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Thailand's military junta cracks down on social media ahead of election

Thailand's military junta cracks down on social media ahead of election

Restrictions on political parties’ campaigning raises questions of how free and fair will much-postponed poll beSocial media campaigning will be heavily restricted in the upcoming Thai election, in a
Detainee dies at Sydney's Villawood detention centre

Detainee dies at Sydney's Villawood detention centre

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious and refugee advocate calls it ‘shocking and unnecessary’A male detainee has died in the Villawood detention centre in Sydney’s west.Emergency
Trump signs bill to end $6bn shutdown and temporarily reopen government

Trump signs bill to end $6bn shutdown and temporarily reopen government

Measure will fund government for three weeks after US economy lost more than the $5.7bn funding president requested for wall Donald Trump has signed legislation to end temporarily the longest-ever
Orkney rated Britain's best place to live in terms of quality of life

Orkney rated Britain's best place to live in terms of quality of life

Scotland and north of England dominate top five as measured by housing, crime and schoolsOrkney is the best place to live in the UK, with cheap houses, low crime, good schools and a population who are
'Secrets will eat you up' – inside the shocking Michael Jackson documentary

'Secrets will eat you up' – inside the shocking Michael Jackson documentary

In a disturbing new documentary, two accusers share their stories of what they say happened to them at the hands at the world’s most famous pop starIt only takes about two minutes into the four-hour
Yvette Cooper’s plan to see off no-deal Brexit hangs in the balance

Yvette Cooper’s plan to see off no-deal Brexit hangs in the balance

Labour front bench likely to support amendment to Theresa May’s deal, but MPs in leave areas voice concerns A backbench plan to ward off a no-deal Brexit by extending article 50 is in the balance amid
Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion to quit politics at next election

Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion to quit politics at next election

Move follows last week’s shock resignation of Kelly O’Dwyer and Friday’s announcement by Michael Keenan The Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, has announced that he will not recontest the
Aftermath of deadly dam collapse in Brazil – video report

Aftermath of deadly dam collapse in Brazil – video report

At least 58 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds remain missing after Friday’s dam collapse and mudslide in Minas Gerais state. The search was paused because of concerns that another dam
YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos

YouTube vows to recommend fewer conspiracy theory videos

Site’s move comes amid continuing pressure over its role as a platform for misinformation and extremismYouTube will recommend fewer videos that “could misinform users in harmful ways”, the company
Trump raises white flag as shutdown gambit fails gradually then suddenly

Trump raises white flag as shutdown gambit fails gradually then suddenly

Caught between the political savvy of Nancy Pelosi and the wrath of Ann Coulter the president secured not a penny for his wallRichard Nixon once said there can be no whitewash at the White House. But
The joy that comes from embracing trans identity shouldn't be so rare | Andy Connor

The joy that comes from embracing trans identity shouldn't be so rare | Andy Connor

‘Gender euphoria’ is a concept whose time has come, and at this year’s Midsumma festival we got a chance to see it in full flight As the chorus of voices lifted in the final kaleidoscopic song of
Brazil dam collapse: 10 bodies found and hundreds missing

Brazil dam collapse: 10 bodies found and hundreds missing

Chance of finding survivors ‘minimal’ after tailings dam at iron ore mine bursts Ten bodies have been found and more than 400 people are unaccounted for after a dam operated by the mining firm Vale
The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

Francis and Kiaora Tipene started in the funeral business with nothing but passion. Now they’re introducing the world to a warmer, funnier side of deathIt had just gone midnight when Kiaora Tipene
‘We have reached a deal to end the shutdown’, Trump announces – video

‘We have reached a deal to end the shutdown’, Trump announces – video

The US president, Donald Trump, renewed his call for a border wall and threatened another government shutdown or emergency action if he did not get a ‘fair deal’. This came as the president announced
Canadian minor charged with terror-related crimes

Canadian minor charged with terror-related crimes

Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided two properties as part of a national security investigation involving the FBIPolice in Canada have charged a minor with terrorism-related offences, after a
Russian mercenaries reportedly in Venezuela to protect Maduro

Russian mercenaries reportedly in Venezuela to protect Maduro

Contractors linked to the Wagner group, which has carried out missions in Ukraine and Syria, reportedly travelled to VenezuelaRussian private security contractors have travelled to Venezuela to
Roger Stone enters court in handcuffs after being charged in Mueller inquiry

Roger Stone enters court in handcuffs after being charged in Mueller inquiry

Judge releases longtime Trump ally on $250,000 bondStone not required to enter a plea at hearing in Fort LauderdaleRoger Stone appears in court – follow the latest liveThe opening salvos in case
Man who worked as top 'conversion therapist' comes out as gay

Man who worked as top 'conversion therapist' comes out as gay

David Matheson affirmed his sexuality after a leaked private conversation was reported by the group Truth Wins OutA prominent “conversion therapy” advocate, David Matheson, has come out as gay after
Venezuela at the crossroads: the who, what and why of the crisis

Venezuela at the crossroads: the who, what and why of the crisis

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó is seeking to oust Nicolás Maduro by declaring himself interim president – but how did we get here?Venezuela’s current plight can be traced to a revolution that went
Venezuela: Juan Guaidó urges fresh protests and bids for Russia and China backing

Venezuela: Juan Guaidó urges fresh protests and bids for Russia and China backing

Guaidó made his first public appearance since declaring himself Venezuela’s interim president in place of Nicolás MaduroThe leader of Venezuela’s newly energized opposition, Juan Guaidó, has summoned