1,000 days later: the Biloela family spending their third Christmas in detentionPriya, Nades, Kopika and Tharunicaa’s movement is limited and everywhere they go they are escorted by security guards
Australia's cruise ship ban is set to expire – but it won't all be smooth sailingCruise companies are optimistic they’ll be able to restart trips in Australia soon, but even with restrictions and boosted safety measures, the risk of spreading Covid remains
Airports are portals to escape, but in New Zealand there is no way outThe lights are on, but the party’s over - in the time of Covid, we can’t even buy duty-free
Indigenous students from bilingual school in Arnhem Land first in community to qualify for universityYirrkala school’s ‘both ways’ approach uses students’ strengths in Yolngu language and identity to access mainstream curriculum
'Fun, spontaneous and full of love': what three years of same-sex marriages looks like in AustraliaIn the three years since same-sex marriage was legalised, more than 14,000 couples have taken the plunge. But for some, the struggle for full recognition continues
How we stay together: 'It’s like we’re one person with two personalities'What began as a light office flirtation has resulted in more than three decades of deep commitment for Jackie Rees and Phil Kafcaloudes
'We dodged a bullet, but of course it circled back around': literary festivals look beyond lockdownCovid-19 forced many Australian writers’ festivals to cancel live events and head online. As restrictions ease, some changes may have a longer shelf life
Waleed Nesyif: ‘I got hundreds of messages after Once Upon a Time in Iraq'The exiled Iraqi’s recollections of life in Baghdad were a central part of one of the year’s best documentaries * Carole Baskin: ‘After Tiger King, my phone rang every two minutes for months’ * See the Observer’s faces of 2020 in full
No more lip service: ethical fashion and ‘the true cost of clothes’Experts say that commitments aren’t enough and brands need to match their words with actions
Former world champion Marina Arzamasova of Belarus received a four-year ban for doping after her defense that she had taken contaminated over-the-counter supplements was rejected. The 32-year-old Arzamasova, who won the 800 meters at the 2015 worlds in Beijing, had been provisionally suspended after testing positive in 2019. The four-year ban dates to the initial suspension and ends on July 28, 2023, track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said in its decision released Friday.
Debut tries for Kieran Hardy and Sam Parry as Wales run in five against Italy * Wales 38-18 Italy * First tries for Kieran Hardy and Sam Parry as Wales seal fifth
Wiltshire Police said the protest ended peacefully.
Trevor Konitzer is the kind of guy whose cellphone is constantly buzzing with updates on NFL players: who's hurt, who's playing, what breaking news affects one team or another. A coronavirus outbreak involving the Denver Broncos saw three of the team's quarterbacks deemed high-risk close contacts for having been mask-less around QB Jeff Driskel before he tested positive, making them ineligible to play in the upcoming game against the Saints.
Bombing, looting and skirmishes persisted in parts of Ethiopia's Tigray on Saturday, a rebellious force in the northern region said after government troops declared they were within days of capturing the group's leaders. A month of fighting between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's federal army and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is believed to have killed thousands of people and driven some 46,000 refugees into neighbouring Sudan. Abiy's government has said the conflict is winding down a week after it seized Tigray's regional capital, Mekelle, but TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters in a text message on Saturday there was still fighting outside the city.
Wales 38-18 Italy: Mid-game fightback saw Italy take the lead early in the second half but back-row forwards combine to create four of their five tries to seal fifth place in the Autumn Nations Cup
The Trumps are accused of concocting a scheme which affected up to 14,000 tenants
One of the army officers behind an August coup in Mali was named on Saturday to lead a new transitional legislative body, a spokesman for the authorities said. The appointment boosts the number of military figures in key roles, something that has dismayed some political factions. After the ouster of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Aug. 18, hopes of a civilian-led transition were dashed by the appointment of the junta's leader as vice president, while retired colonel Bah Ndaw became president.
Police ‘looking at other options beyond a mountain accident’
The two leaders have ordered their chief negotiators to meet again in Brussels on Sunday to assess whether they reach an agreement.
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