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Japan had 20,000 applications for asylum in 2017. It accepted 20

Japan had 20,000 applications for asylum in 2017. It accepted 20

Just 0.1% of asylum seekers won the right to remain, as campaigners say ‘door has been closed’ to those in needJapan accepted just 20 asylum seekers last year – despite a record 19,628 applications –
What Joyce said about Turnbull, the Coalition and his leadership – full transcript

What Joyce said about Turnbull, the Coalition and his leadership – full transcript

This is the full text of deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce’s speech • Barnaby Joyce throws Coalition into crisis over Turnbull’s ‘inept and damaging’ comments I would like to start with the
Victims of Florida school shooting remembered at vigil – in pictures

Victims of Florida school shooting remembered at vigil – in pictures

Hundreds gathered on Thursday for a prayer vigil at Parkridge church, in Parkland, Florida, after a school shooting in which 17 people were killed. Suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested more than an

Barnaby Joyce calls Malcolm Turnbull's comments 'inept' - video

Barnaby Joyce has labelled the prime minister’s comments as ‘inept’ and ‘unnecessary’. Continue reading...
Dreamers stuck in limbo as Senate rejects four immigration plans

Dreamers stuck in limbo as Senate rejects four immigration plans

Defeat of separate proposals suggests there may be no permanent solution soon for young undocumented immigrants The Senate left hundreds of thousands of Dreamers in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival
Fugitive convicted of Peter Blake's death re-captured after 16 years

Fugitive convicted of Peter Blake's death re-captured after 16 years

José Irandir Cardoso was one of six convicted over killing of leading sailor in Brazil in 2001Brazilian police on a remote Amazon river island have arrested a man involved in the murder of
Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days

Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days

No other developed nation comes close to the rate of US gun violence. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.Data from the Gun Violence Archive reveals there is a mass
#MeToo movement must not turn into 'trial by Twitter', Q&A special hears

#MeToo movement must not turn into 'trial by Twitter', Q&A special hears

Panellists say it’s sad Charles Waterstreet did not appear on program and call for voices not to be excludedIt was sad that Charles Waterstreet was pressured to pull out of the special edition of
Judge orders Florida shooting suspect to be held in jail without bond – video

Judge orders Florida shooting suspect to be held in jail without bond – video

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has appeared in court charged with murder of 17 people and will be held in jail without bond, a Broward County judge has ordered. The ex-student walked into the Marjory Stoneman
Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent star fired over sexual harassment claims

Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent star fired over sexual harassment claims

After an investigation, which the lead star of the Amazon comedy-drama called ‘deeply flawed’, the Emmy winner will not return for future seasonsJeffrey Tambor has been dropped from the Emmy-winning
Morning mail: sex ban in parliament after Joyce affair

Morning mail: sex ban in parliament after Joyce affair

Friday: Turnbull bans sexual relations between staff and ministers after Joyce’s ‘shocking error of judgement’. Plus: Florida school gunman chargedGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Sinn Féin claims papers prove power-sharing deal was struck

Sinn Féin claims papers prove power-sharing deal was struck

Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, rejects claim her party scuppered a Northern Ireland settlementSinn Féin has released documents which the party claimed proved that an agreement had been struck on
Airbus incurs €1.3bn charge for delay in delivering military transport planes

Airbus incurs €1.3bn charge for delay in delivering military transport planes

Aerospace and defence firm delivers profit despite losses on military aircraft project Airbus has taken a new €1.3bn (£1.1bn) charge on its troubled A400M military aircraft programme – taking its
Cleaning products a big source of urban air pollution, say scientists

Cleaning products a big source of urban air pollution, say scientists

Research shows paints, perfumes, sprays and other synthetic items contribute to high levels of ‘volatile organic compounds’ in airHousehold cleaners, paints and perfumes have become substantial
DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchersConcerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY
Salvadoran woman jailed over stillbirth freed after 11 years

Salvadoran woman jailed over stillbirth freed after 11 years

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez’s 30-year sentence under country’s total ban on abortions is commutedA woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated murder after having a stillbirth has been freed
Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules

Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules

Federal appeals court calls ban ‘unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam’ as case makes its way to supreme court Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim
South African MPs celebrate as Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in - video

South African MPs celebrate as Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in - video

Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as president of South Africa and, in a thinly veiled reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma, vowed to fight corruption. Ramaphosa was sworn
US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

Washington to spend billions upgrading cold-war-era B61 bombsNTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liabilityThe US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned
Finland’s egalitarian Eden has a dark side | Letters

Finland’s egalitarian Eden has a dark side | Letters

Robert Lee and Julian Wells say Finnish history is far from perfect, while Mary Fawcett says the country should be proud of its education system and David Rainbird says it is right to not squander its