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After decades of ‘gay panic defence’ in court, states slowly begin to ban the tactic

After decades of ‘gay panic defence’ in court, states slowly begin to ban the tactic

The tactic leaves LGBT people vulnerable in legal proceedings at a time when protections for transgender people are rolled backWhen Jonathan Schmitz walked on to the set of one of America’s most
Jane Prentice loses LNP preselection for Queensland seat of Ryan

Jane Prentice loses LNP preselection for Queensland seat of Ryan

Federal assistant minister will have to leave parliament at next election after being defeated by Julian Simmonds Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The Turnbull
The Markle effect: black women see the royal wedding as workplace inspiration

The Markle effect: black women see the royal wedding as workplace inspiration

As the royal wedding approaches, some are hoping it will lead to a greater acceptance of African American women in business As final arrangements are set for the wedding of the US actor Meghan Markle
Fear for democracy after top Philippine judge and government critic removed

Fear for democracy after top Philippine judge and government critic removed

Maria Lourdes Sereno voted off supreme court after speaking out against president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugsThe Philippine supreme court has ousted its own chief justice, a critic of the country’s
Two cyclists – one German, one Polish – feared murdered in Mexico

Two cyclists – one German, one Polish – feared murdered in Mexico

The pair, who were cycling around the world, were found dead in a ravine and investigators now believed they were robbed and killedTwo European cyclists who were found dead at the bottom of a ravine
Turnbull, Shorten and the quest for the winning message | Katharine Murphy

Turnbull, Shorten and the quest for the winning message | Katharine Murphy

Politics is about to hit the streets in the zeitgeist testing ground of byelections• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Many Liberals thought budget week was absolutely
Alaskans mistakenly receive tsunami warning

Alaskans mistakenly receive tsunami warning

Residents heard a routine drill tsunami warning around 7am, but not all listeners received the information that the alert was a testMany Alaska residents have been mistakenly warned of a tsunami
Windsor tills ringing before wedding bells

Windsor tills ringing before wedding bells

Final countdown to Harry and Meghan’s wedding on 19 May begins in earnest Business was brisk at the King and Queen gift shop opposite Windsor Castle and just yards from Queen Victoria’s stern gaze,
Eurovision 2018: Who is Jessica Mauboy's toughest competition?

Eurovision 2018: Who is Jessica Mauboy's toughest competition?

With the Eurovision song contest final nearly upon us, here’s your guide to the top contenders • Jessica Mauboy sings up a storm to put Australia into Eurovision grand finalArtist: Madame Monsieur /
Human Rights Commission pushes back against Peter Dutton bid for more powers

Human Rights Commission pushes back against Peter Dutton bid for more powers

Home affairs minister already has too much discretion over cancellation of visas and tribunal process should remain, groups sayThe Human Rights Commission has lobbied against expanding the home
Kinder Morgan pipeline: Al Gore joins fight to block 'destructive' project

Kinder Morgan pipeline: Al Gore joins fight to block 'destructive' project

Gore says pipeline expansion in Canada ‘would be a step backward in our efforts to solve the climate crisis’Al Gore has thrown his support behind opponents of a contentious Canadian pipeline project
Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes

Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes

Speaking with South Korea’s top diplomat, Pompeo said the US is prepared to help North Korea get on an economic par with SouthThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has offered economic help to
Third teenage girl is raped and burned alive in India in one week

Third teenage girl is raped and burned alive in India in one week

Girl, 16, died after assault in Madhya Pradesh state, leading to two arrestsA third teenage girl has been raped and burned alive in a week in India, the latest brutal sexual assault to shock the
Border patrol agent to face retrial over shooting of teenager in Mexico

Border patrol agent to face retrial over shooting of teenager in Mexico

José Antonio Elena Rodríguez shot 10 times through border fenceCleared of murder, Lonnie Swartz to face manslaughter chargesProsecutors have announced they will stage a retrial of a US border patrol
Two Britons kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two Britons kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pair were among group of people taken hostage while visiting renowned gorilla sanctuary the Virunga national parkBritish citizens were among a group of people taken hostage on Friday in the Virunga
George W Bush cites Winston Churchill quote that doesn't exist

George W Bush cites Winston Churchill quote that doesn't exist

At the Atlantic Council’s gala, Bush told guests Churchill said ‘America is indespensable’ – but historians say there is no record of the lineBefore Donald Trump’s mangled syntax there was George W
May rejects Williamson criticism over Troubles-era killings consultation

May rejects Williamson criticism over Troubles-era killings consultation

Plan launched amid cabinet rift over omission of statute of limitations for service personnelTheresa May faced down criticism from the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, to launch a long-delayed
Anthony Bourdain show angers Canadians over 'derogatory' nickname

Anthony Bourdain show angers Canadians over 'derogatory' nickname

Tweet to promote show provoked a swift reaction on social media: ‘You had me until you called me a Newfie. I find it a derogatory term’Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has set off a social
Deadly attack on South African mosque has ‘hallmarks  of Islamic State'

Deadly attack on South African mosque has ‘hallmarks of Islamic State'

One killed and two critically wounded in knife and petrol bomb assault on Shia worshippers near DurbanSouth African police searching for three men who stabbed worshippers at a mosque near Durban have
Jack Straw faces call to give evidence over role in Libyan rendition

Jack Straw faces call to give evidence over role in Libyan rendition

MPs want then-foreign secretary to explain role in kidnap and mistreatment of two Libyan familiesMPs have called for former foreign secretary Jack Straw to give evidence before parliament about his