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Sweden's 'laser man' killer John Ausonius goes on trial in Germany

Sweden's 'laser man' killer John Ausonius goes on trial in Germany

Jailed white nationalist whose actions inspired Anders Breivik accused of killing Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt in 1992A Swedish far-right extremist whose shooting spree in the 1990s inspired “lone
Doug Jones victory speech in Alabama: 'This race has been about dignity'

Doug Jones victory speech in Alabama: 'This race has been about dignity'

After an upset victory over Roy Moore, the Democrat described himself as ‘overwhelmed’ and thanked Alabama’s minority communities for their support Declaring victory in the Alabama Senate race, Doug
Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim UighursChinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other
Alabama election: Democrats triumph over Roy Moore in major blow to Trump

Alabama election: Democrats triumph over Roy Moore in major blow to Trump

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moore’s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims Roy Moore’s stunning defeat reveals the limit of
Worker exploitation: Victorian body to crack down on abuse of employees

Worker exploitation: Victorian body to crack down on abuse of employees

Rogue operators to be liable for civil and criminal penalties under licensing scheme to protect labour hire workersAn independent licensing authority will be established in Victoria to crack down on
Barnaby Joyce says New Zealand should 'back off' on offer to resettle refugees

Barnaby Joyce says New Zealand should 'back off' on offer to resettle refugees

Deputy PM says Jacinda Ardern’s pledge to resettle up to 150 refugees from Manus Island could jeopardise the countries’ relationshipRecently renounced New Zealand citizen Barnaby Joyce has said his
'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

Fan of Claude Simon’s The Palace, which won the coveted award in 1985, sent the book to publishers and 12 rejected it, while seven didn’t replyThe French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize
After Dastyari’s downfall we must question the hold of big money on any political party | Jeff Sparrow

After Dastyari’s downfall we must question the hold of big money on any political party | Jeff Sparrow

Irrespective of a donor’s nationality, what are the effects of politicians hobnobbing with billionaires on the democratic process? We need to be very careful about the political narrative emerging to
Cars of future will spot potholes and tell us, says Highways England

Cars of future will spot potholes and tell us, says Highways England

‘Connected vehicles’ should improve efficiency of route maintenance and improve safety, report predictsCars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes and transmit the information to Highways
Body found in search for man who went missing on freezing night

Body found in search for man who went missing on freezing night

Ian Tang, 20, had not been seen since walking home from a club in the early hours of Sunday in sub-zero conditionsPolice searching for a missing 20-year-old student, who disappeared after leaving a
Polish up your pecs: women prefer strong men, say scientists

Polish up your pecs: women prefer strong men, say scientists

Researchers asked 160 women to rate the attractiveness of headless male torsos and every single woman chose the stronger men over the weakSome women may claim that chiselled abs and giant biceps are
Hundreds of thousands of EU nationals 'may not get right to stay in UK'

Hundreds of thousands of EU nationals 'may not get right to stay in UK'

Migration experts say even simplified system announced by government could leave large number struggling to complyHundreds of thousands of EU nationals living in Britain could struggle to secure Home
US ready for talks with North Korea 'without preconditions', Tillerson says

US ready for talks with North Korea 'without preconditions', Tillerson says

Secretary of state’s remarks appear to mark shift in state department policy, which had previously required proof North Korea was giving up nuclear arsenalRex Tillerson has said that the US is ready
Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering

Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliament gathering

Commons meeting hears harrowing accounts and angry demands from survivors six months after disasterGrenfell Tower survivors have demanded justice for their loved ones in a highly charged meeting at
Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman

Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman

Lawyer for Borce Ristevski tells Melbourne magistrates court ‘he will be pleading not guilty’ to the murderBorce Ristevski will fight a charge he murdered his wife Karen, whose body was found in
'Don’t frighten the horses': Roy Moore arrives on horseback to cast vote – video

'Don’t frighten the horses': Roy Moore arrives on horseback to cast vote – video

“Don’t frighten the horses” was the plea to a rolling scrum of cameramen and reporters on Tuesday as the controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore cast his vote in remote, rural Alabama. The
More Mr Bean than John Wayne: thumbs down for Roy Moore's horsemanship

More Mr Bean than John Wayne: thumbs down for Roy Moore's horsemanship

The Republican Senate contender rode to the polls on his horse Sassy on Tuesday – but many Twitter users were severely unimpressed with his formRoy Moore’s sister says ‘every single woman is lying’It
Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure

Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure

Voting rights experts denounced the ruling that gives election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records as a blow to transparency Controversy swirled over the mechanics of the
Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack

Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack

24-year-old man held on suspicion of assisting an offender in the murder of Demi Pearson, her brother Brandon and sister LacieA sixth person has been arrested in connection with an arson attack that
Egyptian pop singer sent to prison for video that 'incited debauchery'

Egyptian pop singer sent to prison for video that 'incited debauchery'

Shyma, 21, sentenced to two years over video in which she appeared in her underwear and suggestively ate a bananaAn Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting