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Turkey makes it easier for people to change embarrassing names like Jackal or Testicle

Turkey makes it easier for people to change embarrassing names like Jackal or Testicle

Some 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names “I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”Satılmış means
Tesco profits fall despite sales surge in UK

Tesco profits fall despite sales surge in UK

Wholesale chain takeover spurs best UK sales in decade but new rules in Thailand and Poland cut profits and dent share priceTesco has increased its UK sales at the fastest pace in at least a decade,
On Washington's McNeil Island, the only residents are 214 dangerous sex offenders

On Washington's McNeil Island, the only residents are 214 dangerous sex offenders

Civil commitment centers, which exist in less than half of US states, are meant as a community safeguard, but they’re riddled with controversiesA small island in the state of Washington houses a group
As Bangkok sinks, could this anti-flood park be the answer?

As Bangkok sinks, could this anti-flood park be the answer?

Vast underground reservoirs beneath the city’s Centenary Park can store 1m gallons of waterBangkok is sinking – fast. As urban development continues unabated, this city of more than 10 million people
Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter win Nobel prize in chemistry

Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter win Nobel prize in chemistry

Briton and two Americans honoured for using evolutionary principles to develop proteins that have been used in new drugs and medical treatmentsNobel prize in chemistry awarded for pioneering work on
Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi missing after visit to consulate

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi missing after visit to consulate

Fiancee and close friend say writer did not emerge from Saudi mission in IstanbulA Saudi journalist known as one of the country’s most outspoken critics has gone missing after visiting its consulate
Pret a Manger to bring in full labelling after teenager's death

Pret a Manger to bring in full labelling after teenager's death

Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice on 17 July 2016 after eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette she bought at a Pret outlet at Heathrow airport.
Volcano erupts on tsunami-hit island in Indonesia – video

Volcano erupts on tsunami-hit island in Indonesia – video

The Soputan volcano has erupted just days after a tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, with volcanic ash seen up to 4,000 metres in the air. So far no casualties have been reported as a
Parliamentary library was pressured on My Health Record advice, emails reveal

Parliamentary library was pressured on My Health Record advice, emails reveal

The health department complained that the library’s advice contradicted Greg Hunt’s assurances on police accessPressure from the health department prompted the parliamentary library to remove then
Australia on track to wipe out cervical cancer within 20 years

Australia on track to wipe out cervical cancer within 20 years

Research says disease will soon be a rarity thanks to screening and school immunisationAustralia looks set to become the first country in the world to wipe out cervical cancer, thanks to national
'Don't touch my Vespa!' Why Genoa is threatening to ban its icon of cool

'Don't touch my Vespa!' Why Genoa is threatening to ban its icon of cool

Nothing symbolises Italian urban chic quite like the Vespa. But in the city that gave birth to them, the diehards suddenly have a fight on their handsCorrado Nicora is talking about the flyest Vespa
Indonesia tsunami: hopes of finding survivors dwindle

Indonesia tsunami: hopes of finding survivors dwindle

Clamour for help grows with rescue teams still struggling to reach badly hit areasHopes have dimmed of finding people alive in the wreckage from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Palu in
A love affair with the contrasts and contradictions of Mexico – in pictures

A love affair with the contrasts and contradictions of Mexico – in pictures

Enchanted by Mexico’s unique relationship with death, myth, ritual and religion, Harvey Stein’s symbolic photographs are an intimate portrait of the country’s rich cultureMexico Between Life and Death
French bank robber who escaped jail in helicopter recaptured

French bank robber who escaped jail in helicopter recaptured

Prosecutors suspect Rédoine Faïd, who was in jail for murdering a police officer, used a burqa as disguise during his time on the runA French gangster who made a Hollywood-style helicopter jailbreak
Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely

Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely

Visitors flocked to Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh island after it was in Leonardo DiCaprio filmOne of the world’s most popular beaches, made famous by the 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio,
Texas detention camp swells fivefold with migrant children

Texas detention camp swells fivefold with migrant children

The Tornillo camp originally had a capacity to house 400 children temporarily, now it has 2,400 beds and will remain open at least until the end of the yearIt was meant to be small and temporary. But
Kavanaugh's angry testimony raises doubts over future impartiality

Kavanaugh's angry testimony raises doubts over future impartiality

After Kavanaugh railed against the left, observers on both sides of the aisle see ‘legitimate questions about him as a justice’When Brett Kavanaugh first appeared before the Senate judiciary
Fan Bingbing: missing Chinese actor hit with $129m tax bill

Fan Bingbing: missing Chinese actor hit with $129m tax bill

Star not seen since July has been ordered to pay up by the end of the year or face jailThe Chinese actor Fan Bingbing, who has been missing for months amid rumours of possible wrongdoing, has been
Labor signals it will pass GST floor with no state safeguard

Labor signals it will pass GST floor with no state safeguard

Opposition to push for amendment to ensure no state worse off but likely to pass anywayShadow treasurer Chris Bowen has signalled Labor will push for an amendment but ultimately pass the Morrison
Go Back to Where You Came From Live is ambitious TV. But does it work?

Go Back to Where You Came From Live is ambitious TV. But does it work?

By putting stunned, mostly white, mostly celebrity Australians in conflict zones, SBS doesn’t do justice to the complexity of refugee stories The first series of Go Back to Where You Came from was