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Amateur footage appears to capture moment of Lombok earthquake – video

Amateur footage appears to capture moment of Lombok earthquake – video

Video taken by a local resident appears to capture the moment a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, less than a week after a 6.9-magnitude quake that is believed to have killed
Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Red Cross says strike hit bus at market in Dahyan, in rebel-held north of countrySaudi Arabia is facing an international outcry after at least 29 children were among dozens of civilians killed by a
Argentina abortion defeat shows enduring power of Catholic church

Argentina abortion defeat shows enduring power of Catholic church

Irish vote to legalise procedure was seen as blow to church’s authority, but its power has merely shifted southIf anyone needs evidence of the continuing power of the Catholic church, the vote in
Drink-drive casualties in UK at four-year high

Drink-drive casualties in UK at four-year high

Calls for cut in legal alcohol limit after more than 9,000 deaths or injuries in 2016The number of drink-drive casualties has reached a four-year high, figures show.An estimated 9,040 people were
Russia blasts new US sanctions as 'theatre of the absurd'

Russia blasts new US sanctions as 'theatre of the absurd'

Officials vow countermeasures and markets slump after tough measures unveiled over Salisbury attackRussian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the
NAB issues public apology after week of damning evidence at royal commission

NAB issues public apology after week of damning evidence at royal commission

Bank tried to prevent publication of correspondence showing more than 100 potentially criminal licence breachesNational Australia Bank has issued a public apology after a horror week of evidence at
Three dead as Israel and Hamas trade heavy fire across Gaza border

Three dead as Israel and Hamas trade heavy fire across Gaza border

Late-night deal to end violence announced by Palestinian officials after day of bloodshed Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 180 rockets and mortars into southern Israel and the
Fallen stars: the dark history of Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Fallen stars: the dark history of Hollywood's Walk of Fame

With the West Hollywood City Council voting to have Donald Trump’s star removed, other problematic celebrities could face a similar fateDonald Trump may be impervious to attacks on Twitter or by the
This is what being in love looks like – in pictures

This is what being in love looks like – in pictures

Photojournalist and videographer Stefania Rousselle asked strangers to share their most defining and life-changing love stories After covering a series of bleak assignments – terrorist attacks in
Looted Iraqi antiquities return home after UK experts crack cold case

Looted Iraqi antiquities return home after UK experts crack cold case

British Museum traces exact origin of treasures, brought to London after Saddam Hussein’s fallA collection of 5,000-year-old antiquities looted from a site in Iraq in 2003 after the fall of Saddam
The vision splendid? A24 and its grassroots push for a new Australia

The vision splendid? A24 and its grassroots push for a new Australia

A24’s pillars for a better society sound a little like the manifesto of a left-leaning Scandinavian nationWhat would the Australia of your dreams look like? That was the question civil society groups,

Mudslide sweeps into Swiss village – video

A mudslide has hit the Swiss village of Grugnay in the municipality of Chamoson, sweeping across roads as witnesses stood close by. No injuries were reported as a result of Tuesday's mudslide, which
Premier says NSW prepared to negotiate for 'better deal' with Aboriginal groups

Premier says NSW prepared to negotiate for 'better deal' with Aboriginal groups

Gladys Berejiklian says she wants to see ‘progress’ on coalition’s three priorities after 1,000 march outside state parliament The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, says her government is
Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Lawmakers vote against allowing elective abortion in first 14 weeks of pregnancyArgentina’s senate has rejected a bill to legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.Lawmakers debated for
'A new approach to crisis': how robots are throwing Syrian refugees a lifeline | Kate Hodal

'A new approach to crisis': how robots are throwing Syrian refugees a lifeline | Kate Hodal

A grassroots education initiative in Lebanon has brought renewed dignity and hope to young Syrians uprooted by warIn a disused hospital in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, three teenage refugees set to work on
Buddhist monks in the Himalayas get ready for winter – in pictures

Buddhist monks in the Himalayas get ready for winter – in pictures

About 5,500m (18,000ft) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tangyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year. The monks and
Dome sweet dome: the glory of Rome – in pictures

Dome sweet dome: the glory of Rome – in pictures

The Royal Institute of British Architects has thousand of black and white photographs of the Eternal City. A new exhibition at the Vittoriano in Rome brings together the best Continue reading...
Man behind FOBT curb wins case against machine manufacturer

Man behind FOBT curb wins case against machine manufacturer

Scientific Games ordered to pay $315m in damages after US court finds in Derek Webb-backed litigation’s favourThe man behind a successful campaign to reduce stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals
How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right

How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right

After years on the fringes of Italian politics, the populist leader of the Lega has stoked anti-immigrant panic and barged into power. By Alexander StilleWhen Matteo Salvini – Italy’s interior
Crown windfall driven by $450m in losses from Victorian pokies players

Crown windfall driven by $450m in losses from Victorian pokies players

Anti-gambling advocates say profits demonstrate company’s need to expand technology so that problem gamblers can be turned away For the first time Crown Resorts has released profits gained from poker