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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising

The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising

Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern historySee our list of 2018’s best TV showsThe genocide directed by the
Brexit is a failed project. Labour must oppose it | Paul Mason

Brexit is a failed project. Labour must oppose it | Paul Mason

The opposition should get behind a second referendum – and vote to remainSometimes, in politics, you just have to fight for what you believe in. I believe that – amid the current geopolitical meltdown
Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship

Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship

Drugs were hidden in four suitcases on ship returning to Essex from Caribbean, police sayA couple in their seventies have been detained after about 10kg (22lb) of cocaine was found on a cruise ship
Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Labor says AEC underfunding has contributed to the 26,300 people from rural and remote areas not enrolled to vote Federal budget cuts have been blamed for the Northern Territory having the lowest rate
Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election

Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election

If no deal made with state before election, Labor to backdate funds to start of 2019Federal Labor has offered to backdate payments to Victorian schools if Daniel Andrews’s government fails to reach
'Cyprus is saturated' - burgeoning migrant crisis grips island

'Cyprus is saturated' - burgeoning migrant crisis grips island

Smugglers increasingly take advantage of island’s partition and proximity to Middle EastWhen Rubar and Bestoon Abass embarked on their journey to Europe they had no idea that Cyprus was the
Baghdad reopens fortified Green Zone a year after Isis ousted from Iraq

Baghdad reopens fortified Green Zone a year after Isis ousted from Iraq

Area that has been home to foreign embassies and key ministries has been inaccessible to most Iraqis since 2003 US-led invasionIraq has begun removing cement walls from areas surrounding its capital’s
Sydney teen jailed for at least 12 years for planning terrorist attack

Sydney teen jailed for at least 12 years for planning terrorist attack

Now 18-year-old has admitted sympathy with Isis but denies knives bought for terrorismA Sydney teenager has been jailed for at least 12 years for preparing a terrorist act, with a judge finding an
'Love knows no borders': Agents arrest 32 as religious leaders gather at US border

'Love knows no borders': Agents arrest 32 as religious leaders gather at US border

More than 400 demonstrators, many religious leaders and activists, came together calling for an end to detention and deportation of migrantsKneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and
Grace Millane: New Zealand detectives search for shovel in murder case

Grace Millane: New Zealand detectives search for shovel in murder case

Auckland police appeal to public for help as they continue to piece together what happened to the British backpackerPolice investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for
'Smocking Gun': Trump's latest mistake prompts derision and delight

'Smocking Gun': Trump's latest mistake prompts derision and delight

A year after he gave the world ‘covfefe’, the president has coined a new phraseLast year he gave us “covfefe”. This year – and just in time for Christmas –Donald Trump has bestowed upon the English
IOOF bosses step aside to fight action by financial regulator

IOOF bosses step aside to fight action by financial regulator

Christopher Kelaher and George Venardos replaced on interim basis as shares sold offThe managing director and chairman of IOOF Holdings have stepped aside following moves by the prudential regulator
Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

Service to be closed four months earlier than expected in light of lapse that exposed names, email addresses and other informationGoogle is still having trouble protecting the personal information on
Maria Butina: 'covert Russian agent' will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA

Maria Butina: 'covert Russian agent' will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA

Deal reached between US prosecutors and Butina, who is accused of attempting to influence gun lobby on behalf of the KremlinAccused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to
Demand for NHS staff rises as EU applicants 'drop off a cliff'

Demand for NHS staff rises as EU applicants 'drop off a cliff'

Hiring pressures at health service intensify to highest level since 2011, poll suggestsThe sharp slowdown in EU migrant workers coming to Britain has pushed the hiring needs of the NHS and the wider
US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials

US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials

Suppression of free speech cited as reason for actionMove at odds with Trump’s emollient tone towards regimeThe United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top
Black Toronto residents 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police, study says

Black Toronto residents 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police, study says

Black people made up 61% of cases where police used force that resulted in death, Ontario human rights commission report saidBlack residents in Canada’s largest city are 20 times more likely to be
Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks – study

Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks – study

Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adultsWomen and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers
Venezuela welcomes Russian bombers in show of support for Maduro

Venezuela welcomes Russian bombers in show of support for Maduro

Two nuclear-capable ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive for exercisesDefence minister insists jets not intended as a provocationRussia has landed two nuclear-capable “Blackjack” bombers in Venezuela as part of
Macron bows to protesters' demands and says:  I know I have hurt some of you

Macron bows to protesters' demands and says: I know I have hurt some of you

President takes emergency measures to placate gilets jaunes but refuses to reinstate wealth tax Emmanuel Macron has bowed to pressure from the street to announce a catalogue of emergency measures