World AM News Briefs For Monday, 4 February 2019
Hello Australia!! - There's terrible flooding around Townsville and it's likely to get worse - Troubling accusations against the Border Force - And please read this before you open a can of brekkies for your doggo - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:
The spillway gates are fully open on the Townsville Dam and suburbs around the Ross River are going to be dealing with even more nasty flooding today. "What that means is we'll see dangerous and high-velocity flows in Ross River, resulting in risk to life and property," said Bureau of Meteorology hydrologist Andrew Preece. The ABC quoted officials listing Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan, Thuringowa Centra, and South Townsville as areas that should prepare for imminent flooding.
The Australian Border Force is accused of trying to stop women fleeing from abusive or deady situations in Saudi Arabia from entering our country to seek asylum. The ABC's Four Corners reports it has obtained evidence of at least two young Saudi women who arrived at Sydney Airport only to be turned back. Women have practically no rights in Saudi Arabia, where idiotic male guardianship laws allow husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, and even sons to strictly control their lives.
India has filed a diplomatic protest with the US for setting up a fake university to try and trap people engaging in alleged "pay to stay" immigration fraud. US Prosecutors claim that those who enrolled at the bogus University of Farmington, not really in Michigan, knew that the facility would be illegal. But Indian officials say the students may have been duped: "Our concern over the dignity and well-being of the detained students and the need for immediate consular access for Indian officials to the detainees was reiterated," read the statement from India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The US government's fake website for the "school" featured photos of students in classes and libraries, or relaxing around a grassy campus.
Colombia says the military has killed a dissident FARC leader who resisted the peace deal. Authorities said 52-year old Rodrigo Cadete was trying to unite the 1,700 Marxist militants who didn't turn in their weapons and rejoin the political process.
Nigeria's vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says he is "safe and sound" after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally. He also expressed his thanks to the flight crew for mitigating what could have been a deadly accident. Mr. Osinbajo and President Muhammadu are seeking reelection on 16 February.
Openly gay Polish politician Robert Biedron has had enough of the far-right tomfoolery in his country and has launched the progressive Wiosna ("Spring") Party to combat it.
Pope Francis is the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula.
The brand new Ukrainian Orthodox Church appointed its first head since the split from the Russian Orthodox Church. The ceremony enthroning Metropolitan Epiphany took place at St Sophia Cathedral in Ukraine's capital Kiev.
There's an urgent recall of dog food in Australia - Hill's Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling 13 varieties "Prescription Diet" and "Science Diet" of canned dog food because they could contain elevated levels of vitamin D. It's generally good for dogs, but too much can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, renal dysfunction, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Pet owners should check in on the company's website at www.hillspet.com.au/productlist for further information.