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Isis crushed in Iraq and Syria, says Theresa May

Isis crushed in Iraq and Syria, says Theresa May

UK prime minister tells British forces in Cyprus that Islamic State no longer holds any significant territory in either countryIslamic State has been crushed in Iraq and Syria, Theresa May has said.
Alaskan wonderland with a Twin Peaks flipside: North Pole in the spotlight

Alaskan wonderland with a Twin Peaks flipside: North Pole in the spotlight

It’s Christmas all year round in this festive fantasia, which attracts 500,000 letters to Santa a year. Just don’t ask about the black market for drugsOpportunism comes with bells on at this Alaskan
Flinders Street crash: nine victims are foreign nationals

Flinders Street crash: nine victims are foreign nationals

Three people still critical, including two South Koreans, as alleged driver of car that ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne is released from hospital Three people, including two South Korean
Hit Brazilian music video touches nerve over race, sexist abuse and inequality

Hit Brazilian music video touches nerve over race, sexist abuse and inequality

Anitta’s hit Vai Malandra, shot by Terry Richardson and viewed more than 31m times on YouTube, prompts accusations of cultural appropriationThe video for the latest hit from the Brazilian pop
'An employer? No, we have a master': the Sikhs secretly exploited in Italy | Daniela Sala

'An employer? No, we have a master': the Sikhs secretly exploited in Italy | Daniela Sala

After years of arduous, badly paid work in the fields of southern Italy, Singh reported his employer to the police. But in a country where justice moves at a glacial pace, abused migrant workers have
Christmas in London: then and now – in pictures

Christmas in London: then and now – in pictures

Photographer Christopher Ratcliffe has digitally merged the past with the present in a series of Christmas images. From sandbags in Selfridges in 1939 to Santa Claus at a Holborn bus stop in 1960, the
Victorian woman loses legal bid to stop children from receiving measles vaccinations

Victorian woman loses legal bid to stop children from receiving measles vaccinations

Supreme court finds magistrate who made the original order had the power to make decision ‘in the best interests of the child’A Victorian woman has lost a legal bid to stop her three children from
Peru president Pablo Kuczynski survives bid to impeach him

Peru president Pablo Kuczynski survives bid to impeach him

Vote comes after it emerged Kuczynski hid ties with Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction firm facing corruption allegations in 12 countriesPeru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has escaped being
Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page accused academics who twice failed his PhD of bias

Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page accused academics who twice failed his PhD of bias

Page’s ‘verbose’ and ‘vague’ thesis was failed twice at University of LondonCompared treatment to Russian oligarch sent to Siberian prison by PutinCarter Page, Donald Trump’s former foreign policy
New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki same legal rights as a person

New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki same legal rights as a person

The sacred mountain in the North Island is the third geographic feature in the country to be granted a ‘legal personality’Mount Taranaki in New Zealand is to be granted the same legal rights as a
Europe rebuked for removing Afghans to one of world's most dangerous countries

Europe rebuked for removing Afghans to one of world's most dangerous countries

Sweden and Germany at forefront of rise in refused asylum seekers being sent back since EU agreed aid package for countryBritain and other European nations are under increasing pressure to explain why
Christmas countdown fuels debate over location of St Nicholas's grave

Christmas countdown fuels debate over location of St Nicholas's grave

Theologians say his remains are in Italy but Turkish officials say they are under St Nicholas church in Antalya where he lived The real hometown of Santa Claus is nothing like the North Pole. It is a
Drivers urged to avoid 'Frantic Friday' Christmas traffic peak

Drivers urged to avoid 'Frantic Friday' Christmas traffic peak

More than 1 million motorists are expected to clog up UK roads on the last working day before the festive breakDrivers have been warned to leave before lunchtime on “Frantic Friday” to avoid the worst
'Welcome to prison': winter hits in one of Greece's worst refugee camps

'Welcome to prison': winter hits in one of Greece's worst refugee camps

Patience is running out on Lesbos, where thousands live in the packed Moria camp, but the government is finally taking actionHigh in the hills of the Greek island of Lesbos, in a former military camp
Japan boosts defence budget to record levels with eye on North Korea

Japan boosts defence budget to record levels with eye on North Korea

Shinzo Abe’s plan includes missile systems to launch a pre-emptive strike, a move critics say violates the constitutionJapan’s government has approved a record defence budget, with money earmarked for
A lump of coal - metaphor for a wretched year for Malcolm Turnbull | Peter Lewis

A lump of coal - metaphor for a wretched year for Malcolm Turnbull | Peter Lewis

A prime minister captive to his conservative base has proved incapable of leading the nation forward. 2018 will show how this will play out politicallyThe moment that summed up the political year 2017
Northern Territory government condemned over mine's huge toxic dump

Northern Territory government condemned over mine's huge toxic dump

Environmental groups ask whether government can ever adequately regulate the Macarthur River Mine, after reactive waste rock was dumped in wrong placeThe Northern Territory government’s claim that no
Liberals' Jim Molan declared NSW senator by high court

Liberals' Jim Molan declared NSW senator by high court

He replaces Fiona Nash, who was disqualified for having dual citizenshipRetired major general and Liberal candidate Jim Molan can now take his seat in the Senate after the high court declared he has
'Madam Brexit': Theresa May smiles as translator gets her name wrong

'Madam Brexit': Theresa May smiles as translator gets her name wrong

British prime minister was in Warsaw for talks with her Polish counterpart when the slip up happenedBritish prime minister Theresa May was left smirking at a press conference with her Polish
Lorde considering cancelling Israel concert after backlash from fans

Lorde considering cancelling Israel concert after backlash from fans

Singer responds to open letter asking her not to play in Tel Aviv as a protest against Israel’s occupation of PalestinePop star Lorde is considering cancelling a planned concert in Israel after facing