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'What a stupid question': Trump attacks press as he defends new acting attorney general – video

'What a stupid question': Trump attacks press as he defends new acting attorney general – video

Donald Trump has continued his attack on journalists, telling CNN reporter Abby Phillip her question on the Trump-Russia investigation is ‘stupid’. It came as the president defended Matt Whitaker, the
Many families remain separated amid ongoing Nauru medical transfers

Many families remain separated amid ongoing Nauru medical transfers

Fewer than 30 children remain on the island but concerns linger over the adults still left behindFewer than 30 children remain on Nauru as medical transfers of asylum seekers and refugees continue,
Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings

Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings

Matthew Whitaker was paid advisory board member for WPM Veteran: ‘I spent the money on a dream. I lost everything’Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, was involved in a
Australian women of the first world war – in pictures

Australian women of the first world war – in pictures

Ancestry and the Australian War Memorial have collaborated on a collection of photographs of women who joined the war effort Continue reading...
Huge shark nursery found in Irish waters – video

Huge shark nursery found in Irish waters – video

The largest shark nursery to have been found in Irish waters has been discovered among cold-water coral reefs 200 miles west of Ireland. A remotely operated vehicle surveying the deep ocean floor
Pipe bomb suspect charged with using 'weapon of mass destruction'

Pipe bomb suspect charged with using 'weapon of mass destruction'

Prosecutors say evidence against Cesar Sayoc includes DNA linking him to 10 of the explosives sent to critics of Donald TrumpThe Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of
'Those bastards need to pass gun control': families of California shooting victims speak out

'Those bastards need to pass gun control': families of California shooting victims speak out

Victims’ families expressed anger while Trump did not address the issue and blamed mental illness, calling the shooter ‘a very sick puppy’Shock turned to anger in the quiet suburb of Thousand Oaks on
Trump played 'central role' in hush money payments to women, report claims – live

Trump played 'central role' in hush money payments to women, report claims – live

Wall Street Journal reports on payments to womenAbrams holds out hope with Georgia yet to declare resultSign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 8.18pm GMT Nothing to see here folks: there’s
Judge convicts Chile's former army chief in deaths of 15 during Pinochet's regime

Judge convicts Chile's former army chief in deaths of 15 during Pinochet's regime

He is the most senior figure to be held accountable for abuses committed during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorshipA Chilean judge has convicted the country’s former army chief for complicity in the
Sri Lanka's president calls snap election in bid to end power struggle

Sri Lanka's president calls snap election in bid to end power struggle

The country has been engulfed by a political crisis over the ousting of its prime ministerSri Lanka has plunged deeper into crisis after president Maithripala Sirisena called a snap election, leaving
From headkicker to suburban Scott: will Morrison's rapid rebranding work?

From headkicker to suburban Scott: will Morrison's rapid rebranding work?

He presents as a regular bloke and friends say the PM is genuine. But can the ultimate party insider really slay the bad guys in the Canberra bubble?One of the first external calls Scott Morrison made
Relief and reckoning: the first world war was over and Australia counted the cost

Relief and reckoning: the first world war was over and Australia counted the cost

Patriotic fervour greeted Australia’s entry in 1914. By the time of the armistice on 11 November 1918, the country was marred by rancour It was mid-afternoon on the east coast of Australia when allied
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

• World’s top two were due to meet in Jeddah on 22 December • Match attracted controversy after Jamal Khashoggi’s murderThe doomed December exhibition match in Saudi Arabia between Novak Djokovic and
EU clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for private jets and yachts

EU clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for private jets and yachts

European commission writes to UK over ‘abusive practices’ in crown dependencyThe European commission has launched infringement proceedings against the Isle of Man and Italy over what it says are
Looming violence in Yemen as UN peace talks pushed back

Looming violence in Yemen as UN peace talks pushed back

Chances of famine exacerbated by escalating fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalitionPeace talks aimed at ending Yemen’s war have been pushed back to the end of the year, sparking fears
Mother of California shooting victim: 'I don't want prayers … I want gun control' – video

Mother of California shooting victim: 'I don't want prayers … I want gun control' – video

The mother of one of the 12 people killed at a country music bar in southern California makes a desperate plea for gun control. ‘I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control,’ Susan
Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May's Brexit plan

Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May's Brexit plan

Transport minister says he cannot support deal and will push for second referendumTheresa May’s hopes of winning parliament’s backing for her Brexit deal have been plunged into fresh doubt after Jo
'I felt lost and alone': Michelle Obama reveals experience of miscarriage – video

'I felt lost and alone': Michelle Obama reveals experience of miscarriage – video

In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Michelle Obama reveals that she suffered a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. The
Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after fracturing three ribs in fall

Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after fracturing three ribs in fall

Supreme court justice is ‘doing well’ and back at home after being admitted for treatment and observation on ThursdaySupreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at home after being released from
Family drive through flames escaping California wildfire – video

Family drive through flames escaping California wildfire – video

A family film as they drive through a fast-moving wildfire in Paradise, California, which has called for the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. According to officials, within roughly six