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China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

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Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing 'to preserve dignity'

Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone GitaThe Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the isla


ANZ fails to give royal commission email showing years of inaction on alleged misconduct

Bank apologises for not providing document from Asic urging it to remediate customers given access to overdrafts with little regard to their ability to go into debtANZ has been chastised for withholding a document from the royal commission that shows the


Daniel Andrews won't quit over Labor misuse of $388,000

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Number of women in jail in NSW soars and reoffending may be to blame

There was a 50% jump in six years in women inmates, with the increase more dramatic in the Indigenous populationA dramatic increase in repeat offending may partly be responsible for a 50% jump in the number of female inmates being held in NSW prisons over

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Murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler was ‘let down by an entire system’, inquest hears

A GIRL of six killed by her dad was “let down by an entire system”, an inquest heard yesterday. Ellie Butler was returned to Ben Butler, 38, after his conviction for shaking her was quashed. He beat her to death in Sutton, South London, in 2013 and wa


New York Times cuts negative reference to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg from story

The New York Times altered a story regarding the departure of Facebook’s chief information security officer over his handling of Russian interference in order leave out details that were seemingly unfavorable to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.


Minister rebukes ABC over Tonightly's 'vitriolic' Australian Conservatives skit

Mitch Fifield asks broadcaster to investigate segment and apologise after comedians mock up election poster of Kevin Bailey The communications minister, Mitch Fifield, has asked the ABC to investigate a TV comedy segment in which a candidate for Cory Bern


Narrabri gas project fire risk unacceptable, firefighters say

The Santos project would be exempt from complete fire bans and allowed to flare gas, even in catastrophic fire weatherFirefighters with decades of experience working around the bushfire-prone Pilliga forest say Santos’s controversial Narrabri gas projec


Commonwealth Games wifi service will mine visitors' Facebook data

The data mining, which the Gold Coast council says is legal, will be used to market the city to touristsThe Gold Coast council will use a new city wifi service to harvest Facebook data from visitors to next month’s Commonwealth Games.The data mining, wh


Paul Ryan: 'Hollowed out' US military needs spending boost following recent crashes

With another potential government shutdown looming, the Speaker of the House wants to make sure the U.S. military is not shortchanged after more deadly crashes in the past week killed nine American servicemen, which the Wisconsin Republican blamed on year

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