Sep 29 2017
Australia is now holding a postal survey on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
Spokesman, David Goodwin, said it was "bizarre" that the song was being performed at half time and millions of Australians disagreed with its message.
Mr Abbott backed that call, tweeting: "Footy fans shouldn't be subjected to a politicised grand final".
Macklemore has since hit back at the controversy, and has vowed to play the song.
"I believe in free speech".
Former NRL player Tony Wall said the event will be "very hard to watch" with his kids if Macklemore performs Same Love, while former PM Tony Abbott tweeted that sports fans "shouldn't be subjected to a politicised grand final".
Wall said his family would feel uncomfortable if they heard the song on Sunday.
Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in southern California
The winds will push the fire southwest most of the day Tuesday before steering flames east toward Corona in the evening, he said. Monday, evacuation orders were expanded to areas south of Green River Road from the 91 Freeway to Trudy Lane at Orchard Glen.
Trump holds rally with Luther Strange in Alabama
Trump tells rally-goers Friday night that people have claimed unusual is "friendly" with the Senate majority leader. Trump made little hard news in what was basically a campaign-style speech that ran almost 90 minutes long.
Markets close with marginal losses; auto stocks top laggards
In terms of the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index was lower by 0.07 per cent and the small-cap index by 0.14 per cent. Reddy's Laboratories led gains in pharmaceutical companies, helped by easing regulatory concerns and brokerage upgrades.
Well, this little bloke Macklemore - or whatever his name is - is coming over here, right well mate go home, we don't want you, right?
He concluded, "Imma go harder, Imma love".
More than 85,000 fans and a huge television audience are expected to watch the NRL Grand Final in Sydney on Sunday.
With the same-sex marriage survey now underway in Australia, Macklemore's performance has attracted criticism and praise from both sides of the debate.
Mr Greenberg said the code supported same-sex marriage and was committed to being an "inclusive game".
The Liberal politician has described Abbott's call to not politicise sport as "bizarre". It's what we need right now!,' one person wrote.
Last week, the AFL illuminated its logo in rainbow colours at its Melbourne headquarters, much to the anger of some "No" advocates.
His four-track set will include Same Love, which was adopted as an unofficial anthem for American same-sex marriage supporters.
Sep 28 2017
Almost 400 cats, dogs rescued from Virgin Islands
She's focusing her relief efforts and fundraising drives on helping people get supplies specifically to their loved ones. Almost 50 dogs had been rescued by state authorities in Florida before Irma even hit.
Sep 27 2017
Euro Papers: Everton target PSG's Edinson Cavani
On the other hand, PSG are looking really good at the moment with the likes of Di Maria and Neymar playing for the French club. We have more serious sporting enemies.
Sep 27 2017
First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind, and flooding from Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos islands over the weekend after killing at least 32 in Puerto Rico and Dominica. Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves in the western Atlantic off the US east coast.
Sep 26 2017
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote
Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years.
Sep 26 2017
Bali volcano could erupt any moment
The volcano, located some 50 miles from Kuta, a popular tourist destination, has been rumbling since August. The U.S.is advising against any visits to the volcano, warning that an eruption could disrupt flights.
Sep 24 2017
Will Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum go Ahead? Doubts Raised With Two Days Remaining
Turkey's official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group. A statement issued after the meeting said Turkey reserved its rights originating from global conventions.
Sep 23 2017
Parsons Green: 18-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Murder
One of those released is a 21-year-old, originally from Syria, detained outside a fast-food restaurant in west London on Saturday. He will also face a second charge under the Explosive Substances Act, for causing a blast likely to kill or maim, BBC reported.
Sep 21 2017
Applause, criticism greet leak of Zinke's monument recommendations
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Sep 20 2017
Florida Sets Emergency Generator Rules for Nursing Homes
Power outages hit other Southeastern states as the storm moved north, including Georgia. Authorities will open up the entire chain of islands to residents Sunday morning.
Sep 20 2017
Mexico City rocked by massive natural disaster
At a nearby market, a worker in a hardhat walked around the outside warning people not to smoke as a smell of gas filled the air. While people in the United States have dealt with hurricanes, people in Mexico just got rocked by a 7.1 natural disaster .
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