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56,000 people flee as Philippines volcano spews lava – video

The Philippines' most active volcano has started spewing fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes as 56,000 villagers flee to evacuation centres. Lava fountains gushed 700 metres (2,300ft)
Cape Town told to cut water use or face losing supply by 12 April

Cape Town told to cut water use or face losing supply by 12 April

Residents will have to queue for daily rations unless they drastically reduce consumption Cape Town residents may lose piped water to their homes within two months if they do not act to counter the
'Bizarre overreach': charities fear regulator wants to control their spending

'Bizarre overreach': charities fear regulator wants to control their spending

Controversial new commissioner Gary Johns is pushing for new powers that charities say are ‘absurd’ The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has pushed for new powers to regulate
Trump to invite France's Macron for administration's first official state visit

Trump to invite France's Macron for administration's first official state visit

Trump is first US president in decades not to hold showy ceremony during his first year in officeDonald Trump will invite the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on the first state visit of the Trump
US-led coalition strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria

US-led coalition strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria

Strikes near As Shafah come as the US urged Turkey to focus on fighting Isis and show restraint in its campaign against Kurdish forces The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has said it has
Sweden calls on China to release detained bookseller Gui Minhai

Sweden calls on China to release detained bookseller Gui Minhai

Sweden’s foreign minister says her country takes “a very serious view” of Gui’s detention as he travelled to Beijing for a medical examination Sweden has called on China to immediately free missing
MP calls for tougher laws after women 'groped' at men-only charity gala

MP calls for tougher laws after women 'groped' at men-only charity gala

Equalities chair says act needs ‘real teeth’ after allegations about men-only eventThe chair of the parliamentary committee on women and equalities, Maria Miller MP, has suggested strengthening the
Ursula K Le Guin, sci-fi and fantasy author, dies aged 88

Ursula K Le Guin, sci-fi and fantasy author, dies aged 88

The multi award-winning writer of The Left Hand of Darkness and A Wizard of Earthsea has died at her home in Portland, Oregon Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the
Massacres and protest: Australia Day's undeniable history

Massacres and protest: Australia Day's undeniable history

The 26 January debate started with Indigenous people wanting the brutal past acknowledgedOn 26 January 1838, a group of mounted police under the instruction of the colonial government led a surprise
Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet

Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet

Conservatives to join Sebastian Piñera, who campaigned as centristNew interior minister was vocal supporter of Pinochet’s dictatorship Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian
Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Exoplanets orbiting Trappist-1 have thrilled astronomers since their discovery last year thanks to their Earth-like potential to harbor water Scientists have identified two planets circling round a
Tax slips don't lie? Shakira under investigation for tax evasion

Tax slips don't lie? Shakira under investigation for tax evasion

The Colombian singer, who switched residences in 2015 from the Bahamas to Barcelona, allegedly failed to pay income taxes in Spain Judicial authorities in Spain say Shakira is under investigation for
Rex Tillerson: Russia responsible for Syria chemical attacks – video

Rex Tillerson: Russia responsible for Syria chemical attacks – video

Russia bears the ultimate responsibility for suspected chemical weapons attacks committed by the Syrian regime, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has said. Tillerson’s comments came a day
Police hunt for Bankstown shooter after lawyer killed at Sydney cafe

Police hunt for Bankstown shooter after lawyer killed at Sydney cafe

Criminal lawyer Ho Ledinh was shot three times outside shopping centreForensics officers have worked through the night at the scene of a daylight shooting in Sydney’s southwest, where a prominent
Labour intervenes in council housing plan dispute

Labour intervenes in council housing plan dispute

National executive committee asks Haringey to rethink schemeLabour has taken the unprecedented decision to ask one of its London councils to rethink its controversial plans for a public-private
Morning mail: US attorney general questioned over Russian meddling

Morning mail: US attorney general questioned over Russian meddling

Wednesday: Jeff Sessions has faced special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in 2016 election. Plus: Trans-Pacific Partnership revivedGood morning, this is Eleanor
New York City sues 'Big Pharma' for $500m for fueling opioid epidemic

New York City sues 'Big Pharma' for $500m for fueling opioid epidemic

Lawsuit joins more than 60 others filed across the US against makers of prescription painkillers for ‘peddling dangerous drugs’New York City on Tuesday sued the makers of prescription painkillers such
Rex Tillerson: Russia bears responsibility for Syria chemical attacks

Rex Tillerson: Russia bears responsibility for Syria chemical attacks

US secretary of state says Russia ‘shielding’ Syrian ally, amid reports of fresh gas attackRussia bears the ultimate responsibility for suspected chemical weapons attacks committed by the Syrian
Trans-Pacific Partnership revived after 11 nations agree to trade deal – without US

Trans-Pacific Partnership revived after 11 nations agree to trade deal – without US

Canada coaxed back after lobbying by Japan and Australia, while door left open for WashingtonThe Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which had been on life support since Donald Trump’s withdrawal of
CIA chief draws new 'red line' on North Korea nuclear buildup

CIA chief draws new 'red line' on North Korea nuclear buildup

Mike Pompeo hints that the ability to fire multiple ICBMs at continental US would be Trump’s threshold for military actionThe CIA director, Mike Pompeo, has said that the Trump administration is