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Scott Morrison says people smugglers will ‘have a crack’ if Labor is elected

Scott Morrison says people smugglers will ‘have a crack’ if Labor is elected

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has sent out a fresh message on border security, saying “people smugglers know they won’t get through me and Peter Dutton” but would “have a crack” if Bill Shorten became prime minister. Morrison said the government...

Guardian, Saturday, 05:01
 
Robert Doyle accuser blasts delay in releasing report after former mayor drops legal action

Robert Doyle accuser blasts delay in releasing report after former mayor drops legal action

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by the former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle has criticised the City of Melbourne for failing to make its full investigation public, despite Doyle withdrawing legal action on Friday. In March, the council...

Guardian, Saturday, 03:44
 
Nigeria postpones election just hours before polls due to open

Nigeria postpones election just hours before polls due to open

Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to 23 February, the chairman of the country’s electoral commission said just hours before the vote was due to take place. The Independent National Electoral...

Guardian, Saturday, 02:52
 
Roger Stone: judge issues gag order on Trump confidant in criminal case

Roger Stone: judge issues gag order on Trump confidant in criminal case

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what the longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia investigation. But the US district judge, Amy...

Guardian, Saturday, 02:52
 
Nigeria elections postponed for a week

Nigeria elections postponed for a week

Nigeria's electoral watchdog has delayed the country's presidential and parliamentary elections for a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement just hours before the polls were due to open. This breaking news story is...

BBC, Saturday, 02:01
 
Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

South African homes, offices and businesses have endured a week of daily power cuts, designed to prevent a total collapse of the overstretched electricity grid. The use of scheduled blackouts, or load shedding, is not new in the country - but the...

BBC, Saturday, 01:29
 
Call to ban killer robots in wars

Call to ban killer robots in wars

A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people. Ethics experts also argue that it is a...

BBC, Saturday, 01:17
 
Paul Manafort should be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison, Mueller says

Paul Manafort should be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison, Mueller says

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, should be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison, the special counsel Robert Mueller said on Friday. Lawyers for the special counsel recommended Manafort should face 235 to 292 months, or between...

Guardian, Saturday, 01:16
 
Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond

Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond

A play-within-a-play in the style of Shakespeare in Love - penned by a half-British actor, no less - has become the toast of Paris theatre. The play, Edmond, is now one of the most successful French productions of modern times. French newspaper Le...

BBC, Saturday, 01:08
 
Cash-strapped Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudis

Cash-strapped Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudis

For a country running out of foreign reserves, facing a yawning current account deficit and fighting to secure its financial future, Pakistan is putting on quite a show for Saudi Arabia's most powerful man - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. And it's...

BBC, Saturday, 01:04
 
'The invisible minister': Melissa Price accused of going missing on the environment

'The invisible minister': Melissa Price accused of going missing on the environment

She is being called the “invisible minister”, the cabinet member responsible for the environment who is accused of “disinterest” during Australia’s summer of natural disasters and record-breaking heatwaves. Melissa Price has been criticised by three...

Guardian, Friday, 23:39
 
Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize

Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize

Donald Trump has said Japan’s prime minister nominated him for the Nobel peace prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss his proposed border wall, Trump spoke about his upcoming summit with North...

Guardian, Friday, 22:48
 
Last member of real-life Great Escape team dies aged 99

Last member of real-life Great Escape team dies aged 99

Tributes have been paid to the last surviving member of the real-life Great Escape team after his death at the age of 99. Former squadron leader Dick Churchill was one of the 76-strong group who escaped from the Stalag Luft III camp in Germany in...

Guardian, Friday, 22:48
 
Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor

Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Police said on Friday they were...

BBC, Friday, 22:27
 
Canadian girl found dead as police alert sparks complaints

Canadian girl found dead as police alert sparks complaints

Canadian police have arrested the father of an 11-year-old girl who was found dead on Thursday night, amid a row over an alert sent about her disappearance the same evening. The police expressed their frustration after saying they received hundreds of...

BBC, Friday, 22:27
 


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