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Nicaragua president scraps pensions law
President Daniel Ortega revokes pensions and social security cuts after at least 25 people die in riots.
April 23rd, 00:29h
Author: BBC News
'I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy'
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talks exclusively to the BBC about how she'll juggle a baby with politics.
April 23rd, 00:19h
Author: BBC News
James Shaw Jr. on why he rushed the Waffle House shooter: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’
"I kind of made up my mind, that if it was going to come down to it, he was going to have to work to kill me,” Shaw Jr. said.
April 23rd, 00:17h
Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion. With Cosby's sexual assault retrial heading for deliberations this week, the 80-year-old comedian's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to an audience of millions, not just the 12 people deciding his fate.
April 23rd, 00:16h
Author: MICHAEL R. SISAK
4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away. Authorities were searching for the 29-year-old suspect, Travis Reinking, who they said drove to the busy restaurant and killed two people in the parking lot before entering and continuing to fire. When his AR-15 rifle either jammed or the clip was empty, the customer disarmed him in a scuffle.
April 23rd, 00:08h
Author: SHEILA BURKE
Live: Banking royal commission examines dodgy advice as shareholders consider AMP board spill
The banking royal commission is hearing further evidence about inappropriate financial advice, with embattled wealth management company AMP scheduled to appear again as its directors face shareholder pressure to explain themselves or resign.
April 23rd, 00:08h
Author: http://www.abc.net.au/news/michael-janda/166854
'Like walking into a wall of poo': Stench in Darwin's northern suburbs worsens
Darwin residents report walking into walls of stench from nearby sewage treatment plants as the Mayor demands urgent action.
April 23rd, 00:08h
Author: http://www.abc.net.au/news/9034272
Shania Twain sorry for saying she would've voted for Trump 'even though he was offensive'
In a new interview, Shania Twain says her stepfather abused her, she dreams of cutting her ex-best friend's hair off and she would have voted for Trump.
April 23rd, 00:04h
Author: Kim Willis
Manu Ginobili, Spurs do coach Gregg Popovich proud with Game 4 victory
Ginobili picked the perfect time to play like his younger self, scoring 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ 103-90 win.
April 23rd, 00:00h
650kg bull crushes rodeo rider who walks away to ride again
Jeremiah Day has suffered life-threatening images in competition but for him that's just 'part of the fun'.
April 22nd, 23:57h
Author: http://www.abc.net.au/news/jarrod-lucas/7976220
Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property: report
Fox News host Sean Hannity is linked to a group of shell companies that have spent $90 million buying hundreds of homes across the U.S through the help of foreclosures and the US Department of Housing and Urban Developm
April 22nd, 23:57h
Author: Morgan Gstalter
Uber Eats to face ACCC probe over restaurant contracts
Australia's competition regulator signals that it plans to investigate Uber's allegedly unfair contracts with restaurant owners who have signed up to its Uber Eats delivery app.
April 22nd, 23:54h
Author: http://www.abc.net.au/news/david-chau/8543210
Nicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's president on Sunday withdrew changes to the social security system that had triggered deadly protests and looting. President Daniel Ortega said in a message to the nation that the social security board of directors had canceled the changes implemented on April 16. The overhaul was intended to shore up Nicaragua's troubled social security system by both reducing benefits and increasing taxes. The changes touched off protests across the Central American nation that escalated into clashes with police as well as looting. The demonstrations appeared to expand to include broader anti-government grievances.
April 22nd, 23:54h
WSJ: Trump to ask North Korea to dismantle nuclear arsenal before talking sanctions relief
President Donald Trump will ask North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dismantle the country's nuclear arsenal without conceding significant ground on economic sanctions, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
April 22nd, 23:52h
Author: Aileen Graef, CNN
Banking royal commission: Turnbull defends delay as hearings resume – live
Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live …
April 22nd, 23:48h
Author: Michael McGowan, Paul Karp
Who is St George and why do we celebrate him on April 23?
St. George's Day takes place on April 23 every year, recognising the patron saint of England apparently made famous for slaying a dragon and saving a distressed maiden
April 22nd, 23:46h
Author: Anthony Bond, Jon Dean
Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire
Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing and Urban Development, a fact he did not mention when interviewing secretary Ben Carson last year
April 22nd, 23:37h
Author: Jon Swaine
Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me." Police are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant, but the 29-year-old Nashville resident said he only made a split-second decision to challenge the shooter and called it a "selfish" act to avoid being killed. Shaw said at a news conference Sunday he had spent an evening out at a nightclub and entered the restaurant minutes ahead of the gunman. He said he and another friend were seated at a counter when he heard gunshots, thinking at first that a stack of freshly washed plates had crashed down.
April 22nd, 23:35h
Author: SHEILA BURKE
Men 'dominate in every sector of society', says damning report
Positions of power in almost every sector in Britain are dominated by men, a damning new report has found. Analysis of the top jobs in the art, business and public sectors found men made up more than 50 per cent of the workforce in every position apart from two. The role of magazine editor was the only senior job more women than men held, while the only role held by the same number of women as men was shadow cabinet minister.
April 22nd, 23:31h
Author: Harriet Agerholm
Barnaby Joyce says it’s ‘insane’ that partners of federal MPs can’t work with them
Former deputy PM blames split with wife on long separations and says partners should be present in Canberra
April 22nd, 23:27h
Author: Katharine Murphy