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world Kate Jenkins is Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner politics live

Warren Truss announces his retirement from politics, with Barnaby Joyce the frontrunner to take over. On a busy day, the prime minister is also expected to receive the Parkinson review into whether Stuart Robert breached the ministerial code. All the developments from Canberra, live 5.55am GMT Im just now getting a moment to sort through Mike Bowers

20 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff: last militia members say they will turn themselves over to FBI live updates

Four armed occupants insist this is not surrenderThey will meet agents at checkpoint at 8am PST ThursdayFBI surrounded Malheur wildlife refuge after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the scene 5.54am GMT After another round of prayers, the four occupiers say they are going to try to get some sleep ahead of their

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world North Korea feels global pressure but not completely ostracized

SEOUL Reuters - From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends.

32 minutes ago // VOA

world Used Books Get a New Life on the Streets of Lagos

What do the memoirs of American presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump have in common with books that teach Nigerian languages like Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba? The answer is that they're all sold on the streets of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos. Ogbonna Osiri imports shipping containers of second-hand books from the United States and Canada to satisfy the demand of readers in Nigeria. "Some people can stay in my warehouse from morning to night, looking for books," he said. "They

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kate Jenkins is Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner politics live

Warren Truss announces his retirement from politics, with Barnaby Joyce the frontrunner to take over. On a busy day, the prime minister is also expected to receive the Parkinson review into whether Stuart Robert breached the ministerial code. All the developments from Canberra, live 5.40am GMT Just catching up with some evidence given in estimates earlier today, testi

35 minutes ago // CBS

world "Carpool karaoke" with Adele breaks YouTube record

At least count, more than 67.6 million people have watched the singer and "The Late Late Show" host James Cordon cruise through London

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world Russia 'offers 1 March ceasefire' in Syria but US suspects ploy to crush rebels

Agreeing to terms would give Moscow three more weeks to help Assad regime wipe out opponents, say Washington officials, calling for immediate armisticeRussia has proposed a 1 March ceasefire in Syria, according to US officials, but Washington countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately. Related: Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Used Books Get a New Life on the Streets of Lagos

Used booksellers are importing books from abroad and selling them on the streets of Africa's largest city. Whats popular with readers may surprise you. Chris Stein reports from Lagos.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff: last militia members say they will turn themselves over to FBI live updates

Four armed occupants insist this is not surrenderThey will meet agents at checkpoint at 8am PST ThursdayFBI surrounded Malheur wildlife refuge after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the scene 5.31am GMT We are not surrendering, were turning ourselves in It goes against everything we believe i

41 minutes ago // VOA

world After NH Primaries All Eyes on South Carolina

After Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, US presidential candidates swiftly turned to the next election coming up in South Carolina. The so-called first-in-the-South poll may help further narrow down the field of candidates. Zlatica Hoke reports.

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gordon's last stand after siege of Khartoum: archive, 11 Feb 1885

11 February 1885: For hours the best part of the town was the scene of a merciless massacre. Even the women and children were not sparedGakdul, SundayUnfortunately, no doubt can now exist that General Gordon was among those massacred when Khartoum fell into the hands of the rebels. Natives who escaped describe him as having been killed in coming out of his house to rally his faithful troops, who were taken by surprise. They were cut down to a man

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kate Jenkins appointed Australia's sex discrimination commissioner

George Brandis and Michaelia Cash deeply impressed by new commissioner, who takes post left vacant after Elizabeth Brodericks term expiredA lawyer and commissioner at Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Kate Jenkins, has been named as Australias new sex discrimination commissioner.Jenkins is also co-convenor of the Victorian Male Champions of Change, a movement started by the former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

48 minutes ago // UPI

world French lawmakers vote for constitution change to fight terrorism

Shawn PricePAR, France, Feb. 10 UPI -- French lawmakers voted Wednesday in support of changing their constitution to better fight terrorism.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff: last militia members say they will turn themselves over to FBI live updates

Four armed occupants insist this is not surrenderThey will meet agents at checkpoint at 8am ThursdayFBI surrounded Malheur wildlife refuge after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the scene 5.22am GMT Sean Anderson repeats that the occupiers intend to turn ourselves in on Thursday morning.

50 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Church talks help make Cuba perfect place for negotiations

The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island.

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hong Kong stocks plunge 4% as global economy concerns play out

Biggest daily drop in six months looms for Hong Kong markets opening after the lunar New Year breakHong Kongs stocks took a battering on Thursday, with the benchmark index falling 4% in late morning trade as worries about the health of the global economy, particularly China, sparked a sell-off in financials and energy shares.Stocks were set

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world CSIRO chief confirms climate modelling and monitoring jobs to be halved

News comes week after Larry Marshall announced shift in research priorities from understanding nature of climate change to adaptation and mitigationCSIRO chief Larry Marshall has provided more details on cuts to climate monitoring and modelling at the CSIRO confirming that the number of researchers employed in two research programs would be halved.In Senate estimates on Thursday, under questioning from Labors Kim Carr, Marshall said 100 jobs would be cut from the oceans a

59 minutes ago // CBS

world Bernie Sanders goes back to Brooklyn

Before he was a mayor, congressman, senator or presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders was the child of poor Jewish immigrants from Poland

1 hour ago // VOA

world FBI Surrounds Remaining Occupiers at Oregon Refuge

Federal law enforcement officials surrounded the four remaining armed protestors occupying a U.S. federal wildlife refuge late Wednesday. The FBI said in a statement its agents placed barricades around the area the protestors are camping at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Authorities said they began encircling the camp after one of the protestors drove an all-terrain vehicle outside barricades the protestors themselves had erected earlier. Officials said an attempt was made to app

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world As Oil Profits Plunge, Gulf Regimes Weigh the Unmentionable: Taxes

With the plunge in oil prices, governments from Riyadh to Muscat are reassessing their light-touch tax regimes as they search for fresh sources of income to pay for trophy projects and meet the demands of their populations.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths

A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff escalates as FBI surrounds Malheur wildlife refuge live updates

Four armed occupants remain inside refugeFBI attempting to negotiate departure after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the siegeAmmon Bundy and other militia leaders arrested last week 5.09am GMT

1 hour ago // CBS

world Dickerson: Don't expect "southern cordiality" in South Carolina race

"Face the Nation" anchor John Dickerson says the South Carolina primary has a history of shaking up the Republican race

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 02/10/16: Hillary Clinton Feels "the Bern" With Loss in New Hampshire Primary

Department of Justice files lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, "Frozen" is headed to Broadway.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Church Talks Help Make Cuba 'Perfect Place for Negotiations'

The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island

1 hour ago // CBS

world One-on-one with Bernie Sanders after N.H. win

"What we are talking about in this campaign is a political revolution," Vermont senator tells CBS News

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world 'Lithe, leggy, spirited' - Hollywood sexism exposed in scripts

Producer is tweeting descriptions of female characters from actual film pitches, ranging from the hilarious to the downright creepy

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The rise of internet veg box schemes in sub-Saharan Africa

Online grocery startups in Kenya, Rwanda and Gambia help farmers cut out the middleman, but challenges such as low internet access may hinder profitabilityGrowing up on a farm in central Kenya, Winston Wachanga witnessed the piles of fruit and vegetables that perished after never making it to a market.Later with a tomato farm of his own, he experienced the same struggle of farmers across the country trying to find a buyer. We have so much produce but accessing customers

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Cheap Oil Fuels Ukrainian Hopes of a More Conciliatory Russia

Recent diplomatic overtures have fueled hopes among Ukraines political elite that plummeting oil prices are restraining Russias interventionist ambitions.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Kate Jenkins is Australia's new sex discrimination commissioner politics live

Warren Truss is set to announce his retirement from politics with Barnaby Joyce the frontrunner to take over. On a busy day, the prime minister is also expected to receive the Parkinson review into whether Stuart Robert breached the ministerial code. All the developments from Canberra, live 4.54am GMT Back to the sex discrimination commissioner, for a minute. Terrific

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths

A Chinese man has agreed in a Hong Kong court to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff escalates as FBI surrounds Malheur wildlife refuge live updates

Four armed occupants remain inside refugeFBI attempting to negotiate departure after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the siegeAmmon Bundy and other militia leaders arrested last week 4.51am GMT

1 hour ago // NPR

world Muslim Community Remembers Chapel Hill Victims

A year after a gunman killed 3 young Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, many in the local Muslim community has responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Seoul: N. Korean Leader Kim Had His Military Chief Executed

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Oregon standoff escalates as FBI surrounds Malheur wildlife refuge live updates

Four armed occupants remain inside refugeFBI attempting to negotiate departure after 40-day standoffCliven Bundy on his way to the siegeAmmon Bundy and other militia leaders arrested last week 4.43am GMT

1 hour ago // ABC

world Hong Kong to Send Chinese Man Back to US Over Teen Deaths

A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews