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Retaliation in Syria: what are May's options?

Retaliation in Syria: what are May's options?

PM probably has the right to commit UK to support any US action without a Commons vote – but only in a non-combat roleTheresa May does not currently have a parliamentary mandate to participate in a
Six Virunga park rangers killed in DRC wildlife sanctuary

Six Virunga park rangers killed in DRC wildlife sanctuary

Latest ambush worst attack to date at home to world’s largest population of mountain gorillasFive rangers and a driver have been killed in an ambush in Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of
Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia's cities really stack up

Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia's cities really stack up

Magazines may gush about the ‘liveability’ of Australian cities, but new data shows big disparities in transport, rents and healthAustralian Cities Week: how you can get involvedWith five cities in
Video emerges of cheering as Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian

Video emerges of cheering as Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian

Israel’s military says incident in Gaza Strip will be ‘thoroughly investigated’Footage has emerged of an Israeli sniper shooting a seemingly unarmed and motionless Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip,
Whitlam dismissal: historian appeals decision to keep Queen's letters secret

Whitlam dismissal: historian appeals decision to keep Queen's letters secret

Jenny Hocking says correspondence between Queen and John Kerr must be released Monash University professor Jenny Hocking has lodged an appeal to the full bench of the federal court against the
UK could ban livestock exports for slaughter after Brexit, says Gove

UK could ban livestock exports for slaughter after Brexit, says Gove

Environment secretary proposes increasing welfare standards as he launches consultation on banThe UK could impose a ban on the export of live animals for slaughter after Brexit, according to Michael
Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue

Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue

With Australia’s live music scene struggling to survive, Brisbane’s promoters are using open and alcohol-free gigs to attract younger music lovers. Will it work?It’s Good Friday in Brisbane and most
US and Russia trade barbs at UN over Syria chemical attack – video

US and Russia trade barbs at UN over Syria chemical attack – video

US and Russian representatives at the UN swapped heated words during a session of the security council on Monday in response to a chemical attack in Syria. Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow's permanent
Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Carolina Reaper appears to have narrowed the arteries in the competitive eater’s brain, causing a series of thunderclap headachesA man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with
Boomburbs: Sydney's urban sprawl seen from above – in pictures

Boomburbs: Sydney's urban sprawl seen from above – in pictures

When Andrew Merry exhibited his hypnotic aerial images of Sydney’s new suburbia in 2006 many people could not believe they were taken in Australia. A decade on, he looks back on the seriesAustralian
Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Publication will highlight pioneering work of scientists searching for cures to diseases like HIV and malaria and solutions to climate changeA new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked
Trump vows quick and 'forceful' response to Syria chemical attack – video

Trump vows quick and 'forceful' response to Syria chemical attack – video

US president Donald Trump promises action in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response. Speaking at a meeting with military leaders
Trump says Syria decision imminent as Russia warns of 'grave repercussions'

Trump says Syria decision imminent as Russia warns of 'grave repercussions'

US president meets generals as tensions between US and Russia escalate at a UN security council session over Douma gas attack The US and Russia moved closer to direct confrontation over Syria on
Trump calls FBI raid on personal attorney's office a 'witch-hunt' – video

Trump calls FBI raid on personal attorney's office a 'witch-hunt' – video

Federal agents raided the office of the US president's lawyer, Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a
Russia must uphold the chemical weapons convention, says UK – video

Russia must uphold the chemical weapons convention, says UK – video

The UK ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, has called on the security council to conduct a thorough investigation of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that occurred on 7 April. She said
Bill Cosby confronted by topless protester – video

Bill Cosby confronted by topless protester – video

Bill Cosby faced a topless protester, who jumped a barricade with 'Women’s Lives Matter' and other phrases written in red and black across her body. The woman was wrestled to the ground by sheriff’s
Bill Cosby paid $3.4m to silence woman he had sexually assaulted, prosecutor says

Bill Cosby paid $3.4m to silence woman he had sexually assaulted, prosecutor says

Sum was allegedly paid in 2006 to Andrea Constand to close a suit she had brought against the TV star alleging he had drugged and sexually molested her in 2004 Bill Cosby paid $3.4m to buy the silence
Two dead after pony and trap accident in Ireland

Two dead after pony and trap accident in Ireland

Tourists, thought to be a couple from the US, killed while travelling in the Gap of Dunloe in County Kerry on Monday Two tourists believed to be from the US were killed on Monday in a freak accident
Humboldt Broncos: fans pay tribute to crash victims with moving hockey stick gesture

Humboldt Broncos: fans pay tribute to crash victims with moving hockey stick gesture

Across North America, hockey sticks were left on porches and next to rinks after 15 people died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crashIn a poignant online tribute to those who died in the Humboldt Broncos
Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth in office

Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth in office

The Democrat gave birth to her second daughter on Monday. She is also one of only 10 lawmakers to give birth while serving in CongressTammy Duckworth of Illinois on Monday became the first US senator