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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service – in pictures

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service – in pictures

Crowds gathered in Orlando stadium, Soweto, on Wednesday to honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service. The anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of the former South African president Nelson
Turkey's ever-closer ties with Russia leave US lacking key ally on Syria

Turkey's ever-closer ties with Russia leave US lacking key ally on Syria

Limiting US influence in the Middle East is not the only shared interest of Russia and Turkey’s autocratic leadersAs the prospect grows of military confrontation with Russia in the skies over Syria,
'Day zero' water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink

'Day zero' water crises: Spain, Morocco, India and Iraq at risk as reservoirs shrink

A new early warning satellite system reveals countries where shrinking reservoirs could lead to the taps completely drying up Shrinking reservoirs in Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain could spark the
The woman who braves bullets and bombs to uphold her father's legacy in Somalia – podcast

The woman who braves bullets and bombs to uphold her father's legacy in Somalia – podcast

Elman Ali Ahmed dedicated his life to disarming child soldiers and trying to end conflict in Somalia – now his daughter, Ilwad, is following in his footstepsAcast, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud,
Suburbia gone sour: the melancholia of Melbourne's milk bars – in pictures

Suburbia gone sour: the melancholia of Melbourne's milk bars – in pictures

Milk bars – or corner shops – were once an icon of Australian suburbia. Many were established by immigrants half a century ago, but recent gentrification has seen them replaced by restaurants and
Military plane crashes in Algeria – video

Military plane crashes in Algeria – video

Algeria's Ennahar TV has posted footage of a military plane that has crashed near Boufarik military airport, killing at least 100 peopleMore than 100 killed in Algerian military plane crash Continue
Spend more aid on early years education for a life of opportunity | Sarah Brown

Spend more aid on early years education for a life of opportunity | Sarah Brown

Why is education for young children still overlooked even though the huge benefits of this investment are obvious to all?A child’s most important steps happen before they set foot in a primary school.
EU threatens to crack down on Facebook over hate speech

EU threatens to crack down on Facebook over hate speech

Commissioner says voluntary code could be scrapped in favour of legislation and sanctionsA loss of trust in Facebook in the light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal could prompt the EU to scrap its
US accuses Russia of protecting a monster as UN fails to adopt Douma resolution – video

US accuses Russia of protecting a monster as UN fails to adopt Douma resolution – video

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says the people of Douma will hold Russia responsible for not taking appropriate action. A UN security council meeting on Tuesday failed to reach a compromise
Surprise falls in UK manufacturing and construction point to slowing economy – business live

Surprise falls in UK manufacturing and construction point to slowing economy – business live

Manufacturing output drops for the first time in a year and construction down sharply for a second month while trade deficit narrows 9.36am BST The trade figures are better. Britain’s goods trade
Supporters of rugby stars acquitted of rape take out newspaper ad

Supporters of rugby stars acquitted of rape take out newspaper ad

Full-page ad calls for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rugby suspensions to be liftedSupporters of two Irish rugby internationals acquitted of rape have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement
Xi strikes conciliatory tone on trade but offers few concessions

Xi strikes conciliatory tone on trade but offers few concessions

Chinese president’s comments may be enough to tamp down escalating rhetoricXi Jinping filled his speech at an annual business summit on Tuesday with aphorisms about hard work and openness. “Heaven
Stadium wars: the comedy of errors behind Sydney's shiny new plans

Stadium wars: the comedy of errors behind Sydney's shiny new plans

With four stadium policies announced in three years, the NSW government seems determined to rebuild Sydney’s two football venues – at a cost of $1.5bn. Why? At the heart of the comedy of errors that
Traditional antisemitism is back, global study finds

Traditional antisemitism is back, global study finds

Insecurity among Jewish people worsened by rise of racist right and anti-Israeli leftFeelings of insecurity are widespread among European Jews as a result of the resurgence of the extreme right, a
Josh Frydenberg makes peace offering to ACT before D-day for energy deal

Josh Frydenberg makes peace offering to ACT before D-day for energy deal

Energy minister bows to territory’s call for emissions reduction in national energy guarantee to be reported nationally Josh Frydenberg says he is happy for emissions reduction in the national energy
The Gold Coast: the sun-drenched sin city that wants to shine

The Gold Coast: the sun-drenched sin city that wants to shine

Famed for parties, brawls and bikini-clad meter maids, Australia’s Vegas is more dynamic than its mythology suggests Pristine beaches stretching for 70km, enviable weather, world heritage-listed
Upwardly mobile in Mali – in pictures

Upwardly mobile in Mali – in pictures

Seydou Keïta’s studio portraits reveal the aspirations of Malian citizens in the 1950s, contrasting expressive traditional African textile designs with sleek western consumer goods Continue reading...
'Millions missing out': aid fails to make the grade on early years education

'Millions missing out': aid fails to make the grade on early years education

Calls for urgent action as report reveals nutrition and health projects take bulk of funds for children under six, while schooling gets 1%Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s
Holden on: can Adelaide shift gears after the loss of its car industry?

Holden on: can Adelaide shift gears after the loss of its car industry?

Six months after Australia’s last car plant shut its doors, the Adelaide 500 race is a bittersweet affair, as poverty bites in the suburb of ElizabethTegan Gromball squints uncertainly at the muscle
Greens MPs cautiously welcome push for members to elect federal leader

Greens MPs cautiously welcome push for members to elect federal leader

Membership group launches petition to force plebiscite as Richard Di Natale comes under internal pressure Greens MPs have cautiously welcomed a push for members to directly elect the federal