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‘Just make the trains run on time’: Germans turn on Deutsche Bahn

‘Just make the trains run on time’: Germans turn on Deutsche Bahn

Cancelled trains and lengthy delays have turned a once-trusted railway system into a source of national shameCancelled trains, lengthy delays, cracked bridges and wildcat strikes by disgruntled
Rowdy with a chance of meatballs: New Zealand in frenzy at arrival of Ikea

Rowdy with a chance of meatballs: New Zealand in frenzy at arrival of Ikea

After years of rumours, the Swedish furniture store will open its first outlet in the countryNew Zealanders have been whipped into a frenzy by the news that Swedish furniture giant Ikea will be
Hakeem al-Araibi: Australia pours cold water on citizenship bid for refugee footballer

Hakeem al-Araibi: Australia pours cold water on citizenship bid for refugee footballer

Peter Dutton’s department says minister does not have power to automatically grant citizenshipThe Department of Home Affairs has poured cold water on a pitch to have citizenship granted on
Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC – report

Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC – report

Tokyo denies report by Kyodo news agency that government will reveal its decision by the end of the yearJapan is to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial
Judge blocks Trump policy denying asylum for gang and domestic violence victims

Judge blocks Trump policy denying asylum for gang and domestic violence victims

In San Francisco, a judge extended an order blocking efforts to ban asylum for those who illegally cross the US-Mexico border A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that
Sydney seaplane crash: last images taken by British family on final journey released

Sydney seaplane crash: last images taken by British family on final journey released

Crash report finds pilot was ‘normal, upbeat and happy’ on day of the crash and no evidence of a birdstrike or in-flight breakupA report into a New Year’s Eve seaplane crash that killed five Britons
New Zealand survey suggests real crime figures could be seven times official tally

New Zealand survey suggests real crime figures could be seven times official tally

First national survey by justice ministry finds Māori more likely to be victims of crime Māori are bearing the brunt as victims of crime in New Zealand, with a landmark survey suggesting that seven
Nationals' Bridget McKenzie weighs up move to lower house in Andrew Broad's seat

Nationals' Bridget McKenzie weighs up move to lower house in Andrew Broad's seat

Deputy leader could be eyeing Mallee after sitting MP announces he will not recontest following sex scandalBridget McKenzie is still weighing up a move to the lower house, and with it potential
Morocco murders: agents investigate footage as terror fears mount

Morocco murders: agents investigate footage as terror fears mount

Three men held in Marrakech as suspicions grow that Islamists were behind killing of two Scandinavian womenDanish intelligence services are investigating a video circulating on social media they
'The last time I saw Granny Pu': 85-year-old mother of Chinese dissident seized by police

'The last time I saw Granny Pu': 85-year-old mother of Chinese dissident seized by police

Pu Wengqing, 85, has spent the last two years campaigning for the release of her son Huang Qi, a prominent Chinese activistFor the last two years, Pu Wenqing, 85, has spent most of her time writing
Army called in to help with Gatwick airport drones problem

Army called in to help with Gatwick airport drones problem

Airport still closed after what police describe as deliberate attempt to disrupt flightsGatwick airport drone disruption – live updates The army has been called in to help with the ongoing crisis at
Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Study suggests presence of weapon leads to rise in hostility between officers and publicPolice officers carrying Taser electronic weapons are almost 50% more likely to use force and also more likely
Isis not defeated in Syria despite Trump claim, says UK

Isis not defeated in Syria despite Trump claim, says UK

Defence minister warns Islamic State is ‘very much alive’ after US president hints at troop withdrawal The British government has contradicted Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State has been defeated
Charges levelled over nitrous oxide baby death at Sydney hospital

Charges levelled over nitrous oxide baby death at Sydney hospital

Newborn died after gas mix-up at Lidcombe-Bankstown hospital in 2016The people allegedly responsible for fatally giving a newborn baby nitrous oxide at a Sydney hospital two years ago will face
Theresa May will be ‘forced to back down’ over migrant curbs

Theresa May will be ‘forced to back down’ over migrant curbs

Rebellious ministers believe salary threshold after Brexit will be £21,000, not £30,000Rebellious ministers believe Theresa May will be forced to allow workers earning as little as £21,000 to enter
Six weeks since being brought to Australia for treatment, Nauru refugee yet to see doctor

Six weeks since being brought to Australia for treatment, Nauru refugee yet to see doctor

Hazara woman Narges, who is at risk of hearing loss and cerebral abscesses, says she was handcuffed en route to appointment which was cancelled A young woman, transferred to Australia from Nauru for
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad

Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad

Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling squareA former security guard for the US firm Blackwater has been found guilty
Facebook: Washington DC sues tech giant over Cambridge Analytica data use

Facebook: Washington DC sues tech giant over Cambridge Analytica data use

DC attorney general alleged in lawsuit the company’s ‘misleading privacy settings’ allowed firm to harvest information Washington DC has sued Facebook for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge
Brazil fails to replace thousands of doctors who left after Cuba spat

Brazil fails to replace thousands of doctors who left after Cuba spat

Government said it filled vacancies after Jair Bolsonaro’s comments sparked exodus – but 2,439 replacements failed to show up for workBrazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of
Federal Reserve raises interest rates despite pressure from Trump

Federal Reserve raises interest rates despite pressure from Trump

Fed said rates will rise a quarter of a percentage point, to 2.25% to 2.5%, even though president called increases ‘foolish’The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates again on Wednesday despite