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Gattuso, Inzaghi Battle For Coaching Survival

Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi, teammates for more than a decade in a highly successful AC Milan team, meet on the touchline on Tuesday in a battle for coaching survival. The pair, who won two Champions League and two Serie A titles together as players, are both under pressure after some poor results for their... Continue Reading →

Family Devastated After Relative Dug Up By Accident

A Western Australian shire has apologised after a family accidentally struck a coffin while trying to bury a loved one. Beryl Fletcher, who died aged 29, was buried at the Halls Creek Cemetery in October 1977. In October this year Beryl Fletcher's grave was dug up by a member of the public who was burying... Continue Reading →

Trees are worth billions to Australia’s economy — but how we value them is changing

How much is a tree worth? In economic terms, your answer depends on how you value them. Forestry exports contribute $3 billion to Australia's economy; its manufacturing, sales and service income make up around $24 billion per year. Increasingly, agroforestry and carbon abatement initiatives also provide an economic benefit. So while money might not grow... Continue Reading →

Detained in China – Canadian businessman known for ties to North Korean leader

Canadian Michael Spavor has jet skied with Kim Jong Un, felt the ground shake from a North Korean nuclear test, and now it appears, been detained by Chinese authorities. Spavor, a business consultant with deep ties to North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of endangering state security, Chinese state media reported. The Canadian government... Continue Reading →

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames ‘blind loyalty’

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial crimes, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump. In the courtroom, Cohen told U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan... Continue Reading →

Spain to increase minimum wage next week by 22 percent

Spain's government will approve a 22 percent increase in the minimum wage to 900 euros (813.35 pounds) per month on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday The increase, due to enter into force in January, was agreed jointly with anti-austerity party Podemos, as part of the Socialist prime minister's efforts to get... Continue Reading →

“Aware of atrocities” – Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was "aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar," responding to criticism over his tweets about his meditation retreat in the country that did not mention the plight of Rohingya Muslims. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled a sweeping army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in... Continue Reading →

Galatasaray secure Europa spot despite Porto defeat

Galatasaray wrapped up a Europa League knock-out stage place despite losing 3-2 to Porto in an entertaining Champions League game which saw two of three penalties scored on Tuesday. Lokomotiv Moscow were beaten 1-0 by Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, leaving the Russian champions rooted to the foot of the Group D table. Porto had already qualified... Continue Reading →

Iran confirms missile test in defiance of U.S.

A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday. The Revolutionary Guards official's comment came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's assertion earlier this month that Iran had test-fired a missile capable of... Continue Reading →

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