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Horrific footage emerges of 16-year-old Australian girl being dragged by the neck during police arrest

A magistrate ruled that Melissa Dunn was subject to unnecessary force

Three of the 12 whales that became stranded on Monday

Dozens of whales die in Australia after mass stranding near Perth harbour

The whales were first spotted early on Monday after becoming stuck in rocks near Bunbury Harbour in Perth

The Great Barrier Reef has lost about 50 per cent of its coral in the past 30 years

Great Barrier Reef: Australian PM Tony Abbott makes saving the World Heritage site his top priority

The 35-year plan envisages spending more than £1bn over the next decade

Direct descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty crew on Norfolk Island

Another mutiny for descendants of HMS Bounty crew as Australia plans to end Norfolk Island's self-rule

The Pacific island has been plagued by financial issues for years, and relies heavily on assistance from Canberra

Children play in a destroyed banana plantation in Mele, outside the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu provides lesson in how to survive a category five storm

Aid workers left amazed by the resilience of the islanders and the low death toll

Vanuatu residents stand in the wreckage of their home

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu will run out of food 'in a week' as officials slam aid agencies for wanting 'publicity'

National disaster committee deputy chair said the response could have been handled better

Vanuatu residents stand in the wreckage of their home

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu islanders face starvation 'within days' following destruction of all crops, warns Unicef

The death toll now stands at 24, with dozens injured, but is expected to rise and there are 'serious concerns about food security'

Muslim community in Australia sets up TV network to tackle mainstream media portrayal of Islam

The One Path Network was set up to provide 'authentic Islamic knowledge using a professional contemporary approach'

13 people rescued after dangling for hours on Australian rollercoaster

Not an ideal Sunday outing

Cyclone Pam: State of emergency declared in Vanuatu as first aid workers to reach the country describe scenes of devastation

The president, Baldwin Lonsdale, spoke of the destruction to his country

People walk along the shore where debris is scattered in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Saturday

Surgeon's career advice: accept sexual advances

'Ironic' comment causes uproar in Australia - but medics say sexism is rampant

A new island has been formed

Pictures emerge of amazing Pacific island formed by underwater volcano

New island was visited by three people who photographed their trip - but it may soon disappear

Cyclone Pam tracks south heading for the islands of Vanuatu in the southern Pacific Ocean

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu in panic over 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm bearing down on South Pacific island

The island's capital, Port Vila, has gone into lockdown ahead of expected 280km/h winds

The image tweeted by Isis supporters which is believed to show Jake Bilardi

Australian 'Isis suicide bomber' Jake Bilardi wrote 4,300 word manifesto vowing 'string of bombing attacks across Melbourne'

Teenager described growing up as an atheist before becoming an extremist

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own