Australia

Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother

Sydney boy took train alone to airport, boarded a flight for Perth, then another for Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’

Australia

Outsourcing NDIS contact centres to Serco 'an accident waiting to happen'

Disability rights campaigners say company’s poor history abroad and lack of experience in disability should have precluded it from role • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Disability rights groups, Labor and the Greens

Australia

Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live

Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live … 2.55am BST The level of risk as a result of non-compliant advice identified by the business risk and compliance committe

Australia

Ron Medich found guilty of Michael McGurk's murder

Supreme court jury finds Sydney developer guilty of directing contract shooting of business enemy • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Sydney millionaire property developer Ron Medich has been found guilty of directing the

Australia

Barnaby Joyce says it’s ‘insane’ that partners of federal MPs can’t work with them

Former deputy PM blames split with wife on long separations and says partners should be present in Canberra • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Barnaby Joyce has blamed his split with wife Natalie on long separations, and

Australia

Franchisees say they don't dare tell inquiry about problems

Parliamentary inquiry into franchising code of conduct has not received a single submission from a franchiseeFranchisees have not made a single submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the sector, and some cite concerns that speaking out would violate a

Australia

Coalition narrows gap in latest Newspoll as PM defends resisting banking inquiry

Turnbull says delay helped put ‘customers first’ as poll shows government behind the opposition 49% to 51% on the two-party-preferred measure • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon • Has your financial future been dest

Australia

Autistic boy, 11, hit and killed by train after running away from carer

Boy found dead at Oatley railway station two hours after disappearing from respiteAn 11-year-old autistic boy who ran away from his carer while at the shops in Sydney’s south has been found dead after being hit by a train.Police mounted a large search i

United States

'Protecting our democracy': DNC chair defends suit against Trump and Russia

Tom Perez: DNC can ‘walk and chew gum’ before the midtermsDemocratic party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and TrumpChairman Tom Perez on Sunday defended the Democratic National Committee’s decision to sue Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign over Russia

America

'I feel disgusted': how Windrush scandal shattered two brothers' lives

Trevor and Desmond Johnson’s family units have been destroyed, but they sense Home Office cruelty is routineTrevor and Desmond Johnson flew from Jamaica to London in 1971 as unaccompanied minors to join their parents who had moved to the UK several year

United States

Nashville Waffle House shooting leaves four dead and customer hailed as hero

Customer wrestled assault rifle from gunman wearing only a coatSuspect named as Travis Reinking, owner of pickup usedA man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn on Sunday and shot four people to death, accor

Australia

Banking royal commission: Labor asks Turnbull for compensation scheme

Letter to prime minister calls for inquiry extension, victim compensation and apology from Coalition • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningLabor has demanded the government establish a compensation scheme for victims of banking misconduct, a

United States

Syracuse University expels fraternity over racist video

Chancellor says disciplinary actions against the individual students involved could include suspension or expulsionSyracuse University announced on Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that members say was intende

United States

Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot unarmed black man in Texas is fired

The department said Cameron Brewer had failed to follow its use of force policy according to the findings of an internal investigationA sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man who was in an apparent mental health crisis has been fired.Har

United States

Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

GOP move would change state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in officeArizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the s

America

JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

Family of Charles Thomas are pleading with Trump to release papers they say show his 1971 suicide stemmed from officials wanting to shut down effort to reopen JFK investigationCharles Thomas was a rising star at the state department in the early 1960s, a

United Kingdom

Instant payouts offer lifeline to Scotland's rough sleepers

Outreach workers given cash to help those in need with anything from hotel rooms to haircutsOutreach workers in Scottish cities can make instant payouts of up to £200 for anything from haircuts to hotel rooms as part of a radical approach to entrenched r

United States

Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women

Actor may be first leader to face punishment for involvement in Nxivm, a group that forced members to conform to sexual demandsAs she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in

Australia

Kelly O'Dwyer forced to admit banks royal commission was needed

Finance minister defends delay in calling inquiry, saying it was a ‘sober and deliberate’ decision• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonKelly O’Dwyer has been forced to admit consumers will benefit from the banking roy

Wales

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader adds to pressure on PM by taking aim at her ‘hostile environment’ policies Jeremy Corbyn is to accuse Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her

United States

Melania Trump, Clintons and Obamas attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Donald Trump will not attend service in HoustonJeb Bush, former Florida governor, to deliver eulogyAround 1,500 guests attended the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the private funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, Ge

United States

Trump attacks New York Times journalist over Michael Cohen article

Trump lashed out on Twitter after Maggie Haberman contributed to a story suggesting Cohen might cooperate with federal investigatorsDonald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, after she contributed to a story that

United States

Lobbyist retires early following Scott Pruitt condo scandal

J Steven Hart to step down early as chairman of lobbying firm after intense scrutiny of unusual rental agreement with EPA chiefThe fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo that was leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief S

United States

The 'Bobby phenomenon': Netflix doc looks at Robert Kennedy's stellar political rise

Bobby Kennedy for President tracks how Kennedy asserted himself despite his brother’s shadow before he was assassinated in June 1968The year is 2020. With the US presidential election fast approaching, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination t

Business

Britain hits the shops as barbecue-friendly weather arrives

Heatwave boosts supermarkets and fashion stores with sales of sandals, sun lotion and ice-cream soaringThe mini-heatwave that has hit much of the country has seen shoppers rushing to buy shorts, sun lotion, ice-cream and barbecue food, providing a shot in

United States

Making it as a female farmer in a man's world

How Wisconsin’s Soil Sisters grow vegetables, raise animals, run their businesses and create communityIn November 2009, Lisa Kivirist pulled out a map of Wisconsin. Using her Green County farm as the center point, she drew a circle with a 40-mile radius

Australia

Sydney man charged with several terror-related offences

Police say they arrested the man after ‘a short struggle’ at a home in RedfernA Sydney man has been charged under New South Wales terror laws after police arrested him during “a short struggle” at a home in Redfern.The 24-year-old man was arrested

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