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Scott Morrison fails to persuade states to lower migration rate at Coag

Scott Morrison fails to persuade states to lower migration rate at Coag

Population growth dominated Scott Morrison’s first meeting with state and territory leaders, causing smiles around the Council of Australian Governments (Coag) table but not in the way the prime minister might have imagined. Morrison went into his...

Guardian, 3 min. ago
 
Australian prisoner gave birth alone in 'degrading' cell incident

Australian prisoner gave birth alone in 'degrading' cell incident

A woman in Australia was forced to give birth alone in a locked prison cell in a "degrading and high risk" incident, a report has found. The woman, identified only as Amy, had told staff two hours earlier that she believed she might be in...

BBC, 11 min. ago
 
Wedding Cake Rock: new fence will stop visitors climbing 'unsafe' Instagram attraction

Wedding Cake Rock: new fence will stop visitors climbing 'unsafe' Instagram attraction

An Australian national park is building a new fence to stop visitors climbing on to an Instagram-famous yet dangerous rock – but critics say it will not keep anyone away. Wedding Cake Rock – a white, cake-shaped cliff in New South Wales’ Royal...

Guardian, 31 min. ago
 
Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, 29, known to authorities as a...

BBC, 36 min. ago
 
Woman gave birth alone in Perth prison cell in 'degrading' conditions, report finds

Woman gave birth alone in Perth prison cell in 'degrading' conditions, report finds

An inmate gave birth alone in her unsterile West Australian prison cell in circumstances the prison’s inspector has described as “distressing, degrading and high risk”. The woman indicated to staff at Bandyup women’s prison just over two hours before...

Guardian, 50 min. ago
 
Olga Edwards, Sydney woman whose ex-husband murdered her children, found dead

Olga Edwards, Sydney woman whose ex-husband murdered her children, found dead

Olga Edwards, the Sydney woman whose two children were killed by her estranged husband John Edwards, has been found dead in her home on Wednesday. The 37-year-old solicitor was found by police in West Pennant Hills after they visited to check on her...

Guardian, today, 06:44
 
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey responds to criticism over 'amazing' Myanmar tour

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey responds to criticism over 'amazing' Myanmar tour

Twitter’s chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey has responded to an avalanche of criticism for tweets promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination, stating that he did not intent to diminish the “the human rights atrocities and suffering” in the...

Guardian, today, 06:29
 
Dag Hammarskjöld crash inquiry: UK and South Africa criticised for not cooperating

Dag Hammarskjöld crash inquiry: UK and South Africa criticised for not cooperating

A UN investigator looking into new evidence on the death of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a 1961 plane crash has criticised the UK and South Africa for their lack of cooperation. In a progress report on his investigation, Mohamed Chande...

Guardian, today, 06:17
 
Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

A technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, the BBC has learned. The Jedi project, a huge cyber-cloud which could ultimately store nuclear...

BBC, today, 06:11
 
Father of Kathleen Folbigg's children refuses to provide DNA to inquiry

Father of Kathleen Folbigg's children refuses to provide DNA to inquiry

The father of Kathleen Folbigg’s dead children is refusing to provide DNA evidence to an inquiry that will examine New South Wales’s worst case of serial filicide. Volumes of medical and forensic evidence are being gathered before the 2019 inquiry...

Guardian, today, 05:46
 
Jay Hughes stabbing: teenager charged with murder

Jay Hughes stabbing: teenager charged with murder

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jay Hughes in London. The Metropolitan police said the 17-year-old accused from Penge, south-east London, was arrested on Monday evening. He cannot be named for legal reasons. He was...

Guardian, today, 05:33
 
Disgruntled Westpac shareholders vote down executive pay over bonuses

Disgruntled Westpac shareholders vote down executive pay over bonuses

Westpac shareholders have handed the bank a first strike on executive pay in protest over bonus cuts they say did not go far enough. The bank’s chairman, Lindsay Maxsted, told shareholders on Wednesday that more than half the votes cast ahead of the...

Guardian, today, 04:47
 
Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

A sexism row engulfing Japan’s medical schools has deepened after two more universities admitted discriminating against female applicants, months after it was revealed that Tokyo Medical University had manipulated exam scores to favour male...

Guardian, today, 03:51
 

The strange jewellery stealing prank that has gone viral in China

A woman enters a jewellery store, asks to be shown a necklace from the cabinet, puts it around her neck and then sprints for the door. Panicked, the shop assistant leaps over the counter and runs after her, only to stop, embarrassed, when the woman...

Guardian, today, 03:02
 
Chaos and the chocolate factory as leak smothers German street

Chaos and the chocolate factory as leak smothers German street

A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of Willy Wonka when a tonne of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified on the pavement. The German newspaper Soester Anzeiger reported that a “small technical defect” involving a storage...

Guardian, today, 02:43
 


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