers while intercepting a US surveillance aircraft that was operating in international airspace near the South China Sea, according to the Navy. A US official told CNN that one Chinese fighter flew about 200 yards in front a US P-3 spy plane and began conducting multiple turns. The maneuvers were deemed unsafe because they restricted the ability of the Navy plane to fly, the official said. “US forces operate in the Asia-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China…

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Terminally ill man's family works to reduce Indigenous deaths in custody

Terminally ill man's family works to reduce Indigenous deaths in custody

Posted May 27, 2017 06:41:34 Photo: The Wallace family are appealing to the Queensland Government to reduce indigenous incarceration. (Supplied) It has been an anxious wait, but Marshall Wallace has been reunited with his family in Mount Isa after an exhausting battle to get parole. Key points: Terminally ill man paroled on compassionate grounds Accusations royal commission recommendations are not being implemented Scullion calls for states to do more to reduce indigenous incarceration He is terminally ill with liver cancer and has less than nine months to live. “I’m happy…

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Trump highlights Manchester bombing, terrorism in Ramadan statement

Trump highlights Manchester bombing, terrorism in Ramadan statement

Story highlights The president says the Manchester attacks are “directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan” The decision to invoke the act of terrorism was a break from the Obama administration (CNN)In a statement wishing Muslims a joyful Ramadan holiday, President Donald Trump expressly referenced this week’s terrorist attack in Manchester, calling the bombing at a concert “directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan.” The decision to invoke the act of terrorism that took 22 lives and injured dozens more was a break from the Obama administration, which did not…

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