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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
British woman jailed for 28 years for 'bucket list' murder in Australia

British woman jailed for 28 years for 'bucket list' murder in Australia

Jemma Lilley boasted she had ‘ticked off’ crime by garotting and stabbing autistic teenagerA British woman who had an “obsession” with serial killers has been jailed for life for garotting, stabbing
Queer Britain museum 'an overdue resource'

Queer Britain museum 'an overdue resource'

Campaign calls for national museum to celebrate LGBTQ+ history and gather storiesA campaign to create a new national museum, called Queer Britain, which would celebrate the richness and diversity of
Chile student protest leaders send support to Florida gun campaigners

Chile student protest leaders send support to Florida gun campaigners

Four leaders of 2011 movement send letter to young US activists urging them to fight idea that only adults should make the decisionsIt began with a classroom walkout, grew into a nationwide protest
North Korea sent Syria missile and chemical weapon items, says UN report

North Korea sent Syria missile and chemical weapon items, says UN report

Leaked sanctions panel paper says 40 items sent that could be used in arms programmesNorth Korea sent Syria more than 40 items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programmes in the five
Company tax cuts would boost wages by just $750 over time – Treasury secretary

Company tax cuts would boost wages by just $750 over time – Treasury secretary

John Fraser says cuts should be pursued as Australia relies on foreign capital and needs a competitive tax rateThe Treasury secretary John Fraser says the Turnbull government’s $65bn company tax cuts
Hundreds of drivers stranded on M80 as icy spell continues – live updates

Hundreds of drivers stranded on M80 as icy spell continues – live updates

Met Office has issued red warning for central Scotland while amber alerts are in place for the Midlands and the east, south-east and south-west of England Share your photos and storiesEmergency
Afghan leader's offer to Taliban is a last-ditch gamble for peace | Simon Tisdall

Afghan leader's offer to Taliban is a last-ditch gamble for peace | Simon Tisdall

Ashraf Ghani’s ceasefire and recognition proposal comes after sharp escalation in attacksA bold plan to draw the Taliban into a binding peace process looks like a last, desperate gamble by Ashraf
What would the ultimate child-friendly city look like?

What would the ultimate child-friendly city look like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones – but a few cities are fighting the tide with innovative ways to keep kids healthy, sociable – and
America's 24-hour daycare centers: a visit in pictures

America's 24-hour daycare centers: a visit in pictures

As more American parents work low-wage jobs with unusual hours, they’re turning to 24-7 daycare centers to help raise their children. The photographer Alice Proujansky and the writer Alissa Quart
'Aid staff would pay more': sex workers in Haiti speak out

'Aid staff would pay more': sex workers in Haiti speak out

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, women in the sex trade discuss the devastation of the 2010 quake – and remember the influx of clients who would offer five times what a local couldThe 31-year-old
Kosovo: top war crimes prosecutor forced to leave amid US state department inertia

Kosovo: top war crimes prosecutor forced to leave amid US state department inertia

David Schwendiman said he is being made to leave the job at a critical stage of the tribunal’s work with no designated successorThe chief prosecutor of a war crimes court for Kosovo has said he is
Wednesday briefing: Ex-Trump aide makes plea deal in Russia inquiry

Wednesday briefing: Ex-Trump aide makes plea deal in Russia inquiry

Charges dropped against Rick Gates in return for aiding prosecutors … Beast from the East havoc continues … and, why rightwingers hate smelly armpitsHello – it’s Warren Murray and despite the snow
Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots

Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots

The Olympic and Paralympic mascots don’t yet have names but are said to ‘respect each other’ and are ‘very good friends’One has an athletic figure and a strong sense of justice. The other is a cherry
Indonesia: Christians flogged in public for playing banned children's game

Indonesia: Christians flogged in public for playing banned children's game

The pair were among five people – including a couple whipped or showing affection in public – who were lashed with a rattan stickTwo Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh
Ce*sored! China bans letter N (briefly) from internet as Xi Jinping extends grip on power

Ce*sored! China bans letter N (briefly) from internet as Xi Jinping extends grip on power

Amid fallout from the decision to allow Xi to be president for life, censors also crack down on letters, phrases and George Orwell’s Animal Farm It is the 14th letter in the English alphabet and, in
Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strong earthquake hits

Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strong earthquake hits

Authorities are still trying to assess the extent of the damage to remote highland regions of the country after massive quakeThe impoverished Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea has been devastated by
Price panic triggers run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Price panic triggers run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Authorities call for calm as supermarket shelves are wiped clean following speculation of imminent increasesTaiwan’s premier has called for calm following a desperate run on toilet paper on the
Lost bones, a mass grave and war wrecks plundered off Indonesia

Lost bones, a mass grave and war wrecks plundered off Indonesia

Indonesian scrap metal workers tell of finding and discarding body parts after second world war battleships were wrenched from sea bed • Indonesian cemetery dug up in search for bones of British and
Michaelia Cash withdraws 'outrageous slur' against Shorten staff – politics live

Michaelia Cash withdraws 'outrageous slur' against Shorten staff – politics live

Employment minister makes extraordinary attack on Bill Shorten’s female staff in Senate estimates committee but later withdraws them. All the day’s events, live ... 3.00am GMT Tanya Plibersek makes