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Merkel to meet Berlin attack survivors as anniversary puts failings in focus

Merkel to meet Berlin attack survivors as anniversary puts failings in focus

Relatives of those killed in truck attack on Christmas market have accused chancellor of failing to acknowledge their sufferingAngela Merkel is to meet bereaved relatives and survivors of last year’s
Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Residents in Guangdong invited to see group sentenced before they are taken away for summary execution in wake of drugs crackdownA court in China has sentenced 10 people to death, mostly for
Moment lights came back on at world's busiest airport – video

Moment lights came back on at world's busiest airport – video

Power has been restored at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport, after an outage on Sunday left tens of thousands of travellers stranded. More than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the
Universities Australia attacks Coalition's $2.2bn funding cut revealed in Myefo

Universities Australia attacks Coalition's $2.2bn funding cut revealed in Myefo

Handbrake on commonwealth grants funding expected to put pressure on universities to cap student enrolmentsThe federal government will cut $2.2bn from universities predominantly through a two-year
New Zealand's Northern War: mass grave reveals bodies of British soldiers

New Zealand's Northern War: mass grave reveals bodies of British soldiers

Conflict occurred between 1845-46 and was waged by local Maori tribes railing against British ruleThe remains of 12 British soldiers who fought in New Zealand’s Northern War have been unearthed in a
Barry and Honey Sherman deaths: Canada homicide police take over investigation

Barry and Honey Sherman deaths: Canada homicide police take over investigation

Deaths of Toronto pharmaceutical magnate and his wife caused by ‘ligature neck compression’, autopsy results showToronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of
Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Stage industry survey finds 14% of Australian cast and crew sexually assaulted

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey says 40% experienced sexual harassment and 62% were bulliedA Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance survey that found 14% of performers and technicians in
Call for fresh Honduras election after president Juan Orlando Hernández wins

Call for fresh Honduras election after president Juan Orlando Hernández wins

Electoral observer OAS voices doubts about ‘low-quality’ election process that does little to clear up critics’ doubtsThe Organization of American States has called for fresh elections in Honduras,
Harassment claims against Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle to be investigated

Harassment claims against Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle to be investigated

Premier Daniel Andrews says sexual misconduct allegations ‘very serious’ and urges a quick and thorough process Sexual misconduct allegations against the City of Melbourne’s longest-serving lord
$300m French chateau bought by Saudi prince linked to Leonardo purchase – report

$300m French chateau bought by Saudi prince linked to Leonardo purchase – report

Vast property west of Paris is a new-build that looks like a 17th century palace and boasts a cinema, deluxe swimming pool and glass-bottomed moat Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been
Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, commits aid to help tackle ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’Saudi Arabia has “no excuse” for blocking aid to Yemen, the international
Refugee advocates blockade Melbourne port in protest at offshore detention

Refugee advocates blockade Melbourne port in protest at offshore detention

Protesters call for sanctions on Australia ‘until the people on Manus are free’ as blockade causes significant traffic delaysProtesters have blockaded Melbourne’s container port in opposition to
Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Jordi Ballart, who quit as mayor of Terrassa last month, says he was labelled a quisling and coward for not backing independenceThe former mayor of a Catalan city who was labelled a quisling for his
Ryanair pilots suspend one-day strike in week before Christmas

Ryanair pilots suspend one-day strike in week before Christmas

Impact, the union representing Ireland-based pilots, has agreed to meet the low-cost carrier’s management and rescind strike action set for WednesdayRyanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas
California: crews battle Thomas blaze as mourners honor firefighter who died

California: crews battle Thomas blaze as mourners honor firefighter who died

Cory Iverson, 32, died on Thursday of burns and smoke inhalationFire north-west of LA was 40% contained as work against blaze continuesAs thousands of firefighters tried to shield coastal communities
Conservative rebels urge May to build cross-party alliance for soft Brexit

Conservative rebels urge May to build cross-party alliance for soft Brexit

Backbenchers who defeated government last week believe PM should reach out to Labour MPs and face down hard BrexitersConservative backbench rebels who defeated the government last week are urging
Morning mail: Turnbull reboots with positive economic news

Morning mail: Turnbull reboots with positive economic news

Monday: With Bennelong out of the way, today’s economic statement gives PM a fresh start. Plus: power prices on a rollercoasterGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and
John McCain will not vote on Republican tax cuts this week

John McCain will not vote on Republican tax cuts this week

Republican senator, battling cancer, to spend holidays with family in ArizonaBill would provide Trump with first legislative win as president John McCain will not cast his vote on the Republican tax
US soldier killed in Niger ambush was not captured, military report finds

US soldier killed in Niger ambush was not captured, military report finds

Investigation determines La David Johnson, whose death led to a political squabble involving Donald Trump, was killed by enemy fire as he fled the attackAn American soldier who was killed in an ambush
Questioning Israel’s behaviour is not antisemitic | Letters

Questioning Israel’s behaviour is not antisemitic | Letters

Readers respond to recent letters and articles from the Israeli ambassador Mark Regev, Karma Nabulsi, Giles Fraser, and a group of artists and activists who wrote about Donald Trump’s decision to