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Zimbabwe's ousted vice-president calls for Mugabe to quit

Zimbabwe's ousted vice-president calls for Mugabe to quit

Emmerson Mnangagwa urges president to ‘accept will of the people’ as process to impeach Mugabe begins Robert Mugabe’s most likely successor, the ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, has broken
Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire Piñera's hopes

Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire Piñera's hopes

Sebastián Piñera, the ex-president, fell short of a majority on Sunday. Now the future looks unpredictable, and the leftwing Frente Amplio could hold the key Chile, so used to geological upheavals,
Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures

Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures

Photographer Juancho Torres tours the streets of Comuna 13 in the once notorious city, capturing the graffiti and murals that adorn buildings and walls Continue reading...
The haves and have-nots: four cities in crisis

The haves and have-nots: four cities in crisis

On the surface, Ulaanbaatar, San Francisco, Calais and Jerusalem could not be more different – but for the people squeezed out by political upheaval or prohibitive rents, the urban 21st century looks
Failed promises: survivors of deadly mudslide left homeless by Sierra Leone government

Failed promises: survivors of deadly mudslide left homeless by Sierra Leone government

With little sign of promised government help, hundreds of families displaced by the disaster in August now face eviction from government sheltersThe government of Sierra Leone has started closing down
UK shoppers face 'year of anxiety' over food prices as La Niña returns

UK shoppers face 'year of anxiety' over food prices as La Niña returns

Weather event could drive up costs of commodities such as coffee and cocoa as Britons face Brexit and inflation squeezeUK consumers could be hit by a new bout of food price inflation next year after
Brexit weekly briefing: kicking and screaming toward the cheque book

Brexit weekly briefing: kicking and screaming toward the cheque book

As the UK appears to be considering caving in to demands for a bigger divorce bill, the rest of the EU is bracing for the worst of exitsWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of
Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump on plan to end Syrian civil war

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump on plan to end Syrian civil war

After meeting with Bashar al-Assad, Russian president plans summit with leaders of Turkey and Iran, bypassing UNVladimir Putin has sought Donald Trump’s broad endorsement for his plan to bring the
Tuesday briefing: EU leaves Britain – and Russia admits radiation leak

Tuesday briefing: EU leaves Britain – and Russia admits radiation leak

Two European agencies pull out of London … accident suspected at notorious Mayak nuclear site … and ‘sunshine vitamin’ can ease arthritisHello, I’m Warren Murray, and you might have been sleeping but
Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

Two experts say a significant number of fragments bought in multimillion-dollar trade are suspected fakes A multimillion-dollar trade in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls fuelled by a surge in
After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashedOne hot and
Hampstead fire: one person dead in blaze at block of flats in north London

Hampstead fire: one person dead in blaze at block of flats in north London

London Fire Brigade says a woman was rescued from the four-storey building but was pronounced dead at the sceneOne person has died in a fire at a block of flats in north London.The London Fire Brigade
NT police failed to act after suicide attempts in caged vehicles, coroner finds

NT police failed to act after suicide attempts in caged vehicles, coroner finds

Internal report recommended CCTV cameras be installed in caged vehicles following death in custodyNorthern Territory police failed to act on a string of self-harm and suicide attempts in caged police
UK dangerously complicit in Yemen crisis, says ex-Tory minister

UK dangerously complicit in Yemen crisis, says ex-Tory minister

Andrew Mitchell says UK’s engagement in conflict is ‘doomed to strategic failure’A former Tory cabinet minister has accused the UK of being “dangerously complicit” in a Saudi policy toward Yemen that
Zimbabwe's strange crisis is a very modern kind of coup

Zimbabwe's strange crisis is a very modern kind of coup

Historically, African takeovers have been seismic and violent, but now participants are more wary of international opinionIt looked like a coup from a movie: a convoy of armoured vehicles, the
Spain 'ready to discuss' greater fiscal autonomy for Catalonia

Spain 'ready to discuss' greater fiscal autonomy for Catalonia

Region could be given the power to collect and manage its own taxes in attempt to defuse crisis over independence bidMadrid is paving the way for Catalonia to be given the power to collect and manage
Illegal building 'played central role' in floods that killed 20 in Athens

Illegal building 'played central role' in floods that killed 20 in Athens

Uncontrolled construction in Greek capital has led to many streams being concreted over, leaving rivers no outlet to the seaChaotic urban planning and illegal construction in Athens played a central
Whitefish energy company halts work to restore Puerto Rico's power over unpaid bill

Whitefish energy company halts work to restore Puerto Rico's power over unpaid bill

Hurricane-hit US territory says payments were halted after subcontractor complained company owed them moneyWhitefish Energy Holdings has said it is halting work on restoring power in Puerto Rico
Burst your bubble Australia: sour grapes on the right after yes majority | Jason Wilson

Burst your bubble Australia: sour grapes on the right after yes majority | Jason Wilson

The Australian right has used the no vote in parts of western Sydney for a simplistic reading of the resultAfter shouting about threats to religious freedom for months, in the last few days
Australia will have its own Weinstein reckoning. It's just a matter of time | Van Badham

Australia will have its own Weinstein reckoning. It's just a matter of time | Van Badham

The local stage and film industry is small and speaking out carries bigger risks. But behind closed doors, a storm is brewingDid you hear about the stand-up comedian? High-profile, well-known – and