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The issue of childcare remains a massive barrier to work for women | Greg Jericho

The issue of childcare remains a massive barrier to work for women | Greg Jericho

Childcare worries hold more women than men back from workforce participation. The only remedy is a change in culture New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that childcare remains
Vladimir Putin makes triumphant visit to Syria airbase

Vladimir Putin makes triumphant visit to Syria airbase

President Assad tells Russian leader Syrian people will never forget Russia’s help in driving Islamic State from country Vladimir Putin has declared mission accomplished for Russian forces in the
EU could 'scrap refugee quota scheme'

EU could 'scrap refugee quota scheme'

European council president Donald Tusk to tell EU summit that mandatory quotas have been ‘divisive and ineffective’The EU could scrap a divisive scheme that compels member states to accept quotas of
'I haven't been coping': three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire

'I haven't been coping': three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire

Stories from survivors and victims’ families about night of the fire and life since may help prevent similar tragedies, inquiry toldThe voices of the Grenfell Tower survivors must be heard, the public
Suspect arrested after attempted terrorist attack on New York subway – video report

Suspect arrested after attempted terrorist attack on New York subway – video report

Four people were reported to have been injured in an explosion in the Manhattan area of the city on Monday. The incident happened at around 7.20am local time in a passageway between the 42nd Street
A 'sexual predator', a Republican civil war, and Steve Bannon: what's at stake in Alabama?

A 'sexual predator', a Republican civil war, and Steve Bannon: what's at stake in Alabama?

The election to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate has turned into a bitter fight between Democrats, establishment Republicans and the party’s populist wingOn Tuesday, Alabamans will go to the polls
Lyon's festival of lights - in pictures

Lyon's festival of lights - in pictures

Lyon’s Fête des Lumières is the world’s largest visual arts festival. It takes place every year around 8 December for four nights. The festival attracts millions of visitors from all over the world to
Share your eyewitness accounts of the New York explosion

Share your eyewitness accounts of the New York explosion

Four people have been injured after a blast on the subway in midtown Manhattan. If you have been affected you can share your photos, videos or news tipsNew York subway explosion – live updatesAn
New York explosion: police name injured suspect as Akayed Ullah – live updates

New York explosion: police name injured suspect as Akayed Ullah – live updates

One suspect in custody after explosion near Port Authority in ManhattanFour people left with non-life threatening injuriesMayor Bill de Blasio: ‘This was an attempted terrorist attack’ Share your
Snowy scenes and winter swimming: Monday's best photos

Snowy scenes and winter swimming: Monday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including protests in Catalonia and fierce wildfires in California Continue reading...
Rahul Gandhi elected leader of India's Congress party

Rahul Gandhi elected leader of India's Congress party

Past few months have seen scion of Nehru-Gandhi family working on presenting himself as serious challenger to PM ModiPower has passed to a fourth generation of India’s most influential political
Dennis Rodman asks Trump for formal role as North Korea envoy

Dennis Rodman asks Trump for formal role as North Korea envoy

Ban on US passport holders travelling to Pyongyang stops former basketball star from making sixth trip Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat , has urged Donald Trump to
Manhattan subway explosion 'was attempted terrorist attack', says mayor

Manhattan subway explosion 'was attempted terrorist attack', says mayor

Four total injuries reported in blast on subway near Port Authority27-year-old Akayed Ullah named by police as suspectA 27-year-old man was in custody on Monday after allegedly detonating a pipe bomb
Malcolm Turnbull denies he is anti-China in combative Q&A appearance

Malcolm Turnbull denies he is anti-China in combative Q&A appearance

Prime minister says it’s ‘absurd’ to say he is anti-Beijing as poll shows parties are neck and neck in Bennelong byelectionMalcolm Turnbull has declared an Australian prime minister with a Chinese
How far will Trump go to keep his core supporters on his side? | Nouriel Roubini

How far will Trump go to keep his core supporters on his side? | Nouriel Roubini

He has sold out the blue-collar voters who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow plutocrats Donald Trump won the US presidency with the backing of working-class and
California wildfires scorch area bigger than New York City and Boston

California wildfires scorch area bigger than New York City and Boston

Thomas fire, the largest of six blazes burning in southern California, has destroyed almost 800 buildings and remains only 15% containedWhy are ferocious wildfires plaguing southern
Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutationA landmark trial for Huntington’s disease
Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

Police clash with protesters in Lleida as 44 works of art at centre of dispute between Catalonia and region of Aragón are removedScuffles broke out between police and demonstrators after hundreds of
What would an earthquake-proof city look like?

What would an earthquake-proof city look like?

Earthquakes don’t kill people (generally), collapsing buildings do – meaning it is cities where the most lives can be saved. Here are their smartest ideas so farWhat would an entirely flood-proof city
Battling a tide of sewage in Brazil: ‘For 17 days we lived with our feet under water’ | Ciro Barros and Iuri Barcelos

Battling a tide of sewage in Brazil: ‘For 17 days we lived with our feet under water’ | Ciro Barros and Iuri Barcelos

Residents near the world’s fourth largest hydroelectric power plant say the Belo Monte dam has made their houses prone to floods of waste waterA line on the wall of Carlos Alves Moraes’ house shows