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Dreamers deadline to pass unnoticed as immigration reform stalls in Congress

Dreamers deadline to pass unnoticed as immigration reform stalls in Congress

Supreme court decision on Daca removes urgency on Capitol Hill‘We’re worried that people are going to forget about the Dreamers’Opinion: Dreamers must be protected – as Indigenous Peoples were notFor
Italy's election: who will win and why does it matter?

Italy's election: who will win and why does it matter?

What could the result of the poll be, and what will it mean for the country and the EU?Europe’s fourth largest economy goes to the polls on Sunday 4 March under a new and untested electoral law, for a
UK moves into warmer weather but flooding risk increases

UK moves into warmer weather but flooding risk increases

Environment Agency issues 16 flood warnings and 35 flood alerts as country thaws outThe cold snap, in which the UK has been hit by hazardous conditions and freezing temperatures, is coming to an end.
Spanish navy captain dies in Antarctica after falling overboard

Spanish navy captain dies in Antarctica after falling overboard

Body of 53-year-old Javier Montojo Salazar recovered from sea near Livingstone IslandThe commander of a Spanish navy research ship has died in Antarctica after apparently falling overboard.Javier
Russians forced to attend Putin’s star-studded election rally

Russians forced to attend Putin’s star-studded election rally

Tens of thousands strong-armed into attending the event, according to reports Vladimir Putin, flanked by cheering supporters, strode on to a stage in the centre of Moscow’s colossal Luzhniki Stadium
Housing report says migration may need to be cut to preserve quality of life

Housing report says migration may need to be cut to preserve quality of life

Grattan Institute says population policy needed that will set ‘appropriate’ level of migrationOne of Australia’s most respected thinktanks has weighed into the population growth debate, saying the
Merkel secures fourth term in power after SPD backs coalition deal

Merkel secures fourth term in power after SPD backs coalition deal

Social Democrats’ vote for ‘grand coalition’ with conservatives ends months of uncertainty Angela Merkel has secured her fourth term in power after Germany’s Social Democratic party (SPD) agreed to
Kidnap, rape, escape… then a family: the tale of Eunice and Bosco

Kidnap, rape, escape… then a family: the tale of Eunice and Bosco

In an extract from her book A Moonless, Starless Sky, Alexis Okeowo tells the story of a child soldier and a kidnapped schoolgirl in Uganda – and, below, talks about changing perceptions of AfricaThe
Italy goes to the polls after divisive election campaign

Italy goes to the polls after divisive election campaign

Poll may confirm rise of populist parties and re-establish Silvio Berlusconi as a dominant forceItalians are heading to the polls today to vote in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one
‘Tipping point’: Americans organizing more than ever after Florida shooting

‘Tipping point’: Americans organizing more than ever after Florida shooting

Outraged by their country’s mass shooting epidemic, gun reform groups say they have seen a leap in members and in activity Americans outraged by their country’s mass shooting epidemic appear to be
Jaguars killed for fangs to supply growing Chinese medicine trade

Jaguars killed for fangs to supply growing Chinese medicine trade

Demand from Chinese workers raises demand for skin and body parts of endangered speciesConservationists who have uncovered a growing illegal trade in jaguar fangs in South America are linking it to
Labor sticking with pokies ban despite Tasmania election loss, Rebecca White says

Labor sticking with pokies ban despite Tasmania election loss, Rebecca White says

Opposition leader says true believers can hold their heads up after ALP picked up three seatsThe Tasmanian Labor leader, Rebecca White, insists her party will not resile from its promise to phase out
Barnaby Joyce attacks media intrusion and casts doubt on paternity of partner's child

Barnaby Joyce attacks media intrusion and casts doubt on paternity of partner's child

Former deputy PM says biological father of child he is expecting with Vikki Campion is ‘a grey area’Barnaby Joyce has publicly cast doubt on the paternity of the child his former staffer and now
'I'm born to do this': Condemned by caste, India's sewer cleaners risk death daily

'I'm born to do this': Condemned by caste, India's sewer cleaners risk death daily

Hundreds of thousands of Indians still make their living as scavengers, emptying dry toilets by hand, or cleaning septic tanks without protectionJust before 7am one morning in Mumbai, three men
'Maybe we'll give that a shot': Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping's power grab

'Maybe we'll give that a shot': Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping's power grab

US president says it is ‘great’ that the Chinese premier has paved the way to become president for life Donald Trump has celebrated Xi Jinping’s bid to shepherd China back into an era of one-man
MH370: search for missing plane 'to end in June'

MH370: search for missing plane 'to end in June'

Texas-based company Ocean Infinity is conducting a ‘no find, no fee’ search for the plane in the southern Indian oceanThe search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a US company will likely end in
'Turn back the float!': Cher, the Mardi Gras and when the personal gets political

'Turn back the float!': Cher, the Mardi Gras and when the personal gets political

Marriage equality is far from the ‘final issue’ for those at the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras paradeThe humid evening draws in and Oxford Street is full of people. I walk up
Eight signs that Xi Jinping was planning to cement his grip on China

Eight signs that Xi Jinping was planning to cement his grip on China

Abolishing term limits is the culmination of a campaign of control waged since he became president in 2012China’s abolition of term limits for the president, which will pave the way for Xi Jinping to
Labor signals plan to dump 'punitive' work for the dole program

Labor signals plan to dump 'punitive' work for the dole program

Ed Husic tells ABC there are questions over safety and effectiveness of expanded schemeEd Husic has said that work for the dole is “punishing people for not being in work” rather than helping them
The absolutism of their culture war has made compromise impossible for Brexiters | Nick Cohen

The absolutism of their culture war has made compromise impossible for Brexiters | Nick Cohen

Mocking liberals is easy for the Tory ultras but a workable plan for how to govern is far too boringCulture wars are endless because their participants enjoy them so. It’s fun, if you are on the