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'Sleepwalking into the future': readers' responses to Australian cities week

'Sleepwalking into the future': readers' responses to Australian cities week

From Melbourne’s overcrowding issues to Adelaide’s gutsy success story, here’s what you said about the state of Australia’s cities“Growth is the conversation Melburnians are having – or want to have,”
'The best in the world': a love letter to Australia's public pools

'The best in the world': a love letter to Australia's public pools

Tracing his conversion from pool refusnik to aquatic evangelist, Benjamin Law asks: is swimming the Australian version of baptism?In Australia, you’re expected to just know how to swim. It makes
Philippines: Duterte threatens to arrest International Criminal Court​ prosecutor

Philippines: Duterte threatens to arrest International Criminal Court​ prosecutor

President hits out at what he calls international effort to paint him as ‘ruthless and heartless violator of human rights’Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an international
How much is an hour worth? The war over the minimum wage

How much is an hour worth? The war over the minimum wage

Some economists say it should be raised. Others say it’s already too high. But what if both sides are missing the point? By Peter C BakerNo idea in economics provokes more furious argument than the
The Mumbai creche that means toddlers aren't left home alone | Priti Salian

The Mumbai creche that means toddlers aren't left home alone | Priti Salian

Construction sites in India that provide daycare are allowing cash-strapped families to build their children a futureReshma Rathod wakes at dawn and rustles up a quick breakfast of rice with peanuts,
Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list

Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list

Rafael Caro Quintero served 28 years in Mexico for killing of Enrique ‘Kike’ Camarena but was released on a technicality in 2017A veteran drug kingpin convicted over the murder of a DEA agent and then
Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor 16 killed in bus crash

Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor 16 killed in bus crash

People showed up at work and schools decked out in sports jerseys to send a message of support for the families of the deadCanadians donned hockey jerseys on Thursday to honor the 16 players and team
Eleven lions die at Ugandan national park in suspected poisoning

Eleven lions die at Ugandan national park in suspected poisoning

Authorities suspect poisoning caused deaths at popular tourist destinationEleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda after possibly being
Family of unarmed black man killed by Texas police file wrongful death lawsuit

Family of unarmed black man killed by Texas police file wrongful death lawsuit

Case claims officer used excessive force even after observing Danny Ray Thomas was experiencing a mental health crisisThe family of an unarmed black man whose trousers were around his ankles when he
‘Where are the people?’ Gold Coast 'empty' for Commonwealth Games

‘Where are the people?’ Gold Coast 'empty' for Commonwealth Games

Deserted streets, empty cafes and angry taxi drivers as local businesses battle unexpected downturn On the tourist strip of Cavill Avenue, people spill out of bars in the early afternoon. Footpaths
The Guardian view on the DRC: millions are desperate. Their government does not care | Editorial

The Guardian view on the DRC: millions are desperate. Their government does not care | Editorial

The country is in the grips of one of the world’s worst crises. But Joseph Kabila is boycotting the funding drive that could help his peopleThe world has managed to largely ignore one of its worst
Retaliatory strikes in Syria: where do various countries stand?

Retaliatory strikes in Syria: where do various countries stand?

As Donald Trump appears to row back on imminent action, other nations outline their positionsUS: After earlier saying missiles “will be coming” and Russia should “get ready” for a strike on Syria in
Canada: rescue dog shot dead after escaping from plane on to airport runway

Canada: rescue dog shot dead after escaping from plane on to airport runway

Golden labrador mix named Greta being transported to new homeAuthorities said they had no option but to use lethal forceOfficials in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have launched a review after a
How world's first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video

How world's first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video

Sweden has opened the world's first electrified road. The 1.2-mile route, between Stockholm Arlanda airport and a logistics site, will now actively charge cars and lorries as they travel along it
Ex-Stephen Lawrence murder suspect ordered to repay £6,000 from drug ring

Ex-Stephen Lawrence murder suspect ordered to repay £6,000 from drug ring

Neil Acourt, who was jailed for conspiracy to supply cannabis, told to pay or face further four months behind barsA former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000
Syria: what is 'deconfliction' and what form might US strikes take?

Syria: what is 'deconfliction' and what form might US strikes take?

Hotline between US and Russia could help avoid direct clash, but risk of an accident remainsSyria crisis – live updatesThe Kremlin’s announcement on Thursday that a hotline between Russia and the US
Use inheritance tax to tackle inequality of wealth, says OECD

Use inheritance tax to tackle inequality of wealth, says OECD

Wealth inequality is even greater than income inequality and is on the rise, says new reportGovernments should consider deploying the taxation system to reduce wealth inequality, with inheritance tax
New satellite to spot planet-warming industrial methane leaks

New satellite to spot planet-warming industrial methane leaks

Multimillion dollar project will scan and make public methane leaks from oil and gas plants that are a major contributor to global warming Methane leaking from oil and gas facilities around the world
Nakhane: 'For as long as I need to, I'm going to talk about being a gay artist'

Nakhane: 'For as long as I need to, I'm going to talk about being a gay artist'

The South African actor stars in The Wound, a film that mixes an intimate portrayal of a gay relationship with the Xhosas tribe’s initiation rites. It won plenty of awards, but the 30-year-old faced a
Rule, Britannia! Penny Mordaunt reveals how UK aid can save the world

Rule, Britannia! Penny Mordaunt reveals how UK aid can save the world

In a speech broadcast on Facebook Live, the development secretary laid out her vision for humanitarian Britain, the ‘cradle of democracy’Name: Penny Mordaunt.Age: 45. Continue reading...