This all sounds alarming. But a moment’s thought raises more questions than answers. Why should the adequacy of our oil stocks be a matter of international concern? And why oil, rather than, say, essential medical supplies? Is a 90-day stock the right amount for Australia?
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy was the surprise victor while the final season of HBO’s fantasy drama picked up the most awards
It was a British invasion at the 71st Emmy awards, with Game of Thrones taking home the prize for best drama and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag sweeping most of the comedy awards in a night that saw numerous nods to stars from across the pond.
The biggest question heading into the night was whether Emmy voters would reward perennial juggernaut Game of Thrones for its divisive final season. The show was nominated for 32 awards – the most for any single season of television ever – and had already won 10 Creative Arts Emmys last week. Game of Thrones took home the night’s final prize for outstanding drama series and a best supporting actor nod for American star Peter Dinklage – bringing its total to 12 awards and breaking its own 2015 record for the most awards given to a series – but was otherwise shut out of the telecast.
Scotland's poor start to the Rugby World Cup received another blow on Monday when it was confirmed that injured loose-forward Hamish Watson would play no further part in the tournament, with Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury called up as a replacement.
Yemen's Houthi movement said early on Monday that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Omran province in Yemen, according to the Houthi owned Al-Masirah TV.
Pontypool-born referee Luke Pearce will be hoping for a low-key start to his Rugby World Cup career when he officiates the Pool D clash between Wales and Georgia at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday.
A congratulatory "low five" shared between referee Ben O'Keeffe and a Fiji player during the Pacific islanders' World Cup opener against the Wallabies has been criticised by Australian media and invited further scrutiny on officiating at the tournament.
The president’s story was manufacturing jobs, and the PM was more than happy to play along
As soon as the cornfields cleared, they were waving, hands and flags, in fours and fives, then in lines, small and substantial, with their Make America Great Again caps. The rubberneckers were overwhelmingly white, in shorts and flip-flops, beckoning their saviour like it was Palm Sunday. Little children stood to attention and saluted as the motorcade rolled in – the wrong one, the first arrival in Wapakoneta on Sunday was Scott Morrison, not Donald Trump – but the people didn’t know and I doubt they cared.
The welcoming party was all Trump love, except for two brave souls, down near the railway line near the entrance to Anthony Pratt’s Ohio box factory, clutching a sign that read: “Thank you, Obama and Australia, for jobs.”
Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigate allegations of systematic murders by police.
Peter Ridd’s former employer James Cook University appealing after a court ruled the professor’s sacking was unlawful
The climate-sceptic academic Peter Ridd has asked supporters to donate another $1.5m to fund ongoing legal costs after his former employer, James Cook University, lodged an appeal against an unlawful dismissal ruling.
Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony and centre Bundee Aki have not been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup Pool A game against Japan after both passed the second of three head injury assessment (HIA) tests, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday.
After waiting eight years to return to rugby's biggest stage it was no surprise Manu Tuilagi grabbed his opportunity with both hands on Sunday with a brace of tries helping England to a 35-3 victory over Tonga at the Sapporo Dome.
Thomas Cook , the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
Peter Fankhauser, the chief executive of Thomas Cook, said the tour operator’s collapse was a “matter of profound regret” as he apologised to the company’s “millions of customers, and thousands of employees”.
The CAA’s website dedicated to providing information for travellers who are stuck keeps crashing, but the CAA says just to keep refreshing and it should be fixed shortly.
There is also a phone number for people to call.
Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect.
All #ThomasCook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled.
United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise
An assessment backed by the world’s major climate science bodies has found commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions must be at least tripled and increased by up to fivefold if the world is to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
The report, launched as leaders gather at a UN climate action summit in New York on Monday, says current plans would lead to a rise in average global temperatures of between 2.9C and 3.4C by 2100, a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe.
Indonesian investigators have found that design and oversight lapses played a key role in the October crash of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jet that killed all 189 aboard, the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday.
The biggest night in TV sees Game of Thrones aiming for victory with a record 32 nominations but can a divisive final season dominate the night?
So word is that the red carpet is aggressively humid today thanks to a particularly scorching LA day which has led to big industrial hanging fans, water on hand and a touch-up station for celebrities to ensure they’re looking as unsweaty as possible. The girls from Go Fug Yourself are already prepping for some underarm embarrassment:
It is hot and humid in LA today. People are going to be sweaty on this red carpet. #Emmys2019 - J
A Nicaraguan opposition group claimed responsibility on Sunday for "military actions," after a series of small explosions struck the country, including one that damaged a bridge leading to Nicaragua's most important port.
Research shows people in need outnumber those on social waiting lists by two to one
More than 8 million people, equivalent to the population of London, are living in unsuitable housing in England, according to analysis suggesting the scale of the housing crisis could be far worse than officially estimated.
Research by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh suggests the lives of one in eight people in England are now negatively affected by years of fast-rising prices and missed house-building targets.
Government pledges £150m for those not covered by reciprocal arrangements if UK crashes out
The government has pledged £150m to temporarily cover the healthcare costs of 180,000 British nationals living in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said workers posted to the bloc, plus pensioners and students, who can currently have their healthcare funded by the UK under existing reciprocal arrangements, would continue to be covered for six months after a crash out.
Carmakers fear disorderly exit would cripple the just-in-time supply chain, investment and lead to tariff barriers
The European car industry has warned of catastrophic effects of a no-deal Brexit, saying it would have a “seismic” impact on making cars in Europe.
In a rare joint statement, chiefs from 23 automotive business associations across Europe joined forces to caution against a brutal exit from the bloc by Britain, where auto giants BMW, Peugeot PSA and Japan’s Nissan have factories.
Brazilian skateboarders finished one-two in the female category of the Street League World Championships on Sunday, a result that moved them closer to a place at Tokyo 2020 and confirmed Brazil’s eminence in one of the newest Olympic events.
Colombian Sebastian Munoz became the second South American in a row to win on the PGA Tour when he beat South Korean Im Sung-jae in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi on Sunday.