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Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave

Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave

Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40C An intense heatwave across south Asia has killed dozens of people with sustained temperatures in excess of 40C
Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

The US government secured a criminal conviction against Purdue Pharma in the mid-2000s but failed to curb sales of the drug after Giuliani reached a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing businessThe US
Lava from Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano enters power plant site – video

Lava from Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano enters power plant site – video

Workers have rushed to shut down a power plant on Hawaii's Big Island after lava from Mount Kīlauea entered the site. Authorities are working to prevent the uncontrolled release of noxious gases as
NSW prison officers who allegedly covered up bashing 'too ready to be heavy-handed'

NSW prison officers who allegedly covered up bashing 'too ready to be heavy-handed'

Wesley Duffy says he distanced himself from officers when he thought they were submitting false statementsNew South Wales prison officers who allegedly bashed an inmate then staged a cover-up were
Tony Blair refuses to apologise to Libyan torture victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj

Tony Blair refuses to apologise to Libyan torture victim Abdel Hakim Belhaj

Former UK prime minister says he knew nothing about case until after he left officeTony Blair has refused to personally apologise to the Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who was tortured in a jail
HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

Scarcity of antibiotic Septrin drives fears of weakened immunity among patients, setting back efforts to end Aids by 2030 The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans living with HIV are being put
Irish abortion vote: 'propagandistic' use of children with Down's syndrome condemned

Irish abortion vote: 'propagandistic' use of children with Down's syndrome condemned

Father, doctor and pro-choice campaigner accuses anti-abortion lobby of exploiting ‘vulnerable group’ in referendumA doctor, author and father of a son with Down’s syndrome has hit out at Ireland’s
The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

The closure of its factories hit Sesto hard, but when the perpetrator of the Berlin truck attack was shot there, the former leftwing stronghold turned rightGramsci Avenue, May Day Square, Karl Marx
Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

Shukri Abdull has been reappointed to investigate scandal after having to flee to Washington the first time aroundThe man who headed the first investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal has said that
Activist sentenced to five years in prison for promoting Tibetan language

Activist sentenced to five years in prison for promoting Tibetan language

China detained Tashi Wangchuk in 2016 over his campaign to teach the Tibetan language in local schoolsAn activist who campaigned for Tibetan language education has been sentenced to five years in
Untouchable no more: the Dalit bridegroom rejecting class prejudice | Amrit Dhillon

Untouchable no more: the Dalit bridegroom rejecting class prejudice | Amrit Dhillon

When a student from India’s lowest caste proposed to take his marriage procession past the homes of well-to-do Hindus, uproar ensued. Yet he is now poised for a significant victoryThe dusty,
‘I had no real interest in politics, until this’ – Ireland’s accidental abortion activists

‘I had no real interest in politics, until this’ – Ireland’s accidental abortion activists

On 25 May, voters in Ireland will decide whether to legalise abortion. Doctors, grandparents and those who have been forced to travel the UK to seek terminations have been raising their voices in a
Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea

Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea

Women’s reproductive rights have been ill-served by top-down politics. The campaign to repeal the eighth should inspire us allNo matter what happens in Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, the
Toxic clouds rise up as lava from Kilauea volcano hits sea – video

Toxic clouds rise up as lava from Kilauea volcano hits sea – video

White clouds of gas billow into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano pours into the ocean. People have been warned to stay away from the fumes, which are laced with hydrochloric
Japan sexual harassment survey reveals 150 allegations by women in media

Japan sexual harassment survey reveals 150 allegations by women in media

A third of cases involved inappropriate behaviour by government officials, police officers and MPsDozens of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks have been sexually harassed – many
'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'

'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'

A Baghdad court has sentenced more than 40 foreign women to death after 10-minute hearingsIn a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter
Class act: the great Dalit fightback that started in the schoolroom

Class act: the great Dalit fightback that started in the schoolroom

A network of free after-school coaching classes for Dalits is just one way that India’s lowest caste is raising its sightsWhen he was 14, Govind Gyan Chand started attending the large school near his
Central African leaders turn to constitutional changes to cement power

Central African leaders turn to constitutional changes to cement power

Burundi president’s power grab is latest by a number of regional leaders to have raised term limits or bolstered their powersVoters in Burundi have backed wide-ranging constitutional changes that will
North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

North Korea has invited a handful of journalists to watch as it dismantles its only known nuclear test site, but experts warn the move is purely symbolicThis week North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will
One Nation reversal on big business tax cuts 'disappointing', Cormann says – politics live

One Nation reversal on big business tax cuts 'disappointing', Cormann says – politics live

Pauline Hanson changes her mind again on tax – just in time for the Longman byelection. All the day’s events, liveSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning 2.53am BST