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Superfans, boiled sweets and Pamela Anderson: ​six years spying on Julian Assange – video explainer

Ecuador has housed the WikiLeaks founder at its embassy in central London since 2012. Leaked documents reveal the Ecuadorian government spent millions of dollars monitoring his every move. Here is
Water shortages to be key environmental challenge of the century, Nasa warns

Water shortages to be key environmental challenge of the century, Nasa warns

Freshwater supplies have already seriously declined in 19 global hotspots – from China to the Caspian Sea – due to overuse, groundbreaking study showsWater shortages are likely to be the key
Özil and Gündoğan's Erdoğan picture causes anger in Germany

Özil and Gündoğan's Erdoğan picture causes anger in Germany

Premier League footballers met Turkish president during his UK state visitTwo German footballers of Turkish heritage posing for photographs with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have
Emily Thornberry cites popularity of Syria's Assad in interview

Emily Thornberry cites popularity of Syria's Assad in interview

Shadow foreign secretary’s remarks could be controversial among opponents of dictator The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has a greater “depth and breadth of support than is recognised in the
UN human rights body to hold special session on violence in Gaza

UN human rights body to hold special session on violence in Gaza

Israeli military spokesman admits killings handed PR victory to HamasThe UN’s top human rights body will hold a special session to discuss “the deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian
Trump attorney fed statement to publicist for Russians about Trump Tower meeting

Trump attorney fed statement to publicist for Russians about Trump Tower meeting

Senate judiciary committee released 2,500 pages of testimony with Trump’s son and others who met with Russian attorney at Trump TowerMusic publicist was unlikely fixer of Trump Tower meetingMeeting
'Capricious': Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration

'Capricious': Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration

European council president says US can no longer be relied upon after threat of trade warThe threat posed by Donald Trump’s administration has been likened to that of China and Russia by Donald Tusk
Spanish police call for reinforcements to curb drug violence

Spanish police call for reinforcements to curb drug violence

More Guardia Civil officers and money-laundering experts are required in south, says unionSpanish police have renewed their calls for reinforcements to tackle the escalating violence on the country’s
Syria: chlorine probably used in attack on Saraqeb – OPCW

Syria: chlorine probably used in attack on Saraqeb – OPCW

Watchdog to report soon on whether chemical weapons were used in larger-scale attack in DoumaAn investigation by the chemical weapons watchdog has found that chlorine is likely to have been used in an
A visual guide to Ecuador's Julian Assange spy operation

A visual guide to Ecuador's Julian Assange spy operation

The Ecuadorian government has spent millions of dollars on surveillance of the WikiLeaks founder at its London embassyThe Ecuadorian government has carried out a multimillion-dollar surveillance
Football’s broken dreams: the African teenagers sold a Premier League lie | Pete Pattison

Football’s broken dreams: the African teenagers sold a Premier League lie | Pete Pattison

He went to Nepal hoping it would be a stepping stone to playing for Chelsea. Instead, Aboubacar Sidibé became another victim of unscrupulous ‘agents’ who promise young men a shot at the big time only
Royal wedding: Meghan Markle's bridesmaids and pageboys announced

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle's bridesmaids and pageboys announced

Princess Charlotte and Prince George given roles as attendance of Meghan Markle’s father still uncertainAs Meghan Markle’s father looked increasingly unlikely to be walking her down the aisle on
North Carolina teachers to hold one-day walkout

North Carolina teachers to hold one-day walkout

Thousands of teachers and supporters will rally at the state capitol to highlight low wages and poorly funded local schoolsTeachers in North Carolina on Wednesday are launching a one-day walkout in
'Fearless' Irish playwright Tom Murphy dies aged 83

'Fearless' Irish playwright Tom Murphy dies aged 83

Playwright Martin McDonagh and Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins pay tribute to revered dramatist whose works include A Whistle in the DarkTributes have been paid to the influential playwright Tom
Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands

Welcome to cycle heaven: why we moved our family to the Netherlands

When Kylie van Dam went in search of a cycle-friendly city she found the almost car-free suburb of Houten. It’s a model more cities could copy, she writes Continue reading...
Vatican advises nuns not to overindulge in social media

Vatican advises nuns not to overindulge in social media

Guidelines issued after cloistered nuns protested on Facebook over Pamplona gang-rape acquittalThe Vatican has advised cloistered nuns not to overindulge in social media to avoid sullying their
Barramundi farm first NT beneficiary of $5bn government incentive

Barramundi farm first NT beneficiary of $5bn government incentive

The Naif was set up to give the northern Australian economy a boost, but two years later, only two businesses have received funds• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every
Whisky lovers may hit the rocks as Japanese producer runs dry

Whisky lovers may hit the rocks as Japanese producer runs dry

Suntory to stop selling two lines, including the Hibiki 17-year-old blend drunk by Bill Murray in Lost in TranslationWhisky lovers around the world will have to go without some of their favourite
Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

The run-up to Ireland’s abortion vote has revealed a divide already at the fore in the US, Italy and Poland – where urban policy-makers are standing up against state conservatismA lone woman scales a
Mass grave of alleged victims of former president Jammeh found in the Gambia

Mass grave of alleged victims of former president Jammeh found in the Gambia

Bodies discovered of 12 west Africans human rights groups say were killed by paramilitary hit squad under orders of Yahya JammehA mass grave containing the bodies of 12 west Africans allegedly killed