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Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece’s holy Mount Athos

Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece’s holy Mount Athos

Orthodox church’s decision to make Ukrainian branch independent of Russia causes schism and predictions of violenceIn the chilly pre-dawn gloom one recent morning, Father Makarios hurried to his
Lee stabbing: witness appeal after police make murder arrest

Lee stabbing: witness appeal after police make murder arrest

Suspect aged 18 joins 16-year-old already in custody over death of Jay Sewell, 16An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death a teenager in south-east London.Jay Sewell died
Funding for new anti-corruption body well below what experts say is needed

Funding for new anti-corruption body well below what experts say is needed

The Coalition’s proposed Commonwealth integrity commission has also drawn criticism for its lack of public hearings and treatment of politiciansThe funding of the Coalition’s proposed integrity
Country diary: cattle take shelter in the PoW camp's muddied rooms

Country diary: cattle take shelter in the PoW camp's muddied rooms

Featherstone, Northumberland: We pass a plaque commemorating ‘Captain Herbert Sulzbach OBE who dedicated himself to making this camp a seed bed of British-German reconciliation’We haven’t been here
Healthcare to get $100bn boost as India aims to cut maternal deaths

Healthcare to get $100bn boost as India aims to cut maternal deaths

Spending on health will double by 2025, with India intent on improving its record on mortality of mothers and infantsIndia has pledged to spend $100bn (£79bn) more on healthcare over the next seven
Sondra Locke, actor in Clint Eastwood films, dies at 74

Sondra Locke, actor in Clint Eastwood films, dies at 74

Actor starred in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, before role in Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey WalesSondra Locke: a life in pictures Sondra Locke, the American actor who was nominated for an Oscar for her
Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans

Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans

Pop star’s reported use of software to root out stalkers may be well meant, but it fuels a disturbing trend, experts sayTaylor Swift secretly secretly surveilling her fans using facial recognition
HSC rankings don’t show how effective schools are. We shouldn't obsess about them | Josephine Tovey

HSC rankings don’t show how effective schools are. We shouldn't obsess about them | Josephine Tovey

League tables don’t tell us which schools are the ‘worst’ or ‘best’. They are a hugely simplistic exerciseAfter Jihad Dib became principal of Punchbowl Boys High in Sydney’s south-west, he was widely
Synthethic cannabis makers face life in jail amid New Zealand crackdown

Synthethic cannabis makers face life in jail amid New Zealand crackdown

Drug will be classified as class A as government tackles scourge of country’s most deadly narcoticManufacturers and distributors of synthetic cannabis could face life in prison after the New Zealand
'The saddest image': courtroom sketch captures Michael Cohen's bad day

'The saddest image': courtroom sketch captures Michael Cohen's bad day

Artist known for images of Tom Brady and Harvey Weinstein portrays moment of former Trump fixer’s downfall Michael Cohen did not have a good day yesterday. But no headline captured the discontent of
New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence

New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence

Rising production from Latin America has led groups from North Africa and the Balkans to change the drug trade, EU agency saysA surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in
Antarctica deaths: no foul play suspected in deaths at McMurdo station

Antarctica deaths: no foul play suspected in deaths at McMurdo station

Two fire-safety technicians died on Wednesday at the US-managed station, but investigators are still piecing together what happenedNo criminal activity is suspected in the deaths of two subcontractors
Palestinians call on Muslim states to target Australian exports over Jerusalem embassy

Palestinians call on Muslim states to target Australian exports over Jerusalem embassy

Leaders increase pressure as PM Scott Morrison set to reveal if Australia will move Israel embassy from Tel AvivPalestinian leaders are lobbying Arab and other Muslim states to drop Australian exports
Gary Lineker criticised by Jonathan Agnew for 'political' Brexit tweets

Gary Lineker criticised by Jonathan Agnew for 'political' Brexit tweets

BBC’s cricket correspondent says he would be sacked if he copied Match of the Day hostBBC Sport host Gary Lineker has been criticised by his colleague Jonathan Agnew for expressing his political views
US investigates whether Trump's inaugural cash was spent improperly – report

US investigates whether Trump's inaugural cash was spent improperly – report

Legal woes mount as NBC also reports Trump was present for talks over National Enquirer payments Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, which managed the $107m celebrations in Washington to mark the
£495m contract led to army recruitment shortfalls, auditors find

£495m contract led to army recruitment shortfalls, auditors find

Officials ‘did not understand project’s complexity’ before signing outsourcing dealThe British army authorised a £495m contract with the outsourcing giant Capita to bring in new recruits without
Keith Richards gives up drinking (almost), saying 'I got fed up with it'

Keith Richards gives up drinking (almost), saying 'I got fed up with it'

Hard-living Rolling Stones guitarist says he hasn’t been on the hard booze for about a yearKeith Richards, the legendarily hard-living guitarist of the Rolling Stones, has quit drinking – almost –
EU leaders reject May's idea to salvage her Brexit deal

EU leaders reject May's idea to salvage her Brexit deal

Juncker tells PM to tell Europe what she wants in ‘nebulous and imprecise’ debateFriday’s political developments - live updatesEU leaders delivered a devastating knockback to Theresa May after she
Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name

Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name

Tony Rinaudo’s regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectaresThrough the cacophony of the UN’s global climate talks, an Australian farmer
Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed by French police - video report

Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed by French police - video report

The alleged shooter in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has been killed by police, it has been confirmed. In a brief statement released on Thursday night, French police said the man had been 'neutralised'.