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Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working alone in a ‘rompong’ when heavy winds snapped its moorings An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut, before he was rescued by a
New tariffs take effect as China accuses US of 'economic hegemony'

New tariffs take effect as China accuses US of 'economic hegemony'

Washington imposes $200bn taxes on Chinese goods, while Beijing targets $60bn of US goodsThe United States and China have imposed new tit-for-tat tariffs against each other’s goods, the latest
China starts to assert its world view at UN as influence grows

China starts to assert its world view at UN as influence grows

China is now a pillar of UN peacekeeping, with potential implications for human rightsThe noise around Donald Trump will grab the most attention at the United Nations general assembly in New York this
Hong Kong bans pro-independence party as China tightens grip

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party as China tightens grip

Hong Kong National Party banned in the interests of ‘national safety’ In an unprecedented move, Hong Kong has banned a pro-independence political party, causing outcry among critics who see the
Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale with Kavanaugh, has described a drunken party during which genitals were thrust in her faceSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a second allegation of sexual
Pollution pushes Mongolia's herders to reconsider city life

Pollution pushes Mongolia's herders to reconsider city life

Bright lights of Ulaanbaatar have been overshadowed by smog worse than Beijing, prompting calls to modernise countryside so millions can return More than a decade ago, Darii Garam, 76, moved to
Germany: Merkel's coalition solves spymaster dispute that rattled government

Germany: Merkel's coalition solves spymaster dispute that rattled government

Compromise involves new job for Hans-Georg Maaßen, accused of harbouring far-right views, but no payrise Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition resolved a dispute over Germany’s scandal-tainted
'Modicare': India's PM promises free health care for poorest citizens

'Modicare': India's PM promises free health care for poorest citizens

Narendra Modi says bottom 40% of population will be covered under flagship programmeIndia’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has launched the world’s biggest health insurance scheme, promising free
Police search for man after alleged sexual assault at St Kilda Listen Out music festival

Police search for man after alleged sexual assault at St Kilda Listen Out music festival

Detectives seek man with long red hair worn in bun after alleged assault in mosh pitPolice are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a music festival in St Kilda on Saturday.The
Serena Williams says she doesn't understand coach's claim he coached her from sidelines

Serena Williams says she doesn't understand coach's claim he coached her from sidelines

Six-time US Open champion denies Patrick Mouratoglou ‘made a motion’ from sidelines during match which Williams lost to Naomi OsakaSerena Williams does not understand why her coach admitted giving her
Maldives voters throw out China-backed strongman president

Maldives voters throw out China-backed strongman president

Election result is extraordinary rebuke to Abdulla Yameen, who jailed rivals during ruleVoters in the Maldives have thrown out the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen, in an extraordinary rebuke to a
Morning mail: Report warns Australia’s democracy vulnerable to hijacking

Morning mail: Report warns Australia’s democracy vulnerable to hijacking

Monday: Study finds more than one in four federal ministers have gone on to work for a lobbyist firm. Plus: Julie Bishop supports gender targetsGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the
Brett Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Congress on Thursday

Brett Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Congress on Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused supreme court nominee of sexual assault, to appear ‘despite actual threats to safety and life’Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused supreme court
May to face pressure to ditch Chequers plan in cabinet showdown

May to face pressure to ditch Chequers plan in cabinet showdown

Brexiters to set out alternative vision for EU exit, before cabinet meets for the first time since PM’s Salzburg humiliation Theresa May will come under intense pressure from leading Brexiters on
Man in his 80s arrested on suspicion of murder in Norfolk

Man in his 80s arrested on suspicion of murder in Norfolk

Woman’s body found at a property in Brooke, south of Norwich, on Sunday morningA man in his 80s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Norfolk.Police were called to
Nearly $18m in cocaine found in boxes of bananas donated to Texas prison

Nearly $18m in cocaine found in boxes of bananas donated to Texas prison

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said federal officials and US Customs and Border Protection are investigating Authorities in Texas said bananas donated to a prison in the state turned out to
Get some perspective: Hong Kong high-rises – in pictures

Get some perspective: Hong Kong high-rises – in pictures

Photographer Peter Stewart has always felt drawn to the urban density and scale of big cities, and it’s a common theme through much his photography. ‘I like to create images that often lack a single
Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama

Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama

A judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Rafiki to allow it to be entered for an OscarRafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was, until Friday, banned in its home country Kenya,
Jean-Luc Mélenchon to speak at pro-Corbyn event in Liverpool

Jean-Luc Mélenchon to speak at pro-Corbyn event in Liverpool

France Insoumise leader to call on Corbyn to join global club of leftist movements as part of a new ‘era of the people’The French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is to appear at a Labour party
3D gun advocate Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in Texas

3D gun advocate Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in Texas

Wilson, arrested on Friday in Taiwan, is charged with a second-degree felony that is punishable by two to 20 years in prisonAuthorities said on Sunday the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to