The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has set aside 960 Centrelink debt decisions out of 2,699 appeals lodged between March 2016 and March 2017. More than a third of Australian welfare debt recovery decisions have been overturned by the independent tribunal that oversees CentrelinkRead more »
A 35-year-old man was shot dead while strapping his son into his car seat in a supermarket car park in Northern Ireland. Colin Horner was hit several times outside a Sainsbury's supermarket on the outskirts of Bangor in County Down. The Loyalist from Carrickfergus, County Antrim, had recently relocated to the area after threats to his life.
A zoo in Cambridgeshire has been evacuated after a "serious incident" and an air ambulance and police were called to the scene. "Police and air ambulance called to @HamertonZoo and guests are being cleared out. Jessica Russell tweeted: "I shouldn't leave the house... Try to go to @HamertonZoo and all hell breaks loose.
Prince William has talked candidly about trying to raise his children in a "normal environment" in a new interview. The Duke of Cambridge spoke about his family in an interview with Alastair Campbell for British GQ, saying how much he wishes his mother, Princess Diana, had lived to meet wife Kate and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. "I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents.
Iran's supreme leader has claimed Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the US. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned its regional rival for signing multibillion-dollar deals with "infidel" Americans - and described its government as "stupid". Mr Khamenei said: "The stupid Saudi government thinks it can attract the friendship of enemies by giving them money.
British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption amid claims the chaos could have been avoided if it had not been "greedy" and outsourced IT work to India. Computer problems grounded scores of planes over the weekend, leaving thousands stranded at airports. BA said it intended to run a full long-haul schedule at Heathrow and a "high proportion" of its short-haul programme, and a full schedule at Gatwick.
Frank Lampard has praised Mauricio Pochettino's methods at Tottenham as the former Chelsea player looks to move into management. Lampard has been earmarked as a potential future manager with the Football Association helping him with coaching qualifications. In March, the former England captain played down a return to Stamford Bridge in a backroom position and now underlined his desire for a future seat in a dugout, noting Pochettino's approach and man-management as an appealing role model.
By Paul Carrel and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier. In a speech in Berlin, Merkel showed how seriously she is concerned about Washington's dependability under President Donald Trump by repeating the message she delivered a day earlier that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over to a certain extent".
An internal MI5 investigation looking into possible intelligence failings over the Manchester bomber is the "right first step", the Home Secretary has told Sky News. The Security Service has launched an urgent inquiry into how it missed the danger posed by attacker Salman Abedi. Investigators will be looking at the process used to assess suspects and asking if different decisions should have been made in Abedi's case.
Scots were left outraged when Barack Obama was given a sugar-free Irn Bru during his visit to Scotland last week. The former US President was enjoying a round of golf at the Old Course at St Andrews when he was handed a sugar-free version of the iconic Scottish drink. Unlike Donald Trump, Mr Obama has never visited Scotland before.
Google has redesigned the Chrome app, and Android users can test its new layout now. The address bar has been moved from the top of the screen to the bottom, which is a sensible switch considering that’s where your thumbs naturally rest when you hold a smartphone. With phone displays seemingly getting larger and larger by the year, making the top of the screen harder to reach, it’s likely that the bottom of your phone will be home to the address bar for the considerable future.
The death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has risen to 169, with close to half a million people displaced. Bangladesh is now braced for Cyclone Mora to make landfall early Tuesday morning as the storm continues its destructive path across the Bay of Bengal. The country's ports were warned to expect sea surges of up to two metres, with neighbouring India's north eastern states also on alert for heavy rains.
Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced. His family said he died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning and that they hoped Noakes would be remembered for "his many escapades with his faithful companion Shep" during his time on the TV show. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's.
By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said. North Korea has a large stockpile of the short-range missiles, originally developed by the Soviet Union.
London-based housing developer Moda Living is teaming up with Uber in a "first of its kind" partnership to help cut car ownership and congestion in large cities across the UK. The developer will soon offer apartments with free Uber rides included in the rent if the resident agrees to forego a car parking space within the Moda development. Uber will offer every participating tenant up to £100 credits per month to spend on Uber rides that they will be able to access via their Moda resident app.
Two more Galaxy smartphones have joined the list of phones that have recently received Samsung's Android security patch for May. The handsets are Galaxy Note 4 and its Edge screen variant. The latest Android firmware for Note 4 brings build version N910FXXU1DQE2 and for Note Edge it is N915FYXXS1DQE1. As outlined in Samsung Android's security update page the May release patches 54 vulnerabilities in Android OS, along with resolving 11 bug issues to improve the security of the Samsung Galaxy devices.
Countries hit hard by shortages of penicillin are increasingly turning to Chinese companies as the majority of the factories still producing the drug are based in the country. Today, only four companies in the world are responsible for the global supply of the active ingredient in the antibiotic benzathine penicillin G and three of them are located in China. Benzathine penicillin G is the first-line therapy for syphilis and rheumatic heart disease.
John Noakes, a former presenter of BBC's Blue Peter, has died aged 83. A family friend, Wendy Downes, confirmed to the Mail Online that Noakes died on Sunday (28 May). Two years prior to his death, fears grew for the safety of Noakes after he disappeared from his Majorca home.
Theresa May has sought to re-focus the Conservative General Election campaign on the forthcoming Brexit negotiations after seeing Labour close the gap in the opinion polls. Returning to campaign trail after the Manchester bombing and her attendance at the Nato and G7 summits, the Prime Minister said the choice on June 8 came down to who voters wanted to represent Britain around the negotiating table in Brussels - her or Jeremy Corbyn.
Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Mesale Tolu, a German citizen who has been detained on charges of advancing "terrorist propaganda", a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday. German-Turkish relations have come under growing strain in recent months, after Ankara denied German parliamentarians permission to visit German soldiers serving on Turkish soil in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the detention of Tolu and fellow journalist Deniz Yucel on similar charges. Thousands of people have been arrested in Turkey as part of a crackdown on alleged perpetrators of last July's failed putsch against Presidnet Tayyip Recep Erdogan.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was met by a group of angry students as he returned to Balliol College at Oxford University for a private party. The 52-year-old had allegedly been spending time at his former university's library, but as he attempted to leave the campus, news of his attendance had got out and he was soon greeted with protest banners and heckles. One of the banners read "Racist Boris, what dead animals have you f****d?".