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Donald Trump’s wealth has fallen for second year running – Forbes

Donald Trump’s wealth has fallen for second year running – Forbes

President is now worth $3.1bn, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is world’s richest with $112bnDonald Trump has tumbled more than 200 places in the world ranking of billionaires as a result of his
US investigation into BAE Saudi arms deal watered down, leaked memo suggests

US investigation into BAE Saudi arms deal watered down, leaked memo suggests

Document seen by the Guardian suggests US law firm influenced investigation into £43bn deal between UK and Saudi ArabiaThe outcome of a US criminal investigation into alleged bribery in a £43bn arms
North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul

North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul

Donald Trump says ‘possible progress being made’ after North Korea offers to freeze programmes if US comes to tableNorth Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons and will freeze
Woman in Russian spy mystery is Sergei Skripal's daughter

Woman in Russian spy mystery is Sergei Skripal's daughter

Yulia Skripal, 33, discovered next to her father on bench in Salisbury, is in critical conditionThe second person found unconscious in Salisbury alongside the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is his
British MPs ask Egypt for access to jailed ex-president over health concerns

British MPs ask Egypt for access to jailed ex-president over health concerns

Politicians petition Egypt to let them see Mohamed Morsi, amid concerns his health has deterioratedA cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to
Mass shootings: why do authorities keep missing the warning signs?

Mass shootings: why do authorities keep missing the warning signs?

Law enforcement experts say the FBI, local officials and the White House need a new approach to spotting and stopping would-be attackers – and information-sharing is keyWhile almost all the public
Martin Shkreli's $2m Wu-Tang Clan album seized by federal court

Martin Shkreli's $2m Wu-Tang Clan album seized by federal court

The disgraced entrepreneur bought the sole copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2014 – his lawyer has described it as ‘probably worthless’Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceuticals entrepreneur
First conviction under sexism law for Belgian who insulted officer

First conviction under sexism law for Belgian who insulted officer

Man who verbally abused police officer fined €3,000 under law criminalising sexism in publicA man who verbally abused a female police officer has become the first person to be convicted in Belgium
'So much plastic!': British diver films deluge of waste off Bali – video

'So much plastic!': British diver films deluge of waste off Bali – video

Diver Rich Horner has captured video of himself swimming through water densely strewn with plastic waste and yellowing food wrappers, with the occasional tropical fish darting around. The footage was
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence

Unrest between Sinhalese and Muslims spreads after arson attacks and riots in central KandySri Lanka has imposed a nationwide state of emergency for the first time since the civil war era in response
Russian spy mystery: counter-terror police take charge of investigation - live updates

Russian spy mystery: counter-terror police take charge of investigation - live updates

Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain critically ill in SalisburyLitvinenko lawyer calls for public inquiry into suspected poisoningBoris Johson promises robust action, but backtracks on World Cup
Thousands of UK homes without water as thaw continues

Thousands of UK homes without water as thaw continues

London mayor calls situation ‘unacceptable’ after residents hit by burst mains and damaged pipesTens of thousands of homes in the UK were still without water after a thaw following recent freezing
South Korean politician steps down after rape accusations

South Korean politician steps down after rape accusations

Ahn Hee-jung resigned after his secretary Kim Ji-eun spoke out on national televisionA rising star in South Korean politics and one-time presidential hopeful has resigned after his secretary publicly
Three men make ballets about 'woman'? Oh dear | Luke Jennings

Three men make ballets about 'woman'? Oh dear | Luke Jennings

Femmes, a triple bill for a Canadian ballet company, highlights the need for the art form to rethink its attitude towards womenLast week the Montreal-based Grands Ballets Canadiens announced a triple

Underwater footage of sunken aircraft carrier USS Lexington –  video

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that sank during the second world war, has been found in the Coral Sea by a search team led by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The wreckage
Inquiry criticises Victoria's 'punitive' youth justice system

Inquiry criticises Victoria's 'punitive' youth justice system

The report into Victoria’s youth justice system has found the current approach is hindering young offenders’ rehabilitationA report into Victoria’s youth justice system has found a shortage of
Casablanca Not the Movie – in pictures

Casablanca Not the Movie – in pictures

There’s no sign of Humphrey Bogart or the stereotyped images found in travel guides in Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili’s photographs of Casablanca. His images are full of energy and surprise, and show
'We're in the 19th century': Tammy Duckworth on motherhood and the Senate

'We're in the 19th century': Tammy Duckworth on motherhood and the Senate

Illinois senator, due to be first to give birth in office, is working on better family leave – and wants Ivanka Trump to do more than just voice her support: ‘I’ve not seen anything concrete’ When
'I was crying with unbearable pain': study reveals extent of FGM in India

'I was crying with unbearable pain': study reveals extent of FGM in India

Research shows 75% incidence of female genital mutilation in Bohra Muslim community, despite government claim there is no evidence of the practiceJust weeks after the Indian government declared that
Doctors attack Bupa plan to restrict gap cover to its approved hospitals

Doctors attack Bupa plan to restrict gap cover to its approved hospitals

Australian Medical Association says insurer is making an unacceptable push towards ‘US-style care’Bupa has drawn the ire of Australia’s peak medical body after informing doctors insured patients would