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Canada failing to grasp scale of social media 'bot' use in politics, report finds

Canada failing to grasp scale of social media 'bot' use in politics, report finds

Automated Twitter political accounts detected as far back as 2012Suspicious accounts intervened in March party leadership electionCanada has failed to meaningfully consider the extent that social
AfD deputy apologises for Münster van attack tweet

AfD deputy apologises for Münster van attack tweet

Beatrix von Storch of far-right party ‘made mistake’ in blaming attack on Islamist extremistsA deputy leader of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland has apologised for falsely blaming a
French police accused of falsifying migrant children's birth dates

French police accused of falsifying migrant children's birth dates

Charities accuse border officials of trying to pass minors off as adults to return them to ItalySeven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant
States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined

States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined

Queensland and Victoria hedge bets about national energy guarantee, saying they won’t compromise on keeping strong renewables targets The Queensland and Victorian governments are hedging their bets
Alarm over cuts to Hague-Jolie plan to end sexual violence in war

Alarm over cuts to Hague-Jolie plan to end sexual violence in war

Scheme launched by William Hague and Angelina Jolie faces ‘litmus test’ as scrutiny falls on British response to rape of Rohingya womenThe Foreign Office has been accused of neglecting its pledge to
Hobart's 'museum of sex and death' to help design Australia's first dementia village

Hobart's 'museum of sex and death' to help design Australia's first dementia village

Tasmania’s experimental Mona gallery is collaborating on the design of Korongee: a care village with dementia-friendly homes and businessesDavid Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona),
Kevin Spacey being investigated in LA over sexual assault claims

Kevin Spacey being investigated in LA over sexual assault claims

California investigation adds to three already active against the Oscar-winning actor in LondonProsecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing sexual assault allegations against the actor Kevin Spacey, it
Sweden charges Tibetan resident with spying on fellow exiles for China

Sweden charges Tibetan resident with spying on fellow exiles for China

Charge escalates row between the two countries following China’s detention of Swedish bookseller Gui MinhaiSweden has charged a 49-year-old Tibetan man living in the country for spying on his fellow
Could allowing dogs on trains help ease Sydney's car crisis?

Could allowing dogs on trains help ease Sydney's car crisis?

As the city struggles to reduce traffic, a strict no-dog public transport policy forces owners into cars, causing 2.4m journeys a week. Time for a rethink? Sydney loves to boast of its cafe culture,
Otobong Nkanga explores Africa's relationship with the west – in pictures

Otobong Nkanga explores Africa's relationship with the west – in pictures

The Nigerian-born, Belgium-based artist’s first North American exhibition looks at the relationship between Africa and the western world, focusing on the mining of natural resources. To Dig a Hole
Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not wasting food, shoppers told

Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not wasting food, shoppers told

World Food Programme teams up with creative agency to encourage public to create meals from food that would otherwise go to wasteConsumers are being urged to use their imagination and create recipes
Avalanche sends rescue workers fleeing in Tignes, France – video

Avalanche sends rescue workers fleeing in Tignes, France – video

People scramble to get out of the way as an avalanche hits a road in Tignes, a ski resort town near the Italian border. It crashes over mountain tunnels and onwards down the valley but no casualties
Robert Mueller: 300,000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

Robert Mueller: 300,000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

More than 800 ‘emergency’ rallies around the country prepared Protests also triggered if Trump replaces deputy attorney generalMore than 300,000 people have pledged to attend “rapid response” protests
The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit

The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit

After plastic waste contributed to deadly floods in Recife, one neighbourhood took action. Now people can earn a living by cleaning up the river in a scheme being imitated around the worldMaria das
'My hair turned white': report lifts lid on China's forced confessions

'My hair turned white': report lifts lid on China's forced confessions

Those coerced into confessing are dressed by police, handed a script and given directions on how to deliver linesChina must stop airing forced confessions from human rights activists, a campaign group
Turnbull says ministers, not cabinet, discussed migration numbers

Turnbull says ministers, not cabinet, discussed migration numbers

Prime minister explains difference between his and Peter Dutton’s responses on immigration intakeMalcolm Turnbull has attempted to clean up a public difference of opinion between himself and Peter

White House struggles to explain Trump's Russia missile tweet – video

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is grilled by the US media on just what Donald Trump means by his tweet on the Syria crisis telling Russia that the missiles 'will be coming'. She
'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport

'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport

Hassan al-Kontar fears arrest for refusing a military call-up and now survives on airline meals of rice and chicken A Syrian man has spent more than a month living in a corner of a Malaysian airport –
New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being
New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

New safeguards for British holidaymakers who book online

EU travel rules will give internet deals the same levels of financial cover as traditional packagesBritish holidaymakers will benefit from greater protection when booking online under new EU rules