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Refugees crossing from Bosnia 'beaten and robbed by Croatian police'

Refugees crossing from Bosnia 'beaten and robbed by Croatian police'

Migrants also speak of phones damaged or being taunted but Croatian authorities deny allegationsThe lucky ones escaped with only their mobile phones smashed. Those less fortunate say they were beaten
South Korean leader calls for train route to North Korea by end of year

South Korean leader calls for train route to North Korea by end of year

President Moon Jae-in says road and rail links should be established between the two neighboursThe South Korean president has called for the creation of road and rail links between his country and
'We made history': Vermont Democrats nominate US's first transgender candidate for governor

'We made history': Vermont Democrats nominate US's first transgender candidate for governor

In night of primary elections, Christine Hallquist makes history as the first transgender nominee for governor for a major partyDemocrats in Vermont have nominated America’s first transgender nominee
Mehreen Faruqi to become first female Muslim senator amid Fraser Anning outrage

Mehreen Faruqi to become first female Muslim senator amid Fraser Anning outrage

Greens senator says Anning has ‘spat in the face of our successful multicultural society’Mehreen Faruqi, who will on Wednesday become Australia’s first female Muslim senator, has slammed Fraser Anning
South Korea: #MeToo anger as politician found not guilty of rape

South Korea: #MeToo anger as politician found not guilty of rape

Acquittal of Ahn Hee-jung, touted as a future president, is ‘incomprehensible’, says prosecutionA former South Korean presidential contender accused of raping his female aide has been found not
'Crisis point': New Zealand hit by primary school teacher strike

'Crisis point': New Zealand hit by primary school teacher strike

Zoos, community halls and churches hold all-day events to help keep 400,000 children occupiedPrimary school teachers have gone on strike in New Zealand for the first time in 24 years, weeks after
Ironing-free future? Scientists cotton on to benefits of man-made fibres

Ironing-free future? Scientists cotton on to benefits of man-made fibres

Australian researchers examine whether plants can be grown with characteristics of man-made materialsThe dream of a cotton shirt that does not need ironing could one day materialise into a reality,
MPs widely condemn Fraser Anning's 'final solution' speech

MPs widely condemn Fraser Anning's 'final solution' speech

Malcolm Turnbull says words are ‘rejected by us all’ while Bill Shorten describes senator’s comments as ‘repugnant’Pauline Hanson says speech was straight out of ‘Goebbels’ handbook’ Senators shake
'Mum, I was tricked': my daughter, the Kim Jong-nam murder suspect

'Mum, I was tricked': my daughter, the Kim Jong-nam murder suspect

As judge prepares key ruling, Siti Aisyah’s mother recounts her daughter’s journey from aspiring TV star to suspected tool of North Korean regimeIn the beginning, there were a few times that Benah
Josh Frydenberg under pressure over $444m reef foundation grant – as it happened

Josh Frydenberg under pressure over $444m reef foundation grant – as it happened

Labor pursues environment minister over grant to private foundation and fallout continues from Fraser Anning’s ‘final solution’ speech. All the day’s events, live• Fraser Anning calls for ‘final
New aerial footage shows destruction at scene of Genoa bridge collapse – video

New aerial footage shows destruction at scene of Genoa bridge collapse – video

Helicopter footage released by the Italian fire brigade shows the full extent of destruction after a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 23 people
Genoa bridge collapse – pictures from the scene

Genoa bridge collapse – pictures from the scene

At least 23 people were killed and 15 injured after a bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in Genoa during a violent stormGenoa bridge collapse: at least 23 killed, Italian
Morning mail: Bridge disaster in Italy

Morning mail: Bridge disaster in Italy

Wednesday: At least 23 people are dead after a bridge collapsed in Genoa. Plus: Why Barnaby Joyce knows nothing about KmartGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and
More than 300 Pennsylvania priests abused 1,000 children over decades, report says

More than 300 Pennsylvania priests abused 1,000 children over decades, report says

Priests harmed more than 1,000 children according to a grand jury report released by the state supreme court More than 300 “predator priests” were found to have committed sexual abuse in Pennsylvania,
Labour hits out at 'false' claims over Corbyn cemetery visit

Labour hits out at 'false' claims over Corbyn cemetery visit

Party says leader had been attending memorial to Palestinian airstrike victimsLabour has hit out at what it said were “false and misleading” claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to the Palestinian
Charlottesville survivors call on Americans to 'fight the everyday white supremacy'

Charlottesville survivors call on Americans to 'fight the everyday white supremacy'

Those hurt in the Charlottesville attack a year ago want white people to go beyond merely marking the anniversary – ‘join anti-racist organizations, self-educate and support people of color’ Related:
'In Trump world everyone lies,' says Omarosa Manigault Newman – video

'In Trump world everyone lies,' says Omarosa Manigault Newman – video

Omarosa Manigault Newman has revealed on CBS This Morning a third tape that she claims is a recording of a 2016 conference call among Donald Trump's campaign aides discussing how to address potential
Republican politicians can no longer count on the support of their families

Republican politicians can no longer count on the support of their families

Bob Goodlatte’s son and Stephen Miller’s uncle have proved that when it comes to politics blood is not thicker than waterThe Republican party is increasingly alienating younger voters, older voters
The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones

Showing solidarity with Palestinians courts condemnation, while complicity in the Israeli occupation is seen as acceptableIn November 2004, Britain’s foreign secretary Jack Straw laid a wreath at the
Aquarius: onboard the migrant rescue ship – photographic diary 1

Aquarius: onboard the migrant rescue ship – photographic diary 1

The Aquarius is a special-purpose ship chartered by SOS Méditerranée, a European maritime and humanitarian organisation, and Médecins Sans Frontières to rescue migrants and refugees in trouble at sea.