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Morning mail: Australia's education spending is 'lower than average'

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 13 September. Top stories Australian primary schools have larger class sizes than the developed world average and the...

Slow UK aid for hurricane-hit islands linked to tax haven ties

Aid offered by the British government to its hurricane-battered territories in the Caribbean has been dismissed as “derisory” by a former attorney general of one of the worst-hit islands. Rupert Jones, who completed a...

UK ministers attend weapons fair but ignore UN event on illicit arms trade

The British government has been criticised for lining up cabinet members to speak at a weapons fair, but failing to send a minister to a UN event aimed at stopping the trade of...

Where is the world's most walkable city?

For decades the simple act of walking was largely overlooked by city planners but, no matter how you choose to get around your city, the chances are that you are a pedestrian at...

Poppies of Iraq review – the ruins of a lost childhood

Brigitte Findakly begins her wise, touching and wonderfully vivid graphic memoir, Poppies of Iraq, in the archaeological ruins of Nimrud, which lie outside Mosul where she grew up. Founded by the Assyrians more...

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded...

Florida Keys facing potential 'humanitarian crisis' in Irma aftermath

The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida was becoming evident on Monday as the remnants of the most powerful storm in Atlantic history limped north into Georgia and a...

AGL wants to have its cake and eat it too, Josh Frydenberg says –...

12.15am BST00:15 Gareth Hutchens Labor has accused Malcolm Turnbull of bullying the boss of electricity company AGL into agreeing to consider to extend the life of its ageing Liddell coal-fired power station for another five...

Coalition party room to consider laws to prevent vilification in marriage equality debate

New rules governing the same-sex marriage postal survey, including a ban on material that incites hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule of protected groups, will go to the Coalition party room on Tuesday...

Child soldier recruits double in one year in Middle East and North Africa

The number of children recruited to fight in conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa has more than doubled in a year, UN analysis has found. The huge increase in child soldiers...

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Firm behind Sun Bingo and thousands of FOBTs issues profit warning

Shares in Playtech, the company behind the software powering thousands of fixed-odds betting terminals and Sun Bingo, have fallen 20% after it issued...