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A baby giraffe and tea in China – Thursday's best photos

A baby giraffe and tea in China – Thursday's best photos

Photo highlights from around the world including a giraffe calf at Lisbon zoo Continue reading...
Philadelphia smears Crisco on lampposts to deter Super Bowl fans. How did we come to this?

Philadelphia smears Crisco on lampposts to deter Super Bowl fans. How did we come to this?

From the City of Brotherly Love’s ‘lamp-post challenge’ to Auckland’s street riots, passionate sport fans don’t always behave – so how do cities keep them in check?Two Sundays ago, Philadelphia police
Israel using tourism to legitimise settlements, says EU report

Israel using tourism to legitimise settlements, says EU report

Exclusive: European Union Heads of Mission warn ‘touristic settlements’ are being used as a political toolIsrael is developing archaeological and tourism sites to legitimise illegal settlements in
US Congress: Republicans rush for the exits to imperil Trump's midterm hopes

US Congress: Republicans rush for the exits to imperil Trump's midterm hopes

Trey Gowdy this week became the 38th Republican to announce their departure since Trump’s inauguration – and Democrats are optimisticDozens of Republicans are rushing for the exits on Capitol Hill in
How one woman laid the memory of Boko Haram to rest | Ruth Maclean

How one woman laid the memory of Boko Haram to rest | Ruth Maclean

A year after her village was levelled by insurgents, Hepsata Adjit returned to make peace with her past Some water pots and the burnt husks of houses appeared to be all that was left of Hepsata
Black Panther is the reason I’ll be rocking African dress at the cinema | Eliza Anyangwe

Black Panther is the reason I’ll be rocking African dress at the cinema | Eliza Anyangwe

Not since Blade has a hero of colour held the limelight: the comic-book adaptation is both a perfectly timed political commentary and a celebration of blacknessAbout a minute into the official Black
Poland risks rift with Israel and US over Holocaust speech law

Poland risks rift with Israel and US over Holocaust speech law

Senate backs bill proposing jail terms for those who attribute crimes of Nazi Germany to PolesPoland’s senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, a move that has the potential to
Four inmates arrested after fatal stabbing at Wormwood Scrubs

Four inmates arrested after fatal stabbing at Wormwood Scrubs

Men aged 20 to 23 held on suspicion of murder over death of prisoner at jail in west LondonFour men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an inmate of Wormwood Scrubs prison was stabbed to
Coalition accused of creating 'alternative facts' on negative gearing

Coalition accused of creating 'alternative facts' on negative gearing

Saul Eslake says Treasury advice reveals extent to which government willing to ‘peddle any lie’ on tax systemA former Treasury official has written a scathing critique of the Turnbull government’s
Penny Mordaunt hails 'heroic' British aid response to plague in Madagascar

Penny Mordaunt hails 'heroic' British aid response to plague in Madagascar

Development secretary claims British intervention helped to stave off ‘catastrophic’ loss of lifePenny Mordaunt has claimed that “heroic” British efforts to tackle an outbreak of plague in Madagascar
Dalat in the spotlight: 50 years after Tet offensive, an invasion of a different kind

Dalat in the spotlight: 50 years after Tet offensive, an invasion of a different kind

Half a century after Dalat’s only major involvement in the Vietnam war, the ‘city of eternal spring’ is grappling with the 3 million tourists who now visit each yearFor Dalat, the pretty mountain town
Thursday briefing: EU rebuffs May's second-class citizen stance

Thursday briefing: EU rebuffs May's second-class citizen stance

Theresa May insists on no right to stay for transition-period EU arrivals … Britain’s most complained about adverts … and could locusts eat the World Cup?Hello, I’m Warren Murray and there’s news
Natural painkiller nasal spray could replace addictive opioids, trial indicates

Natural painkiller nasal spray could replace addictive opioids, trial indicates

Risk of overdose could be far lower, say researchers, as fundraising for human clinical trials begins A nasal spray that delivers a natural painkiller to the brain could transform the lives of
Malcolm Turnbull’s silence golden as Joyce feels the love from LNP heartland

Malcolm Turnbull’s silence golden as Joyce feels the love from LNP heartland

The prime minster was overshadowed by his deputy while selling his economic message in Toowoomba“I’ll tell you how this game works,” Barnaby Joyce told the faithful. “He’ll listen to my answer and
People-smuggling arrests after nine rescued from inflatable boat in Channel

People-smuggling arrests after nine rescued from inflatable boat in Channel

Border Force says two men have been arrested after small vessel was spotted off the coast of East SussexTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after nine migrants were rescued
Tim Costello compares Coalition's foreign donation ban to Putin's crackdown on dissent

Tim Costello compares Coalition's foreign donation ban to Putin's crackdown on dissent

World Vision Australia chief advocate says bill is part of a ‘zeitgeist of a silencing and gagging of civil society’Tim Costello, chief advocate of the aid body World Vision Australia, has compared
‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

Crime families have cashed in on the ‘refugee industry’. By Barbie Latza NadeauJoy, a young Nigerian woman, was standing in the street outside the sprawling, overcrowded Cara di Mineo reception centre
Afrin residents say Syrian 'curse' has arrived as war hits Kurdish enclave

Afrin residents say Syrian 'curse' has arrived as war hits Kurdish enclave

Incursion into border enclave splits conflict into new direction for already displaced refugeesWhen war reached Afrin last week, it arrived with what its Kurdish residents described as a “curse” that
Zimbabwe tries to retrieve cash smuggled overseas in Mugabe era

Zimbabwe tries to retrieve cash smuggled overseas in Mugabe era

But observers are concerned that anti-corruption drive is cover for faction-fighting within Zanu-PFAuthorities in Zimbabwe have launched a campaign to find and repatriate millions of dollars of cash
Beating the khaki drum: how Australian identity was militarised | Paul Daley

Beating the khaki drum: how Australian identity was militarised | Paul Daley

Becoming a top arms exporter fits neatly into a national narrative that has become hostage to ‘Anzac birthers’ A nation’s capital should be an outward looking place, a city that faces the world to