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7 Reasons You Want Referral Business and How to Get Them


Studies have proven that there is one reason why people don't do more referral business: they don't ask. There are two reasons why, they forget or they don't have a strong enough relationship with their clients, so they don't feel comfortable The truth is every professional should strive to have all of their business be referral because the benefits of referral business are undeniable and extensive.
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Top 10 Ways Websites Makes Me Suffer


I believe some people create and publish websites for the sole purpose of tormenting their visitors. Browsing various websites and navigating the Web can often be like trying to read on an airplane while a kid kicks the back of your seat and the baby next to you alternates between screaming, crying and drooling on you.

Business Profitability - 10 Ways To Boost


10 Ways to Boost your ProfitabilitySo many business owners work hard - really hard - just to break even or keep afloat. Each one of us deserves reward for our efforts, whether that be financial or personal.

Wealth Building Scams


I have some good news and I have some bad news. First the good news.

Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life


Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life One of the most powerful tools we have as humans is our ability to ask questions. The more adept we are at asking them (and waiting for and listening to the answers), the more effective we will be.

Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Reading Habit


Most people wish they read more. It is an activity that is both fun and enlightening.

Ten Tips for Cross Cultural Communication


Here are some simple tips to help you improve your cross cultural communication skills: Slow Down Even when English is the common language in a cross cultural situation, this does not mean you should speak at normal speed. Slow down, speak clearly and ensure your pronunciation is intelligible.

7 Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To


Seven Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To Improve Your Results OverviewAbraham Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." As managers, leaders and change agents, we want to improve our organizational performance.

Your Leadership Shopping List


'Tis the season to give. And finding the right gift to give the people on your team can be challenging.

Top Seven Reasons to Publicize your Business with Articles


Do you want to be #1-10 on Google and other search engines? Do you want quadruple your Web sales in five months? Promote your business to the top with these 7 reasons to write and submit how-to articles. 1.

Top Ten Tips for Online Publishing Success


Use the checklist below to make sure your article, tip, or book excerpt will get published and make you a household name on the Internet. 1.

Top Ten Things to Do to Make your Signature File Sell


Always include a powerful signature on every email you send out, even to friends. It's even more important when you send out articles to opt-in ezines (no spam) and top web sites in your field--more important than your article's message.

The Top Ten Ways to Attract Buyers, Not Just Visitors to your Web Site


Have you put a lot of effort, time, and money into your site and are frustrated with low sales? If you are like many professionals out there, you know your subject; you are excellent at your craft. You have a great service and maybe a great product to sell.

Plan Your Success In Seven Ways


Many businesses lose money yearly because they don't think creatively about the future. They run their businesses doing what they think they should: dealing with customers, dealing with problems, ordering for their business, and paying their expenses.

Want a Web Site that Turns Lookie Loos into Buyers? Seven Passion Copywriting Tips


Web Site Blues? Need one, don't know where to start? Got one, but aren't getting enough sales? If you need a Web site soon you may be wondering where to start and who to trust. All Web masters are not equal.

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Race is on to complete deal before EU summit on Sunday after Rees-Mogg’s ERG fails to muster 48 no-confidence letters

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to try to finalise the political declaration covering future UK-European Union relations after attempts by hard Brexiters to remove her ended in humiliation.

The prime minister meets the European commission president in the late afternoon in her strongest position since the first part of the Brexit deal was published last week after Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Tory rebels, conceded that it might take time to call a no-confidence vote.

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White House counsel Don McGahn wrote a memo to dissuade Trump, noting that potential consequences could include impeachment

Donald Trump wanted to prosecute former election rival Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI director James Comey but was talked out of it, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The US president told then White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring that he wanted to order the justice department to bring charges against the pair, the Times said, citing two unnamed people familiar with the conversation.

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President issues extraordinary statement of support and repeats Saudi claim that murdered journalist was ‘enemy of the state’

Donald Trump has expressed his unstinting support for Saudi Arabia and claimed there was “nothing definitive” linking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

In the extraordinary statement issued on Tuesday – which begins with the words “The world is a very dangerous place!” – Trump quotes Saudi officials as describing Khashoggi as an “enemy of the state”.

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Row engulfs LGBT festival after organisers said some participants felt unsafe marching alongside police in uniform

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from marching in uniform.

Auckland pride parade organiser Cissy Rock said uniformed officers would not be welcome at the February parade, as the organisation had a long way to go in terms of respecting LGBT rights, and some march participants felt unsafe marching alongside uniformed police and corrections staff.

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Top job may go to Alexander Prokopchuk, who is accused of abusing power at Russian bureau

Western officials and Kremlin critics are watching with mounting alarm as Interpol prepares for a vote that could put a Russian interior ministry general in charge.

The general assembly of Interpol, which facilitates international police cooperation, is under way in Dubai and will vote on a new president on Wednesday. Alexander Prokopchuk, who was appointed to lead the Russian bureau of Interpol in 2011 and is currently a vice-president of the organisation, is considered to be the leading candidate. Critics say that he oversaw a policy of systematically targeting critics and dissidents during his time in charge of the Russian office of Interpol.

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People with respiratory issues are advised to stay indoors and avoid vigorous exercise

A dramatic dust storm could hit Sydney and Canberra on Thursday afternoon as high winds blow through drought-stricken New South Wales.

Parts of western NSW – including Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Broken Hill – have already weathered the dust storms this week, and a widespread cold front is threatening to spread it as far as the coast.

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Erik Solheim quits after Guardian reveals excess travel and rule breaking which led to withholding of funds

The UN’s environment chief, Erik Solheim, has resigned following severe criticism of his global travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding.

The Guardian understands Solheim was asked to resign by the UN secretary general, António Guterres. Sources at the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said that countries unhappy with Solheim’s conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening a financial crisis at the body.

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Millions worldwide may be unable to access the drug by 2030, scientists predict

About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research.

Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes are soaring worldwide, linked to the obesity epidemic. Not all of those diagnosed will need insulin, which is essential to keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, including UK prime minister Theresa May. But a study in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal shows that 79 million people with type 2 will need it by 2030 and that half of them will not be able to get it. About 33 million people who need insulin currently do not have access to the drug.

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Women’s accounts include being given electric shocks and flogged, hung from the ceiling, and subjected to sexual harassment

Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including women who campaigned for the right to drive, have been beaten and tortured during interrogation, Amnesty International has said.

Saudi Arabia has detained at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work, the organisation said on Tuesday. Those detained include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef, who had campaigned for the right to drive before the decades-long ban was lifted in June.

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Jack Dorsey accused of hate speech after posing with sign criticising country’s caste system

Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has upset Hindu nationalists and some members of the Brahmin caste in India by posing for a picture with a placard reading: “Smash Brahminical patriarchy”.

Related: WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

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President praises decision by organisers to replace comedians with historians after Michelle Wolf took aim at him last year

President Donald Trump has suggested he might attend the White House correspondents’ dinner after organisers said they would feature a historian, not a comedian, at its annual event to be held next spring.

The president said on Twitter that it was “good first step of a dying evening and tradition” that the change had been made. It comes after comedian Michelle Wolf angered Trump administration officials with a blistering routine last year.

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For over two decades photographer Peter Steinhauer documented the bamboo scaffolding and bright, tightly wrapped shapes of Hong Kong’s construction sites. His collection, Cocoons, is available from Powerhouse

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Architectural photographer Cody Ellingham takes to the streets of Tokyo and Shanghai to reveal secrets old and new

With his moody night-time shots of urban environments, New Zealand-born photographer Cody Ellingham tries to tap into the current of a city, to travel forward into its future or retreat into the past.

Ellingham, a creative based in Tokyo, came to photography while travelling through northern Japan shortly after it was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering in the town of Otsuchi-Cho in Iwate, he was moved to capture on camera the foundations of buildings and towns that had been exposed in the disaster and streets that no longer existed. Shooting with a Sony a7RII camera fitted with specialist architectural lenses, he began sharing his work on Instagram as @cbje_tokyo in earnest in 2016.

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On Sunday, Romans will vote in a referendum to address a failing transport system that lags behind virtually all European capitals

The images were dramatic: a packed escalator giving way, hurtling dozens of passengers violently downward at Rome’s Repubblica metro station.

To many of the city’s residents, however, the 23 October accident was hardly shocking. The explosion of a bus in May on the central shopping street Via del Tritone was no less than the 10th bus to blow up in Rome this year. And although there were no reported injuries, there were 22 bus blasts last year and 14 in 2016, most of which were blamed on short circuits.

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Due to its unparalleled exposure to natural disasters, Manizales in central Colombia is globally recognised for its innovative approach to prevention and response

On the evening of 13 November 1985, Luz Estrella Arías was at home with her young daughter in Rio Claro, a hamlet in Caldas in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. When she heard the roar, at first she thought it was a truck overturning. Then she heard the screams.

“My first instinct was to stay in the house,” she says. “My husband had a prize cockerel that we couldn’t afford to lose. But then the water started coming in, so I grabbed my daughter and stepped outside. The water swept me off my feet, but I managed to grab a coffee plant and hang on.” She swings from one of the pillars of her porch, recreating the gesture.

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The Iberian escape features in Goop’s Christmas gift catalogue and has attracted interest from those looking for a rural retreat

With Gwyneth Paltrow we have learned to expect the unexpected, so it is not surprising that the woman who gave us jade vagina eggs and coffee suppositories should produce an eccentric Christmas gift catalogue on her website, Goop.

Knowingly titled The Ridiculous But Awesome Gift Guide, suggested gifts include a Hermès surfboard, a banana lamp, an Aston Martin and, for the environmentally conscious billionaire, a zero-emissions yacht. Oh, and an entire Spanish village.

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Fiona Onasanya accused in court of colluding with brother over speeding ticket

A Labour MP facing allegations of deliberately misleading the police over a speeding ticket has been accused in court of colluding with her brother to protect her political career.

Fiona Onasanya, MP for Peterborough, repeatedly told untruths to avoid a speeding ticket and refused to answer questions from the police to avoid incriminating either herself or her brother Festus, the prosecution alleged.

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Lawyers and Mueller had been in negotiations for months over whether Trump would be interviewed by Mueller in person

Attorneys for Donald Trump have submitted the president’s answers in writing to questions posed by special counsel Robert Mueller, multiple news outlets reported on Tuesday.

Related: Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi

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Amid the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the Houthis show no sign of giving up

The Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition fighting in Yemen is under unprecedented pressure from the international community to end its involvement in the war after the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Since the coalition intervened in 2015, Yemen has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the UN. Rights groups say up to 59,000 people have been killed, half of the 28 million-strong population are starving and the country has the worst cholera epidemic in modern history.

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Children tell of being starved and beaten in camps part-funded by British government

Child refugees are facing abuse and malnutrition in a network of 26 Libyan detention centres the British government is helping to fund, the Guardian has learned.

In the first accounts to the media from minors being held in the camps, the children described being starved, beaten and abused by Libyan police and camp guards. One said the conditions were like “hell on earth”.

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This year’s Royal Institute of British Architects prize goes to the timber and mud-brick Children Village, which doesn’t need air-con even in 45 degree heat

A forest of eucalyptus columns extends inside the expansive dormitory complex of the Canuanã school in northern Brazil, as if the nearby woodland has taken over the building. Between the soaring trunks stand clusters of little mud-brick rooms arranged around open courtyards, while a wafer-thin metal canopy floats above the whole scene, providing merciful shade in the sweltering heat.

This is the Children Village, designed by young architects Aleph Zero with designer Marcelo Rosenbaum, named this year’s winner of the RIBA international prize for the best building in the world. It is an unlikely accolade to find bestowed on a remote school in a far-flung part of Brazil, designed by a duo in their early 30s who had built little more than a couple of private houses and a few installations before landing this commission.

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Brian Hartzer appears before banking royal commission following revelations former CBA chairman ‘did not agree to return any of his fees’. Follow all the developments live

We hear that Westpac and other banks are talking to ASIC about a common industry solution to the fee for no service issues.

Hartzer:

It’s about a - as I understand it, because I think it’s still being worked through, is that there would be a common methodology for contacting customers, what the basis of evidence would be, how much information you need to gather, what to do when you couldn’t contact the customer or when you couldn’t contact the adviser, what the approach would be.

OK it looks like we’re going to close out on fees for no service.

Asic first contacted Westpac about the issue early in 2016. At the time, the bank believed the issue was likely limited to a small number “of problem advisors”.

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Renuka Chaudhary has said she is fearful for her young daughter's future after her husband died while helping to construct a stadium for the World Cup 2022.

Tej Narayan Tharu died in August when he fell from a high walkway at the £512m Al Wakrah stadium, being built for the tournament in Qatar in four years time. 

After cremating Tharu's body near their home in Nepal, Chaudhary told the Guardian: 'I’m so worried. We have no one to earn money for the family now. How can I pay for [our daughter’s] education and raise her?'

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  • Nepali worker Tej Narayan Tharu died at al-Wakrah Stadium
  • Qatari authorities say they have taken ‘corrective measures’

Tej Narayan Tharu’s family cremated him by the banks of the Budhu river in southeast Nepal. His wife, Renuka Chaudhary, wailed in despair. She circled the red coffin before tossing sugar, mustard seeds and barley on to the pyre to purify it. As the flames engulfed her husband’s body, she collapsed and was carried away.

Chaudhary and the couple’s four-year-old daughter, Sadikshya, spoke to her husband by phone every two or three days, until the day they received a call from Qatar from a number she did not recognise. Tharu, 23, died in August when he fell from a high walkway at the £512m al-Wakrah stadium, being built for the 2022 World Cup.

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Report reveals widespread neglect in institutions across the country, yet fierce discrimination means such children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in their communities

Behind the gates of an orphanage at the end of a dirt road on Nairobi’s outskirts, more than 30 children are being given plates of rice and beans in a stuffy room that smells as though it serves as dining room, physical therapy room and toilet. The scent of the food does little to mask the overpowering smell of faeces and urine.

Babies lie on worn, stained mattresses. Beside them, four children are tied in standing positions in order to “strengthen their legs”, the physiotherapist says. One boy is in visible pain, screaming and reaching out to one of the care-givers. This session will last two hours. One boy restrained in a chair is being spoon-fed by a staff member, who then slaps the child’s face.

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Independent inquiry finds serious failure of management over Gaëtan Mootoo, who felt ‘abandoned’ by the organisation

Amnesty International failed to support a researcher who killed himself in his Paris office after feeling “abandoned and neglected” by the organisation, according to an investigation.

The independent inquiry commissioned by Amnesty into the death of Gaëtan Mootoo concluded that multiple failings to support the employee of three decades amounted to “a serious failure of management”.

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Campaigners say children from vulnerable families are being trafficked into institutions to satisfy demands of tourism

Campaigners trying to fight the exploitation of children in Kenyan orphanages say they are being undermined by a “white saviour” complex among churches and other charitable groups.

The use of orphanages as “tourist attractions” in places like Mombasa is unethical and fuelling trafficking, child support organisations say.

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Hungary appears to have given special treatment to disgraced former Macedonian PM

Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled the country last week rather than report to jail to serve a two-and-a-half-year sentence for corruption, announced on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.

He wrote on his Facebook page that he had been the victim of a “political witch-hunt” in Macedonia and that Hungarian authorities had granted his request for asylum. Earlier in the day the Hungarian government-linked Magyar Idök newspaper wrote that Gruevski’s application had been approved. Hungarian authorities made no official comment on the matter.

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In 1998, about 300 Guardian articles mentioned populism. In 2016, 2,000 did. What happened?
Revealed: how populists tripled their vote over 20 years

Populism is sexy. Particularly since 2016 – the year of the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump – it seems as if journalists just cannot get enough of it. In 1998, the Guardian published about 300 articles that included the terms “populism” or “populist”. In 2015, these terms were used in about 1,000 articles, and one year later this number had doubled to almost 2,000.

The increasing popularity of the term is no coincidence. Populist parties have tripled their vote in Europe over the past 20 years. They are in government in 11 European countries. More than a quarter of Europeans voted populist in their last elections.

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The US and its would-be allies, including Australia, lack a coherent, joined-up plan to counter Beijing’s growing sway

The unusually rumbustious Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit that shuddered to an ill-tempered halt at the weekend proved one thing beyond any doubt: the US and China are intent on doing to the Indo-Pacific region in the 21st century what the US and the Soviet Union did to Europe in the last. Namely, use it as the primary battleground in a global turf war for power and influence.

The jousting superpowers – described by Peter O’Neill, Papua New Guinea’s prime minister and Apec host, as the the “two big giants” in the room – managed to turn what is supposed to be a peaceable platform for advancing multilateral cooperation into a noisy reprise of Captain America versus the Evil Empire. This is not what Bob Hawke and Paul Keating had in mind when Apec was launched in Canberra in 1989.

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The president claims the US should have ‘caught’ the al-Qaida leader earlier, but that ignores basic details of the raid

Donald Trump has repeated his claim that Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US Navy Seals in May 2011, should have been captured much earlier, seeking once again to blame Pakistan and his political rivals at home.

Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!..

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In 2010, a plane crash in Russia killed Poland’s president and plunged its prime minister Donald Tusk into crisis. Agata Popęda and Daniel Boffey discuss how this incident still affects Tusk’s political career today. Plus: film-maker Mike Leigh on the 1819 Peterloo Massacre

In 2010, a plane crash in Russia killed Poland’s rightwing president, Lech Kaczyński, and plunged the country’s centrist prime minister into a crisis.

That man, Donald Tusk, went on to become president of the European council, a key player in Britain’s struggle to extract itself from the EU. On Sunday, he will chair the critical summit on Brexit. But away from Brussels’ bargaining rooms, Tusk remains locked in a bitter feud with his political rivals in Poland. Agata Popęda and Daniel Boffey join Anushka Asthana to discuss the details.

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Donald Trump has defended his daughter Ivanka Trump over revelations she used a private email account for work in the White House. Trump said Ivanka’s emails ‘weren’t classified like Hillary Clinton’s’ and he said none of the emails were ever deleted. Trump made the comments as he left the White House for Mar-a-Lago for the Thanksgiving holiday

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Donald Trump said the CIA had never made a determination about who killed the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump was questioned at the White House about his decision not to further punish Saudi Arabia for the death of the US-based columnist for The Washington Post, who has been critical of the kingdom. He said oil prices would 'skyrocket' if the US made a 'terrible mistake' to break with Saudi Arabia. Trump said he was only focused on 'putting America first'

• Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi

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Newly released video shows the dramatic moment firefighters rescued three people and two dogs as thick smoke and flames bore down on them in southern California. The Los Angeles fire department released the film of a helicopter crew rescuing the group on Tuesday

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Hundreds of families who lost their homes in the devastating Northern California wildfires stay in tents and cars at makeshift camps in shopping centre car parks. One young family is living with two young children in a van parked outside Walmart in Chico. Evacuee Alisha Anstrom said: 'I'm trying to stay as strong as I can for them. It's really hard to deal with though. I really just want to break down.' They're unsure if their house is still standing after being evacuated nearly two weeks ago

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PNG’s security forces have gone on a destructive rampage through the country’s Parliament House. ‘The situation is quite tense’, opposition MP Bryan Kramer says inside parliament. ‘Numerous staff of parliament were assaulted’. Security forces and police say they have not been paid their allowances from the Apec conference which was held in the country over the weekend.

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A gunman killed three people at a hospital in Chicago, authorities say. The shooter also died in the incident. Shots were fired Monday afternoon at Mercy hospital on the city's South Side. Witnesses described ‘mass chaos’ after a ‘gun battle’ erupted in the hospital

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