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EU chief attacks USSR comparison and urges UK to compromise

EU chief attacks USSR comparison and urges UK to compromise

Donald Tusk calls Jeremy Hunt’s comments ‘unwise and insulting’ as he says EU will not budge on key Brexit issuesThe president of the European council, Donald Tusk, condemned Jeremy Hunt’s “unwise and
'Crowds, congestion, no parking': should Canada limit visitors to its majestic parks?

'Crowds, congestion, no parking': should Canada limit visitors to its majestic parks?

Conservationists say the soaring popularity of Canada’s national parks is becoming an overwhelming burdenAs an increasing number of people descend on Canada’s national parks each year,
Boost for Kavanaugh as key Republican swing votes satisfied with FBI report

Boost for Kavanaugh as key Republican swing votes satisfied with FBI report

Jeff Flake and Susan Collins say investigation appears ‘thorough’ but Democrats criticize inquiry as too narrow in scopeTwo key Republicans whose support for Brett Kavanaugh hinges on an FBI report
Two men arrested in India over alleged rape on shore of Ganges

Two men arrested in India over alleged rape on shore of Ganges

Footage shared on social media allegedly shows woman being attacked as she bathed in riverTwo men have been arrested in the Indian state of Bihar for allegedly raping a woman who was bathing in the
Michael Kirby attacks Coalition for failure to release Ruddock religious freedom report

Michael Kirby attacks Coalition for failure to release Ruddock religious freedom report

Former high court justice says secularism ‘at risk’ and Australians are right to be ‘suspicious’ of government’s plansMichael Kirby has blasted the Coalition for failing to release the Ruddock review,
False widow spider infestations close four east London schools

False widow spider infestations close four east London schools

Schools could be closed for up to three weeks while non-deadly spiders are dealt withFour schools in east London have been closed because of infestations of false widow spiders.The creatures, which
Tasmanian Greens leader accused of 'racist dog-whistling' as party split over China

Tasmanian Greens leader accused of 'racist dog-whistling' as party split over China

Cassy O’Connor said there was evidence China was seeking to influence Hobart council race Debate over alleged Chinese government interference in a Tasmanian local council race has divided the Greens,
Police chief pays emotional tribute to officers after South Carolina shooting – video

Police chief pays emotional tribute to officers after South Carolina shooting – video

One officer was killed and six injured in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage at a property in Florence. A suspect was taken into custody and the children were not hurt. The Florence
Sydney man granted bail after allegedly raping boy, 13, he met via social media

Sydney man granted bail after allegedly raping boy, 13, he met via social media

Moud Ul Hasan Nuri allegedly assaulted the boy in the front yard of the teenager’s western Sydney homeA 40-year-old man has been granted bail after facing court over the alleged sexual assault of a
Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory

Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory

Researchers say font, which slants to the left and has gaps in each letter, can aid recall • Click here to read this article in Sans ForgeticaAustralian researchers say they have developed a new tool
'This is part of the plan': new train blurs line between China and Hong Kong

'This is part of the plan': new train blurs line between China and Hong Kong

The $11bn high-speed Vibrant Express connects Hong Kong with mainland China in 20 minutes for the first time – and the city’s residents are nervousInside the newly built West Kowloon terminus, it’s
‘I watched my family die’: Shatila refugees' suffering laid bare

‘I watched my family die’: Shatila refugees' suffering laid bare

The woman forced to look on helplessly as a bomb claimed the lives of her mother, sister and children; the mother reduced to scouring bins to feed her family; the 13-year-old raped daily for five
Osaka drops San Francisco as sister city over 'comfort women' statue

Osaka drops San Francisco as sister city over 'comfort women' statue

Mayor of Japanese city says memorial for women used as sex slaves in Japan is not historically accurateThe city of Osaka has ended its 60-year “sister city” relationship with San Francisco to protest
Soaring US dollar threatens trouble for emerging markets

Soaring US dollar threatens trouble for emerging markets

Strong economy and hawkish monetary policy pushback greenback ever higher – and other currencies are sufferingThe US dollar continued to soar in value over Wednesday night, signalling the likelihood
‘Terror being waged on wildlife', leaders warn

‘Terror being waged on wildlife', leaders warn

National and conservation leaders say the annihilation of nature is a dangerous ‘blight on humanity’, ahead of major summit• Dominic Jermey: This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife makes losers of us
Nissan becomes latest manufacturer to warn against hard Brexit

Nissan becomes latest manufacturer to warn against hard Brexit

Carmaker says success of Sunderland operations enabled by frictionless trade with EUThe Japanese carmaker Nissan has warned the government that serious disruption will be caused to its huge
'Brazil is at war': election plays out amid homicidal violence

'Brazil is at war': election plays out amid homicidal violence

Latin America’s largest democracy suffered a record 63,880 homicides last year and the phenomenon is driving some to support the hardline policies of candidate Jair BolsonaroFrancine Farias had just
With Bobi Wine, people power could finally win in Uganda | Patience Akume

With Bobi Wine, people power could finally win in Uganda | Patience Akume

The singer-turned-politician is the latest young African challenging the old guard. He has put hope in the hearts of those tired of Museveni’s 32-year ruleWe Are Fighting for Freedom is the unofficial
Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

Indonesia tsunami: crisis worsens as aid struggles to reach island

More than 1,400 are dead and tens of thousands of people homeless on Sulawesi, but aid shipments are being held up The humanitarian crisis in Sulawesi has continued to worsen as organisations struggle
Bosnia-Herzegovina gears up for vote amid political frustration

Bosnia-Herzegovina gears up for vote amid political frustration

Hope for change dwindling ahead of Sunday’s elections for bewildering number of posts in divided countryOn a tree-lined riverbank in the Sarajevo district of Grbavica, Rabina Baltić pauses at her