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Australia fires: Military to be deployed to help rescue effort

Australian military aircraft and vessels will be deployed to help emergency services in the fire-ravaged states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria. Thousands of people fled to beaches in the south-eastern states on Tuesday as emergency-level fires spread. In Mallacoota, Victoria, about 4,000 people sought shelter on the coast.Two more people have been confirmed dead in NSW, bringing the ...

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New UK government raises minimum wage

Britain’s minimum wage is to increase by more than four times the rate of UK inflation from next year, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced Tuesday, reports AFP. A 6.2-percent increase from April takes the so-called national living wage for workers aged 25 and over from 8.21 pounds to a minimum 8.72 pounds ( 10.79 to 11.52, 9.63 euros ...

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Trump sets date for signing US-China ‘deal’

US President Donald Trump has announced he will sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China on 15 January. The pact, a “phase one” deal, is expected to reduce tensions between the two economic giants.The US president said the treaty would be signed in Washington in the presence of “high level representatives” from China. “At a later date I will be ...

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Bangladeshi Sana shortlisted for World Archery’s Athlete of Year

Premier Bangladeshi archer Mohammad Ruman Shana has been has been nominated for the 2019 Athlete of the Year award by the sport’s governing body in two categoriesby the World Archery Federation. Bangladesh coach Martin Frederick also made the shortlist for the coach of the year award. Sana, who led the gold rush as the Red and Greens clinched all 10 ...

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