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Trump the pariah to sit and sulk as Washington pays its respects to McCain

Trump the pariah to sit and sulk as Washington pays its respects to McCain

The president will be absent for John McCain’s memorial services – a clear sign of his failure to accept the responsibilities of a head of state“The lion of the US Senate,” said Barack Obama during a
Suffering stroke can double risk of dementia, study finds

Suffering stroke can double risk of dementia, study finds

Scientists call for more investment in promoting healthy lifestyle after discovering strong link between diseasesHaving a stroke can double the risk of developing dementia, say scientists, who are
Apple shares hit all-time high ahead of expected launch of new iPhone models

Apple shares hit all-time high ahead of expected launch of new iPhone models

Gold smartphone and an Apple Watch with a larger display are expected at company’s regular September gathering Apple shares hit record highs on Thursday after it said it would host an event on 12
Australian film-maker James Ricketson sentenced to six years' jail in Cambodia

Australian film-maker James Ricketson sentenced to six years' jail in Cambodia

The 69-year-old documentary maker, who was found guilty of espionage, says the spying claims are ‘fanciful and ludicrous’ Australian film-maker James Ricketson has been found guilty of espionage in
Peter Dutton accused of potentially misleading parliament over au pair visas

Peter Dutton accused of potentially misleading parliament over au pair visas

Exclusive: Greens MP says minister told house he had no personal connection with the employers of Italian au pair who worked for police colleaguePeter Dutton has been accused of misleading parliament
Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis

Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis

Propaganda unit’s 117-page book contains pictures purportedly taken in Rakhine state that are really from Tanzania and BangladeshA new book on the Rohingya crisis written by Myanmar military
Judge delays grizzly bear hunts as he considers federal protections

Judge delays grizzly bear hunts as he considers federal protections

Hunts scheduled for this weekend have been blocked while a judge looks at the government’s decision to lift protectionsA federal judge has temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly
World leaders who deny climate change should go to mental hospital – Samoan PM

World leaders who deny climate change should go to mental hospital – Samoan PM

Tuilaepa Sailele berates leaders who fail to take issue seriously, singling out Australia, India, China and the USThe prime minister of Samoa has called climate change an “existential threat ... for
Catholic church rejects royal commission call to disclose abuse reported in confession

Catholic church rejects royal commission call to disclose abuse reported in confession

Bishops’ conference accepts 98% of commission recommendations but won’t compel reporting The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has formally rejected a recommendation from the child sexual abuse
Chelsea Manning cleared by New Zealand to apply for speaking tour visa

Chelsea Manning cleared by New Zealand to apply for speaking tour visa

Australian government still considering her case after its initial decision to bar her from entryNew Zealand has granted US whistleblower Chelsea Manning permission to apply for a visa, as the
'Sick to my stomach': dolphin and penguins locked in derelict Japan aquarium

'Sick to my stomach': dolphin and penguins locked in derelict Japan aquarium

Anger after hundreds of fish and reptiles have been left in tiny pools amid crumbling concrete since January Anger is mounting in Japan after a dolphin, 46 penguins and hundreds of fish were found to
Trump: US will quit World Trade Organization unless it 'shapes up'

Trump: US will quit World Trade Organization unless it 'shapes up'

In Bloomberg interview, president criticises organization and lauds plan on China tariffs, driving down US equitiesDonald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade
Microsoft to require contractors to offer paid parental leave

Microsoft to require contractors to offer paid parental leave

The company’s new policy, prompted by legislation passed in its home state of Washington, will give workers 12 weeks paid leaveMicrosoft has announced a policy requiring its contractors to offer
Sri Lankan man arrested and charged with terror offences in Sydney

Sri Lankan man arrested and charged with terror offences in Sydney

Police say the 25-year-old was in possession of a document linked to the planning of a terror actA Sri Lankan man employed by a Sydney university has been charged over a document that police allege
Solihull murders suspect charged by West Midlands police

Solihull murders suspect charged by West Midlands police

Man accused of stabbing two women will appear before magistrates on SaturdayA 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman and her daughter in the West Midlands on Monday.Janbaz Tarin,
Detention of Uighurs must end, UN tells China, amid claims of prison camps

Detention of Uighurs must end, UN tells China, amid claims of prison camps

Committee cites reports that ‘tens of thousands to upwards of a million’ Muslim Chinese are being held, as US lawmakers call for sanctionsUnited Nations human rights experts have called for China to
Ronan Farrow says #MeToo reporting made possible by US first amendment

Ronan Farrow says #MeToo reporting made possible by US first amendment

Journalist who exposed Harvey Weinstein allegations says freedom of speech laws make ‘stark difference’ to publishingInvestigative reporting in the US that sparked the global #MeToo movement would not
Two men charged with in-flight sex crimes as FBI ramps up response

Two men charged with in-flight sex crimes as FBI ramps up response

Reports of sexual assaults on airlines have increased, a change some attribute to the #MeToo movementTwo men accused of sexually assaulting fellow passengers aboard separate airline flights have been
Trade of coastal sand is damaging wildlife of poorer nations, study finds

Trade of coastal sand is damaging wildlife of poorer nations, study finds

Wealthy nations’ drastic increase in construction sand consumption contributes to erosion of estuaries The secretive trade of coastal sand to wealthy countries such as China is seriously damaging the
Jeff Sessions' job safe until the midterms, Trump says

Jeff Sessions' job safe until the midterms, Trump says

The president said the attorney general, who he has repeatedly criticized, will stay on at least until NovemberDonald Trump said on Thursday the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, was safe in his job