SBS World News Radio

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World News Radio September 26

The rhetoric between the US and North Korea is raised another notch ... A big turnout by Iraqi Kurds for a controversial independence referendum.....

  • Upload26 Sep 2017

  • Duration28 Minutes

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Abbott family division over same-sex marriage back in the spotlight

Former prime minister Tony Abbott's daughter has released a video distancing herself from her father's views on same-sex marriage and urging a "yes" vote in the postal survey. Mr Abbott is a high-profile critic of same-sex marriage, but his daughter Frances says she was raised to stand up for what she believes in.


  • Uploaded26 Sep 2017

  • Duration02 Minutes

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Abe calls snap election amid Japan's North Korean crisis

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has sprung a surprise, calling a snap election for next month. It follows North Korea sharply stepping up its nuclear program, an air of uncertainty Mr Abe appears to be hoping to utilise at the ballot box.



  • Uploaded26 Sep 2017

  • Duration03 Minutes

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North Korea says United States has declared war

Tensions between North Korea and the United States just keep escalating, with the North Korean foreign minister again lashing out at US president Donald Trump. Despite the United Nations' best efforts, neither side appears willing to back down.



  • Uploaded26 Sep 2017

  • Duration03 Minutes

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High turnout for Kurdish vote despite international pressure

Iraqi Kurds have cast their votes in a historic referendum in what they see as a major step towards a long-cherished dream of statehood but amid widespread international concern, Iraq's prime minister has denounced the move as unconstitutional.


  • Uploaded26 Sep 2017

  • Duration03 Minutes

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