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Italy's highest court accused of victim blaming over rape case

Italy's highest court accused of victim blaming over rape case

Aggravating circumstances not applicable in sentencing if alcohol consumed voluntarily, say judgesItaly’s highest court has been widely condemned after it ruled that aggravated circumstances cannot be
Dozens of fleeing Syrians turned away from Israeli border

Dozens of fleeing Syrians turned away from Israeli border

Civilians seek passage to Golan Heights to escape bombing by pro-Assad forcesDozens of Syrian civilians approached the border fence with Israel on Tuesday, apparently seeking safe passage to the Golan
May faces defeat as Labour backs customs union amendment

May faces defeat as Labour backs customs union amendment

Amendment would force UK to join customs union if no agreement on trade is reachedTheresa May faces a damaging Commons defeat, as Labour confirmed it would back an amendment tabled by rebel Tory MPs
Zika and health cuts blamed for rise in baby death rates in Brazil

Zika and health cuts blamed for rise in baby death rates in Brazil

Increase is a blow for country once lauded for improvements in child health, as figures worsen for first time since 1990The number of children dying in their first year of life has risen in Brazil for
Life in the shadow of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire - video

Life in the shadow of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire - video

On 3 June, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted, killing at least 113 people and leaving 332 missing. Thousands of victims have been displaced and are still living in temporary shelters. Questions
Will Republicans punish Trump for his performance with Putin?

Will Republicans punish Trump for his performance with Putin?

President’s comments on election meddling called ‘disgraceful’ but most in his party are reluctant to enter open conflict Opinion: Republicans followed Trump off a cliff of treacheryAir Force One
Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans

Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans

Showtime, the US broadcaster behind the comedian’s new project, says claims from Sarah Palin that the show made fun of disabled former servicepeople are falseThe broadcaster behind Who Is America?,
All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby-selling scandal

All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby-selling scandal

India orders examination of all institutions run by her charity after claims against two staffIndia has ordered the immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, the
Cashless welfare card's effectiveness unclear, auditor general says

Cashless welfare card's effectiveness unclear, auditor general says

Minister says card is making a ‘real difference’ but critics want government to drop ‘social experiment’The government will push ahead with the expansion of its cashless welfare card trials, despite
The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize

The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize

Sweden’s literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption. By Andrew BrownIn the eyes of its members, there is no more important cultural institution in
IEA warns of 'worrying trend' as global investment in renewables falls

IEA warns of 'worrying trend' as global investment in renewables falls

Fossil fuels increased share of energy supply investment last year – the first time since 2014The world’s energy watchdog has sounded the alarm over a “worrying” pause in the shift to clean energy
Guard tells inquest he thought David Dungay was faking inability to breathe

Guard tells inquest he thought David Dungay was faking inability to breathe

Officer F tells inquest into Indigenous death in custody that he thought Dungay was trying to trick guardsA senior prison officer thought a man who said he could not breathe while being restrained by
Hong Kong moves to impose unprecedented ban on separatist party

Hong Kong moves to impose unprecedented ban on separatist party

Hong Kong National party must explain why it should not be barred, in escalation of push to silence dissent against ChinaHong Kong is taking unprecedented steps to ban a pro-independence party, in the
Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what's the answer?

Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what's the answer?

Tourism brings money and jobs to cities – but can also damage residents’ day-to-day lives, culture and heritage. Here are some solutionsHow do you solve a problem like tourism? It employs hundreds of
Trump calls Putin 'very, very strong' in post-summit TV interview – video

Trump calls Putin 'very, very strong' in post-summit TV interview – video

US president Donald Trump repeated his denial on Monday that there was collusion with Russia in the 2016 US election and called Russian president Vladimir Putin 'very, very strong', in an interview
Diana's landmine legacy helps reclaim swaths of Angola – in pictures

Diana's landmine legacy helps reclaim swaths of Angola – in pictures

21 years on, the Angolan province Diana visited is within months of being declared clear of unexploded ordnance. Yet the country’s dream of being mine-free by 2025 is still far off Continue reading...
Lava 'bomb' crashes through roof of Hawaiian tourist boat – video report

Lava 'bomb' crashes through roof of Hawaiian tourist boat – video report

Dramatic video shows an explosion caused by lava spraying out the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island. A ball of molten rock was catapulted on to a nearby sightseeing boat and burnt a hole in its roof. At
State of emergency proclaimed over dock strike - archive, 17 July 1970

State of emergency proclaimed over dock strike - archive, 17 July 1970

17 July 1970: With dockers giving almost total support to the strike, the government decided to invoke the Emergency Powers Act of 1920A state of emergency was proclaimed yesterday by the Queen as the
ICC crime of aggression comes into effect without key signatories

ICC crime of aggression comes into effect without key signatories

UK lobbied for delay in law under which leaders could be prosecuted for going to warA crime of aggression, under which politicians and military leaders can be held individually responsible for
'This is the moment': new ACTU president Michele O'Neil is ready to win change | Gay Alcorn

'This is the moment': new ACTU president Michele O'Neil is ready to win change | Gay Alcorn

O’Neil’s first priority? To ‘get rid of the Turnbull government’ with its attacks on ordinary workersThe new president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions insists it was a difficult decision to