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Tax on drinks to raise funds for HIV treatment in Uganda

Tax on drinks to raise funds for HIV treatment in Uganda

Government hails 2% levy on alcohol and water as step towards greater independence from donors Taxes levied on alcohol and soft drinks in Uganda will be used to fund the country’s HIV treatment
Hollywood of the south: Atlanta's film industry got so big it built its own neighborhood

Hollywood of the south: Atlanta's film industry got so big it built its own neighborhood

Pinewood Atlanta Studios is the largest purpose-built studio outside Hollywood – with a new neighborhood under construction to house the thousands of people who work thereWynn Everett is an Atlanta
Hubble telescope fixed by 'jiggling it around'

Hubble telescope fixed by 'jiggling it around'

Telescope close to restarting operations after being put out of action by gyroscope failureThe Hubble space telescope is close to resuming full operations after Nasa “jiggled it around”.The telescope
Bad Brexit deal would harm Europe too, Sadiq Khan to warn Barnier

Bad Brexit deal would harm Europe too, Sadiq Khan to warn Barnier

London mayor will tell EU negotiator that jobs lost in City are likely to leave EuropeThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to tell Michel Barnier that the deal he is pulling together with Theresa May
Ryanair racist incident: man apologises and claims he is not racist

Ryanair racist incident: man apologises and claims he is not racist

David Mesher says he lost temper as Delsie Gayle says it will take long time to get over rantA man who subjected a fellow passenger on a Ryanair flight to a racist tirade has apologised publicly for
Victoria signs largest native title claim in its history, covering 11% of state’s landmass

Victoria signs largest native title claim in its history, covering 11% of state’s landmass

Under agreement, 3,000 Taungurung people will have access to crown land for hunting, fishing, camping and gathering resourcesVictoria has signed the largest native title claim in the state’s history,
City in a city: the 63,000 people who run the world's busiest airport

City in a city: the 63,000 people who run the world's busiest airport

Georgia’s biggest employer is not CNN or Coca-Cola – it is Hartsfield-Jackson airport, which since the 1970s has grown into a unique economic ecosystemPortraits by Bita HonarvarWhen Maynard Jackson
Turning the page: how India's state schools are being revitalised

Turning the page: how India's state schools are being revitalised

For years, efforts to improve India’s failing state system focused on teachers, classrooms and curricula. Now a training scheme for headteachers is reaping dividendsUntil recently, Maniram Mandiwal
Thousands hold 'Maserati strike' in PNG amid anger at Apec summit spending

Thousands hold 'Maserati strike' in PNG amid anger at Apec summit spending

Bus drivers and airport staff stay home to protest against government purchase of luxury cars Thousands of people have participated in a one-day strike in Papua New Guinea to protest against the
Police youth liaison officer charged with raping child over 10 years

Police youth liaison officer charged with raping child over 10 years

Dean Perkins, who visited Sydney schools warning of online dangers, charged with multiple child sexual abuse offencesA Sydney police officer tasked with warning schoolchildren about the dangers of
World's billionaires became 20% richer in 2017, report reveals

World's billionaires became 20% richer in 2017, report reveals

UBS report shows billionaires increased fortunes by $1.4tn, more than the GDP of SpainBillionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history. The richest people on Earth increased
Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana - Science Weekly podcast

Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana - Science Weekly podcast

Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education
Lean left: is America ready for a wave of Bernie Sanders-inspired socialists?

Lean left: is America ready for a wave of Bernie Sanders-inspired socialists?

A slew of leftwing Democrats are running in the midterms – but some believe it’s too soon for a full-scale embrace of progressive ideasIn the midst of these bitterly contested, hyper-partisan midterm
'Our faith compels us': Christian resistance to Trump gathers steam

'Our faith compels us': Christian resistance to Trump gathers steam

Progressive churchgoers are becoming increasingly vocal about “toxic Christianity” and the “gospel of Trump” while promoting biblical commands to protect the poorIn a church parking lot in Greensboro,
Barbra Streisand: ‘Trump is corrupt and indecent and is assaulting our institutions’

Barbra Streisand: ‘Trump is corrupt and indecent and is assaulting our institutions’

The 76-year-old’s new album is a rebuke to the president – and a startling return to form. Years of misogyny, however, have prepared her for the backlash Of all the reasons there are to love Barbra
Nigel Scullion not told Tony Abbott appointed Indigenous envoy

Nigel Scullion not told Tony Abbott appointed Indigenous envoy

Indigenous affairs minister read about Abbott’s appointment in media before Scott Morrison called himThe Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, was not told Tony Abbott had been appointed
Geoffrey Rush's career will never recover from allegations, court hears

Geoffrey Rush's career will never recover from allegations, court hears

Film director Fred Schepisi says the newspaper articles seem like ‘disgusting overkill and ‘trial by media’The veteran Australian film director Fred Schepisi has told a court Geoffrey Rush faces a
Erdoğan cannot claim moral high ground over Khashoggi, say critics

Erdoğan cannot claim moral high ground over Khashoggi, say critics

Turkish president’s press crackdown makes his words about Saudi journalist’s death ring hollow, say criticsThe death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has shocked
Nauru denies Greens senator's visa, blaming Australia's foreign affairs department

Nauru denies Greens senator's visa, blaming Australia's foreign affairs department

Nick McKim sought to visit Nauru to speak with refugees sent there by Australian governmentAn Australian senator has been refused a visa to visit Nauru, with the country’s consulate claiming it was
New Zealand pro-choice campaigners hail move towards abortion law reform

New Zealand pro-choice campaigners hail move towards abortion law reform

Newly released review sets out way to make abortion a health rather than criminal matterPro-choice advocates in New Zealand have welcomed a law review exploring ways to decriminalise abortion and