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Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Published 14/11/2017

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election. [more…]

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

Published 10/11/2017

An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname "Dottyville" from one of Britain's most revered poets. [more…]

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season. [more…]

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim [more…]

Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

Published 27/10/2017

A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen. [more…]

Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

Published 22/10/2017

New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter. [more…]

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Published 17/10/2017

The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and other politicians could lose their seats if proposals to "cut the cost of politics" go ahead, a report suggested on Tuesday. [more…]

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

Published 17/10/2017

Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month. [more…]

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Published 13/10/2017

Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. [more…]

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Published 09/10/2017

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue. [more…]