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For the first time ever, women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted permission to drive, for the first time ever.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued the decree on Tuesday, stating that women will be given drivers licences if they wanted them.

The change, which will take effect from June next year, was announced on state television, with dozens of people quickly taking to Twitter to praise the decision.

Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world that prevented women from driving.

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North Korea accuses Trump of ‘declaring war’ on the country

NORTH Korea’s Foreign Minister has threatened to shoot down US bombers after accusing US president Donald Trump of declaring a war on the country.

Ri Yong-ho told reporters outside his hotel room in New York on Monday that “The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country”.

“Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer,” Yong-ho said through an interpreter.

“He declared a war on our country.”

Yong-ho claimed that his country now has the right to shoot down any US bombers that come near the border.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take counter-measures including the right to shoot down US strategic bombers even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of country,” he said.

“The question of who will be around much longer will be answered then.”

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the ministers claims, saying they were “absurd”.

“We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd,” Ms Sanders said.

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Shane Warne speaks out after being accused of assaulting woman at nightclub

SHANE Warne has taken to social media to clear his name after being accused of assaulting a woman at a London nightclub.

The Aussie cricket legend confirmed in a statement on Monday that he had been “cleared of the allegation” by London police.

“I was shocked to read the media stories circulating earlier today concerning a false allegation of assault,” Warne wrote.

“I have fully co-operated with the police, and they have now had the opportunity of seeing CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

“The police have confirmed to me that I have been cleared of the allegation and that no further action will be taken. This is now the end of the matter.”

Warne’s alleged complainant, Valerie Fox, took to Twitter over the weekend to post a photo of herself with a black eye.

“Proud of yourself? Hitting a woman? Vile creature,” she wrote under the photograph.

“No, I am not lying. Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you can hit women and get away with it.”

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Former PM Tony Abbott headbutted by same-sex marriage supporter

FORMER Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been attacked by a same-sex marriage supporter in Hobart.

The incident occurred as Mr Abbott was returning to his hotel after leaving a private function on Thursday.

Sky News Presenter Andrew Bolt said Mr Abbott was “headbutted in the face” by a man with a ‘Yes’ badge.

“Tony Abbott, former prime minister, was in Hobart today, going from the function back to his hotel with his media man, Sam,” Bolt reported.

“A bloke with a Yes badge walks out and says ‘Hey, Tony, can I shake your hand?’.”

After offering his hand, Bolt said the man with “tatts and all that stuff” assaulted the former prime minister.

“The man headbutts him in the face, goes off swearing, abusing him, saying he deserved it,” Bolt said.

Mr Abbott said the incident was a reminder of how ugly the same-sex marriage debate has become.

“He wasn’t very good at it, I’ve got to say,” Mr Abbott told Sky News. “… but he did make contact. The only damage was a very very slightly swollen lip.

“I was with a member of my staff [and] the member of my staff briefly grappled with this guy and he then ran off swearing his head off.”

“It was just a reminder of how ugly this debate is getting.”

The former prime minister does not support same-sex marriage.

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Tweed Shire Mayor pushes for Council to support marriage equality

The Tweed Shire Council could throw its weight behind the marriage equality ‘yes’ vote if Mayor Katie Milne’s gets her way – including flying a rainbow flag outside the Council Chambers.

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Mayor will move that Council supports the Australian Government’s proposed amendment to the Marriage Act 1961. She will also ask that the Council promotes its ‘yes’ position through local media, and that they hold at least one public function to encourage the local community to also vote ‘yes’.

At least four of the seven local Councillors must support the motion for it to pass.