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In former Soviet states, a new tech-savvy resistance is stirring | Barbara von Ow-Freytag

In former Soviet states, a new tech-savvy resistance is stirring | Barbara von Ow-Freytag

From Russia to Armenia to Belarus there has been a surge in online justice campaigns. And it’s making a differenceAn exciting wave of innovative activism is emerging across the former Soviet Union. I
Constant cravings: is addiction on the rise?

Constant cravings: is addiction on the rise?

From sex to sugar to social media, people are in the grip of a wider range of compulsive behaviours. But what is driving them – and what can be done?Addiction was once viewed as an unsavoury fringe
Sydney Opal Tower residents face six-week wait to return home

Sydney Opal Tower residents face six-week wait to return home

Tower’s builder says 50 of the 390 Olympic Park apartments not ready to be occupied for four to six weeks as relocated residents receive up to $500 a night in allowancesResidents of Sydney’s Opal
Perón and the press – archive, 9 January 1950

Perón and the press – archive, 9 January 1950

9 January 1950: The Commission for Investigating Anti-Argentine Activities has published a list of 45 newspapers closed through its effortsOn New Year’s Day, to mark the opening of the “Year of St.
Daughter of Italian mafia boss names Paris restaurant Corleone

Daughter of Italian mafia boss names Paris restaurant Corleone

Lucia Riina, youngest child of Salvatore ‘Totò’ Riina, names establishment after crime family’s home townThe daughter of a notorious Sicilian mafia boss has opened a restaurant near the Arc de
Underarm serve between legs seals Bernard Tomic win over Nick Kyrgios

Underarm serve between legs seals Bernard Tomic win over Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios sees funny side of trick shot on match pointTomic wins first meeting with Kyrgios 6-3, 6-4Squaring off for the first time in their careers as they prepare for next week’s Australian Open,
Suspicious packages sent to US, Pakistani and other consulates in Melbourne

Suspicious packages sent to US, Pakistani and other consulates in Melbourne

Diplomatic headquarters in Canberra also targeted as firefighters remove bags labelled ‘Danger asbestos’ The United States, Pakistani, Swiss, Indian, South Korean and New Zealand consulates in
Democrats to Trump: 'End this shutdown now' – video

Democrats to Trump: 'End this shutdown now' – video

US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer delivered the Democratic response to President Trump's address. Pelosi said Trump was obsessed with forcing American
'How much more American blood must we shed?' says Trump in Oval speech  – video

'How much more American blood must we shed?' says Trump in Oval speech – video

US president Donald Trump uses a primetime address on Tuesday to tell Americans he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to keep out drugs, gangs and human
1MDB scandal: China denies it offered to bail out Malaysian fund

1MDB scandal: China denies it offered to bail out Malaysian fund

Denial comes after Wall Street Journal report claiming China offered bailout in return for Belt and Road infrastructure contracts Beijing has rejected a Wall Street Journal report saying Chinese
Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teenager given refugee status by the UN

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teenager given refugee status by the UN

Australia to consider asylum request after home affairs minister says she would not get ‘special treatment’Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been found to be a refugee by the United Nations,
Donald Trump fuels immigration fears in TV address on 'border crisis'

Donald Trump fuels immigration fears in TV address on 'border crisis'

President offers no new solutions to government shutdown in first Oval Office address of his presidencyFollow the latest US politics newsDonald Trump has used the first Oval Office address of his
Journalist Pelin Ünker sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation

Journalist Pelin Ünker sentenced to jail in Turkey over Paradise Papers investigation

Journalist was found guilty of ‘defamation and insult’ for writing about companies owned by former PM A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise
Markets buoyed as US-China trade talks extended amid signs of progress

Markets buoyed as US-China trade talks extended amid signs of progress

Donald Trump tweeted that the talks in Beijing had been ‘going very well’ as they were extended for a third, unscheduled dayThe United States and China continued trade talks in Beijing for an
Australian football executives meet Bahraini royal over detained footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Australian football executives meet Bahraini royal over detained footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Exclusive: The meeting comes more than 40 days after the Australian-based refugee was detained in ThailandAustralia’s football federation executives have finally met with the president of the Asian
Oxfam condemns EU over 'inhumane' Lesbos refugee camp

Oxfam condemns EU over 'inhumane' Lesbos refugee camp

Violence so bad that women wear nappies at night to avoid leaving tents, report saysThe EU has been strongly criticised over conditions in Greece’s largest refugee camp, where Oxfam reported women are
Moonlight influences opening and closing of oysters' shells

Moonlight influences opening and closing of oysters' shells

Molluscs not only have tidal and circadian clocks but are attuned to lunar rhythms, experts sayThe gentle glow of moonlight on water has moved musicians, poets and painters – and, it turns out,
Police demand DNA from Phoenix care staff after woman in coma gives birth

Police demand DNA from Phoenix care staff after woman in coma gives birth

The CEO of Hacienda HealthCare has also stepped down after woman in vegetative state for 10 years delivered a baby on 29 December Police have served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male
Scott Morrison shoe Photoshop fail gives Australian prime minister two left feet

Scott Morrison shoe Photoshop fail gives Australian prime minister two left feet

Australian PM admits his department doctored a family portrait (badly) to scrub out his old trainersIt was supposed to be the perfect political portrait – the smiling family man prime minister with
Boy, 14, stabbed to death in east London after moped collides with car

Boy, 14, stabbed to death in east London after moped collides with car

Police say teenager was found with stab wounds in Leyton on Tuesday evening A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in an attack detectives believe took place after his moped and a car collided on