INTERNATIONAL

Aussies abroad: Kerr, Kennedy, Raso score in USA

Westfield Matildas stars were again making headlines in the USA this weekend with their goal-scoring feats across the NWSL. Defender Alanna Kennedy curled an absolutely beautiful stoppage time winner in the National Women’s Soccer League to give her Orlando Pride a 3-2 win away at top-of-the-table North Carolina Courage. The victory for Kennedy’s side means she’ll now face Westfield Matildas ...

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Catalan referendum: Catalonia has ‘won right to statehood’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large crowds gathered in the centre of Barcelona on Sunday evening Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the region has won the right to statehood following Sunday’s contentious referendum which was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence. Hundreds of people were injured as Spanish police ...

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Golf: USA clinch Presidents Cup over Internationals

JERSEY CITY: The United States clinched their 10th Presidents Cup on Sunday (Oct 1), polishing off a punishing victory over the International team. The win was in the bag when Daniel Berger went 3 up with three to play against South Korean Kim Si-Woo – assuring himself of at least half a point to go with the half-point gained by ...

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Meet the hijabster – young, hip Muslim women in S-E Asia, SE Asia News & Top Stories

PETALING JAYA (Malaysia) • Young, dynamic and devoted – South-east Asia’s young Muslim women are more career-driven and “global” than the generation before, and yet, are more Islamic, says a study. This is seen in an increased adoption of the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, by young professional women as well as students, according to marketing trend and research outfit J. ...

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Pakistan in the Middle East: A Cautious Balance

What is Pakistan looking for in the modern Middle East as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran grow more pronounced? By Huma Yusuf for The Diplomat October 04, 2017 Discussions about Pakistan’s foreign policy challenges typically focus on its relations with its neighbors – particularly India and Afghanistan – and with greater powers such as the United States and China. ...

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Duterte govt wants closer ties with US

AFTER announcing its “military and economic separation” from the United States last year, Manila now wants to strengthen its bilateral relations with Washington by intensifying economic cooperation. In Washington, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told Sen. Cory Scott Gardner of Colorado that the Philippines wanted to go beyond security issues and intensify economic cooperation with the US. “For so ...

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A list of Canada’s terror incidents and attacks

By The Canadian Press Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 Edmonton police say an attack on an officer outside a football game Saturday night and a high-speed chase of a cube van that left four people injured are being investigated as acts of terrorism. Police have one man in custody and say they think he acted alone, but they aren’t ruling out ...

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Small City USA nightmares | Opinion

During the first two weeks of September, there were three major news developments involving deadly violence that received scant attention from the national media. • Richmond, Va., the capital of the Old South for the Confederacy during the Civil War, was the scene of nine homicides within an eight-day span. That’s why Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, obviously exasperated, called on ...

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