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California wildfires: refugee camp 'could become a mud pit' as rain looms

California wildfires: refugee camp 'could become a mud pit' as rain looms

Shifting weather brings new threats as US interior secretary blames ‘environmental radicals’ for devastating wildfires Wildfires that scorched more than 248,300 acres in northern and southern
Donald Tusk, Russia and the plane crash that changed Poland

Donald Tusk, Russia and the plane crash that changed Poland

In 2010, a plane crash in Russia killed Poland’s president and plunged its prime minister Donald Tusk into crisis. Agata Popęda and Daniel Boffey discuss how this incident still affects Tusk’s
Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban

Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban

Federal Agency of News says it’s legitimate and is seeking an injunction to prevent Facebook from blocking its accountA Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for
Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue

Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue

Australian pulls out of final event of season in Hawaii‘My brain hurts,’ says two-time world champion Reigning world surfing champion Tyler Wright has revealed the severity of a battle with chronic
Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty

Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty

Women’s accounts include being given electric shocks and flogged, hung from the ceiling, and subjected to sexual harassmentSeveral activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including women who
Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event

The US president also tried his hand at political satire, much to the chagrin of his audienceIt was Forrest Gump who declared: “Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.”On Tuesday Forrest Trump, or
New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

Row engulfs LGBT festival after organisers said some participants felt unsafe marching alongside police in uniformThe New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have
'How can I raise my daughter?' Widow of Qatar World Cup worker fears for future – video

'How can I raise my daughter?' Widow of Qatar World Cup worker fears for future – video

Renuka Chaudhary has said she is fearful for her young daughter's future after her husband died while helping to construct a stadium for the World Cup 2022.Tej Narayan Tharu died in August when he
The world's best building? A remote Brazilian school made out of wood

The world's best building? A remote Brazilian school made out of wood

This year’s Royal Institute of British Architects prize goes to the timber and mud-brick Children Village, which doesn’t need air-con even in 45 degree heatA forest of eucalyptus columns extends
Family of World Cup worker waits for answers over death at Qatar stadium

Family of World Cup worker waits for answers over death at Qatar stadium

Nepali worker Tej Narayan Tharu died at al-Wakrah StadiumQatari authorities say they have taken ‘corrective measures’Tej Narayan Tharu’s family cremated him by the banks of the Budhi river in
Donald Trump defends Ivanka over personal email use – video

Donald Trump defends Ivanka over personal email use – video

Donald Trump has defended his daughter Ivanka Trump over revelations she used a private email account for work in the White House. Trump said Ivanka's emails 'weren't classified like Hillary
Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Millions worldwide may be unable to access the drug by 2030, scientists predict About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless
Donald Trump stands with Saudi Arabia – statement in full

Donald Trump stands with Saudi Arabia – statement in full

US president says Riyadh will not be sanctioned over Jamal Khashoggi murderDonald Trump has issued a statement through his press secretary on his decision not to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia,
Former CBA chair refused to return fee after damning Apra report – live

Former CBA chair refused to return fee after damning Apra report – live

Catherine Livingstone says David Turner ‘did not agree to return any of his fees’ as Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer set to appear. Follow all the developments live 4.28am GMT This loan in
Trump: Saudi Arabia decision about 'America first' – video

Trump: Saudi Arabia decision about 'America first' – video

Donald Trump said the CIA had never made a determination about who killed the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump was questioned at the White House about his decision not to further punish Saudi
Woolsey fire: California firefighters release footage of mountain helicopter rescue – video

Woolsey fire: California firefighters release footage of mountain helicopter rescue – video

Newly released video shows the dramatic moment firefighters rescued three people and two dogs as thick smoke and flames bore down on them in southern California. The Los Angeles fire department
Trump wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – report

Trump wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – report

White House counsel Don McGahn wrote a memo to dissuade Trump, noting that potential consequences could include impeachmentDonald Trump wanted to prosecute former election rival Hillary Clinton and
Trump lawyers submit president's answers in writing to Mueller questions

Trump lawyers submit president's answers in writing to Mueller questions

Lawyers and Mueller had been in negotiations for months over whether Trump would be interviewed by Mueller in personAttorneys for Donald Trump have submitted the president’s answers in writing to
Australia refuses to sign UN migration pact, citing risks to turnbacks and detention

Australia refuses to sign UN migration pact, citing risks to turnbacks and detention

Morrison government says global deal risks reversing ‘hard-won successes in combating the people-smuggling trade’The Morrison government has confirmed it will not sign up to the United Nation’s
US and Canada urged to avoid romaine lettuce amid E coli outbreak

US and Canada urged to avoid romaine lettuce amid E coli outbreak

Health authorities are working together after dozens affected by contaminated lettuce in both countriesHealth officials in the US and Canada on Tuesday told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce