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New Zealand's 'degrading' abortion ban breaches human rights, say activists

New Zealand's 'degrading' abortion ban breaches human rights, say activists

Advocacy group lays discrimination complaint with country’s rights commission over criminalisation of terminationsAn abortion advocacy group in New Zealand has laid a discrimination complaint alleging
Energy sector's carbon emissions to grow for second year running

Energy sector's carbon emissions to grow for second year running

IEA head says growth in renewables needs to be paired with coal plant closures Carbon emissions from the energy sector are on track to grow for the second year running, in a major blow to hopes the
Former Sydney Opera House boss attacks 'offensive' ad for 'shoddy horse race'

Former Sydney Opera House boss attacks 'offensive' ad for 'shoddy horse race'

Michael Lynch says the link between the gambling industry and politicians is corrupting the integrity of the Opera HouseThe former chief executive of the Opera House has described the decision to
Second vote looms after far-right candidate fails to secure majority– as it happened

Second vote looms after far-right candidate fails to secure majority– as it happened

Jair Bolsonaro has won a convincing victory in the Brazil’s election, but has fallen short of a majority leading to a second round of voting later in October Brazil election 2018: Jair Bolsonaro wins
IPCC climate change report calls for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels - live

IPCC climate change report calls for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels - live

UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says coal-fired electricity should end by 2050 if we are to limit global warming rises to 1.5C 1.21am BST Politically, the issue of global warming and
Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

Far-right candidate will have to top poll in second-round run-off to secure presidencyThe far-right Brazilian populist Jair Bolsonaro has secured a resounding victory in the first-round of his
Castellers, human towers of Catalonia

Castellers, human towers of Catalonia

The 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain. The ‘Castellers’ who build the human towers with precise techniques compete in groups, know as ‘colles’, at local festivals with the aim of
EU citizens could face repeat of Windrush scandal, say landlords

EU citizens could face repeat of Windrush scandal, say landlords

Residential Landlords Association calls for hard copy documents for EU citizensLandlords have said that EU citizens living in the UK are at risk of facing some of the same difficulties caused for the
Two men die after taking part in Cardiff half marathon

Two men die after taking part in Cardiff half marathon

Runners believed to have had cardiac arrests in first deaths in event’s 15-year historyTwo men have died after collapsing at the finish line of the Cardiff half marathon.The runners, aged 25 and 32,
'Ick': rats, roaches and rank smells dampen NYC composting program

'Ick': rats, roaches and rank smells dampen NYC composting program

Plans to expand program are on hold as gag-inducing pong and vermin are holding back residents, foodies and hipsters from saving food scrapsIt was meant to be an ambitious environmental program but
Morning mail: Anger over Kavanaugh, abortion 'disrespect', Brazil heads to polls

Morning mail: Anger over Kavanaugh, abortion 'disrespect', Brazil heads to polls

Monday: US divided after controversial supreme court appointment. Plus: Queensland doctors accused of scorning women seeking abortionGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main
Brexit not on agenda for Theresa May's next cabinet meeting

Brexit not on agenda for Theresa May's next cabinet meeting

Upcoming budget will be main topic despite imminent deadline with European councilCabinet members are not expecting to discuss Brexit at their scheduled meeting this coming week, despite the looming
Khashoggi: case against Saudi agents reverberates through Ankara and Riyadh

Khashoggi: case against Saudi agents reverberates through Ankara and Riyadh

Turkey now finds itself in the position of being a champion for a journalist who vanished under its noseJamal Khashoggi had weighed the risks before he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last
Child airlifted to hospital after Wales Rally GB crash

Child airlifted to hospital after Wales Rally GB crash

Boy in life-threatening condition after stunt motorbike collision in LlandudnoA boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash between two motorcycles in a display team at a motor rally event
Limo crash leaves 20 people dead in upstate New York, authorities say

Limo crash leaves 20 people dead in upstate New York, authorities say

All 18 people inside the limousine were killed in the collision with a parked, empty car, and two pedestrians also died after being hitA horrendous crash involving a stretch limousine that was
Missing Interpol chief resigns as it emerges he is being held in China

Missing Interpol chief resigns as it emerges he is being held in China

Meng Hongwei quits hours after Chinese authorities admit they have detained himThe missing Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who it was revealed on Sunday has been detained in China for 12 days unknown to
Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro leads as Brazil goes to vote

Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro leads as Brazil goes to vote

Ex-paratrooper has lead of 15 points over closest Presidential rival, Fernando HaddadLatin America’s largest democracy was on tenterhooks on Sunday as 147 million voters went to the polls to elect
AfD provokes outcry in Germany with launch of 'Jewish group'

AfD provokes outcry in Germany with launch of 'Jewish group'

Critics condemn far-right party as racist and antisemitic, and accuse it of hypocrisy The German far-right party Alternative für Deutschland has provoked an outcry by launching what it called a Jewish
Labor rejects US's 'globalism versus patriotism' stance on foreign policy

Labor rejects US's 'globalism versus patriotism' stance on foreign policy

Penny Wong says countries risk conflict by closing themselves off from the world and turning inwardLabor has called on Australia’s allies to stop framing foreign policy issues in terms of “globalism
Queensland doctors accused of 'deep disrespect' for women seeking abortion

Queensland doctors accused of 'deep disrespect' for women seeking abortion

Ahead of legalisation debate, pro-choice GP says regional doctors ‘dictate to women’ Doctors in regional Queensland routinely treat women seeking an abortion with “deep disrespect” and dictate