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Aerial view of the damage caused by storms in parts of the US midwest - video

Aerial view of the damage caused by storms in parts of the US midwest - video

Severe thunderstorms unleashed suspected tornadoes and triggered widespread flooding that left at least three people dead in Kentucky and Arkansas. The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian
Michael McCormack set to be deputy PM as Nationals replace Barnaby Joyce

Michael McCormack set to be deputy PM as Nationals replace Barnaby Joyce

Deputy leader Bridget McKenzie calls for ‘seamless transition’ as succession contest shapes up to be one-horse raceAustralia will know its new deputy prime minister on Monday morning, with Michael
Michelle Obama announces memoir will be called Becoming

Michelle Obama announces memoir will be called Becoming

Former US first lady hopes her story, released worldwide in November, will inspire othersFormer US first lady Michelle Obama has announced the name of her anticipated memoir. Becoming will be
Ireland pushes for UK TV channels to make post-Brexit move

Ireland pushes for UK TV channels to make post-Brexit move

Country tries to persuade TV channels to follow financial services in relocating to DublinFirst it was banks; now Ireland is targeting television channels based in the UK who may need to relocate to
More than 100 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

More than 100 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Officials say 110 students unaccounted for, despite prior claims of military rescueMore than 100 girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected
Syria: fresh fighting in eastern Ghouta despite UN-ordered ceasefire

Syria: fresh fighting in eastern Ghouta despite UN-ordered ceasefire

Offensives seen as Assad regime’s bid to eliminate opposition and as challenge to security council’s authoritySyrian regime forces launched a fresh ground and air offensive on Sunday against rebel
Robert Clark obituary

Robert Clark obituary

My friend Robert Clark was a man with diverse interests who offered his friendship to many of the people with whom he crossed paths. First among these was his partner of a third of a century, Susan
Shameful Home Office efforts to deport Commonwealth citizens | Letters

Shameful Home Office efforts to deport Commonwealth citizens | Letters

Readers respond to Amelia Gentleman’s report on people who came to the UK as children and are now, after a lifetime of work, being classed as illegal immigrantsIt is shaming for citizens of a country
NRA and Donald Trump appear to part ways over raising age to buy rifle

NRA and Donald Trump appear to part ways over raising age to buy rifle

Trump signals openness after Florida to increasing age to 21, a policy the NRA opposes, fueling suggestions of a splitOpinion: Muslims are seen as a threat. The Florida shooter wasn’t. Why?Donald
'Tony Blair is a complete liar' says Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff - video

'Tony Blair is a complete liar' says Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff - video

In an interview on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, the American author Michael Wolff insisted he overheard a discussion between Blair and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and an adviser in the White
Why the right and left can't stop sounding off about phonics

Why the right and left can't stop sounding off about phonics

Australia’s education stakeholders have argued over literacy for years now. Michael McGowan looks at what the fight boils down toRaymond Terrace, just north of Newcastle in New South Wales, is an
'See the facts': top Democrat defends Russia memo as Trump fumes

'See the facts': top Democrat defends Russia memo as Trump fumes

Democrats’ memo, initially blocked by White House, responds to claim FBI wrongfully obtained a wiretap on Trump adviser The author of a newly released Democratic memo on investigations into Russian
UK scientist says Britons in Europe 'utterly ignored' by government

UK scientist says Britons in Europe 'utterly ignored' by government

Leading astrophysicist Mark McCaughrean, based in the Netherlands, says many may have to forgo British citizenshipOne of the most senior British scientists in Europe has made an impassioned plea to
Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis

Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis

Turks sentenced to hanging are among hundreds of foreign women being tried in Iraq An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman
Syria's return to bombing-as-usual is down to Russia | Simon Tisdall

Syria's return to bombing-as-usual is down to Russia | Simon Tisdall

It is as though the vote for a ceasefire never happened. The burden of responsibility lies with Putin Related: Syria: fresh fighting in eastern Ghouta despite UN-ordered ceasefire The first signs from
Winter Olympics closing ceremony: 10 highlights from Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics closing ceremony: 10 highlights from Pyeongchang

The Games came to a spectacular end. Here’s what stood out from the two-hour showWinter Olympics closing ceremony – as it happenedSouth Korea marked the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics with a
Madrid names street after female inventor of mechanical 'ebook'

Madrid names street after female inventor of mechanical 'ebook'

Ángela Ruiz Robles came up with ‘mechanical, electric and air-pressure driven method for reading’ in 1949Four decades after her death, a Spanish teacher who invented an ingenious mechanical
For the chop: the battle to save Sheffield’s trees

For the chop: the battle to save Sheffield’s trees

‘Europe’s greenest city’ has lost 5,000 trees, chopped down by a private company despite furious local protests. Michael Gove calls the destruction “bonkers”. Now, after a brief truce, the chainsaws
Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest

Religious leaders say Israeli legislation is attempt to weaken Christian presence in areaThe heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, considered the holiest site in Christianity, have shuttered its
MateBook X Pro: Huawei attempts to out-Pro Apple's MacBook Pro

MateBook X Pro: Huawei attempts to out-Pro Apple's MacBook Pro

New machine has a 14in screen squeezed into a 12in laptop frame, a discrete GPU and a camera that pops up from beneath the keyboardFollowing Huawei’s attempts to directly challenge the dominant