Two babies among 17 dead in Hurricane Florence

Two babies are among 17 people who have died as a result of Hurricane Florence in the United States. The powerful weather event ripped through North and South Carolina on Monday bringing heavy rain, flash flooding and winds reaching 45 kilometres per hour. US Marines deployed to assist at tens …

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Jacinda Ardern pushes to raise New Zealand’s refugee quota

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pushing to lift the country’s refugee quota from 1000 to 1500. Ms Ardern faces a battle from within her own government as Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says he wants ‘pressing domestic issues’ dealt with before raising the quota. Opposition Leader Simon Bridges …

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