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5 things you need to know today

  • Donald Trump followed through on his warning, with the US, UK and France carrying out airstrikes on Syria over the weekend. Trump this time tweeting "mission accomplished" following the strike. Trump has warned Syria's government the US will strike again if it carries out checmical attacks. 
  • The Commonwealth Games are officially over and while Australia cleaned up with 198 medals (80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze), there was a scathing on-air comment from the Channel Seven hosts after athletes were left outt of the broadcast. Mr Beattie, the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, admitted speeches were “too many and too long” in the ceremony on Sunday night, and said he should not have talked at all during the event. The decision by organisers to leave the athletes' entry to Carrara Stadium out of the broadcast meant viewers missed seeing wheelchair racing gold medallist Kurt Fearnley carrying the Australian flag.
  • The bushfire burning in Sydney's south-west suburb of Holsworthy over the weekend has been downgraded after a weekend of out-of-control burning. Strong winds were pushing the fire in a north-easterly direction towards the Georges River before easing on Sunday night. The fire has burnt more than 2430 hectares of bushland from Casula and Holsworthy, to Alfords Point and Barden Ridge. 
  • The banking royal commission has tured its gaze to investigate a range of issues that has beset the financial advice sector including fees for no service, inappropriate financial advice, inappropriate conduct and issues with investment platform fees.
  • US President Donald Trump has hurled a new set of insults at James Comey, challenging accusations the former FBI director makes in a tell-all book that is due for release this week, and insisting that he never pressed Mr Comey to be loyal to him.

Published on: Monday, April 16, 2018

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