Tunisia votes for first directly elected president in transition to democracy

Frontrunners Béji Caïd Essebsi, a former Ben Ali official, and Moncef Marzouki, incumbent head of state, go head to head Continue reading...






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Jacqui Lambie resigns from Palmer United party – politics live

Senator is expected to quit the Palmer United party after Clive Palmer accused her of being a plant to wreck his fledgling party. Follow the day’s events in Canberra live

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West and Iran in ‘last push’ for nuclear deal

World powers and Tehran are discussing possible extension to Monday night deadline as wide gap remains in crucial talks.

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Feeling the weight borne by Ferguson grand jury members

As the nation waits for the grand jury’s decision in the police shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, faith leaders, elected officials, and Brown’s parents are calling for calm. The grand jury reconvenes Monday, and a decision is expected soon.

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Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

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Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.






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Theresa May says ‘no ifs, no buts’ pledge on migration likely to fail

Conservatives plan benefits curb after missing target to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands by 2015 election

Theresa May has issued the clearest declaration by the government yet that it will fail to deliver David Cameron’s “no ifs, no buts” pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands by the general election next year.

As the prime minister prepared to deliver a long-awaited speech on EU migration, in which he is expected to unveil plans to curb access to in-work benefits, the home secretary said it was “unlikely” the government would achieve its migration target.

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Theresa May says ‘no ifs, no buts’ pledge on migration likely to fail

Conservatives plan benefits curb after missing target to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands by 2015 election

Theresa May has issued the clearest declaration by the government yet that it will fail to deliver David Cameron’s “no ifs, no buts” pledge to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands by the general election next year.

As the prime minister prepared to deliver a long-awaited speech on EU migration, in which he is expected to unveil plans to curb access to in-work benefits, the home secretary said it was “unlikely” the government would achieve its migration target.

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Iran nuclear talks: Philip Hammond promises ‘last big push’ in Vienna

Comprehensive accord appears unlikely, but hopes raised of framework agreement with technical details to be resolved later Continue reading...






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Newborn baby found in Sydney drain – video

A woman has been charged with attempted murder following the discovery of a newborn baby boy in a drain in Sydney's west. The baby was rescued, wrapped in a hospital blanket, from the bottom of a drain after a cyclist heard him crying while passing by in Quakers Hill. Bystanders helped to lift the concrete slab covering the drain to allow police to go down to rescue the baby. He was taken to Westmead Children's hospital in a serious but stable condition. Continue reading...






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