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Paradise lost? What happened to Ireland's model eco-village

Paradise lost? What happened to Ireland's model eco-village

Harsh lessons have been learned since the financial crash but residents of the pioneering community remain upbeatIt was conceived as a model for environmental living in the 21st century – a
Human rights groups call for investigation into brutal beating of boy by PNG police

Human rights groups call for investigation into brutal beating of boy by PNG police

Assault, filmed and shared on social media, shows armed officers hitting naked 15-year-old boy with sticksHuman rights groups have called for an immediate investigation into the brutal beating of a
Emma Husar sexual harassment allegations 'not supported' investigation finds

Emma Husar sexual harassment allegations 'not supported' investigation finds

Report, which said there was no basis for Labor MP to resign, did find some other staff complaints had meritThe independent investigation into complaints that staff in Emma Husar’s office were
'None will be spared': students fear reprisals over Bangladesh unrest

'None will be spared': students fear reprisals over Bangladesh unrest

As protests subside, authorities are using onerous digital laws to target demonstratorsThe list began spreading from phone to phone on Saturday, just as police were starting to fire teargas and rubber
Casey Affleck admits 'unprofessional' behaviour on set of I'm Still Here

Casey Affleck admits 'unprofessional' behaviour on set of I'm Still Here

In his first interview since being accused of harassment, star says he contributed to uncomfortable atmosphere The actor and director Casey Affleck has addressed allegations of harassment for the
Neg survives after Canberra and states agree to keep talking

Neg survives after Canberra and states agree to keep talking

States agree to let energy guarantee go out for consultation, provided Josh Frydenberg gets party room agreement on emissions reductionsThe Commonwealth and the states have agreed to keep talking on
Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags

Retailers given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has
'Sabotage': perennial Greens candidate Alex Bhathal won't contest next election

'Sabotage': perennial Greens candidate Alex Bhathal won't contest next election

Bhathal’s loss in Victorian seat of Batman in March was dogged by internal leaks and complaints against herPerennial Greens candidate Alex Bhathal will not run at the next federal election, hitting
Texas to investigate reports migrant child died after leaving Ice custody

Texas to investigate reports migrant child died after leaving Ice custody

Reports of a child dying after being released from an Ice family detention facility have further inflamed the debate over Trump’s immigration crackdown Texas child welfare officials Thursday opened an
'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions

'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions

Pyongyang accuses Trump administration of following ‘outdated acting script’ as denuclearisation deal shows few signs of progressNorth Korea has denounced US calls for international sanctions to be
Melania Trump's parents become citizens through 'chain migration'

Melania Trump's parents become citizens through 'chain migration'

Donald Trump has suggested ending most family-based immigration, the path to citizenship the first lady’s parents used Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as US citizens on Thursday, completing a
CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

Business leaders call on Theresa May to bring in new freedom of movement rules for EU citizensThe Confederation of British Industry has urged Theresa May to drop her “blunt target” on immigration

What is the national energy guarantee? – video explainer

It’s crunch time for the Neg, the Turnbull government’s flagship energy policy. Guardian Australia’s political editor Katharine Murphy looks at whether the plan is likely to succeed, who wins and who
Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban to flee Russia for Edinburgh

Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban to flee Russia for Edinburgh

Punk activist Maria Alyokhina drives 1,000 km to reach UK after being stopped at border A member of the protest band Pussy Riot has smuggled herself out of Russia after being barred by the government
Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines

Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines

Former dean of Macquarie University law school Gill Boehringer stopped at airportThe 84-year-old former dean of Macquarie University’s law school has been detained in the Philippines over alleged
One missing as flash floods cause havoc in France – video

One missing as flash floods cause havoc in France – video

Rescuers have evacuated 750 people, including many children and tourists, from campsites in southern France after torrential rain swelled rivers in the Gard region. About 120 gendarmes, 300 firemen
Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case

Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case

Judge calls it ‘outrageous’ that family was sent to Central America, threatening to hold Jeff Sessions in contempt if case isn’t resolvedA federal judge ordered the government to return an
'A devastating scenario': Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths

'A devastating scenario': Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths

Data show a 3% increase of people killed in 2017 from the previous year; rapes also rose 8% to 60,018Brazil broke its own record for homicides last year, according to new figures which showed that
Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill president

Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill president

Julio Borges, living in exile in Colombia, attacks Maduro as other opposition leaders say apparent assassination bid was legitimate A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has rejected “absurd”
Authors' visa struggles undermine book festival, says Sturgeon

Authors' visa struggles undermine book festival, says Sturgeon

Scottish first minister urges UK government to resolve snags affecting Edinburgh eventNicola Sturgeon has accused the UK government of undermining the Edinburgh international book festival by failing