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Child support debts: record number of parents prevented from travelling overseas

Child support debts: record number of parents prevented from travelling overseas

Michael Keenan says children’s welfare should be parents’ priority, ‘not getting a tan on a beach in Bali’Record numbers of parents with outstanding child support debts are being stopped from
Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Court ruling ends years-long appeals process over film that sparked deadly anti-US riotsEgypt’s top administrative court ordered authorities to block video-sharing website YouTube for a month over a
Takata airbag recall: ACCC adds another 1.1 million vehicles to list

Takata airbag recall: ACCC adds another 1.1 million vehicles to list

Mercedes-Benz C Class, Ford Mondeo and Toyota Yaris among models added to listMore than a million cars in Australia with potentially deadly Takata airbags have been added to a recall list by the
Liverpool comes together for the Champions League final but cup is out of reach

Liverpool comes together for the Champions League final but cup is out of reach

Thousands of fans made the pilgrimage to Anfield for the thrilling climax to a season to rememberThe roar started at the top of Hanover Street near the Adelphi Hotel, and carried down through the
Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, dies aged 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, dies aged 86

Nasa and family announce death on SaturdayBean was lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 missionThe astronaut Alan Bean, who in 1969 became the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 86. A
Indiana teacher threw basketball to foil school shooter, witness says

Indiana teacher threw basketball to foil school shooter, witness says

Science teacher Jason Seaman wounded but in good condition after running toward gunman as students sought coverA science teacher at an Indiana middle school saved lives when he threw a basketball at a
Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road

Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road

Eruption of Kilauea into fourth week with 82 structures burned‘Lava tide’ flows down street, destroying dozens of propertiesA series of summit explosions on Saturday spewed ash from Kilauea volcano up
'Miracle' cures and europhobia – the strange origins of Italy's new rulers

'Miracle' cures and europhobia – the strange origins of Italy's new rulers

Can Giuseppe Conte, who first made news in a notorious medical case, really heal his country?In 2013, a young Italian girl named Sofia De Barros became the public face of an emotive campaign that

Irish PM: 'A quiet revolution has taken place' – video

Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland, hails 'a quiet revolution' as voters return an overwhelming decision to legalise abortion in the country's historic referendum. The Irish electorate voted
Man killed after Oklahoma restaurant shooting known to police, LGBT groups say

Man killed after Oklahoma restaurant shooting known to police, LGBT groups say

Members of public shot dead Alexander Tilghman on ThursdayGunman warned of ‘demons in cloned transexual bodies’A man suspected of shooting three people in an Oklahoma City restaurant on Thursday night
Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘to face new trial’

Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘to face new trial’

Reports from Tehran suggest jailed British-Iranian aid worker is facing second security-related chargeNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail
Ireland says 'Yes' to abortion reform – in pictures

Ireland says 'Yes' to abortion reform – in pictures

Pro-choice campaigners celebrate after Ireland votes to liberalise abortion law Continue reading...
Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for changeShare your reaction to Ireland’s abortion referendumIreland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning
History is made as Ireland votes to repeal anti-abortion laws – video report

History is made as Ireland votes to repeal anti-abortion laws – video report

People celebrate after Ireland calls for an end to the country's anti-abortion laws, with two-thirds of voters choosing to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution. Orla O'Connor, co-director
Boy, 11, arrested after allegedly raping seven-year-old in Dorset

Boy, 11, arrested after allegedly raping seven-year-old in Dorset

Attack alleged to have taken place in village of Wool in PurbeckAn 11-year-old boy has been arrested and questioned by police in Dorset after he was accused of raping a seven-year-old boy who was
Traditionally conservative Roscommon votes for Irish abortion reform

Traditionally conservative Roscommon votes for Irish abortion reform

It was the only constituency to vote against same-sex marriage – but a 57% vote for yes was one of a wave of surprisesNearly everyone expected Roscommon to vote no. Instead, the traditionally
Tax evasion isn’t just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

Tax evasion isn’t just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

Many economists believe life in the developing world is improving fast. It certainly isn’t in the sub-Saharan regionThere is a comforting mainstream narrative which tells us that African nations, like
Trump hails release of Utah man jailed in Venezuela for two years

Trump hails release of Utah man jailed in Venezuela for two years

Joshua Holt and wife freed and on their way to US, senator says President says ‘hostage’ will visit White House on Saturday A Utah man and his wife who were held in Venezuela without trial for two
Amid Syria’s horror, a new force emerges: the women of Idlib

Amid Syria’s horror, a new force emerges: the women of Idlib

With husbands, sons and fathers dead or missing, women have been unwittingly thrust into the spotlight. Their resilience and innovation could point a way forwardThe plight of approximately three
Missing London schoolgirl believed to have left UK in 'company of adult'

Missing London schoolgirl believed to have left UK in 'company of adult'

Officers believe Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, left UK on Friday morning on board Eurostar train A search has been launched for a 13-year-old schoolgirl who left the UK on a Eurostar train.Serena