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House of Palestine: the architectural wonder built by a West Bank oil tycoon

House of Palestine: the architectural wonder built by a West Bank oil tycoon

The richest man in the occupied territories has indulged his passion for Palladio – by creating a replica of his Villa Rotunda and filling it with priceless treasuresA terracotta-tiled dome pokes up
Almaty spills its secrets: lost Soviet art discovered behind wall

Almaty spills its secrets: lost Soviet art discovered behind wall

Thanks to the Kazakhstan city’s loss of capital status in the 90s, rare mosaics, sgraffiti and other artworks escaped destructionWhen Jama Nurkalieva and a small group of colleagues conducted a site
Call to investigate James Brown's death after murder claims

Call to investigate James Brown's death after murder claims

Doctor who signed soul legend’s death certificate airs doubts, while suspicions also raised over death of Brown’s third wife, AdrienneMore than a dozen people have called for a new inquiry into the
Amnesty International has toxic working culture, report finds

Amnesty International has toxic working culture, report finds

Bullying, public humiliation and discrimination threaten rights group’s credibilityAmnesty International has a “toxic” working environment, with widespread bullying, public humiliation, discrimination
It's a disaster when home isn't considered 'a home' for flood relief

It's a disaster when home isn't considered 'a home' for flood relief

Many Palm Islanders staying in Townsville aren’t eligible for support payments despite being evacuatedFor the past six weeks, Sophia Barry has been staying with relatives while she tried to find a
German recession fears grow as factory orders tumble - business live

German recession fears grow as factory orders tumble - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Germany’s manufacturers struggle againGerman factory orders slumped 1.6% in December Order books were 7% lower than 12 months ago Economy
‘They are murderers’: special forces unit strikes fear in Venezuelans

‘They are murderers’: special forces unit strikes fear in Venezuelans

Activists suspect Nicolás Maduro has tasked Faes with pacifying the city’s barrios in bid to snuff out protest in areas once considered the cradle of ChavismoA flickering candle and 19 rose petals –
Young woman dies in fourth ‘period hut’ tragedy this year in Nepal

Young woman dies in fourth ‘period hut’ tragedy this year in Nepal

Smoke inhalation thought to have killed 21-year-old exiled during menstruation despite ban on customA 21-year-old woman has been become the fourth person known to have died this year as a result of
'That's going to burst': Brazilian dam workers say they warned of disaster

'That's going to burst': Brazilian dam workers say they warned of disaster

Fears and repairs preceded January collapse in which 134 people died and 199 are still missing, near Brumadinho in Minas Gerais state The Brazilian mining dam which collapsed in January, killing
Trump's lip service to unity meets wall of resistance from the women in white

Trump's lip service to unity meets wall of resistance from the women in white

As the president railed against ‘partisan investigations’, the night’s momentum was with the diverse, hungry DemocratsFull report: Trump attacks Mueller and Democrats in divisive speechIt was the
Rail tsar says stop taking customers for granted

Rail tsar says stop taking customers for granted

Keith Williams criticises micromanaging by government as one of the failings driving passengers awayBritain’s rail industry will “drive passengers away” if it continues to operate as it does now,
Centrelink cancels 40,000 robodebts, new figures reveal

Centrelink cancels 40,000 robodebts, new figures reveal

Robodebt faces landmark legal challenge over ‘crude’ income calculations Centrelink has now wiped, reduced or written off 70,000 “robo-debts”, new figures show, as the government’s automated welfare
State of the Union: Donald Trump attacks Mueller and Democrats in divisive speech

State of the Union: Donald Trump attacks Mueller and Democrats in divisive speech

The president called for bipartisan unity but decried ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’ and took hard line on immigration Follow today’s US politics newsDonald Trump issued sharp warnings to
The key points from Trump's State of the Union address

The key points from Trump's State of the Union address

The president pitched bipartisanship but struck polarising tone on immigration and socialismFull report: Trump attacks Mueller and Democrats in divisive speechDonald Trump delivered his second State
Elizabeth Warren registered for bar as 'Native American' – report

Elizabeth Warren registered for bar as 'Native American' – report

Democratic presidential hopeful apologizes for identifying as Native American in Washington Post interviewSenator Elizabeth Warren was once again forced to address her past claims of Native American
New Zealand's Waitangi Day 2019 celebrations – in pictures

New Zealand's Waitangi Day 2019 celebrations – in pictures

The national holiday celebrates the signing of the treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 by Māori chiefs and the British Crown that granted the Māori people the rights of British citizens and
Coalition could be forced into extra sitting days to deal with banking reform

Coalition could be forced into extra sitting days to deal with banking reform

Independents line up with ALP to extend calendar as Reserve Bank governor suggests Australia’s banks could be too profitableThe Morrison government faces the risk of being forced to schedule extra
R Kelly Australia tour raises 'serious concerns' amid sex abuse allegations

R Kelly Australia tour raises 'serious concerns' amid sex abuse allegations

R&B singer announces tour of Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka after explosive documentary detailing accusationsThe R&B singer R Kelly, who is facing multiple accusations of sexual abuse,
Working USB stick found in leopard seal's year-old frozen faeces

Working USB stick found in leopard seal's year-old frozen faeces

New Zealand puts out call to find owner of memory stick spotted in frozen poo sample A functioning USB stick has been found in the scat of a rare Antarctic leopard seal, prompting New Zealand’s
Second Trump and Kim summit to be held in Vietnam within weeks

Second Trump and Kim summit to be held in Vietnam within weeks

Meeting between US and North Korean leaders expected to take place in Da Nang or HanoiDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un are to hold their second summit in Vietnam at the end of February, the US president