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    Why has Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a hard-line cleric as his running mate?
     21 August 2018
    Dressed in ceremonial garb, former Indonesian chief justice Mahfud MD sat patiently in a Jakarta restaurant waiting for President Joko Widodo to announce him as his vice-presidential candidate — but it never came.
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    New tech surveillance laws criticised by group representing Facebook, Google and Twitter
    21 Aug: Proposed laws that could compel technology companies to assist Australian spy and law enforcement agencies are worrying both security experts and the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter.... more
    Father and son drive through flames in bid to escape Montana forest fire
    21 Aug: Harrowing video captures the moment a man and his 70-year-old father are forced to drive along a flame-lined dirt road to escape a growing forest fire in Montana.... more
    James Ricketson's Cambodian goddaughter says the filmmaker is not a spy in day two of trial
    21 Aug: A former street beggar testifies in the case of jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, telling a Cambodian court how the accused spy had lifted her and her family out of abject poverty.... more
    First direct evidence of water ice on the surface of the moon
    21 Aug: After years of tantalising hints, scientists finally find direct evidence of water ice tucked away at the bottom of craters near the moon's poles.... more
    Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club makes just $425 at US box office
    20 Aug: The actor's fall from public favour has been confirmed after his latest film brought in a measly $US425 at the US box office in its opening weekend.... more
    'We've been warned': Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires
    20 Aug: Firefighters in Sweden and California are dealing with record bushfires on the back of a sweltering northern summer, with foreign reinforcements being brought in to assist overwhelmed local authorities. Those on the ground say changes need to be made to a... more
    Kindergarten under fire after parading children in niqabs, AK47s on Indonesian Independence Day
    20 Aug: A kindergarten in Indonesia's East Java province apologises for dressing students in niqabs and fake AK47 assault rifles, as part of a local Independence Day parade.... more
    New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter cycles to hospital to give birth
    20 Aug: New Zealand's Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, reveals she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital to give birth because there "wasn't enough room in the car".... more
    #MeToo in China: Buddhist monk resigns, TV star sues as movement makes a comeback
    19 Aug: A high-ranking Buddhist monk, a famous television presenter and the head of an NGO are some of the latest men to be publicly accused of sexual offences in China.... more

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     06 Aug: Adulation for Andrew Gaff after attack on Andrew Brayshaw affirms AFL's need for red card rule ++++++++++++
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     23 Jul: Fact check: Could asylum seekers travelling from New Zealand obtain a visa on arrival in Australia? ++++++++++
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