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‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

‘Do your job Sarah!’: Reporters pursue press secretary over Michael Flynn – video

Sarah Sanders struggles to answer questions about Donald Trump's apparently more favourable view of Michael Flynn compared with his former aide Michael Cohen, when both have cooperated with special
‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

‘They desperately need this’: Newstart recipients' hopes dashed by Labor

For Australians forced to survive on $275 a week, the ALP’s pledge to conduct a welfare review before a Newstart increase has sparked outrageAnnette Lovell is used to waiting. It is Tuesday and she
Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Federal government must end its ‘climate wars’, NSW energy minister says

Don Harwin urges Coalition to ‘put science, economics and engineering ahead of ideology’The New South Wales energy minister, Don Harwin, wants the federal government to end its “climate wars” and
Morning mail: Michael Flynn 'disgust', China academic tailed, Brexit no-deal preparations

Morning mail: Michael Flynn 'disgust', China academic tailed, Brexit no-deal preparations

Wednesday: Judge says he can’t hide disdain for former Trump national security adviser’s betrayal. Plus: emergency Brexit no-deal planning steps upGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75

Penny Marshall, film director and star of Laverne & Shirley, dies aged 75

Marshall’s Big was first female-directed film to gross $100mFrom 1976 to 1983 she starred in ABC’s Laverne & ShirleyPenny Marshall, who starred in the hit American sitcom Laverne & Shirley
Belgian PM Charles Michel resigns after no-confidence motion

Belgian PM Charles Michel resigns after no-confidence motion

Country braces for snap election as parliament rejects minority administrationBelgium’s government of four years has fallen on the issue of migration after the country’s parliament rejected an appeal
Yemeni mother kept from seeing dying son by travel ban is granted US visa

Yemeni mother kept from seeing dying son by travel ban is granted US visa

Mother was unable to join toddler because of Trump’s order barring most citizens from several Muslim-majority countriesA mother from Yemen has been granted a visa to see her dying toddler in
Brexit deal hinges on final bid to win over DUP, say senior Tories

Brexit deal hinges on final bid to win over DUP, say senior Tories

Many Tory MPs will fall into line if Northern Irish party can accept deal, say party sources Theresa May will be within 20 votes of winning a parliamentary majority for her Brexit deal if she can gain
Hodeidah residents dare to hope as first day of ceasefire holds

Hodeidah residents dare to hope as first day of ceasefire holds

UN-negotiated ceasefire in Yemeni port city seen as litmus test for other measuresResidents trapped in Hodeidah were daring to hope on Tuesday that the misery facing the besieged Yemeni city was
As prospect of no-deal Brexit looms, where do preparations stand?

As prospect of no-deal Brexit looms, where do preparations stand?

Details of preparations were released in autumn, but many issues remain unaddressedAbout 80 technical notices were published by the government this autumn in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, with the
Blind creature that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

Blind creature that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

Amphibian’s behaviour compared to US president’s approach to global warmingA newly discovered blind and burrowing amphibian is to be officially named Dermophis donaldtrumpi, in recognition of the US
Global pay gap will take 202 years to close, says World Economic Forum

Global pay gap will take 202 years to close, says World Economic Forum

Gender equality has stalled, says WEF, as women globally are paid 63% of what men getThe global pay gap between men and women will take 202 years to close, because it is so vast and the pace of change
South African ad watchdog bans colonisation spoof

South African ad watchdog bans colonisation spoof

Chicken Licken advert showed a black man finding a foreign land and naming it EuropeSouth African regulators have banned a television advert that showed a black man discovering a foreign land and
Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

The former first lady’s memoir Becoming sold 92,000 copies last week – well ahead of Walliams, who was the bestselling author for the previous two years Michelle Obama has unseated David Walliams as
Trump Foundation to shut down after lawsuit exposes ‘pattern of illegality’

Trump Foundation to shut down after lawsuit exposes ‘pattern of illegality’

New York attorney general says charity functioned ‘as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests’ Follow today’s politics news liveDonald Trump has agreed to shut
Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Pip Holmes, 45, says he ‘foolishly crossed the line’ by using the oil for his arthritisA British man who was arrested in Bali for possession of cannabis oil says he is now living a “terrible
Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters

Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy was described by Emmeline Pankhurst as the ‘brains behind the suffragette movement’, writes Susan Munro. Plus Sylvia Edwards on the new statue of Emmeline PankhurstI was on
Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee

Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee

UN says Moscow rejected five names its envoy wanted included in proposed panelThe three self-appointed guarantors of the Syrian peace process – Russia, Turkey and Iran – have spurned efforts by the UN
Tattersall's club: men-only venue to announce whether women allowed to join

Tattersall's club: men-only venue to announce whether women allowed to join

President Stuart Fraser says a yes vote will restore club ‘to a busy social space’In years gone by, the leather armchairs at the Tattersall’s club in Brisbane were seats of power. Decisions and deals
Colombia: six killed at site of notorious 1990s massacre as violence returns

Colombia: six killed at site of notorious 1990s massacre as violence returns

Latest atrocity at Mapiripán may be linked to drug traffickingFormer guerrillas and paramilitaries operate in areaSix people have been killed in a remote Colombian town notorious as the site of one of