Monday, 24 April 2017  
Electing Saudi Arabia to UN women’s rights commission ‘absurd’: UN watchdog


On Friday, Saudi Arabia was among 13 countries elected to the commission’s 63rd session by secret ballot, sparking backlash from a UN watchdog.

Saudi charity pledges $66m for measles


A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation says it will give $US50 million ($A66 million) to the United Nations children's agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF's efforts.

�North Korea detains US citizen
ďż˝Four-year-old Arkansas girl’s fall from moving bus caught on camera
ďż˝Devices, robots can’t grasp Icelandic
�Poland, Israel commemorate Holocaust
�Russia denies Danish military hacking
�China urges restraint as U.S. strike force heads for Korean waters
�Lockerbie bomber family bids to clear name
�Digger museum refurbished in French town
News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections


The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.

Democrats Question Trump About Adviser Sebastian Gorka


Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Nita Lowey of New York about why Democrats wrote President Trump a letter asking him to fire Sebastian Gorka — they question his ties to anti-Semitic groups in Hungary.

�Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal
�Congress Focused On Averting Government Shutdown, But Trump Wants More
�Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case
�New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way
�Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?
�From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut
�NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

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