Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Flash of light and loud bang in Michigan was meteor, experts say

Hundreds of people said they say fireball light up the sky US Geological Service says it registered as 2.0 magnitude earthquake Dashcam footage shows the meteor above the highway in southern Michigan. Photograph: Zack Lawler/AP Experts say...

CIA rendition flights from rustic North Carolina called to account by citizens

A Gulfstream jet from a quiet airport south-east of Raleigh flew captives to be tortured around the world. The government failed to act but local people have refused to let the issue die Johnston...

US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says

Humanitarian groups report agents routinely destroy supplies left in Arizona desert, condemning people to die of thirst The US-Mexico border fence outside Lukeville, Arizona. Volunteers are said to have found hundreds of water gallons...

Robert Doyle denies new sexual harassment allegations

Lord mayor has taken leave from his role at Melbourne Health, hospital says, while incident at awards ceremony investigated Robert Doyle is facing new sexual harassment allegations. Photograph: Paul Jeffers/AAP The lord mayor of Melbourne city...

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands A drawing of Van Gogh’s The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry is unveiled at the Singer...

Authorities defend running of Perth youth prison after allegations of torture

Minister says he was assured solitary confinement wasn’t used at Banksia Hill after reports two teenagers spent more than 250 days in isolated cells The Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre, which Amnesty International warned...

Morning mail: Robert Mueller subpoenas Steve Bannon

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 17 January. Top stories Steve Bannon, the one-time confidante to President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify...

Centrelink allowed companies accused of exploitation to deduct payments from welfare

Appliance retailers with histories of breaches and Asic enforcement action use Centrepay system to deduct money direct from welfare recipients Rosanna Adorno had money deducted from her Centrelink payments until she could no longer...

Bitcoin and Ethereum tumble after renewed fears of regulatory crackdown

Bitcoin hits a four-week low before rebounding on Tuesday as South Korean statements send cryptocurrency markets yo-yoing South Korea’s finance minister Kim Dong-yeon said banning trading in digital currencies is ‘a live option’. Photograph: Anadolu...

MPs criticise UK over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

Report slams lack of action over ethnic cleansing and asks why more sexual violence experts have not been sent to area Rohingya Muslim refugees wait for food aid at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh...

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New easyJet boss named as McCall takes flight

EasyJet has appointed Johan Lundgren to succeed Carolyn McCall as the airline's chief executive, ahead of her looming departure to ITV. ...