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Paradise Papers businessman in African bribery inquiry

Paradise Papers businessman in African bribery inquiry

US justice department accuses Dan Gertler of bribing top officials to secure mining rights A billionaire businessman who featured in the Paradise Papers exposé is under investigation by the US
'I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out' says Trump on Brexit – video

'I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out' says Trump on Brexit – video

The US president says he would have taken a different approach from Theresa May towards Brexit negotiations. Trump said he 'would have negotiated it differently' and he had 'a lot of problems' with
Five Britons arrested for 'pornographic dancing' in Cambodia

Five Britons arrested for 'pornographic dancing' in Cambodia

Group are among 10 foreigners arrested near Angkor Wat who could face 12 months in prisonFive Britons are among a group of 10 foreigners arrested in Cambodia for “singing and dancing
Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise

Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise

The river is now more than four metres above its normal height but expected to peak at 5.95m on MondayThe Seine has continued to rise and was expected to peak early on Monday, keeping Paris on alert
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Company says man who founded firm in 1943 aged 17 died peacefully at home in Sweden Ingvar Kamprad obituary The founder of Sweden’s Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at the age of 91. The
Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as ‘exporting death and profiting from bloodshed’Australia is set to become one of the world’s
Thousands of Syrians in the US await pivotal decision on protections

Thousands of Syrians in the US await pivotal decision on protections

This week Trump’s administration may revoke temporary protected status for thousands and send them back to dangerous conditionsDonald Trump’s administration this week will decide whether to allow
Salford block residents must pay £100,000 for fire wardens

Salford block residents must pay £100,000 for fire wardens

Court rules that owner can enforce charges at building with cladding similar to GrenfellResidents in an upmarket apartment block with cladding similar to Grenfell Tower have been told they must foot a
The search for the perfect painkiller

The search for the perfect painkiller

Millions of Americans are hooked on painkillers – thousands die as a result. Scientists are striving to design a new, safer generation of opioidsOnly the word “epidemic” really does justice to the
Japan cryptocurrency exchange to refund stolen $400m

Japan cryptocurrency exchange to refund stolen $400m

Coincheck will reimburse 260,000 customers who lost holdings of NEM currencyA Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange will refund to customers about $400m (£282m) stolen by hackers two days ago in one of
Worst case scenario: the ‘preppers’ gearing up for cataclysm | Alex Moshakis

Worst case scenario: the ‘preppers’ gearing up for cataclysm | Alex Moshakis

Snowstorm, financial crash, nuclear war – would you be ready? We meet the survivalists prepared for catastopheMidway through December, while temperatures in the UK plummeted, heaps of snow drove
Back on the tourist trail: the hotel where women were raped and tortured

Back on the tourist trail: the hotel where women were raped and tortured

A Bosnian hotel where terrible crimes were committed by Serb paramilitaries is at the centre of conflict between survivors who want a memorial and those who would rather forgetThe TripAdvisor reviews
SpaceX has plans for Texas – but border wall could be final frontier to progress

SpaceX has plans for Texas – but border wall could be final frontier to progress

Elon Musk is eyeing land near Brownsville for a Mars launch site but locals fear Trump’s plans for a barrier will ruin the area foreverIt is the place where Elon Musk might one day launch rockets on
Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ at anti-Putin election protest

Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ at anti-Putin election protest

Police seize Russian opposition leader at rally calling for boycott of March presidential electionThe Russian opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny and 15 others have been arrested in Moscow after he
When They Call You a Terrorist review: Black Lives Matter memoir convinces

When They Call You a Terrorist review: Black Lives Matter memoir convinces

This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive – even in liberal CaliforniaThis is a powerful memoir by “a mother and a wife, a
Missing Kiribati ferry: seven passengers found in lifeboat

Missing Kiribati ferry: seven passengers found in lifeboat

Survivors, who were floating for days without shelter from the sun, say they scrambled on to the dinghy as the ferry, carrying 50 people, sank Rescuers have found a dinghy containing seven survivors
Victorian Pride Centre winning design ‘a vibrant symbol of LGBTI resilience’

Victorian Pride Centre winning design ‘a vibrant symbol of LGBTI resilience’

Australia’s first pride centre on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda to open in 2020 and be ‘a place of celebration and a safe sanctuary’ When the Midsumma pride march made its way down Fitzroy Street in St
Gui Minhai: US calls on China to release Swedish bookseller

Gui Minhai: US calls on China to release Swedish bookseller

Chinese-born citizen of Sweden was snatched while travelling with European diplomats on train to BeijingThe United States has called on Beijing to free the missing Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai after
Hot weather has Victoria and South Australia sweltering

Hot weather has Victoria and South Australia sweltering

Melbourne and Geelong forecast to reach 39C as total fire bans declared for parts of SAAuthorities in Victoria and South Australia are urging people to behave sensibly and watch out for vulnerable
Coalition still lagging in polls as jobs figures fail to inspire voters

Coalition still lagging in polls as jobs figures fail to inspire voters

Government’s primary vote rises one point to 34%, but Labor still leading 52% to 48% on two-party-preferred basis The Turnbull government has been spruiking the nation’s strong employment growth over