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Italian ship returned rescued people to Libya, charity says

Italian ship returned rescued people to Libya, charity says

Vessel allegedly broke international law by returning 108 people rescued from Mediterranean to TripoliA search and rescue charity has alleged that an Italian ship returned scores of people rescued
UK firm PwC criticised over bid for major Saudi Arabia contract

UK firm PwC criticised over bid for major Saudi Arabia contract

Exclusive: accountancy firm under fire for seeking to work with country accused of war crimes in YemenOne of Britain’s biggest consulting and accountancy firms has been negotiating to land a major
Victorian councillors condemn federal cuts to asylum seeker payments

Victorian councillors condemn federal cuts to asylum seeker payments

Members of 17 councils call on Turnbull government to reverse cuts affecting asylum seekers on bridging visasMayors and councillors from 17 Victorian councils have called on the federal government to
Aston Hall abuse claims: police to examine three deaths

Aston Hall abuse claims: police to examine three deaths

Deaths of three men in river in 1962 were not previously brought to police attentionPolice are to examine the deaths of three people at a psychiatric hospital in Derbyshire where at least 65 patients
Refugees, in their own words – books podcast

Refugees, in their own words – books podcast

This week, we look at two visionary projects amplifying the voices of refugees. Claire takes a walk with a group of latter-day pilgrims who are using Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales as a template for
Australia joins US-Japanese Pacific investment plan but offers no budget details

Australia joins US-Japanese Pacific investment plan but offers no budget details

Spending part of broader effort to reassert Pacific influence as China spends billions on ‘Belt and Road’ initiativeAustralia has joined a push by the US and Japan to significantly boost
Syrian government forces seal victory in southern territories

Syrian government forces seal victory in southern territories

Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad take full control Daraa province - birthplace of 2011 protests that sparked civil warThe Syrian regime has reclaimed a sliver of territory in southern Syria that was
Zimbabwe election: tensions rise amid vote rigging fears

Zimbabwe election: tensions rise amid vote rigging fears

Monitors warn of possible violence if results are contested as count continuesTensions are rising in Zimbabwe as opposition fears intensify that the election count will be rigged, monitors warn of
A Trader Joe's shootout, an innocent death, and soul searching for LAPD

A Trader Joe's shootout, an innocent death, and soul searching for LAPD

The tragic case of a woman killed in police crossfire has raised an uncomfortable question: did police do the right thing? To shoot an innocent bystander in pursuit of a violent criminal is every
Scott Morrison says Coalition won't run from company tax cuts

Scott Morrison says Coalition won't run from company tax cuts

Treasurer insists that support for the policy ‘has only increased’Scott Morrison is holding firm on taking his company tax cuts policy to the Senate when parliament resumes, signalling the government
'Animals remain behind bars': the broken promises of Buenos Aires Zoo

'Animals remain behind bars': the broken promises of Buenos Aires Zoo

After it was announced in 2016 the zoo would become an ecopark, 119 animals have died, leaving activists to feel little has changedWhen the mayor of Buenos Aires announced in 2016 that the Argentinian
'Newborns were fed fish soup': Papua New Guinea's malnutrition crisis | Jo Chandler

'Newborns were fed fish soup': Papua New Guinea's malnutrition crisis | Jo Chandler

Undernutrition in under fives causes damage that has an impact throughout their lives – a legacy that is borne by nearly 50% of the nation’s childrenSpiderman is coiled for action across
'Solidarity!' French politicians praise woman who stood up to harasser

'Solidarity!' French politicians praise woman who stood up to harasser

Marie Laguerre was punched by a man who she told to shut up after he whistled at her in the streetFrench politicians have rallied in support of a woman who was hit by a man when she stood up to him
'No Cambodia left': how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

'No Cambodia left': how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

The once-sleepy beach town of Sihanoukville has been transformed by Chinese investment – and the sheer speed of development has divided localsFollow the New Silk Road: Jon Watts’ journey Interactive
An unsolved murder at Italy’s most notorious tower block

An unsolved murder at Italy’s most notorious tower block

Earlier this year, the remains of a teenage girl were found near Hotel House, a crumbling building largely occupied by recent immigrants, which many Italians regard as a den of drugs and violence. Did
Obama and Biden make surprise visit to DC bakery – video

Obama and Biden make surprise visit to DC bakery – video

Former US president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden made a surprise visit on Monday to a bakery that supports veterans. The two men, whose friendship is so legendary as to have inspired
North Korea: US 'detects new activity' at ICBM factory

North Korea: US 'detects new activity' at ICBM factory

Photos and infrared imaging indicate vehicles moving in and out of the facility at SanumdongNorth Korea has pressed ahead with construction at the factory that produced the country’s first
Trump offer to meet Iran president Rouhani dismissed by both sides

Trump offer to meet Iran president Rouhani dismissed by both sides

Mike Pompeo and Rouhani adviser unite in adding caveats before any talks could happenDonald Trump has said he would “certainly meet” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani without preconditions, a move that
#MeToo in China: movement gathers pace amid wave of accusations

#MeToo in China: movement gathers pace amid wave of accusations

More than 20 women have come out with allegations against former bosses, acquaintances, and colleagues in the last weekA Chinese anti-discrimination campaigner, an environmentalist, three journalists,
Paid domestic violence leave means, to me, a rare moment of empowerment | Anonymous

Paid domestic violence leave means, to me, a rare moment of empowerment | Anonymous

I lived through an abusive relationship, and New Zealand’s legislation is a relief from the shame and fear I am from what many would consider an advantaged upbringing. My parents worked hard and my