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From The Castle to the bench: Constantinos Kilias named a new magistrate

From The Castle to the bench: Constantinos Kilias named a new magistrate

Long-time barrister and actor who played Darryl Kerrigan’s neighbour appointed to Victorian courtConstantinos Kilias is no stranger to epic legal battles.The Greek Australian actor, also known as
Hungary's homeless fear they are Viktor Orbán's next target

Hungary's homeless fear they are Viktor Orbán's next target

A ban on street sleeping from the rightwing government comes into force next weekMany countries have struggled to deal with the issue of homelessness but Hungary may be the first to put a
Viktoria Marinova: man arrested in Germany over Bulgarian journalist murder

Viktoria Marinova: man arrested in Germany over Bulgarian journalist murder

Marinova’s body was found in a park in the Bulgarian border town of Ruse on SaturdayA man has been arrested over the rape and murder of the journalist Victoria Marinova, Bulgarian authorities have
Hellfire: this is what our future looks like under climate change

Hellfire: this is what our future looks like under climate change

Forest fires and air that seems to combust: thanks to climate change, more parts of the world will soon be ablaze. California shows us what will happen when it does Continue reading...
While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change | Anote Tong

While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change | Anote Tong

The inaction and recalcitrance of Australia’s federal politicians is making Kiribati despairA new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a picture of what the world will look
Chinese authorities launch 'anti-halal' crackdown in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities launch 'anti-halal' crackdown in Xinjiang

Party officials also urged government officers to speak Mandarin at work and in publicAuthorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal”, claiming the growing number of
MSF says Peter Dutton wrong to claim it wasn't contracted to treat Nauru refugees

MSF says Peter Dutton wrong to claim it wasn't contracted to treat Nauru refugees

Médecins Sans Frontières contradicts minister as he bats away questions on asylum seeker mental health crisisThe home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has sought to bat away questions about the mental
Uruguay's pioneering abortion laws changed lives – yet stigma lingers | Elizabeth Sulis Kim

Uruguay's pioneering abortion laws changed lives – yet stigma lingers | Elizabeth Sulis Kim

The country has much to celebrate as Latin America’s most progressive on reproductive rights, but the process of getting a termination can still be long and stressfulJuana Fernandez* was a university
Dave Sharma says Liberals 'doing enough' on climate after Hewson attack

Dave Sharma says Liberals 'doing enough' on climate after Hewson attack

The Wentworth candidate rejects former leader’s view that party’s policy on emissions is inadequateThe Liberal candidate for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said his party is “doing enough” and has “a good
The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot

The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot

The government’s plans are an improvement, but still fatally flawed. We need a proper agriculture debateI’m a remainer, but there’s one result of Brexit I can’t wait to see: leaving the EU’s common
How to grapple with soaring world population? An answer from down south

How to grapple with soaring world population? An answer from down south

Botswana has one of the fastest falling fertility rates. As global population expands, there are lessons to be learned At the end of a dusty road in the southern African hinterland sits a small
‘Vile hatred, hero worship': Christine Blasey Ford faces an unsettling future

‘Vile hatred, hero worship': Christine Blasey Ford faces an unsettling future

Ford has faced aggression and ridicule, as well as support and admiration, and the glare of unwanted notoriety is unlikely to fade anytime soonThe contrast could not be more clear.After the Senate
Emergency workers being hired to handle post-Brexit disruption

Emergency workers being hired to handle post-Brexit disruption

Ministry advertises for resilience advisers, saying ‘we plan for all scenarios’A team of civil emergency workers are being recruited on salaries of up to £50,000 a year to help the country cope with
Penalty or 11-metre foot kick? North and South Korea work on unified dictionary

Penalty or 11-metre foot kick? North and South Korea work on unified dictionary

Though the two countries speak the same language, more than 70 years of division have led to vocabulary differences In the world of North Korean courtship, a person might ask their crush to “go for a
Assad's exhausted army in need of reinforcements as Idlib battle looms

Assad's exhausted army in need of reinforcements as Idlib battle looms

Regime is so desperate for new recruits that it quietly changed exam rules and has offered amnesty for draft dodgersAfter seven long years, Bashar al-Assad has almost clinched victory in Syria. Just
Critics of Saudi regime are at risk – wherever they may be

Critics of Saudi regime are at risk – wherever they may be

Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi shows Riyadh has little respect for bordersThe scale of Saudi Arabia’s ambition for total control – both inside and beyond its own borders – was spelled out for the
Confidence in housing market 'collapsing', NAB survey says

Confidence in housing market 'collapsing', NAB survey says

Property professionals in NSW and Victoria concerned at falling prices and reduced access to creditConfidence in the housing market is collapsing in Australia’s biggest states and prices will continue
'The horse knew me': Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe on working with animal stars

'The horse knew me': Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe on working with animal stars

‘He whinnied when he saw me,’ says Neeson as other actors claim horses they’ve worked with recognised them from previous film sets In show business, the adage goes, never work with children or
Home from home: Guinea-Bissau’s groundbreaking refugee naturalisation project

Home from home: Guinea-Bissau’s groundbreaking refugee naturalisation project

Those on the verge of becoming full citizens are beneficiaries of a policy that stands in contrast to that of many other countriesEduardo Marina was harvesting in the peanut fields with all the adults
‘A monstrous storm’: Hurricane Michael nears Florida – video

‘A monstrous storm’: Hurricane Michael nears Florida – video

Florida's governor Rick Scott has warned the 'monstrous storm' heading towards his state 'keeps getting more dangerous'. Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is packing 120mph