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Government shuts Maribyrnong immigration detention centre, citing fall in numbers

Government shuts Maribyrnong immigration detention centre, citing fall in numbers

Controversial facility joins the list of 19 closed since September 2013 as the number of people in detention dropsThe federal government has closed a Victorian immigration detention centre, and plans
Women forced into marriage overseas asked to repay cost of return to UK

Women forced into marriage overseas asked to repay cost of return to UK

Foreign Office criticised for seeking to recoup outlay on victims’ fares and expensesThe Foreign Office is seeking to recoup the cost of repatriating young women who have been forced into marriages
Plane crash deaths jump sharply in 2018 – but fatalities 'still rare'

Plane crash deaths jump sharply in 2018 – but fatalities 'still rare'

Analysis shows that 500 people died in major accidents last year compared with none in 2017The number of people killed in plane crashes jumped sharply in 2018, according to new analysis.There were
The incredible story of Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's shirtless Olympic flag bearer

The incredible story of Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's shirtless Olympic flag bearer

Years of pain and crushing disappointment have not dissuaded the Instagram sensation from becoming an Olympian in two sports – and he’s about to announce a thirdWhen Pita Taufatofua began the walk
Protests break out in India after two women enter temple

Protests break out in India after two women enter temple

Court ruling allows women to offer prayers in temple in Kerala after centuries-long ban Protests have broken out in the Indian state of Kerala, where groups of angry traditionalists waving black flags
Most Labour members believe Corbyn should back second Brexit vote

Most Labour members believe Corbyn should back second Brexit vote

Nearly 90% of party members would opt to stay in the EU in a ‘people’s vote’, finds surveyLabour members are significantly more opposed to Brexit than Jeremy Corbyn is, with 72% of them thinking their
Jair Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s president – in pictures

Jair Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s president – in pictures

The inauguration of the Brazilian president took place in Brasilia Continue reading...
Indonesia landslide on New Year's Eve leaves 15 dead and 20 missing

Indonesia landslide on New Year's Eve leaves 15 dead and 20 missing

Rescuers have recovered six more bodies buried under tonnes of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a village on JavaThe death toll from a landslide that crashed into a hilly village on Indonesia’s
Neil Prakash 'not a Fiji citizen': Dutton move to strip Australian citizenship in doubt

Neil Prakash 'not a Fiji citizen': Dutton move to strip Australian citizenship in doubt

Australian authorities revoked the 27-year-old Isis fighter’s citizenship on the understanding he also held citizenship in FijiFijian immigration authorities have no record of Neil Prakash, an Isis
Terrawatch: landslide tsunami lessons from Anak Krakatau

Terrawatch: landslide tsunami lessons from Anak Krakatau

Tsunami warning systems are in place around Indonesia, but they are tailored to earthquake tsunamisJust over a week ago, the Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau blew its top, losing about two-thirds of
Mali attack: 37 civilians killed in armed raid on village

Mali attack: 37 civilians killed in armed raid on village

Children among victims in area hit by ethnic violence in which hundreds died last year Armed men killed 37 Fulani civilians on Tuesday in central Mali, where ethnic violence cost hundreds of lives
US authorities fire teargas across border to repel Central Americans

US authorities fire teargas across border to repel Central Americans

Customs and Border Protection said the gas was used to target rock throwers apart from the migrants who were trying to cross US authorities fired teargas into Mexico during the first hours of the new
How a flawed freedom-of-information regime keeps Australians in the dark

How a flawed freedom-of-information regime keeps Australians in the dark

The refusal of FOI requests is at its highest level since records began and a Guardian Australia investigation has found systemic problemsThe Australian government is refusing access to documents at
Bolsonaro declares Brazil's 'liberation from socialism' as he is sworn in

Bolsonaro declares Brazil's 'liberation from socialism' as he is sworn in

Far-right populist invited lawmakers to help country free itself from ‘ideological submission’ in speech Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration: the day progressive Brazil has dreadedJair Bolsonaro has
Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia

Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia

Standup Hasan Minhaj had mocked official accounts about fate of Jamal KhashoggiNetflix has taken down an episode of a satirical comedy show critical of Saudi Arabia in the country after officials from
Dakota Access pipeline developer misses year-end deadline to plant trees

Dakota Access pipeline developer misses year-end deadline to plant trees

Energy Transfer Partners only planted about 8,800 of the 20,000 trees required along the pipeline’s route in 2018The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline missed a year-end deadline to plant
Manchester stabbings suspect detained under Mental Health Act

Manchester stabbings suspect detained under Mental Health Act

Man, 25, remains in custody but is refusing to cooperate with officersPolice have detained a suspect under the Mental Health Act as counter-terrorism officials raced to discover what led to the
Take action: Parkland students on five ways to fight gun violence in 2019

Take action: Parkland students on five ways to fight gun violence in 2019

Last year, students from Parkland, Florida inspired a wave of activism after the mass shooting at their high school. Student journalists from Parkland share ideas for keeping that momentum going in
Man stabbed to death at New Year's Eve party in London's Park Lane

Man stabbed to death at New Year's Eve party in London's Park Lane

Man, believed to have been security guard, fatally stabbed and three others injured A man has been stabbed to death at a New Year’s Eve party on London’s Park Lane.Emergency services were called to
America's year in satellite imagery – in pictures

America's year in satellite imagery – in pictures

From lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 show how humanity, geopolitics and the force of nature upended lives and landscape