Week in Brief: 11 August – 17 August 2019

Week in Brief: 11 August – 17 August 2019

Trump blames Federal Reserve for slow economic growth, but economists say trade war could cause recession

United States President Donald Trump has blamed the Federal Reserve for the country’s “slow” economic growth.

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Epstein estate to be sued by sex abuse victims

Lawyers for several women who say they were sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein will file civil lawsuits against his estate, following his apparent suicide in New York on Saturday.

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Norwegian mosque shooting investigated as a “possible act of terrorism”

A shooting at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday is being investigated as a “possible act of terrorism”, police said on Sunday (local time).

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ATO whistleblower launches crowdfunding campaign for legal defence

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whistleblower Richard Boyle has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for his legal defence against 66 criminal charges totalling a maximum sentence of 161 years’ imprisonment.

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One woman dead, another injured in Sydney CBD

The body of a 21-year-old woman has been found a short distance from where civilians restrained a man armed with a knife who stabbed another woman in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday afternoon.

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Qantas, Virgin cancel flights to Hong Kong amid protests

Qantas and Virgin Australia on Monday cancelled all flights to Hong Kong due to ongoing pro-democracy protests in the Chinese special administrative region.

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Did you know?

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.

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Quote of the Week

‘I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.’

Augustine “Og” Mandino II, American author

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