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British Airways plane in emergency landing at Gatwick

British Airways plane in emergency landing at Gatwick

Flights were diverted away from Gatwick Airport after a plane arriving from Naples landed with technical problems Flights had to be diverted at Gatwick Airport after a plane was forced to make an
North Korean economy sees sharpest decline in 20 years as sanctions bite

North Korean economy sees sharpest decline in 20 years as sanctions bite

Strict sanctions saw GDP fall by an estimated 3.5% in North Korea in 2017North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, according to estimates from South Korea’s central
Survivor of Missouri boat disaster says passengers told not to put on life jackets

Survivor of Missouri boat disaster says passengers told not to put on life jackets

Seventeen people lost their lives when tourist boat capsized on Table Rock lakeA survivor who lost nine of her relatives when the duck boat they were travelling aboard on an US lake has said the

'Say that again': US intelligence chief surprised by White House's Putin invitation - video

US intelligence chief Dan Coats seemed surprised when informed on-stage at the Aspen Security Forum of the White House's decision, delivered via Twitter, to invite Vladimir Putin to Washington.
Rightwing rally cancelled as Maxine Waters supporters stand guard

Rightwing rally cancelled as Maxine Waters supporters stand guard

Many gathered outside the congresswoman’s LA office where an Oath Keepers demonstration had been planned A rightwing group that had vowed to stage weeks of protests against California’s best-known
Claim sunken warship has $130bn of gold onboard triggers frenzy in South Korea

Claim sunken warship has $130bn of gold onboard triggers frenzy in South Korea

Dmitrii Donskoi, which went down during 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese war, has 200 tons of gold, says company claiming to have found itA South Korean company’s claim to have found a sunken Russian warship
Pop-up Globe apologises for all-male cast in #MeToo season

Pop-up Globe apologises for all-male cast in #MeToo season

Theatre company, currently in Auckland, criticised for staging men-only shows with a ‘feminist reading’ A theatre company has cast two Shakespeare plays with all male actors, claiming the
Neil Prakash: Turkish court rejects Australian extradition plea

Neil Prakash: Turkish court rejects Australian extradition plea

Prakash, accused of being an Islamic State recruiter, will remain in jail for now awaiting possible local terrorism chargesA Turkish court has rejected Australia’s request for the extradition of
Aid group Raices rejects $250,000 from Salesforce over border agency contract

Aid group Raices rejects $250,000 from Salesforce over border agency contract

Not-for-profit, in spotlight amid family separations crisis, says it won’t take funds from firm that supports ‘inhumane policies’A not-for-profit legal aid group for immigrants and refugees has
Labor MP Emma Husar faces investigation of bullying claims

Labor MP Emma Husar faces investigation of bullying claims

Sydney MP ‘horrified’ to learn of complaints by former staff at electorate officeThe Labor MP Emma Husar has said she is “horrified” to learn of bullying complaints against her that have prompted an
MPs told: anonymity over scandals looks like attempted cover-ups

MPs told: anonymity over scandals looks like attempted cover-ups

Scheme to tackle bullying and harassment in Westminster raises transparency concernsProposals to grant anonymity to MPs accused of harassment or expenses fraud outlined in a new behaviour code will be
Patricia Fox: Australian nun who angered Duterte ordered to leave Philippines

Patricia Fox: Australian nun who angered Duterte ordered to leave Philippines

Fox accused of violating the terms of her missionary visa but will appeal against orderThe Philippines immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the
Scott Pruitt aides protected him from formaldehyde while suppressing report on its dangers

Scott Pruitt aides protected him from formaldehyde while suppressing report on its dangers

Staff organized for his new desk to be aired out in a warehouse for a week so as to reduce even the smallest chance of exposureStaff at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) organized for a new
Ireland open to new proposal on Brexit border

Ireland open to new proposal on Brexit border

Irish minister speaks after Theresa May tells summit EU must drop ‘unworkable’ planThe Irish government has said it is open to the possibility of a fresh proposal for a deal on the border issue, but
Australia could add 'values test' for migrants, Malcolm Turnbull says

Australia could add 'values test' for migrants, Malcolm Turnbull says

Prime minister confirms government is considering test for those seeking permanent residency Australia will consider adding a “values test” for those considering permanent residency in order to
Trump responds to Helsinki criticism by inviting Putin to White House

Trump responds to Helsinki criticism by inviting Putin to White House

Sarah Sanders says Trump asked John Bolton to invite Putin ‘to Washington in the fall and those discussions are under way’Trump’s invitation to Putin draws rebukes from Democrats and his intelligence
Rio police arrest plastic surgeon 'Dr BumBum' over patient's death

Rio police arrest plastic surgeon 'Dr BumBum' over patient's death

Denis Furtado and his mother went missing when Lilian Calixto died after treatmentPolice in Rio de Janeiro have arrested a celebrity plastic surgeon, known as “Dr Bumbum” along with his mother in
Australia imports $12bn worth of goods at risk of being made by slaves – report

Australia imports $12bn worth of goods at risk of being made by slaves – report

Electronics, clothes, fish, cocoa and even trafficked human organs at risk of being a product of modern slavery, Global Slavery Index reveals Australia imports nearly US$12bn worth of goods “at risk”
Morning mail: Trump seals summit week with an invitation to Putin

Morning mail: Trump seals summit week with an invitation to Putin

Friday: Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House. Plus: Australia’s relationship with New Zealand hits a new lowGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories
How Zuckerberg, Musk and Trump use 'clarifications' to confuse us

How Zuckerberg, Musk and Trump use 'clarifications' to confuse us

CEOs have started to pull from the Trump playbook: offend, muddle, but ultimately change littleIt was a busy week for the media strategists of powerful billionaires. Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and