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Kavanaugh’s accuser willing to testify

A lawyer for a woman accusing US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she is willing to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week if they can agree to terms ‘that are fair and which ensure her safety’.

Ferry sinks in Lake Victoria, dozens dead

At least 44 people are dead after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official says, with the death toll expected to rise when rescue efforts resume at daybreak.

Female shooter dead after killing 3 in US

A 26-year-old woman suspected of killing three people in a shooting attack at a US pharmacy distribution centre in Maryland is dead after shooting herself.

Aust sailor captured on US police video

Florida police have released video footage of Australian sailor and murder accused Lewis Bennett involved in an emotional confrontation with his ex-wife’s family.

EU, UK fail to resolve Brexit border row

Britain and its European Union partners have failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade.

US admiral has China warning at Aust event

One of America’s top military commanders has told a US-Australia event at Pearl Harbour that China is attempting to dominate the Indo-Pacific by ‘greasing the region with money like no other adversary we’ve ever faced’.