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Šediváčkuv long sled dog race 2019 – in pictures

Šediváčkuv long sled dog race 2019 – in pictures

Only half of the 100 ‘mushers’ who braved one of Europe’s toughest sled dog races, the Czech long trail, finished the competition, which was hit by severe weather Continue reading...
'We are afraid': Brazilian women alarmed at relaxation of gun laws

'We are afraid': Brazilian women alarmed at relaxation of gun laws

Bolsonaro’s move allowing more people to own firearms is causing unease in a society where domestic violence is rifeA pledge to make it easier for “good citizens” to buy guns for self-defence helped
Genes linked to antibiotic-resistant superbugs found in Arctic

Genes linked to antibiotic-resistant superbugs found in Arctic

Discovery of genes, possibly carried by birds or humans, shows rapid spread of crisis Genes associated with antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been discovered in the high Arctic, one of the most
Zali Steggall says she won't direct preferences as she makes pitch to replace Abbott

Zali Steggall says she won't direct preferences as she makes pitch to replace Abbott

Warringah candidate says Labor’s emissions reduction target ‘a start’ but not enoughZali Steggall has promised not to direct preferences to other candidates and says the government should be more
Wang Quanzhang: China sentences human rights lawyer to four years in prison

Wang Quanzhang: China sentences human rights lawyer to four years in prison

Lawyer who defended activists, victims of land seizures, and members of Falun Gong found guilty of ‘subversion of state power’The prominent Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been sentenced to
Hakeem al-Araibi's detention not Sheikh Salman's responsibility, AFC says

Hakeem al-Araibi's detention not Sheikh Salman's responsibility, AFC says

Asian Football Confederation, which has come under fire for failing to call for the refugee footballer’s release, says its president was recused from overseeing the region 18 months ago The Asian
New Zealand housing crisis: just 47 'affordable' homes built in six months

New Zealand housing crisis: just 47 'affordable' homes built in six months

Jacinda Ardern’s flagship KiwiBuild policy labelled ‘a failure’ amid delays and claims homes are too expensiveJacinda Ardern’s flagship housing policy is in dire straits after the government admitted
Three-year-old boy missing in woods for two days says friendly bear kept him safe

Three-year-old boy missing in woods for two days says friendly bear kept him safe

Casey Hathaway from North Carolina hailed ‘a survivor’ by police after becoming lost in sub-zero temperaturesA three-year-old boy who survived two nights alone in the woods in freezing conditions has
Man on life support after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

Man on life support after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

More than 30 people treated in hospital after weekend festivals in Sydney and regional VictoriaOne person was still on life support on Monday after more than two dozen people were taken to hospital
Venezuelan security forces offered amnesty if they defect to opposition

Venezuelan security forces offered amnesty if they defect to opposition

Self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó tells troops they have ‘a guarantee of protection’Members of Venezuela’s opposition canvassed military bases across the embattled nation on Sunday, offering
Cape Town: wild fire engulfs Lion's Head mountain and threatens suburbs

Cape Town: wild fire engulfs Lion's Head mountain and threatens suburbs

Blazes whipped up by a strong, dry wind have sent black smoke across the city and forced residents to evacuate A wild fire that swept across Cape Town’s famous Lion’s Head mountain moved towards
More dead fish surface on the Darling River at Menindee – video

More dead fish surface on the Darling River at Menindee – video

Footage submitted by Menindee tourism operator Rob Gregory shows thousands of dead fish floating on the surface of the Darling River after the third major fish kill in a matter of weeks. Gregory
'Meaner and angrier': Brexit exposes growing fractures in UK society

'Meaner and angrier': Brexit exposes growing fractures in UK society

Survey shows Britons becoming more intolerant, politically disillusioned and disunitedBritons have become angrier since the referendum to leave the EU, according to a survey which suggests there is
'Desperation and despair': Barnsley's long battle with austerity

'Desperation and despair': Barnsley's long battle with austerity

Struggling Yorkshire town has endured crippling council cuts – but locals are fighting backThat Barnsley is the British city worst affected by a near-decade of austerity cuts comes as no surprise to
Daintree River flooding: hundreds cut off after deluge breaks peak record

Daintree River flooding: hundreds cut off after deluge breaks peak record

Ferry crossing in far-north Queensland closed after 500mm of rain in 24 hours pushed river to highest level in 118 yearsHundreds of people remain cut off after a deluge pushed far-north Queensland’s
Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with hometown Oakland rally

Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with hometown Oakland rally

Opinion: Don’t assume black women will support Kamala HarrisBooks: how does Kamala Harris’s 2020 tome stack up?If estimates are correct, Kamala Harris drew a bigger crowd at her presidential campaign
Freida Pinto: ‘I wouldn’t work with Woody Allen again’

Freida Pinto: ‘I wouldn’t work with Woody Allen again’

She became a star in Slumdog Millionaire – before being cast in a string of regrettable roles. Now she’s in a brutal sex-trafficking drama and speaking out about skin lightening and shortsighted
Australia urges Beijing to obey international law in South China Sea

Australia urges Beijing to obey international law in South China Sea

Defence minister Christopher Pyne also makes thinly veiled swipe at ‘oligarchy’ Russia over its annexation of Crimea from UkraineChristopher Pyne is set to call on China to act with greater
Trump lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

Trump lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

Democrats in Congress opposed move to lift restrictionsDeripaska is ally of Russian president Vladimir PutinThe Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three companies, including the aluminum
Bodies of missing Australian university professor and her sister found in Argentina

Bodies of missing Australian university professor and her sister found in Argentina

Remains of Lily Pereg and Pirhya Sarussi discovered near Mendoza, with Sarussi’s son arrested on homicide chargesThe remains of an Australian university professor and her sister have been discovered