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Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure

Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure

Voting rights experts denounced the ruling that gives election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records as a blow to transparency Controversy swirled over the mechanics of the
Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack

Salford fire: sixth person arrested over arson attack

24-year-old man held on suspicion of assisting an offender in the murder of Demi Pearson, her brother Brandon and sister LacieA sixth person has been arrested in connection with an arson attack that
Egyptian pop singer sent to prison for video that 'incited debauchery'

Egyptian pop singer sent to prison for video that 'incited debauchery'

Shyma, 21, sentenced to two years over video in which she appeared in her underwear and suggestively ate a bananaAn Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting
Morning mail: environment funding cut by a third

Morning mail: environment funding cut by a third

Wednesday: new analysis shows Coalition’s environment funding will shrink to less than 60% of spending under Labor. Plus: Trump lashes out at female senator over sexual harassment remarksGood morning,
UK police rescue nine suspected victims of slavery from British trawlers

UK police rescue nine suspected victims of slavery from British trawlers

Two Britons were arrested after the men, from Africa and Asia, were taken to safety after allegedly working unlimited hours at sea with little rest and low payNine African and Asian crew members
The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial

The Guardian view on Putin in Syria: victory and desolation | Editorial

The Russian president has been on a victory lap to Syria and the Middle East, intent on showing that he has outplayed the US in the regionVladimir Putin went on a victory lap of Syria and the Middle
Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee

Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee

Michael Netyks from Poland had been serving a six-month sentence at a private jail in Liverpool run by G4SAn investigation has been launched after the death of a 12th immigration detainee this
Roy Moore arrives on horseback for Alabama vote as sister says 'every single woman is lying'

Roy Moore arrives on horseback for Alabama vote as sister says 'every single woman is lying'

Former Alabama judge says sexual misconduct allegations will be addressed ‘when we get to the Senate’ while sister says she believes he will win“Don’t frighten the horses” was the plea to a rolling
Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

Sea ice also melting at fastest pace in 1,500 years, US government scientists find‘The Arctic is a very different place than it was even a decade ago’ – author Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing
Ryanair pilots based in Ireland to stage one-day strike next week

Ryanair pilots based in Ireland to stage one-day strike next week

Up to 117 pilots expected to take action, with airline’s flights to and from Dublin, Shannon and Cork likely to be affectedPilots working for Ryanair in Ireland have called a one-day strike next week,
Polish regulator fines US-owned broadcaster over protests coverage

Polish regulator fines US-owned broadcaster over protests coverage

TVN SA judged to have ‘propagated illegal behaviour’ with report on demonstrations last year, raising fears for press freedomPoland’s media regulator has fined a private broadcaster almost 1.5m złoty
Kim Jong-un should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, say jurists

Kim Jong-un should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, say jurists

Report says North Korean leader and other officials committed crimes with camps for political prisoners, citing evidence of systematic murder and tortureNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other
Six perfect Christmas gifts for Donald Trump's biggest fans

Six perfect Christmas gifts for Donald Trump's biggest fans

What is a Christmas tree without a ‘Make America Great Again’ ornament, or a three-flavor popcorn bucket without a holiday quote from the president?For the ardent Trump supporter, this holiday season
Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes

Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes

Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquartersFacebook has said it will start booking advertising revenue in countries where it is
Meet Dracula, the bloodsucking tick which feasted on dinosaurs 99m years ago

Meet Dracula, the bloodsucking tick which feasted on dinosaurs 99m years ago

An Anglo-Spanish team of fossil hunters has found several perfectly preserved ticks amongst the remains of a feathered dinosaur nestAs if the dinosaurs didn’t have enough to look out for with volcanic
Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum

Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum

After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up closeFor decades, the Amaravati sculptures, a stupendous collection of early
Gas prices still too high despite government intervention, ACCC finds

Gas prices still too high despite government intervention, ACCC finds

Competition watchdog says domestic supply has increased but market problems are putting small businesses in jeopardyThe Turnbull government’s intervention in the gas market has increased supply to
Woman dies from injuries sustained in Birstall home blast

Woman dies from injuries sustained in Birstall home blast

Suspected gas explosion reduced house near Leicester to rubble and left two others injured, one of whom remains in hospitalA woman who was in a critical condition in hospital after a house was
Fossil hunters find man-sized penguin on New Zealand beach

Fossil hunters find man-sized penguin on New Zealand beach

Bones of a 1.77m tall penguin who walked on earth 55 to 60 million years ago have been found on a beach to the south of ChristchurchThe remnants of an ancient penguin that stood as tall as a grown man
New Zealand bans vaginal mesh implants

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh implants

Ministry of Health asks suppliers to stop marketing the mesh until they have proven its safetyNew Zealand has become the first major country to effectively ban vaginal mesh implants in response to