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Barnaby Joyce resignation speech: who are the 'weatherboard nine'?

Barnaby Joyce resignation speech: who are the 'weatherboard nine'?

The outgoing deputy prime minister referred to the ‘weatherboard and iron’ but it didn’t sound like thatWho are the Weatherboard Nine? Those following Barnaby Joyce’s already extraordinary press
Barnaby Joyce quits as deputy prime minister and National party leader – live

Barnaby Joyce quits as deputy prime minister and National party leader – live

• Deputy PM announces he will formally resign at Monday’s party room meeting • Joyce says he has referred allegation of sexual harassment to police • Nationals leader resigns after weeks of turmoil
Saudi Arabia to spend billions on expanding entertainment sector

Saudi Arabia to spend billions on expanding entertainment sector

Kingdom wants to reverse the trend of Saudis splurging in neighbouring Dubai and BahrainSaudi Arabia has announced plans to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total
Britain and Europe must ban palm oil in biofuel to save forests, EU parliament told

Britain and Europe must ban palm oil in biofuel to save forests, EU parliament told

Forest peoples affected by plantations urge EU to enact ban despite diplomatic oppositionIf Britain and other European nations are to fulfil forest protection goals, they must ban the use of palm oil
Drug used by cosmonauts may have caused Queensland students' overdose

Drug used by cosmonauts may have caused Queensland students' overdose

Police are investigating reports that the teenagers may have got the substance from the dark webAn anti-anxiety and insomnia drug once given to Soviet cosmonauts could be responsible for the overdose
Fourth Briton dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Fourth Briton dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Jonathan Udall succumbs to injuries sustained in 10 February crashA man has died of injuries sustained in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash which also killed three other Britons.Jonathan Udall, 32, is
Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Phrase removed from mission statement of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of homeland security departmentThe government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans
Claremont serial killings: Man charged with murder of Sarah Spiers

Claremont serial killings: Man charged with murder of Sarah Spiers

Police confirm ‘significant development’ as Bradley Robert Edwards charged with murder of missing teenagerPolice investigating the 1996 disappearance of teenager Sarah Spiers, the first suspected
Weinstein apologises for citing Streep and Lawrence in defence

Weinstein apologises for citing Streep and Lawrence in defence

Lawyers for disgraced mogul used past comments in effort to dismiss class actionHarvey Weinstein has apologised for using statements by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in an effort to dismiss a
Uefa investigates death of policeman before Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow

Uefa investigates death of policeman before Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow

• Spanish FA names officer who died in Bilbao • Five people arrested by Basque policeThe Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has named the police officer who died ahead of Thursday night’s Europa
Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides

Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides

The move marks the latest step in ratcheting up pressure on former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick GatesMore than 30 new charges, involving millions of dollars of bank and tax fraud, were
Wayne LaPierre's speech: a reminder of the paranoia that gave us Trump

Wayne LaPierre's speech: a reminder of the paranoia that gave us Trump

Wayne LaPierre followed the NRA’s customary post-mass shooting moves in his CPAC speech – and at times sounded like Trump’s twin How will gun control be discussed at a conference of conservatives this

‘France is no longer free,’ Marion Maréchal-Le Pen tells conservative summit – video

Far-right French politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen addressed a conservative conference outside Washington DC as part of a growing effort on the right to link the rise of Donald Trump in the US with
Trump insists on arming teachers despite lack of evidence it would stop shootings

Trump insists on arming teachers despite lack of evidence it would stop shootings

The largest teachers’ unions, security guards and military veterans opposed the president’s plan of arming teachers to keep schools safe In the past 24 hours, Donald Trump has thrice backed a plan to
Spacewatch: Nasa planet hunter will target the rock zone

Spacewatch: Nasa planet hunter will target the rock zone

Using the TESS satellite, now at the Kennedy Space Centre, the agency is to study 200,000 stars in a quest for habitable planetsNasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space
Unicef deputy quits after inappropriate behaviour claims

Unicef deputy quits after inappropriate behaviour claims

Justin Forsyth resigns in wake of complaints dating from his time as boss of Save the ChildrenJustin Forsyth has resigned as deputy executive director of Unicef following accusations of inappropriate
Mould threatens health on Nauru – video

Mould threatens health on Nauru – video

Video from 2015 shows the extent of the mould that threatens the health of staff, refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru. The mould has been a persistent problem in tents and buildings inside
'France is no longer free': Marine Le Pen's niece brings French far right to CPAC

'France is no longer free': Marine Le Pen's niece brings French far right to CPAC

Marion Le Pen’s speech at the conference was well received but her attendance also brought controversy as many American conservatives expressed dismayFar right French politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen
Neanderthals – not modern humans – were first artists on Earth, experts claim

Neanderthals – not modern humans – were first artists on Earth, experts claim

Neanderthals painted on cave walls in Spain 65,000 years ago – tens of thousands of years before modern humans arrived, say researchersMore than 65,000 years ago, a Neanderthal reached out and made
Scientists make cells glow so brightly they can be seen outside the body

Scientists make cells glow so brightly they can be seen outside the body

Synthetic bioluminescent molecules allows researchers to track individual cells in animals with unprecedented accuracy Scientists have stolen a trick from fireflies and jellyfish to make animals with