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Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologiesAustralia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to
Two people killed as Storm Callum brings floods to UK

Two people killed as Storm Callum brings floods to UK

Landslide in Cwmduad claims one life and another man dies in sea at BrightonLarge swathes of Wales and England are mopping up after more than a month’s worth of rain fell within a few hours as Storm
'Sinicisation' of Muslims in Xinjiang must go on, says Chinese official

'Sinicisation' of Muslims in Xinjiang must go on, says Chinese official

Official warns of ‘infiltration of religious extremism’ amid crackdown on region’s large Muslim populationThe “sinicisation” of religion in China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang must be
Morrison 'mischievous' in his warning to Wentworth byelection voters, Shorten says

Morrison 'mischievous' in his warning to Wentworth byelection voters, Shorten says

‘Scott Morrison will still be prime minister on Sunday,’ Labor leader saysScott Morrison will still be prime minister even if the dire predictions prove true and the Liberals lose the Wentworth
Voting undermines the will of the people – it's time to replace it with sortition

Voting undermines the will of the people – it's time to replace it with sortition

Our representative form of government divides us but installing ordinary people at the heart of power would be transformative In his new book The Future of Everything: Big audacious ideas for a better
Nicola Sturgeon touts 'commonsense' Brexit alternative

Nicola Sturgeon touts 'commonsense' Brexit alternative

Scottish first minister and SNP leader to press case for continued membership of single market and customs unionScotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to unveil a “commonsense” alternative to
Elizabeth Warren to Boston: midterms are 'downpayment' on the White House

Elizabeth Warren to Boston: midterms are 'downpayment' on the White House

The Massachusetts senator did not say she was going to run for president on Saturday but all the signs suggest that she willSpeaking at a town hall event in Boston on a cold and rainy Saturday morning
Jared Kushner 'likely paid little or no income tax' for years – report

Jared Kushner 'likely paid little or no income tax' for years – report

New York Times says confidential financial documents reflect his use of real estate tax benefits but no suggestion he broke the lawJared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House
US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump at White House

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump at White House

Andrew Brunson thanks president and staff for securing deal that brought him home after years in prisonAndrew Brunson, the American pastor freed from prison in Turkey this week, prayed over Donald
Revealed: leaked emails show DUP ready for no-deal Brexit

Revealed: leaked emails show DUP ready for no-deal Brexit

Arlene Foster believes crashing out of EU is ‘most likely outcome’ while former Brexit secretary says Irish border plan ‘completely unacceptable’Theresa May has been told that the DUP leader, Arlene
After the Apology is must-see TV – and an urgent jolt to consciousness

After the Apology is must-see TV – and an urgent jolt to consciousness

Larissa Behrendt’s documentary delivers an emotional punch that will jar viewers from the outsetIn this digital age, it’s easy to let surfeit data slip by. Information saturates our daily lives. We
Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with byelection victory

Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with byelection victory

Comeback part of plan for the politician to succeed current prime minister, Mahathir MohamadFormer Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has won a byelection with a landslide victory in a
Jamal Khashoggi: Labour slams government’s response as ‘too little, too late’

Jamal Khashoggi: Labour slams government’s response as ‘too little, too late’

Emily Thornberry ramps up pressure on government as officials head for conference in Saudi Arabia Britain must hold the Saudis to account for Jamal Khashoggi | Emily Thornberry Labour has launched a
Trump critic Mitt Romney denies leading 'Never Trump' Republicans

Trump critic Mitt Romney denies leading 'Never Trump' Republicans

As he runs for Senate in Utah, Romney’s comments jar with his harsh rebukes of Trump during 2016 campaignMitt Romney on Friday told reporters he has not been a leader of the “Never Trump” movement
Britain must hold the Saudis to account for Jamal Khashoggi | Emily Thornberry

Britain must hold the Saudis to account for Jamal Khashoggi | Emily Thornberry

Rather than annoy a trading partner, the Tories turn a blind eye to the country’s excessesImagine how this government would have reacted if last weekend either Russia or Iran had abducted – and in all
Can Saudi Arabia's ‘great reformer’ survive the death in the consulate?

Can Saudi Arabia's ‘great reformer’ survive the death in the consulate?

The disappearance in Turkey of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has shaken confidence in Riyadh even among close alliesIn early 2016, when Mohammed bin Salman was still deputy crown prince and Donald Trump
Remains of 11 infants found hidden in ceiling of Detroit funeral home

Remains of 11 infants found hidden in ceiling of Detroit funeral home

Anonymous letter leads police to hidden decomposed remainsHome closed in April after discovery of bodies covered in moldAuthorities say an anonymously written letter led them to the decomposed remains
Cambridge divided over growing number of tourist groups

Cambridge divided over growing number of tourist groups

Businesses welcome economic boost but congestion on the streets is frustrating residentsIt’s a wet and windy afternoon in Cambridge but that hasn’t stopped hordes of British and international tourists
Nightmare on Downing Street – cartoon

Nightmare on Downing Street – cartoon

Behind Theresa May’s assertion that austerity is over lurk the horrors of universal credit, Brexit and the DUP Continue reading...
Communist challenger exposes cracks in Putin’s grip on power

Communist challenger exposes cracks in Putin’s grip on power

An unexpected victory for an opposition candidate has panicked an unpopular government into cancelling the contest altogetherThe Communist wunderkind Valentin Konovalov should already be Siberia’s