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'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

Zainab Fayez, the sole woman in Kandahar’s attorney-general’s office, wants greater equality in the Afghan justice systemZainab Fayez, the only woman serving as a prosecutor in Afghanistan’s southern
Wednesday briefing: Leaver Tories hand ‘ransom note’ to May

Wednesday briefing: Leaver Tories hand ‘ransom note’ to May

Backbenchers’ letter lists hard Brexit demands … heavy drinkers risk age-related mental decline … and the warning signs of ‘burnout’Hello, I’m Warren Murray and here’s your news on toast. Continue
Images capture orange dust storm that swallowed an Australian town

Images capture orange dust storm that swallowed an Australian town

Charleville is no stranger to dust storms, but residents say the thick, bright orange layer left behind is novelA striking cloud of thick red dust has covered the small town of Charleville in rural
Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President
Westminster is using Brexit to put devolution at risk. Scotland will not stand for it | John Swinney and Michael Russell

Westminster is using Brexit to put devolution at risk. Scotland will not stand for it | John Swinney and Michael Russell

The EU withdrawal bill contains a power grab of critical devolved areas such as fishing and farming – and even aspects of our independent justice system • John Swinney is Scotland’s deputy first
Al-Shabaab plundering starving Somali villages of cash and children

Al-Shabaab plundering starving Somali villages of cash and children

Defectors reveal crippling extortion by Islamist terror group and ‘brainwashing’ of boys, as it suffers apparent crisis of moraleAl-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving
Trump in Twitter spat with woman who accused him of sexual harassment

Trump in Twitter spat with woman who accused him of sexual harassment

Rachel Crooks has urged US president to release security footage of an encounter she says they had in Trump Tower in 2006The US president has engaged in a Twitter fight with a woman who has accused
A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

If you don’t like bananas then read no more – if you do then today is a day of joyFirst there were avocados with no stones; now we have bananas with edible skin. A Japanese farm uses what it calls the
Australians unswayed by royal engagement as support for monarchy hits record low

Australians unswayed by royal engagement as support for monarchy hits record low

Survey finds 52% of Australians want a republic and only 22% prefer the monarchy, with appetite lowest among the youngThe engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has not turned young Australians
Welfare services were notified about NT toddler who was allegedly raped

Welfare services were notified about NT toddler who was allegedly raped

Family members say Territory Families never acted upon information provided about the two-year-old girlFamily members of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by an adult man have said Northern
North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights recordNorth Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US
Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers denied access to more accusers' medical records

Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers denied access to more accusers' medical records

Magistrate denies request for confidentiality reasons as Pell’s legal team prepares defence against historical sexual offence chargesCardinal George Pell’s lawyers have been denied access to further
Aide to Florida lawmaker fired after suggesting shooting survivors are actors

Aide to Florida lawmaker fired after suggesting shooting survivors are actors

Benjamin Kelly, an aide to state representative Shawn Harrison, repeated a conspiracy theory often used after mass shootingsAn aide to a Florida lawmaker was fired after falsely suggesting that
All in on renewable energy: Jay Weatherill to ramp up SA target to 75%

All in on renewable energy: Jay Weatherill to ramp up SA target to 75%

South Australian premier also promises country’s first renewable energy storage target in a ‘rejection of the federal government’s approach’The South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, has gone all
FactCheck: are 5,000 jobs at risk if pokies are banned in Tasmania?

FactCheck: are 5,000 jobs at risk if pokies are banned in Tasmania?

In a policy document for the upcoming election, the Liberals cite ‘gaming industry’ job-loss estimates. How correct are they?The gaming industry estimates that around 5,000 jobs are at risk if
Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwavesMajor British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more
Trump orders 'bump stock' ban but indicates no stronger action on gun control

Trump orders 'bump stock' ban but indicates no stronger action on gun control

The announcement falls far short of demands from students who survived the Florida massacre and are pushing for a ban on assault riflesHow will gun control be discussed at a conference of
Factional infighting erupts in NSW Greens over Lee Rhiannon claims

Factional infighting erupts in NSW Greens over Lee Rhiannon claims

Jeremy Buckingham, a state Greens MP, faces disciplinary complaint over criticism of senator on ABC Four CornersThe New South Wales Greens are in the grip of factional infighting as Senator Lee
Utøya July 22 review - recreation of Norway mass killing is a gut-wrenching ordeal

Utøya July 22 review - recreation of Norway mass killing is a gut-wrenching ordeal

The horrific events that saw 69 teenagers die at the hands of a rightwing terrorist has been turned into a brutal single-take drama from the victims’ perspectiveErik Poppe’s Utøya July 22 is a
How rightwing media is already attacking Florida teens speaking out

How rightwing media is already attacking Florida teens speaking out

As students rise up to demand gun control the right aims to take them down, along with anyone who offers them supportAfter Parkland’s mass shooting, the wind seems to have changed. Students are