Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton beats Vettel

Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton beats Vettel

The Mercedes driver began on pole and led for the entirety of the race. After Vettel’s impressive win at the Australian Grand Prix last month, hopes were high for an Shanghai shootout between the pair. But a chaotic start, which saw two crashes on a damp track, combined with Ferrari’s ultimately flawed decision to pit Vettel early allowed Hamilton to take the race with relative ease. Max Verstappen of Red Bull claimed third ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari. READ: A Beijing street race…

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Stockholm attack suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation

Stockholm attack suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation

Posted April 10, 2017 01:01:44 Photo:An Uzbek man is suspected of being the driver of the hijacked delivery truck. (Reuters) The man suspected of carrying out the truck attack in Stockholm was an asylum seeker who was being sought by authorities for deportation, Swedish police say. Key points: Suspect’s residency application was rejected and he faced deportation National police say he was “sympathetic to extremist organisations, among them IS” Victims include 41yo Briton Chris Bevington, a Belgian woman and two Swedes Four people, including a British man, a Belgian woman,…

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Rockhampton flood clean-up continues as industry gets back on its feet

Rockhampton flood clean-up continues as industry gets back on its feet

Posted April 10, 2017 08:43:02 Photo: The Fitzroy River in Rockhampton drops to 5.7m on Monday, leaving smelly mud in the city. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) Related Story: Rockhampton’s ‘fairly good flood’ finally recedes Related Story: Poll to ask Queenslanders how well Cyclone Debbie was handled Rockhampton residents are getting stuck into cleaning up their properties and major industry is coming back online, after major flood levels receded over the weekend in the central Queensland city. The Fitzroy River peaked at 8.9 metres last week, before dropping to below minor…

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Analysis: Egypt's religious discrimination problem

Analysis: Egypt's religious discrimination problem

As is always the case, the Egyptian state has immediately issued calls for national unity. The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asserted from his Twitter account that the attacks were “obnoxious” and had “failed” to shake Egyptians’ sense of unity. Egyptians will mourn this event and they will mean it, but many of them will also fail to recognize the fundamental challenge of religious discrimination that rests as the foundation of Sunday’s violence. The widespread perception of Christian Egyptians as lesser citizens with lesser rights creates fertile ground…

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Coalition, rebel forces repel ISIS attack

Coalition, rebel forces repel ISIS attack

The US-led coalition said ISIS initiated a complex attack on Saturday at the At Tanf Garrison on the Syrian-Jordanian border using a vehicle-borne IED, and 20-30 fighters followed with a ground assault and suicide vests. “Coalition and partnered forces engaged and defended the ISIS attack with direct fire before destroying enemy assault vehicles and the remaining fighters with multiple coalition airstrikes,” the coalition said in a news release. It is not known how long the battle lasted. Initial reports indicate the assault did not result in any coalition casualties, a…

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