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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

Premier ‘sorry’ parliamentary funds were used in campaign but MPs were acting ‘in good faith’Victoria’s Labor government is sorry for a $388,000 election campaign rort and has repaid the money but the premier, Daniel Andrews, won’t step down o


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


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


WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies

Brian Acton adds his voice to Cambridge Analytica backlash, as US agency said to be investigating social network’s mishandling of dataFacebook’s troubles entered a fourth day with a rising chorus of people – including the co-founder of WhatsApp –


George Pell case: court orders journalist to decipher her shorthand notes

Subpoenaed material for Louise Milligan’s book about cardinal ‘unusable’, defence complainsThe ABC journalist Louise Milligan has been ordered by a court to make her notes about Cardinal George Pell decipherable and useable to Pell’s committal hea


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

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The Latest: Prayer vigil held after Maryland school shooting

The Latest on the shooting at a Maryland high school (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Neighbors in a nearby community prayed for their friends and colleagues during a small vigil following a shooting at southern Maryland school.

United States

Homeless Arizona woman killed by Uber self-driving SUV was 'like everyone's aunt'

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The Arizona pedestrian killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle was a homeless woman close to getting off the streets, her friends said, describing her as a fighter who took care of those around her.


Cities in north and Midlands dominate growth measure

Report places Manchester top across England and Wales, with London only coming in 20thCities in the north and the Midlands have been transformed by a period of rapid regeneration that has seen population and jobs growth far exceed that of London since the


PwC faces MPs over accusations of ‘milking the Carillion cow dry’

Commons committee to focus on pensions advice as accountants are questioned over role in collapsePartners from PricewaterhouseCoopers will be questioned by the work and pensions committee on Wednesday about the accounting firm’s role in the collapse of

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