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'The Libs are gifting us this': Labor exploits Coalition tensions by targeting LNP

'The Libs are gifting us this': Labor exploits Coalition tensions by targeting LNP

‘The more they talk about demerging the party up there … the easier our job is in Queensland,’ ALP source saysLabor is seeking to exploit divides within the Coalition, targeting the Queensland Liberal
Road rage finally puts alleged 'Goodfellas' mobster, 82, behind bars

Road rage finally puts alleged 'Goodfellas' mobster, 82, behind bars

Vincent Asaro gets eight years for tracking down and burning motorist’s carAsaro was cleared of 1978 Lufthansa robbery immortalised in 1990 filmNew York may have recorded a dramatic fall in crime this
Arrest made in case of Kansas man shot dead by police after hoax call

Arrest made in case of Kansas man shot dead by police after hoax call

Andrew Finch, 28, shot on doorstep after call alleging armed incident Incident may be result of ‘swatting’ prank linked to online gamingA law enforcement official said police in Los Angeles had
Guitars stolen in Surrey burglary returned to owner eight years later

Guitars stolen in Surrey burglary returned to owner eight years later

Amateur musician had given up hope of recovering instruments but they were found by police during drugs raidAn amateur musician has been reunited with his collection of guitars eight years after they
UVF claimed MI5 urged it to kill former Irish PM, state papers reveal

UVF claimed MI5 urged it to kill former Irish PM, state papers reveal

Message from UVF to former taoiseach Charles Haughey claims British intelligence supplied details of his home and cars MI5 encouraged loyalist paramilitaries to assassinate Charles Haughey, the former
The Guardian view on quantum computing: the new space race | Editorial

The Guardian view on quantum computing: the new space race | Editorial

The main use of quantum technology might not be to hack existing systems but to create unhackable communication networks of the futureThe Washington Post’s columnist David Ignatius moonlights as a
Storm Dylan set to disrupt UK new year celebrations

Storm Dylan set to disrupt UK new year celebrations

Gales of 80mph expected to hit Northern Ireland and southern Scotland on Sunday, after snow and heavy rain on FridayStorm Dylan’s is set to disrupt new year celebrations across the country as the UK
Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Labour peer says prime minister has become ‘voice of Ukip’ as he resigns as chair of National Infrastructure CommissionLord Andrew Adonis, the former Labour minister, has resigned as chair of the
Unlikely 2017 heroes: Zimbabwean soldiers and anti-nuclear bomb campaigners | Letters

Unlikely 2017 heroes: Zimbabwean soldiers and anti-nuclear bomb campaigners | Letters

Sam Akaki detects a sea-change in Africa and Rae Street supports the award of the Nobel Peace prize to IcanYour otherwise excellent article (The world in 2017: how much do you know?, theguardian.com,
Protests over alleged corruption and rising prices spread to Tehran

Protests over alleged corruption and rising prices spread to Tehran

Angry eruptions proliferate after police disperse spontaneous demonstration in city of Kermanshah in western IranDemonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday,
Holy guacamole! Smashed avocados are toast after Texas highway truck fire

Holy guacamole! Smashed avocados are toast after Texas highway truck fire

As if soaring prices weren’t enough, a blaze on vehicle delivering the millennial delicacy from Mexico left 40,000lb of the fruit smouldering in the roadwayAn avalanche of 40,000lb of avocados, many
18 tonnes of avocados burn after Texas truck crash – video

18 tonnes of avocados burn after Texas truck crash – video

Around 40,000lb of avocados were spilled across a major highway in Texas when the truck carrying them crashed and caught fire. The incident forced Interstate 35E to close for three hours, causing
Bronx fire that killed 12 caused by child playing with stove

Bronx fire that killed 12 caused by child playing with stove

New York fire commissioner: ‘People had very little time to react’Four children killed in New York’s deadliest non-terror blaze since 1990A fire in a Bronx apartment building that killed 12 people
How has your community helped resolve a local problem? Tell us

How has your community helped resolve a local problem? Tell us

On a tiny Scottish island, residents have just been given the power over local regeneration. Has your community taken on a challenge?There is a lot of strength in communities, as evident by a recent
Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Pictures of overflowing bins and bags spilling out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle wasteMounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas
Cyprus presidential race begins as nine candidates submit bids

Cyprus presidential race begins as nine candidates submit bids

Nicos Anastasiades among candidates formerly entering the contest, telling of vision for ‘free and independent country’The race for the Cyprus presidency has begun in earnest, in an election that,
Recy Taylor, black Alabama woman raped by six white men in 1944, dies aged 97

Recy Taylor, black Alabama woman raped by six white men in 1944, dies aged 97

Taylor was attacked by six white men as she walked home from churchMen who admitted assault were not indicted by all-white, all-male grand juries Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six
Nine die in attack on Christian church near Cairo – video report

Nine die in attack on Christian church near Cairo – video report

At least nine people have been killed and several others wounded after gunmen opened fire on worshippers in a church on the southern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. One of the assailants was
Two men appear in UK court accused of preparing terror attack

Two men appear in UK court accused of preparing terror attack

The pair, both Kurdish Iraqis, were accused of possessing ‘low explosive black powder’ intended for a homemade bombTwo men have appeared in court accused of preparing a homemade bomb for a terrorist
Missing student Sophie Smith most likely went into the sea, say police

Missing student Sophie Smith most likely went into the sea, say police

Coastguard and police helicopter continue to search coastline for 21-year-old, who has not been seen since Boxing DayPolice believe a 21-year-old woman who went missing from her home on the Norfolk