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Australian PM Turnbull likely to form a majority government

Updated: Jul 09, 2016 14:01 IST      
Australian PM Turnbull likely to form a majority government

Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is likely to stay as the leader of the Liberal Party as the latest counting gives it one more seat, for a total of 74, with prospects of picking up at least another two.

This would give Turnbull the 76 seats needed to pass legislation without having to rely on support from independents, reports News.com.au.

Liberal National Party (LNP) MP Bert van Manem on Friday and Saturday postal votes received a comfortable lead of more than 900 votes over Labor challenger Des Hardman in the Queensland electorate of Forde.

According to the counting, sitting LNP MP Michelle Landry leads Labor's Leisa Neaton by 139 votes in this Rockhampton-based seat.

While Labor candidate Anne Aly leads by 399 votes, sitting Liberal MP Luke Simpkins is picking up 55 per cent of postal votes.

Labor's Cathy O'Toole is 348 votes behind sitting MP Ewen Jones.

The race is however, far from over in the Townsville-based seat.

Sitting Liberal MP Matt Williams is winning 54 per cent of postal votes, though former Labor MP Steve Georganas leads by just 161 votes.

The counting will anytime decide the fate of Turnbull, who will most likely win the game. (ANI)

Trump describes American Legion youth as 'next gen leaders'

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:12 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], July 27 (ANI): While addressing the American Legion youth at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump described them as the "the next generation of American leaders" and praised his administration's "job numbers" for being the best "in 17 years."

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Senate vote fails to repeal, replace Obamacare

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:08 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], July 27 (ANI): The Senate has defeated the proposal by Republicans to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's health care law 'Obamacare' and replace it with a more restrictive plan.

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Beijing [China], July 27 (ANI): The Chinese veterans, who fought the war on the Sino-Indian border 55 years ago, have vowed to send their children to the battle field if another war breaks out.

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U.S. coalition continue strikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 02:20 IST     

New York [U.S.], July 27 (ANI) :U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting 27 strikes, consisting of 32 engagements, inflicting major damage to radical Islamic forces and tactical units.

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New York [U.S.A], July 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump's move of reversing former President Barack Obama's policy of allowing transgenders to serve in the US armed forces drew swift condemnation from Senator John McCain and rights groups.

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Trump continues attacks on Sessions

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 01:04 IST     

New York [U.S.], July 27 (ANI) :U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, over Twitter, for not replacing the acting FBI Director McCabe and also renewed accusations about investigations against Hillary Clinton.

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EU warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 23:37 IST     

Istanbul [Turkey], July 26 (ANI): The European Union (EU) has warned Poland of suspending its voting rights after the country recently approved two controversial judicial reforms that would give the government broad powers in the nomination of judges.

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40 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack at military base

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:28 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 26 (ANI): At least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed and 40 injured after the Taliban attacked the Afghan Army base in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

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President Trump bars transgenders from serving U.S. military

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:17 IST     

New Delhi [India], Jul 26 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that transgenders, in any capacity, won't be allowed to serve the military saying that their inclusion would entail "disruption" in the military affairs.

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New York [U.S.A], July 26 (ANI): American federal agencies arrested Florida Democratic representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top information technology (IT) aide for trying to board a Pakistan bound flight after he transferred USD 283,000 to Islamabad.

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Nepal PM expands cabinet, inducts 19 new Ministers

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 26 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 19 new ministers.

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China hails PM Modi's active foreign policy amid Doklam row

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

Beijing [China], July 26 (ANI): China has lauded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's active foreign policy, saying that he has reformed the country's foreign investment policy and encouraged domestic enterprises to go into the international market.

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China warns Botswana over Dalai Lama's visit

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

Beijing [China], Jul 26 (ANI): China on Wednesday warned Botswana over Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit next month, asking the African nation to respect Beijing's 'core interests' and make a wise decision.

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Beijing [China], July 26 (ANI): China on Wednesday categorically stated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from the Doklam border would be a "precondition" for any "meaningful" talks to take place between New Delhi and Beijing.

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Karzai calls on Pak to stop support to terrorists

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:00 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 26 (ANI): Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan of nurturing and supporting terrorists and called on them to stop funding terrorist forces.

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China selectively using treaties against India in Doklam

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 15:49 IST     

Hong Kong [China], July 26 (ANI): China is selectively and unilaterally using irrelevant treaties against India on the Doklam issue focusing on those aspects of the legacy treaties which India does not recognise according to an opinion article published in The Korea Times.

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Chinese media exposes Sino-Pak nexus on Kashmir

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 15:21 IST     

Beijing [China], July 26 (ANI): Chinese media has exposed the Sino-Pak nexus as it warned New Delhi that it can enter Kashmir on Pakistan's invitation.

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New bomber will complete China's nuclear Triad

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 14:42 IST     

Hong Kong [China] July 26 (ANI): The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has traditionally been a defensive military force designed to protect Chinese airspace and territory.

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Beijing [China], July 26 (ANI): Annoyed by an article carried by the Washington Examiner suggesting U.S. to provide support for India's efforts to deter and counter China, Chinese state media has said that Washington won't get any benefits from the escalation of the Sino-Indian confrontation.

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Sharif says India has harmed SAARC, undermined its spirit

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 12:19 IST     

Male [Maldives], July 26 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has blamed India for harming the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and undermining the spirit of the regional forum.

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