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    Indonesia's top Islamic body issues fatwa against measles vaccine, calling it 'religiously forbidden'
     22 August 2018
    Indonesia's peak Islamic body — overseen by President Joko Widodo's new running mate — issues a fatwa declaring the Rubella-Measles vaccine to be "haram" or religiously forbidden claiming they contain pork and human cells.
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    Broadcaster Greg Boyed has died suddenly in Switzerland
    22 Aug: Broadcaster Greg Boyed has died suddenly while in Switzerland... more
    Aretha Franklin: Grief and the politics of loss in Donald Trump's America
    22 Aug: A wider sense of political loss is being tacitly articulated through stories about Aretha Franklin's death. The tremendous attention towards her death and the Obamas' statement about it suggests there is more to this moment of loss than first appears, wri... more
    Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts in US court
    22 Aug: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight financial crime charges in a United States court in the first trial victory for special counsel Robert Mueller's team.... more
    Why has Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a hard-line cleric as his running mate?
    21 Aug: 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.... more
    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

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     01 Aug: France passes new law banning smartphones, tablets and smartwatches in schools +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     27 Jul: British ex-spies warn of risks dealing with Chinese telecom Huawei ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     30 Jul: French skier who disappeared in 1954 in Italy identified with help from social media +++++++++++++++
     06 Aug: Adulation for Andrew Gaff after attack on Andrew Brayshaw affirms AFL's need for red card rule +++++++++++++
     06 Aug: Andrew Brayshaw can't eat solid foods for month after Andrew Gaff hit, Fremantle Dockers say +++++++++++++
     30 Jul: Inside Indonesia's secret school for the children of terrorism ++++++++++
     17 Aug: Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong ++++++++++

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      22 Aug: Air nz tickets go on sale from $9 to local destinations and $99 for international locations (NZ Herald)
      22 Aug: Diverse fire standards create 'confusion and risk to the public' (RadioNZ)
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    Aretha Franklin: Grief and the politics of loss in Donald Trump's America 11:17

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