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Merseyside council project tells story of each of its WWI dead

Merseyside council project tells story of each of its WWI dead

Local authority in Sefton documents all 4,000 residents killed during first world warA council in Merseyside has embarked on a project to tell the story of each of its residents who died in the first
'I did it for every single girl': the first Afghan woman to scale Mount Noshaq

'I did it for every single girl': the first Afghan woman to scale Mount Noshaq

Conquering Afghanistan’s highest peak was once unthinkable for Hanifa Yousoufi. Then she joined a climbing group, braving frostbite and the Taliban to strike a blow for gender equalityIn a quiet
Bourke Street incident: police confirm assailant dead after 'terror' attack – as it happened

Bourke Street incident: police confirm assailant dead after 'terror' attack – as it happened

Attacker had ‘barbecue-style gas cylinders’ inside the car, police say, and was known to themBourke Street attack full report: assailant, one stabbing victim dead in ‘terrorism incident’What we know
'It was all very calm': conjoined twins Nima and Dawa separated in Melbourne

'It was all very calm': conjoined twins Nima and Dawa separated in Melbourne

Mother ‘very relieved’ after 15-month-old girls from Bhutan underwent surgery at the Royal Children’s hospitalSurgeons have successfully separated conjoined 15-month old sisters Nima and Dawa
The Kindertransport children 80 years on: 'I was bowled over that these non-Jewish people were nice to us'

The Kindertransport children 80 years on: 'I was bowled over that these non-Jewish people were nice to us'

Bea Green found a place on a Kindertransport out of Munich in June 1939. She will never forget the warm welcome she received after crossing into the NetherlandsBea Green’s father was a lawyer in
Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK

Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK

They fought for the Iranian revolution – and then for Saddam Hussein. The US and UK once condemned them. But now their opposition to Tehran has made them favourites of Trump White House hardliners. By
Florida welcomes back its 1.5m 'returning citizens' after ex-felons regain voting rights

Florida welcomes back its 1.5m 'returning citizens' after ex-felons regain voting rights

Amendment 4 passed with strong bipartisan support by a large margin in a state notorious for razor-close electionsValencia Gunder has found no shortage of ways to leave her mark on her local community
Chinese actor Yunxiang Gao's lawyer says accuser might have made up story

Chinese actor Yunxiang Gao's lawyer says accuser might have made up story

Prosecution dismisses argument as ‘pure speculation’ as actor faces fresh charges of sexual assaultThe barrister for a famous Chinese actor accused of sexually assaulting a woman has told a Sydney
Imelda Marcos disqualified from holding office after corruption conviction

Imelda Marcos disqualified from holding office after corruption conviction

Former Philippine first lady, currently an MP, is facing a jail after being found guilty on seven countsThe former first lady of the Philippines, who became renowned for her lavish collection of
Fears of violence as Polish state intervenes in nationalist march

Fears of violence as Polish state intervenes in nationalist march

Row over annual far-right rally overshadows preparations for independence centenaryPreparations for Sunday’s centenary of the restoration of Polish independence descended into farce this week with a
Bahrain election condemned after opposition ban

Bahrain election condemned after opposition ban

UK and EU call on Bahrain to end repression and allow ‘free and fair elections’Upcoming parliamentary elections in Bahrain have been deprived of any legitimacy by a ban on opposition parties,
Whatever happened to all those Scott Morrison thought bubbles?

Whatever happened to all those Scott Morrison thought bubbles?

The PM has a habit of rushing in to dispense bubbles whenever the national focus shines into uncomfortable cornersScott Morrison prides himself as an old-fashioned ad-man. It was the fiction world’s
Geoffrey Rush may never be able to work again, lawyer tells court

Geoffrey Rush may never be able to work again, lawyer tells court

Opposing counsel says the only evidence about actor’s inability to work is coming from other people and not Rush himselfOscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in damages in
World's first AI news anchor unveiled in China

World's first AI news anchor unveiled in China

The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcastersChina’s state news agency Xinhua this week introduced the newest members of its
'Guys, run, go': man films as California gunman opens fire in bar – video

'Guys, run, go': man films as California gunman opens fire in bar – video

A man who was inside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, captured the moment a gunman fired deadly rounds. Ian David Long killed 12 people on Wednesday night: when police
Arron Banks: the man who bankrolled Brexit – podcast

Arron Banks: the man who bankrolled Brexit – podcast

Carole Cadwalladr has been covering the biggest pro-leave donor for more than a year. As each revelation sparks a new investigation, Arron Banks rubbishes her journalism. But those investigations are
Secret Witness K brief to be debated in closed court, magistrate rules

Secret Witness K brief to be debated in closed court, magistrate rules

Application for open court hearing to judge national security information in Timor-Leste spying case turned downThe undisclosed brief of evidence against Witness K and lawyer Bernard Collaery is set
Marshall Islands' president accuses Chinese interests of backing opponents

Marshall Islands' president accuses Chinese interests of backing opponents

Hilda Heine faces no-confidence vote over controversial plans to introduce cryptocurrency The Marshall Islands’ president, Hilda Heine, says accusations that she is destroying the country’s financial
Scientists grossly exaggerate global warming, says Liberal Craig Kelly

Scientists grossly exaggerate global warming, says Liberal Craig Kelly

Fossil fuels make us ‘safe from’ climate change, says MP who is working with Tony Abbott to move Liberals to the rightCoral bleaching has been happening for centuries, threats of rising sea levels to
Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally

Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker issue new restrictive regulationCiting an “overwhelmed” asylum system, the Trump administration on Thursday