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Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham urged to stand aside over harassment allegations

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham urged to stand aside over harassment allegations

‘Our processes have failed these women,’ says Lee Rhiannon, following ABC investigation into complaintsThe Greens senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the New South Wales upper house member Jeremy
'Enemy of the people': Sanders refuses to disavow Trump's claim about media

'Enemy of the people': Sanders refuses to disavow Trump's claim about media

Press secretary would not give her view about the media in a heated exchange with CNN journalist Jim AcostaWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has refused to back away from US president

Sanders refuses to say press is not 'enemy of the people' – video

The White House press secretary refused to say the 'press is not the enemy of the people', in a heated exchange with CNN journalist Jim Acosta, as relations between the Trump administration and parts
Army chief defends British soldiers over Northern Ireland

Army chief defends British soldiers over Northern Ireland

Gen Sir Nick Carter says he will stand by veterans facing ‘vexatious claims’ relating to the TroublesThe new chief of the defence staff, Gen Sir Nick Carter, vowed to fight against sweeping moves to
My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?On
Australian climber found alive after week trapped on New Zealand mountain

Australian climber found alive after week trapped on New Zealand mountain

Twenty-nine-year-old had failed to return from a solo climb of Mount Aspiring An Australian man trapped on a New Zealand mountain by severe weather since last week has been found alive in what has
Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa narrowly wins presidential poll

Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa narrowly wins presidential poll

Zanu-PF leader takes 50.8% of vote as electoral commission chair urges nation to ‘move on’ Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, has won the country’s
New Age author Marianne Williamson 'looking into' 2020 presidential run

New Age author Marianne Williamson 'looking into' 2020 presidential run

A presidential bid by the author would mark the first celebrity campaign for the White House against Donald TrumpNew Age author Marianne Williamson was in Iowa earlier this week meeting with
Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow

Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow

Exclusive: Russian is understood to have had full access to secret data during decade at embassyUS counter-intelligence investigators discovered a suspected Russian spy had been working undetected in
UN envoy confirms first Yemen peace talks in two years

UN envoy confirms first Yemen peace talks in two years

Negotiations to resolve civil war due to be held in Geneva in SeptemberThe UN’s special envoy for Yemen has told the security council that he would convene the country’s first talks in two years to
Armed police arrest man, 20, suspected of preparing terror acts

Armed police arrest man, 20, suspected of preparing terror acts

Man taken into custody during armed operation in north-west London on Thursday eveningArmed police have led an operation to arrest a 20-year-old man on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts, Scotland
Work on Caribbean island airport halted by court ruling

Work on Caribbean island airport halted by court ruling

Critics say airport and resort would do more ecological harm to Barbuda than Hurricane IrmaA high court has suspended all construction work on a controversial airport development on the unspoilt
Chinese dissident in his 80s arrested at home during live TV interview

Chinese dissident in his 80s arrested at home during live TV interview

Sun Wenguang just had time to say ‘I am entitled to freedom of speech’ before being cut offChinese security forces broke into the home of a dissident academic during a live television interview and
May prepares for talks with Macron that could make or break Brexit plan

May prepares for talks with Macron that could make or break Brexit plan

French president may be tough to win over but could influence other EU states to back UK planTheresa May’s hopes of prising away Emmanuel Macron from the rest of the European Union to sign up to her
California vows to 'fight this stupidity' as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules

California vows to 'fight this stupidity' as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules

Governor Jerry Brown calls administration’s proposal to weaken Obama-era emissions rules ‘reckless’ and a ‘betrayal’The Trump administration has moved to weaken US vehicle emissions standards and has
Apple becomes world's first trillion-dollar company

Apple becomes world's first trillion-dollar company

Computing and mobile phone giant beats Amazon to landmark after its shares hit $207.05Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company on Thursday, as a rise in its share price pushed it
Claims of violence as Israel deports crew on Gaza aid boat

Claims of violence as Israel deports crew on Gaza aid boat

Activists say they were tasered and beaten as Israeli military says it used ‘proportional force’Activists who attempted to sail a fishing boat carrying aid to Gaza but were intercepted by the Israeli
Stonewall and Primark criticised for Pride T-shirts made in Turkey

Stonewall and Primark criticised for Pride T-shirts made in Turkey

Having merchandise made in country with poor LGBT rights record is unethical, say criticsThe charity Stonewall and the retailer Primark have been criticised for the manufacture of official Brighton
Alarm among Glasgow's asylum seekers as Serco confirms eviction plan

Alarm among Glasgow's asylum seekers as Serco confirms eviction plan

Council calls on Home Office to allay fears of widespread evictions after housing provider prepares action against ‘over-stayers’Glasgow city council has called on the Home Office to allay “widespread
Pope changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

Pope changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

Move could prove to be another hurdle in restoring Vatican’s relations with China Pope Francis has said the death penalty is “inadmissible” and that the Catholic church would work for its abolition