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Coca-Cola influences China’s obesity policy, BMJ report says

Coca-Cola influences China’s obesity policy, BMJ report says

Institute funded by Coke promotes exercise over diet to protect sales, academic saysThe Coca-Cola Company has shaped China’s policies towards its growing obesity crisis, encouraging a focus on
Maud Veith's best photograph: a migrant dinghy fleeing Libya

Maud Veith's best photograph: a migrant dinghy fleeing Libya

‘The rubber boats are always overloaded and fragile. But at sea, if you don’t take photographs, there will be no evidence’I’m employed by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières to document
A radical idea for an ancient African conflict: talking to the enemy

A radical idea for an ancient African conflict: talking to the enemy

Herders and farmers have long fought over land. Now, a low-tech approach to stop the killing is bearing fruit in NigeriaJohn Dalyop Dangyang hid in the toilet while the gunmen set fire to his house.
Dreamer who won Rhodes scholarship fears he won't be allowed back in the US

Dreamer who won Rhodes scholarship fears he won't be allowed back in the US

Jin Park, a recent Harvard graduate, risks not being allowed to return to the US after studying at the University of OxfordThe first Dreamer to win the Rhodes scholarship is facing fears he won’t be
Struggling with New Year's resolutions? We can help

Struggling with New Year's resolutions? We can help

Nine ways to boost your willpower, from dodging doughnuts to making the most of morningsIt is tempting, when your shiny New Year’s resolutions start to crumble, to tell yourself that self-control
Canadian woman becomes eighth person to die in charity bin since 2015

Canadian woman becomes eighth person to die in charity bin since 2015

Charities are rethinking design of bins as advocates for homeless, who use the bins as shelter, are calling them ‘death traps’ Seemingly harmless charity donation bins have become what advocates for
Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Los Angeles judge rules actor can proceed with defamation claim against movie mogulA federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein but said
'Getting serious': Kim Jong-un's Beijing detour brings a second Trump summit closer

'Getting serious': Kim Jong-un's Beijing detour brings a second Trump summit closer

China’s endorsement has strengthened Kim’s hand, while a second US summit could show his independence Kim Jong-un has told Xi Jinping he wants a second meeting with Donald Trump and is committed to
Four men go on trial for giant gold coin heist from Berlin museum

Four men go on trial for giant gold coin heist from Berlin museum

Men accused of stealing 100kg ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in 2017 heist involving ladder, wheelbarrow and getaway carFour men accused of carrying out the spectacular heist of a giant solid gold coin worth €3.6m
India's sick left out in the cold as New Delhi's top hospital struggles to cope

India's sick left out in the cold as New Delhi's top hospital struggles to cope

Patients awaiting treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Science are living in tents and on pavements for months at a time as the centre reels under the weight of demandThe night-time cold in
Labor rejects call to freeze superannuation rate until flaws fixed

Labor rejects call to freeze superannuation rate until flaws fixed

Productivity Commission report proposes major changes to super system that could see workers retire with an extra $500,000 Labor has rejected a recommendation to freeze the compulsory superannuation
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits out at 'disgusting' media publishing fake nude image

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits out at 'disgusting' media publishing fake nude image

Congresswoman says attacks were ‘just a matter of time’, adding that women in leadership face more scrutinyAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rapidly rising star of the Democratic party, has lashed out at
Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

When it comes to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and Hakeem al-Araibi, the reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’tAustralia, Thailand and the Gulf
On trial: El Salvador's abortion ban

On trial: El Salvador's abortion ban

The shocking case of Imelda Cortez has put El Salvador’s strict abortion laws in the spotlight. Human rights lawyer Paula Avila-Guillen and reporter Nina Lakhani describe how a surprise verdict has
Hubble loses best camera but discovers brightest ever quasar

Hubble loses best camera but discovers brightest ever quasar

Nasa working on fix after space telescope’s wide-field camera broke downThe Hubble space telescope is operating without its best camera after a hardware problem forced it to shut down.Nasa said the
Trump's threat to cut California wildfire relief leaves state officials baffled

Trump's threat to cut California wildfire relief leaves state officials baffled

He criticized the state for ‘forest management’, a claim that was debunked and admonished the last time he made itDonald Trump’s latest threat to cut relief funds for California areas impacted by
Fraser Anning billed taxpayers for staying at brother's Queensland hotel

Fraser Anning billed taxpayers for staying at brother's Queensland hotel

Exclusive: senator claimed expenses for two trips to Babinda in 2018, where his brother owns a hotel Fraser Anning claimed a taxpayer-funded accommodation and meals allowance for staying at his
Whitsundays shark attack: woman and child bitten in shallow waters

Whitsundays shark attack: woman and child bitten in shallow waters

Girl to be transferred from Hamilton Island to have bite on foot treated, while woman was bitten on legA girl and a elderly woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays, continuing a spate of
Toe the line: China bans foot fetish videos and political spoofs as censorship tightens

Toe the line: China bans foot fetish videos and political spoofs as censorship tightens

China’s new guidelines come after a year in which the government stepped up censorship efforts China released new guidelines on censoring short videos on Wednesday, prohibiting everything from foot
World’s steepest street: Welsh town challenges New Zealand for Guinness World Record

World’s steepest street: Welsh town challenges New Zealand for Guinness World Record

Some residents of Baldwin Street in Dunedin suggest resurfacing top of street to see off challenge from Harlech in WalesThe Welsh town of Harlech is challenging New Zealand’s claim to the steepest