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Australian drug regulator takes action over claims products can treat disease

Australian drug regulator takes action over claims products can treat disease

Therapeutic Goods Administration takes on Peptides Clinics Australia for alleged advertising breachesFor the first time in almost a decade Australia’s drugs regulator has begun court action against a
We can break the Brexit deadlock: with a citizens’ assembly | Neal Lawson

We can break the Brexit deadlock: with a citizens’ assembly | Neal Lawson

These forums are used around the world to solve political impasses – most recently in Ireland on abortion law. It should be Britain’s turn nextBrexit is the rock on which our democratic system has run
Teenager behind 'flossing' dance craze the latest to sue Fortnite creators

Teenager behind 'flossing' dance craze the latest to sue Fortnite creators

Russell Horning is credited with making the dance move a global phenomenon in 2016 A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Russell Horning, aka the Backpack Kid, against a video game company, alleging
YouTube host faces charges for criticising Thai princess's Miss Universe dress

YouTube host faces charges for criticising Thai princess's Miss Universe dress

Online presenter accused of affecting the country’s reputation after suggesting the outfit was ugly A popular YouTube presenter may be facing charges in Thailand after she criticised a Miss Universe
Tasmanian year 12 students sent an updated Atar after scoring error

Tasmanian year 12 students sent an updated Atar after scoring error

School leavers left reeling after human error resulted in a miscalculation of their university entrance scoresTasmanian year 12 students who were left reeling after human error resulted in a
Visionary tunnel or over-hyped hole? Elon Musk's design unveiled in LA

Visionary tunnel or over-hyped hole? Elon Musk's design unveiled in LA

As thousands gather for the first public viewing of Musk’s ‘loop track’, skeptics wonder whether it will live up to its promisesElon Musk enthused that this was no ordinary tunnel opening, but
Boarding on obsession: K-pop fans 'falsely' check in on flights to glimpse stars

Boarding on obsession: K-pop fans 'falsely' check in on flights to glimpse stars

Korean Air will increase penalties after 35 cases of fans buying tickets to get close to their idols before cancellingThe latest trick employed by K-pop fans desperate to get close to band members,
Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Language saying marriage was between ‘two people with absolutely equal rights’ was dropped due to public pressureCuba’s government has backed away from enshrining gay marriage protections in its new
Senate passes criminal justice reform bill in bipartisan victory

Senate passes criminal justice reform bill in bipartisan victory

First Step Act, which would reduce drug crime sentences, saw rare support from both progressives and law-and-order conservatives A bill seeking to reform the criminal justice system cleared the Senate
Genoa bridge disaster: Italian architect Renzo Piano chosen to build replacement

Genoa bridge disaster: Italian architect Renzo Piano chosen to build replacement

Co-designer of the Pompidou Centre will use design that ‘will last for a thousand years’ and be built of steelAuthorities in Genoa have chosen a design by Italy’s most famous living architect, Renzo
William Tyrrell may still be alive and police pursuing 'active leads', court told

William Tyrrell may still be alive and police pursuing 'active leads', court told

It is not possible to conclude missing New South Wales boy is dead, coroner’s court hears ahead of inquestIt is not possible to conclude that missing New South Wales boy William Tyrrell is dead based
Grace Millane murder: New Zealand rebukes Google for emailing out suspect's name

Grace Millane murder: New Zealand rebukes Google for emailing out suspect's name

Google breached suppression laws by sending out emails headlined with the name of man charged with backpacker murder Google has been forced to explain to the New Zealand government why it breached the
Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

Appointment of two Democrats in Las Vegas means 51% of 63 state legislative seats are now filled by womenNevada became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on
Three arrested after man shot dead in north London

Three arrested after man shot dead in north London

Metropolitan police detain trio on suspicion of murder over shooting in Enfield A man has died after a shooting in north London.The Metropolitan police said officers were called to reports of a man
Business 'watching in horror' as PM plans for no-deal Brexit

Business 'watching in horror' as PM plans for no-deal Brexit

Five leading organisations say UK is not ready and parliament must back Theresa May’s deal British business has issued a stark warning to MPs that they risk plunging an ill-prepared economy into chaos
JK Rowling generous but unapproachable, her ex-PA tells court

JK Rowling generous but unapproachable, her ex-PA tells court

Former personal assistant Amanda Donaldson accused of fraudulently using author’s credit card JK Rowling was a generous but unapproachable boss, according to a former personal assistant in court
'I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain’: judge lambasts Michael Flynn

'I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain’: judge lambasts Michael Flynn

In an unexpected moment, Judge Emmet Sullivan subjected Trump’s former national security adviser to a stinging rebuke When a stone-faced Michael Flynn entered courtroom 24 in the US district court in
‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

Sarah Sanders struggles to answer questions about Donald Trump's apparently more favourable view of Michael Flynn compared with his former aide Michael Cohen, when both have cooperated with special
‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

For Australians forced to survive on $275 a week, the ALP’s pledge to conduct a welfare review before a Newstart increase has sparked outrageAnnette Lovell is used to waiting. It is Tuesday and she
Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Don Harwin urges Coalition to ‘put science, economics and engineering ahead of ideology’The New South Wales energy minister, Don Harwin, wants the federal government to end its “climate wars” and