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Up to 30 jailed Indigenous women expected to be freed after crowdfunding campaign

Up to 30 jailed Indigenous women expected to be freed after crowdfunding campaign

Campaign aimed to raise $99,000 to pay off fines of Aboriginal women jailed in Western AustraliaOrganisers of a crowdfunding campaign that aimed to raise $99,000 to pay off the fines of Aboriginal
When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

As global temperatures rise, shrivelling glaciers and thawing permafrost threaten yet more climate disruption. How should we confront what is happening to our world? By Dahr JamailThe fall lasts long
'New chapter of persecution': Indonesia cracks down on West Papua separatists

'New chapter of persecution': Indonesia cracks down on West Papua separatists

Headquarters trashed and three people charged with treason for holding a prayer meeting marking group’s fifth anniversaryIndonesian forces have raided and allegedly destroyed the offices of the West
Labor says Jobactive system is failing job seekers and businesses

Labor says Jobactive system is failing job seekers and businesses

Opposition vows to fix incentives in government scheme that small businesses say is not deliveringLabor plans to dramatically overhaul the employment services system Jobactive, saying it is
Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia will 'consider' granting Saudi woman a visa

Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia will 'consider' granting Saudi woman a visa

The Australian government has urged the UNHCR to expedite the refugee application of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Australia has said it will carefully consider granting a visa to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun if
'I always acted with integrity', Carlos Ghosn tells court in first public appearance

'I always acted with integrity', Carlos Ghosn tells court in first public appearance

More than 1,000 people queue up at Tokyo court for chance to see former chairman respond to financial misconduct claimsCarlos Ghosn has proclaimed his innocence in his first public appearance since
What does 2019 hold for Kim Jong-un and North Korea?

What does 2019 hold for Kim Jong-un and North Korea?

Kim Jong-un goes into 2019 with momentum to build on after last year’s historic meeting with President Donald Trump. As Kim attempts to negotiate a fresh summit, the Guardian’s Tania Branigan looks at
Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release

Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release

Land iguanas wiped out by feral pigs have been reintroduced to Santiago Island A group of more than 1,400 iguanas have been reintroduced to an island in the Galápagos archipelago nearly two centuries
Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption

Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption

Police will be able to land, seize and search drones, with exclusion zones around airports extendedPolice will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in
Two Irish nationals facing murder charges over Sydney death

Two Irish nationals facing murder charges over Sydney death

Man allegedly assaulted in inner west on 29 December died in hospital on Monday night Two Irish nationals are facing murder charges after a man assaulted in Sydney’s inner west died in
Mike Pence: Trump undecided on declaring national emergency over border wall demand

Mike Pence: Trump undecided on declaring national emergency over border wall demand

White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emergency in this situationVice-president Mike Pence said Donald Trump has yet to decide whether he will
Snoozing on the job: Japanese firms tackle epidemic of sleeplessness

Snoozing on the job: Japanese firms tackle epidemic of sleeplessness

Companies offer napping at work as lack of proper rest is estimated to cost economy $138bn a yearImagine working for an employer who, aware that you’re probably not sleeping enough at night, allows
Uber driver pleads guilty to killing six people between rides

Uber driver pleads guilty to killing six people between rides

Jason Dalton admitted that he shot eight people at three locations in and around Kalamazoo in 2016An Uber driver charged with killing six strangers in between picking up passengers pleaded guilty to
'You saved Rahaf's life': online outcry kept 'terrified' Saudi woman safe, says friend

'You saved Rahaf's life': online outcry kept 'terrified' Saudi woman safe, says friend

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was buoyed by thousands of messages during Thai ordeal, says Nourah Alharbi Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection
'We didn't respond fast enough': Seattle lawmakers warn New York over Amazon

'We didn't respond fast enough': Seattle lawmakers warn New York over Amazon

Council members urge New Yorkers to demand concessions like labor standards before company gains foothold in cityTwo lawmakers from Amazon’s hometown in Seattle traveled to New York on Monday to warn
Weatherwatch: why cold weather is still a killer in the UK

Weatherwatch: why cold weather is still a killer in the UK

Research finds local communities can do most to halt unnecessary deaths In an affluent, educated country like the UK it is surprising that there is still a large spike in the number of people who die
Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Seas absorb 90% of climate change’s energy as new research reveals vast heating over past 150 yearsGlobal warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for
Base paired up: study suggests genetic formula to monogamy

Base paired up: study suggests genetic formula to monogamy

Scientists compared DNA of 10 species and found 24 genes which marked out males that stayed with their matesIt could be a handy riposte for the stalwart commitment-phobe. When challenged on their
Morning mail: Saudi teenager in UN care, mass fish deaths, Spacey in court

Morning mail: Saudi teenager in UN care, mass fish deaths, Spacey in court

Tuesday: Saudi woman held in Bangkok after fleeing her family may stay temporarily in Thailand. Plus: water crisis on the DarlingGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and
Netanyahu demands live TV showdown with his accusers

Netanyahu demands live TV showdown with his accusers

‘I have nothing to lose’, says Israeli prime minister implicated in three corruption cases as elections loom Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has used a nationally broadcast address to