Eight found dead in truck at Walmart, 'ruthless human smugglers' blamed

Eight found dead in truck at Walmart, 'ruthless human smugglers' blamed

Updated July 23, 2017 21:31:56 External Link: @JackAcostaKENS5:Breaking 252am – SAPD & SAFD update outside Walmart in SW San Antonio after 8 bodies found inside trailer. @KENS5 Eight people have been found dead in the back of a trailer-truck parked outside a Walmart store in Texas, in what police are calling a “horrific” human trafficking case. Key points: Driver in custody after eight found dead in truck Several others found in critical condition Police say the “horrific tragedy” is related to human trafficking Several other people, possibly dozens, were found…

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'Disenfranchised youth' party wins first seats in Timor-Leste's parliament

'Disenfranchised youth' party wins first seats in Timor-Leste's parliament

Posted July 23, 2017 18:55:49 Photo: The Khunto party has strong links to martial arts groups dating back to the Indonesian era. (ABC News: Felicity James) Related Story: Young people ‘will decide the outcome’: Timor-Leste prepares for election Related Story: ‘We don’t want casinos and helipads’: Timor-Leste islanders fear tourism development A Timor-Leste political party with links to martial arts gangs and “disenfranchised young men” will for the first time have seats in the country’s new parliament. Key points: The Khunto party polled 7 per cent of the vote, earning…

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NSW Liberals back Abbott's push to empower grassroots members

NSW Liberals back Abbott's push to empower grassroots members

Updated July 23, 2017 22:08:15 Photo:The motion was put forward by former prime minister Tony Abbott. (AAP: Daniel Munoz) Related Story: PM, Abbott ‘on the same side’ in NSW Liberals reform push Related Story: Grattan: Abbott shapes up in fight for control of Liberals’ NSW division Former prime minister Tony Abbott has emerged victorious from a NSW Liberal Party convention after his motion to give party members a greater say in selecting candidates was overwhelmingly passed. Key points: Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the so-called Warringah motion Motion gives…

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Tasmanian Premier 'very concerned' about prospect of hung parliament

Tasmanian Premier 'very concerned' about prospect of hung parliament

Posted July 23, 2017 15:58:02 Photo: Ms White has crept slightly ahead as preferred premier over Will Hodgman. (ABC News) Related Story: Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White ‘motivated by her baby’ Related Story: New Labor leader closes in on Hodgman in preferred Tasmanian Premier polling Tasmania’s Premier says he is “very concerned” about the “very real possibility” of voters delivering a hung parliament at the next state election. Polling commissioned by NewsCorp shows Tasmania could again be heading towards a hung parliament, with the Liberals struggling to reach the 13…

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Clashes intensify in Jerusalem, West Bank amid calls for UN meeting

Clashes intensify in Jerusalem, West Bank amid calls for UN meeting

A Palestinian man died at a hospital Saturday evening after he was injured in clashes with Israeli forces earlier, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. The man was involved in a clash in the town of el-Eizariyah near Jerusalem, the official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, reported. With tensions rapidly rising, Palestinians called for more protests Sunday and the Israeli government planned meetings. One security session was expected to discuss the recent implementation of metal detectors at entrances to a key holy site in the Old City. The restrictions were imposed…

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