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Police officer hit by van in Liverpool in 'despicable attack'

Police officer hit by van in Liverpool in 'despicable attack'

Man arrested after Ford Transit driven at officer in Norris Green on Saturday evening following police attempt to stop vehicleA white-van driver has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for
Five killed after stolen car hits tree in Leeds

Five killed after stolen car hits tree in Leeds

Two 15-year-old boys in custody following the crash on Stonegate Road in the city on Saturday nightFive people, including three boys, have died after a stolen car hit a tree in West Yorkshire.Two
Caribbean travel update: after the hurricanes – how the worst-hit islands are recovering

Caribbean travel update: after the hurricanes – how the worst-hit islands are recovering

Following hurricanes Irma and Maria, the most damaged islands are having to rebuild homes and infrastructure, before the often vital tourism industry can thrive again“Your visit to our islands is more
Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off povertyIt was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as
Chapecoense tragedy one year on: victims’ loved ones tell their story

Chapecoense tragedy one year on: victims’ loved ones tell their story

As the anniversary approaches of the plane crash that claimed so many of the Brazilian club’s staff, victims’ families speak about the battle to rebuild their livesAmanda Machado’s two-year-old son
After marijuana, are magic mushrooms next to be decriminalised in California?

After marijuana, are magic mushrooms next to be decriminalised in California?

Mayoral candidate near San Francisco seeks signatures to put decriminalisation on statewide ballot next year, saying drug could offer healing at time of crisisAs California prepares for the
Explosion at factory in China kills at least two – video

Explosion at factory in China kills at least two – video

A major explosion at a factory in a port city south of Shanghai has killed at least two and left many more injured. Witnesses say the explosion caused buildings to collapse.Emergency personnel are
Deaths as major explosion flattens part of Chinese port city

Deaths as major explosion flattens part of Chinese port city

Buildings collapse and vehicles destroyed as explosion in eastern port city of Ningbo leaves more than 30 casualtiesA factory explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed at least two
China: kindergarten teacher arrested in abuse scandal

China: kindergarten teacher arrested in abuse scandal

22-year-old woman, identified only by her surname Liu, has been fired amid protests at the schoolPolice in China have detained a woman on suspicion of abusing children at a kindergarten in a case that
Manus Island: MSF denied access to refugees as thousands rally in Australia

Manus Island: MSF denied access to refugees as thousands rally in Australia

Despite approval from Papua New Guinea immigration, humanitarian organisation blocked from seeing sick and injured menMédecins Sans Frontières has been denied access to asylum seekers and refugees on
China under-20 football tour suspended after pro-Tibet protests

China under-20 football tour suspended after pro-Tibet protests

Protesters unfurled Tibetan flags at a game in Mainz, Germany causing the Chinese team to walk off the pitchA tour of Germany by China’s under-20 men’s football team has been suspended after their
Queensland election: Labor poised for majority government as 48 seats predicted

Queensland election: Labor poised for majority government as 48 seats predicted

Election analyst Antony Green says Liberal National party will hold 39 seats, dropping from the 42 it won in 2015Queensland Labor is on track for a majority government, with the ABC election analyst
Bali: Mount Agung volcano monitored after second eruption

Bali: Mount Agung volcano monitored after second eruption

Volcano rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted international flights to the tourist destinationA second eruption in less than a week of the Mount Agung volcano in Bali
Queensland election: George Christensen blames Turnbull after poor LNP result

Queensland election: George Christensen blames Turnbull after poor LNP result

Federal Nationals MP apologises to One Nation voters for the LNP failing to ‘stand up more for conservative values’ • See the results seat-by-seatMatt Canavan has conceded the Queensland government is
The Observer view of the Irish border farce and Brexit | Observer editorial

The Observer view of the Irish border farce and Brexit | Observer editorial

The Irish government has done us all a service by highlighting a fatal flaw at the heart of Theresa May’s exit strategyA scathing critique of the British government’s conduct of the stalemated Brexit
Sexual violence in war zones at ‘worst ever’ as drive to protect women falters

Sexual violence in war zones at ‘worst ever’ as drive to protect women falters

Fall in global funding and weak UK initiative hamper attempts to save Rohingya and help victims in other conflict areasThe head of UN Women has condemned the inadequate response to the widespread use
Sinai mosque death toll raised to 305 as reports claim gunmen carried Isis flags

Sinai mosque death toll raised to 305 as reports claim gunmen carried Isis flags

President Sisi pledges extreme force in revenge for Egypt’s worst atrocityEgypt was reeling on Saturday from the worst atrocity it has suffered in recent years, with officials putting the death toll
Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Director of theatre near fire that killed 71 people picks play about gerrymandering in 1980s as debut productionA play about a notorious social housing scandal is to be staged in a new theatre close
The ‘iron fist’ response to terror attacks in Egypt never works | Simon Tisdall

The ‘iron fist’ response to terror attacks in Egypt never works | Simon Tisdall

Egypt’s recent history shows that indiscriminate military responses to terror only escalate the situationEgypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, cultivates a hard-man image. His response to Friday’s
The bishop’s prescription for war ‘conchies’: bomb therapy

The bishop’s prescription for war ‘conchies’: bomb therapy

UK establishment feared conscientious objectors were the vanguard of revolution, research showsOctober 1917 and the world is teetering on its axis. Revolution is in the air. In Russia, the Bolsheviks