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'We are scared, but we have Jesus': China and its war on Christianity

'We are scared, but we have Jesus': China and its war on Christianity

Crackdown on unofficial churches comes as Vatican and Beijing sign controversial deal on appointment of bishops Pastor Jin Mingri has felt firsthand the pain of one of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s
Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks – video

Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks – video

Footage steamed live on Facebook from Jumeta Esenaf shows the sinking of a Papua New Guinean plane after overshooting the runway in the Federated States of Micronesia. All passengers were reportedly
Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks in sea lagoon

Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks in sea lagoon

All passengers reportedly rescued after 737-800 settles in the sea and then sinksA Papua New Guinean plane has sunk in a lagoon after overshooting the runway in the Federated States of Micronesia.All
'Iran was like hell': the young refugees starting new lives in Serbia

'Iran was like hell': the young refugees starting new lives in Serbia

Balkan country has had a sharp rise in number of Iranians seeking asylum, as young people flee from an economy on its kneesAt Miksalište refugee centre in central Belgrade, young asylum seekers are
Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

Rovers deployed by the unmanned Hayabusa2 spacecraft capture a 15-frame clip of the asteroid Ryugu Two Japanese robots have sent back their first video images from the surface of a moving asteroid as
Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify - in pictures

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify - in pictures

Supreme court nominee and his accuser have taken part in a full day of extraordinary testimony on Capitol Hill Continue reading...
Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

The symbolic vote by Canadian legislators is in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority in MyanmarCanadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung
'MeToo must become WeToo': Jacinda Ardern's speech to UN rebuts Trump

'MeToo must become WeToo': Jacinda Ardern's speech to UN rebuts Trump

New Zealand prime minister called for collective action and multilateralism in address that was applauded at the UN in New YorkThe prime minister of New Zealand has been met with thunderous applause
Kavanaugh hearing: anger and clashes ahead of Senate committee vote

Kavanaugh hearing: anger and clashes ahead of Senate committee vote

Supreme court nominee calls the confirmation process ‘a national disgrace’ and Trump praises ‘honest, riveting’ testimonyRepublicans have said the Senate judiciary committee will vote on the supreme
Welsh ministers opt for minimum alcohol price of 50p a unit

Welsh ministers opt for minimum alcohol price of 50p a unit

Many health professionals say 50p level, planned to come into force next summer, is too low The Welsh government is proposing to set a minimum price per unit of alcohol at 50p in an attempt to combat
Boris Johnson urges Theresa May to scrap Chequers plan

Boris Johnson urges Theresa May to scrap Chequers plan

Ex-foreign secretary outlines his Brexit vision ahead of the Tory party conferenceBoris Johnson has urged the prime minister to abandon her Chequers plan and “change the course of the negotiation” on
Ban fur? Proposal gets under skin of Los Angeles sellers

Ban fur? Proposal gets under skin of Los Angeles sellers

Activists have praised the city’s plan, but local furriers say it will hurt small businesses and do little to help animalsLos Angeles’s move to restrict the sale and manufacturing of new fur products
Huge numbers of stillborn babies 'may have been missed'

Huge numbers of stillborn babies 'may have been missed'

Hundreds of thousands of deaths a year are not being recognised in international estimates, research suggestsHundreds of thousands of babies who died in the womb could have been missed out of
Federal Icac: former judges reveal plan to 'ferret out corruption'

Federal Icac: former judges reveal plan to 'ferret out corruption'

Former judges and anti-corruption commissioners want body to have powers of a royal commission and far-reaching jurisdictionA group of leading former judges and anti-corruption commissioners have
Morning mail: ABC fallout continues as focus shifts to the board

Morning mail: ABC fallout continues as focus shifts to the board

Friday: All five appointments since 2015 were chosen directly by the minister. Plus, US judge and accuser give evidenceGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads
'I have never done this – to her, or to anyone': Kavanaugh responds to allegations – video

'I have never done this – to her, or to anyone': Kavanaugh responds to allegations – video

In a speech punctuated by tears and angry swipes at his opponents, supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate judiciary committee on Thursday that he was innocent of the sexual abuse
China and Russia call on UN to ease North Korea sanctions

China and Russia call on UN to ease North Korea sanctions

Countries break from US at session chaired by Mike Pompeo, marking the second setback for the US in as many daysChina and Russia have broken with the US over the maintenance of sanctions on North
SEC sues Elon Musk for fraud and seeks to bar him from leading a company

SEC sues Elon Musk for fraud and seeks to bar him from leading a company

Musk suggested in August that he was preparing to take Tesla private and claimed he had ‘funding secured’Elon Musk and Tesla have been sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud
Pollutionwatch: wood and peat burning brings return of air pollution to Dublin

Pollutionwatch: wood and peat burning brings return of air pollution to Dublin

A rise in the number of homes burning ‘green’ fuel in Dublin has had a big effect on air pollutionLondon’s air pollution history – the Victorian pea-souper fogs, the deaths of 12,000 people in the
The great ... indoors? Canadians more likely to spend time inside, study finds

The great ... indoors? Canadians more likely to spend time inside, study finds

Three-quarters of respondents said they found it easier to stay inside, many pointing to rain, snow and insects as deterrents Canadians have long prided themselves as a nation of outdoors people,