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Nicaragua's toppling 'trees' strike ominous note for Daniel Ortega's rule

Nicaragua's toppling 'trees' strike ominous note for Daniel Ortega's rule

The metal sculptures were meant to beautify cityscapes but for protesters they came to symbolise a revolutionary who lost touchWhen protesters flooded the streets of Managua this week, their anger
The 20 photographs of the week

The 20 photographs of the week

The Korean summit, the Bill Cosby verdict, the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and demonstrations in Gaza – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Australia sending plane to monitor North Korean ships' 'illicit trade'

Australia sending plane to monitor North Korean ships' 'illicit trade'

P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft will look for ship-to-ship transfers of goods prohibited under UN sanctions• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonAustralia will send a
'Cold noodles are peace symbol': summit to savour for euphoric Koreans

'Cold noodles are peace symbol': summit to savour for euphoric Koreans

In a Seoul restaurant, hungry patrons are excited about the prospect of harmony on the peninsulaBy the end of the historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea on Friday, aside from
Alfie Evans dies after withdrawal of life support

Alfie Evans dies after withdrawal of life support

Parents of boy with rare degenerative brain disease say they are heartbroken after his death in hospital A 23-month-old boy with a rare degenerative brain disease, who was at the centre of a
'He’s very sorry': how a 12-year-old tricked his family and ran away to Bali

'He’s very sorry': how a 12-year-old tricked his family and ran away to Bali

Sydney woman hits out at loopholes that let her son travel unchallengedDrew had already made two attempts to run away from his home in Sydney to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.Just a few months
'Call from God': American pro-lifer's role in Alfie Evans battle

'Call from God': American pro-lifer's role in Alfie Evans battle

Catholic fundamentalists have been advising Alfie’s parents and arranged for medical experts to assess terminally ill childWithin days of the death of 11-month-old Charlie Gard last July, a Christian
‘I was reunited with my long-lost family on Oprah’

‘I was reunited with my long-lost family on Oprah’

Clemantine Wamariya was separated from her family in the Rwandan genocide; 12 years later she was invited to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show...I t was an event that could easily have passed in an
North Korea hails 'new milestone' and credits Kim with summit success

North Korea hails 'new milestone' and credits Kim with summit success

The meetings between North and South opens the way for reconciliation and peace, says Pyongyang’s news agencyNorth Korea has hailed its summit with the South as “new milestone” in the history of the
Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Donald Trump's lawyer put on hold

Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Donald Trump's lawyer put on hold

Criminal proceedings against Michael Cohen following FBI raids leads judge to postpone porn actor’s lawsuit by three monthsThe lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer
Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

Researchers believe the 140 children were sacrificed 550 years ago by the Chimú civilisation as floods ravaged the coastlineArchaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could
Offending bankers will be brought to account, Malcolm Turnbull says

Offending bankers will be brought to account, Malcolm Turnbull says

Prime minister wants financial advice given in plain language and conversations with customers recorded• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Malcolm Turnbull wants
Banking royal commission piles up the heat on AMP chairman and board

Banking royal commission piles up the heat on AMP chairman and board

There is talk that AMP will hold a crisis meeting on Sunday and Catherine Brenner could be asked to resign• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The pressure on AMP’s
Parole Board reform unveiled after John Worboys controversy

Parole Board reform unveiled after John Worboys controversy

Victims will be able to challenge decisions under measures announced by justice secretaryVictims of crime will be able to challenge Parole Board decisions for the first time under measures being
Rare breed: goat farming one of few jobs where women earn more than men

Rare breed: goat farming one of few jobs where women earn more than men

Analysis shows women outearned men in only 107 occupations in 2015-16, compared with 1,072 where men earned more• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Julie Cameron owns
US-EU operation deals blow to Isis propaganda machine

US-EU operation deals blow to Isis propaganda machine

Takedown hits outlets including Amaq, used to broadcast attack claims and spread propagandaEuropean and US law enforcement teams have disabled the key communications channels of the Islamic State
Trump and Merkel tried – and failed – to hide their differences in Washington

Trump and Merkel tried – and failed – to hide their differences in Washington

After the French president’s warm visit, the frosty atmosphere was clear as the US and German leaders discussed Nato and IranDonald Trump and Angela Merkel worked hard to present a united front on
Donald Trump: US won't be played in North Korea talks – video

Donald Trump: US won't be played in North Korea talks – video

Donald Trump says the US will 'not be played' when engaging in talks with North Korea. The US president said he was hopeful of making a deal with Kim Jong-un but, under previous administrations, the
Al Gore warns worst of climate change will be felt by black and poor people

Al Gore warns worst of climate change will be felt by black and poor people

Speaking at a memorial to the victims of lynching, the former vice-president warned of the disproportionate impacts of global warmingAl Gore, the former US vice-president turned climate change
Three dead and hundreds injured as Israeli troops open fire on Gaza border

Three dead and hundreds injured as Israeli troops open fire on Gaza border

Action against Palestinian protesters flares hours after UN criticism of IsraelIsraeli troops have shot dead three protesters along the Gaza border, hours after the United Nations human rights chief