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The 20 photographs of the week

The 20 photographs of the week

The Catalan election, protests in Ramallah and homelessness in London at Christmas – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Europe sends people 'home' to Afghanistan, where they have never been

Europe sends people 'home' to Afghanistan, where they have never been

Accelerated programme of forced removals results in scared young men being deported to a country they do not knowEuropean nations are deporting to Afghanistan young Afghans who have never set foot in
'They just want to forget': Las Vegas survivors brace for holiday season

'They just want to forget': Las Vegas survivors brace for holiday season

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center offers counseling to those who experienced the attack, including police, at a time of year when losses feel particularly acuteA survivor of the Las Vegas mass
Aardvark killed and four meerkats presumed dead after fire at London zoo

Aardvark killed and four meerkats presumed dead after fire at London zoo

Zoo to reopen on Christmas Eve despite blaze at Regent’s Park site, which left some staff requiring treatment for smoke inhalation An aardvark has died and four meerkat brothers are presumed dead
Theresa May says 2017 hasn't been too bad for her. Is she delusional? | John Crace

Theresa May says 2017 hasn't been too bad for her. Is she delusional? | John Crace

Plus the stresses of parenting, investment misadventures and something lost in translation in courtI’ve been sent an advance proof of The Secret Barrister, which the publishers hope will do next year
'It's been looming over us for decades': Austrian voters on the far-right

'It's been looming over us for decades': Austrian voters on the far-right

A far-right party has entered Austria’s government. We speak to voters about their reaction and hopes for the futureThis month Austria became the only western European country with a far-right
More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

Rescue operations under way on the island of Mindanao to find dozens of people reported missing after storm struck areaA tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods killing
Christmas getaway: disruption on roads, rail and at airports

Christmas getaway: disruption on roads, rail and at airports

Last-minute shoppers will combine with people visiting friends and relatives to cause a busy weekend on the UK transport networkThe Christmas getaway is set to continue through the weekend after a
Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong US ties, says court

Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong US ties, says court

Appeal judgment on hold until US supreme court rules on the latest version of block on people from Muslim countriesThe US appeals court has said Donald Trump’s hotly contested travel ban targeting
Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

The value of some houses owned by non-residents is nearly 50% higher than those owned by residents in Toronto, analysis revealsForeign buyers are driving up the prices of homes in Canada’s two largest
Bob Hawke's 'big life': conversations with an Australian legend

Bob Hawke's 'big life': conversations with an Australian legend

As a new biography of the former PM reminds us, when it comes to politicians they don’t make them like Hawke anymore Reading Wednesdays with Bob, the latest biography of former prime minister of
Flinders Street crash: alleged driver charged with 18 counts of attempted murder

Flinders Street crash: alleged driver charged with 18 counts of attempted murder

Saeed Noori also charged with one count of conduct endangering life after being formally interviewed by policeThe man who allegedly ploughed his car into pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on
Queensland man to face court over death of 5.2-metre crocodile

Queensland man to face court over death of 5.2-metre crocodile

Saltwater crocodile shot dead in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton in September thought to be one of biggest seen in state A man is expected to face court in central Queensland next month accused of
Princess Michael of Kent apologises for 'racist jewellery' worn at lunch with Meghan Markle

Princess Michael of Kent apologises for 'racist jewellery' worn at lunch with Meghan Markle

The royal wore the blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace Princess Michael of Kent has apologised after wearing a blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch at
Who said it: Donald Trump or Buddy from Elf?

Who said it: Donald Trump or Buddy from Elf?

Take our Christmas quiz to work out if you can tell the difference between quotes from the US president and the character who loves to spread festive cheerI am somebody with a lot of heart.Donald
How about a tax on #auspol short-termism? Let's call it the Tony … | Katharine Murphy

How about a tax on #auspol short-termism? Let's call it the Tony … | Katharine Murphy

Instead of talking ourselves into a funk, we should end 2017 with a fun thought experimentIt’s been a grim year in federal politics. Anyone watching knows it. Voters surveyed for the last Guardian
North Koreans working overseas must return home under new UN sanctions

North Koreans working overseas must return home under new UN sanctions

UN security council unanimously approves measures, including lower limits on oil imports and a crackdown on smuggling, after latest ballistic missile launchThe UN security council has unanimously
Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin both found guilty in New York Fifa corruption spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribesTwo former South American football officials were found guilty on
Blue passports could send UK citizens to back of queue, EU officials say

Blue passports could send UK citizens to back of queue, EU officials say

Theresa May’s decision to change passport colour as expression of ‘independence and sovereignty’ could mean travel delaysEuropean officials have warned that Britain’s new blue passports could spell
Trump ends year in character – dodging questions and singing his own praises

Trump ends year in character – dodging questions and singing his own praises

The president decided to bring forward his signing of the Republican tax bill after watching TV – but had no time to face full scrutiny from the media in attendanceLast Christmas Barack Obama gave a