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Bolivia crisis: Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts

Bolivia crisis: Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts

Bolivian officials have flown basic provisions into the capital, La Paz, amid reports of food and fuel shortages. The system, which officials want to roll out elsewhere, is a move to bypass road blockades erected by supporters of former President Evo...

BBC, Monday, 05:10
 
Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge

Top WA bureaucrat Paul Whyte in critical condition days after corruption charge

A senior bureaucrat accused of Western Australia’s biggest public sector theft is understood to be in a critical condition in hospital after an incident at his Perth home. Department of Communities assistant director-general of corporate operations,...

Guardian, Monday, 04:35
 
Trump chides Kim Jong-un for calling Joe Biden a 'rabid dog' that should be killed

Trump chides Kim Jong-un for calling Joe Biden a 'rabid dog' that should be killed

Donald Trump has come to the defence of one of his potential rivals for the presidency, telling North Korea its recent description of Joe Biden as a “rabid dog” that should be “beaten to death” was a little unfair. Trump’s criticism of Pyongyang –...

Guardian, Monday, 02:49
 
‘Plain cruel’: Vanuatu stops newspaper chief boarding plane home after China stories

‘Plain cruel’: Vanuatu stops newspaper chief boarding plane home after China stories

The media director of a Vanuatu newspaper whose visa renewal was refused this month has been barred from flying home to Vanuatu from Brisbane with his partner. Dan McGarry, who has lived in Vanuatu for 16 years, applied to have his work permit renewed...

Guardian, Monday, 02:34
 

Hong Kong protests: Police surround campus after night of violence

Police are surrounding a Hong Kong university campus after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside. Dozens of protesters tried to leave after sunrise but turned back as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Earlier, police...

BBC, Monday, 02:19
 
Hong Kong: protesters wary over elite troops clearing roadblocks

Hong Kong: protesters wary over elite troops clearing roadblocks

On Saturday afternoon, a few dozen Chinese soldiers jogged out of their barracks in triple file line, wearing shorts and matching army green T-shirts. They cheerily joined a group of residents, clearing away road blocks set up by anti-government...

Guardian, Monday, 01:19
 
The fight to get citizenship for descendants of German Jews

The fight to get citizenship for descendants of German Jews

A British lawyer is accusing the German government of violating the country's constitution by refusing to restore the citizenship of thousands of people descended from victims of the Nazis. He argues that the law began to be misapplied under the...

BBC, Monday, 01:07
 
Letter from Africa: The great train safari from Tanzania to Zambia

Letter from Africa: The great train safari from Tanzania to Zambia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe boards the Tazara express, fulfilling a long-cherished dream to travel along what is also called the "uhuru railway", meaning "freedom railway" in Swahili. On a...

BBC, Monday, 01:07
 
Ever tried revenge honey? It tastes good

Ever tried revenge honey? It tastes good

The landscape of northern Ethiopia has been transformed over the last three decades by a regreening project that has turned degraded land into forest. This has had a positive impact on water supplies, and on wildlife - including bees. We're walking...

BBC, Monday, 01:07
 
Bangladesh flies in planeloads of onions amid national outcry over shortage

Bangladesh flies in planeloads of onions amid national outcry over shortage

Bangladesh has been forced to import planeloads of onions as the price of the cooking staple soared to record highs, an official said, with even the prime minister chopping the bulb from her menu. The price of onions – a sensitive subject in south...

Guardian, Monday, 00:32
 
Paul Keating lambasts Australia's security agencies and 'pious' media for anti-China rhetoric

Paul Keating lambasts Australia's security agencies and 'pious' media for anti-China rhetoric

Paul Keating has warned Australia’s approach to China has been supplanted by the phobias of security agencies and the hysteria of “pious” and “do-gooder” journalists. In a typically excoriating speech, the former prime minister lambasted Australian...

Guardian, Monday, 00:32
 
Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use. The Labour-led Welsh government said the planned changes would be the biggest...

Guardian, Monday, 00:21
 
NSW and Qld bushfires: boys arrested after fire allegedly lit amid warning of 'bad days' ahead

NSW and Qld bushfires: boys arrested after fire allegedly lit amid warning of 'bad days' ahead

Three teenage boys have been arrested after a grassfire was allegedly lit in a south-west Sydney suburb, as scores of fires continued to burn across eastern Australia. The trio, two aged 15 and one aged 16, were detained on Sunday evening in the...

Guardian, Monday, 00:21
 
39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover

39 migrants detained after four boats stopped near Dover

A total of 39 people have been detained after four small boats were intercepted attempting to cross the English Channel. The boats were discovered near Dover early on Sunday morning, with officials first being alerted to a vessel carrying nine people...

Guardian, Sunday, 23:52
 
Israel Folau says bushfires and drought are God's punishment for same-sex marriage and abortion

Israel Folau says bushfires and drought are God's punishment for same-sex marriage and abortion

The sacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage. The former Wallaby claims that the bushfires that have devastated the country and left six Australians dead...

Guardian, Sunday, 23:32
 


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