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Norwegian herder ordered to put down dozens of reindeer in controversial cull

Norwegian herder ordered to put down dozens of reindeer in controversial cull

Sami herder claims cull is infringement of indigenous rights, but Oslo says policy is needed to prevent overgrazing of fragile tundra landscape Days before Rudolph and his team set off with Santa’s
Boris Johnson tells Russia: we will retaliate against cyber-attacks

Boris Johnson tells Russia: we will retaliate against cyber-attacks

Foreign secretary flies to Moscow with message that he wants the UK and Russia to work together, but misuse of cyberspace will not be toleratedBoris Johnson will deliver a warning to the Kremlin that
Indigenous minister under fire over funding for remote housing

Indigenous minister under fire over funding for remote housing

Western and South Australia want Nigel Scullion to focus on renewing funding deal rather than home ownership targetsFunding to address overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities should take
Lithuania calls on EU to stop adjusting clocks for daylight savings

Lithuania calls on EU to stop adjusting clocks for daylight savings

Advisor to the prime minister says discussions will start with the EU about whether daylight saving is ‘still relevant’Lithuania has said that it would push the European Union to abolish its law on
Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

Announcement by Marise Payne comes after Iraqi PM’s declaration earlier this month of victory over the terrorist groupThe defence minister, Marise Payne, has announced Australia will scale back its
Homeless man who killed mother and son has sentence increased

Homeless man who killed mother and son has sentence increased

Aaron Barley killed Tracey and Pierce Wilkinson at their home in Stourbridge, West Midlands in March Three senior judges have increased the sentence handed down to a homeless man who turned on the

An 'evil act': Victorian premier on Melbourne crash – video

Victoria police acting commissioner, Shane Patton, and Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, speaking to media in Melbourne after a car ploughed into several pedestrians in Melbourne's CBD. Andrews dubs
Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Puppy farming to be targeted in UK government crackdown

Legislation to stop breeders keeping ‘battery dogs’ in appalling conditions will be unveiled in new yearUnethical puppy farming is to be targeted in a new government crackdown against unscrupulous
Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Result a severe blow to the Spanish government which had hoped the vote would halt the push for secessionCatalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections Catalan pro-independence
Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

Senate passes legislation before deadlineImmigration and healthcare issues to remain unresolved until the new yearCongress has averted a shutdown of the federal government, narrowly passing a
Catalonia election: full results

Catalonia election: full results

On Thursday night pro-independence parties secured a renewed majority in the Catalan parliament. Although the pro-union centre-right Citizens were the largest party, the result is a blow to Spanish
Slender Man case: girl who stabbed classmate gets 25-year hospital sentence

Slender Man case: girl who stabbed classmate gets 25-year hospital sentence

Anissa Weier, 16, who said she was mentally ill when she and a friend attacked a fellow 12-year-old, is to be institutionalized until she is 37One of two US schoolgirls who tried to kill a classmate
Melbourne crash: driver in Flinders Street incident cited 'mistreatment of Muslims', police say

Melbourne crash: driver in Flinders Street incident cited 'mistreatment of Muslims', police say

Acting commander says the man who drove into pedestrians was known to have a mental illness but referred to Muslims in informal interview • What we know so far about the Flinder Street incidentThe
South Korea sports centre fire causes at least 29 deaths

South Korea sports centre fire causes at least 29 deaths

Fire department says number of casualties could rise after search of building that houses swimming pool and restaurantsAt least 29 people have died in a fire at a sports centre in the central South
Woman dies after being stabbed in Yorkshire Aldi

Woman dies after being stabbed in Yorkshire Aldi

Staff at Skipton supermarket tackled suspect, a man aged 44, who has been arrested on suspicion of murderA 30-year-old woman has died after she was stabbed in an Aldi supermarket in Skipton, North
'A travesty': Trump censured over UN Jerusalem vote comments

'A travesty': Trump censured over UN Jerusalem vote comments

As UN declares US attempt to have Jerusalem recognised as Israel’s capital void, experts warn Trump’s proposed aid cuts would have devastating consequencesDonald Trump’s threat to withhold US aid from

The moment the UN votes to reject Trump’s position on Jerusalem – video

The United Nations general assembly votes on a resolution denouncing Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution passes by a resounding majority, with just nine
How to settle Virginia's election tie? By drawing names from a bowl (or a hat)

How to settle Virginia's election tie? By drawing names from a bowl (or a hat)

Shelly Simonds and David Yancey received exactly the same number of votes on 7 November, and now the state is compelled to pick a winner by drawing lotsAn election in Virginia is set to be decided by
'We will remember this’: US slams UN Jerusalem vote – video

'We will remember this’: US slams UN Jerusalem vote – video

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaks at an emergency session of the general assembly ahead of a vote criticising Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Haley
Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Unionist Citizens party on course to become largest party but unable to form government‘I voted with my conscience’: Catalans more resigned than expectant All you need to know about the Catalonia