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Hot weather has Victoria and South Australia sweltering

Hot weather has Victoria and South Australia sweltering

Melbourne and Geelong forecast to reach 39C as total fire bans declared for parts of SAAuthorities in Victoria and South Australia are urging people to behave sensibly and watch out for vulnerable
Coalition still lagging in polls as jobs figures fail to inspire voters

Coalition still lagging in polls as jobs figures fail to inspire voters

Government’s primary vote rises one point to 34%, but Labor still leading 52% to 48% on two-party-preferred basis The Turnbull government has been spruiking the nation’s strong employment growth over
Donald Trump says he might sign back up to a revamped Paris accord

Donald Trump says he might sign back up to a revamped Paris accord

US president says he would consider signing a ‘completely different’ climate deal – while wrongly suggesting polar ice has not been recedingPresident Donald Trump would be willing to sign the US back
Climbers rescue French woman stranded on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

Climbers rescue French woman stranded on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

Bad weather forces team to abandon search for mountaineer’s Polish companion on Nanga Parbat Elite climbers have scaled the treacherous slopes of Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain” in pitch darkness in an
From the Observer archive: Robert Kennedy at the Oxford Union, 28 January 1967

From the Observer archive: Robert Kennedy at the Oxford Union, 28 January 1967

The senator addresses students on the possibilities of peace in the Vietnam warSenator Robert Kennedy said at Oxford yesterday that the next three or four weeks could be “critical” in the attempt to
Back to the darkroom: young fans reject digital to revive classic film camera

Back to the darkroom: young fans reject digital to revive classic film camera

Photographers relish the return of 35mm film and a crowdfunded SLR camera in a medium they say has more ‘soul’ than digitalFirst it was vinyl LPs. Then more recently, it was the turn of audio
Turkey’s attack on Syrian Kurds could overturn the entire region | Gareth Stansfield

Turkey’s attack on Syrian Kurds could overturn the entire region | Gareth Stansfield

The new front is not just a local conflict: it could lead to a broader Kurdish revolt that redraws the map. The west must finally decide what it wants to achieve in the Middle East or other players
A desire for vengeance is human but checks the pursuit of proper justice | Kenan Malik

A desire for vengeance is human but checks the pursuit of proper justice | Kenan Malik

In sentencing Larry Nassar, the doctor who abused US gymnasts, the judge crossed an ethical lineTwo court cases last week, on either side of the Atlantic, helped illuminate the tensions in our
Syrian rebels gamble on Turkish alliance to fight Kurds and Assad

Syrian rebels gamble on Turkish alliance to fight Kurds and Assad

Ankara is retraining a core of fighters to wage its own war against Isis and Kurdish expansionThe young rebel from Idlib rolled down his sock to reveal a deep, blackened gash, a grim memento of weeks
Tasmania election: Will Hodgman says Liberals will 'govern alone or not at all'

Tasmania election: Will Hodgman says Liberals will 'govern alone or not at all'

Premier rules out prospect of governing in minority if his party loses more than two seats Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman has called a state election for 3 March, with a proposal to scrap poker
What happened to the Fair Go? Liberals' propaganda arm silent since August

What happened to the Fair Go? Liberals' propaganda arm silent since August

Website has been dormant since Andrew Hirst took over Liberal party reinsWhen the Liberal party’s own news publication, the Fair Go, was launched in June, the then acting federal director Andrew Bragg
Puigdemont could return to Catalonia in attempt to retake office

Puigdemont could return to Catalonia in attempt to retake office

Fugitive ex-president’s party says he will seek legal go-ahead to attend investiture debateThe fugitive former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could return to the region this week in an attempt to
Denmark split as row over teenage Facebook sex video widens

Denmark split as row over teenage Facebook sex video widens

Move to prosecute 1,000 people who shared explicit footage three years ago sparks online debateThe two teenagers at the centre of the Facebook sex video case dividing Denmark are deeply unhappy at a
Anger at Met’s choice of Hillsborough QC for Rashan Charles inquest

Anger at Met’s choice of Hillsborough QC for Rashan Charles inquest

John Beggs, who attempted to show Liverpool fans contributed to football disaster, has been hired for death-in-custody caseThe barrister who represented the police in their attempt to show that
Israel criticises Poland over draft Holocaust legislation

Israel criticises Poland over draft Holocaust legislation

Lower house passes bill outlawing phrases such as ‘Polish death camps’ Israeli leaders have attacked pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with
Sex and the City: life as a hostess in London’s gilded halls

Sex and the City: life as a hostess in London’s gilded halls

In the wake of the Presidents Club scandal, a 19-year-old relives an evening she would rather forget serving guests at a City banquetThe job looked good on paper – serving guests at an exclusive
Trump ally Steve Wynn out as Republican finance chair after sexual misconduct report

Trump ally Steve Wynn out as Republican finance chair after sexual misconduct report

Casino mogul and donor was subject of Wall Street Journal reportRNC chair spoke to president before accepting resignationCasino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chair of the Republican
Trump's state of the union speech aims to present him as a great unifier

Trump's state of the union speech aims to present him as a great unifier

The president’s speech ‘will make clear that all groups are benefiting under this presidency,’ a White House official saidDonald Trump will reach across the aisle with a tone of “bipartisanship” when
National Audit Office to investigate East Coast rail 'bailout'

National Audit Office to investigate East Coast rail 'bailout'

Watchdog to look at decision to allow Virgin and Stagecoach to hand back franchise early A controversial decision to allow two companies to hand back a rail franchise three years early is to be
Equatorial Guinea says it will protect former Gambian leader

Equatorial Guinea says it will protect former Gambian leader

The former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh is living in exile in Equatorial Guinea The president of Equatorial Guinea has pledged to protect the former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who is living in