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The boss, the boyfriend and the FBI: the Italian woman in the eye of the Trump-Russia inquiry

The boss, the boyfriend and the FBI: the Italian woman in the eye of the Trump-Russia inquiry

Simona Mangiante, the girlfriend of ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, also worked for a mysterious Russia-linked Maltese professor. No wonder Robert Mueller’s investigation came
Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologistsMore than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of
UK gales fell trees and disrupt travel

UK gales fell trees and disrupt travel

Gusts of 70mph-plus recorded in parts of England, and more snow falls in north and ScotlandSevere gales with gusts of more than 70mph have hit much of the UK, felling scores of trees and causing
China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

System alerts authorities when suspects on watchlist stray from their home or workplaceChinese surveillance chiefs are testing a facial-recognition system that alerts authorities when targets stray
Australia Day: Tony Abbott says British settlement 'a very good thing'

Australia Day: Tony Abbott says British settlement 'a very good thing'

Former prime minister says Australia must not give in to ‘carping self-criticism’ as Malcolm Turnbull visits JapanBritish settlement was a “very good thing” although not “good immediately for
Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners

Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners

President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the mediaDonald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the
Were sex traffickers to blame for the unsolved death of Silvana Beqiraj? | Julie Bindel

Were sex traffickers to blame for the unsolved death of Silvana Beqiraj? | Julie Bindel

Silvana Beqiraj left rural Albania for France, only to be found dead in a canal four years later. Now her family want answers On a bright autumn day in September 2014, the body of a woman was hauled
British backpacker found dead in Sydney is named as Amelia Blake

British backpacker found dead in Sydney is named as Amelia Blake

Police investigate possible murder-suicide involving 22-year-old who was discovered in an apartment near the body of manA British woman and a Nepalese man found dead in an inner Sydney apartment in a
Thursday briefing: Taxpayers face £200bn PFI bill, says watchdog

Thursday briefing: Taxpayers face £200bn PFI bill, says watchdog

Audit office report will fuel recriminations in the Carillion scandal … Britain to pay extra £44.5m for Calais security … Trump hands out Fake News AwardsHello again. I’m Martin Farrer and this is the
World's confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds

World's confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds

Approval for US falls to 30% from 48% under Obama‘Historic low’ of Gallup poll ‘sets a new bar for disapproval’Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks
Blackpool beach: a year in the life of a seaside town

Blackpool beach: a year in the life of a seaside town

Photographer Christopher Thomond visited Blackpool throughout 2017. From throngs on the pier to glorious sunsets and windswept dog walks, Laura Barton examines its appealBuy your limited edition print
Tribunal criticised after rejecting asylum seeker’s appeal over homosexuality

Tribunal criticised after rejecting asylum seeker’s appeal over homosexuality

Federal court finds Administrative Appeals Tribunal relied on ‘unwarranted assumptions’ and showed ‘extreme illogicality’ in rejecting Sikh man’s appealThe Administrative Appeals Tribunal showed
Oil from sunken Iranian tanker spreads over 100 sq km of East China Sea

Oil from sunken Iranian tanker spreads over 100 sq km of East China Sea

Satellite imaging shows four large slicks spreading amid concerns for the marine ecosystem Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a
Islamists banned their music. Now Timbuktu is singing again

Islamists banned their music. Now Timbuktu is singing again

In 2012, jihadists took over the Malian city. After liberation, the threat is far from over – but artists are getting back on stageGold jewellery glinting, robes changing from blue to green under the
Former Ataris bassist indicted in $27m telemarketing fraud case

Former Ataris bassist indicted in $27m telemarketing fraud case

Michael Sean Davenport’s indictment alleges his business advertised houses and apartments it did not ownThe former bassist of the rock band the Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were
Tillerson: US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria – video

Tillerson: US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria – video

The US signalled an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar
Tasmania launches roadkill campaign to reduce 500,000 native animal deaths

Tasmania launches roadkill campaign to reduce 500,000 native animal deaths

Drivers urged to stop throwing food out of windows, which attracts wildlife to the roadside The motorists lobby in Tasmania has launched a joint campaign to reduce roadkill, saying that 500,000 native
Burst your bubble: Australia's 'African gang crisis' has been brewing for years | Jason Wilson

Burst your bubble: Australia's 'African gang crisis' has been brewing for years | Jason Wilson

Australia doesn’t need a Breitbart – our conservative media does the job just as wellHow do you end up with a neo-fascist propounding his views on immigration on national television? To answer this
Dutton refuses Senate order to release details of refugee service contracts on Manus

Dutton refuses Senate order to release details of refugee service contracts on Manus

Home affairs minister says disclosing information risks relations with PNG as standoff continues over use of local labour for security contract The federal government has refused an order from the
Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe admits he head-butted former prime minister Tony Abbott

Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe admits he head-butted former prime minister Tony Abbott

Astro Labe, 38, pleads guilty in Hobart court to causing harm to a commonwealth officialA Hobart DJ has admitted to head-butting the former prime minister Tony Abbott at the city’s waterfront.Astro