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Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect

Photo The international terminal at Sydney Airport. An Australian law barring registered child sex offenders from international travel took effect on Wednesday. Credit David Gray/Reuters MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian law barring registered child sex offenders from international travel had an immediate impact when it took effect on Wednesday, stopping …

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'Last best chance' to avoid war with N Korea

US national security adviser HR McMaster has said the international community is facing its “last best chance” to avoid military confrontation over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Donald Trump’s top security aide was appearing on stage in Washington DC alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May’s national security adviser Mark Sedwill. It …

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Image copyright Marilyn Loden Image caption Marilyn at her first book publishing event The term “glass ceiling” refers to the sometimes-invisible barrier to success that many women come up against in their careers. Management consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase almost 40 years ago but says it is still as …

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NY attack prompts New Year security clampdown

Security preparations for New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York’s Times Square will be altered following a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel, the city’s counterterrorism chief has said. Akayed Ullah, 27, has been charged with terrorism crimes after detonating a pipe bomb in the pedestrian tunnel on Monday. …

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Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage marred by deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption The accident happened on the Mexico City – Puebla highway One of the largest annual pilgrimages in Latin America has been marred this year by the death of at least 11 pilgrims. The truck they were travelling in crashed on a motorway between Mexico City …

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Republican Roy Moore defeated in Alabama upset

Democrat Doug Jones has won the US Senate race in Alabama in a blow to Donald Trump, projections suggest. The former prosecutor’s victory comes in the traditionally conservative state against Republican Roy Moore, a candidate backed by the US President even after facing allegations of sexual misconduct. The Republicans still …

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Macron Holds a Climate Summit, and Trump Casts a Shadow

The World Bank, one of the organizers of the meeting, said it would no longer finance oil and gas exploration and extraction projects after 2019, with exceptions for poorer countries. Ma Kai, a vice premier of China, said that his country would start its own carbon market in the coming …

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