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Australian senators inadvertently back far-right motion saying 'it's OK to be white'

Australian senators inadvertently back far-right motion saying 'it's OK to be white'

Government blames ‘administrative error’ for decision to support motion put up by anti-immigrant partyAustralia’s government has been forced into an embarrassing re-vote in parliament after it
The Mexican town that refused to become a smart city

The Mexican town that refused to become a smart city

Santa Maria Tonantzintla was set to be one of Mexico’s first smart cities – but residents saw it as an attempt to westernise their town and leave tradition behindLupita Tecual Porquillo had heard a
Rembrandt masterpiece The Night Watch to be restored under world's gaze

Rembrandt masterpiece The Night Watch to be restored under world's gaze

Exclusive: Art lovers will be able to watch conservators restoring work in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and via web livestreamThe Night Watch by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is
Internment camps make Uighurs' life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

Internment camps make Uighurs' life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

China on defensive over camps where ex-prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrinationA senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as
‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universitiesProf Chris Gosden, director of the institute of archaeology at
Scotland: thousands object to Trump housing estate plans

Scotland: thousands object to Trump housing estate plans

Scheme ignores demands that Trump pays for new school and local facilities, say objectorsA record number of people have objected to plans by the Trump Organization to build a large new housing estate
'It's against the law': Syrian refugees deported from Turkey back to war | Shawn Carrié and Asmaa Al Omar

'It's against the law': Syrian refugees deported from Turkey back to war | Shawn Carrié and Asmaa Al Omar

With tension mounting in Idlib, people trying to flee across the border are being given the choice of detention or waiving their right to asylumTareq* can recall in detail each of the 22 times he
Cursed: witches are planning a public hexing of Brett Kavanaugh

Cursed: witches are planning a public hexing of Brett Kavanaugh

The planned ceremony has angered Fox News and rightwing commentators, which is exactly the point says the organiserA coven of witches will gather in an occult bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, on
Britain’s magical thinking won’t make the EU accept the impossible | Rafael Behr

Britain’s magical thinking won’t make the EU accept the impossible | Rafael Behr

Brussels’ Brexit policy has always been clear. We’re in this mess because British politicians never took it seriouslyAt every step of the Brexit process, there has been a reliable way to predict what
Australia mulls Jerusalem embassy move: what happened and why it matters

Australia mulls Jerusalem embassy move: what happened and why it matters

Australia’s prime minister is open to the idea but says he remains committed to a two-state solution. Here are six key questions answeredAustralian prime minister Scott Morrison has raised the
UN body says Australia breached human rights laws and needs to review Migration Act

UN body says Australia breached human rights laws and needs to review Migration Act

Working group on arbitrary detention says Australia ‘has not provided any explanation’ for Edris Cheragi’s detentionA United Nations body has taken the “extraordinary” step of calling on Australia to
NZ opposition leader accused of concealing $100,000 political donation

NZ opposition leader accused of concealing $100,000 political donation

Former chief whip launches extraordinary public attack, alleging Simon Bridges also made up sexual harassment claimsThe tenure of New Zealand’s opposition leader, Simon Bridges, appears to be hanging
Australia must boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi affair, senators say

Australia must boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi affair, senators say

As Canberra’s envoy prepares to attend investment forum in Riyadh, crossbenchers demand no involvementA trio of crossbench senators is calling for Australia to boycott a major investment forum in
Fact check: Donald Trump's claims versus climate science

Fact check: Donald Trump's claims versus climate science

Trump’s assertions are at odds with scientific consensus that humans are causing higher temperatures that pose immediate and growing threatsAsked about climate change on CBS’ 60 Minutes and by
Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed

Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed

Federal judge also ordered adult film actor to pay Trump’s legal fees, but has not yet fixed an amountA defamation lawsuit filed by adult film actor Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has been
Prince Harry and Meghan given some very Australian baby gifts

Prince Harry and Meghan given some very Australian baby gifts

Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented with a toy kangaroo with joey and tiny Ugg boots at first Sydney engagementThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received some very Australian baby gifts – a stuffed
Died and gone to heaven? No, that's air pollution Bryan Adams

Died and gone to heaven? No, that's air pollution Bryan Adams

In the heat of the night, singer mistakes his silhouette in New Delhi’s toxic haze for something magicalA sea of fans with lights held aloft face a stage. Above them a dark figure hovers, silhouetted
Australian embassy in Israel may be moved to Jerusalem

Australian embassy in Israel may be moved to Jerusalem

Prime minister says idea is a ‘sensible’ proposal and that pursuing a two-state solution ‘hasn’t been going that well’Australia may follow US president Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy in
Ecuador tells Assange to avoid political activity online – and feed the cat

Ecuador tells Assange to avoid political activity online – and feed the cat

WikiLeaks founder told by Ecuadorian embassy to respect rules or lose diplomatic asylum Ecuador has laid out a stringent new set of house rules for Julian Assange, warning the whistleblower to avoid
Coinbase plans for hard Brexit by opening Dublin offices

Coinbase plans for hard Brexit by opening Dublin offices

London remains European headquarters of cryptocurrency exchange, but a move to Ireland is plan BCryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is opening new offices in Dublin as part of the company’s contingency