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Tropical storm Tembin leaves more than 100 dead and many displaced in the Philippines - video

Tropical storm Tembin leaves more than 100 dead and many displaced in the Philippines - video

Nearly 100 people have been killed and dozens are missing after Tropical storm Tembin hit the southern Philippines, triggering mudslides and flooding, police and disaster officials said. Sixty-four
The Resistance Now: Republicans to face 'retirement parties' over tax bill

The Resistance Now: Republicans to face 'retirement parties' over tax bill

Protesters could not stop the tax law but they could make GOP lawmakers pay a price, while Trump’s numbers plunge and Santa gets a same-sex makeover Related: The Resistance Now: organizers on the
The invisible wall: how Trump is slowing immigration without laying a brick

The invisible wall: how Trump is slowing immigration without laying a brick

While Trump’s ‘great, great wall’ has yet to materialize, his administration has quietly built a barrier of bans, roadblocks and bureaucratic burdens Donald Trump has failed to add another inch to the
US provision of weapons to Ukraine could fuel conflict, Russia says

US provision of weapons to Ukraine could fuel conflict, Russia says

Foreign minister Grigory Karasin says supply of ‘defensive’ aid could derail peace process in eastern Ukraine’s civil warRussian officials have said the US decision to supply weapons to Ukraine will
Bethlehem by Nicholas Blincoe review – love letter to a town on the brink

Bethlehem by Nicholas Blincoe review – love letter to a town on the brink

Memories merge with history in this account of the ‘little town’ that has become one of the most contested areas on EarthOn Christmas Eve, thousands of Palestinian Christians and their co-religionists
Flames rise from London zoo as firefighters tackle blaze - video

Flames rise from London zoo as firefighters tackle blaze - video

Video from social media shows flames rising from the London zoo building. A number of staff at ZSL London zoo have been treated for smoke inhalation and an aardvark is unaccounted for after a large
'We're under attack': young conservatives gather to reject political correctness

'We're under attack': young conservatives gather to reject political correctness

This week 3,000 college students met near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for a summit on free speech, the ‘culture wars’, and the dangers posed by the left It’s an American tradition that any large
Rescue workers pull passengers from bus that fell into Indian river – video

Rescue workers pull passengers from bus that fell into Indian river – video

At least 33 people have died in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a bus swerved off a bridge and fell into a river, according to local police. Seven others were injured and taken to hospital
Dozens killed in Rajasthan bus crash

Dozens killed in Rajasthan bus crash

Vehicle carrying pilgrims to shrine near Sawai Madhopur swerves off bridge and plunges into Banas riverAt least 33 people have died in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a bus swerved off a
Boom time on Irish border as shoppers take advantage of weak pound

Boom time on Irish border as shoppers take advantage of weak pound

Recent deal in Brussels has Irish shoppers full of confidence and hopping across the border for whiskey, nappies and perfumeTalk of a return to road checks in Northern Ireland stirs dark memories in
The 20 photographs of the week

The 20 photographs of the week

The Catalan election, protests in Ramallah and homelessness in London at Christmas – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Europe sends people 'home' to Afghanistan, where they have never been

Europe sends people 'home' to Afghanistan, where they have never been

Accelerated programme of forced removals results in scared young men being deported to a country they do not knowEuropean nations are deporting to Afghanistan young Afghans who have never set foot in
'They just want to forget': Las Vegas survivors brace for holiday season

'They just want to forget': Las Vegas survivors brace for holiday season

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center offers counseling to those who experienced the attack, including police, at a time of year when losses feel particularly acuteA survivor of the Las Vegas mass
Aardvark killed and four meerkats presumed dead after fire at London zoo

Aardvark killed and four meerkats presumed dead after fire at London zoo

Zoo to reopen on Christmas Eve despite blaze at Regent’s Park site, which left some staff requiring treatment for smoke inhalation An aardvark has died and four meerkat brothers are presumed dead
Theresa May says 2017 hasn't been too bad for her. Is she delusional? | John Crace

Theresa May says 2017 hasn't been too bad for her. Is she delusional? | John Crace

Plus the stresses of parenting, investment misadventures and something lost in translation in courtI’ve been sent an advance proof of The Secret Barrister, which the publishers hope will do next year
'It's been looming over us for decades': Austrian voters on the far-right

'It's been looming over us for decades': Austrian voters on the far-right

A far-right party has entered Austria’s government. We speak to voters about their reaction and hopes for the futureThis month Austria became the only western European country with a far-right
More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

Rescue operations under way on the island of Mindanao to find dozens of people reported missing after storm struck areaA tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods killing
Christmas getaway: disruption on roads, rail and at airports

Christmas getaway: disruption on roads, rail and at airports

Last-minute shoppers will combine with people visiting friends and relatives to cause a busy weekend on the UK transport networkThe Christmas getaway is set to continue through the weekend after a
Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong US ties, says court

Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong US ties, says court

Appeal judgment on hold until US supreme court rules on the latest version of block on people from Muslim countriesThe US appeals court has said Donald Trump’s hotly contested travel ban targeting
Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

The value of some houses owned by non-residents is nearly 50% higher than those owned by residents in Toronto, analysis revealsForeign buyers are driving up the prices of homes in Canada’s two largest