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New Zealand deploys art of conversation to save foreign hikers' lives

New Zealand deploys art of conversation to save foreign hikers' lives

Police and department of conservation appeal to locals to share knowledge with visitors, after a spate of avoidable deathsNew Zealanders are being called on to talk to tourists in hotels, pubs and
China's appetite for 'stinky' durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

China's appetite for 'stinky' durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

Forests in the region of Raub in Malaysia are being burned and cleared to make way for durian plantationsThe habitat of one of the world’s most endangered tigers is under threat, according to
White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wife

White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wife

The far-right leader allegedly told his wife: ‘The only language women understand is violence’The wife of the white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of emotional and physical abuse,
Malcolm Turnbull could have saved Wentworth, Barnaby Joyce says – politics live

Malcolm Turnbull could have saved Wentworth, Barnaby Joyce says – politics live

‘Sometimes you just have to suck it up,’ former deputy PM tells ousted Liberal leader. All the day’s events, live 7.56am BST How Mike Bowers saw QT: 7.22am BST In that Sky interview, Joel Fitzgibbon
Focus on western women 'skewed our ideas of what birth should look like'

Focus on western women 'skewed our ideas of what birth should look like'

Study finds large variation in shape of birth canals around world – with implications for description of birth used in standard textbooksA focus on western women has skewed our understanding of
Tall people at greater risk of cancer 'because they have more cells'

Tall people at greater risk of cancer 'because they have more cells'

Report suggests link between height and cancer risk could simply be because there are more cells for something to go wrong inTaller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so
Falling stars challenge sends China head over heels

Falling stars challenge sends China head over heels

Nation embraces internet trend that involves posing face down after apparently tripping over while stepping out of a luxury car or planeIn a video posted online at the weekend, a young woman appears
Khashoggi death: Saudi prince may have been involved, Trump says

Khashoggi death: Saudi prince may have been involved, Trump says

‘The prince runs things over there,’ says US president as he annuls visas of 21 officialsDonald Trump has said for the first time that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman could have been involved
'Worst cover-up ever': Trump on apparent Khashoggi murder plot – video

'Worst cover-up ever': Trump on apparent Khashoggi murder plot – video

Donald Trump has criticised the apparent Saudi plot to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it one of the 'worst in the history of cover-ups'. Trump told reporters he expected a full report on
'City of surveillance': privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project

'City of surveillance': privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project

Wired neighborhood planned by Google sister company has raised questions over data protectionWhen it was announced last year that a district in Toronto would be handed over to a company hoping to
'Assault on our country': Trump sows racial division as midterms approach

'Assault on our country': Trump sows racial division as midterms approach

As president presents vision of lawless nation, fellow Republicans follow his lead by fueling anxiety over raceDonald Trump is returning to the inflammatory playbook that helped lift him to victory
Trump-Clinton election battle left students with PTSD symptoms, study finds

Trump-Clinton election battle left students with PTSD symptoms, study finds

Quarter of students surveyed at Arizona State University showed stress levels comparable to those of a mass shooting witnessThe 2016 presidential election was so stressful for some college students
US confirms withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

US confirms withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

John Bolton said Russia had been violating treaty for years and rising powers such as China meant there is a ‘new strategic reality’The US national security adviser, John Bolton, has confirmed that
Work for the dole is 'modern-day slavery', Northern Territory MP says

Work for the dole is 'modern-day slavery', Northern Territory MP says

Chansey Paech says Aboriginal people are being driven into poverty by ‘the federal government’s own version of the Hunger Games’A Northern Territory MP last night launched a blistering attack on the
Bill Cosby: judge denies disgraced TV star's bid for a new trial

Bill Cosby: judge denies disgraced TV star's bid for a new trial

Cosby is serving a three-to-10-year prison term after a jury convicted him of drugging and molesting a womanBill Cosby’s trial judge has rejected the disgraced comedian’s bid for a new trial or fresh
Football fans injured in 'apocalyptic' Rome escalator collapse

Football fans injured in 'apocalyptic' Rome escalator collapse

Dozens of Russian fans of CSKA Moscow were hurt when metro station escalator sped up then collapsedAuthorities in Rome have launched two investigations after 24 fans of the CSKA Moscow football team
Escalator speeds up and collapses in Rome, injuring football fans – video

Escalator speeds up and collapses in Rome, injuring football fans – video

A crowded escalator sped up before collapsing at a Rome metro station on Tuesday. Authorities have opened two investigations after 24 CSKA Moscow football fans were injured. One man had to have his
The socialists are coming! White House sounds alarm at rise of the left

The socialists are coming! White House sounds alarm at rise of the left

As Democrats score on healthcare, the Council of Economic Advisers raises the spectre of Marx, Sanders and Swedish working mothers making you pay more for your pickup truckHistory repeats itself,
Stock market investors are finally facing up to global turmoil

Stock market investors are finally facing up to global turmoil

Early declines signalled acknowledgment of US-China trade war and other eventsStock market investors’ ability to ignore big geopolitical events is legendary. Give them a whiff of lower interest rates
European elections 'face growing threat of manipulation'

European elections 'face growing threat of manipulation'

Commission says Facebook scandal is ‘wake-up call’ as it calls for monitoring networkEU governments cannot treat the next year’s European parliamentary elections as “business as usual” given the