One day, I don’t know how it happened, I thought I could write a rodent history Tim Bonyhady Very few words land as heavy as “rat”. In almost any sentence it enters, it comes across as demeaning or funny,
Australian shoppers have become increasingly careful in their spending habits as a slew of consumer-facing companies reported tougher conditions and a closely watched survey showed the entire service shrank
Several hundred protesters have marched on Jacinda Ardern’s Auckland office, demanding she visit Ihumātao, the site of a major indigenous land dispute that has broadened into wider anger at government
By the end of July 1987, cracks were beginning to show in the premiership of Joh Bjelke-Petersen. For six months he had embarked on the infamous “Joh for PM” campaign, succeeding only in splitting the
In 2018, the Berejiklian government sanctioned National party-inspired legislation to retain thousands of feral horses in Kosciuszko national park despite their degradation of the park’s water catchments
School officials in southern California are reportedly reopening an investigation into a group of high school students seen giving Nazi salutes on video, after more racist video and images surfaced on
Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington and a 2020 Democratic hopeful, has dropped out of the presidential race. Inslee, who launched his campaign in March with a singular focus on fighting climate change,
An eight-year-old boy has been found safe after taking his parents’ car for a 140km/h (87mph) night-time spin down a motorway in Germany. He tearfully told police he “just wanted to drive a little bit”.
Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 security personnel to the province of West Papua and cut internet access, amid spreading protests and violence. On Wednesday, violent demonstrations erupted, a market
A comedian has pulled her show from the forthcoming Melbourne fringe festival after she was accused of “yellowface”. The festival came under fire this week after literary and arts magazine Liminal drew
Sidelined St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin has abandoned his Federal Court appeal over the NRL’s contentious stand-down policy. The legal challenge by the 28-year-old, who has pleaded not guilty
The resources minister Matt Canavan has defended an extraordinary spray against engineering firm Aurecon over its decision to sever ties with Indian energy company Adani. Canavan had labelled Aurecon’s
After several shows in which showbiz and song featured as prominently as standup, Jayde Adams doesn’t think she’s being taken seriously enough as a comedian. This year’s offering sets out to fix that.
Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization. However, the United
Study finds children in England and Scotland experiencing rising racism and prejudice in public after Brexit vote Eastern European pupils in schools in England and Scotland have experienced increased of
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said he will use this weekend’s G7 summit to attempt to de-escalate tensions between the US and Iran and seek to overhaul the global corporate tax code to make
Jeremy Corbyn will gather opposition leaders and Tory rebels at a meeting in parliament next week to discuss the fight against a no-deal Brexit, amid continuing splits over tactics to prevent Boris Johnson
To mark the centenary of the endlessly influential art school’s foundation by Walter Gropius, BBC Four spent a night in the Bauhaus. It began with a half-hour trot through the life and pioneering artwork
Olympiacos look set to reach the Champions League group stage after they beat Russian side Krasnodar 4-0. Miguel Ángel Guerrero opened the scoring, while Lazar Randelovic netted twice and Daniel Podence
Manu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial groin problem, describing the lengths he went to in order to hide it.
This was the night Fulham bared their teeth back in the Championship. Their front three had always felt the envy of the division but in running amok so ruthlessly to dismantle a normally robust Millwall
Eddie Nketiah is already making an impact at Leeds, the on-loan Arsenal striker scoring his second goal for the club to seal a 1-0 home win over Brentford and take them back to the top of the Championship.
Strolling to the end of a White House driveway on Wednesday ahead of his departure for a veterans event in Kentucky, the president began speaking while still walking toward a crowd of waiting reporters.
A billion dollars for an empty tract of land always sounded like a Hollywood fairytale. This week reality came crashing down on the investors, real estate agents and feuding litigants who – all too briefly
There has been a distinctly upbeat tone in English cricket during the short leadup to the Headingley Test. For once, the local bowlers do not have to worry about dismissing Steve Smith, the man who has