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Most voters want Turnbull government to tax more and reduce inequality, poll finds

Most voters want Turnbull government to tax more and reduce inequality, poll finds

Only 11% in poll wanted lower public spending, less tax revenue and more inequality • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning Almost two-thirds of voters want the government to tax more,
North Korea: Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un over Easter, Trump confirms

North Korea: Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un over Easter, Trump confirms

CIA director travelled to North Korea for clandestine meeting with Kim to lay groundwork for direct talks with Donald TrumpMike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, had a secret meeting with Kim Jong-un

Animal welfare group condemns performing bear at Russian football match – video

Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian football match.The bear, named Tima, was brought out before a third-tier match on Saturday in Pyatigorsk. Footage
Armed forces facing biggest shortfall in staff for a decade - report

Armed forces facing biggest shortfall in staff for a decade - report

National Audit Office says five years needed to close gap, with shortage of intelligence analystsThe armed forces are experiencing their biggest staffing shortfall for a decade, including a
Each Brexit scenario will leave Britain worse off, study finds

Each Brexit scenario will leave Britain worse off, study finds

Global Future finds Theresa May’s preferred bespoke deal would cost £615m a week Each of the government’s four Brexit scenarios, including a bespoke deal, would leave Britain poorer and cost the
Scientists unveil new tool in fight against US coastline erosion – video report

Scientists unveil new tool in fight against US coastline erosion – video report

Scientists working on solutions to fight the decades of erosion suffered by Louisiana's coastline have unveiled a new tool: an enormous replica of the Mississippi river. The model will help scientists
Kansas men aimed to kill as many Somalis as possible in terror plot, prosecutor says

Kansas men aimed to kill as many Somalis as possible in terror plot, prosecutor says

Three were charged with plotting to target Muslim immigrants Goal was to ‘slaughter every man, woman and child’, attorney saysThree men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western
Powerful aged care watchdog created after nursing home scandals

Powerful aged care watchdog created after nursing home scandals

Australia’s aged care system overhaul merges agencies for ‘responsive one-stop shop’• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe federal government will set up a powerful new watchdog as part
US plans to move American detained without charge in Iraq to third country

US plans to move American detained without charge in Iraq to third country

ACLU to challenge ‘forcible rendering’ of unnamed US citizen, held by US military in Iraq for seven months after capture by Syrian rebelsAn American citizen who has been held without charge in Iraq
US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Arms control experts have signed a statement warning international constraints will expire in 2021 unless a new nuclear deal is reachedThe US and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be unconstrained
Fox News gives Sean Hannity 'full support' over Michael Cohen revelation

Fox News gives Sean Hannity 'full support' over Michael Cohen revelation

Fox star defended Trump lawyer without disclosing his own tiesNetwork says it was unaware of Hannity’s relationship with CohenFox News gave Sean Hannity its “full support” on Tuesday, a day after the
Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

Announcement after arrest of two black men for ‘trespassing’Training for 175,000 workers on the afternoon of 29 MayStarbucks has moved to try to resolve the uproar over the arrest of two black men at
French man becomes first person to have two face transplants

French man becomes first person to have two face transplants

Jérôme Hamon’s first transplant in 2010 was eventually rejected‘I feel very well in myself. I can’t wait to get rid of all this’A French man is recovering in a Paris hospital after becoming the first
Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in battle against Telegram app

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in battle against Telegram app

Edward Snowden voices support for founder as authorities try to shut down messaging serviceRussia’s internet watchdog has blocked an estimated 16m IP addresses in a massive operation against the
Sinclair TV boss donated to Gianforte, congressman who attacked reporter

Sinclair TV boss donated to Gianforte, congressman who attacked reporter

Robert E Smith, who co-controls broadcaster, has given more than $10,000 to Montana Republican who assaulted Guardian journalist One of the brothers who control Sinclair Broadcasting has donated more
Destruction in Douma – latest images from the Syria conflict

Destruction in Douma – latest images from the Syria conflict

Images from eastern Ghouta taken after Syrian forces reportedly defeated opposition fighters in the area Continue reading...
Turnbull's national energy guarantee could have 'no meaningful emission reduction'

Turnbull's national energy guarantee could have 'no meaningful emission reduction'

Research says additional 9,271MW of wind and solar required to deliver the Neg emissions reduction targetThe Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee will deliver no meaningful emissions
Letters, photos and a diary: a first world war soldier's suitcase of souvenirs – in pictures

Letters, photos and a diary: a first world war soldier's suitcase of souvenirs – in pictures

After serving on the western front, private Mick Ward from Bairnsdale in Victoria placed the memorabilia of his war into a small brown suitcase. Almost a century later, its contents – photos, letters
Matthew Mellon: billionaire banking heir dies aged 54

Matthew Mellon: billionaire banking heir dies aged 54

Mellon reportedly was attending a rehabilitation center in Mexico to deal with an admitted opioid dependency Billionaire banking heir and transatlantic personality Matthew Mellon has died at 54,
Southwest passenger dies after being partially sucked out of window

Southwest passenger dies after being partially sucked out of window

Plane makes emergency landing in Philadelphia after debris from exploded engine smashes window at 32,000 feetA woman has died after she was partially sucked out of a window on a Southwest Airlines