West is 'paying the price for supporting riots in Hong Kong,' Chinese state media claims

Chinese state-run media has published a series of editorials and opinion pieces drawing parallels between violent protests in Hong Kong, Spain and Chile -- accusing the West of hypocrisy in its response.
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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:30am

Meghan: I was warned British tabloids would destroy my life

Royal speaks of struggling to cope with her new life in interview for ITV documentary

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she was warned before her marriage to Prince Harry that the British tabloids would “destroy” her life, as she spoke of struggling to cope with the reality of being part of the royal family.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:26am

PM’s department evades question on Brian Houston's White House invite – politics live

ALP requests documents about Barr investigation into the Mueller report. Plus, new AFP commissioner faces Senate estimates, and media companies unite against secrecy laws. All the day’s events, live

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Angus Taylor’s disclosures regarding his interest in company Jam Land are now being scrutinised, given the department’s administration of the ministerial standards.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:21am

The Nobel peace prize can inspire Abiy Ahmed to new heights in Ethiopia

Global acclaim for the peace he forged with Eritrea should buoy a leader facing the persecution of ethnic minorities at home

The Nobel prize awarded last week to Ethiopia’s prime minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed, honoured his achievements as a peacemaker. Most widely recognised was his success in thawing relations with Eritrea, the breakaway republic with which Ethiopia had remained on a war footing since the country gained independence in 1993.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:00am

Michael Bloomberg ‘still looking at’ a presidential run ... but only if Biden is out

The former New York mayor’s attitude towards wealth is staunchly opposite Elizabeth Warren’s, with whom he’s repeatedly clashed

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again – teasing a presidential run. At 77, he won’t even be the oldest in the field, and the billionaire is certainly not short of funding to be able to throw his hat in the ring.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:00am

Bolivia elections: President Evo Morales may have to face second round

President is ahead in early counting but could be vulnerable to a united opposition in a runoff

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, was ahead in the first round of the nation’s presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:03am

Why are South African cities still so segregated 25 years after apartheid? | Justice Malala

After 1994, the architecture of apartheid – the separation of rich and poor, black and white – was to be eradicated with creative and determined urban planning. It has not quite happened

It doesn’t take long after I drive out of the sleek OR Tambo international airport for the penny to drop. Again. Johannesburg is the bastard child of the worst aspects of capitalist greed and 20th-century racism. Nearly 150 years after its formation, this sprawling metropolis is still scarred by the sins of its genesis.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00am

'Only we can change things': life in the gang-ridden other side of Cape Town

After almost a thousand murders in the first six months of this year on the Cape Flats, national authorities sent in the army, and armoured convoys have patrolled the rutted streets of the worst neighbourhoods

• Photography by James Oatway

Marcelliano Reitz, lean and toothless, rolls up his sleeve. The sun is setting behind the world-famous silhouette of Table Mountain. A plane on its way to Cape Town’s international airport flies low overhead. Children play on a rusting climbing frame, jumping on an abandoned mattress.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00am

The spectre of Syria silenced Arab protest. But now it’s finding its voice | Nesrine Malik

Dissent in the face of rampant corruption is no longer being dampened by pointing to the failures of the Arab spring

There is a bogeyman that haunts the Arab world. Its spectre looms large and sinister over Arab politics. Its arrival is threatened, like a curse, as a warning by parents to precocious children when they misbehave. Its name is Syria. A suppurating wound that will not heal, the Syrian civil war continues to bleed lives, and draw in neighbours and allies involved in their own proxy battles.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00am

Waving not drowning: the street children finding refuge in Durban's surf scene

Surfers Not Street Children is transforming the lives of homeless children and vulnerable youths. Ilvy Njiokiktjien’s 12-year project Born Free: Mandela’s Generation of Hope documents the lives of the first generation born after apartheid

“I wanted to get that fresh air,” says 21-year-old Nonjabulo Ndzanibe, explaining why she ran away from her unhappy childhood home to the coastal city of Durban. “I just needed space for myself.”

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00am

'The EU is running scared from fascism' – Kosovo's likely new PM

In exclusive interview, leftwinger Albin Kurti condemns the bloc’s refusal to halt Balkan enlargement

The leftwinger set to become Kosovo’s surprise new prime minister has condemned the EU’s decision to halt further Balkans enlargement, saying it showed western leaders had forgotten the lessons of two world wars and instead were in retreat in the face of fascism and populism.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00am

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