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First gay weddings take place in Australia
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First gay weddings take place in Australia

Same-sex couples in Australia have tied the knot on the first official day of ceremonies following the passage of a historic law. Although some couples wed last month after obtaining special exemptions, most could not marry until Tuesday. Australian athletes Luke Sullivan, 23, and Craig Burns, 29, exchanged vows and a kiss just after midnight in a small ceremony in New South Wales. The be...


Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case
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commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Australias biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws. In August, the nations financial intelligence agency launched court action against the commonwealth Bank over claims it had failed to refer the transactions, made through smart ATMs. On Wednesday, the bank acknowledged some failures. However, it de...


Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks
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Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks

Australia will hold a royal commission inquiry into its banking and financial sector, the government has announced. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission - Australias highest form of public inquiry - would help restore confidence in the sector. Australian banks have been embroiled in scandals in recent times. The announcement came soon after the four biggest banks called for...


Zimbabwe military seize power, hold President Mugabe in custody

Zimbabwes military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on criminals around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were safe and sound. Zimbabwean soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, a Reuters witness said on We...


26 year old Nepali found dead in his apartment
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26 year old Nepali found dead in his apartment

A 26 year old Nepali student, Anjan Kumar Bhattarai, was found dead in his apartment on Sunday evening. A permanent resident of Udaipur, Nepal, he was currently studying Accounting in Central Queensland University. His family, currently living in Pepsicola, Kathmandu has been grief stricken since. Anjan had stayed back in his apartment to finish his assignment after a small get together. His f...


commonwealth scraps $2 ATM Fee, ANZ, Westpac, and NAB follow suit

Amidst growing concerns of customer complaints regarding the $2 ATM withdrawal fee for withdrawing from other banks, commonwealth on Sunday decided to scrap the fees and make it free for its customers to withdraw money from any national ATM they wished to. The other three big banks of Australia, ANZ, Westpac, and NAB followed suit. The banks have been receiving high praises from its customers via ...


Australian Cyclone 'Debbie' damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council
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Australian Cyclone 'Debbie' damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared Cyclone Debbie a catastrophe and warned that, while there is no estimate of a damage bill yet, previous cyclones have cost billions of dollars. More than 90 per cent of North Queenslanders have some kind of insurance coverage and most home and contents insurance policies cover cyclone damage, according to the ICA. The ICA will declare an...


Amir Khan is making records after records with Dangal
Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times

Amir Khan is making records after records with Dangal

First they ignore you, Then they laugh at you, Then they fight you, Then you win. The 2010 commonwealth Games are years away. Geeta Phogat (Zaira Wasim, Fatima Sana Shaikh) has just returned to Balali, her village in Haryana, after months of preparation at the National Sports Academy in Patiala. Something about her has changed. She isnt exactly the same girl her father, former wrestler Mahav...


MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say
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MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

International prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say the Buk missile that hit the plane was from Russia. They also narrowed down the area it was fired from to a field in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels. All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Russia says ...


Forty Nepali guards return from Kabul
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Forty Nepali guards return from Kabul

At least 40 more Nepalis are returning home from Afghanistan following a deadly attack on a bus in Kabul on June 20 that killed 13 Nepali security guards. They are among the 385 guards who have decided to return to Nepal after their immediate employers refused to ensure their security and raise their pay. According to Satyaraj Sapkota of Pokhara, who works in Afghanistan, all the 40 migrant ...


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