Happy Birthday Mr Hockney - in pictures

By Guardian Staff

A two-part exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates David Hockney’s 80th birthday. They feature self-portraits in his distinctive style and photographs from the 1980s. Happy Birthday Mr Hockney: Self-Portraits, opens on 27 June; Photographs, on 18 July. Both will be on show until 26 November

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How Alexandria's 'leaning tower' became an emblem of the city's corruption

By Mia Jankowicz in Alexandria

When the 13-storey tower block toppled it exposed the problems at the heart of Egypt’s construction industry, a country where 400 residential buildings collapse each year

Pensioner Madiha Abdel Alim was heading home to her flat in Alexandria when she looked up and noticed something strange: the 13-storey block in which she lived was suddenly tilting precariously over the narrow road.

Concerned, she immediately contacted the local authorities. “They did nothing,” says Alim. “They said, ‘oh, that’s normal. It’s a very tall building’.” Three days later, the tower toppled and crashed into the building across the road.

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Reports political death greatly exaggerated: all the times Andrew Bolt has called curtains for Turnbull

By Crikey Intern

Malcolm Turnbull

Just how many times has Andrew Bolt declared the end of the Turnbull government? Crikey intern Will Hogan finds out.

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Al Jazeera under threat … Aston claims victory … sketch tragedy in White House press briefing … 

By Emily Watkins

Political enemies of Qatar have demanded that news network Al Jazeera be shut down.

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Dispatches from the federal Liberal council, a place you never want to find yourself 

By Josh Taylor

Liberals love the flag and Australia Day and are not very keen on Bill Shorten: highlights (and lowlights) of the Liberal Party’s federal council meeting on the weekend.

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