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World's longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico by divers

World's longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico by divers

Discovery of 347km-long cave by the Gran Acuifero Maya project could shed light on Mayan historyA group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to

Rex Tillerson says the North Korea nuclear threat is growing – video

Secretary of state says the US seeks a diplomatic resolution in the nuclear standoff with North Korea, but declines to comment on whether the White House is considering limited military action against
Robert Doyle denies new sexual harassment allegations

Robert Doyle denies new sexual harassment allegations

Lord mayor has taken leave from his role at Melbourne Health, hospital says, while incident at awards ceremony investigatedThe lord mayor of Melbourne city council and former Victorian opposition
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for second time over 2014 protest

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for second time over 2014 protest

Wong jailed, along with fellow activist, for obstructing clearance of encampment during pro-democracy protestHong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for three months on Wednesday for obstructing the
Turpin parents accused of 'torturing' 13 children faced no oversight for 'home school'

Turpin parents accused of 'torturing' 13 children faced no oversight for 'home school'

California police describe horrific abuse as questions mount about David and Louise Turpin’s livesThe home in California home where two parents allegedly tortured their 13 children had doubled as a
Doctors call for plan to keep private health insurance premiums down

Doctors call for plan to keep private health insurance premiums down

Health minister says he’ll deliver lowest rise in 15 years, but peak doctors’ body says sustainable plan is needed The health minister, Greg Hunt, has said he is pushing private health insurers to
White House 'gag order' on Steve Bannon condemned by Democrat Adam Schiff - video

White House 'gag order' on Steve Bannon condemned by Democrat Adam Schiff - video

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, accuses Donald Trump's White House of preventing the former chief strategist from answering many questions in the panel's
New Zealand fisheries want grisly images of dead penguins caught in nets censored

New Zealand fisheries want grisly images of dead penguins caught in nets censored

Industry leaders say plan to install cameras on commercial fishing vessels is a risk to ‘NZ Inc’​The seafood industry in New Zealand has asked the government to withhold graphic video of dead sea life
Malcolm Turnbull and acting Victorian premier gang up on each other over youth crime

Malcolm Turnbull and acting Victorian premier gang up on each other over youth crime

James Merlino and the prime minister went rogue during a press conference that was supposed to promote a jobs planIt was always going to be risky.Just hours before Malcolm Turnbull was due to catch a

Malcolm Turnbull and acting Victorian premier's awkward exchange on youth 'gangs' – video

Malcolm Turnbull says the federal government is committed to keeping Australians safe and providing support to state governments ‘particularly in terms of intelligence, technology and so forth’. The
Chinese carmaker dumps Trumpchi model name to avoid Trump link

Chinese carmaker dumps Trumpchi model name to avoid Trump link

The company says the name, ‘legend’ in Chinese, will be changed to avoid the ‘wrong connotation’ Chinese automaker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year,
South Australian Liberals vow to scrap version of Safe Schools if they win election

South Australian Liberals vow to scrap version of Safe Schools if they win election

Two months from election, Liberals promise more comprehensive approach to bullyingSouth Australia’s version of the Safe Schools program will be scrapped if the opposition wins the March state
Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the NetherlandsArt lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and
Steve Bannon refuses lawmakers' questions under 'White House instructions'

Steve Bannon refuses lawmakers' questions under 'White House instructions'

Bannon’s lawyer reputedly said former strategist, facing subpoena, would otherwise have been willing to respondSteve Bannon refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee during a
Former CIA agent arrested for keeping notebook full of sensitive information

Former CIA agent arrested for keeping notebook full of sensitive information

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, left CIA in 2007 and moved to Hong Kong Lee charged with unlawful retention of national defence information A former CIA officer has been arrested for keeping details of US
'Your silence is complicity': Cory Booker blasts Republican over 'shithole' countries remark - video

'Your silence is complicity': Cory Booker blasts Republican over 'shithole' countries remark - video

Cory Booker castigates the US homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, for saying she couldn't remember whether Donald Trump referred to some nations as 'shithole' countries: 'When ignorance and
Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actor dies after Boxing Day car crash

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actor dies after Boxing Day car crash

Australian actor’s parents and sister, who were also in the crash, were farewelled at a funeral a week agoHome and Away actor Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital a week after a funeral was held in
Heavy snow alert prompts travel warning in Scotland

Heavy snow alert prompts travel warning in Scotland

Drivers told to avoid venturing out in ‘treacherous’ conditions after Met Office amber alertPolice are advising drivers not to travel on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning after the Met Office
Emmanuel Macron 'agrees to loan Bayeux Tapestry to Britain'

Emmanuel Macron 'agrees to loan Bayeux Tapestry to Britain'

French president to allow artefact to leave the country for first time for 950 yearsThe Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain after the French president agreed to let it leave his country for the
Trump would benefit from diet lower in fat, White House doctor says – video

Trump would benefit from diet lower in fat, White House doctor says – video

The US president had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he would benefit from a lower-fat diet and routine exercise, the White House doctor said Continue