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Several beaches closed after ‘extremely rare’ shark attack in Botany Bay

Several beaches closed after ‘extremely rare’ shark attack in Botany Bay

Woman survives bite from great white shark, believed to have been more than three metres longBeaches in Sydney’s south-east have been closed after a woman was bitten by a great white shark, which is
Ivanka Trump calls for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Ivanka Trump calls for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Experts say North’s diplomatic overtures aimed at driving a wedge between Washington and SeoulIvanka Trump is leading a US delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in an effort to show a
'Everything is gone': satellite images in Myanmar show dozens of Rohingya villages bulldozed

'Everything is gone': satellite images in Myanmar show dozens of Rohingya villages bulldozed

Government says it is rebuilding area in Rakhine state but persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority say their culture is being erasedMyanmar’s government is using bulldozers to erase dozens of villages in
Dismayed to discover a bear behind at the Baftas

Dismayed to discover a bear behind at the Baftas

This week I pondered awards shows, curling, fashion, antidepressants and ‘managed ambitious divergence’Monday I’ve never seen the attraction of awards events on TV. Especially when there is a new
Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPAC Facebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing
Risky relationships: why women are more likely to die of a broken heart

Risky relationships: why women are more likely to die of a broken heart

In her new book, heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp explores how modern medicine is only beginning to understand the connection between body and emotionTakotsubo cardiomyopathy – commonly known as broken
Barnaby Joyce made the right decision, says Malcolm Turnbull

Barnaby Joyce made the right decision, says Malcolm Turnbull

Prime minister gets caught in White House lockdown after a woman crashes her car into a security barrierThe Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says he is looking forward to working with the
Nigel Farage gets warm welcome at gathering of US right wing

Nigel Farage gets warm welcome at gathering of US right wing

CPAC attendees applaud Brexit and boo London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, amid growing European populist influence at eventNigel Farage received a rousing reception from American conservatives on Friday, as
Donald Tusk says British hopes for future ties are 'pure illusion' - video

Donald Tusk says British hopes for future ties are 'pure illusion' - video

Theresa May’s reported agreement with her cabinet on a future trading relationship with the EU has been labelled 'pure illusion' by European council president Donald Tusk, as frustration with the UK
Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court

Tech billionaire, ordered to reopen public beach, appeals to supreme court

Investor Vinod Khosla has battled regulators for years over Martin’s Beach, which can only be reached by road on his propertyA Silicon Valley billionaire who was ordered by California courts to
Nauru mould problem was of ‘epic proportions’, microbiologist says

Nauru mould problem was of ‘epic proportions’, microbiologist says

Dr Cameron Jones, who was contracted by Transfield, says his 225-page report on the problem was covered upThe microbiologist contracted to assess the mould in the Nauru immigration centre says the
North Korea sanctions: Donald Trump announces 'largest ever' package

North Korea sanctions: Donald Trump announces 'largest ever' package

Measures aim to cut off sources of revenue for nuclear program, according to excerpts of plan released by White HouseDonald Trump announced on Friday a new package of measures against North Korea
NRA under mounting pressure as companies cut ties with gun lobby

NRA under mounting pressure as companies cut ties with gun lobby

Companies including Best Western, Hertz and Wyndham end affiliation after #BoycottNRA campaign gains momentum on social mediaUS companies are distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association
UK's post-Brexit trade deal aspirations an illusion, says Donald Tusk

UK's post-Brexit trade deal aspirations an illusion, says Donald Tusk

EU leaders left incredulous by reports emerging about Theresa May’s strategy following Chequers meetingTheresa May’s reported agreement with her cabinet on a future trading relationship with the EU
Yarl's Wood women feel desperate, says Diane Abbott

Yarl's Wood women feel desperate, says Diane Abbott

Women at immigration centre say they are on hunger strike over their indefinite detentionWomen held at the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre felt desperate at being kept there indefinitely,
Missing Nigerian girls declared ‘national disaster’ by president

Missing Nigerian girls declared ‘national disaster’ by president

Troops sent to find dozens of children who disappeared after Boko Haram raid on schoolPresident Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria has suffered a “national disaster” after dozens of girls went missing
The strangest moments from Donald Trump's CPAC 2018 speech  – video

The strangest moments from Donald Trump's CPAC 2018 speech – video

US president addresses Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Trump said if Democrats won seats in 2018 they would 'repeal your tax cuts' and 'take away your second
What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast

What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast

Ian Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?Subscribe and
Fear of UK meat scandal as data shows hygiene breaches at most plants

Fear of UK meat scandal as data shows hygiene breaches at most plants

Almost two-thirds of audited meat plants in breach of safety rules in England, Wales and Northern Ireland On average, 16 major failings recorded every week over the past three years The scale of food
Why are world leaders backing this brutal attack against Kurdish Afrin? | David Graeber

Why are world leaders backing this brutal attack against Kurdish Afrin? | David Graeber

Islamist militants – with Turkish army support – are wreaking havoc with a pocket of peace and sanity in the Syrian warThree years ago the world watched a ragtag band of men and women fighters in the