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Kelly O'Dwyer quits politics in shock resignation before election

Federal minister for women says she will not recontest her Melbourne electorate of Higgins

Federal government minister Kelly O’Dwyer has announced she won’t recontest the next election, citing the “very personal reasons” of wanting to spend time with her young children.

The resignation of one of the government’s most senior women is a serious blow to the Coalition, already expected to lose the federal election in May.

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Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army and security forces

Myanmar’s army says it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counter attacks, after the well-armed group carried out deadly strikes on police posts earlier this month.

Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army (AA) – insurgents fighting for greater autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists – and security forces.

North American glaciers melting much faster than 10 years ago – study

Satellite images show glaciers in US and Canada, excluding Alaska, are shrinking four times faster then in previous decade

Glaciers in western North America, excluding Alaska, are melting four times faster than in the previous decade, with changes in the jet stream exacerbating the longer-term effects of climate change, according to a new study.

Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrants

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade.

Mexico explosion: at least 20 killed after burst pipeline ignites

Television footage showed the pipeline gushing fuel earlier in the day and people queuing with containers

An explosion in central Mexico has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 70 after people carrying water jugs and fuel containers gathered at a pipeline gushing gasoline.

Video footage showed people getting covered in petrol as they tried to fill their containers on Friday in the town of Tlahuelipan, Hidalgo state, to the north of Mexico City. Screams could be heard later as a fireball shot to the sky. “Hit the ground!” one person yelled at those fleeing.

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