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Daniel Andrews accuses Dutton of trying to ‘get rise out of people’ over gang comments

Daniel Andrews accuses Dutton of trying to ‘get rise out of people’ over gang comments

Premier says minister’s claim Victorians ‘too scared’ to go out ‘designed to be as controversial as possible’, and criticises Turnbull for rubbishing police Daniel Andrews has criticised the prime
Beak fitness: New Zealand develops roadside gym for endangered keas

Beak fitness: New Zealand develops roadside gym for endangered keas

Conservationists want to stop the birds – dubbed the world’s smartest parrot – from wandering onto roads and begging humans for foodBird experts in New Zealand have designed a special gym for the
Labor MP Michael Danby used taxpayer money for trips to Queensland with wife

Labor MP Michael Danby used taxpayer money for trips to Queensland with wife

Three trips involved no parliamentary business and Danby puts use of public funds down to ‘administrative errors’Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has once again been caught up in in controversy, this
Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before boiling

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before boiling

Government bans the practice of plunging live lobsters into boiling water amid fears the animals can feel painThe Swiss government has ordered an end to the common culinary practice of throwing
Ritz Paris robbery: jewels worth €4.5m seized in armed heist

Ritz Paris robbery: jewels worth €4.5m seized in armed heist

Terrified guests hide in kitchen as masked men wielding axes and knives make off with valuables from display casesFive masked men armed with axes and knives walked into the Ritz hotel in central Paris
Refugee in 'medical emergency’ stranded on Nauru for more than a year

Refugee in 'medical emergency’ stranded on Nauru for more than a year

Doctors believe man’s transfer stalled because he may never be well enough to return to Nauru and Australian has a policy of returning refugees once medical treatment completeA refugee suffering an
Chronicling homelessness: inside our investigation on homeless bus programs

Chronicling homelessness: inside our investigation on homeless bus programs

Our 18-month look into the one-way bus tickets cities use to move their homeless hinged upon finding people to tell their stories. Here’s how we pulled it off Bussed out: how America moves its
Berejiklian was warned negative gearing was raising house prices but 'stood by in silence', Labor says

Berejiklian was warned negative gearing was raising house prices but 'stood by in silence', Labor says

Chris Bowen denounces NSW premier after leaked Treasury documents reveal the then NSW treasurer was advised to push for a review but did notThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, was warned
Giulio Regeni murder: investigators seize tutor’s computer

Giulio Regeni murder: investigators seize tutor’s computer

Italian magistrates also take phone and documents belonging to Cambridge academic who taught murdered student Italian magistrates investigating the murder of Giulio Regeni, the doctoral student who
US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violenceThe US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid
Deadly California mudslide 'like Niagara falls' as hills turn to rivers of debris

Deadly California mudslide 'like Niagara falls' as hills turn to rivers of debris

At least 17 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise, after heavy rains caused a violent mudslide exacerbated by recent wildfire damage The mud cascaded down scorched, blackened
Man accused of fatal Kansas 'swatting' hoax charged in Canada over similar call

Man accused of fatal Kansas 'swatting' hoax charged in Canada over similar call

Calgary police charge Tyler Raj Barriss, 25, over another ‘swatting’ incident in which a bogus emergency call is made to deploy a tactical team to victim’s homeA Los Angeles man accused of making a
Ikea invites customers to 'pee on this ad' to check for pregnancy – and a crib deal

Ikea invites customers to 'pee on this ad' to check for pregnancy – and a crib deal

The Swedish store’s new ad is made of paper which contains similar technology to a pregnancy test – and if it’s positive, the ad reveals a special saleIkea, the Swedish homeware giant, has come up
UK court grants £1m bail to man arrested over Sarkozy-Gaddafi inquiry

UK court grants £1m bail to man arrested over Sarkozy-Gaddafi inquiry

French police seeking Alexandre Djouhri for questioning over alleged financing of presidential election campaign by dictatorA French businessman wanted for questioning in relation to an inquiry into
Republicans retiring in record numbers fuel fears of losing House at midterms

Republicans retiring in record numbers fuel fears of losing House at midterms

The Democrats need to win 25 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and there are now 31 open seats held by RepublicansThe announcement by Congressman Darrell Issa on Wednesday
New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’New York City is seeking to lead the
Father Mícheál Lynch obituary

Father Mícheál Lynch obituary

My uncle, Father Mícheál Lynch, who has died aged 83, was an Irish-born Catholic parish priest who ministered in various parts of the English Midlands for more than 40 years, before retiring in
Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts

Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio bursts

Pulses may be from a neutron star cocooned by a strong magnetic field – though experts are not ruling out more unorthodox explanations such as alien shipsAstronomers appear to be closing in on the
North Korea: Trump promises 'peace through strength' and denies strike plan

North Korea: Trump promises 'peace through strength' and denies strike plan

Trump shrugged off reports suggesting US is considering air strikes, and reportedly expressed openness to talks with Pyongyang ‘at the appropriate time’Donald Trump has promised “peace through
Florida monkeys excreting rare disease that can kill humans, scientists warn

Florida monkeys excreting rare disease that can kill humans, scientists warn

Wildlife agency says free-roaming monkeys at state park are a public health concern, as 30% may have Herpes B that can spread to visitors via bodily fluidsWildlife managers in Florida say they want to