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Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Residents warned against drinking water from contaminated bores or Katherine river downstream of Stuart highwayResidents near Katherine have been warned not to eat fish and local produce, after
Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

Sanofi’s Dengvaxia immunisation could worsen disease in some patients not previously exposed to virusThe Philippines has ordered an investigation into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children
Republican National Committee resumes support for Roy Moore

Republican National Committee resumes support for Roy Moore

Party leaders had distanced themselves from the Senate candidate after several women accused him of sexual misconduct when they were teenagersThree weeks after the Republican National Committee cut

Bollywood legend Sashi Kapoor dies at 79 - video obituary

Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79. Kapoor became part of the Merchant Ivory stable of English-language films set in India after marrying British actor
Ireland forced to collect €13bn in tax from Apple that it doesn't want

Ireland forced to collect €13bn in tax from Apple that it doesn't want

Announcement comes after the European Commission in 2016 ruled that tax benefits received by the tech company were illegal under EU rulesThe Irish government has reached an agreement with Apple to
Shock in France as Berlin 'martyrs' art show includes Bataclan attacker and 9/11 pilot

Shock in France as Berlin 'martyrs' art show includes Bataclan attacker and 9/11 pilot

Exhibition showcases 20 people who ‘died for their convictions’ includes French jihadist Ismael Omar Mostefai and Mohammed AttaA Berlin art installation dedicated to “martyrs” has prompted outrage by
Couple fined $500,000 for ‘systematic’ exploitation of Taiwanese workers

Couple fined $500,000 for ‘systematic’ exploitation of Taiwanese workers

Border force raids uncover exploited workers from Solomon Islands and PNG on farms in Queensland and Western AustraliaA “recidivist” Perth couple who ran a cleaning company have been fined more than
US prosecutors sink Manafort's bail deal over his op-ed with Russia colleague

US prosecutors sink Manafort's bail deal over his op-ed with Russia colleague

Court says former Trump campaign head, charged with conspiracy and money laundering, was working with Russia-linked colleague as recently as last weekFormer Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul
2017 London Fashion Awards – in pictures

2017 London Fashion Awards – in pictures

The awards event was held in partnership with Swarovski at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night Continue reading...
Honduras: police refuse to obey government as post-election chaos deepens

Honduras: police refuse to obey government as post-election chaos deepens

All national police will refuse to enforce a curfew after days of deadly violence triggered by allegations of electoral fraudHave you been affected by the events in Honduras?Honduran police have
Australian education poll: 60% say funding cuts limit university access

Australian education poll: 60% say funding cuts limit university access

Education minister is reportedly preparing to end program that helps students from low-income familiesSix out of 10 Australians think cuts to university funding would limit access to tertiary
The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis'

The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis'

International criminal court to press ahead with investigating allegations that British forces mistreated detainees in IraqThe chief prosecutor at the international criminal court in The Hague, Fatou
Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he wants a dialogue on the drug war that has cost the country an estimated 200,000 lives over the last decadeA leading Mexican presidential candidate has been accused
Syrian refugee rescued from tiny dinghy off Libyan coast

Syrian refugee rescued from tiny dinghy off Libyan coast

Rescue ship chief reports that man who worked as a nurse fled because he feared he could be killed by Islamist militiasA Syrian refugee has been saved at sea after he set out solo in a tiny rubber
UN political chief to visit North Korea in landmark trip as tensions rise

UN political chief to visit North Korea in landmark trip as tensions rise

Jeffrey Feltman will meet foreign minister and other diplomats in highest-level UN visit to country in more than six yearsThe United Nations’ political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week,
Trump travel ban: supreme court allows enforcement as appeals proceed

Trump travel ban: supreme court allows enforcement as appeals proceed

Justices say the ban on residents of countries traveling to the US can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courtsThe US supreme court ruled on Monday that a
Dual citizenship: MPs' declarations made public – as it happened

Dual citizenship: MPs' declarations made public – as it happened

Malcolm Turnbull announces new foreign interference laws but Labor demands inquiry into their impact. Follow the action live 7.32am GMT The House is going to continue with the marriage equality
John Anderson, 10-term congressman who ran for president, dies at 95

John Anderson, 10-term congressman who ran for president, dies at 95

The Illinois Republican, who ran as an independent against Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, felt the two-party system ‘was broken’, his daughter saysThe former Illinois congressman John Anderson, who
Brexiter Tories back DUP position on Irish border issue

Brexiter Tories back DUP position on Irish border issue

Theresa May faces internal party struggle, as Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg insist that Conservatives are aligned with DUP over border dilemmaBrexit-backing Conservative MPs have lined up to
Former congresswoman Corrine Brown sentenced to five years for fraud

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown sentenced to five years for fraud

Democrat used charity for poor students as personal slush fundBrown, 71, was trailblazer for African Americans in FloridaCorrine Brown, once a powerful Florida Democrat and US representative, was