Susan Choi has won the fiction prize at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. The celebrated author won for her fifth novel, Trust Exercise, about teens attending an elite drama school
• Robyn Fitzroy and Carla Wilshire win AGM vote • Shane Healy and John Marinpoulos lose out Robyn Fitzroy and Carla Wilshire have been elected to the Football Federation Australia board after a vote at
News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has said “there are no climate change deniers around I can assure you” after he was asked at the corporation’s AGM why his company gives them “so much airtime”
Questions have been raised about Britain’s treatment of a former UK consular worker from Hong Kong, who said he was asked to resign after being detained and allegedly tortured on a work trip to mainland
Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol has always been a bizarre, Yule-scented mélange of art and faith and commerce. A Victorian Christmas yarn about a miser who discovers the reason for the season with
Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced Wednesday, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting.
The activist Scott Warren has been acquitted on charges he illegally harbored two Central American migrants, after facing two trials over what he insisted was simply helping people in need. The Wednesday
Hundreds of women left in debilitating pain by faulty transvaginal mesh devices have won a landmark case against multinational giant Johnson & Johnson. The Australian class action against companies owned
Apple has caused a stir by abruptly canceling the world premiere of its film The Banker at the AFI Festival in Hollywood on Wednesday. The Banker is based on the true-life story of two black entrepreneurs
Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about climate.
Ukraine raised concerns about a hold on military aid on the same day as Donald Trump’s infamous phone call with its president, a Pentagon official told the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. The evidence
Horse racing got a walk-on part in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, published on Wednesday, in the form of a pledge to “establish an independent regulatory body for horse welfare to prevent the abuse and
Age UK estimates that between last general and next, 74,000 of cohort in England have died or will die waiting for care At least 74,000 older people in England have died, or will die, waiting for care
Half the world’s donkey population could be wiped out in the next five years, as millions are slaughtered for their hides to meet rising demand for a traditional Chinese medicine. It is estimated that
Labour is promising to create 1m green jobs in the energy sector and through nationwide home refurbishments in a bid to tackle the climate crisis. Environmental protection is expected to be a central of
We named her Rachelle, which meant ‘little lamb’, we should’ve come up with something like 'fierce tiger' Thomas Bergeron At about 6.15 on the night of 14 October, Rachelle Bergeron put her dog in the
Thirty years ago Bougainville lost 20,000 people in a brutal civil war that lasted almost a decade. This week Bougainvilleans will go to the polls to vote on independence from Papua New Guinea, but in
Inducing birth for women whose pregnancy lasts to 41 weeks could reduce the death toll from stillbirths, say experts, following publication of the results of an important trial in which six babies died
Democratic presidential candidates tore into Donald Trump at the fifth debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night, hours after a senior US diplomat gave explosive testimony during impeachment hearings that implicated
Alex de Minaur has reinforced his reputation as one of the most exciting young players in world tennis, seeing off Belgium’s David Goffin to book Australia’s spot in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. The Sydneysider
Tears filled Primitivo Quisbert’s bloodshot eyes as he contemplated his son’s swollen, lifeless face – and why someone else’s struggle for political supremacy had condemned his child to an early grave.
Romeo and Juliet, the starting point for numerous operas, ballets and musicals, is now the inspiration – if that is the word – for this bizarre jukebox bonanza in which the back catalogue of the prolific
One of Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang’s drug testers was a construction worker with no anti-doping training or experience, according to fresh claims. The controversial Chinese star has been appearing
They think of themselves as avengers, doing God’s work. “The archangel Michael,” says one gun-wielding, masked man, by way of introduction. Their work consists of the summary executions of supposed drug
That barfing sound you can hear is the noise of a thousand Republican talking points being ejected from Fox News anchors In the latest installment of All the President’s Weasels, the political burp known
Labour will promise to tackle Britain’s housing crisis by “building for the many”, setting aside £75bn over five years to fund the most dramatic increase in council home construction since the second war.