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Turnbull rebukes Abbott, saying 'ideology and idiocy' can't determine energy policy

Turnbull rebukes Abbott, saying 'ideology and idiocy' can't determine energy policy

Abbott later returned fire at the prime minister, saying idiocy was ‘doing more of the same and expecting a different result’Malcolm Turnbull has thrown down the gauntlet to Tony Abbott ahead of a
Fukushima residents complain over statue of child in radiation suit

Fukushima residents complain over statue of child in radiation suit

Critics say artwork outside train station gives impression area is unfit for habitationResidents of Fukushima have demanded the removal of a statue of a child in a protective suit from outside the
Heat: the next big inequality issue

Heat: the next big inequality issue

The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-notsWhen July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province
Sexism claims as South Korean woman jailed for photo of naked man

Sexism claims as South Korean woman jailed for photo of naked man

Punishment seen as harsh in a country where most male perpetrators are only finedA South Korean court has taken the rare step of jailing a woman for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case
Platform collapses into sea at music festival in Spain – video

Platform collapses into sea at music festival in Spain – video

Hundreds of people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at a music festival in north-west Spain. Footage captured at the O Marisquiño festival on Sunday night appears to show the moment the
Outgoing Lee Rhiannon urges Greens to resist 'careerism and bullying'

Outgoing Lee Rhiannon urges Greens to resist 'careerism and bullying'

Senator says party can have a long and fruitful future, but must remain progressive and democraticOutgoing Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has warned her party must resist careerism, leaking and bullying
Hundreds injured as platform falls into sea at festival in Vigo

Hundreds injured as platform falls into sea at festival in Vigo

More than 300 people hurt, nine seriously, as old concrete and wood structure gives wayMore than 300 people have been injured, nine of them seriously, after a wooden platform collapsed during a music
Former Trump aide claims to have heard recording of him using N-word – video

Former Trump aide claims to have heard recording of him using N-word – video

Omarosa Manigault Newman claims she has heard a recording of Donald Trump saying the N-word during filming for the Apprentice. Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Omarosa said hearing the
China denies violating minority rights amid detention claims

China denies violating minority rights amid detention claims

UN panel says 1m ethnic Uighur Muslims being held in internment camps in Xinjiang China has denied claims made during a UN panel last week that authorities are suppressing the rights of Muslim
Barnaby Joyce suggests people who shop at Kmart don't care about climate change

Barnaby Joyce suggests people who shop at Kmart don't care about climate change

Former prime minister says ‘people in the Kmart, people in the local pub’ don’t care about Paris agreement Shoppers have turned on the former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce after he suggested
Australia urged to restrict Monsanto's Roundup after US court rules it caused cancer

Australia urged to restrict Monsanto's Roundup after US court rules it caused cancer

Greenpeace says government should be ‘exercising the precautionary principle’ until more studies conductedGreenpeace has called on the Australian government to suspend the sale of the weedkiller
Wider use of rotavirus vaccine urged after 'potent' success of Malawi trial

Wider use of rotavirus vaccine urged after 'potent' success of Malawi trial

Dramatic fall in infant deaths prompts calls for national immunisation programmes to incorporate treatmentA rotavirus vaccine introduced in rural Malawi has reduced deaths from infant diarrhoea by
Māori man allegedly given 'black guy repellent' sunscreen sues employer

Māori man allegedly given 'black guy repellent' sunscreen sues employer

Queensland tour company denies discrimination because it says the incident was a jokeA Māori Niuean man is suing a Queensland tour company after he was allegedly handed a sunscreen canister that was
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming realityImagine a city at 50C (122F). The
Vermont primary could pave way for first transgender governor in US

Vermont primary could pave way for first transgender governor in US

Christine Hallquist tells the Guardian about running for governor: ‘I tell people this isn’t the hardest thing I ever did. I think after transitioning everything else looks pretty easy’If Christine
UN human rights chief: Trump's attacks on press 'close to incitement of violence'

UN human rights chief: Trump's attacks on press 'close to incitement of violence'

Exclusive: Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who steps down this month, says US president’s rhetoric echoes that of the worst eras of the 20th centuryDonald Trump’s anti-press rhetoric is “very close to
From US to Australia, Greek diaspora rallies to help wildfire victims

From US to Australia, Greek diaspora rallies to help wildfire victims

Communities around the world raise funds and mobilise aid in display of solidarityThree weeks after wildfires wrought unprecedented death and destruction outside Athens, Greeks worldwide have rallied
Taliban hails 'helpful' US talks as boost to Afghan peace process

Taliban hails 'helpful' US talks as boost to Afghan peace process

White House diplomacy efforts are proving successful, says member of militant groupFresh hope has been injected into the Afghan peace process after Taliban officials said groundbreaking preliminary
Beaten, not broken: the ex-Russian inmate covering torture trial of former jailers

Beaten, not broken: the ex-Russian inmate covering torture trial of former jailers

Ruslan Vakhapov says ‘desire for revenge in a legal way’ led him to expose brutality in prison systemRuslan Vakhapov recognised all the prison guards on trial last month for the brutal torture of an
Geoffrey Rush accused of simulating 'groping and fondling' actor at centre of lawsuit

Geoffrey Rush accused of simulating 'groping and fondling' actor at centre of lawsuit

Sydney Daily Telegraph alleges Rush acted like a ‘pervert’ and engaged in ‘sexually predatory behaviour’ during production of King Lear Geoffrey Rush simulated “groping and fondling” the actor at the