Australia news live: Reynolds warns of war risk and faces fresh questions over Higgins case

8.43pm GMT 20:43 Christopher Knaus and Katharine Murphy report Peter Dutton won’t say whether or not he was notified of Brittany Higgins’s rape allegation – as he should have been … Read More

Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’

Blobs of sticky tar started washing up on the country’s Mediterranean shores last week. Images posted on official government accounts showed sea birds and turtles covered in tar and sticky … Read More

Cautious Johnson faces battle with own MPs over lockdown exit

When Boris Johnson stands at the dispatch box on Monday to deliver his roadmap for easing Covid restrictions for what he hopes will be the final time, there is likely … Read More

Facebook faces a global backlash over its bid to ‘bully’ Australia

Elected officials and media publishers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States slammed Facebook’s actions on Thursday, suggesting they were anti-competitive and underscored the need for a … Read More