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A Melbourne cafe is charging an 18 percent ‘man tax’

By Gene Marks, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2017, at 8:12 a.m.
All of this comes in the wake of a recent government report warning that Australian women faced another 50 years of pay inequality “unless significant changes are made.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2017.

Trump warns North Korea ‘will be met with fire and fury’

By James Oliphant and Ben Blanchard, Reuters on Aug. 08, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force in response to any U.S. military action.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

North Korea making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

By Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Anna Fifield, Washington Post on Aug. 08, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.

Flesh-eating sea bugs attack Australian teen’s legs

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on Aug. 07, 2017, at 7:21 p.m.
Sam Kanizay waded into the water off Brighton Beach in Australia late Saturday, and emerged with thousands of tiny bites on his legs.
Demonstrators run and ride their motorcycles near Fuerte Paramacay military base during clashes with security forces in Valencia, Venezuela Aug. 6, 2017.

Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed

By Girish Gupta and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2017, at 6:52 a.m.
It was a turbulent first weekend for the increasingly fractured nation under the new authority.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency made available on April 26, 2017.

China urges North Korea to be ‘smart’ and drop its missile tests

By Carol Morello, The Washington Post on Aug. 06, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
A U.S. push to further isolate North Korea appeared to be reaping some dividends Sunday as China urged its outcast neighbor to make a “smart decision” and stop conducting missile launches and nuclear tests.

Once seen as possible pope, Italian cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi dies at 83

By Reuters on Aug. 06, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
A prolific writer, Tettamanzi helped Pope John Paul draft some of his encyclicals and was seen by some Vatican watchers as a potential candidate to replace the Polish pontiff when he died in 2005.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech after registering his candidacy for his country's presidential race at the Interior Ministry in Tehran, April 14, 2017.

Iranian President Rouhani sworn in for his second term

By Golnar Motevalli and Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg on Aug. 06, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his commitment to the nuclear deal struck with six world powers as he was sworn in.

Polish man allegedly kidnapped a 20-year-old British model to sell her on the internet

By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post on Aug. 06, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
It sounded like a good opportunity for a 20-year-old British model. Come to Milan for a photo shoot. What happened next, though, is out of a horror movie.
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Rwandan man arrested in Houlton faces fraud charge over genocide claims

By Reuters on Aug. 04, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
He sought asylum in Canada but was denied after officials concluded he took part in atrocities against Tutsis.
A pair of sneakers hang from a power line on Boynton Street in Portland.

Maine projects aim to cash in on Bay State hunger for clean energy

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 03, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
Eleven of the proposals include new wind turbines — often combined with battery storage — and two include new solar farms.
Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hold up pictures of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez, during an event in favor of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly election, outside Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City, July 30, 2017.

Ballot firm says Venezuela election results were ‘manipulated’

By Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post on Aug. 03, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
The disclosure came as Venezuela braced for a pivotal moment in its descent toward full authoritarian rule.
Actress Jeanne Moreau arrives at the European film awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 6, 2003. Actress Jeanne Moreau has died, aged 89, in Paris, France, July 31, 2017.

Jeanne Moreau, spellbinding movie star, dies at 89

By Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post on Aug. 01, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Her career spanned seven decades and nearly 150 movie and TV roles, establishing her as the thinking man’s femme fatale.
Cars drive past the U.S. embassy building in Moscow, Russia, July 28, 2017.

Putin says US must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible

By Polina Devitt and Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters on July 30, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
“I think retaliation is long, long overdue. We have a very rich toolbox at our disposal.”

Australian police say they’ve thwarted elaborate terrorist plot to bomb an airplane

By Benjamin Cooper, Reuters on July 30, 2017, at 12:23 p.m.
Security has been tightened at Australian airports after police foiled “Islamic-inspired” plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft.
Kim Jong Un attends the Korean People's Army Tank Crews' Competition in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 1, 2017.

North Korea claims all of US in strike range after latest missile test

By Jack Kim and Idrees Ali, Reuters on July 30, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
Independent weapons experts said the launch showed many parts of the U.S. are within striking distance and the window for a diplomatic solution with North Korea “is closing rapidly.”
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard read a statement at the High Court after a hearing on their baby's future.

Charlie Gard, British baby at heart of dispute, has died

By Reuters on July 28, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017.

North Korea fires another missile, its latest step toward putting the US within reach

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on July 28, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Kim Jong Un has repeatedly said he wants a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the United States.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region on July 18, 2017.

Putin: We’ll have to retaliate against ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions

By Denis Pinchuk, Reuters on July 27, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
Putin was commenting on a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives which on Tuesday decided to impose new sanctions on Moscow.
A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration, June 5, 2017.

Qatar crisis is said to be deadlocked as Saudi bloc adds demands

By Fiona MacDonald, Bloomberg on July 26, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
Efforts to resolve the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have reached an impasse amid signs the bloc wants to extract more concessions from Doha.