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Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Pupils at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school criticise ‘divisive’ president amid plans for national walkout in support of gun controlsStudents who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have
Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

President Adama Barrow announces that he wants to abolish executions in his countryGambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the
Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Club of French-speaking countries needs total overhaul, says novelist Alain MabanckouAlain Mabanckou, the acclaimed Congolese writer, has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s project to boost French speaking
Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Slovakian court dismisses Andrej Babiš claim he was wrongly identified as a former agentOnly the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman’s horizon as he signed up as
SA Best gambling policy 'deal-maker and deal-breaker', Nick Xenophon says

SA Best gambling policy 'deal-maker and deal-breaker', Nick Xenophon says

Package includes cutting poker machine numbers from 12,100 to 8,100 by 2023Support for SA Best’s gambling reform package will be “both a deal-maker and a deal-breaker” should the party win the balance
Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade

Jacinda Ardern becomes first New Zealand PM to march in gay pride parade

Prime minister joined a crowd of 25,000 in Auckland and called for more support for LGBTI people with mental health problemsJacinda Ardern has become the first New Zealand prime minister to walk in

'Sorcery' attacks in Papua New Guinea's highlands – in pictures

Sanguma is a Papua New Guinean word meaning black magic or sorcery. If something unwanted occurs in a village, people, most commonly women, are often accused of committing black magic, or of being a
Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

Former PM links ‘rate of immigration’ to ‘stagnant wages, unaffordable housing, clogged infrastructure’ Tony Abbott has seized on Peter Dutton’s claim that Australia needs to cut its migration intake

Stars turn out in black in solidarity with Time's Up movement at Baftas - video

The Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and bullying dominated the night at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. Actress Joanna Lumley opened with a monologue, praising the 'determination to
Brazilian football match abandoned after mass brawl and nine red cards

Brazilian football match abandoned after mass brawl and nine red cards

Derby between Vitoria and Bahia called off after a punch-up between players from both sidesA Brazilian football match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday after
Nationals' Michael McCormack dodges question on his support for Barnaby Joyce

Nationals' Michael McCormack dodges question on his support for Barnaby Joyce

McCormack is considered most likely person to command majority support if Joyce quits or faces challengeNationals MP Michael McCormack has dodged questions about whether he supports Barnaby Joyce
Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister – I know, I am her son

Benazir Bhutto showed you can be a mother and prime minister – I know, I am her son

After Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, some questioned how she would cope. They should look at Pakistan’s late leader The news about Jacinda Ardern struck a nerve with my sisters and I. It is
Rapid fire rifle device on special offer in salute to Donald Trump

Rapid fire rifle device on special offer in salute to Donald Trump

‘Bump stock’ used by Las Vegas shooter in promotional tie in with presidential campaign sloganThere is a Presidents’ Day sale on bump stocks, the device the Las Vegas shooter put on his rifles. Slide
Turnbull denounces George Christensen over threatening gun photo

Turnbull denounces George Christensen over threatening gun photo

AFP investigates Facebook post showing gun-wielding MP criticising ‘greenie’ rivals as Sarah Hanson-Young says photo prompted death threats against herMalcolm Turnbull has blasted George Christensen
Barnaby Joyce should quit, according to majority of voters in Newspoll

Barnaby Joyce should quit, according to majority of voters in Newspoll

Survey finds 65% think deputy PM should step down as Nationals leaderA majority of voters think Barnaby Joyce should vacate the leadership of the Nationals after a week of ceaseless controversy about
'Do not test Israel's resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran  – video

'Do not test Israel's resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran – video

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has sent a warning to the 'tyrants of Tehran' while holding up a piece of what he claimed to be an Iranian drone that had been brought down by Israeli
Morning mail: Trump criticises FBI over Florida shooting

Morning mail: Trump criticises FBI over Florida shooting

Monday: US president says agency missed ‘many signals’ because it was ‘spending too much time’ on Russia. Plus: industry given green light to polluteGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing
Father and 11-year-old daughter killed in French Alps avalanche

Father and 11-year-old daughter killed in French Alps avalanche

Pair from Paris region had been skiing at Val d’Isère resort in area closed because of avalanche riskA father and his 11-year-old daughter were killed when an avalanche swept them away while they were
Orbán claims Hungary is last bastion against 'Islamisation' of Europe

Orbán claims Hungary is last bastion against 'Islamisation' of Europe

PM steps up populist rhetoric in annual state of the nation speech ahead of April electionsThe prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, has ramped up his populist rhetoric ahead of April elections to
Woman and toddler killed as car collides with lorry near Rugby

Woman and toddler killed as car collides with lorry near Rugby

Man and six-year-old girl from same vehicle taken to hospital after crash in WarwickshireA 31-year-old woman and a two-year-old boy have died after the car they were travelling in was involved in a