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With Bobi Wine, people power could finally win in Uganda | Patience Akume

With Bobi Wine, people power could finally win in Uganda | Patience Akume

The singer-turned-politician is the latest young African challenging the old guard. He has put hope in the hearts of those tired of Museveni’s 32-year ruleWe Are Fighting for Freedom is the unofficial
Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

More than 1,400 are dead and tens of thousands of people homeless on Sulawesi, but aid shipments are being held up The humanitarian crisis in Sulawesi has continued to worsen as organisations struggle
Bosnia-Herzegovina gears up for vote amid political frustration

Bosnia-Herzegovina gears up for vote amid political frustration

Hope for change dwindling ahead of Sunday’s elections for bewildering number of posts in divided countryOn a tree-lined riverbank in the Sarajevo district of Grbavica, Rabina Baltić pauses at her
Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

The US secretary of state had previously said he hoped the country would give up weapons by January 2021The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has backed away from a previously stated goal of North
Sydney's troubled $2.1bn light rail project delayed again

Sydney's troubled $2.1bn light rail project delayed again

Builder Acciona says it won’t be ready until May 2020, claiming NSW government knew of new delay months agoThe troubled Sydney CBD light rail project has been delayed yet again, with the firm building
Mike Pence to warn against Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

Mike Pence to warn against Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

US vice-president will condemn rival’s ‘reckless’ behaviour and controversial ‘debt diplomacy’Mike Pence, the US vice president, will sharpen criticism of Chinese foreign policy with a blunt warning
Navy vet arrested in connection with suspicious envelopes sent to Trump

Navy vet arrested in connection with suspicious envelopes sent to Trump

William Clyde Allen III arrested in Utah after authorities investigated envelopes initially thought to contain ricinA US navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious
US judge blocks Trump administration from ending key immigrant protections

US judge blocks Trump administration from ending key immigrant protections

Judge says effort to discontinue protections for people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador would cause ‘irreparable harm’A judge has blocked the Trump administration from ending protections
Labor denounces big tobacco's push to overturn Australia's vaping ban

Labor denounces big tobacco's push to overturn Australia's vaping ban

Plibersek says still no evidence to support e-cigarettes and ‘big tobacco only cares about creating new markets and increasing their profits’Federal Labor has slammed big tobacco’s push to overturn
Australia jointly responsible for Nauru's draconian media policy, documents reveal

Australia jointly responsible for Nauru's draconian media policy, documents reveal

Exclusive: Revelation comes despite repeated denials Australia has any say about journalists’ visas The Australian government is jointly responsible for Nauru’s media access policy for the immigration
Mitch McConnell moves Senate closer to vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Mitch McConnell moves Senate closer to vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Final vote could come Saturday as majority leader takes next step, while lawmakers await results of FBI investigationAs Capitol Hill braced on Wednesday for the results of an FBI investigation into
Sulawesi tsunami: Indonesia battles fake news as hoaxers spread panic

Sulawesi tsunami: Indonesia battles fake news as hoaxers spread panic

Authorities crackdown on reports alleging another huge earthquake and dam collapse were about to strikeIndonesian authorities are struggling to counter fake news reports causing panic among residents
UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of 'reckless' cyber-attacks

UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of 'reckless' cyber-attacks

Foreign Office increases pressure on Russia after Skripal poisoningThe British government has directly accused Russian military intelligence of being behind a spate of “reckless and indiscriminate
Labor says Australia can remain energy 'superpower' – but only if climate wars end

Labor says Australia can remain energy 'superpower' – but only if climate wars end

Pat Conroy says Australia can replace thermal coal exports with renewable energy and also develop hydrogen economyAustralia is in a position to replace thermal coal exports with the export of
South Carolina shooting: one officer killed and six injured in Florence county

South Carolina shooting: one officer killed and six injured in Florence county

Suspect in custody after two-hour standoff that saw children held hostage in a South Carolina home Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, in a confrontation Wednesday with a suspect
UK Brexit bill could rise as EU reveals record spending promises

UK Brexit bill could rise as EU reveals record spending promises

Brussels committed to €267bn in 2017, almost twice the size of the union’s annual budgetThe EU’s spending promises and pension costs rose by tens of billions of euros last year, an official report
Donald Trump was 'stating facts' about Christine Blasey Ford, says Sarah Sanders – video

Donald Trump was 'stating facts' about Christine Blasey Ford, says Sarah Sanders – video

Sarah Sanders defends Donald Trump’s mocking of Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night. The president ridiculed Ford’s testimony against Trump’s Supreme Court
Facebook faces $1.6bn fine and formal investigation over massive data breach

Facebook faces $1.6bn fine and formal investigation over massive data breach

Irish data regulator could penalize the social network after hack of nearly 50m accountsThe Irish Data Protection Commission has opened a formal investigation into a , which could result in a fine of
Morning mail: Reef catchment bulldozed, crash warning, Trump's 'appalling' mockery

Morning mail: Reef catchment bulldozed, crash warning, Trump's 'appalling' mockery

Thursday: Deforestation continues in Great Barrier Reef catchment. Plus: Republicans condemn US president for mocking Christine Blasey FordGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main
Dutch Christmas character Black Pete to shed blackface for TV

Dutch Christmas character Black Pete to shed blackface for TV

Santa’s helper, also known as Zwarte Piet, will only have soot marks, says broadcaster NTRThe Dutch public broadcaster has announced that it will change the appearance of the traditional Christmas