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Australian education minister admits Aboriginal children 'treated like rubbish'

An Australian education minister has admitted Aborigines are being "treated like rubbish" and attend “appalling” schools, including one where the annual excursion is a several hundred mile trip to McDonald’s.<p>Adrian Piccoli, whose state of New South Wales has the largest number of Aboriginal …

Hassan Rouhani's acceptance of the Holocaust 'fabricated', hard-line news agency says

An Iranian news agency close to regime hardliners has dismissed Hassan Rouhani's widely reported acknowledgement of the Holocaust as a "fabrication".<p>Fars News - an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards - accused CNN of mis-translating the words of Mr Rouhani, Iran's president, in an interview …

Obama rebukes 'irresponsible' Republicans in health care speech

President Barack Obama dismissed what he called the “antics” on Capitol Hill over the budget to keep up the sales pitch on his namesake health care law Thursday.<p>Slamming “irresponsible” congressional Republicans who have threatened to shut down the government or prevent a raise in the debt ceiling …

UPDATE 1-Iraqi Kurds vote as oil-rich region seeks greater autonomy | Reuters

* Parliament facing biggest decisions in 25 yrs - analyst<p>* New pipeline could make oil region self-sufficient<p>* Kurds already at odds with Baghdad over oil rights<p>By Isabel Coles<p>ARBIL, Iraq, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurds voted on Saturday for a new parliament that analysts said was poised to lead …

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Famous For Filibuster, Wendy Davis To Run For Texas Governor

A Texan known for talking is making news again.<p>And it's not Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.<p>Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose June filibuster of a Texas abortion bill gained her national headlines, is reportedly running for governor. The <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, citing Democratic sources, says Davis will …