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Facebook posts $4.3bn profit as Zuckerberg laments 'hard year'

Facebook posts $4.3bn profit as Zuckerberg laments 'hard year'

Profit in final quarter of last year climbs on $12.7bn revenueZuckerberg vows to make network ‘good for wellbeing’Facebook’s profits soared 61%, spurred by growth in mobile users at the end of last
Trump officials considered contentious method to 'reverse' undocumented teen's abortion

Trump officials considered contentious method to 'reverse' undocumented teen's abortion

Scott Lloyd raised the prospect of the untested procedure last March to stop a teenager from completing an abortion that was already in processAn anti-abortion activist who was appointed by Donald
Asio officers visit ABC to secure cabinet documents

Asio officers visit ABC to secure cabinet documents

Officers use safes to store papers discovered in cabinets bought from second-hand shop Asio officers secured thousands of sensitive government cabinet documents at ABC offices in Canberra and Brisbane
French coastguard calls off search for head of Quiksilver surfwear

French coastguard calls off search for head of Quiksilver surfwear

The search was called off a day after Pierre Agnes’s boat washed up empty on the Atlantic coastFrance’s coastguard has called off searches for the head of the US firm that owns the Quiksilver surfwear
MPs set to leave Houses of Parliament for £3.5bn restoration

MPs set to leave Houses of Parliament for £3.5bn restoration

MPs vote to back refurbishment which is expected to see Commons move to WhitehallA tale of decay: the Houses of Parliament are falling down Parliament is expected to relocate away from its historic
FBI has 'grave concerns' about Trump plan to release controversial memo

FBI has 'grave concerns' about Trump plan to release controversial memo

In statement attributable to FBI director – appointed by Trump – agency raises concerns about ‘material omissions of fact’ in documentThe FBI said on Wednesday it had “grave concerns” about Donald
Train carrying US Republican lawmakers slams into truck – video

Train carrying US Republican lawmakers slams into truck – video

At least one person was reportedly killed when an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to a party conference collided with a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. There were no
2004 Larry Nassar investigation dropped after doctor's PowerPoint presentation

2004 Larry Nassar investigation dropped after doctor's PowerPoint presentation

Police decided not to prosecute abuse allegation after disgraced doctor said he was conducting legitimate medical proceduresPolice dropped an investigation into disgraced former gymnastics doctor
Child abuse inquiry to cover 'concealment of evidence against MPs'

Child abuse inquiry to cover 'concealment of evidence against MPs'

Inquiry to examine whether whips’ offices failed to report allegations against politiciansAllegations that the parliamentary whips’ offices suppressed evidence of MPs’ involvement in abuse are to be
Train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers hits truck in Virginia

Train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers hits truck in Virginia

One person who was not aboard the train was killedAt least two lawmakers hospitalized with minor injuriesA chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia
Westminster refurbishments mean two famous pubs could close. Where will MPs drink then?

Westminster refurbishments mean two famous pubs could close. Where will MPs drink then?

Two of their traditional drinking haunts could be lost, so where can voters go to rub shoulders with their elected representatives?Two infamous politicos’ pubs – St Stephens Tavern and the Red Lion –
Nicolae Ceausescu memorabilia auction – in pictures

Nicolae Ceausescu memorabilia auction – in pictures

A Romanian auction house is selling memorabilia belonging to former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu to mark what would have been his 100th birthday. Among the 250 items going under the hammer are
Dr Ai-lene Chan: 'You can’t do nothing, having seen what you’ve seen'

Dr Ai-lene Chan: 'You can’t do nothing, having seen what you’ve seen'

What does it take to help others with little expectation of reward? Our new series The altruists focuses on those who do just this, starting with a Brisbane GP moved to help refugees on Christmas
Plea for criminals who were victims of child sexual abuse to access redress scheme

Plea for criminals who were victims of child sexual abuse to access redress scheme

A man abused at Victorian institutions implores Turnbull, saying ‘after this happened my life spiralled out of control completely’A man repeatedly abused as a child at the Turana Boys’ Home and at a
So, how did conservatives like the State of the Union?

So, how did conservatives like the State of the Union?

Even Donald Trump’s more extreme supporters did not seem to mind that he sounded almost like a traditional RepublicanThose expecting that Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address would be
Austria to dissolve Nazi songbook fraternity linked to Freedom party

Austria to dissolve Nazi songbook fraternity linked to Freedom party

Move follows discovery of lyrics mocking Holocaust and celebrating Nazi atrocitiesAustria is taking steps to dissolve a student fraternity with links to the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ), the junior
Theresa May holds off backing China's £900bn Silk Road strategy

Theresa May holds off backing China's £900bn Silk Road strategy

PM says UK is ‘natural partner’ but fails to sign off on Xi Jinping’s personal projectTheresa May has sidestepped a Chinese push for a formal endorsement of its $900bn Silk Road strategy, suggesting
Las Vegas shooting: 'person of interest' says he sold ammunition to shooter

Las Vegas shooting: 'person of interest' says he sold ammunition to shooter

Douglas Haig named as ‘person of interest’ in court documentsArizona gun dealer says he met Stephen Paddock only onceAn Arizona man named in court documents as a “person of interest” during the
Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response: Trump ushered era of divisiveness and hatred

Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response: Trump ushered era of divisiveness and hatred

‘Many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid,’ said Kennedy, a third-term congressman from MassachusettsJoe Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, delivered the official