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Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

Some year 13 New Zealand students who took history exam said they should not be penalised for getting confusedNew Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what
Emil Gayed: damning report finds negligent doctor's privacy was put before public safety

Emil Gayed: damning report finds negligent doctor's privacy was put before public safety

Exclusive: Report recommends sweeping changes to how Medical Council of NSW handles complaints A state medical watchdog placed the privacy of a negligent doctor before the right of his employers to
California fires: Camp fire death toll rises to 71 with more than 1,000 missing

California fires: Camp fire death toll rises to 71 with more than 1,000 missing

About 52,000 people displaced amid the country’s deadliest fire in a century, as list of missing jumps by hundreds once againRescue workers said on Friday they were searching for more than 1,000
NZ police investigate after prominent China critic's car 'sabotaged'

NZ police investigate after prominent China critic's car 'sabotaged'

Anne-Marie Brady has had her home and office burgled and now says mechanic found unusual defectsNew Zealand police are investigating claims that Anne-Marie Brady, a prominent academic and critic of
David Hockney painting sells for $90.3m, a record for a living artist

David Hockney painting sells for $90.3m, a record for a living artist

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) beats $58.4m record set by Jeff Koons imageA celebrated swimming pool painting by the British modern artist David Hockney sold for $90.3m in New York on
NSW Greens MP hits back at Di Natale over call to resign

NSW Greens MP hits back at Di Natale over call to resign

Jeremy Buckingham says he deserves ‘presumption of innocence’ over accusations of inappropriate behaviourThe New South Wales Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham has hit back at calls from Richard Di Natale
North Korea's Kim Jong-un supervises test of 'new ultramodern weapon'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un supervises test of 'new ultramodern weapon'

Declaration, which did not specify what type of weapon was tested, comes as talks with the US over the North’s nuclear program stallNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a test site to supervise
‘Ignore this’: Jonathan Franzen’s top 10 writing tips get gleefully trolled on Twitter

‘Ignore this’: Jonathan Franzen’s top 10 writing tips get gleefully trolled on Twitter

Several authors hit back at the American novelist, questioning his logic and issuing their own mock adviceAmerican novelist Jonathan Franzen has drawn the ire of fellow writers, who are mercilessly
John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

The ex-US secretary of state, speaking at a Guardian Live event, predicts mass movement from AfricaEurope faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the two most senior living leaders of regime that presided over deaths of at least 1.7 million in Cambodia The two most senior Khmer Rouge leaders still alive today
Zuckerberg: I didn't know of Facebook ties to firm attacking George Soros

Zuckerberg: I didn't know of Facebook ties to firm attacking George Soros

CEO says he learned about relationship with PR company after it was reported in New York TimesMark Zuckerberg defended his leadership of Facebook on Thursday, claiming ignorance of the company’s
Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

Republican Ron DeSantis appears to have won governor’s race over Andrew GillumFlorida’s election torment is set to continue after officials ordered a hand recount of ballots in the knife-edge US
Brazil: calls for TV tycoon to be pulled off air after offensive remarks to singer

Brazil: calls for TV tycoon to be pulled off air after offensive remarks to singer

Viewers demand Silvio Santos be removed after telling Claudia Leitte he couldn’t hug her because it would make him ‘excited’He is one of South America’s most powerful TV tycoons, an 87-year-old media
Victorian election roundup: voters get in early as leaders dial up rhetoric

Victorian election roundup: voters get in early as leaders dial up rhetoric

Morrison and Guy criticised for Bourke Street attack response; polling finds 70% support for new national parkMore than 5% of Victorians have already voted in next Saturday’s state election, despite
Coalition plan means thousands of companies won't lodge reports with regulator

Coalition plan means thousands of companies won't lodge reports with regulator

Josh Frydenberg says move will reduce ‘burden’ for businesses by changing the definition of a large proprietary companyThousands of private companies won’t have to lodge financial reports with
PNG: opposition MPs call for PM to step down over bridge building scandal

PNG: opposition MPs call for PM to step down over bridge building scandal

The Guardian revealed that a company owned by Peter O’Neill secured a $32m government contract despite ‘serious irregularities’Opposition MPs are calling for the prime minister of Papua New Guinea to
How Republican firm's plan to defend Facebook by attacking rivals backfired

How Republican firm's plan to defend Facebook by attacking rivals backfired

Revelation that Definers had used George Soros as a target to defend Facebook unleashed an immediate storm of protestIt was a beguilingly simple idea. Take the tricks learned by political campaign
Homeless man and couple ‘completely made up’ viral story that raised $400,000

Homeless man and couple ‘completely made up’ viral story that raised $400,000

Couple and homeless man charged with theft by deception and GoFundMe money will be refunded, prosecutor saidA feelgood tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy
John Kerry: A life in politics – watch the discussion live now

John Kerry: A life in politics – watch the discussion live now

John Kerry, the former US presidential candidate and secretary of state for the Obama administration, discusses his life and career with the Observer's chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley.
Tariq Ramadan: Oxford professor facing rape charges granted conditional release

Tariq Ramadan: Oxford professor facing rape charges granted conditional release

Paris appeals court rules in favour of Tariq Ramadan, who has been held since FebruaryTariq Ramadan, the prominent Swiss scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on