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European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population

European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population

Research shows loss in yields could be offset by reorienting diets away from grain-fed meat Europe would still be able to feed its growing population even if it switched entirely to environmentally
Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Plastic is everywhere, and it’s not going anywhere – potentially posing serious risks to our health. A crew of scientists and activists is conducting a hands-on investigationWhen I arrive at the
Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century,
Police scale back search for British and French tourists missing from NSW beach

Police scale back search for British and French tourists missing from NSW beach

Police scale back air and sea search for Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux whose belongings were found on a beach in state’s northPolice are scaling back the search for two British and French tourists
New Zealand university students offered free drug-testing in 'harm-prevention' first

New Zealand university students offered free drug-testing in 'harm-prevention' first

Students’ association in Otago will help check pills during orientation weekStudents at a New Zealand university will become the first in the country to get free drug testing during “orientation week”
No guarantee Australian weapons aren't used in Yemen conflict, government says

No guarantee Australian weapons aren't used in Yemen conflict, government says

Defence department face grilling over export of 500 taxpayer-subsidised remote weapons systems to Saudi ArabiaThe Australian defence department can’t guarantee that Canberra-made remote weapons
'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

Kingston, an Akita, jumped out of the Ballejos family’s truck as they escaped the town of ParadiseA dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled
Malaysian hitman faces deportation from Australia after losing asylum appeal

Malaysian hitman faces deportation from Australia after losing asylum appeal

Sirul Azhar Umar, convicted of murder in Altantuya case, will be sent home if Malaysia abolishes death penaltyA bodyguard to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has had his claim for asylum
China's Forbidden City lights up for lunar new year show – in pictures

China's Forbidden City lights up for lunar new year show – in pictures

For the first time in its history, Beijing’s famous landmark is bathed in light as part of the Lantern festival marking the end of the lunar new year celebrations Continue reading...
South Korea nixes diversity rules after saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

South Korea nixes diversity rules after saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

Guidelines to address promotion of unrealistic beauty standards withdrawn in state censorship rowGovernment guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea’s K-pop world have been
New Zealand former PM denies writing glowing pro-China piece for Beijing paper

New Zealand former PM denies writing glowing pro-China piece for Beijing paper

Jenny Shipley says she would never think of writing such a piece for People’s Daily amid current tensionsThe former New Zealand prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley has denied writing a controversial
Trump v California: administration wants to get billions in rail funding back

Trump v California: administration wants to get billions in rail funding back

US transportation department also announced plans to cancel $929m in grant funds that were yet to be paid, in latest point of frictionOne week after Donald Trump called California’s high-speed rail
'It was insensitive': Burberry apologises for 'noose' hoodie after model complains

'It was insensitive': Burberry apologises for 'noose' hoodie after model complains

Liz Kennedy said the design at London Fashion Week evoked lynchings and suicideThe chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion brand Burberry have apologised for putting a hoodie with
Paladin: PNG PM calls for briefing, as Labor refers $423m contract to auditor general

Paladin: PNG PM calls for briefing, as Labor refers $423m contract to auditor general

Peter O’Neill says he would welcome an investigation by Australian authorities, as Labor cites ‘significant concerns’ with the contractThe Papua New Guinea prime minister, Peter O’Neill, has requested
Michelle Lee becomes first Australian woman to cross ocean solo in a rowboat

Michelle Lee becomes first Australian woman to cross ocean solo in a rowboat

46-year-old rower, who spent 68 days in the Atlantic Ocean before landing in Antigua, says she doesn’t want to be alone again Michelle Lee wanted to prove her independence when she set out to become
Poorer families to get text messages in trial to support early learning

Poorer families to get text messages in trial to support early learning

Separate trials will test impact of home visits by experts as well as access to learning appsParents are to be sent three text messages a week offering tips on how to support their child’s early
Eighth Labour MP quits party to join breakaway Independent Group

Eighth Labour MP quits party to join breakaway Independent Group

Joan Ryan says party has become ‘infected with scourge of anti-Jewish racism’Politics live – follow the latest developments Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to resign and join the breakaway
Michaelia Cash goes on attack over AWU raid – politics live

Michaelia Cash goes on attack over AWU raid – politics live

Senator says she had ‘no prior knowledge of the execution of the warrants’ while Scott Morrison faces pressure to schedule extra sitting days. All the days events, live 6.52am GMT All of the hugs
Infusions of young blood not proven 'safe or effective', US government warns

Infusions of young blood not proven 'safe or effective', US government warns

FDA warning is blow to anti-age treatment fad that claims it could improve strength and memory and even combat Alzheimer’sThe US government has warned that older people should not be paying to have
Australians spent $9.3bn on drugs in 2018, wastewater shows

Australians spent $9.3bn on drugs in 2018, wastewater shows

Consumption of cocaine, meth, MDMA and heroin rises from previous yearsAustralians spent $9.3bn last year on cocaine, meth, MDMA and heroin, with cocaine and meth consumption rising from previous