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‘Stolenwealth Games’: Indigenous protests continue on Gold Coast

An Aboriginal group marched through the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on Saturday, continuing their protest against the hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After assembling on the foreshore, north of the Cavill Avenue mall, about 150 people – mainly women and children – proceeded along the beach chanting and dancing, and… [...]

Royal visit flight costs could top $100,000 for Australian taxpayers

Prince Charles and Camilla’s tour around the country could cost Australian taxpayers more than $100,000 in flights alone by the time the heir to the throne returns from Vanuatu. The royal couple are spending about 10 days touring Queensland and the Northern Territory. While it was already known that Australian taxpayers were picking up the… [...]

Indonesia releases 42 people arrested at West Papua university

Indonesian authorities have released most of the large group of students and activists arrested on Wednesday at a West Papua university. At least 44 people were taken into custody at the University of Cenderawasih campus in Jayapura during a raid, which the National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) described as an attempt to distract attention… [...]

Russell Crowe’s divorce auction: what’s under the hammer

You know a man by the company he keeps, according to Aesop. But you can also get to know a man by his divorce auction catalogue. On Saturday, Russell Crowe is celebrating his birthday and his wedding anniversary (Crowe and Danielle Spencer split in 2012 after being married for about nine years).. And he’s auctioning… [...]

US stock markets sink on China trade war fears

Investors fled US stocks on Friday after Donald Trump threatened more tariffs against Chinese goods, China vowed to battle “to the end” and US employment data missed analysts’ expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 572 points down, or around 2.3%. Boeing and Caterpillar, considered vulnerable in any trade war with China, fell by 3.1%… [...]

President Trump threatens extra $100bn of tariffs on Chinese imports

The war of words between the Trump administration and China over trade has escalated after Beijing threatened to fight back “at any cost” against new US proposals for an additional $100bn (£71bn) in tariffs. Chinese officials said they would “definitely fight back firmly” should the US persist in using “protectionism”, in a warning issued hours… [...]

Irish rugby player cleared of rape says he feels shame and regret

One of the Irish rugby international players acquitted of rape has released a statement of apology, after campaigners paid for a full-page advert in the Belfast Telegraph calling for both men to be dropped from their teams. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, Paddy Jackson expressed sorrow and shame over his behaviour towards the… [...]

UK and US given case file on ‘nerve agent made in Russian lab’

British and American authorities have been given several chemical analyses of a substance believed to be a novichok nerve agent produced in Russia’s closed Shikhany military facility, a Russian lawyer has told the Guardian. Boris Kuznetsov, who fled Russia in 2007, said he had handed British diplomats the police case files from the 1995 murder… [...]

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers verbalise internally but do not say out loud, using electrodes attached to the skin. “Our idea was: could we… [...]

Israel warned by UN as protesters head for Gaza demonstrations

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has warned Israel to exercise “extreme caution” in its response to continuing demonstrations in Gaza, where thousands of Palestinians have joined protests at camps close to the border. The warning came amid fears of fresh deadly violence on Friday after Israeli fire claimed 18 Palestinian lives at demonstrations at… [...]

Sergei Skripal’s cat and guinea pigs die after police seal house

Two guinea pigs belonging to Sergei Skripal died and his cat was put down after the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the government has revealed. A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the dead guinea pigs and a “distressed” cat were discovered when a vet was able to enter Skripal’s… [...]

Live export ship banned from leaving dock unless welfare conditions met

The federal government will block the departure of a live export ship next week unless it makes serious improvements to the conditions and welfare of the sheep onboard. On Thursday the agriculture minister, David Littleproud, launched an urgent investigation into his department after viewing footage filmed on an Emanuel Exports ship and obtained by Animals… [...]

AGL chief determined to turn Liddell into renewables hub

The AGL chief executive, Andy Vesey, says he plans to “fully execute” his vision of transforming the Liddell coal-fired power station into a renewables hub, saying it will bring cheaper, greener and more reliable energy, while providing quality, long-term jobs for decades. Vesey left little doubt about his desired future for the plant during a… [...]

Greens accuse Labor of ‘gerrymander’ in draft seat redistribution

The Greens have accused Labor of a “gerrymander” after the Australian Electoral Commission published a draft redistribution creating two new Labor-leaning seats and other knock-on changes that potentially benefit the federal opposition. The new boundaries propose a third seat in the Australian Capital Territory – to be named after war historian Charles Bean – and… [...]

Victoria police officers suspended after three alleged brutality incidents

Four Victoria police officers have been suspended and another put on different duties after three separate alleged brutality incidents. The head of the force’s professional standards command, the assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius, took the action on Friday after CCTV footage of the incidents was made public earlier in the week. Three officers have been suspended… [...]

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments ‘very disappointing’ – Qantas

Qantas has expressed its disappointment to Rugby Australia after the star player Israel Folau made homophobic comments on his personal Instagram account saying gay people were destined for “hell”. The 29-year-old fullback, who plays for the Australian Wallabies and the New South Wales Waratahs, is a devout Christian and posted a cartoon depicting “God’s plan”… [...]

Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

Six people, five of them teenagers, have been hospitalised following five separate knife attacks in London on Thursday as protesters took to the streets to plead for calm. A 13-year-old boy was one of the victims of the attacks on Thursday, suffering serious wounds after being stabbed in east London. Three youths have been arrested… [...]

Western Australian hunters accused of releasing feral pigs for sport

Farmers in Western Australia say hunters are illegally increasing feral pig numbers by breeding and releasing the animals for recreational shooting. The practice was confirmed by research conducted by Murdoch University, which conducted a genetic analysis of wild pigs that found evidence of animals being deliberately relocated around the state. It’s a problem for farmers… [...]

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland’s position safe despite review

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has assured chief executive James Sutherland’s position is not under threat despite a forthcoming root-and-branch review into the organisation’s culture. The independent review will run in tandem with another player-driven process – headed by former Test opener Rick McCosker – to draw up a “charter” for standards of behaviour and… [...]

Clive Palmer hit with criminal charges over Sunshine Coast resort

Clive Palmer has been charged with criminal offences by the corporate watchdog in relation to his troubled Sunshine Coast resort. The businessman and former federal politician is facing one charge of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of an offence by another person. During a brief mention at Brisbane magistrates court on Friday, at… [...]

Trump threatens to slap $100 billion in additional tariffs on China

President Donald Trump ratcheted up the trade war rhetoric with China on Thursday, saying he was considering another $100 billion in tariffs on the country. "In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the [United States Trade Representative] to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate," the president said in a… [...]

Trump just put himself in a political red zone

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Trump’s administration is scrambling to catch up with him

Spurring all those efforts: impulsive announcements by President Donald Trump, who has sent his administration racing to catch up. Political and career staffers alike have found themselves caught off-guard by announcements preceded by little deliberation or planning. In some cases, the rhetoric hasn't matched reality, forcing advisers to contort themselves to explain the President's moves.… [...]

Trade war? Not so fast. Why stocks are rallying again

So much for that trade war, huh? Stocks powered higher again on Thursday, sending the Dow up 240 points and extending a stunning comeback. On Wednesday, the Dow reversed a 510-point loss shortly after the open to finish higher by 230 points. '; var storytext = document.getElementById('storytext'); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight… [...]

Trump doing what he bashed Obama for – CNN Video

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Morning mail: AGL hits back at Barnaby Joyce

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday, 6 April. Top stories AGL Energy has rejected arguments from the government that it is abusing its market power, saying it would have closed the Liddell power plant in New South Wales with no warning if it had wanted… [...]

Trump says he didn’t know about Stormy Daniels payment

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Stormy Daniels: ‘I have no reason to lie’ – CNN Video

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The key players in the Stormy Daniels scandal

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Lewandowski to Democrats: I’m not answering your ‘f—ing’ questions

And, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation, the Trump confidante repeatedly swore at Democratic lawmakers to make the point he wasn't going to talk further. I'm not answering your "fucking" question, Lewandowski shouted at one point. Democrats, including Rep. Jackie Speier, fired back at Lewandowski, who was not moved, multiple sources… [...]

NYT: EPA officials’ jobs changed after raising concerns about Pruitt

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Trump repeats debunked voter fraud claim

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