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Bali's Mount Agung: flights cancelled as ash cloud strands thousands of Australians

Bali's Mount Agung: flights cancelled as ash cloud strands thousands of Australians

More than 2,000 forced to stay on Bali and all Virgin, Qantas and Jetstar flights to the island from Australia cancelledA lingering volcanic ash cloud has forced the cancellation of several flights
This week in 1966 | From the Observer archive

This week in 1966 | From the Observer archive

British and Rhodesian prime ministers Harold Wilson and Ian Smith meet to discuss Smith’s declaration of independenceIt used to be argued in Britain in the last century that we could not afford to
Mueller investigation takes a big step closer to Donald Trump

Mueller investigation takes a big step closer to Donald Trump

Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, is co-operating with the investigation into Russian influence in the White HouseFirst came the lie. Then came the cover-up. It’s a classic
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis call for boycott of Jewish arts centre over LGBT support

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis call for boycott of Jewish arts centre over LGBT support

Synagogues receive letter saying community events at JW3 promote a way of life contradictory to the Torah and Jewish lawA group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis have called on their congregations to boycott a
Inside Britain First: ex-member tells of petty rivalries, racism and violent anti-Muslim plots

Inside Britain First: ex-member tells of petty rivalries, racism and violent anti-Muslim plots

The deputy leader’s former boyfriend speaks of intimidation and why he leftBritain First may have been thrust into the epicentre of global politics by Donald Trump, but those familiar with the inner
Vaquita porpoise facing extinction after £3m rescue plan abandoned

Vaquita porpoise facing extinction after £3m rescue plan abandoned

Only hope for world’s most endangered marine mammal now rests with bid to stop illegal fishingA last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, by taking them into
The #metoo moment is hitting home, and it hurts. But it's our chance for change | Yael Stone

The #metoo moment is hitting home, and it hurts. But it's our chance for change | Yael Stone

As harassment and assault allegations in the entertainment industry sweep through Australia, actor Yael Stone calls for decisive change led by those in chargeLast month I went to the Glamour awards,
Texas prisons ban The Color Purple and Monty Python – but Mein Kampf is fine

Texas prisons ban The Color Purple and Monty Python – but Mein Kampf is fine

Prisoners cannot read more than 10,000 titles but Hitler’s autobiography and two titles by former KKK wizard David Duke are not among themBooks including The Color Purple, Freakonomics and Monty
Guns and phones deal 'maximum' carnage to Papua New Guinea's warring tribes

Guns and phones deal 'maximum' carnage to Papua New Guinea's warring tribes

Traditional codes of conflict are being torn up as automatic weapons replace bows and arrows, with women and children – future enemies – targeted“It was in the night, we didn’t see them coming. There
Honduras troops shoot dead teenage girl amid election crisis protests

Honduras troops shoot dead teenage girl amid election crisis protests

Government imposes 10-day curfew as protesters claim election fraudKimberly Dayana Fonseca, 19, shot dead in Tegucigalpa early on SaturdayA teenage girl was killed as troops opened fire on unarmed
‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price

‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price

Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and PakistanMohamed Edris’s life as he knew it in the Bangladeshi ship recycling yards ended at
Security clampdown at The Hague amid fears of further suicides

Security clampdown at The Hague amid fears of further suicides

Dutch police open investigation after death of Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak in the dockInvestigators at the UN’s war crimes court in The Hague are scrambling to seal security breaches amid
High street hopes ‘the Meghan effect’ will sprinkle stardust over brand Britain

High street hopes ‘the Meghan effect’ will sprinkle stardust over brand Britain

The tourism, retail and hotel industries are ready to go into overdriveMost marriages usually leave a gaping hole in the happy couple’s finances but business leaders are predicting the “Meghan Markle
Trump says opposing tax cuts will cost Democrats 'very big' in midterms

Trump says opposing tax cuts will cost Democrats 'very big' in midterms

President hails Senate’s passage of tax bill as ‘one of the big nights’ Critics call bill a shameless giveaway to the wealthyWhat will feature in the final version of the Republican tax plan?President
Yemen's rebel alliance disintegrates as rivals fight for control of Sana'a

Yemen's rebel alliance disintegrates as rivals fight for control of Sana'a

Iran-backed Houthi rebels battle forces loyal to former president as UN calls for end to Saudi-led coalition’s blockadeViolent clashes between rival factions in Yemen’s rebel-held capital have
Donald Trump: Michael Flynn's actions during transition were lawful

Donald Trump: Michael Flynn's actions during transition were lawful

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about Russia contacts during transitionFBI agent was removed from Mueller team over anti-Trump texts – report‘Guilty, your honor’: man who led the ‘lock her up’ chants
Fake news and botnets: how Russia weaponised the web

Fake news and botnets: how Russia weaponised the web

The digital attack that brought Estonia to a standstill 10 years ago was the first shot in a cyberwar that has been raging between Moscow and the west ever sinceIt began at exactly 10pm on 26 April,
How Trump uses Twitter storms to make the political weather

How Trump uses Twitter storms to make the political weather

Causing a rupture with a close ally, endorsing a hate group, undermining a cabinet member … it’s all in a morning’s work for the president’s restless thumbsOmarosa Manigault, reality TV star turned
Boy, 14, dies after being found beside motorway in Greater Manchester

Boy, 14, dies after being found beside motorway in Greater Manchester

Teenager found unconscious on Friday evening on hard shoulder of M67 was taken to hospital with ‘unsurvivable’ injuriesA 14-year-old boy has died in hospital after being found unconscious on the side
‘No collusion’ between presidential campaign and Russia, says Trump – video

‘No collusion’ between presidential campaign and Russia, says Trump – video

US president Donald Trump tells reporters there was 'absolutely no collusion' between his presidential campaign and Russia, just hours after his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded