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Misty Copeland: the trailblazing ballerina loved by Prince, Obama and Disney

Misty Copeland: the trailblazing ballerina loved by Prince, Obama and Disney

She thinks ballet’s broken – and has a plan to fix it. The star of Disney’s Nutcracker reboot talks about racism, nude shoes and growing up bendy‘Ballet was definitely my escape,” says Misty Copeland.
'Disability is not the end of the world': reinventing yourself after becoming blind – podcast

'Disability is not the end of the world': reinventing yourself after becoming blind – podcast

Activist Christophe Oulé had a glittering career in engineering in Burkina Faso when he lost his sight. Now he campaigns tirelessly to improve the lives of other blind people. He talks to Lucy
Lion Air crash: Boeing tells pilots how to deal with faulty sensors

Lion Air crash: Boeing tells pilots how to deal with faulty sensors

Bulletin follows investigation into crash in Indonesia last week, killing 189 peopleBoeing has sent instructions to airlines using its 737 Max jet about how pilots should react to erroneous readings
Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case

Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case

Exclusive: Neil Punchard, the officer who leaked a woman’s details to her former husband, must attend tribunalThe Queensland police officer who leaked a domestic violence victim’s details has been
'A better world is possible': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected to Congress – video

'A better world is possible': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected to Congress – video

In beating her longshot Republican opponent Anthony Pappas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman elected to the US House of Representatives. The 29-year-old won the 14th
'I'm not going anywhere': Andrew Gillum concedes governor's race in Florida – video

'I'm not going anywhere': Andrew Gillum concedes governor's race in Florida – video

The Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, has conceded to the Republican Ron DeSantis. The nominee faced a tough climb in a state that Donald Trump carried comfortably in 2016, but
Battle rages in Yemen's vital port as showdown looms

Battle rages in Yemen's vital port as showdown looms

Houthi rebels place snipers on hospital roof, as 100 airstrikes hit civilian areas of HodeidahInstead of bringing calm to the besieged Yemeni city, calls for a ceasefire in Hodeidah have brought some
The key takeaways from the midterm election results

The key takeaways from the midterm election results

Democrats take control of House of RepresentativesRepublicans retain control of SenateSenator Ted Cruz defeats Beto O’Rourke in TexasMidterm elections – live updatesMidterms results – live tracker
Dutton's department accused of using 'reprehensible' tactics to deny Iraqi Christian's asylum claim

Dutton's department accused of using 'reprehensible' tactics to deny Iraqi Christian's asylum claim

Home affairs bureaucrats accused of ‘fishing for an excuse’ to refuse genuine refugee’s claim Home affairs bureaucrats have been accused of “fishing for an excuse” to deny an Iraqi Christian’s asylum
'I still feel sad and cry': Korean victim of Japanese forced labour awaits justice

'I still feel sad and cry': Korean victim of Japanese forced labour awaits justice

Lee Chun-sik, 94, is only survivor in a court battle for wartime damages and still hopes for his back pay Nearly eight decades after he left the steel mills of Japan, Lee Chun-sik is still driven to
Australian students plan school strikes to protest against climate inaction

Australian students plan school strikes to protest against climate inaction

Hundreds say they will skip school, urging politicians to treat climate change as an emergencyHundreds of students around the country are preparing to strike from school because of what they say is a
Victorian opposition will make Belt and Road deal with China public if elected

Victorian opposition will make Belt and Road deal with China public if elected

Nationals leader says, ‘What’s so secret? There’s an issue with trust and credibility’The Victorian opposition has pledged to publicly release the memorandum of understanding between the premier,
Mangled wreckage of BHP runaway train revealed in video footage

Mangled wreckage of BHP runaway train revealed in video footage

Western Australia iron ore train travelled 92km before deliberate derailmentThe mangled wreckage of a deliberately derailed runaway iron ore train in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been
Red Dead Redemption 2: game criticised over killing of suffragette

Red Dead Redemption 2: game criticised over killing of suffragette

Users of the much-anticipated game have posted videos of avatars beating and killing a female characterThe makers of the most anticipated video game of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2, have been
'Bigotry is coming out from under the rocks': midterm voters flock to polls – video

'Bigotry is coming out from under the rocks': midterm voters flock to polls – video

From Florida to California, and from New York to Arizona, Democrats and Republicans campaign right up to the last minute, urging voters to have their say in elections which are considered a referendum
Geoffrey Rush defamation trial: Eryn Jean Norvill 'utterly honest' witness, court told

Geoffrey Rush defamation trial: Eryn Jean Norvill 'utterly honest' witness, court told

Daily Telegraph barrister says actor ‘desperately wanted to stay out of the limelight’ Eryn Jean Norvill was an “utterly honest” and “brave” witness who had nothing to gain from giving evidence
Jacinda Ardern receives death threat as row over use of poison grows

Jacinda Ardern receives death threat as row over use of poison grows

Use of deadly 1080 bait has led to New Zealand government staff being abused, locked in national parks and harassed onlineThe New Zealand prime minister has been the subject of a death threat from
Twist in alleged $1bn art fraud as Russian tycoon detained in Monaco

Twist in alleged $1bn art fraud as Russian tycoon detained in Monaco

Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of AS Monaco, has been under investigation by prosecutors in the principalityPolice in Monaco have detained Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev for questioning as part of an
Man uses surfboard to fight off shark at Ballina on NSW north coast

Man uses surfboard to fight off shark at Ballina on NSW north coast

Surfer, 43, in hospital after attack at Shelly beach near Ballina on Wednesday morningA man has used his surfboard to fend off a shark after being attacked in waters off Ballina on the New South Wales
'Single-use' named 2018 word of the year

'Single-use' named 2018 word of the year

Collins Dictionary picks term referring to products made to be used once and thrown away as word of the year after rise in environmental awarenessSingle-use, a term referring to products – often made