Miss World was a symbol of hate and division for feminists in the 1970s. Now, in the era of multiculturalism, the pageant is a humanitarian charm offensive (beachwear optional). Tanya Gold meets some the
Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has come under pressure to appear before the media in Oslo this week when he collects the Nobel peace prize on Tuesday. Senior officials of the Norwegian Nobel
Goat-horned half-demons with scraggy coats of fur, lolling tongues and threatening bundles of birch branches are no one’s idea of a welcome guest on a winter’s night. In Austria, however, the figure of
A momentous legal confrontation will take place at the UN’s highest court this week when the Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appears in person to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide.
Brisbane Heat have claimed back-to-back WBBL titles, defeating Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in Sunday’s final at a sold-out Allan Border Field. Chasing 162 for victory after the Strikers made 161-7,
Firefighters have taken advantage of less extreme conditions to try to contain blazes burning across New South Wales ahead of worsening conditions and soaring temperatures expected on Tuesday. More than
Indian authorities are investigating the cause of a devastating fire that has killed at least 43 people in a crowded market in central Delhi. Firefighters fought the blaze from a distance of 100 metres
New Zealand has been hit by a weekend of severe storms, with landslides and flooding in the South Island cutting off towns and trapping an estimated 1,000 foreign tourists. Most are stuck on the west in
Queensland police officers have fatally shot a man at Tiaro, south of Bundaberg, after he allegedly fired at officers in the early hours of Sunday morning. A search for the 40-year-old man was sparked
Senior Morrison government ministers have continued to downplay suggestions the government could accept the New Zealand offer to resettle refugees in offshore detention, amid ongoing speculation about
Former prime minister Bob Hawke’s youngest daughter says she was raped by a confidant of her father in the 1980s – but was urged not to report the assaults to protect Hawke’s leadership ambitions. In published
The rains came early on Saturday night in Diriyah, lashing down on the 15,000‑seat purpose-built arena on the north‑west outskirts of the Saudi capital. They forced the early arrivers to take cover in
Football commentator and pundit Gary Neville blamed Boris Johnson’s election rhetoric on immigrants and immigration for fuelling the number of racist incidents in British society and sport. Neville was
The Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Victoria and Western Australia has been abandoned after attempts by ground staff to make the pitch playable for day two on Sunday failed.
For two weeks at the end of every year, the world’s governments meet to work on a global response to climate change. This year is the 25th meeting of what is known as the conference of the parties under
The market in Auki is a hive of activity. Fisherman offer fresh yellowfin tuna, mackerel and parrot fish, swatting away flies with banana leaves. Stalls are coloured by tropical fruits and the floral of
Solomon Islands politicians allege both China and Taiwan offered bribes of hundreds of thousands of dollars to gain their support during a diplomatic row that rocked the country earlier this year. In the
The former Aston Villa manager Ron Saunders, who led the club to the First Division title in 1980-81, has died at the age of 87. Saunders, born in Birkenhead in 1932, also enjoyed a prolific career as
If Leicester beat Aston Villa on Sunday, it will be the first time they have won eight consecutive matches in the top flight. Winning at Villa Park will not be easy because Dean Smith’s team are better
Manchester City’s hopes of winning the Premier League title for a record-equalling third time in succession had felt slim at kick-off but does anybody truly think they can overhaul Liverpool after this?
President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain Jerry Nadler The House judiciary committee released a report on the constitutional grounds
At what point can we say a plan has failed? How much longer are we to be subjected to the fallacious belief that a budget surplus is the best sign of strong economic management? This week the latest gross
They talk of surplus as if it’s the norm – but it isn’t Prof Bill Mitchell Another week and another glut of evidence that the Australian economy is flatlining. Growth figures showed that households have
The world is becoming less free and, in Asia, almost nobody lives in a country where civil rights are not being eroded or repressed, a new civil rights report has found. And the 2019 CIVICUS Monitor, global
Fire warning signs are pinned to thirsty eucalypts every few kilometres on the highway. The paddocks around central west New South Wales look golden from a distance, but are crispy and brown underfoot.
Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek will on Sunday say that people are right to be sceptical about politics and to worry about whether democracy delivers, because “enough people are failing to see the benefits