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Australia is an unlikely participant in the Eurovision Song Contest. On Saturday, Kate Miller-Heidke will perform as the country's first publicly chosen contestant and as Gary Nunn writes, she's bringing an unusual subject to the stage. Miller-Heidke limps into the room in Sydney wearing doctor-ordered comfy trainers. She is only recently out of a...
Lawyers for a senior Huawei executive say they intend to apply for a stay of proceedings in a high-profile extradition case. Meng Wanzhou, 47, was arrested in Canada in December at the request of the US. The US wants the tech executive extradited to stand trial on charges including fraud linked...
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's deputy has been detained by the country's intelligence services. Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the National Assembly, refused to leave his car when approached, and as a result he and his car were towed to prison. It is the first arrest of an opposition figure since...
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Introducing him to the cameras earlier in the day, Meghan said: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm. He's been the dream." As they laughed, Prince Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from."
Stock markets around the world have slumped after US President Donald Trump's unexpected threat to impose new tariffs on Chinese exports. In the US the Dow Jones ended 1.8% down while London's FTSE 100 fell 1.6%. The US president has vowed to double tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods on Friday, amid claims...
The Kazakh police took a young activist into custody after he decided to test whether he could get away with standing in the street holding a placard with no writing on it. Aslan Sagutdinov took the placard to the central Abay Square of his native city of Oral in the west of the country,...
Indian police briefly detained more than 50 women protesting at the Supreme Court, a day after the chief justice was cleared of sexual harassment. The activists had gathered outside the court in the capital Delhi to demand a fair inquiry into the allegations. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has called the allegations...
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer has accused China of backtracking on commitments in trade talks, but insisted a deal on tariffs is still possible. He said President Trump's threat to impose new taxes on Chinese exports came after China reneged on promises. But he said a Chinese delegation was still expected...
On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating impact of humans on nature is laid bare in a compelling UN report. One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Nature everywhere is declining at a speed never previously seen and our need for ever more food...
Congratulations have poured in from around the world following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son. The newborn was delivered at 05:26 BST on Monday, with Prince Harry saying the baby boy was "absolutely to-die-for". Kensington Palace said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "delighted" and "looking...

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