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Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Image copyright Getty Images An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa […]

Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

Image copyright Barts Health NHS Trust Image caption A £1.1bn revamp of the Royal London Hospital was funded through PFI Taxpayers still owe private contractors £199bn for deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), a spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO) found 716 public projects were active under PFI and its successor […]

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place last March beneath the main gate at Auschwitz Twelve people who stripped naked in front of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and killed a sheep have been convicted of profaning the site. A court in the Polish city of Oswiecim jailed two of the […]

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine (L) poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in […]

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Image copyright Reuters Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped near the northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna […]

Ex-minister: Young could undo Brexit

Ex-minister: Young could undo Brexit

Image copyright House of Commons A future generation of MPs will seek to “improve or undo” Brexit if it does not work for young people, a former cabinet minister has said. Justine Greening – who quit as education secretary in last week’s reshuffle – said MPs had a duty to make sure Brexit was “sustainable”. […]

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Image caption Nancy and the Meerkats face up to some harsh commercial realities, before battling Kitty and co A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it is a […]

Bonuses for Carillion bosses are blocked

Bonuses for Carillion bosses are blocked

Image copyright Reuters Bosses and directors of Carillion will not get bonuses or severance payments, the government has said. The Insolvency Service said no such payments had been made since the construction firm collapsed on Monday. The announcement comes as work on Carillion’s public sector construction sites is paused pending decisions about their future. However, […]

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the iPhone X launch in November Apple will pay about $38bn in tax on the $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the reforms, which […]