• Australia Compromises on 15% 'Backpacker Tax'
Australia Compromises on 15% 'Backpacker Tax'

What the Labor Party have done is they've said they want a lower rate of tax - remember, they were asking for 10.5 cents. FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced support for a compromised 15 per cent backpacker tax that he's hopeful will pass federal parliament this week during the final sitting week of 2016.

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  • Obama, European leaders focus on Syria, Ukraine
Obama, European leaders focus on Syria, Ukraine

Speaking in Berlin , Obama also praised as an "outstanding" worldwide partner his host Angela Merkel, seen by many as a new standard bearer of liberal democracy as the world tensely awaits how Trump will reshape the global order. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. In Germany, Mer...

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  • Kentucky beats No. 11 Louisville 41-38 after Jackson fumble
Kentucky beats No. 11 Louisville 41-38 after Jackson fumble

Then in the third quarter defensively we couldn't get off the field. Our season didn't go out right, but we have to make up for it with our bowl preparations. His defense is more read-and-react, but linebackers Denzil Ware, Josh Allen and Jordan Jones will have to muster up everything they have to get to Jackson.

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  • Costa Rica: Storm Otto kills nine, moves out towards Pacific
Costa Rica: Storm Otto kills nine, moves out towards Pacific

Hurricane-force winds extend to 15 miles from the center, which made Otto a compact hurricane, but tropical storm-force winds now extend up to 70 miles from the center of circulation. In the capital, a child was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle outside a school. It was moving westward at a speed of 26 kilometres per hour, with maximum sustain...

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  • West Virginia Iowa State
West Virginia Iowa State

Hakeem Butler had 39 yards and a touchdown. In doing that, he's been able to spread out the defense and make way for Joel Lanning and others' running ability. When play resumed, West Virginia, facing a third and 12 at its 38, used a screen pass to Pettaway over the middle for 25 yards to the Cyclone 37. When one player goes down, another one steps ...

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  • Martial arts fan Vladimir Putin gives Russian passport to actor Steven Seagal
Martial arts fan Vladimir Putin gives Russian passport to actor Steven Seagal

Russian business newspaper Vedomosti reports the actor could acquire a stake in Russian IT company Galaxy. Putin signed the passport at the ceremony, hoping the deed would help improve the relationship between the USA and Russian Federation.

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  • Iraqi forces regroup, search for cars intended for attacks
Iraqi forces regroup, search for cars intended for attacks

A few hundred civilians emerged from rubble-strewn front-line neighbourhoods in search of safer ground, including women and children, some of them carrying bags or small suitcases. Other forces are advancing on the city from different directions, and the US-led coalition is providing airstrikes and other support. Daesh's ability to strike targets...

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  • 'Supermoon' is a sight to behold
'Supermoon' is a sight to behold

But Monday's will be the biggest supermoon since 1948, according to Bob Berman , an astronomer at the Slooh Community Observatory . Such a dazzling lunar sight won't be available again until 2034. Which brings us to this month. What makes November's supermoon so special? The next such moon will be seen in 2034. Scientists say the moon can...

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  • Nude students, Filipino activists protest dictator's burial
Nude students, Filipino activists protest dictator's burial

His burial at the cemetery was approved by current President Rodrigo Duterte, who is under fire for his own civil rights abuses. Students shout slogans during a rally at the Rizal Park, Friday, Nov. Marcos died in exile in 1989 in Hawaii. Anyway, whatever his reason may be, Mr. Duterte will go down in history as the Philippine president who all...

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  • Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate
Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

EDITOR'S NOTE: Just for accuracy's sake, Clinton has now won more than 1.7 million votes than Trump nationwide. In toss-up states, turnout was significantly higher: Florida , 65.1 percent; OH, 64.5 percent; and New Hampshire, 70.3 percent.

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  • Iraqis advance in Mosul as bomb south of Baghdad kills 21
Iraqis advance in Mosul as bomb south of Baghdad kills 21

John L. Dorrian, spokesman for the USA mission in the Mosul operation, using another name for ISIS. Shia fighters take main route linking Tal Afar to Sinjar, blocking ISIL's crucial supply route from Mosul into Raqqa . To the west of Mosul, Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces made a push to cut the road between two towns ...

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  • A Corruption-Free Country Requires More Than Banning Currency Notes: Chinese Media
A Corruption-Free Country Requires More Than Banning Currency Notes: Chinese Media

Let them do what they want ... Appealing to the people to bear with him for 50 days, he said "Give me 50 days and I promise you I will give you the India which you desired". The Prime Minister said his trips overseas were to carry out the much-needed alterations to agreements with foreign countries, to benefit India, adding he had been able to co...

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  • Top Aide Implies Trump Won't Pursue Further Investigation Of Hillary Clinton
Top Aide Implies Trump Won't Pursue Further Investigation Of Hillary Clinton

Anthony Weiner's laptop that were potentially relevant to the initial FBI investigation. But on Tuesday, he said he would "keep an open mind" about pulling the United States out of the landmark, multi-national Paris Agreement on climate change - he'd said in the campaign he would yank the USA out - and he allowed, "I think there is some conn...

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  • Berlin says 'threats not helpful' on EU-Turkey migrant deal
Berlin says 'threats not helpful' on EU-Turkey migrant deal

Under the deal struck on 18 March between Ankara and Brussels, Turkey agreed to halt the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe and step up maritime and land border controls in exchange for incentives on its membership bid. However, since an attempted coup in Turkey in July, the European Union has become increasingly nervous about the authoritaria...

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  • South Korea prosecutors likely to question president
South Korea prosecutors likely to question president

Police said about 220,000 protesters turned out in Seoul for the latest mass rally against scandal-hit Park Geun-hye - though organisers said it was more like one million. In a Realmeter poll released Monday, Moon was narrowly ahead of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the leading contender to become the next president.

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  • Israel Revives East Jerusalem Settler Homes Plan: NGO
Israel Revives East Jerusalem Settler Homes Plan: NGO

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman last week said Trump´s aides were urging right-wing Israeli politicians to curb their public jubilation at his election, according to Israeli media. Agreeing that ties between Israel and USA will improve under the Trump administration, Dr Michael Doran, a senior fellow from Hudson Institute in Washington, ...

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  • Former editor of TOI Dileep Padgaonkar dies at 72
Former editor of TOI Dileep Padgaonkar dies at 72

Doctors at the Ruby Hall Clinic said he had been admitted to the hospital on November 18 after suffering a heart attack. "Sad to know about the passing away of Dileep Padgaonkar , one of the most well-known editors of our time". Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grief over the demise of veteran ...

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  • Hungary's leader had phone conversation with Donald Trump
Hungary's leader had phone conversation with Donald Trump

Orban said he told Trump that he had not been to Washington in a long time because he was considered a "black sheep". In July, Orban became the first leader in Europe to publicly back Trump's presidential bid, arguing that under his leadership, the USA wouldn't try to export democracy.

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  • Barrier to gorilla exhibit entered by boy ineffective
Barrier to gorilla exhibit entered by boy ineffective

Espinosa said zoo officials "swiftly and comprehensively" updated the barrier following the gorilla's death, which meant it was once again in compliance with federal standards. The report stated that visitors had notified a keeper and called 911 to report that a child was in the exhibit, and the keeper activated the zoo's emergency response.

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  • Amber Alert issued in Vancouver BC
Amber Alert issued in Vancouver BC

Police don't think the mother has the capabilities to care for the child, but they wouldn't go into further detail about why, simply adding she lives a "high-risk lifestyle". Investigators said the pair are likely travelling by transit or other types of public transportation but they do not believe that they have left the lower mainland.

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