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"No Religion" Is Now Australia's Number One Religion
- June 30, 2017

But that gap is being cut down by the week. Australians are getting older. Reflecting this change, the proportion of people aged 65 or older has increased from 14% to 16% of the population. However, Australians born in China, India and the Philippines are all among the top five. The nation is home to 24.4 million people, with 1.3 million new migrants calling Australia home since 2011. (more...)
Philip Hammond announces NI women will be given free abortions in England Philip Hammond announces NI women will be given free abortions in England
- June 30, 2017

It had the formal backing of one Tory MP, Peter Bottomley, while others expressed concerns over the issue, as abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland except where the life or mental health of the mother is in danger. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which struck a billion-pound deal in return for its support for British Prime Minister May's minority government, is among the most socially conservative in Europe and opposes widespread access to abortion. (more...)
Climate change fight can't wait for doubters: Merkel Climate change fight can't wait for doubters: Merkel
- June 30, 2017

Merkel, in a speech to lawmakers in Germany's lower house of parliament on Thursday, noted that "the world has become less united" and acknowledged that discussions at the G20 meeting in Hamburg on July 7-8 "will be very difficult". It will be Xi's sixth tour to Russian Federation since taking office, and will mark the third time the two heads of state have met this year, Li said. (more...)
Cladding on King's Mill hospital is being tested over fire fears Cladding on King's Mill hospital is being tested over fire fears
- June 30, 2017

Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford, met with housing association bpha CEO Kevin Bolt earlier this week following the devastating fire in London which claimed the lives of 79 people. John Chilver, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: "The County Council was deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific events surrounding the recent Grenfell Tower disaster". (more...)
Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy
- June 30, 2017

He continued, "Why not turn the cameras on?" He began openly complaining about the White House's handling of the media in early February after President Trump only took two questions, both from conservative media outlets, during his joint presser with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (more...)
White House Confirms Trump and Putin Will Meet at G-20 Summit White House Confirms Trump and Putin Will Meet at G-20 Summit
- June 30, 2017

McMaster told reporters on Thursday, Sputnik reports . The meeting between the two global heavyweights will be intensely scrutinized due to the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Trump campaign's links with the Russian President, and swirling allegations that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election between Trump and his Democratic rival Hilary Clinton. (more...)
Brian Head, Other Utah Wildfires Prompt Plea For Caution Brian Head, Other Utah Wildfires Prompt Plea For Caution
- June 30, 2017

More than 1,500 people in that area have been evacuated due to fires throughout the state. The fire, dubbed the Manzanita Fire, started about 3:10 p.m. The fire is burning in communities around Prescott, a mountain city about 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) north of Phoenix . While firefighters made good progress over the weekend, Monday saw winds of 30 miles per hour, which increased fire activity, according to Utah Fire. (more...)
TMZ reports Venus is "at fault" for a fatal auto crash
- June 30, 2017

The driver of the other vehicle - the wife of the victim - told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus' northbound SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The crash sent Barson to the ICU with head trauma, and he died two weeks later. Williams, 37, was not impaired or distracted, according to the report. (more...)
Family Sues Water Park After Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba Family Sues Water Park After Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba
- June 29, 2017

The teen began showing symptoms when she got back home a few days later. She died on the same day she received her diagnoses. The 18-year-old girl died June 19, 2016, after she was exposed to Naegleria fowleri , an amoeba that causes a rare deadly brain infection. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2017 NBA Most Improved Player Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2017 NBA Most Improved Player
- June 29, 2017

He was also the first player to win it despite not having any Rookie of the Month awards - eight other rookies won monthly honors, exhibiting Brogdon's low-profile steadiness and season-long consistency - and was the second member of the Bucks all-time to be named Rookie of the Year, joining Abdul-Jabbar in 1969-70. (more...)
Leslie Jones: Leslie Jones: "The Ritz-Carlton doesn't like black people"
- June 29, 2017

Taking to Twitter , the comedian stated that she had a less-than-stellar stay at Los Angeles' hotel for personal reasons. However, the Ritz-Carlton responded to Jones tweet, hoping to smooth this potential PR nightmare over. "Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton culture and operations". After hosting the BET Awards on Sunday, Leslie Jones was feeling like a total star . (more...)
Microsoft, Rival Box Team Up On Cloud Microsoft, Rival Box Team Up On Cloud
- June 29, 2017

Box and Microsoft will collaborate to see Box Zones use the Redmond company's cloud data centre footprint. That effort lets Box customers opt to store their content in specific areas of Azure's massive global network of data centers. Box Zones is now available only in eight countries. Seattle-based Microsoft is trying to narrow Amazon Web Services' considerable lead over Azure, and Box wants to expand sales after reaching a cash-flow profitability milestone earlier this year. (more...)
Trump golf resorts display fake Time magazine cover Trump golf resorts display fake Time magazine cover
- June 29, 2017

The cover was framed and hung at a number of Trump courses in the USA and Ireland as well as at Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire, according to the Washington Post . The cover, dated March 1, 2009, was never published by the magazine at any point, a spokeswoman for Time confirmed. Many may remember those team photos back from Little League where the photography company would give an option of a custom (but fake) Sports Illustrated cover. (more...)
OnePlus 5: Has OnePlus Lost The Plot? OnePlus 5: Has OnePlus Lost The Plot?
- June 29, 2017

If you are looking for a powerful premium phone with a great camera, the new OnePlus 5 was just released and is widely available worldwide today at a very affordable price. This means that the OnePlus 6 could sport a fingerprint scanner on the back, it's actually quite possible that it will sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner it seems. (more...)
AMD announces Vega Frontier Edition pricing and availability AMD announces Vega Frontier Edition pricing and availability
- June 29, 2017

Although it's not clear how much stock AMD will initially be pushing out. An SSD has been used for the benchmarks and the OS of choice is Windows 10 . "The numbers echo what we already knew about the Frontier Edition, but this time we could see the performance demonstrations live". For the enterprise grade drivers with an NVIDIA product you'd be looking to the Quadro P5000 which costs at least $2000, or the P6000 which costs closer to $6000. (more...)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR launched as race-inspired swansong model Aston Martin Vantage AMR launched as race-inspired swansong model
- June 29, 2017

This will be one of the last applications for the mighty naturally aspirated Aston 12, and as such its passing should be mourned, ideally with frequent excursions toward the redline in proximity to acoustically reflective surfaces. Aston Martin will launch a new range of cars under its newly-formed AMR banner. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said of the Vantage AMR: "The Vantage has been an incredible success for Aston Martin , both in V8 and V12 forms". (more...)
Beyond Good & Evil 2 In-Engine Gameplay on Display Beyond Good & Evil 2 In-Engine Gameplay on Display
- June 29, 2017

While the upcoming Beyond Good and Evil 2 is now in development, the title's creative director uses the in-engine game footage to show off concepts and ideas for how the game will play. We'll let you know what Beyond Good & Evil 2 news surfaces from tomorrow's video debut. It seems that he and I have different definitions of what " day zero " means, as today, he showed off the game's very first in-engine tech demo on YouTube . (more...)
US to name China as among the worst countries on human trafficking
- June 28, 2017

Tier 2 The governments of countries that do not fully meet the TVPA's minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards. As it has routinely over the years, the report described Thailand as a source, destination and transit country for trafficked men, women and children. (more...)
Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
- June 28, 2017

NPR's Tom Gjelten has the story. The church filed on the grounds of it was a violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech as well as a violation of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. She argued in her dissent that the Court's ruling "profoundly changes" the relationship between church and state by "holding, for the first time, that the Constitution requires the government to provide public funds directly to a church". (more...)
Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indicted Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indicted
- June 28, 2017

So it would follow that they are also rarely charged with trying to cover one up. Three current and former Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday for their alleged efforts to cover up what happened in the police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald . (more...)