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Australian teenagers with gender dysphoria able to have treatment without court approval

Australian teenagers with gender dysphoria able to have treatment without court approval

Human Rights Law Centre says court’s decision a ‘stunning victory’ for transgender peopleAustralian teenagers experiencing gender dysphoria will be able to undergo hormone treatment without requiring
China child abuse claims: kindergarten company reveals more complaints

China child abuse claims: kindergarten company reveals more complaints

A second nursery run by RYB Education has been closed as company says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by police findingsThe major company whose kindergarten in Beijing is under investigation over child abuse
Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller's team about Michael Flynn, insider says

Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller's team about Michael Flynn, insider says

Questioning of Trump’s son-in-law, which lasted 90 minutes or less, was partially aimed at seeking exculpatory information on Flynn, source tells APJared Kushner was questioned this month by special
Senate Republicans take major procedural step toward passing tax bill

Senate Republicans take major procedural step toward passing tax bill

The measure cleared a hurdle on Wednesday without the support of a single Democrat, paving the way for a final vote on the plan by the end of the weekSenate Republicans took an important procedural
Donald Trump attacks Theresa May over her criticism of his far-right retweets

Donald Trump attacks Theresa May over her criticism of his far-right retweets

In rare clash between allies, US president tells May to focus on terrorism rather than on him – but sends tweet to wrong personDonald Trump has publicly rebuked Theresa May over her criticism of
'Know what jandals are?' Jacinda Ardern tests Ed Sheeran's desire for New Zealand citizenship

'Know what jandals are?' Jacinda Ardern tests Ed Sheeran's desire for New Zealand citizenship

Prime minister makes video test for UK singer after he suggested she sort out a dual-nationality for himNew Zealand’s prime minister has sent Ed Sheeran an informal citizenship test via video –
Global press freedom plunges to worst level this century

Global press freedom plunges to worst level this century

Study finds freedom of expression at lowest point since 2000 with reporters facing violence, prosecution and financial rout in dozens of countries Media freedom around the world has fallen to the
'Local media are simply disappearing': how financial pressures are killing independent media

'Local media are simply disappearing': how financial pressures are killing independent media

From Poland and Hungary to parts of Africa and South America, states are using commercial ruses to squeeze out liberal media When staff at Hungary’s left-leaning Nepszabadsag newspaper packed up their
'You can get killed': journalists living in fear as states crack down

'You can get killed': journalists living in fear as states crack down

Independent journalists are under siege in a growing list of supposedly freer countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India and MexicoSome languish in hiding, exile – or jail. Others self-censor, use
Muslim population in some EU countries could triple, says report

Muslim population in some EU countries could triple, says report

Figures suggest stark east-west divide, with UK population share rising from 6.3% to 16.7% in one scenario The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely
Sam Dastyari told to resign from Senate positions after China revelation

Sam Dastyari told to resign from Senate positions after China revelation

Bill Shorten confirms Dastyari will resign over ‘mischaracterisation’ of comments he made supporting Chinese expansion in the South China Sea The Labor leader Bill Shorten has instructed his
England fans told to stick to a pint on World Cup matchdays if they want to stay safe

England fans told to stick to a pint on World Cup matchdays if they want to stay safe

• Visit Russia cannot guarantee safety if supporters are drunk and offensive • Fifa forced to deny Friday’s World Cup draw in the Kremlin will not be riggedEngland fans at the World Cup finals in
Argentina 'death flight' pilots sentenced for deaths including pope's friend

Argentina 'death flight' pilots sentenced for deaths including pope's friend

The country’s largest-ever trial culminated in first judgement against pilots who threw opponents of military regime into ocean during 1976-83 dictatorshipTwo former Argentinian military pilots have
Dastyari returns to Senate for second statement – politics live

Dastyari returns to Senate for second statement – politics live

Sam Dastyari returns to the Senate to give a fuller statement of his dealings with a Chinese donor. Meanwhile, Malcolm Turnbull says banking inquiry is ‘regrettable but necessary’. Follow all the
Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

Principles developed after backlash over party’s rhetoric on foxhunting and ivory trade during the general electionConservative MPs have been briefed by No 10 on seven new policy principles
Lobster found with Pepsi logo 'tattoo' fuels fears over ocean litter

Lobster found with Pepsi logo 'tattoo' fuels fears over ocean litter

Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick How the logo got there remains a topic of debateConcerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after
Scottish politicians to ask European court of justice if UK can stop Brexit

Scottish politicians to ask European court of justice if UK can stop Brexit

Cross-party group plans to ask judges in Scotland’s court of session to refer the issue to ECJ to rule whether article 50 can be revoked by UK on its ownThe European court of justice is to be asked if
Flea markets, favelas and football fever: Sāo Paulo storms Instagram – in pictures

Flea markets, favelas and football fever: Sāo Paulo storms Instagram – in pictures

Brazil’s mind-boggling metropolis is the most Instagrammed city in the southern hemisphere – and for good reason. We’ve assembled the most striking snapsSão Paulo is one of the largest cities in the
Morning mail: war criminal dies after drinking poison in court

Morning mail: war criminal dies after drinking poison in court

Thursday: Former Bosnian Croat general shocks UN tribunal seconds after his sentence is upheld. Plus: Australia bans transvaginal mesh productsGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the
Australia bans transvaginal mesh products as 'too risky'

Australia bans transvaginal mesh products as 'too risky'

Therapeutic Goods Administration says the risk to patients using the mesh products to treat pelvic floor organ prolapse outweighs the benefits Transvaginal mesh products used by surgeons to treat