Sunday 1st January 2017 - 7:01 am

The news: Sunday January 1 (New Year’s day)

by Alan Thornhill






The Federal government will cut the pensions and benefits of “wealthier” pensioners from today. The money saved will be used to help pay for $50 billion worth tax cuts for some of the  of the world’s wealthiest   companies over the price next 5  years





At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS).  BBC






Washington: A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to US officials.











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