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Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Senior party figures express hope the ballot result will bring to an end the infightingSenator Lee Rhiannon has failed to win preselection as the Greens’ lead candidate for New South Wales at the next
Ministry of Defence braced for 'brutal' cuts in security review

Ministry of Defence braced for 'brutal' cuts in security review

MoD has compiled list of options, including marines and amphibious vessels but Trident replacement seen as untouchableThe Ministry of Defence is bracing for what one Whitehall official has described
Oxford Street panic began with fight at tube station, suggest police

Oxford Street panic began with fight at tube station, suggest police

Visitors to London West End ran and hid, two tube stations were closed and armed police raced to scene after incident An altercation between two men appears to have triggered the outbreak of mass
Trump: Obama consumer agency with two acting directors is 'a total disaster'

Trump: Obama consumer agency with two acting directors is 'a total disaster'

CFPB director Richard Cordray resigns and elevates Leandra EnglishChaos as Trump announces CFPB critic Mick Mulvaney for same roleDonald Trump on Saturday called the Consumer Financial Protection
Sex offender was hiding at Caldey Island monastery for seven years

Sex offender was hiding at Caldey Island monastery for seven years

Paul Ashton was found after seven years on the island when his image was posted on a Crimestoppers Most Wanted listA sex offender lived in the abbey on Caldey Island for seven years while on the run
Pentagon likely to announce US has 2,000 troops in Syria, not 500 – officials

Pentagon likely to announce US has 2,000 troops in Syria, not 500 – officials

Military set to acknowledge accounting system has underreported presenceAfter Trump-Erdoğan call, Turkish minister says no more US arms to KurdsThe Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days
Around Australia in a wheelchair: the four-month camping trip that almost broke us

Around Australia in a wheelchair: the four-month camping trip that almost broke us

Months after Kevin Hayley became a paraplegic, he and his partner Emma embarked on an 18,000km trip around Australia“What the hell am I doing? This is completely insane,” I thought, watching as my
GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320,000

GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320,000

More than 10,500 people have donated to online fundraising effort for Johnny Bobbitt Jr, who used his last $20 to help woman stuck on Philadelphia highwayA GoFundMe campaign set up to raise $10,000
Former Bank governor 'encouraged eastern European immigration'

Former Bank governor 'encouraged eastern European immigration'

Ex-Cameron adviser says Mervyn King was strong advocate of opening up immigration without transitional controls, which partly drove Brexit voteMervyn King encouraged Tony Blair to open the doors to
Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio used criminal case to embarrass senator, lawsuit says

Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio used criminal case to embarrass senator, lawsuit says

Son of Arizona senator Jeff Flake says former sheriff and hard-right figurehead pursued animal cruelty case against him to hurt his father and publicize himselfA federal lawsuit set to go to trial
Labor on course to retain power in Queensland

Labor on course to retain power in Queensland

Essential poll shows Annastacia Palaszczuk ahead by 53 to 47 on the two-party preferred measure before Saturday’s pollQueensland Labor has headed into election day on course to retain power as one of
Tiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus

Tiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus

Police tweet that ‘all danger is over’ after tiger was killed by owner near Eiffel Tower some time after it escapedA circus tiger has been shot dead by its owner after escaping into the streets of
Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Fianna Fáil’s threat to coalition’s future could weaken Ireland’s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.The timing of Ireland’s Fianna Fáil party’s decision to pull the
Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Former soldier Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in July after spending a month in Syria with Kurdish militia in 2015A former British soldier who was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of terror
Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts

Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts

If you witnessed the incident at Oxford circus on Friday evening, we’d like to hear from you There was confusion in central London on Friday evening as armed police responded to an incident on Oxford
Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governorThe person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack
Florence court puts foot down over Michelangelo's David

Florence court puts foot down over Michelangelo's David

Civil court orders tour firm to remove images of famous nude from marketing used to sell expensive tickets to museum His are the most famous curves in Florence and adorn everything from aprons to
Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing machines to Sally Mugabe | Letters

Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing machines to Sally Mugabe | Letters

One day an official black limousine arrived at the door and it was Sally Mugabe herself who had come to see her friend Irene and to collect the latest batch of machinesAs we reach the close of the
Iraqi inquiry needed into Mosul killings | Letters

Iraqi inquiry needed into Mosul killings | Letters

Kate Allen of Amnesty International says the cold-blooded killings of captives and civilians reported by the Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad must be investigatedGhaith Abdul-Ahad’s extremely disturbing
The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

Although nearly £10bn was donated to UK charities last year, the wealthy in the US give far more of their cash to good causesBritons donated nearly £10bn to charity last year, but philanthropy in the