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Dozens of former judges urge Scott Morrison to set up anti-corruption watchdog

Dozens of former judges urge Scott Morrison to set up anti-corruption watchdog

Open letter comes as Labor goads PM to declare his position on creating a national integrity commissionDozens of former judges have heaped further pressure on the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to
Syrian planes resume airstrikes amid claims of gas attack in Aleppo

Syrian planes resume airstrikes amid claims of gas attack in Aleppo

Rebels accuse government of trying to undermine truce brokered by Russia and Turkey Syrian warplanes have attacked rebel-held areas in the north of the country for the first time in weeks, as Syrian
Labor secures stunning victory in Victorian election as voters 'reject fear'

Labor secures stunning victory in Victorian election as voters 'reject fear'

• Coalition vote collapses in traditional strongholds, including eastern suburbs • Daniel Andrews says voters rejected Liberals’ campaign of ‘fear and division’ • As it happened: Liberals suffer
Brexiters accuse May of Gibraltar betrayal ‘under cover of darkness’

Brexiters accuse May of Gibraltar betrayal ‘under cover of darkness’

Concession ‘may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back’, according to former David Davis aideTheresa May has been accused of betrayal after giving way to Spain’s demands over the future of
May begs the public: unite behind me on Brexit deal

May begs the public: unite behind me on Brexit deal

PM writes direct letter to British voters after agreeing to Spain’s demands over GibraltarAn increasingly desperate Theresa May on Sunday appeals to the British people to unite behind her Brexit deal
Protest in Alabama as police admit killing wrong man over mall shooting

Protest in Alabama as police admit killing wrong man over mall shooting

Emantic ‘EJ’ Bradford Jr killed by officer responding to shootingTwo people wounded in Thursday incident, suspect at largeAbout 200 people marched through an Alabama mall on Sunday, to protest the
Jailed academic Matthew Hedges’ wife told: don’t give up

Jailed academic Matthew Hedges’ wife told: don’t give up

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe offers support to Daniela Tejada, who is also fighting for her spouse’s releaseIt is a club to which neither wants to belong. But Richard Ratcliffe and Daniela
Mexico denies deal with US on asylum seekers at border

Mexico denies deal with US on asylum seekers at border

Washington Post reports deal on ‘Remain in Mexico’ plan before incoming interior minister says: ‘No agreement of any kind’Mexico’s incoming government has denied reaching a deal with the Trump
Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Documents alleged to contain revelations on data and privacy controls that led to Cambridge Analytica scandalParliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an
Aretha Franklin's Detroit mansion sells for $300,000

Aretha Franklin's Detroit mansion sells for $300,000

The 1927 home is one of several belonging to the soul singer, who died in AugustA Detroit mansion that was owned by Aretha Franklin has been sold for less than half a million dollars.The 5,600-sq-ft
Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

LGBT activists said it was a major blow to the island’s reputation as a rights trailblazerVoters in Taiwan have rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their
NatWest close branches after housing-benefit protests

NatWest close branches after housing-benefit protests

Protests sparked by clause in bank’s buy-to-let mortgage agreement forbidding landlords renting to ‘DSS’ tenantsHousing activists have forced NatWest branches across the country to close as part of
Wire transfers: New York bank robber uses DVDs to pass notes to tellers

Wire transfers: New York bank robber uses DVDs to pass notes to tellers

Cash demands written on copies of crime drama The WireDetective: ‘His notes are getting more and more violent’A bank robber in New York City is demanding cash with notes written on DVD cases of The
‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

Omar Abdulaziz broke down when told of the death of his mentor. From his Montreal home, he explains why the murder has made Saudi dissidents strongerFor Omar Abdulaziz, a 27-year-old Saudi dissident
Theresa May waits … and waits for Brexit

Theresa May waits … and waits for Brexit

Like Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham, the prime minister sits alone and unloved Continue reading...
Climate report: Trump administration downplays warnings of looming disaster

Climate report: Trump administration downplays warnings of looming disaster

Democrats ramp up pressure to act in wake of most sobering government analysis yet Report: climate change ‘will inflict substantial damages’ The Trump administration attempted to downplay the stark
A leftwing UK post-Brexit is as likely as a socialist Rees-Mogg

A leftwing UK post-Brexit is as likely as a socialist Rees-Mogg

Labour Brexiters see the UK as essentially different from France and Germany - but we share the same economic challenges, including reluctance to pay more taxThere are some Labour-supporting Brexiters
A glimpse of daily life in Pyongyang – in pictures

A glimpse of daily life in Pyongyang – in pictures

North Korea’s capital is a carefully managed showcase for its dictatorship. Closely chaperoned, the Observer’s international affairs correspondent captured what she could of the city’s activity
'This is no eulogy': Jamal Khashoggi's daughters write for Washington Post

'This is no eulogy': Jamal Khashoggi's daughters write for Washington Post

Children of Saudi journalist recall a loving father and patriot, but say they still have no closure about his deathWriting for the Washington Post, the daughters of the murdered journalist Jamal
Meet Denny, the ancient mixed-heritage mystery girl

Meet Denny, the ancient mixed-heritage mystery girl

After the unearthing of a Neanderthal-Denisovan fossil, UK scientists are using groundbreaking techniques to learn more of the species’ complex bonds with humansOf all the ancient peoples that have