Trump makes ‘Pocahontas’ joke at ceremony honoring Navajo veterans

Addressing Native American veterans of the second world war, the president repeated a favorite racial taunt about Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump made a racial joke about Native Americans on Monday during a White House ceremony honoring Navajo veterans of the second world war.

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Triple J Hottest 100: Fifield wants ABC board to reject Australia Day move

Communications minister accuses youth radio station of helping ‘to delegitimise’ 26 January

Mitch Fifield has said he will ask the ABC board to reconsider the decision to move the Triple J Hottest 100 from Australia Day, which he labelled a bewildering move by the national broadcaster.

The communications minister told ABC Breakfast on Tuesday the ABC and Triple J were “making a political statement” by taking an action that would “help to delegitimise Australia Day”.

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Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne

Victoria police say 20-year-old man, who has not been charged, was arrested after joint counter-terrorism operation in the city on Monday

A 20 year-old man has been arrested in Victoria following counter-terrorism raids on Monday, with police alleging he was involved in preparing for planning a terrorist act in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve.

The man has not been charged.

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