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State minister orders inquiry into claims teenagers spent months in isolated cells

State minister orders inquiry into claims teenagers spent months in isolated cells

Western Australia corrections minister asks inspector to investigate Amnesty International report on Banksia HillThe Western Australian government has ordered the inspector of custodial services to
Vetements raises the heartbeat at Paris fashion week

Vetements raises the heartbeat at Paris fashion week

An aggressive synth soundtrack accompanied scowling models in world’s oldest antiques marketImagine a fashion show in Paris, and you probably wouldn’t come up with a sea of scowling models stomping
'We will always defend the right to life' says Trump in March for Life rally - video

'We will always defend the right to life' says Trump in March for Life rally - video

Donald Trump used a speech to anti-abortion activists to describe plans to give “conscience protections” to medical providers who refuse to perform abortions for moral or religious reasons. Trump,
Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention

Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention

A refugee who needs to travel for heart surgery has been told by Australian Border Force she must leave her son alone on NauruRefugee parents are being told they must leave their children alone in
Gaza family kills member who allegedly acted as Israeli informant

Gaza family kills member who allegedly acted as Israeli informant

Ahmad Said Barhoum accused of supplying information that led to deaths of three Hamas militantsA family in Gaza has killed one of its own members for allegedly passing on information to Israel that
Pope Francis says Amazon indigenous people under greater threat than ever

Pope Francis says Amazon indigenous people under greater threat than ever

Pontiff addresses representatives of 400 indigenous groups in PeruAmazon is ‘cultural reserve’ threatened by new types of colonialismPope Francis has warned that the Amazon’s indigenous people have
Marion Cotillard on Woody Allen: 'The experience we had together was very odd'

Marion Cotillard on Woody Allen: 'The experience we had together was very odd'

The Midnight in Paris star said she was ‘ignorant’ of stories of alleged sexual abuse and would ‘dig more’ if he asked her to work with him againOscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has spoken about
Amazon's labour-hire deal and the impact on collective bargaining

Amazon's labour-hire deal and the impact on collective bargaining

There’s nothing illegal about the US group’s contract with Adecco but the growing trend is giving unions cause for concernAmazon is recruiting in Australia. The job ads in Sydney and Melbourne show it
Apple's Tim Cook: 'I don't want my nephew on a social network'

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I don't want my nephew on a social network'

Apple chief talks about tax affairs and overuse of tech at launch of school coding initiative The head of Apple, Tim Cook, believes there should be limits to the use of technology in schools and says
Trump-Russia inquiry is told Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange data

Trump-Russia inquiry is told Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange data

Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian governmentNigel Farage may have given Julian Assange a thumb drive of data
Government shutdown: first closure in four years looms hours before deadline

Government shutdown: first closure in four years looms hours before deadline

As the minutes ticked towards midnight, dueling parties in Congress showed no signs of breaking impasse over spending and DacaThe US government on Friday barreled toward its first shutdown in more
Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'

Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'

Prime minister tells of delight at pregnancy but rejects trailblazer label Having found herself in the midst of tough coalition negotiations after a closely fought election, Jacinda Ardern was facing
Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid for Bayeux tapestry

Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid for Bayeux tapestry

English Heritage and local MPs start tug-of-war with British Museum over loan in 2022The Bayeux tapestry should be displayed at the site of the battle of Hastings, according to English Heritage, which
Jacinda Ardern is not the first world leader to be pregnant in office – video report

Jacinda Ardern is not the first world leader to be pregnant in office – video report

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has announced she is pregnant. The last time an elected world leader was pregnant in office was in 1990 when Pakistan's prime minister, Benazir
Beware of historical mythconceptions | Letters

Beware of historical mythconceptions | Letters

Columbus did not ‘discover’ the Americas, but nor did the Vikings, the Welsh, or even St Brendan, says Dr Patrick O’Sullivan. Plus Clive Goodhead argues that Yorkshireman Sir George Cayley is the
Trump to mark anniversary with Mar-a-Lago bash as thousands get set to protest

Trump to mark anniversary with Mar-a-Lago bash as thousands get set to protest

Tickets start at $100,000 a pair for president’s glitzy celebrationRepublicans and Democrats locked in stalemate over spendingDonald Trump will host a lavish celebration of his first year as US
Football agent jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

Football agent jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

Peter Morrison sentenced to seven years for killing man on M6 after texting behind wheelA football agent who sent a string of text messages before losing control of his car and killing a highways
Pope Francis accuses Chilean church sexual abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accuses Chilean church sexual abuse victims of slander

Pontiff on allegedly complicit bishop: ‘It’s all calumny. Is that clear?’ Comments undermine church’s already shaky reputation in ChilePope Francis has accused victims of Chile’s most notorious
'Cheaper to move France closer': the verdict on Boris Johnson's 'Channel bridge'

'Cheaper to move France closer': the verdict on Boris Johnson's 'Channel bridge'

No 10 pours cold water on foreign secretary’s idea for 22-mile roadway to France, as engineers say plan is feasible – but very expensiveAs ideas go, it has not been a resounding success. Architects,
Galliano completes his rehabilitation at Maison Margiela

Galliano completes his rehabilitation at Maison Margiela

Designer’s vision dominates the Paris menswear show – a sign the fashion world has forgiven himJohn Galliano’s first menswear collection for Maison Margiela opened with a red and black double-breasted