Australian deputy PM resigns from key role sex harassment claims

Australia’s beleaguered deputy prime minister has resigned from the Cabinet over allegations that he sexually harassed a woman, but has said he will not resign from parliament.

Donald Trump has toughened the US military posture towards Moscow (Picture: Getty)

Ross Douthat: Americans, not Russians, put Trump in White House

Russian trolls who used social media boost Republican campaign did not swing election, writes Ross Douthat.

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U.S. President Donald Trump. Picture: Getty

Teachers return to scene of mass shooting as Donald Trump firms stance

As teachers yesterday returned to a high school where a gunman killed 17 people, Florida’s governor proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone under 21.

Brian Wilson has been to St Petersburg many times for art, politics and football Picture: Getty Images

Brian Wilson: Don’t believe everything you hear about Russia’s McMafia

It’s never a hardship to be in St Petersburg for whatever reason and, over the years, I have had a few – friendship, trade, tourism and now football. No city in Europe is grander or has more reason to hate war.

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Dr Peter Wilkie doing fieldwork in a Malaysian rainforest

Dr Peter Wilkie: Botanic Garden fighting to save the rainforest from the scorched earth of human activity

Recognised as a major provider of biodiversity expertise, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has been invited this month to join a workshop in Indonesia hosted by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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US President Donald Trump (L)  shakes hand with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors Carson Abt (C) and Ariana Klein at the conclusion of a listening session at the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Donald Trump endorses giving teachers concealed guns to stop shooters

US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like the one that left 17 people dead last week in Florida.

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Bill Jamieson: I’ve found two antidotes to our cult of unhappiness

Two new books – by Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker – are like verbal waterboarding for supporters of big government, writes Bill Jamieson.

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SNP calls on Theresa May to step up response to Syria bombardment

SNP calls on Theresa May to step up response to Syria bombardment

The SNP have demanded action from the UK Government over the bombardment of civilians in Syria, where observers say almost 200 people have been killed in East Ghouta over the past 48 hours.

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Evangelist American pastor Billy Graham dies aged 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died.

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The dust storm. Picture: Queensland police

Dust storm covers Australian town in orange fog

A town in Australia has been blanketed by orange dust after a dust-storm swept through the outback and caused damage to homes and trees.

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A young Jeremy Corbyn, when he was the backbench MP for Islington North in London

Leader comment: Corbyn should make public his secret Stasi file

If Jeremy Corbyn thinks he can simply ignore calls for the release of a file on him kept by the former East Germany’s secret police, he is mistaken.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson being given training on how to find, excavate and remove landmines by Halo charity staff (Picture: PA)

Ruth Davidson: The Scots restoring our faith in charity

Scotland has a tradition of entrepreneurialism with a social conscience dating back to Andrew Carnegie and beyond, writes Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson.

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US President Donald Trump. Picture: AFP/Getty

Donald Trump lashes out at FBI over Florida school shooting

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.”

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Letters from St Kilda were launched in a waterproof box.

£15,000 price tag for washed up St Kilda letter

A rare surviving letter sent out to sea in the floating post box known as the “St Kilda mail boat” and found washed up on a beach in Norway has been put up for sale for £15,000.

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The marriage of Prince Nicholas and Alina Binder seems to have been a happy affair but the family's adventures in exile have been colourful to say the least (Picture: Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock)

Jane Bradley: The UK Royal Family have nothing on this lot

Cock-fighting, bitter feuds, a secret wedding, a Highland divorce, and a literary godmother, Catherine Cookson – Romanian royalty are, well, different, says Jane Bradley.

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Joe Zevuloni tends a makeshift memorial to honour victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (Picture: Getty)

Timothy Egan: A kid just schooled Donald Trump on mass shootings

US voters must ditch politicians who fail to act on gun control at mid-term elections in November, writes Timothy Egan.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue leaves after a press briefing about the Oxfam case. Picture: AFP/Getty

Fund-raisers face uphill struggle in wake of aid agencies scandal

If a clipboard-carrying charity fund-raiser ventures onto their local high street this weekend and asks the public to give generously to help people overseas, they may face a chillier reception than usual.

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High school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appears in court with his lawyer Melisa McNeill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Picture: AFP/Getty

FBI admits bungling warning on Florida school gunman

The FBI has admitted it was told that the Florida school shooting suspect could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.

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Kosovo still has not found someone able to write words of unity for Europe's newest country without causing offence to one of its ethnic groups. Picture: AP

Wanted: Lyricist to pen unifying national anthem for Kosovo

Every country has a national anthem, a musical compilation that aims to stir patriotic emotion, and Kosovo is no exception – except its anthem has no lyrics.


Ten thought-provoking World Press Photo 2018 entries

From the far right in America to the Marathon des Sables, the World Press Photo competition can be relied upon to attract entries which may its viewers think.

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