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Cyclone Oma: Queensland set to be pounded by 90km/h winds and six-metre waves

Cyclone Oma: Queensland set to be pounded by 90km/h winds and six-metre waves

Up to 300mm of rain could fall daily until storm makes landfall at the weekendPolice are warning people in southern Queensland to stay out of the surf as Cyclone Oma brings damaging winds, hazardous
Man arrested over racist graffiti in Salford

Man arrested over racist graffiti in Salford

Jackson Yamba, whose 10-year-old son David discovered the slogan, welcomes news of arrestA man has been arrested on suspicion of spraying racist graffiti at the home of a 10-year-old boy and his
Green MEPs held after anti-nuclear protest at Belgian military base

Green MEPs held after anti-nuclear protest at Belgian military base

UK’s Molly Scott Cato among those held after action over stockpiling of US nuclear bombs Three Green MEPs – including one from the UK – have been arrested after breaking into a Belgian military
Asic boss James Shipton faces questions over former Goldman Sachs role and 1MDB scandal

Asic boss James Shipton faces questions over former Goldman Sachs role and 1MDB scandal

Australia’s top corporate regulator worked at bank when it handled bond deals that raised $6.5bn for Malaysian fundAustralia’s top corporate regulator is facing questions in parliament about his role
Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan 'due to unchecked borders'

Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan 'due to unchecked borders'

Campaigners say resurgence of deadly virus threatens despite huge successes of vaccination driveThe unmonitored movement of people across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan threatens efforts
'I'm panicking': Seoul prepares to rip out its manufacturing heart

'I'm panicking': Seoul prepares to rip out its manufacturing heart

The next 15 megacities #15: The fast-growing South Korean capital is about to wipe out Euljiro, a neighbourhood home to 10,000 shops and 50,000 tradespeople that was integral to the country’s postwar
Sydney nanny accused of role in Pinochet-era kidnappings

Sydney nanny accused of role in Pinochet-era kidnappings

Adriana Rivas faced an extradition hearing over charges she helped kidnap seven people in Chile in the 70sA woman who works as a part-time nanny in Sydney has appeared in court after being accused of
'In pain all the time': will there ever be a cure for chronic, life-changing UTIs?

'In pain all the time': will there ever be a cure for chronic, life-changing UTIs?

Urinary tract infections are painful - but usually short lived. For thousands of women and children though, the problem can last years. Is relief in sight? Poppy was travelling the world when it
My grandfather was a Nazi. I’ve seen why we need the EU | Matthias Bergmann

My grandfather was a Nazi. I’ve seen why we need the EU | Matthias Bergmann

Since world war two, there have been three generations of Germans living in peace. That peace is taken for grantedUntil his death in the early 1990s, my grandad was a committed Nazi. Most of his elder
European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population

European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population

Research shows loss in yields could be offset by reorienting diets away from grain-fed meat Europe would still be able to feed its growing population even if it switched entirely to environmentally
Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Plastic is everywhere, and it’s not going anywhere – potentially posing serious risks to our health. A crew of scientists and activists is conducting a hands-on investigationWhen I arrive at the
Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century,
Police scale back search for British and French tourists missing from NSW beach

Police scale back search for British and French tourists missing from NSW beach

Police scale back air and sea search for Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux whose belongings were found on a beach in state’s northPolice are scaling back the search for two British and French tourists
New Zealand university students offered free drug-testing in 'harm-prevention' first

New Zealand university students offered free drug-testing in 'harm-prevention' first

Students’ association in Otago will help check pills during orientation weekStudents at a New Zealand university will become the first in the country to get free drug testing during “orientation week”
No guarantee Australian weapons aren't used in Yemen conflict, government says

No guarantee Australian weapons aren't used in Yemen conflict, government says

Defence department face grilling over export of 500 taxpayer-subsidised remote weapons systems to Saudi ArabiaThe Australian defence department can’t guarantee that Canberra-made remote weapons
'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

Kingston, an Akita, jumped out of the Ballejos family’s truck as they escaped the town of ParadiseA dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled
Malaysian hitman faces deportation from Australia after losing asylum appeal

Malaysian hitman faces deportation from Australia after losing asylum appeal

Sirul Azhar Umar, convicted of murder in Altantuya case, will be sent home if Malaysia abolishes death penaltyA bodyguard to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has had his claim for asylum
China's Forbidden City lights up for lunar new year show – in pictures

China's Forbidden City lights up for lunar new year show – in pictures

For the first time in its history, Beijing’s famous landmark is bathed in light as part of the Lantern festival marking the end of the lunar new year celebrations Continue reading...
South Korea nixes diversity rules after saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

South Korea nixes diversity rules after saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

Guidelines to address promotion of unrealistic beauty standards withdrawn in state censorship rowGovernment guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea’s K-pop world have been
New Zealand former PM denies writing glowing pro-China piece for Beijing paper

New Zealand former PM denies writing glowing pro-China piece for Beijing paper

Jenny Shipley says she would never think of writing such a piece for People’s Daily amid current tensionsThe former New Zealand prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley has denied writing a controversial