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Uproar in Australian Parliament after firebrand anti-immigrant MP Pauline Hanson wears burka to question time
Pauline Hanson, the Australian anti-migrant firebrand MP, has been condemned for an ?appalling? stunt in which she wore a burka in Parliament as part of her push to ban it, prompting a rare standing ovation from MPs in support of a speech denouncing her. The controversial MP, who leads the One Nation party, was widely condemned after she attended the Senate chamber in a black Islamic body covering, prompting gasps of shock from fellow MPs. As she removed the covering, she said: ?This is not what should belong in this Parliament.? Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra Credit: REUTERS She then asked George Brandis, the attorney-general: ?In light of the national security of this nation will you work to ban the burka in Australia?? Mr Brandis responded: ?No.? During an emotional session, Mr Brandis received a standing ovation from the opposition ? and applause from his fellow Coalition MPs - after he delivered a stinging rebuke of Ms Hanson. Pauline Hanson pulls off a burqa in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra Credit: REUTERS Referring to calls by police and security agencies to co-operate with the Muslim community, Mr Brandis said: ?To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.? ?I am not going to pretend to ignore the stunt that you have tried to pull today by arriving in the chamber dressed in a burka when we all know that you are not an adherent of the Islamic faith,? he said. ?I would caution and counsel you with respect to be very, very careful of the offence you may do to the religious sensibilities of other Australians.? Senators from both sides join in applauding Attorney-General George Brandis (unseen) for criticising One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson Credit: AAP In an uncharacteristic display of support, Richard Di Natale, the Greens leader, rose to thank Mr Brandis for ?showing leadership ? that is so often lacking in this Parliament?. Sam Dastyari, a Labor MP, said in a tweet that Ms Hanson was a ?disgrace? and the Senate had become a ?circus?. ?George Brandis was just brilliant in the chamber,? he wrote. ?Just brilliant. Strongest I have ever heard him.? Ms Hanson rose to notoriety during her first term in Parliament in the 1990s after she claimed that the country risked being swamped by Asian migrants. But she has since turned her attention to attacking the nation?s Muslims. Well deserved, and something you will not see again. Greens and Labor give George Brandis a standing ovation Pics by @mearesy#auspolpic.twitter.com/FwRQUURmRR? Bevan Shields (@BevanShields) August 17, 2017 Following her appearance in a burka, she released a statement saying ?this was a debate that was happening across the world and Australia could not hide from a difficult conversation out of fear of causing offence?. She later said she had considered wearing the burka into the chamber for months, saying it was ?really horrible? and "uncomfortable". "I just felt cut off from the rest of the world," she said. The Coalition and opposition have rejected calls for a ban on the burka. Burka bans: The countries where Muslim women can't wear veils
Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
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10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
Everything we know about the Barcelona terror attack
At least 13 people were killed on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street in what police confirmed was a terror attack. The attack, the latest in a wave of vehicle rammings across Europe in recent years, caused panic on the streets of Spain's largest city and drew condemnation from world leaders. "We can confirm there are 13 dead and more than 50 injured," regional interior minister Joaquim Forn said in a tweet. Catalan police said they had arrested one suspect, and denied earlier reports that the perpetrator was holed up in a bar near the scene. Here is everything we know. What happened? Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 A white van, reportedly rented, rammed into pedestrians outside a kosher restaurant on a busy street in Barcelona. Police released a photograph of a man called Maghrebi Driss Oukabir, who is suspected of renting the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Maghrebi Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit: Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT A police officer cordons off a street in Barcelona Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez Lawyer and University of Glasgow rector Aamer Anwar was walking La Ramblas when he heard screaming. He said a shopkeeper told him five or six people were badly injured and described the scene as "chaos". Mr Anwar said: "I had been to the Cathedral and walking down Las Ramblas for something to eat. Part of it was in the shade so I decided to keep walking down and literally within 10 seconds there was a crashing noise. Armed police respond to terror attack in Barcelona 00:27 "I turned around and people were screaming - I could see a woman screaming with her kids - people started running and jumping into shops. I ran for about 50 or 100 metres and stopped to see what was happening. The police were very quickly on the scene and getting people to move back. "I could see chaos right at the top area and I spoke to a shopkeeper who had run down and was screaming. He was Bengali so I spoke to him in Urdu and he said a van had driven into a crowd and he thought there were five to six people very seriously injured." Mapped: Barcelona van attack World leaders condemn perpetrators and offer support to Spain U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered assistance to authorities in Spain and said U.S. diplomats in Spain were helping Americans there. He vowed the United States would never relent in tracking down terror suspects and holding them to account. "Terrorists around the world should know that the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice," Tillerson said in a statement. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. "stands with Spain against terror" while France's president and the mayors of Paris and Nice are among the French dignitaries offering support for Barcelona after a deadly van attack. Police cordon off scene in Barcelona where van ploughed through a street 00:45 The dead and injured At least thirteen people have died, according to officials, and more than 50 other injured. Witnesses spoke of a scene of carnage, with bodies strewn along the boulevard as others fleeing for their lives. "When it happened I ran out and saw the damage," local shop worker Xavi Perez told AFP. "There were bodies on the floor with people crowding round them. People were crying. There were lots of foreigners." Barcelona terror attack, in pictures
Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks
By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit by Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri is the latest sign that Ankara is increasing cooperation with other powers such as Iran and Russia. Baqeri met his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday and Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday in what Turkish media said was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
Former Obama speechwriter mocks Trump with reminder of Obama's tan suit 'scandal'
Donald Trump?s press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York has been branded his most jaw-dropping yet. The US President managed to plug his winery while claiming blame should be shared by both sides for the violence in Charlottesville. Mr Trump?s extraordinary conference, in which he defended the far-right extremists who descended on the Virginia city over the weekend, has sparked widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum.