Mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

Mother dies after

SYDNEY : A woman with motor neurone disease who raised more than £40,000 to enable her sons to live with her sister in Australia has died, BBC reported. Sam Kyme, 34, from Banbury, could no longer talk, but made the plea through her friends on a crowdfunding website. The cash will be used to fund the funeral, plane tickets, and legal ...

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Salvation Army defends use of donated McCartney tickets


Sydney : A Salvation Army leader in Australia has defended the organisation after his daughter attended a Paul McCartney concert using donated tickets. A Beatles fan in Melbourne had given seven tickets to the charity, saying they should be used by homeless people. Two of the passes were returned hours before the concert, so were given to a former employee, ...

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Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ brings right wing back into power


Vienna : Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in the government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) and Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives struck a coalition deal, capping a year of successes for Europe’s nationalist movements. As the parties met to rubber-stamp the accord struck on late Friday, Herbert Kickl, the FPOe’s secretary general ...

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Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for N Korea


Melbourne, December 17 : Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction. The man had been charged with two counts under an act preventing the ...

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Australia parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

Australia parliament

Sydney : Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the 150-seat lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs voted in support of marriage equality, after the upper house Senate passed the bill 43-12 last ...

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