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Ruffled feathers: feral peacocks split community in Canada

Ruffled feathers: feral peacocks split community in Canada

Tensions have come to a head over the fate of dozens of wild peacocks that have taken up residence on a city streetFor a decade, a group of feral peacocks have divided the community of Sullivan
Indian police arrest 14 after teenage girl raped and burned to death

Indian police arrest 14 after teenage girl raped and burned to death

Suspects accused of attacking victim after abducting her while family were away at weddingA 16-year-old girl has been kidnapped and gang raped, then burned to death when her family tried to seek
Welsh police wrongly identify thousands as potential criminals

Welsh police wrongly identify thousands as potential criminals

South Wales force defends use of facial recognition technology at 2017 Champions League final A police force has defended its use of facial recognition technology after it was revealed that more than
'Guns down, paintballs up': the US trend for settling feuds with paintball wars

'Guns down, paintballs up': the US trend for settling feuds with paintball wars

A rapper’s call to resolve conflict with paintball wars is being hailed as a way to tackle gun violence. But some have turned deadly In videos pouring on to social media from cities across the US,
Lebanon election likely to reaffirm status quo in country riven by dysfunction

Lebanon election likely to reaffirm status quo in country riven by dysfunction

Law change was meant to make room for political plurality but old traditions of patronage are hard to break downNine years and two collapsed governments since the last election, Lebanon goes to the
'Great power competition': Nato announces Atlantic command to counter Russia

'Great power competition': Nato announces Atlantic command to counter Russia

US to reactivate its Second Fleet and host new naval command in Norfolk, Virginia, amid rising tensions with MoscowAmid rising tensions with Russia, the Pentagon has announced the official launch of a
NT camp water still contaminated two weeks after alert

NT camp water still contaminated two weeks after alert

Indigenous residents in Garawa 2 community told to avoid drinking water until source of lead and manganese detectedA Northern Territory community is still unable to drink water from the town’s supply
Israel pulls out of race for seat on UN security council

Israel pulls out of race for seat on UN security council

Three-way contest averted, meaning Germany and Belgium will likely take thetwo available positions on UN’s most powerful bodyFacing an uphill struggle in an election next month, Israel has announced
The 'hostile environment' made me feel like an alien: Windrush victim – video

The 'hostile environment' made me feel like an alien: Windrush victim – video

Paulette Wilson and her daughter Natalie Barnes speak about how the Home Office's policy affected them after Paulette, who moved to the UK from Jamaica in 1968 when she was 10 and has never left, was
George Bush the elder released from hospital

George Bush the elder released from hospital

Doctors say 41st US president able to go home after treatment for blood infection that struck a day after wife Barbara’s funeralThe former US president George HW Bush has been allowed home after
Time for change: North Korea moves clocks forward to keep up with South

Time for change: North Korea moves clocks forward to keep up with South

Single timezone is ‘first practical step’ to speed up process of the countries ‘becoming one’, says Kim Jong-un’s regimeNorth Korea readjusted its time zone to match South Korea’s on Saturday and
Strong case to boost Newstart but politicians are up to their old games | Katharine Murphy

Strong case to boost Newstart but politicians are up to their old games | Katharine Murphy

With the budget around the corner, and then an election ahead, it’s all about short-term imperativesSign up to receive the latest Australian opinion pieces every weekdayLet’s be clear about what the
'They don't belong': police called on Native American teens on college tour

'They don't belong': police called on Native American teens on college tour

A mother on the tour told authorities the young men were ‘creepy’ and ‘really stand out’, causing them to miss the rest of the eventA mother on a Colorado college tour called the police on two Native
Greyhound Racing NSW board member charged over unauthorised export of dog

Greyhound Racing NSW board member charged over unauthorised export of dog

Michael Eberand and three others accused of facilitating the export of Wandering Mija to Dubai without the required greyhound passportSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon
Trump administration ends 57,000 Hondurans' special immigration status

Trump administration ends 57,000 Hondurans' special immigration status

Temporary protected status began in 1999 after Hurricane MitchHonduras follows Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti and El SalvadorThe Trump administration said on Friday that it was ending special
Former MP sues Met over Westminster child sex abuse investigation

Former MP sues Met over Westminster child sex abuse investigation

A damages claim totalling more than £1m also launched against source of disproved allegationsA former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is suing the Metropolitan police and the man who sparked the
Trump's NRA speech: Kanye West, North Korea and London's 'war zone' – video

Trump's NRA speech: Kanye West, North Korea and London's 'war zone' – video

Donald Trump delivered a wideranging speech to the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Dallas on Friday. Urging Republicans to vote in the midterms, the president told the cheering crowd that
California's economy passes UK's to become world's fifth biggest

California's economy passes UK's to become world's fifth biggest

Aided by tech, entertainment and agriculture, state’s GDP rose between 2016 and 2017, while UK’s has fallen since 2014California’s economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the
Donald Trump says London hospital is like ‘war zone’ because of knife crime

Donald Trump says London hospital is like ‘war zone’ because of knife crime

At NRA event, Trump defends gun ownership by referring to ‘blood all over the floors’ at unnamed London hospitalUPDATE: Trump knife crime comments ridiculous, says London surgeon Donald Trump on
Junot Díaz withdraws from Sydney Writers' festival following sexual harassment allegations

Junot Díaz withdraws from Sydney Writers' festival following sexual harassment allegations

The Pulitzer prize-winning author was accused of sexual misconduct by author Zinzi Clemmons after revealing last month he had been raped as a childThe Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Díaz has