Powerful snow storm with high winds headed toward western US

Blizzard warnings issued for Wyoming and Nebraska and 2ft of snow expected in Colorado over the weekend

A powerful spring snow storm was expected over the next three days to blanket parts of the US Rockies and central high plains where forecasters warned of whiteout conditions, power outages and avalanches.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued blizzard warnings for parts of Wyoming and western Nebraska, where quickly accumulating snowfall of up to 2ft (61cm) and fierce winds reaching 65mph (105km per hour) could cause dangerous conditions from Saturday through Monday.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 5:25pm
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There's an outpouring of rage about gendered violence. Women have had enough

The reality of women’s lives is that they are surrounded by sexual violence. Lawmakers must act to make women safe

On a Sunday afternoon less than two weeks ago I put out an angry tweet asking women to join me and protest at Parliament House. I was angry at the Morrison government’s handling of the Brittany Higgins allegations, and then about the allegations Christian Porter has denied. I was angry reading the gut wrenching stories of the horrific sexual violence in schools.

This anger was the start of an Australian outpouring of rage.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Australia renews concerns over coal ships stuck off China amid import quota uncertainty

The protracted standoff sees about 40 ships carrying coal of Australian origin still awaiting clearance at Chinese ports

The Morrison government has renewed its concerns with China over delays clearing dozens of ships carrying Australian coal, amid wider uncertainty over import quotas that will apply this year.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Lara Trump-linked dog rescue charity spent $2m on Trump properties

Florida-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue has spent as much as $1,883,160 on fundraising costs for events at Mar-a-Lago

A dog rescue charity that has links to Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, has spent almost $2m at Trump properties in the last seven years, according to US media reports.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 12:05pm
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Duke and Duchess of Sussex to give to race and mental health charities

Announcement of donations follows Meghan’s claim she did not get help with mental health from palace

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced a series of donations to charities related to mental health and racial equality, particularly in the press, in a move seen as an assertion of their commitment to causes they have been outspoken about in recent months.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:39pm
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Trade war fallout: how reliant is Australia's economy on China?

China’s importance to the Australian economy has exploded in recent years – but data shows Australia is not nearly so important to China

China’s importance to the Australian economy has exploded over the past decade, fuelled by an apparently insatiable need for iron ore and helped along by increasing demand for luxury goods as the country became richer, analysis of UN trade data by Guardian Australia reveals.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, dies aged 97

  • Tributes paid after commentator’s death announced
  • Martin Brundle hails ‘national treasure, F1 legend’

Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, has died aged 97. Walker, whose broadcasting career spanned more than 50 years, worked for the BBC and ITV, before he retired from commentating in 2001.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 1:47pm
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Charlie Hebdo criticised for 'offensive' cartoon of Meghan

Image in French magazine depicts Queen kneeling on Duchess of Sussex’s neck, echoing George Floyd’s killing

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked outrage with a cartoon depiction of Queen Elizabeth kneeling on the neck of Meghan Markle, echoing the death of George Floyd.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:38pm
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