Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

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Housing surplus raises price crash risks

Housing surplus raises price crash risks

Posted July 03, 2017 09:18:25 For at least a decade, an Australian housing shortage has been a gospel truth amongst economists and policymakers, fingered as the major cause of Australia’s high home prices. So sure of its existence and malevolence was the Rudd government that it established a National Housing Supply Council to tell us each year how big the shortage was and it how it might be reduced. But the evidence is mounting that there never was a shortage and, even if there was, that it will soon be…

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Ex-militant warns worse to come in Philippines

Ex-militant warns worse to come in Philippines

Abu Jihad — not his real name — retains a seriousness about him. His hair is short and neat, and these days streaked with white. He sports a neat goatee and is considered and thoughtful when he speaks. He predicts the Marawi siege is only the beginning of a wider jihadist war in the region. Under the overall command of Isnilon Hapilon, the wiry leader of the Filipino jihadi Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), militants have held Marawi — a city of 200,000 — for over a month, defiantly facing down…

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Qatar's deadline extended by 48 hours

Qatar's deadline extended by 48 hours

A stencil-style image of the Emir — Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani — is now almost everywhere — on social media profiles, large posters on the streets and on the city’s high-rise towers, on T-shirts, on cars and, the latest, a wall by one of Doha’s shopping malls. Qataris young and old show up at the wall to sign their messages of support to their leader. Some, perhaps too young to understand the politics behind it all, are there with their parents to take part in what now feels like…

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Trump punches CNN in a juvenile tweet

Trump punches CNN in a juvenile tweet

President Trump is wrestling with challenges both at home and abroad — but on Twitter he’s wrestling with CNN. On Sunday morning the president’s personal Twitter account, which has 33 million followers, posted a 28-second video of a WWE broadcast. The video was edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. A short time later, the official @POTUS account retweeted Trump’s tweet to its 19 million followers. It is one of the president’s most-shared, most-retweeted posts ever. Sunday marked another escalation in Trump’s…

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