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UK government urged to search for National Archives papers

UK government urged to search for National Archives papers

Human rights groups say ‘lost’ historical documents could provide evidence of rights violationsHuman rights groups have demanded that Theresa May launch a government-wide search for missing papers
Chinese demolition team bring tower crashing to earth in seconds – video

Chinese demolition team bring tower crashing to earth in seconds – video

One of the towers in a high-voltage power grid crossing the Yangtze river in Hubei province, China, is destroyed. Outdated power lines that once connected to the tower were taken down last month in
Russia rejects concerns over banning of Alexei Navalny from elections

Russia rejects concerns over banning of Alexei Navalny from elections

Kremlin hints at reprisals after calls for boycott of presidential election, with Navalny blocked from challenging PutinRussia has rejected concerns that a decision to bar the government critic Alexei
Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge

Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge

Manuel Burga wept after jurors found him not guilty of a single racketeering conspiracy charge, in a bribery scandal that saw two officials convicted last weekA former South American soccer official
Police officer and woman die in Sheffield car crash

Police officer and woman die in Sheffield car crash

Man aged 46 who was driving police car and 61-year-old woman die after collision on A57 at about 8.15pm on Christmas DayPolice have paid tribute to a “passionate and professional” officer who died
Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online

Lewis Hamilton accused of humiliating his young nephew online

F1 champion posts video on Instagram in which he makes fun of the child, telling him: ‘Boys don’t wear princess dresses’Lewis Hamilton has been accused of humiliating his young nephew online after he
US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem

US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem

US is responsible for 22% of the UN’s annual operating budget Timing sends message after UN rejects Trump’s recognition of Israeli capitalThe US government has announced significant cuts in its United
Wait, was that this year? The year’s biggest stories we’ve already forgotten

Wait, was that this year? The year’s biggest stories we’ve already forgotten

This year – thanks mainly to the man in the White House – there have been so many weird stories piling up we’ve erased some of the most notable from our brainsNo one would ever claim that 2017 was a
Match the international incident to Donald Trump's round of golf – quiz

Match the international incident to Donald Trump's round of golf – quiz

The US president has managed at least 79 visits to golf clubs this year. But which big events did he miss while pursuing his favourite pastime?This year, Donald Trump was president of the United
Best photos of the day: from wintry swims to post-Christmas sales

Best photos of the day: from wintry swims to post-Christmas sales

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Boxing Day shoppers and brave swimmers Continue reading...
‘Don't they sell tyres?': Thai street food chef on life with a Michelin star

‘Don't they sell tyres?': Thai street food chef on life with a Michelin star

Jay Fai’s shophouse is doing a roaring trade as tourists arrive to snap photos and wait half a day for a tableThe Thai street food legend Jay Fai had not heard of Michelin stars until she was awarded
Royal family joined by Meghan Markle for Christmas Day service - video

Royal family joined by Meghan Markle for Christmas Day service - video

Markle walks arm-in-arm with her fiance, Prince Harry, alongside William and Kate, before curtsying for the Queen at her Sandringham estate Meghan Markle joins royal family for Christmas Day service
UK house price growth to slow dramatically in 2018, say experts

UK house price growth to slow dramatically in 2018, say experts

Fear of interest rate rise and Brexit expected to either halt house price growth or result in a small below-inflation riseHouse price growth looks set to judder to a halt in 2018 or at best manage a
Brexiters are right. The EU’s row with Poland will damage Britain | Natalie Nougayrède

Brexiters are right. The EU’s row with Poland will damage Britain | Natalie Nougayrède

Brussels’ move against Warsaw shows that Britain cannot hope to carve out preferential trade dealsIt’s been fascinating to look at some of the reactions, in Europe and beyond, after the European
Laura Plummer jailed for three years for taking drugs into Egypt

Laura Plummer jailed for three years for taking drugs into Egypt

Family of 33-year-old Hull woman say she brought 290 tramadol tablets into country for husband to use for chronic back painA shop assistant from Hull has been sentenced to three years in prison in
The Conservative resistance: the rightwingers who stood up to Trump

The Conservative resistance: the rightwingers who stood up to Trump

Trump’s first year in office has not produced the triumphs he might have hoped for, thanks in part to a small band of conservatives who made life difficult for himFor a man who describes himself as a
Families 'heartbroken' after two men die in car swept away in Ireland

Families 'heartbroken' after two men die in car swept away in Ireland

Declan Davitt, 26, and Martin Needham, 27, were driving across Carrowniskey river when 4x4 became submergedThe families of two men who died after their Jeep was swept away in a river on Christmas Day
Russia calls for answers after Chechen leader's Instagram is blocked

Russia calls for answers after Chechen leader's Instagram is blocked

Internet watchdog demands explanation after Ramzan Kadyrov claimed Facebook also suspended him without explanationThe Russian internet watchdog has demanded an explanation from Facebook and Instagram
Desperate plight of Rohingya refugees hits home in Bradford

Desperate plight of Rohingya refugees hits home in Bradford

Largest Rohingya community in Europe responds to crisis unfolding in Myanmar with despair and determination to helpIt took the best part of 36 hours to travel from his Victorian terrace home in
Good vibrations: a sonar device that could replace canes for blind people | Kate Hodal

Good vibrations: a sonar device that could replace canes for blind people | Kate Hodal

Visually impaired people in Kenya and far beyond could soon benefit from a Nairobi student’s echolocation tool, which uses sensors to detect nearby objectsBrian Mwenda, 21, found it frustrating to