Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Cory Bernardi's provocative motions on abortion divide Coalition

The Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has triggered messy Coalition divisions on the floor of the Senate, with some government frontbenchers voting in favour of a motion opposing Medicare funding for the termination...

Decay, despair, defiance: inside the Manus Island refugee camp | Ben Doherty

Darkness descends quickly upon the Manus Island detention centre, and it is very nearly absolute. But from the shadows comes a solitary blinking light. By the glow of his phone, Benham Satah leads the...

Government steps up the pace on same-sex marriage bill – politics live

10.14pm GMT22:14 Alex Greenwich, co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality, was one of the key yes campaigners. He said the survey had been a “tough experience”, but the yes campaign was deliberately positive and had...

Ohio execution called off after officials fail to find a vein for lethal injection

Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state’s execution team were unable to find a vein to insert an IV that...

Out-trolling Trump: Cards Against Humanity’s history of winding up the president

The people behind Cards Against Humanity, the parlour game famous for making Chris Morris’s darkest Jam  ketches seem like Lenny Henry at the Royal Variety, have decided to out-troll the troll-in-chief. This week, the company...

Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives | Luís Roberto...

The war raging in Rocinha, Latin America’s largest favela, has already been lost. Rooted in a dispute between gangs for control of drug trafficking, it has disrupted the daily life of the community...

A swarm of motorbikes, then heavy fire: testimony sheds new light on Niger attack

New details of the attack in which four US special forces and four Nigerien soldiers were killed by militants suggest that they fought alone against a far superior force for hours – despite...

The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on earth – along with gun violence rates that are dramatically higher than other rich, developed countries. But these big-picture...

Charity and the chocolate factory: New Zealanders raise $2m to save industry

New Zealanders have donated $2m in just over 24 hours to keep the century-old tradition of chocolate-making alive in Dunedin. Mondalez International announced in February it planned to close its 80-year-old Dunedin Cadbury factory...

Reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in Zimbabwe capital

Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was reported to be in a state of chaos after reports of multiple explosions and soldiers taking over the headquarters of a state broadcaster, assaulting both civilians and staff. Earlier...

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A prisoner and now a pawn on two gigantic diplomatic chessboards...

Boris Johnson claimed on Monday “there is nothing more important than the safe return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and that trumps all other political...