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Red alert as extreme weather claims life of man in freezing water

Red alert as extreme weather claims life of man in freezing water

Schools closed, flights cancelled and operations scrapped as UK prepares for worse disruption Parts of the UK were put on red alert on Wednesday as heavy snow fell across the country, closing roads
Georgia police take teacher into custody after shots fired at school

Georgia police take teacher into custody after shots fired at school

Police tweeted that no children were hurt or in danger after reports of shots at a high school in Dalton, 90 miles from AtlantaPolice in Georgia have taken a high school teacher into custody after
Whatever happened to wage rises in Australia?

Whatever happened to wage rises in Australia?

Special report: As living costs skyrocket, the usual economic assumptions no longer applyFor the past four years workers across Australia have for the first time outside of a recession seen their
The EU and Britain are playing a high-stakes game of chicken | Anand Menon

The EU and Britain are playing a high-stakes game of chicken | Anand Menon

The commission’s draft withdrawal agreement could force Theresa May to dig in on Ireland, and call Europe’s bluffThe European commission produced its much-anticipated draft withdrawal agreement on
The Guardian view on the war in Afghanistan: give peace a chance | Editorial

The Guardian view on the war in Afghanistan: give peace a chance | Editorial

Kabul’s government has made an offer of peace talks to the Taliban to end America’s longest war. It should be taken upIn extending an olive branch to the Taliban at an international conference in
Major says MPs should get free vote on final Brexit deal, with 2nd referendum or halting Brexit both options - Politics live

Major says MPs should get free vote on final Brexit deal, with 2nd referendum or halting Brexit both options - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and reaction as the EU publishes its draft text of the Brexit withdrawal
Russia 'on wrong side of history' over Syria chemical weapons – US

Russia 'on wrong side of history' over Syria chemical weapons – US

Top disarmament official’s comments come after reports of chlorine attack in eastern GhoutaA top US disarmament official has accused Russia of being on the wrong side of history on chemical weapon use
Gun violence in Chicago kills hundreds every year – in pictures

Gun violence in Chicago kills hundreds every year – in pictures

Photographer Jim Young spent six months chronicling the human toll of the bloodshed plaguing Chicago, captured through images of memorials and murder scenes Continue reading...
Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to new Russia charges

Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to new Russia charges

Special counsel Robert Mueller is dialing up the legal pressure on Manafort, who is not cooperating with investigators into alleged Russian meddlingDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort
Theresa May concedes on EU migrants' residency rights during Brexit transition

Theresa May concedes on EU migrants' residency rights during Brexit transition

Major climbdown revealed by Home Office as EU citizens will have right to settle permanentlyTheresa May has conceded that new EU migrants who come to Britain during the Brexit transition will have the
Shot journalist 'was investigating Slovakian links to Italian mafia'

Shot journalist 'was investigating Slovakian links to Italian mafia'

Summary of last work by Ján Kuciak, shot dead with fiancée, focuses on ’Ndrangheta ties The Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak was investigating political corruption linked to an Italian mafia group at
Questions over shooting of gay man with links to Trinidad judge

Questions over shooting of gay man with links to Trinidad judge

Dillian Johnson fears being killed for sexuality and is seeking asylum in the UK after attackLawyers in Trinidad and Tobago are challenging the conduct of the country’s top judge, following questions
Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods put new limits on gun sales

Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods put new limits on gun sales

Dick’s ends sale of assault-style weapons while Walmart, which has already halted their sale, raises age to purchase all gunsDick’s Sporting Goods Inc, one of the US’s largest sports sellers, is
Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

Health department to investigate after Guardian exposed illegal marketing methods The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies,
'Beast from the east' brings heavy snow to UK and Ireland - in pictures

'Beast from the east' brings heavy snow to UK and Ireland - in pictures

Wintry landscapes and travel delays bring a mix of fun and frustration to the UK and Ireland Continue reading...
Latin America poised to agree world's first legal pact for nature defenders

Latin America poised to agree world's first legal pact for nature defenders

After lengthy negotiations and record deaths of defenders on the continent, sources say a deal is very likely to be reached Latin American countries are poised to agree the world’s first legally
The abuse of children is not constrained by borders | Chloe Setter

The abuse of children is not constrained by borders | Chloe Setter

With child exploitation rife among aid workers and tourists, better safeguarding by recruiters and governments is vitalWhen sex offender Richard Huckle wrote an abuse manual entitled “Paedophiles and
My 2lb baby: 'lonely' is the only way to describe raising an ill or disabled child

My 2lb baby: 'lonely' is the only way to describe raising an ill or disabled child

Having a premature baby takes a unique emotional and financial toll on parents. And the Republican war on healthcare is making things worseAmerica is failing mothers. Help us change that In a framed
Raghad Haddad: 'Music is a home in our heart, where we can  be safe'

Raghad Haddad: 'Music is a home in our heart, where we can be safe'

War in Syria forced the viola player into exile. She talks about working under bombardment, her new life, and playing Arabic music in the UKAs the UN struggles to win backing for a 30-day truce in
Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024

Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024

Mayor announces ‘strong measures’ to tackle pollution in Italy’s traffic-clogged capitalRome, one of Europe’s most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened