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Uber driver confesses to killing British diplomat in Beirut, says source

Uber driver confesses to killing British diplomat in Beirut, says source

Lebanese man named as Tariq H arrested after body of Rebecca Dykes was found by a motorway over weekendA Lebanese Uber driver has confessed to killing a British diplomat in Beirut, a judicial source
Morrison leaves wiggle room on controversial company tax cuts

Morrison leaves wiggle room on controversial company tax cuts

Treasurer open to reduce planned company tax cut level to allow for personal income tax cuts and to get Senate supportTreasurer Scott Morrison has left open the idea of less ambitious company tax cuts
Gold Coast woman jailed for nine years for fatally striking her four-year-old son

Gold Coast woman jailed for nine years for fatally striking her four-year-old son

Judge describes case of Tyrell Cobb’s death as only “the tip of an iceberg of child abuse” in AustraliaA Gold Coast mother has been jailed for nine years for fatally striking her four-year-old son
Wales launches strategy to double number of Welsh speakers by 2050

Wales launches strategy to double number of Welsh speakers by 2050

Other targets include increasing the number of primary and secondary school teachers able to teach WelshA Welsh minister has described how in her childhood stones were hurled at her school bus because
'The future is very dark': Central African Republic's relentless cycle of suffering

'The future is very dark': Central African Republic's relentless cycle of suffering

When ruthless armed fighters descended on her district, Rosen Moseba lost everything. Now unable to support herself or her surviving children, she is among the countless victims of a crisis that may
PM begins long march from Camp Tantrum as he sells economic revolution | Katharine Murphy

PM begins long march from Camp Tantrum as he sells economic revolution | Katharine Murphy

The global economy is rebounding but can Malcolm Turnbull’s party embrace the revolutionary concept of cooperation?Right now, if you watch politics closely, you won’t need me to tell you about the
Merkel to meet Berlin attack survivors as anniversary puts failings in focus

Merkel to meet Berlin attack survivors as anniversary puts failings in focus

Relatives of those killed in truck attack on Christmas market have accused chancellor of failing to acknowledge their sufferingAngela Merkel is to meet bereaved relatives and survivors of last year’s
Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Residents in Guangdong invited to see group sentenced before they are taken away for summary execution in wake of drugs crackdownA court in China has sentenced 10 people to death, mostly for
Moment lights came back on at world's busiest airport – video

Moment lights came back on at world's busiest airport – video

Power has been restored at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport, after an outage on Sunday left tens of thousands of travellers stranded. More than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the
Universities Australia attacks Coalition's $2.2bn funding cut revealed in Myefo

Universities Australia attacks Coalition's $2.2bn funding cut revealed in Myefo

Handbrake on commonwealth grants funding expected to put pressure on universities to cap student enrolmentsThe federal government will cut $2.2bn from universities predominantly through a two-year
New Zealand's Northern War: mass grave reveals bodies of British soldiers

New Zealand's Northern War: mass grave reveals bodies of British soldiers

Conflict occurred between 1845-46 and was waged by local Maori tribes railing against British ruleThe remains of 12 British soldiers who fought in New Zealand’s Northern War have been unearthed in a
Barry and Honey Sherman deaths: Canada homicide police take over investigation

Barry and Honey Sherman deaths: Canada homicide police take over investigation

Deaths of Toronto pharmaceutical magnate and his wife caused by ‘ligature neck compression’, autopsy results showToronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of
Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey says 40% experienced sexual harassment and 62% were bulliedA Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey that found 14% of performers and technicians in
Call for fresh Honduras election after president Juan Orlando Hernández wins

Call for fresh Honduras election after president Juan Orlando Hernández wins

Electoral observer OAS voices doubts about ‘low-quality’ election process that does little to clear up critics’ doubtsThe Organization of American States has called for fresh elections in Honduras,
Harassment claims against Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle to be investigated

Harassment claims against Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle to be investigated

Premier Daniel Andrews says sexual misconduct allegations ‘very serious’ and urges a quick and thorough process Sexual misconduct allegations against the City of Melbourne’s longest-serving lord
$300m French chateau bought by Saudi prince linked to Leonardo purchase – report

$300m French chateau bought by Saudi prince linked to Leonardo purchase – report

Vast property west of Paris is a new-build that looks like a 17th century palace and boasts a cinema, deluxe swimming pool and glass-bottomed moat Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been
Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, commits aid to help tackle ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’Saudi Arabia has “no excuse” for blocking aid to Yemen, the international
Refugee advocates blockade Melbourne port in protest at offshore detention

Refugee advocates blockade Melbourne port in protest at offshore detention

Protesters call for sanctions on Australia ‘until the people on Manus are free’ as blockade causes significant traffic delaysProtesters have blockaded Melbourne’s container port in opposition to
Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Jordi Ballart, who quit as mayor of Terrassa last month, says he was labelled a quisling and coward for not backing independenceThe former mayor of a Catalan city who was labelled a quisling for his
Ryanair pilots suspend one-day strike in week before Christmas

Ryanair pilots suspend one-day strike in week before Christmas

Impact, the union representing Ireland-based pilots, has agreed to meet the low-cost carrier’s management and rescind strike action set for WednesdayRyanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas