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Relief and reckoning: the first world war was over and Australia counted the cost

Relief and reckoning: the first world war was over and Australia counted the cost

Patriotic fervour greeted Australia’s entry in 1914. By the time of the armistice on 11 November 1918, the country was marred by rancour It was mid-afternoon on the east coast of Australia when allied
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

• World’s top two were due to meet in Jeddah on 22 December • Match attracted controversy after Jamal Khashoggi’s murderThe doomed December exhibition match in Saudi Arabia between Novak Djokovic and
EU clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for private jets and yachts

EU clamps down on Isle of Man tax loophole for private jets and yachts

European commission writes to UK over ‘abusive practices’ in crown dependencyThe European commission has launched infringement proceedings against the Isle of Man and Italy over what it says are
Looming violence in Yemen as UN peace talks pushed back

Looming violence in Yemen as UN peace talks pushed back

Chances of famine exacerbated by escalating fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalitionPeace talks aimed at ending Yemen’s war have been pushed back to the end of the year, sparking fears
Mother of California shooting victim: 'I don't want prayers … I want gun control' – video

Mother of California shooting victim: 'I don't want prayers … I want gun control' – video

The mother of one of the 12 people killed at a country music bar in southern California makes a desperate plea for gun control. ‘I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control,’ Susan
Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May's Brexit plan

Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May's Brexit plan

Transport minister says he cannot support deal and will push for second referendumTheresa May’s hopes of winning parliament’s backing for her Brexit deal have been plunged into fresh doubt after Jo
'I felt lost and alone': Michelle Obama reveals experience of miscarriage – video

'I felt lost and alone': Michelle Obama reveals experience of miscarriage – video

In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Michelle Obama reveals that she suffered a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. The
Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after fracturing three ribs in fall

Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after fracturing three ribs in fall

Supreme court justice is ‘doing well’ and back at home after being admitted for treatment and observation on ThursdaySupreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at home after being released from
Family drive through flames escaping California wildfire – video

Family drive through flames escaping California wildfire – video

A family film as they drive through a fast-moving wildfire in Paradise, California, which has called for the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. According to officials, within roughly six
Russia hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan peace council

Russia hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan peace council

Meeting furthers Kremlin’s drive to be seen as international broker of peace Russia has hosted talks with Taliban delegates and members of Afghanistan’s high peace council, as the Kremlin seeks a role
May and Macron pay tribute to war dead at Somme ceremony

May and Macron pay tribute to war dead at Somme ceremony

Prime minister joins French president on armistice commemoration tourTheresa May has paid tribute to first world war soldiers who died at the Somme, as she joined the French president, Emmanuel
Doctor to face Dutch prosecution for breach of euthanasia law

Doctor to face Dutch prosecution for breach of euthanasia law

Lawyers claim elderly dementia patient did not clearly state she wanted to dieA doctor who slipped a sedative into a 74-year-old woman’s coffee before administering a lethal drug as members of her
'Raining hell down': death toll rises to 25 in California fires, as more victims found

'Raining hell down': death toll rises to 25 in California fires, as more victims found

Remains of 14 people discovered in and around community of Paradise in north of state; two bodies found in MalibuThe charred remains of fourteen more victims have been found in and around the northern
'She's made us proud': Ilhan Omar's journey from Kenyan refugee camp to US Congress

'She's made us proud': Ilhan Omar's journey from Kenyan refugee camp to US Congress

Former neighbours of Ilhan Omar at the camp are celebrating the Somali’s election victoryFadumo Kuusow remembers a thin and shy girl who lived next door. Her memory is hazy as the girl left more than
Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt

Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt

District court judge Brian Morris rules Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences before pushing aheadA federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to construction of the
Brexit: five things we learned this week

Brexit: five things we learned this week

Where do Theresa May’s Brexit plans stand after another week of intense political wrangling?1. The cabinet will meet next week to agree its Brexit negotiating position. Theresa May told ministers on
Florida and Georgia prepare for recounts amid claims of irregularities

Florida and Georgia prepare for recounts amid claims of irregularities

Races for governors and Florida Senate seat remain unresolvedTrump said he will send lawyers to Florida to expose ‘fraud’Florida and Georgia were preparing for ballot recounts on Friday, as
Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and condemns 'reckless' Trump in new book

Michelle Obama reveals miscarriage and condemns 'reckless' Trump in new book

First lady’s two daughters conceived by in vitro fertilisationObama criticises Trump for encouraging ‘wingnuts and kooks’She is one of the most famous women in the world and a personification of
'It was very hard for him': relatives remember first world war survivors

'It was very hard for him': relatives remember first world war survivors

Descendants recall their loved ones, including how one veteran forever cherished a letter from a fallen comrade’s motherTheir stories will endure, safeguarded by their descendants. One hundred years
Ocean floor rover finds large shark nursery in Irish waters

Ocean floor rover finds large shark nursery in Irish waters

Vehicle discovers school of blackmouth catsharks around thousands of egg cases The largest shark nursery to have been found in Irish waters has been discovered among cold-water coral reefs 200 miles