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World stock markets dive as Trump attacks 'crazy' US rate hikes

World stock markets dive as Trump attacks 'crazy' US rate hikes

Europe suffers heavy losses and sell-off drags FTSE 100 into a correctionA jittery, volatile week on global financial markets has burst into a frenzy of selling, triggered by heavy losses on Wall
The right to expel gay children from school isn't about freedom; it's about cruelty | David Marr

The right to expel gay children from school isn't about freedom; it's about cruelty | David Marr

Why do religious leaders insist on this ugly law, when so many of their schools want nothing to do with it? Let’s face it: throwing kids out of school for being gay is disgusting. Not for a long, long
Asian countries dominate World Bank's new index of investment in 'human capital'

Asian countries dominate World Bank's new index of investment in 'human capital'

Index seeks to name and shame countries failing to invest in health and education to create productive childrenAsian countries have topped a new World Bank measure called the “human capital index” – a
AFP raids home affairs department over Peter Dutton au pair visa leaks

AFP raids home affairs department over Peter Dutton au pair visa leaks

Dramatic move follows a series of revelations concerning the granting of visas to au pairs by the ministerThe Australian federal police are conducting a search at the Department of Home Affairs
Anita Hill: Kavanaugh confirmation hearing 'disservice to the American public'

Anita Hill: Kavanaugh confirmation hearing 'disservice to the American public'

Professor said Senate committee response to Christine Blasey Ford mirrored her experience testifying against Clarence ThomasAnita Hill said Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was a “disservice to
High hops: New Zealand ministry pumps millions into craft beer

High hops: New Zealand ministry pumps millions into craft beer

Ministry of primary industries takes part in project to create a new hops and beer for exportBureaucrats in New Zealand have decided to get into the craft beer game, contributing millions to help the
Briton imprisoned in UAE since May 'on suspicion of spying'

Briton imprisoned in UAE since May 'on suspicion of spying'

Foreign Office intervenes in case of man, who was reportedly in the country on a research tripThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has intervened in the case of a Briton being held in detention in the
'Hammers and a hoe': Indonesia keeps digging as official tsunami search ends

'Hammers and a hoe': Indonesia keeps digging as official tsunami search ends

Many may never find relatives swallowed up as the ground liquefied, but one woman says she will continue ‘with hammers and a hoe’Villages in disaster-hit Palu have been transformed into mass graves as
China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs

China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs

Laws revised in Xinjiang region to permit ‘education centres’ for ‘people influenced by extremism’ China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang has retroactively legitimised the use of internment
Two dead as Hurricane Michael batters Florida and Georgia

Two dead as Hurricane Michael batters Florida and Georgia

Governor Rick Scott warns of ‘unimaginable devastation’ as Florida Panhandle’s strongest cyclone in memory rages onHurricane Michael – as it happenedHurricane Michael unleashed a furious onslaught on
Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper released

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper released

Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair was completed in the days before the physicist’s death in March• Black holes and soft hair: why Stephen Hawking’s final work is importantStephen Hawking’s final
Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake

Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake

Quake hit 200km south-west of Rabaul, triggering a tsunami warning, while 6 magnitude temblor strikes BaliA magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck remote New Britain island in Papua New Guinea, the
Hurricane Michael pounds Florida – video report

Hurricane Michael pounds Florida – video report

With 155mph winds at landfall, Hurricane Michael is the strongest storm to hit the continental US since Hurricane Andrew devastated south Florida in 1992. It has been downgraded to a category 3
Morrison vows to fast-track tax cuts for small business – at a cost of $3.2bn

Morrison vows to fast-track tax cuts for small business – at a cost of $3.2bn

Coalition to lower rate for businesses with annual turnover of less than $50m from 27.5% to 25%, bringing forward plan by five years The Morrison government will bring forward tax cuts for small and
Hillary Clinton: 'Brexit could be biggest self-inflicted wound in history'

Hillary Clinton: 'Brexit could be biggest self-inflicted wound in history'

Democratic presidential candidate warns audience in Belfast not to let UK’s departure from EU undermine peace and prosperity Brexit could end up going down as one of the biggest and most needless
Monsanto: judge moves to allow new trial after $289m cancer verdict

Monsanto: judge moves to allow new trial after $289m cancer verdict

Agrochemical company is challenging a landmark ruling that ordered it to pay the award to an ex-groundskeeper dying of cancerA California judge has moved to grant the agrochemical company Monsanto a
Dow Jones slides more than 800 points in worst day for eight months

Dow Jones slides more than 800 points in worst day for eight months

Sharp declines in tech stocks see Dow fall 831 pointsAmazon loses 6.2% and Netflix gives back 8.4%The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by
Three female migrants found murdered near Greece-Turkey border

Three female migrants found murdered near Greece-Turkey border

Area is known for illegal migrant crossings and police say they suspect foul playTwo women and a girl believed to be migrants have been found dead with their throats slashed near Greece’s
FBI employees mishandled evidence after Manchester bombing, report finds

FBI employees mishandled evidence after Manchester bombing, report finds

British police photographs leaked to US media after attackJustice department finds misconduct by four FBI employeesFour FBI employees mishandled sensitive information provided by British intelligence
Senior Chinese official charged with stealing US trade secrets

Senior Chinese official charged with stealing US trade secrets

Yanjun Xu indicted in Cincinnati after extradition from BelgiumXu accused of targeting aerospace firm GE AviationA spy for the Chinese ministry of state security has been arrested and indicted on