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Viral 'Momo challenge' is a malicious hoax, say charities

Viral 'Momo challenge' is a malicious hoax, say charities

Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from craze, but resulting hysteria poses a riskIt is the most talked about viral scare story of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks –
George Pell has good chance of winning appeal against convictions, expert says

George Pell has good chance of winning appeal against convictions, expert says

Law professor says overturning the verdict on the basis of unreasonableness is ‘the defence’s best shot’Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his convictions of sexually assaulting and penetrating
Kim Jong-un answers question from foreign journalist for first time – video

Kim Jong-un answers question from foreign journalist for first time – video

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un answers – for what is believed to be the first time – a question from a foreign journalist. Asked if he was positive about reaching a deal with US president Donald
US in virtual tie with Russia on global confidence, poll finds

US in virtual tie with Russia on global confidence, poll finds

Gallup poll measuring opinion in 133 countries and areas in 2018 found 31% approved of US leadership and 30% for RussiaGlobal confidence in US leadership is so low that the country is now in a virtual
Saudi sisters hiding in Hong Kong face imminent deportation

Saudi sisters hiding in Hong Kong face imminent deportation

Rawan and Reem fled their family trying to reach Australia six months ago – now their only hope is an emergency visa from a third countryRawan and Reem are watching the clock. At the end of the day on
Trump says Kim wanted all sanctions lifted at Vietnam summit – live

Trump says Kim wanted all sanctions lifted at Vietnam summit – live

US president says ‘sometimes you have to walk’ after summit in Hanoi with North Korean leader is cut short. Follow the latest, liveVietnam summit ends without agreement as Trump and Kim talks cut
Netflix pulls controversial documentary that claims root canals cause cancer

Netflix pulls controversial documentary that claims root canals cause cancer

Oral care professionals said Root Cause contained ‘significant misinformation that is not supported by scientific evidence’Netflix has quietly pulled the controversial documentary Root Cause from its
Broadcaster Ray Hadley criticises Howard and Abbott for supporting Pell

Broadcaster Ray Hadley criticises Howard and Abbott for supporting Pell

Conservatives split over cardinal’s crimes, as legal expert says questioning the verdict could deter victims from seeking justiceThe broadcaster Ray Hadley has criticised former Liberal prime
Michael Cohen accuses 'racist, conman' Trump of criminal conspiracy

Michael Cohen accuses 'racist, conman' Trump of criminal conspiracy

In dramatic testimony, Cohen claims Trump committed crimes to cover up affair and had prior knowledge of WikiLeaks release Support the Guardian’s independent journalism that brings clarity at this
Michael Cohen: Trump knew about Don Jr's meeting with Russians – video

Michael Cohen: Trump knew about Don Jr's meeting with Russians – video

Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reveals he believes the president authorised the notorious meeting between members of his campaign team and Russian agents at Trump Tower to acquire 'dirt'
Facebook withholding data on its anti-disinformation efforts, EU says

Facebook withholding data on its anti-disinformation efforts, EU says

Commissioners demand hard numbers from firm ahead of European parliament electionsFacebook has repeatedly withheld key data on its alleged efforts to clamp down on disinformation ahead of the European
Hampshire pub left derelict four years ago named best in UK

Hampshire pub left derelict four years ago named best in UK

Camra awards Wonston Arms pub of the year after landlord left job in marketing to save itA small pub in Hampshire saved from closure by the community four years ago has been named pub of the year,
Venezuela blocks off second bridge to Colombia as Guaidó flies to Brazil

Venezuela blocks off second bridge to Colombia as Guaidó flies to Brazil

Shipping containers positioned across Simón Bolívar bridgeGuaidó travels to Brazil to try to ramp up pressure on MaduroVenezuelan authorities have blockaded a second bridge to Colombia amid fresh
Last four refugee children leave Nauru for resettlement in US

Last four refugee children leave Nauru for resettlement in US

Move follows intense campaign by refugee advocates for all children sent to the island by the Australian government to be taken off The last four children living in Australian government-run offshore
Justin Trudeau refuses to resign over claims officials interfered in bribery prosecution

Justin Trudeau refuses to resign over claims officials interfered in bribery prosecution

Jody Wilson-Raybould: I was ‘barraged’ by senior officialsFormer justice minister testifies on Canadian bribery scandalPM says staff acted properlyCanadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has rejected
Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins

Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins

Boy and girl, now four, are only the second case of ‘sesquizygotic’ twins recordedA pair of twins have stunned researchers after it emerged that they are neither identical nor fraternal – but
Class action win opens door for remote communities to sue NT for housing neglect

Class action win opens door for remote communities to sue NT for housing neglect

Santa Teresa residents – one of whom had blocked toilet and leaking shower for 269 days – awarded compensationDozens of Aboriginal communities could sue the Northern Territory government for millions
Man charged with murder of missing student Joy Morgan

Man charged with murder of missing student Joy Morgan

Ajibola Shogbamimu, 40, from north London, is due to appear at Hatfield remand courtA man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Hertfordshire University student Joy
Vatican opens investigation that could lead to George Pell being defrocked

Vatican opens investigation that could lead to George Pell being defrocked

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will examine Pell’s case in the light of his conviction for child sexual assaultThe Vatican is opening its own investigation into accusations against
May avoids fresh Brexit defeat after climbdown on citizens' rights

May avoids fresh Brexit defeat after climbdown on citizens' rights

Costa amendment passed after its proposer is sacked, while Labour amendment failsThe government has bowed to MPs’ pressure over the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens and reaffirmed pledges to give the