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Tasmania election: Liberals are odds-on favourites after Labor's pokies gamble

Tasmania election: Liberals are odds-on favourites after Labor's pokies gamble

Helped by gaming industry money and a strong economy, premier Will Hodgman looks on course to win re-election on SaturdayJokes about two heads aside, Tasmanians like to think of themselves as
EU citizenship for sale as Russian oligarch buys Cypriot passport

EU citizenship for sale as Russian oligarch buys Cypriot passport

Exclusive: Oleg Deripaska joins hundreds of rich people who have bought Cypriot nationalityThe Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has bought a Cypriot passport under a controversial scheme that allows
Victoria Lomasko: the brutally funny artist no gallery in Russia will touch

Victoria Lomasko: the brutally funny artist no gallery in Russia will touch

Skinheads, truckers, schoolkids, drinkers … Victoria Lomasko captures everyday Russians in powerful graphic novels. Now she’s in Britain with On the Eve, a show to mark ‘Putin’s re-election’ Victoria
Elon Musk to open Tesla R&D plant in Greece

Elon Musk to open Tesla R&D plant in Greece

Billionaire entrepreneur’s electric car company to set up engineering facility in AthensElon Musk may have plans to colonise Mars but back on planet Earth he is extending his reach to Athens, by
Teenager given life sentence for planned Justin Bieber gig attack

Teenager given life sentence for planned Justin Bieber gig attack

Lloyd Gunton, 17, researched security for the Cardiff concert and wrote a ‘martyrdom letter’A teenager who planned an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on a pop concert a month after the
Exclusive: Puigdemont vows to lead Catalan government in exile

Exclusive: Puigdemont vows to lead Catalan government in exile

Fugitive says his ‘Council of the Republic’ will continue drive for independence from BelgiumThe fugitive Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has suspended his attempts to return to office but intends
UN security council must act to uphold the ceasefire in Syria | Letters

UN security council must act to uphold the ceasefire in Syria | Letters

Riz Ahmed, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Sofie Gråbøl, Annie Lennox, Michael Palin, Andy Serkis, Imelda Staunton, Emma Thompson, Joe Wright call on the UN to take action; plus Robin Milner-Gulland
White House pours cold water on Trump's support for gun control

White House pours cold water on Trump's support for gun control

Trump will ‘continue to support the Second Amendment, that’s not something that he’s backed away from,’ said Sarah Sanders The White House backed away from Donald Trump’s newfound support for gun
Putin's nuclear slideshow reveals Russia's naked ambitions

Putin's nuclear slideshow reveals Russia's naked ambitions

The Russian leader’s vaunting of his arsenal was mainly about attention-seeking, but dangerous developments are shaking up nuclear policyVladimir Putin is famous for taking his clothes off in public.
Purim: the Jewish holiday in pictures

Purim: the Jewish holiday in pictures

The carnival-like holiday is celebrated in Israel with parades and costume parties. It commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from a Persian plot to exterminate them 2,500 years ago
Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso capital

Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso capital

Ouagadougou rocked by twin attacks by suspected Islamist militants The French embassy in the Burkino Faso capital of Ouagadougou has been attacked by suspected jihadists in a coordinated assault that
Eastern Ghouta death toll casts doubt on Russia’s truce plans

Eastern Ghouta death toll casts doubt on Russia’s truce plans

Questions asked about sincerity of regime ally as 100 more killed since UN call for ceasefire More than 100 people have been killed in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta since the UN
Is Trump moving to the centre on guns? Don't hold your breath

Is Trump moving to the centre on guns? Don't hold your breath

The president seemed ready to take on the NRA but experience should make us wary of his inconsistency and inability to master detailDonald Trump stunned Washington this week by embracing a series of
Tokyo pupils harassed in streets over Armani uniforms

Tokyo pupils harassed in streets over Armani uniforms

Security guards hired by school which faced global criticism over introduction of £550 uniforms A school in Tokyo that hit international headlines for introducing an Armani-branded uniform has been
‘They can’t kill us all’: Slovakian journalists defiant after murders

‘They can’t kill us all’: Slovakian journalists defiant after murders

Colleagues of Ján Kuciak, killed after investigating mafia links, vow to continue his workAt 6.30am on Monday, Peter Bárdy, the editor-in-chief of aktuality.sk, a Slovakian news website, received a
The brutal world of sheep fighting: the illegal sport beloved by Algeria’s 'lost generation' – podcast

The brutal world of sheep fighting: the illegal sport beloved by Algeria’s 'lost generation' – podcast

For millions of Algerians, life has been shaped by years of conflict, unemployment and state repression. Sheep fighting offers an arena where young men can escape the constant supervision of the
Drone footage shows penguin 'mega-colony' in Antarctica - video

Drone footage shows penguin 'mega-colony' in Antarctica - video

Huge 'mega-colonies' of penguins have been discovered near the Antarctic peninsula, hosting more than 1.5m birds. Researchers say it shows the area is a vital refuge from climate change and human
Spain has violated Puigdemont's political rights, his lawyers tell UN

Spain has violated Puigdemont's political rights, his lawyers tell UN

Submission to human rights committee accuses Madrid of ‘criminalising’ Catalan leadersSpain has violated Carles Puigdemont’s right to participate in political life by forcing him into exile in
'This is all stolen': Canadian man offers to share his land with First Nations

'This is all stolen': Canadian man offers to share his land with First Nations

Joel Holmberg was appalled by vitriol against indigenous people. So he invited them to live on his property, rent-free Joel Holmberg had been batting the idea around for years. But the final decision
Mineral deficiency exposes 19 million babies a year to brain damage risk

Mineral deficiency exposes 19 million babies a year to brain damage risk

Scientists warn lack of iodine leaves 14% of newborns vulnerable to impaired mental developmentA lack of iodine in pregnancy and early childhood puts nearly 19 million babies around the world at risk