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Statue of Liberty climber continues to protest despite facing federal prison

Statue of Liberty climber continues to protest despite facing federal prison

Patricia Okoumou, the protester who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July in an audacious protest against the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families, faces the prospect of federal prison when she goes on trial...

Guardian, Thursday, 06:12
 
Turkey high-speed train crashes in Ankara

Turkey high-speed train crashes in Ankara

A crash involving a Turkish high-speed train causes casualties in the capital Ankara, local media say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can...

BBC, Thursday, 05:28
 
The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

In 2002, a major report predicted an Aids catastrophe in India. The country would have 20-25m Aids cases by 2010. People were being infected at the rate of about 1,000 a day. Aids orphans numbered 2 million. This scourge would ravage families,...

Guardian, Thursday, 05:17
 
Religious freedom and LGBT kids: Coalition kicks can down the road with yet another review

Religious freedom and LGBT kids: Coalition kicks can down the road with yet another review

The Coalition’s response to the Ruddock review of religious freedom is … wait for it, another review. The Australian Law Reform Commission will take a look at five of the most contentious Ruddock recommendations, because it’s just too politically...

Guardian, Thursday, 05:17
 
Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Just weeks after making the closest ever flyby of the Sun, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is sending back its data. Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing out from the star. The bright dot is actually...

BBC, Thursday, 05:03
 
North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other's territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the border...

BBC, Thursday, 04:52
 
Two new chemical plants under consideration near WA's Burrup rock art

Two new chemical plants under consideration near WA's Burrup rock art

Regulators in Western Australia are considering proposals for two new chemical plants on the Burrup peninsula that would increase air pollution near the world’s largest collection of rock art. The news comes three months after the WA government...

Guardian, Thursday, 04:37
 
Michael Spavor: Second Canadian 'missing' in China

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian 'missing' in China

Canada's foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China. Michael Spavor, a businessman based in Dandong near the North Korean border, had contacted Canadian officials this week...

BBC, Thursday, 04:09
 
Backdown over axing of NDIS funding to life-threatening condition

Backdown over axing of NDIS funding to life-threatening condition

The federal government has backed down over controversial changes to the national disability insurance scheme that pulled funding for swallowing therapy from people living with life-threatening dysphagia. Guardian Australia last week revealed that...

Guardian, Thursday, 04:05
 
Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

An Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days on hunger strike, his family says. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri had been accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other offences. He was...

BBC, Thursday, 03:10
 
Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows

Australia’s carbon emissions are again the highest on record, according to new data from the emissions-tracking organisation Ndevr Environmental. Ndevr replicates the federal government’s national greenhouse gas inventory (NGGI) quarterly reports but...

Guardian, Thursday, 02:56
 
Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault

Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault

Gilbert Rozon, the founder of Canadian comedy festival Just For Laughs, has been charged with rape and indecent assault. Quebec’s director of criminal prosecutions announced the charges on Wednesday, which relate to incidents that are alleged to have...

Guardian, Thursday, 02:42
 
Queensland warned Tropical Cyclone Owen could become a destructive category four

Queensland warned Tropical Cyclone Owen could become a destructive category four

A severe cyclone expected to hit Queensland on Friday could also spark flooding and landslides in other parts of the state. Queensland is still recovering from its recent bushfire crisis but is once again on emergency footing as Cyclone Owen builds in...

Guardian, Thursday, 02:25
 
'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”. Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:55
 
Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit

Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit

Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Moments after...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:28
 


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