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North Korea fortifies part of border where defector escaped

North Korea fortifies part of border where defector escaped

Soldiers dig a deep trench and erect gates on a bridge used by the defector in his daring escape from the regimeNorth Korea has fortified its border with the South at what appears to be the location
China: 'ruthless' campaign to evict Beijing's migrant workers condemned

China: 'ruthless' campaign to evict Beijing's migrant workers condemned

City officials have declared a campaign against ‘illegal structures’ that house millions of migrant workers who run the city’s restaurants and shopsMore than a hundred Chinese intellectuals and
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov 'ready to step down'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov 'ready to step down'

Russia to choose successor to former Islamist rebel who has been accused by human rights bodies of arbitrary arrests and torture of opponentsRamzan Kadyrov, the outspoken leader of Russia’s Chechnya
Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters

Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters

Human rights groups fear military has disappeared or killed undercover journalists to starve the world of news about persecution in Rakhine state Reporters working inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state to
Mount Agung: Bali airport closed as volcano alert raised to highest level

Mount Agung: Bali airport closed as volcano alert raised to highest level

People within 10km told to evacuate as explosive eruptions send ash 4,000 metres into atmosphere Indonesian authorities have raised the alert for a Bali volcano to the highest level, closed the
Barnaby Joyce says Nationals might support bank inquiry but only after byelection

Barnaby Joyce says Nationals might support bank inquiry but only after byelection

Exclusive: Party ‘only too willing’ to consider inquiry, former deputy PM says, but he declines to say whether he supports it personallyBarnaby Joyce has held out the prospect that the Nationals could
PM says government will pay Manchester Arena bombing costs

PM says government will pay Manchester Arena bombing costs

Andy Burnham had complained that commitment fell short of what local authorities neededTheresa May has promised the government will fully fund the costs of dealing with the Manchester Arena bombing
Disability advocacy groups warn funding withdrawl may force them to close

Disability advocacy groups warn funding withdrawl may force them to close

People with a disability left in the lurch as NSW government claims NDIS is now responsible for funding advocacy group, despite evidence otherwiseDisability advocacy groups facing huge cuts in New
Country diary 1917: wild wind whips across the land

Country diary 1917: wild wind whips across the land

27 November 1917 It swept up the fallen leaves: stirred the time-soiled fleece of the grazing sheep and lashed the water of the mere into white-capped waves, driving the spray across the fieldsThe
Mother who left baby outside New York restaurant in 1997 says arrest was unjust

Mother who left baby outside New York restaurant in 1997 says arrest was unjust

Anette Sørenson of Denmark says American parents ‘live in fear’, 20 years after case that shocked people in US and Denmark – for opposite reasonsA Danish mother whose 1997 arrest for leaving her baby
Liberal says worst conduct in same-sex marriage campaign came from yes side – politics live

Liberal says worst conduct in same-sex marriage campaign came from yes side – politics live

Senator David Fawcett, an opponent of same-sex marriage, criticises ‘blockade-type protests’ by yes campaigners. Follow all today’s events in Canberra 7.30am GMT We’re going to leave our live coverage
Don Burke accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault

Don Burke accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault

Burke’s Backyard presenter says he is ‘deeply hurt and outraged’ by claims from several women he harassed, bullied and assaulted themNumerous women have accused Don Burke of indecent assault, sexual
Morning mail: doctors plead to travel to Manus

Morning mail: doctors plead to travel to Manus

Monday: Group of senior clinicians say the health of refugees is at risk because of poor conditions. Plus: Don Burke accused of sexual harassmentGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Pelosi: Trump, not Weinstein, prompted flood of sexual misconduct claims

Pelosi: Trump, not Weinstein, prompted flood of sexual misconduct claims

House minority leader says president’s election, following revelations he boasted about groping women, led to airing of allegations against film mogulThe House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has said
The Guardian view on terror in Egypt: airstrikes will not end the crisis | Editorial

The Guardian view on terror in Egypt: airstrikes will not end the crisis | Editorial

The devastating attack on the al-Radwa mosque in northern Sinai marks a dramatic escalation in the threat from Islamist radicalism in the peninsula. President Sisi’s vow of ‘brute force’ cannot solve
Asylum seeker claims he was forced to meet Iran official to discuss return

Asylum seeker claims he was forced to meet Iran official to discuss return

Man says Home Office broke law by making him meet an Iranian diplomat to talk about voluntarily going back to TehranAn asylum seeker has claimed he was forced by the Home Office into meeting an
John Conyers leaves House committee post amid sexual misconduct claims

John Conyers leaves House committee post amid sexual misconduct claims

Democratic congressman denies allegations he used tax dollars to settle cases with women, as Nancy Pelosi faces criticism for praising his workThe Democratic congressman John Conyers stepped down as
Britons among dozens hurt in Tenerife nightclub floor collapse

Britons among dozens hurt in Tenerife nightclub floor collapse

Foreign Office says UK nationals among 40 reportedly injured when floor gave way at the Butterfly club in the CanariesSeveral Britons are among the injured after the floor of a nightclub collapsed in
Trump's fight over consumer bureau with two directors 'may end up in court'

Trump's fight over consumer bureau with two directors 'may end up in court'

Democrat Durbin: Wall Street hates CFPB ‘like the devil hates holy water’ GOP’s Thune: Trump pick Mulvaney will run things but battle will continueAn Obama-era agency that a senior Senate Democrat
Spaniards face ham shortage as Chinese market gets taste for jamón ibérico

Spaniards face ham shortage as Chinese market gets taste for jamón ibérico

Iberian ham has become the latest sought-after luxury from the west in China, but demand is outstripping supplyHaving discovered the joys of French wine, caviar and truffles, China’s new rich are