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Tuesday’s best TV: The Great Celebrity Bake Off; Derry Girls

Tuesday’s best TV: The Great Celebrity Bake Off; Derry Girls

Home 9.45pm, Channel 4 Rufus “W1A” Jones writes and stars in a new comedy that is not necessarily the funniest show on TV tonight (that would be Derry Girls) but does stand as a reminder that asylum seekers are human beings who are genuinely in need...

5 March 2019 in Showbiz
 
Trump ejects India from $5.6bn tariff deal over 'negative' trade barriers

Trump ejects India from $5.6bn tariff deal over 'negative' trade barriers

US president Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for $5.6bn worth of the country’s exports to the United States. Trump, who has...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
Italy may depend on olive imports from April, scientist says

Italy may depend on olive imports from April, scientist says

Extreme weather events have been the “main driver” of an olive harvest collapse that will leave Italy dependent on imports from April, a leading climate scientist has warned. A 57% plunge in the country’s olive harvest – the worst in 25 years –...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
Former chief of staff to ex-NAB boss charged over alleged $40m fraud

Former chief of staff to ex-NAB boss charged over alleged $40m fraud

The former chief of staff to ex-National Australia Bank boss Andrew Thorburn has been charged in relation to a $40m fraud against the bank. Rosemary Rogers, 43, was arrested by Sydney detectives on Tuesday and charged with 56 counts of corruptly...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman, granted bail in Japan

Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman, granted bail in Japan

Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail by a court in Japan, more than three months after the former Nissan chairman was arrested over allegations of financial misconduct. The Tokyo district court set bail at 1bn yen ($9m) after a request last week by...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
Julie Bishop: with Tony Abbott minister for women I knew we had 'some way to go' on equality

Julie Bishop: with Tony Abbott minister for women I knew we had 'some way to go' on equality

It was seeing herself as the only woman in a 19-strong cabinet room, where the prime minister had appointed himself the minister for women, which made Julie Bishop think “it was quite clear that we have some way to go” in addressing gender inequality...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
World’s rarest orangutan under threat in Indonesia after court battle against dam fails

World’s rarest orangutan under threat in Indonesia after court battle against dam fails

Environmentalists in Indonesia have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam project in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species. On Monday, the state administrative court in North Sumatra’s...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
School students left ignorant of Indigenous massacres, history teachers say

School students left ignorant of Indigenous massacres, history teachers say

Australian history teachers want to cover the history of massacres against Indigenous people during the colonial era but are squeezed for time in an already overcrowded curriculum, educators say. On Monday, Guardian Australia launched a special report...

5 March 2019 in World News
 
Australian Catholic University staff want Greg Craven disciplined over Pell support

Australian Catholic University staff want Greg Craven disciplined over Pell support

Australian Catholic University staff have called for their vice-chancellor and president, Greg Craven, to be disciplined after he publicly supported paedophile Cardinal George Pell and described his trial as unfair in an article for The Australian....

5 March 2019 in World News
 
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly exploring bankruptcy

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly exploring bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drugmaker contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the United States, people...

5 March 2019 in World News
 


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