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Tasmanian Liberals vow to restore anti-protest laws struck down by high court

Tasmanian Liberals vow to restore anti-protest laws struck down by high court

Laws banning protest were overturned following legal challenge by Bob BrownThe Tasmanian Liberal government has promised to introduce new anti-protest laws to replace those struck out by the high
The Lemon festival in Menton – in pictures

The Lemon festival in Menton – in pictures

Since its start in 1933 as a fruit show, the festival on the French Riviera has grown into an internationally renowned event, drawing about 160,000 visitors to a joyful fruity gathering every year
Dublin's dead men walking: 29 on death list in brutal gangland war

Dublin's dead men walking: 29 on death list in brutal gangland war

Police say no end in sight to fight over drug trade by rival gangs loyal to Christy Kinahan and Gerry HutchIn the most violent gangland feud in Irish criminal history they are Dublin’s dead men
Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

Alexander Krushelnitsky tests positive for meldoniumSet to be stripped of mixed curling bronze, won with wife Related: What is meldonium and why did Maria Sharapova take it? The Russian curler
Venezuela's new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency?

Venezuela's new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency?

Some analysts see the ‘petro’ as a desperate move to secure cash amid an economic meltdown brought about by President Nicolás Maduro’s policies Is Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency an ingenious plan to
'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

Italy’s refugee crisis has reached its peak in Rome, where thousands of migrants are being evicted from squatting in the city’s abandoned buildingsMobile phones lie idle, drawers dangle from chests
Born by torchlight: living without power in Benin – in pictures

Born by torchlight: living without power in Benin – in pictures

For 300 people in the Beninese village of Kokahoue, life without electricity is a daily reality, forcing midwives to deliver babies using lamps and torches. French photographer Pascal Maitre, winner
Country diary 1968: should diarists 'meddle in politics'?

Country diary 1968: should diarists 'meddle in politics'?

24 February 1968 Some think we must confine ourselves to babbling o’ green fields and to kidding our readers that all is well in those fieldsMACHYNLLETH: Recently in this diary (see below) I deplored
Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Pupils at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school criticise ‘divisive’ president amid plans for national walkout in support of gun controlsStudents who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have
Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

President Adama Barrow announces that he wants to abolish executions in his countryGambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the
Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Club of French-speaking countries needs total overhaul, says novelist Alain MabanckouAlain Mabanckou, the acclaimed Congolese writer, has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s project to boost French speaking
Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Slovakian court dismisses Andrej Babiš claim he was wrongly identified as a former agentOnly the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman’s horizon as he signed up as
SA Best gambling policy 'deal-maker and deal-breaker', Nick Xenophon says

SA Best gambling policy 'deal-maker and deal-breaker', Nick Xenophon says

Package includes cutting poker machine numbers from 12,100 to 8,100 by 2023Support for SA Best’s gambling reform package will be “both a deal-maker and a deal-breaker” should the party win the balance
Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade

Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade

Prime minister joined a crowd of 25,000 in Auckland and called for more support for LGBTI people with mental health problemsJacinda Ardern has become the first New Zealand prime minister to walk in

'Sorcery' attacks in Papua New Guinea's highlands – in pictures

Sanguma is a Papua New Guinean word meaning black magic or sorcery. If something unwanted occurs in a village, people, most commonly women, are often accused of committing black magic, or of being a
Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

Former PM links ‘rate of immigration’ to ‘stagnant wages, unaffordable housing, clogged infrastructure’ Tony Abbott has seized on Peter Dutton’s claim that Australia needs to cut its migration intake

Stars turn out in black in solidarity with Time's Up movement at Baftas - video

The Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and bullying dominated the night at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. Actress Joanna Lumley opened with a monologue, praising the 'determination to
Brazilian football match abandoned after mass brawl and nine red cards

Brazilian football match abandoned after mass brawl and nine red cards

Derby between Vitoria and Bahia called off after a punch-up between players from both sidesA Brazilian football match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday after
Nationals' Michael McCormack dodges question on his support for Barnaby Joyce

Nationals' Michael McCormack dodges question on his support for Barnaby Joyce

McCormack is considered most likely person to command majority support if Joyce quits or faces challengeNationals MP Michael McCormack has dodged questions about whether he supports Barnaby Joyce
Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister – I know, I am her son

Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister – I know, I am her son

After Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, some questioned how she would cope. They should look at Pakistan’s late leader The news about Jacinda Ardern struck a nerve with my sisters and I. It is