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12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in 'Botox' row

12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in 'Botox' row

Twelve animals disqualified from country’s annual show after receiving injections to improve their poutTwelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest after
Paris on flooding alert as rising Seine causes travel disruption

Paris on flooding alert as rising Seine causes travel disruption

Part of the Louvre museum is closed as the river is forecast to reach 6.1 metres by Saturday – three times its normal heightParisians have been warned to stay away from the river Seine as it continues
Man admits strangling daughter, aged 7, with dressing gown cord

Man admits strangling daughter, aged 7, with dressing gown cord

Antiques dealer Robert Peters allegedly attacked Sophia, who later died, at £1m London homeA prominent antiques dealer has admitted strangling his seven-year-old daughter with a dressing gown
'People will sign anything': how legal odds are stacked against the evicted

'People will sign anything': how legal odds are stacked against the evicted

Evicted tenants in the US often struggle to get an attorney, leaving them at a disadvantage against lawyered-up landlords Since being evicted from her apartment in New York’s Bronx neighborhood in
Remote Amazon tribe hit by mercury crisis, leaked report says

Remote Amazon tribe hit by mercury crisis, leaked report says

Peru’s Health Ministry found shocking contamination among the Nahua, but hasn’t published its full reportAn indigenous people living in one of the remotest parts of the Peruvian Amazon has been struck
Presidents Club being disbanded after charity dinner sexual harassment scandal - Politics live

Presidents Club being disbanded after charity dinner sexual harassment scandal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including calls for Nadhim Zahawi to step down for not reporting what happened at dinnerDavid Meller, organiser of all-male gala
Gunfire follows car bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – video

Gunfire follows car bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – video

The aftermath of a bomb blast outside the Save the Children office in the eastern city of Jalalabad. A government spokesman said 11 people were being treated in hospital for their
New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle uses bike racks to block rough sleepers

New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle uses bike racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks – a clear case of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, say
Asic accuses banks' financial advisers of working against customers' interests

Asic accuses banks' financial advisers of working against customers' interests

Watchdog says advice frequently risked leaving customers in worse financial positionThe financial advice arms of Australia’s biggest banks have come under fire again, with the corporate watchdog
Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Non-GMO and fast-growing, a high-yield bean variety is helping South Sudanese refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoodsSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are being given
Wednesday briefing: Children face no escape from poverty trap

Wednesday briefing: Children face no escape from poverty trap

Benefit freeze is major factor in emerging poverty crisis, says report … Shadow over Phil Neville’s England women’s role … Cape Town running out of waterGood morning. I’m Martin Farrer and these are
French parliament passes law giving citizens the 'right to make mistakes'

French parliament passes law giving citizens the 'right to make mistakes'

Legislation will mean errors allowed in dealings with government but they will be ‘limited to the first mistake’French lawmakers have voted for a flagship article in a new law which will give citizens
Sydney train strike: workers vote to go ahead with 24-hour stoppage on Monday

Sydney train strike: workers vote to go ahead with 24-hour stoppage on Monday

State government launches legal bid to halt industrial action after less than 6% of workers vote to call it offSydney train workers have voted to go ahead with a 24-hour strike on Monday.In a decision
Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

At least six people killed in attack that began with suicide car bomb in JalalabadGunmen stormed the offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 27
Twin car bombs kill dozens outside mosque in Benghazi

Twin car bombs kill dozens outside mosque in Benghazi

Second bomb goes off as residents and medics gather to evacuate wounded after first explosionTwin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of
Bereaved families await justice seven years after Tunisian revolution

Bereaved families await justice seven years after Tunisian revolution

More than 300 died in uprising but there is no list of names and no one is in jail for the attacksSeven years after Tunisia’s revolution, relatives of hundreds of people who died and thousands who
With dissent crushed, Egypt's presidential campaign is a subdued affair

With dissent crushed, Egypt's presidential campaign is a subdued affair

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s re-election seems assured, but his popular support is mutedOutsized posters of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stare down on empty rooms inside the headquarters of a campaign for the
Victorian opposition vows to scrap Safe Schools and teach 'western' principles

Victorian opposition vows to scrap Safe Schools and teach 'western' principles

Matthew Guy’s Coalition says students should not be part of ‘politically correct gender and sexuality agenda’The Victorian opposition says schoolchildren will focus more on reading, writing and maths
Belgium's 'deacon of death' was stressed by house renovation, court hears

Belgium's 'deacon of death' was stressed by house renovation, court hears

Former nurse and Roman Catholic deacon is accused of killing more than 10 people, including his own motherA former nurse and Roman Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people at a clinic in
Brazil yellow fever crisis: dozens dead as São Paulo closes city gardens and zoo

Brazil yellow fever crisis: dozens dead as São Paulo closes city gardens and zoo

Health officials plan to vaccinate millions as cases of yellow fever rise during the Southern Hemisphere rainy seasonSão Paulo closed its zoo and botanical gardens Tuesday as a yellow fever outbreak