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PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their safety. On Thursday, the men inside the centre said that PNG police had given them a ...


Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?

There are huge differences between UK and US media law - does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment? On 5 October, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse and the dam broke. Since then, dozens of well-known Americans have been accused of sexual misconduct of some kind. This isnt drip-drip. Its a flood. The list includes film stars such as Kevin Spacey...


Ninth Australian Parliamentarian to resign over dual-citizenship
Source: Reuters

Ninth Australian Parliamentarian to resign over dual-citizenship

A ninth Australian parliamentarian will be unseated by a dual citizenship saga, as Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore, from minor party the Nick Xenophon Team, has said she will resign after learning she inherited UK citizenship from her Singapore-born mother. Australias constitution bans federal politicians from having dual citizenship. The saga has claimed the jobs of eight other politicians sin...


Supreme Court bomb scare a fake call
Source: News Desk, Image: Bijay Subedi

Supreme court bomb scare a fake call

The bomb scare at the Supreme court in Ramshahpath has turned out to be a hoax, police have confirmed. A bomb squad from Singha Durbar and several police officers had reached and sealed the court after a bomb warning was received via two landline calls both from Lagankhel area of Lalitpur District at the Supreme court. SC staff immediately informed the police and a thorough search was immediat...


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...


Five arrested for Gauchan murder charges, mastermind on the run

After a little more than a month, police on Tuesday made public five persons, including the shooter, arrested in connection with the murder of Sharad Kumar Gauchan. Gauchan, who was the chairman of the Federation of Contractors Associations of Nepal (FCAN), was murdered in broad daylight on October 9 at Prayag Marg near Shanti Nagar while he was on his way to the FCAN office in Anamnagar in his ve...


Provincial capitals to be decided post elections

The government will announce temporary capitals of seven provinces and governors immediately after the federal and provincial elections, fearing strong protests from the ground if any dispute arises ahead of the scheduled polls, according to officials. If we take such a decision [now], it will hamper the polls, said Minister for Commerce Min Bishwokarma. The government is also undecided about c...


Trump vows to eliminate Diversity Visa after NY attack
Source: PTI

Trump vows to eliminate Diversity Visa after NY attack

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed that he will terminate the popular DV lottery after an ISIS-inspired Uzbek man who entered the US under the programme killed eight people in New York+ in the deadliest terror attack in the country since 9/11. Trump said the attacker Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who ploughed a pickup truck down a crowded bike path near the World Trade Centre killi...


Murder-convict Maoist leader Bal Krishna Dhungel arrested, CPN (M) demanding release
Source: RSS

Murder-convict Maoist leader Bal Krishna Dhungel arrested, CPN (M) demanding release

Acting upon direct orders from the Supreme court, CPN (Maoist Center) leader Bal Krishna Dhungel was arrested and sent behind bars on Tuesday. Police arrested Dhungel from his rented room in Satdobato, Lalitpur and presented him before Kathmandu District court in Babarmahal. The court has sentenced him for 12 years, 5 months, and 22 days to be spent in Dillibazaar prison. The arrest comes after...


SC orders separate ballots for two polls
Source: RSS

SC orders separate ballots for two polls

The Supreme court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the Election Commission (EC) to ensure separate ballot papers for the federal and provincial elections under the first-past-the-post system and present a report on the progress made to that effect since its earlier ruling on October 18. A single bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi issued the order in response to a contempt of court writ filed on Tu...


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