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Australia to adopt Home Office-style security model

Australia to adopt Home Office-style security model

The new Office of National Intelligence will co-ordinate intelligence policy and is in line with agencies in Australia's "Five Eyes" intelligence partners in the US, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Asio and the Australian Federal Police will now answer directly to Dutton as home affairs minister. While the PM was at pains to explain that Brandis, in particular, would gain new powers and assume greater prominence as first law officer, make no mistake: these machinery of government changes ...



South Korea offers talks on tensions and family reunions with North

Deputy Defense Minister Seo Joo-seok said the talks would be aimed at ending "hostile acts" between the two sides, and to try to secure a mutual guarantee not to make any provocations along the demarcation line ahead of next week's 64th anniversary of the Korean War truce.


Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Leading up to the special session , Abbott has urged lawmakers to go "20 for 20" and pass all of his priorities. The governor was forced to call the session after lawmakers jeopardized a handful of state agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, when legislation reauthorizing them fell victim to a standoff between the House and Senate over a bill that would regulate bathroom use in public buildings for transgender people.


West Nile virus found in Weld, Larimer and Delta counties

West Nile virus found in Weld, Larimer and Delta counties

The health department says four out of five people bitten by an infected mosquito won't experience any illness. Health Dept. "Residents across Jackson Count and beyond should take action to protect themselves from mosquito bites". No human cases have been reported yet in 2017 in IL, but neighboring states have reported viral activity. ". dusk and dawn is when those mosquitoes are active".


The US Puts More Pressure On China Over North Korea

The US Puts More Pressure On China Over North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has tried to get China and Russian Federation on board with a new United Nations resolution that would impose tougher restrictions on North Korea . "I think we recognize there is more that must be done", said Murkowski. The United States in May asked Southeast Asian countries to do more to isolate North Korea, and efforts have increased after its July 4 ballistic missile test.


Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train

Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train

Mr Tonelli is being investigated but says he followed protocol, the BBC reported . The accident took place on Wednesday 12 July, but the footage did not emerge until the weekend. Driver Gianluca Tonelli - who is being investigated by criminal prosecutors - said the first he knew of the horror was when he pulled into the next station.