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Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand

Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand

The murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand, and sparked a national conversation about violence against women. The Grief Centre in Auckland said many New...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:12
 
Two nuns admit embezzling school funds for Las Vegas gambling trips

Two nuns admit embezzling school funds for Las Vegas gambling trips

Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling a “substantial” sum of money to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials have said. Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang are believed to have taken...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:31
 
Labor Left MPs call for Australia to increase refugee intake

Labor Left MPs call for Australia to increase refugee intake

Senior members of Labor Left have called for Australia to increase its refugee intake while accepting the party will not change its policy on boat turnbacks at this weekend’s conference. With a push by Labor for Refugees activists to overturn...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:31
 

'We could smell the boat approaching': the grim truth on animal exports

Hundreds of thousands of live animals are transported each year on ships from Australia and Europe to the Middle East. The route from Australia to Israel is particularly long – the journey is three weeks at sea, where cattle and sheep are often kept...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:06
 
Colombia journalism project aims to bring untold stories of war to light

Colombia journalism project aims to bring untold stories of war to light

Like many urban Colombians, Nicolás Sánchez – a young journalist from the country’s capital, Bogotá – never saw the country’s civil war firsthand. Instead, he grew up watching it from afar, in television reports of massacres and gun battles deep in...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:06
 
NSW's Ausgrid sale undermined by negotiation failures, report finds

NSW's Ausgrid sale undermined by negotiation failures, report finds

The New South Wales government potentially limited the value of half of the state’s electricity assets by disclosing its price too early in privatisation negotiations, the state’s auditor general has found. On Tuesday the NSW auditor general, Margaret...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:06
 

Lyon's festival of lights: before and after – in pictures

Lyon 1 Reflets by Damien Fontaine Multi-hued reflections play on the river Saône from the illuminated facades of the street behind while the basilica on the hill shines powerful beams of light towards the city. Lyon 2 Tricolore by Ralf Lottig Visitors...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:07
 
New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available

New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available

New Zealand’s government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time, after years of campaigning by chronically ill New Zealanders who say the drug is the only thing that eases their pain. The...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:07
 
Victorian election: Labor faces cluster of micro-party crossbenchers in upper house

Victorian election: Labor faces cluster of micro-party crossbenchers in upper house

Victoria’s re-elected Labor government will still be forced to negotiate with an array of micro-party crossbench MPs despite winning a thumping majority in the state’s lower house after legislative council results were handed down on Tuesday. The...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:07
 
MPs voice fears over £1.28bn aid fund amid claims of links to torture

MPs voice fears over £1.28bn aid fund amid claims of links to torture

MPs have expressed concern over the government’s flagship £1.28bn global security programme, saying a lack of transparency and accountability lends weight to allegations from rights groups and watchdogs that taxpayers are unwittingly complicit in...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:07
 
Cocaine haul seized from UK couple in 70s on cruise ship – police

Cocaine haul seized from UK couple in 70s on cruise ship – police

A couple have been detained after a “large amount of cocaine” was found on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean. The Policia Judiciaria in Portugal said foreign nationals – aged 72 and 70 and believed to be British – were detained in Lisbon...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:50
 
Japan ends search for five US marines missing after mid-air crash

Japan ends search for five US marines missing after mid-air crash

Japan has ended its search for five US marines who went missing after a suspected mid-air collision involving a fighter jet and a refuelling aircraft. The US marines declared the missing men dead, almost a week after an FA-18 Hornet fighter jet and...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:39
 
Sydney and Melbourne housing price falls reach lower end of market

Sydney and Melbourne housing price falls reach lower end of market

Property price declines in Sydney and Melbourne are no longer confined to expensive dwellings, with the price falls spreading to middle and lower segments of the market. Bureau of Statistics figures show property prices in Australia’s eight capital...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:39
 
Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was...

BBC, yesterday, 06:12
 
Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Federal budget cuts have been blamed for the Northern Territory having the lowest rate of voter enrolment in Australia, with more than 26,300 people from rural and remote areas not enrolled to vote. About 23,000 of those people are in the federal...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:10
 


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