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Australian PM mocked over two left feet Photoshop fail

Australian Prime Minister Scott Robinson has laughed off an attempt by aides to scrub out his old trainers from a family photo on his website.

The image shows a smiling Mr Morrison casually posing with his wife Jenny, two daughters and the family dog.

But eagle-eyed web users spotted the portrait had been doctored to give the Australian leader whiter-than-white trainers – and two left feet.

The photoshopped image was later changed to the original on Mr Morrison’s official website.

But not before it went viral on social media and was ridiculed by users using the hashtag #shoegate.

One person on Twitter wrote: “Dreadful Photoshop work on the Australian PMs shoes … not only is the retouching terrible he’s also been given two left feet! #shoegate.”

Another wrote: “Strewth cobbler! Since Oscar-winner, Daniel Day-Lewis retired from the big screen, the sequel to “My Left Foot” seemed a remote possibility, or even shoes too big to fill for any other actor.

“But step forward Aussie PM, @ScottMorrisonMP in “My Left Feet” #shoegate.”

One person tweeted that they had “dug some more” and found the original photo showing “the dirty shoes in a Fiji Times article”.

Mr Morrison responded to the controversy on Wednesday with humour by tweeting a picture of his feet in his well-worn trainers and saying that he “didn’t ask for the shoeshine” and would have preferred a heavier crop of hair due to the “lack thereof”.

He wrote: Message to my Department (PM&C): I didn’t ask for the shoeshine, but if you must Photoshop, please focus on the hair (lack thereof), not the feet!

“Here they are in all their glory – my footwear of choice whenever I can get out of a suit.”

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Nijar ta samu tallafi maganin malaria daga Amurka

Sauro ne ke haddasa cutar malaria

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Gwamnatin Amurka ta tallafa wa jamhuriyar Nijar da magungunan zazzabin cizon sauro wato malaria na milyoyin CFA.

Tallafin dai ya hada da magungunan rigakafin zazzabin cizon sauro dama na magance cutar da zarar an kamu da ita.

Kazalika daga cikin tallafin da Amurkan ta ba wa Nijar, akwai gidajen sauro.

Amurka dai ta bayar da wannan taimako ne ga Nijar da zimmar rage yaduwar cutar ta malaria da akshi 50 cikin 100.

Wannan tallafi na Amurkan, na daga cikin wani tsari ne na kasar wajen tallafa wa kasashe masu tasowa.

Cutar zazzabin cizon sauro na daga cikin cututtukan da ke saurin kisan kananan yara da ma mata masu juna biyu a kasar.

Gwamnatin Nijar ta kasa yakin da take a kan yaduwar cutar zuwa gida uku da suka hada da neman tallafi da wadatar da al’ummar kasar da maganin rigakafin cutar da kuma tsaftace unguwanni.

Kasashen Afrika ne suka fi fama da cutar zazzabin cizon sauro, kuma yawancin wadanda ke mutuwa yara ne.

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Two dozen bodies recovered from flooded illegal Zimbabwe gold mine

The bodies of 24 illegal gold miners have been recovered from flooded tunnels in Zimbabwe after a dam wall collapsed following heavy rain.

Up to 70 may have been trapped in the mine and the search near Kadoma continues, the government said. It has declared a national disaster.

A relative of a deceased miner

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A relative of a deceased miner wears a mask near the mine
Eight people were rescued, all but one of whom have been discharged from hospital.

Henrietta Rushwaya, who leads the country’s small-scale miners’ association, said 23 of the bodies had been identified.

According to the government’s deputy chief mining engineer, “it doesn’t seem likely” that there are any other survivors.

Only eight of the estimated 70 trapped miners are thought to have survived

Only eight of the estimated 70 trapped miners are thought to have survived
The disaster happened in Battlefields – a small settlement 110 miles west of Harare that is rich in gold deposits and popular with illegal miners.

Friends and relatives have broken police lines in an attempt to identify their loved ones.

Surviving miners were exhausted and muddied after being pulled out

Surviving miners were exhausted and muddied after being pulled out
The makeshift shafts and tunnels, some running as deep as 50m (164ft), can easily collapse in the rainy season when the ground is soft.

According to the Zimbabwean government, $200,000 (£155,000) is needed to complete the rescue effort – with a spokesman urging “well-wishers” to donate body bags, masks and gloves.

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Trump asks Britain to take back Islamic State fighters | US News

US President Donald Trump stated that the US has asked Britain and other European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial.

The US president said the terror group’s caliphate in Iraq and Syria is “ready to fall” and “the alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them”.

He added: “The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go.

“We do so much, and spend so much – Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing. We are pulling back after 100% caliphate victory!”

Mr Trump’s comments come after US vice president Mike Pence said the last mile of IS-controlled territory in Syria was being captured by American-backed forces.

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