Football

Europa League trophy is reportedly recovered after going missing in Mexico

• Silverware reportedly stolen from vehicle in León• State prosecutor’s office tweets to confirm recoveryArsène Wenger’s hopes of ending his Arsenal career with his hands on the Europa League trophy in Lyon, France almost suffered a setback when

Education

Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university

State school system accused of ‘glaring hypocrisy’ after initially saying Barbara Bush criticism ‘beyond free speech’ but racist frat stunt is protectedWhen a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, ad

Australia

Josh Frydenberg makes last-minute pitch to states to back Neg

Energy minister urges support as deputy PM says he won’t support ‘unrealistic targets’ on emissions in transport sector• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg has urged his state and territory

United States

New York attorney general attempts to circumvent Trump pardon power

Eric Schneiderman wants double jeopardy loophole closedLaw unclear on whether pardoned individual can face state chargesNew York state law must be clarified to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged with violations of state

United States

Mike Pompeo's secretary of state position uncertain amid opposition

Senate foreign relations committee looks short of the votes for Pompeo, who was chosen by Trump to replace Rex TillersonDonald Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo for secretary of state encountered significant headwinds on Wednesday, as the Senate foreign

Australia

Two Isis members of alleged Sydney airport terrorist plot arrested in Iraq

Australian citizen Ahmed Merhi and Lebanese relative and Islamic State commander Tarek Khayat captured earlier this yearSign up to receive the top stories every morningTwo Islamic State fighters allegedly connected to Australian terrorism – including a

Education

Oxford and Cambridge: will elite universities go private and raise fees?

Income loss from tuition fees cap could prompt a break from state control, which other institutions might followAs universities wait to see if the government will cut tuition fees – and therefore their income – one of the most controversial questions

Education

Teachers' strikes: meet the leaders of the movement marching across America

Teachers around the US are taking matters into their own hands as they strike for raises and school funding without union supportWhen teachers in West Virginia went on strike in February, there was little indication that a swath of other states would foll

Australia

States not recording complaints made about school chaplains

Since the federal government handed over control in 2015, no state has kept records of reported grievancesThe federal and several state governments have stopped counting complaints against the school chaplains program and no states keep records of the fai

Australia

Strong winds bring down trees and damage homes in Victoria

Chill sweeps through Melbourne and the state, ending a run of unusually warm autumn weatherStrong, squalling winds and heavy rain have lashed Melbourne as a series of cold fronts moved across Victoria.A chill swept through the city and state on Saturday,

Australia

The state school turning lives around for disadvantaged children

How much can schools achieve with underprivileged students? And what does intervention cost? Michael McGowan talks to parents, students and educators to find out what what success looks like for one townTwo years ago, at a state primary school in regional

Australia

E-cigarettes: NSW bans vaping in public places with $550 fine for offenders

Health officials say vapours can contain cancer-causing substances as ban brings state in line with Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT Smokers of e-cigarettes could be fined up to $550 if caught vaping in public spaces or on public transport across Ne

United States

Mike Pompeo to tell Senate soft US policy on Russia 'now over'

Pick for secretary of state will say Trump administration considers Russia ‘danger to our country’Mike Pompeo, the CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate that years of soft US policy toward Russia are “now over

Energy

ACT warns Liberals: no energy deal with only 48 hours' notice

Coalition infighting is jeopardising a consensus on the national energy guarantee by the states, according to ACT minister Shane RattenburyThe ACT has warned it will be impossible to sign up to a deal when state energy ministers meet next Friday if jurisd

Asia

Vietnam jails six activists for up to 15 years for trying to 'overthrow state’

Group accused of carrying out human rights training and pushing for multi-party democracySix Vietnamese activists have been jailed for between seven and 15 years for “attempting to overthrow the state”, the harshest sentences in years in the communist

Education

'Arab spring for teachers' - educators in Oklahoma join wave of strikes

Teachers began a 123 mile march from Tulsa to Oklahoma City on Wednesday after rejecting a $6,000 pay increase. The state has cut over $192m in funding since 2009Leaning over the overpass going under the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex, a group of a dozen

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