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Bundoora death: Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe on video call with sister when attacked

Bundoora death: Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe on video call with sister when attacked

The 21-year-old student at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University is believed to have been returning home from a comedy showA young woman who was killed outside a Bundoora shopping centre was an Israeli
US plans new space sensors for missile defence against 'rogue states'

US plans new space sensors for missile defence against 'rogue states'

Trump likely to present Pentagon findings about changing threat as justification for his planned ‘space force’Donald Trump will unveil a plan on Thursday for a major expansion in US missile defence
Extreme heatwave: all-time temperature records fall across parts of Australia

Extreme heatwave: all-time temperature records fall across parts of Australia

Australia had its warmest ever December on record and temperatures this week nudged 50C in some placesCoping with extreme heat: share your photos Temperature records have been broken in towns across
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained again after last-minute appeal

Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained again after last-minute appeal

Former president remains in ICC custody after acquittal on charges of crimes against humanityThe International Criminal Court has dashed Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following the
Nauru doctor wins global free speech award for speaking out on offshore immigration

Nauru doctor wins global free speech award for speaking out on offshore immigration

Nick Martin’s medical attention and advocacy saw asylum seekers transferred to Australia for treatment, but ultimately cost him his jobA doctor on Nauru who blew the whistle on the deliberate medical
'Time to start talking about consent': Thailand's nascent #MeToo moment

'Time to start talking about consent': Thailand's nascent #MeToo moment

A web project that let people share stories of sexual assault is growing into an influential force for changeIn a small bookshop in Suan Phlu, a lively district of Bangkok, an unusual conversation is
New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate changeThe first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global
US to begin nuclear treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

US to begin nuclear treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

Officials reject Russian offer to inspect new missile US says it will suspend observance of INF treaty on 2 FebruaryThe US has rejected Moscow’s offer to inspect a new Russian missile suspected of
Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name crisis

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name crisis

Alexis Tsipras secures majority as opposition claims deal with Skopje is ‘nationally damaging’The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has won a confidence vote in parliament, clearing a major hurdle
How Trump's border wall impasse is costing the US economy | Mona Chalabi

How Trump's border wall impasse is costing the US economy | Mona Chalabi

Research suggests the shutdown has cost the US economy $4.3bn – nearly as much as Trump wants for his wallThe US government shutdown has continued into its 26th day, leaving 800,000 federal employees
Pranksters defend spreading fake news of Trump's departure

Pranksters defend spreading fake news of Trump's departure

Activists distributed fake editions of the Washington Post, dated 1 May 2019, around Washington DC on WednesdayFake editions of the Washington Post with a large headline announcing Donald Trump’s
Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Road toll analysis shows 1,146 deaths in 2018, 78 fewer than in 2017Australia’s road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.There were 1,146
Top North Korean officials reportedly set for Washington visit

Top North Korean officials reportedly set for Washington visit

Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol are expected to meet on Friday to discuss a second summit, US and South Korean media reportedThree North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with
Four Americans killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis

Four Americans killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis

Two US soldiers, a defence department civilian official and contractor were killed, US Central Command confirmsA suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State has killed four Americans in north-eastern
Iranian ambassador claims Free Nazanin campaign is 'unhelpful'

Iranian ambassador claims Free Nazanin campaign is 'unhelpful'

Intervention comes as backers say Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has ended her hunger strikeThe Iranian ambassador to the UK has told the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that his campaign to secure
Moa for sale: trade in extinct birds' bones threatens New Zealand's history

Moa for sale: trade in extinct birds' bones threatens New Zealand's history

Skeletons fetch thousands, but sales put swathes of environmental and climate data out of reach of scientists Paleontologists are begging the New Zealand government to immediately halt the trade in
Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss

Kew scientists’ analysis of 124 wild species shows 60% facing possible extinction, risking viability of commercial stock Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60% of them facing possible
Hillsborough police chief lacked knowledge of hazards, court hears

Hillsborough police chief lacked knowledge of hazards, court hears

Prosecutors say David Duckenfield failed to identify risk of overcrowdingDavid Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer in command during the Hillsborough disaster, lacked knowledge of the
Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans' plastic waste

Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans' plastic waste

Greenpeace sceptical about corporate polluters as alliance launched to reduce wasteThe scourge of plastic waste in the world’s oceans is the target of a new global alliance of businesses which says it
What is happening in Zimbabwe? – video report

What is happening in Zimbabwe? – video report

The centre of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, is deserted after the third day of a nationwide strike. Demonstrators are frustrated by the huge rise in living costs that has resulted in food and fuel