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Arts&Culture Manus Island class action settled for $70m
Author: 0 Manus Island class action settled for $70m

Lawyers for the detainees have reached a conditional settlement with the Australian Government and the operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. "I came to Australia seeking peace but I was sent to Manus, which was hell", the statement said. The scars got worse and then developed growths. Slater and Gordon had said the Australian class action would shine a light on the conditions the detainees experienced on Manus Island.

Author: 0 New Zealand and Bangladesh cling on to Champions Trophy semi-final hopes

Chasing a hard target of 311, New Zealand's three top-order batsmen steered their team to 158 in 31st over but as soon their captain Kane Williamson made an exit after a brilliant knock of 87, the their collapse begun as the team lost the remaining seven wickets for just 65 runs.

Arts&Culture Road to back-to-back Stanley Cups not easy for Pittsburgh Penguins
Author: 0 Road to back-to-back Stanley Cups not easy for Pittsburgh Penguins

Patric Hornqvist's goal with just one minute and 35 seconds left in the third period turned out to be the victor as the Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 6 and the series in Nashville on Sunday night. Taking over the starter's role in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, the experienced rookie goalie went 7-3 with a 1.70 goals-against average and.937 save percentage.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande releases charity single following benefit concert

USA Today reported that the singer closed her set at the concert in Manchester , England, Sunday with the song from " The Wizard of Oz ". The benefit concert organized by Ariana Grande , was to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated in the same city a few days earlier.

Arts&Culture Disney firmly denies digital theft of Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Author: 0 Disney firmly denies digital theft of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Pirates' fortunes improved in subsequent releases, with the second, third, and fourth movies opening at $135.6 million (2006), $114.7 million (2007), and $90.2 million (2011), respectively. The critically derided update of the 1990s TV show earned only $18.1 million over the weekend against a almost $70 million price tag. The R-rated " Baywatch ", meanwhile, is sinking like a rock.

Author: 0 Taylor Swift returns to Spotify as Katy Perry releases new album

Previously, 27 year old star Swift had limited her tracks only to Apple Music , having persuaded the company to alter its stance on artist royalties. Swift told Rolling Stone in 2014 that the song was about a feud with another female artist she wouldn't name who "tried to sabotage an entire arena tour".

Arts&Culture This Hairy Chest Swimsuit Exists, For Better or for Worse
Author: 0 This Hairy Chest Swimsuit Exists, For Better or for Worse

The "Sexy Chest One Piece Swimsuit " comes with the slogan: 'Make the pool boy say "WTF!"' and is the latest in a string of quirky designs from the company, whose own tagline is 'Yep - they're real!' The company Beloved released a "hairy chest" swimsuit , and we nearly don't know how to process it.

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby Trial Day 3: Defense Tackles Inconsistencies From Star Witness
Author: 0 Bill Cosby Trial Day 3: Defense Tackles Inconsistencies From Star Witness

During several hours of questioning by the lawyers of I Spy star, the former employee of Temple University calmly and confidently replied to all the questions raised against her. Constand's mother, Gianna , also testified. She also listened as a prosecutor played a recording she made of one call in which Cosby talks about a plan to pay for Constand's education.

Arts&Culture Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims
Author: 0 Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Trump broke his silence on Comey's damning congressional testimony with a single tweet that echoed the points made by his private lawyer after Thursday's hearing: Trump himself was not under investigation and Comey gave an account of his conversation with the president to a lawyer who shared it with a news outlet.

Arts&Culture Ryan:
Author: 0 Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., asked Rosenstein: Why would the deputy attorney general have written a memo to Sessions that was "exclusively" about a matter from which Sessions was recused? COLLINS: And second, if President Trump ordered you to fire the special counsel, what would you do? High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible ...

Arts&Culture United States man pulls metre-long snake out of petrol pump
Author: 0 United States man pulls metre-long snake out of petrol pump

Radke later revealed he had wrapped the shirt around his arm just in case the snake tried to bite him. The snake was found at the Cowboys Shell Gas Station in Cedartown, Georgia. Needless to say that she got the scare of her life. "Once you grab behind the head, it can't really reach around and get you". Radke said that watching Steve Irwin growing up helped prepare him for handling snakes.

Author: 0 Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Sessions conceded he'd met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as part of his duties as a US senator - he was also a longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - but he firmly denied the allegation by former FBI Director James Comey in testimony last week that he had a third, previously undisclosed, meeting when Trump gave his first foreign policy speech during the campaign, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington in April 2016.

Author: 0 Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

Earlier in the hearing, Republican Sen. Sessions would then turn to Rod Rosenstein and tell him to fire Mueller. "It horrifies liberals. I think he will be there for 8 years". After responding that he had not, Rosenstein reassured Shaheen of his confidence in the process. Trump can't directly fire Mueller, but could ask Rosenstein to fire him.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman to meet his 'old friend' Kim Jong Un

North Korea has freed an imprisoned USA citizen from its custody, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. "I'm pretty sure he's happy at the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need ", Rodman told the cameras.

Arts&Culture Video shows police officer rescuing dog from lake
Author: 0 Video shows police officer rescuing dog from lake

The dog leaned so far, it fell into the lake and then struggled to get back up on land. Police didn't know the name of the dog. "I was looking at the bottom of the water to see how deep it was, just in case I had to get in", Farris said.

Author: 0 Megyn Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

Marquez-Greene said her concerns weren't necessarily over Jones , but on "the people he inspires". Broadcaster NBC is defending an upcoming interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook mass shooting have called for it to be pulled.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers

They could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls - and the Golden State Warriors had a more dominant postseason than either. Whenever he is asked about his own accomplishments, he is always quick to offer a reminder just as he did with a new National Basketball Association champions hat on his head: "It's a team sport".

Arts&Culture Chaos and mayhem reign in latest Game of Thrones featurette and pics
Author: 0 Chaos and mayhem reign in latest Game of Thrones featurette and pics

Most of the footage seen below comes from Season 6, but there are snippets of footage from two epic battles we'll get to see in the seven-episode seventh season. So it's not surprising that he looks a little worse for wear in these new photos. One of the photos shows Beric Dondarrion (played by Richard Dormer ) on horseback with none other than Sandor "The Hound" Clegane ( Rory McCann ) riding next to him.

Author: 0 Cosby defence rests after calling one witness

It was read to them by the judge. Instead, most of Monday was given over to closing arguments, first the defense and then the prosecution, followed by jury instructions from Judge Steven O'Neill. Mr Steele told the jury that Mr Cosby took away Ms Constand's ability to consent with the pills, that their later contacts were irrelevant, and that jurors should ignore what he said were myths about how sexual assault victims are supposed to behave.

Author: 0 Pakistan striving for consistency against England

Pakistan's hopes of making further early in-roads were dashed, though, as Dickwella and Kusal Mendis impressively went about their work, mixing raw attacking aggression with subtle shots on both sides of the wicket as they compiled a confident second-wicket partnership.

Author: 0 How to Watch Jeff Sessions's Senate Testimony on Tuesday

He also has vented frustration to aides on Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision that led to Rosenstein's appointment of a special counsel, Robert S. " You are impeding this investigation", said New Mexico Sen. Sessions said during his hearing he is not sure if he would be able to answer the questions in a closed session.

Author: 0 North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier during Dennis Rodman visit

Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student, was visiting North Korea a year ago when he was arrested for taking a propaganda poster from his hotel as he was attempting to leave the country as planned. Rodman told reporters that he was not planning on discussing captive Americans with anyone in North Korea. Warmbier said he accepted the offer because his family was "suffering from very severe financial difficulties".

Author: 0 IN mom accused of killing her two children now charged in n

According to court documents, Pasztor told police she shot Macomber with a large deer hunting rifle he bought her. Pasztor kidnapped her children in Fort Wayne, smothered them while traveling toward Michiana, then turned herself in at the Elkhart police station.

Author: 0 Duchess of Cambridge visits London Bridge attack victims

Kate is due to meet with the patients still requiring treatment but, out of respect to the victims, there will be no pictures or information given on these visits. He also privately met some of the young victims in hospital. It was also recently revealed that the attackers attempted to rent a 7.5-ton truck, but Butt's credit card may have declined the payment.

Author: 0 Cosby told mother of his 'victim' he was sorry

She also said that reporting the incident to authorities was not necessarily a person's first response. She said feelings of self-blame and confusion are exacerbated if intoxicants are involved. According to the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to multiple women before sex. Charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby could face more than a decade in prison if convicted.

Arts&Culture America's Got Talent Contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers Dead at 29
Author: 0 America's Got Talent Contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers Dead at 29

The 29-year-old was involved in a auto accident in Maryland on Saturday and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Apparently, the doctor was an incredibly talented singer who was discovered by the show's producers thanks to one Instagram post where Rogers covered Boyz II Men's hit, On Bended Knee .

Author: 0 Kelly says important to 'shine a light' on Alex Jones

Kelly was set to host the Promise Champion Gala, organized by Sandy Hook Promise , Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. The foundation released a statement late Monday announcing its decision to drop Kelly as emcee due to her upcoming televised interview with the far-right radio host and blogger behind Infowars .

Arts&Culture Lebanon Seeks to Ban 'Wonder Woman' Because Lead Actress Is Israeli
Author: 0 Lebanon Seeks to Ban 'Wonder Woman' Because Lead Actress Is Israeli

DUBAI: The latest DC Comics superhero film " Wonder Woman " is set to be banned in Lebanon over its Israeli lead actress Gal Gadot , the state-run National News Agency reported Monday. That will probably change when the sequel rolls around, as director Patty Jenkins says the invisible jet is destined for the big screen. Before she was Wonder Woman , she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

Arts&Culture Kathy Griffin:
Author: 0 Kathy Griffin: "Trump Is Trying to Ruin My Life"

Comedian Kathy Griffin has claimed Donald Trump is using the furore around a photo in which she appeared with a likeness of his severed head to divert attention from the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election. In addition to her canceled tour dates, Griffin has also been fired from her gig co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper .

Author: 0 South Korea's Moon names point man on North

Those tests were part of dozens of missile launches by Pyongyang since the beginning of a year ago. Last month, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully tested a Minuteman III missile in California that intercepted an ICBM launched from the Pacific Ocean 4,000 miles away.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe Hearing

Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Mueller III , the special counsel probing potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, it is worth revisiting just how, exactly, this could happen.

Arts&Culture Microsoft Unveils World's Most Powerful Gaming Console (MSFT, SNE)
Author: 0 Microsoft Unveils World's Most Powerful Gaming Console (MSFT, SNE)

The Xbox is also considered "the most powerful game console to date" because of the world-class features like backward compatibility and strong processing power. For more on how the One X stacks up against the PS4 Pro , see Xbox One X vs. Sony PS4 Pro . These stats alone put Microsoft' new offering ahead of the PS4 Pro .

Arts&Culture Demi Moore Reveals She's Missing Her Two Front Teeth -- See the Pic!
Author: 0 Demi Moore Reveals She's Missing Her Two Front Teeth -- See the Pic!

So incase all of you overworked people out there weren't already riddled with enough anxiety, you can go ahead and thank Demi for adding just a little bit more with this terrifying orthodontia PSA. We think you're attractive no matter what. See more in the video below. But the Saturday Night Live star quickly took home the prize, acting out The Hulk before Moore could guess Fallon's interpretation.

Arts&Culture Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets
Author: 0 Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets

Coal's share in the energy mix declined to its lowest since 2004 at around 28 percent, while production of the highly polluting fossil fuel saw its largest ever annual drop at 6.2 percent, BP said . Not including hydroelectric power, renewable energy grew by 12% last year, and although this was below the 10-year average growth rate of 15.7%, it still marked the largest annual incremental increase in output on record.

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift's music returns to streaming sites
Author: 0 Taylor Swift's music returns to streaming sites

In 2014, the Shake It Off singer pulled her music from Spotify , where she was one of the service's most popular artists, after bemoaning that artists receive a tiny royalty per song play. When asked about her producer and collaborator Max Martin - with whom Swift wrote " Bad Blood " - (a song supposedly about Perry), she told NME , "I can't speak for him, but he didn't know [who "Bad Blood" was about]".

Arts&Culture Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5
Author: 0 Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5

This just combats the problem that Durant thought it necessary to join forces with three other bona fide superstars, creating another "super team " in the West. Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors hoping to win an elusive title and on Monday he not only reached his goal, but was also named the unanimous Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Sony unveils Spider-man game at E3 expo

The cumulative figure doesn't state exactly how much each iteration of the console has sold but does include the PS4, the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro . This iteration of the Uncharted franchise won't be similar to previous ones because of the new (but already existing) leads.

Author: 0 Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

Rosenstein , who has the sole ability to fire Mueller given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from matters relating to the investigation, told the panel he had seen no evidence of good cause for letting Mueller go and that he would not follow any theoretical order to fire him absent such evidence.

Author: 0 Sony unveils new 'Spider-man' game in Los Angeles expo

The best part about this game for me is that it isn't just another video game for a movie. Is it a timed exclusive or not? The figure includes sales made up to June 11, 2017. It is als0 expected to release sometime in 2018. Adds the blurb: "Venture on quests alone or with up to three hunters in a newly designed online drop-in multiplayer system which allows cross-region cooperative play between Japan and the west, uniting the player base for the first time ever".

Arts&Culture E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo Revealed
Author: 0 E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo Revealed

Ishihara warned that this unnamed Pokemon game wouldn't be out for at least a year (or more), but this is the first official confirmation that the Pokemon franchise will move over to the Nintendo Switch in the not so distant future. The Switch is an ideal platform for indie developers and Nintendo will need more than its first and second party genius if the console is to continue its remarkable run.

Arts&Culture Colton Haynes Reveals He Lost His Virginity at Age 13
Author: 0 Colton Haynes Reveals He Lost His Virginity at Age 13

The girl was two years older than me, and the guy was, I would say, around 16... While "everyone participated", the encounter wasn't truly a threesome. "The I was with my management team and team of people that just literally told me I couldn't be this way". Haynes said his being foircd to live a false life in public led to anxiety and panic attacks so severe that he had to quit The CW show The Arrow .

Author: 0 Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

She called Comey an "honorable individual."FULL VIDEO: Former FBI chief James Comey's opening remarks to Senate Intel Committee " I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". He said he was "committing the United States to Article 5". Earlier, in a characteristic early morning tweet , Trump said, "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

He says in a statement that the State Department secured Warmbier's release at the direction of President Donald Trump . In this undated photo published on September 7, 2013, on the homepage of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, talks with former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman during a dinner in North Korea.

Author: 0 Republicans Seek to Clear Air on Whether Trump Has Comey Tapes

He also branded the president a liar and said Trump urged him to abandon the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . President Donald Trump again took aim at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Sunday morning, suggesting in a tweet that Comey might have secretly released even more information to the public than he has already admitted to doing.

Author: 0 Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey's moment

Mr Mueller was appointed by the US Justice Department to oversee the Russian Federation investigation, which Mr Comey had been heading prior to his dismissal and may have been the reason why the President made a decision to fire him, Mr Comey suggested on Thursday.

Arts&Culture Iconic Stratosphere casino in Las Vegas changes hands
Author: 0 Iconic Stratosphere casino in Las Vegas changes hands

In announcing the deal, Golden Entertainment Chairman and CEO Blake L. Sartini said in a statement: "The American properties represent an ideal complement to our existing operations as they strengthen our presence in the Las Vegas locals market while providing us with an iconic destination property on the Las Vegas Strip".