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Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Far-right conspiracy theorist will not be able to tweet, retweet or favourite tweets for seven daysControversial Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Twitter for up to seven
Australian party leader hails speech calling for 'final solution' on Muslim migration

Australian party leader hails speech calling for 'final solution' on Muslim migration

Politicians unite in condemnation of Fraser Anning’s speech, but his party leader Bob Katter says he backs him ‘1000%’Bob Katter, the veteran Queensland political maverick, has lauded an inflammatory
Sydney's bushfire season starts in winter: 'We may have to rethink how we live'

Sydney's bushfire season starts in winter: 'We may have to rethink how we live'

Hotter, drier summers in Australia mean longer fire seasons – and urban sprawl into bushland is putting more people at risk At first the smoke on the horizon “didn’t look like anything major,” says
WHO chief calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

WHO chief calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ‘more worried after the visit than before’, as death toll in north-east of country reaches 41 The director general of the World Health Organization has appealed for an end
Stolen Buddha statue to return to India after being found in UK

Stolen Buddha statue to return to India after being found in UK

Twelfth-century sculpture missing for almost 60 years was spotted at antiques fairA 12th-century statue of Buddha stolen from India nearly 60 years ago is to be returned to the country after it was
'Tenants on our own land': New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers

'Tenants on our own land': New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers

Law aims to boost housing affordability after prices in some areas rise by over 75%The New Zealand government has banned the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers, saying New Zealanders were sick
Sarah Sanders says she can't guarantee there's no tape of Trump using N-word – video

Sarah Sanders says she can't guarantee there's no tape of Trump using N-word – video

As the public spat between Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman continued, the White House was unable to guarantee that no recordings existed of the president using the 'N-word'.
'Girls who leave militias get rejected': helping child soldiers go home – podcast

'Girls who leave militias get rejected': helping child soldiers go home – podcast

Lucy Lamble talks to Sandra Olsson from Child Soldiers International, who works with girls formerly caught up in armed groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo as they struggle to settle back in
Italy bridge collapse: furious ministers blame highways firm

Italy bridge collapse: furious ministers blame highways firm

Ministers attacks Genoa bridge operator Autostrade per l’Italia as accounts of survival emergeFurious ministers from Italy’s coalition government have rounded on the company that manages the country’s
Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis

Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis

Pontiff vowed ‘decisive action’ when elected but has failed to get a grip on series of scandalsThe damning report on the sexual abuse of potentially thousands of children by priests in Pennsylvania,
Fire breaks out at mill in Manchester city centre

Fire breaks out at mill in Manchester city centre

Part of four-storey building has collapsed with 10 fire engines sent to scene on Southall Street A fire has broken out at a mill in Manchester city centre, less than two days after a blaze destroyed a
Resignation syndrome: a true story | First Dog on the Moon

Resignation syndrome: a true story | First Dog on the Moon

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Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits

Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits

ConocoPhillips and Perenco try to stop £140m levy from sale of oilfields in key case for tax avoidance by multinationalsTwo multinational oil companies have launched a pre-emptive legal strike,
What would a heat-proof city look like?

What would a heat-proof city look like?

Cities are already up to 10C hotter than surrounding areas. As temperatures rise, here are four ways to cool cities down – saving both lives and energyIf you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this
Dalian Atkinson: police watchdog awaits tests before mulling charges

Dalian Atkinson: police watchdog awaits tests before mulling charges

IOPC is investigating officers after ex-footballer’s death following clash with policeThe police watchdog investigating the death of the former Premier League footballer Dalian Atkinson following a
World peace at last: Japan surrenders, archive 15 August 1945

World peace at last: Japan surrenders, archive 15 August 1945

15 August 1945: Emperor to give orders to his army to stop all fightingJapan has surrendered. This was announced in London, Washington, Moscow and Chung-king at midnight last night. Broadcasting the
Refugees crossing from Bosnia 'beaten and robbed by Croatian police'

Refugees crossing from Bosnia 'beaten and robbed by Croatian police'

Migrants also speak of phones damaged or being taunted but Croatian authorities deny allegationsThe lucky ones escaped with only their mobile phones smashed. Those less fortunate say they were beaten
South Korean leader calls for train route to North Korea by end of year

South Korean leader calls for train route to North Korea by end of year

President Moon Jae-in says road and rail links should be established between the two neighboursThe South Korean president has called for the creation of road and rail links between his country and
'We made history': Vermont Democrats nominate US's first transgender candidate for governor

'We made history': Vermont Democrats nominate US's first transgender candidate for governor

In night of primary elections, Christine Hallquist makes history as the first transgender nominee for governor for a major partyDemocrats in Vermont have nominated America’s first transgender nominee
Mehreen Faruqi to become first female Muslim senator amid Fraser Anning outrage

Mehreen Faruqi to become first female Muslim senator amid Fraser Anning outrage

Greens senator says Anning has ‘spat in the face of our successful multicultural society’Mehreen Faruqi, who will on Wednesday become Australia’s first female Muslim senator, has slammed Fraser Anning