Published:  12:05 AM, 14 November 2017

Worldwide waffling (14.11.2017)

Worldwide waffling (14.11.2017)

Australian politician Jacqui Lambie has been foreshadowing her departure from federal politics, telling Senate colleagues she is scrambling to check whether she is a British citizen by descent.Senator Lambie has been dragged into Canberra's citizenship saga after last week revealing her father was born in Scotland. The ABC understands Senator Lambie has been telling her colleagues that she may have to join the seven other federal politicians who have departed Parliament House during the citizenship crisis. "Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie has indicated she may resign within 24 hours." @9NewsSyd


Former Ireland star Liam Miller have rallied around footballer after it emerged he faces a ­cancer battle. The 36-year-old retired from the game in 2016 and had been working on getting his UEFA training license. But it appears the Corkman now faces the greatest challenge of his young life.Former Hibs player Tam McManus tweeted that Miller - who played for Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland - had been in the US for treatment but had returned home to start chemotherapy today. "Former Celtic and Manchester United star Liam Miller battles cancer as football world." @sportnumb1


A 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose, on Sunday night, while another tremor measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Japan late on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, the US National Weather Service said. The quake in Costa Rica, initially measured as much as 6.8 magnitude, was centered 43 miles (69 km) southwest of San Jose at a depth of 12.3 miles (20 km), the USGS said. "Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits off Costa Rica - USGS." @Reuters


Northern Ireland's hopes of making the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 ended as Switzerland won their play-off 1-0 on aggregate after Sunday's stalemate in Basel. The tie was decided by Ricardo Rodriguez's controversial penalty in Belfast as Michael O'Neill's team failed in their bid to reach back-to-back major tournaments for the first time. Northern Ireland came within inches of forcing extra time in injury time at the end of the tie, only for West Brom defender Jonny Evans to see his header hacked off the line by Rodriguez."Switzerland through to #FIFA 2018 World Cup." @ZeeNewsSports

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