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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
'I don't know': laughter as Trump mocks Ford's sexual assault testimony – video

'I don't know': laughter as Trump mocks Ford's sexual assault testimony – video

President Donald Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi, parodying her testimony against Brett Kavanaugh.'What neighborhood was it in? I don't know,' Trump said at the rally.
Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi rally as supporters cheer

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi rally as supporters cheer

The president imitated Ford, who last week testified before a Senate committee that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted herIn a raucous campaign-style rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Donald
Tampon tax to go as treasurers finally agree to GST exemption

Tampon tax to go as treasurers finally agree to GST exemption

Move comes after two-decade push to take the tax off feminine hygiene products Tampons and pads will no longer attract the 10% consumption tax, Australia’s treasurers unanimously agreeing to remove
Huge Facebook breach leaves thousands of other apps vulnerable

Huge Facebook breach leaves thousands of other apps vulnerable

The breach affecting 50m accounts took advantage of ‘tokens’, a system used by third-party platforms such as SpotifyRemember the Facebook hack last week that ? It’s worse than you think.Last Friday,
The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse

The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse

In the first part of a new series, we take you through the current conditions, and then put them in context with other severe droughts in Australia’s history Continue reading...
French interior minister resigns in defiance of Emmanuel Macron

French interior minister resigns in defiance of Emmanuel Macron

President initially refused to accept resignation of Gerard Collomb, who is quitting to recontest Lyon mayoraltyPresident Emmanuel Macron of France has been forced to accept the resignation of his
WA Indigenous community tries to rid water supply of unsafe level of uranium

WA Indigenous community tries to rid water supply of unsafe level of uranium

Western Australian government refused to install water treatment plant due to size of Buttah WindeeAn Aboriginal community in Western Australia is trying to raise money to fix its water supply, which
Donald Trump: 'It's a very scary time for young men in America' – video

Donald Trump: 'It's a very scary time for young men in America' – video

The US president tells reporters that it's a 'scary time for young men in America' because 'you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of'. Donald Trump's assertion comes as his