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Most Australians want more renewables to help lower power prices – poll

Most Australians want more renewables to help lower power prices – poll

Survey comes as Victoria and Queensland urged to block national energy guarantee and business groups call for deal to be approvedMore than 70% of Australians want the government to set a high
Crackdown feared after Venezuelan president survives alleged drone attack

Crackdown feared after Venezuelan president survives alleged drone attack

Nicolás Maduro expected to ramp up repression after drone explosions at military paradeVenezuela’s opposition has warned that President Nicolás Maduro may launch a political crackdown after he accused
Metropolitan police release images of man rescued from Thames

Metropolitan police release images of man rescued from Thames

Man with dragon-like tattoo in hospital after rescue by RNLI near Putney EmbankmentPolice have issued an appeal in an attempt to find the family of a man with a dragon-like tattoo more than a week
Shepherds without borders: Israel’s war with Lebanese herders

Shepherds without borders: Israel’s war with Lebanese herders

Shepherds often unknowingly cross an unfenced blue line, and are sometimes seized on suspicion of being spiesIn most places around the world, a shepherd’s work is a quiet and solitary business. But in
China’s efforts to protect the ozone layer | Letters

China’s efforts to protect the ozone layer | Letters

Beijing is playing its part in cracking down on the use of banned ozone-depleting CFC-11, says Zeng RongWe noted your report (July 9) on Chinese enterprises’ “production and use” of CFC-11. The
Zimbabwe opposition face wave of detentions, beatings after election loss

Zimbabwe opposition face wave of detentions, beatings after election loss

MDC, which narrowly lost election, says supporters have been abducted and attackedSecurity agencies continued a crackdown on opposition activists in Zimbabwe on Sunday, less than three days after
Growing backlash over transfer to 'luxury' jail for Greek terrorist

Growing backlash over transfer to 'luxury' jail for Greek terrorist

US and Turkey join outcry over relocation of November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas The Greek government is facing a growing backlash over its decision to move the leader of the disbanded leftist
Families flee homes in Lombok after earthquake rocks Indonesia – video

Families flee homes in Lombok after earthquake rocks Indonesia – video

The resort islands of Bali and Lombok in Indonesia were struck by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake on Sunday, triggering panic among residents and tourists. An Indonesian official said at least three people
Sajid Javid accused of 'buying silence' of Windrush citizens

Sajid Javid accused of 'buying silence' of Windrush citizens

Labour claims home secretary has imposed non-disclosure agreements in return for fast-track compensationSajid Javid has been accused of trying to “buy the silence” of the Windrush generation by
California wildfires claim seventh victim as Trump declares major disaster

California wildfires claim seventh victim as Trump declares major disaster

The fires expanded by more than 25% and continued to spread as White House announces federal aidA seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, as a couple of other fast-growing
Pumped! St Petersburg festival of inflatables - in pictures

Pumped! St Petersburg festival of inflatables - in pictures

Russians have taken to the water for an inflatable festival in the city’s 300th Anniversary Park, but not for long. Their vessels may be many and varied, and some not even inflatable, but they have
Indonesia earthquake: at least 98 dead after quake strikes Lombok

Indonesia earthquake: at least 98 dead after quake strikes Lombok

President Joko Widodo expresses ‘deep sorrow’ as rescues continue after magnitude 6.9 quake strikesAt least 98 people have been confirmed dead and more than 200 severely injured in a 6.9 magnitude
Is Melania trolling Trump (again) with her defence of LeBron?

Is Melania trolling Trump (again) with her defence of LeBron?

The first lady contradicted president Trump’s comments on Lebron James: is she trolling him, or on a damage limitation exercise for the White House?Melania Trump, the first lady, is by many accounts,
Trump admits son met Russian in 2016 for information on Clinton

Trump admits son met Russian in 2016 for information on Clinton

Trump’s remarks come as one of his lawyers warns special counsel against trying to force president to be interviewedDonald Trump has admitted for the first time that his son met a Kremlin-connected
Head of alleged Syrian chemical weapons facility dies in bombing

Head of alleged Syrian chemical weapons facility dies in bombing

Aziz Asber was director of facility western governments claim was a covert installationThe head of a Syrian research facility that western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme has
Rupert Murdoch must make £26bn-plus Sky bid to thwart Comcast

Rupert Murdoch must make £26bn-plus Sky bid to thwart Comcast

21st Century Fox has until the end of Thursday in battle for control of pay-TV broadcasterRupert Murdoch must table a new £26bn-plus offer for Sky this week or see rival Comcast become the new owner
ChuckleVision sketch featuring the late Barry Chuckle – video

ChuckleVision sketch featuring the late Barry Chuckle – video

The entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73. Chuckle, whose real surname was Elliott, came from a family of entertainers and rose to stardom with
'Discourse is not discord': Democrats mostly united at Netroots Nation event

'Discourse is not discord': Democrats mostly united at Netroots Nation event

The gathering brought together nearly a dozen potential Democratic presidential candidates who rallied around a broadly similar progressive programDemocrats emerged mostly united from the progressive
Far-right protesters 'ransack socialist bookshop in London'

Far-right protesters 'ransack socialist bookshop in London'

Owners of Bookmarks say masked attackers wrecked displays and tore up booksThe owners of Britain’s largest socialist bookshop, Bookmarks, have said the store was attacked by far-right protesters
Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

Investigation under way after mid-century JU-Air plane crashed into mountainsideA vintage Swiss military plane, which was saved from being mothballed by a national fundraising campaign, has crashed