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Chinese mall unveils #TrumpDog statue to celebrate year of the dog

Chinese mall unveils #TrumpDog statue to celebrate year of the dog

The canine statue sports a frown, an index finger pointing straight up and Trump’s signature hairstyle, rendered in goldAs China prepares to ring in the Lunar New Year, one shopping mall has declared
Israel drought: minister rallies thousands to pray for relief

Israel drought: minister rallies thousands to pray for relief

Uri Ariel works with rabbis to bring worshippers to Western Wall as country struggles with long-running water shortageWith technology coming up short, Israel’s agriculture minister sought an
All aboard the Love Train: young, single New Zealanders on a romantic quest

All aboard the Love Train: young, single New Zealanders on a romantic quest

Once every two years the rural town of Middlemarch holds a singles’ ball attracting hundreds of young people from across the country looking for love As the train chugs across the Taieri Plains,
Robert Mugabe's retirement package: 20 staff, private air travel and a fleet of cars

Robert Mugabe's retirement package: 20 staff, private air travel and a fleet of cars

Details of generous deal to cede power come after it was reported the former Zimbabwe president would receive a $10m ‘bonus’Zimbabwe’s ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet
Nazi war criminals in Spandau prison 'could not sleep due to searchlights'

Nazi war criminals in Spandau prison 'could not sleep due to searchlights'

Letter released to National Archives reveals how chancellor of West Germany complained about conditions for inmates including Albert SpeerNazi war criminals held in the infamous Spandau prison after
Two men to appear in court charged with terrorism offences

Two men to appear in court charged with terrorism offences

Pair due for video link court appearance on Friday after investigation led by counter-terrorism police Two men have been charged with terrorism offences by police who had been investigating a
Erica Garner suffering from 'major brain damage' after going into cardiac arrest

Erica Garner suffering from 'major brain damage' after going into cardiac arrest

Garner, a vocal member of the Black Lives Matter movement whose father was killed by a police officer three years ago, is in intensive care in a New YorkErica Garner, who became a vocal member of the
Australian politics quiz of the year 2017

Australian politics quiz of the year 2017

It has been a mind-bogglingly bizarre year in Canberra (and New Zealand). Have you been paying attention to some of the more unexpected moments?Bob Katter’s intervention in the same-sex marriage
Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor delays decision on charging police officer

Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor delays decision on charging police officer

Mike Freeman had promised decision by end of the yearMinneapolis officer Mohamed Noor shot Australian Damond on 15 JulyA Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday he needs more time to decide whether to
Prisons at breaking point but Australia is still addicted to incarceration

Prisons at breaking point but Australia is still addicted to incarceration

Even as crime rates fall, jails all over the country are experiencing significant overcrowding – at vast costs to taxpayersLast winter, for the first time in years, there was a stirring behind the
Vanity Fair under fire for urging Hillary Clinton to quit politics and knit instead

Vanity Fair under fire for urging Hillary Clinton to quit politics and knit instead

The magazine posted a series of videos suggesting satirical New Year resolutions for Clinton and Sarah Sanders, among others, drawing ire across the internetVanity Fair became embroiled in a social
Ex-footballer George Weah to become Liberia’s president

Ex-footballer George Weah to become Liberia’s president

Election commission says Weah defeated vice-president Joseph Boakai to win election runoff with 61.5% of the voteThe former football star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential election, defeating
Sir Kenneth Stuart obituary

Sir Kenneth Stuart obituary

My father, Sir Kenneth Stuart, who has died aged 97, rose from a modest background to become medical director of the Commonwealth. He helped establish the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica,
Woman suffers life-changing burns in east London acid attack

Woman suffers life-changing burns in east London acid attack

Police review CCTV footage following attack near South Quay DLR station that left 26-year-old with burns to leg and faceA woman has suffered life-changing burns to her leg and face after she was
Dozens die in Isis suicide bombing in Kabul – video

Dozens die in Isis suicide bombing in Kabul – video

At least 41 people have been killed in an Isis suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks on media organisations. Sayed Abbas Hussaini, a journalist at the agency that
Trump claims China 'caught red handed' transferring oil to North Korea

Trump claims China 'caught red handed' transferring oil to North Korea

President’s tweet says such moves would prevent ‘friendly solution’ to crisisBeijing says it ‘completely and strictly’ enforces UN sanctionsDonald Trump on Thursday said he was “very disappointed that
Tiny Scottish island’s 15-strong community gets control of its destiny

Tiny Scottish island’s 15-strong community gets control of its destiny

National Trust for Scotland hands responsibility for Canna’s regeneration to development trust run by residentsMoving to a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland may sound like an idyllic new
Shopkeeper uses karate skills to tackle attempted robber

Shopkeeper uses karate skills to tackle attempted robber

Sibu Kuruvilla says his black belt in martial art gave him courage to pin down assailant who appeared to be armed with pistolA man apparently trying to carry out an armed robbery on a corner shop on
Former Miss America calls invitation to help choose new leaders 'laughable'

Former Miss America calls invitation to help choose new leaders 'laughable'

Mallory Hagan calls offer ‘an insult to every Miss America’s intelligence’Leaked emails ridiculed former winners’ appearance, intellect and sex livesA former Miss America whose appearance and sex life