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Biomolecular scientist Professor Alan Mackay-Sim honoured as Australian of the Year.
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Biomolecular scientist Professor Alan Mackay-Sim honoured as Australian of the Year.

Biomolecular scientist Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, whose research helped restore mobility in a quadriplegic man, has been named this years Australian of the Year. Vicki Jellie (Australias Local Hero), Sister Anne Gardiner AM (Senior Australian of the Year) and Paul Vasileff (Young Australian of Year) were also honoured at a ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday night. Professor Mackay-Sim used his a...


Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call
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Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy to speak with the president of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China. It was not immediately clear whether Trumps telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen marked a deliberate pivot away from Washingtons official One China stance. Beijings Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Hong Kongs Phoenix TV on Satu...


Clinton finally opens up about how she felt after election loss
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Clinton finally opens up about how she felt after election loss

Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for a renewed fight for a more-inclusive United States despite disappointment over an election loss that laid bare national divisions. In her first public remarks since conceding to Republican Donald Trump last week, Clinton said that many Americans were asking whether his victory meant the United States was still th...


Zuckerberg again rejects claims of Facebook impact on U.S. election

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is extremely unlikely news hoaxes changed the outcome. Ensnared in a string of content controversies in recent months, Facebook has insisted that it is a technology company, not a media firm. But scrutiny of the site has heightened since t...


Thousands of anti-Trump protests take to streets of U.S. cities

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trumps surprise presidential election win, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trumps gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds o...


Trump, Clinton wage tight battles in Ohio, Florida and elsewhere

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton waged a tight battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls showed Clinton had an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. With voting completed in more than half of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, N...


Election Day: Americans choose between Clinton and Trump
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Election Day: Americans choose between Clinton and Trump

After nearly two years of bitterness and rancor, America will elect its 45th president Tuesday, making Hillary Clinton the nations first female commander in chief or choosing billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whose volatile campaign has upended U.S. politics. The winner will inherit an anxious nation, angry and distrustful of leaders in Washington. Theyll preside over an economy that is imp...


U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election
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U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election

Federal officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by al Qaeda militants around Election Day, putting local law enforcement on alert days before the vote, officials said on Friday. A U.S. government source in Washington said some federal agencies sent bulletins to local and state officials flagging the information but that the th...


Clinton holds slim lead over Trump in presidential race: Polls
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Clinton holds slim lead over Trump in presidential race: Polls

Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained her narrow lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race just days ahead of the Nov. 8 election, according to two polls released on Thursday. A New York Times/CBS poll of 1,333 registered voters found Clinton ahead by 3 percentage points, at the cusp of the Oct. 28-Nov. 1 surveys margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. A ...


Our future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls: UNFPA
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Our future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls: UNFPA

Nine out of 10 ten-year-old girls live in developing countries while one in five lives in Least Developed Country, states a new report. The State of World Population, the flagship report of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched yesterday in New York, notes that investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies. UNFPA makes...


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