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Cheney blasts Trump after defeat in Republican primary
Trump's most vocal Republican critic, Liz Cheney, says she will do whatever it takes to prevent Donald Trump returning to the White House after being ousted in the Wyoming primary by a Trump endorsed candidate. Also: Australia's former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison defends taking on five extra portfolios during the coronavirus pandemic, and why Jews are leaving Russia for Israel.
African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election
Uganda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe congratulate William Ruto who has been declared president - but the opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects the result. Also: A NZ family find human remains in suitcases they bought at auction, and the bid to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction.
Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result
Raila Odinga says the figures are "null and void" after narrowly losing to William Ruto. Four electoral commissioners say there were significant flaws in the vote tallying process. Also: Russia's Defence Ministry admits that an ammunition depot in Crimea has been damaged by sabotage, and the smoky mouse in Australia - and efforts to protect dozens of threatened species from extinction.
William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama
The announcement was marred by scuffles, claims of vote-rigging and a divided electoral commission. Also: the British proposal to put chips in lawyers' brains to boost their productivity, and answering questions at your own funeral - courtesy of ground-breaking technology.
Afghanistan: Taliban marks first anniversary of seizing power
Hundreds of armed fighters, supporters and officials take part in parades and celebrations in Kabul and Kandahar. Also: Iran denies it has any links to the man who stabbed Salman Rushdie, and China begins new military drills near Taiwan.
NY state governor praises freedom of expression after Rushdie attack
Kathy Hochul said a man with a knife would never silence a man with a pen. Also: a fire has killed dozens at an Egyptian church, and why the Chelsea and Tottenham managers were both sent off in the Premier League.
8 July 2022
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Why didn’t you call out the NY Governor for not calling out islamic extremism violence. That’s what the attack was all about. To woke ? If it was a Christian she would have screamed it from the Empire State Building
There’s some good journalism in there sometimes but there’s too much bias and tragedy porn.