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Brazilians mourn museum's priceless collection amid anger at funding cuts

Brazilians mourn museum's priceless collection amid anger at funding cuts

Fears for artefacts including Roman fresco and 12,000-year-old human skeleton after national museum fireHistorians and members of the public have shared photographs of their favourite exhibits from
Searching for 'Cuddy's beads' on Lindisfarne  - Country diary archive, 6 September 1968

Searching for 'Cuddy's beads' on Lindisfarne - Country diary archive, 6 September 1968

6 September 1968 St Cuthbert’s necklace consists of the fossilised stalks of the crinoid, a primitive form of marine creature found on the island’s beachesNorthumberland In the little Priory museum on
Every Day is Extra review: John Kerry on Vietnam, Syria, Paris, Iran … and Trump

Every Day is Extra review: John Kerry on Vietnam, Syria, Paris, Iran … and Trump

The war hero, senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate has plenty to write about – and to be right about John Forbes Kerry served nearly three decades in the Senate, four years as
Scientists hunt mysterious 'dark force' to explain hidden realm of the cosmos

Scientists hunt mysterious 'dark force' to explain hidden realm of the cosmos

Physicists say a fifth force of nature would ‘completely change the paradigm’Scientists are about to launch an ambitious search for a “dark force” of nature which, if found, would open the door to a
US-backed Kosovo land-swap border plan under fire from all sides

US-backed Kosovo land-swap border plan under fire from all sides

Deal on exchange of territory could pave way for settlement between Belgrade and PristinaA US-backed land-swap plan to redraw the borders of Kosovo is facing a growing chorus of criticism inside the
Teachers union warns Morrison against 'special deals' with Catholic schools

Teachers union warns Morrison against 'special deals' with Catholic schools

AEU publicity blitz in 18 marginal seats calls for ‘fair school funding’The federal government’s moves to avoid an election battle with the Catholic education sector is threatening to reignite the
Huge fire guts Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum -  video report

Huge fire guts Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum - video report

A massive fire has ripped through the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. The fire started on Sunday after the museum had closed and quickly spread through the entire building. The museum
Morrison won't confirm leaked Turnbull $7.6bn road and rail plan

Morrison won't confirm leaked Turnbull $7.6bn road and rail plan

List of projects shows spending that was to be announced in stages ahead of electionThe Turnbull government was planning to drip-feed announcements from a $7.6bn roads and rail package in the run-up
Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

The Museu Nacional houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in BrazilBrazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by
Seoul to check public toilets daily to tackle 'spy-cam porn' crisis

Seoul to check public toilets daily to tackle 'spy-cam porn' crisis

Move follows protests by record numbers of women calling for more action to tackle rise of voyeurismSouth Korea’s capital and largest city, Seoul, is set to begin daily checks for hidden cameras in
Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year

Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year

Report finds 30-40% of donations in the past decade came from untraceable sources Hidden sources gave major political parties more than $62m in so-called dark money last financial year, a new report
Chinese billionaire CEO Richard Liu arrested in US, accused of sexual offence

Chinese billionaire CEO Richard Liu arrested in US, accused of sexual offence

Founder of JD.com released pending further investigation by Minneapolis policeThe billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, Richard Liu, has been arrested in Minnesota
No 10 slaps down Boris Johnson over Chequers plan criticism

No 10 slaps down Boris Johnson over Chequers plan criticism

Intervention marks escalation of feud between PM and former foreign secretaryBoris Johnson has faced a backlash over his attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plans, with a string of senior Conservatives
Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

The home secretary issued a call to action to the likes of Google and Facebook to help curb the spread of indecent imagesA “call to action” for technology companies such as Facebook and Google to do
The land falls silent: Australian farmers battle life without rain

The land falls silent: Australian farmers battle life without rain

Years of drought across New South Wales and Queensland force graziers to question their future Nearly 40km from Augathella (population 450), Doug and Rachelle Cameron load supplements for their
Labor proposes stronger restrictions on gas exports

Labor proposes stronger restrictions on gas exports

Shorten to pledge a permanent control trigger that can be pulled when prices are too highLabor has proposed stronger export restrictions on gas, promising to help reduce energy costs by reserving more
Firefighters battle blaze at Littlewoods building in Liverpool

Firefighters battle blaze at Littlewoods building in Liverpool

Area measuring 200 metres by 100 metres on fire at the art deco landmark on Edge LaneFirefighters have been attempting to extinguish a huge blaze at the landmark Littlewoods building in
No-deal Brexit: study warns of severe short-term impact on UK

No-deal Brexit: study warns of severe short-term impact on UK

Economic effect would be ‘chaotic’ with jobs at risk and trade disrupted, say expertsThe short-term impact of a no-deal Brexit on Britain’s economy would be “chaotic and severe”, jeopardising jobs and
Morning mail: Greens put climate change front and centre

Morning mail: Greens put climate change front and centre

Monday: Richard Di Natale vows to work with a Labor government. Plus, how Nauru survives on Australian largesse and self-interestGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and
Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not a factor in hiring decision by Harvard – report

Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not a factor in hiring decision by Harvard – report

Critics have accused Warren of advancing her career by claiming Native American heritage, and Trump has repeatedly referred to her as ‘Pocahontas’, mocking her claimsHarvard University’s decision to