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Mission Beach is a popular skydiving destination in Queensland, lying just south of the city of Cairns . An eyewitness told The Cairns Post that he could see that one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening. "The other two were jumping as a tandem pair: a highly experienced instructor and a customer". The company operating the dives, Skydive Australia, released a statement on Friday offering its "deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences" to the families of the deceased and to ...
  • Qatar, France neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

    Qatar, France neck-and-neck for UNESCO chief

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    Egypt's candidate for the UNESCO Director-General post, Moushira Khattab, maintained the third rank with 12 votes out of 58, following the withdrawal of Polad Bülbüloğlu of Azerbaijan on Tuesday a few hours before the beginning of the second round.
  • Rajoy sets deadline for Catalonia's leader

    Rajoy sets deadline for Catalonia's leader

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    The European Union, according to Enric Folch, the global secretary of the Catalan Solidarity for Independence coalition, would be the choice of "common sense" since Catalonia and Spain are now members of the eurozone, and independence would remove Catalonia from its membership.
  • Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

    Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

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    The army commander spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Al-Abadi said: "I warn of the actions of the region's military mobilization in Kirkuk, it is unsafe". "The imposition of a status quo by force over the disputed areas is unacceptable". "There are threats by the Iraqi Army that has deployed forces near Kirkuk supposedly to attack Kirkuk".
  • Congress slams Yogi Adityanath for mismanaging his own state

    Congress slams Yogi Adityanath for mismanaging his own state

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    Yogi Adityanath said, Congress is supporters of Ishrat Jahan. "Due to such remarks people think that Rahul Gandhi is immature". He further added that "Gujarat has given the nation and world Mahatma Gandhi, and Sardar Patel". Several other Congress state units like Maharashtra, Goa, Delhi etc, have also passed similar resolutions seeking elevation of Rahul as party chief.
  • S. Korea, US to hold joint Navy drills

    S. Korea, US to hold joint Navy drills

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    The deployment of US strategic military assets to South Korea came amid the heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's ( DPRK ) sixth nuclear test in September. Washington has in recent days attempted to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang by deploying strategic military assets to the Korean peninsula. The vessel is carrying Tomahawk cruise missiles , used by the U.S.in the early April attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase.
  • Maine Republican who stood up to Trump to stay in US Senate

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    Collins announced plans Friday that she will remain in the Senate, ending speculation that she would run for ME governor next year. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), speaking at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business Breakfast in Rockport, ME, said that she will not be running for governor in 2018.
  • Viewpoint: America's Gun Problem

    Viewpoint: America's Gun Problem

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    Where is the U.S. Congress? A bump stock, as I found out, was used by the Las Vegas shooter. He outfitted two of the guns with a bump stock which makes the rifle fire automatically using its recoil. The Second Amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".
  • BJP attacks messenger while defending its president

    BJP attacks messenger while defending its president

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    This company is completely in commodity business, where turnover is more while the profit is less. "In 2014-15, it showed a profit of Rs 18,728 on revenues of only Rs 50,000 before jumping to a turnover of Rs 80.5 crore in 2015-16". The BJP, the RSS and now Amit Shah have all dared those making allegations to provide proof. Amit Shah also denied that Jay Shah's company got unsecured loan.
  • Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

    Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

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    The Uber boss came to London in early October for talks with the TfL commissioner that both sides described as "constructive". Uber could continue to be hailed across London for another year after officially filing its appeal against Transport for London's decision to revoke its London license .
  • Trump Questions NBC's TV License Over A News Story

    Trump Questions NBC's TV License Over A News Story

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    Democrats called on Pai to speak out against the president's call to challenge TV licenses, issued after a report on NBC News that Trump denied. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Not fair to public!" Trump and his supporters have repeatedly used the term "fake news" to cast doubt on media reports critical of his administration, often without providing any evidence to support their case that the ...
  • New Orleans police officer shot and killed, suspect also shot

    New Orleans police officer shot and killed, suspect also shot

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    The identities of the officer and suspect have not been released. "This hurts", Harrison said. "I can't begin to tell you how much this hurts", he said. Paramedics took the officer to University Medical Center, and he died there, Harrison said. There is a large police presence at Cypress Parc Apartments near where the shooting happened.
  • Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation

    Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation

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    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Antakya, along Turkey's border with Syria, said: "This is what we know so far: dozens of military vehicles have crossed into Syria". Three other de-escalation zones are now operating in south-western Syria, eastern Ghouta (suburbs of Damascus) and northern Homs province. However, the Turkish deployment is also meant to rein in the Kurdish YPG militia, which holds the Afrin region next to Idlib, a senior rebel official involved in the operation ...
  • Hundreds stand up to domestic violence in annual men's march

    Hundreds stand up to domestic violence in annual men's march

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    The kit includes nail polish, brochures and domestic violence resources . As leaders in our homes, communities and careers, it is important that we understand the lasting and long term impact that domestic violence, abuse and neglect has on those who have experienced it or are now experiencing it.
  • SCA rejects Zuma's spy tapes appeal

    SCA rejects Zuma's spy tapes appeal

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    But he wanted the opportunity to make fresh representations before the NPA made a decision to recharge him. "The conclusion of the court below that the decision to terminate the prosecution was irrational can not be faulted", judge Eric Leach said in his ruling delivered in Bloemfontein.