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Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Pacific tsunami warning centre said waves were possible after the strong quake hit off New CaledoniaVanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude
Charity for victims of modern slavery in London sees 30% rise in cases

Charity for victims of modern slavery in London sees 30% rise in cases

Report by Hestia finds increase in number of victims in 2017 and says two-thirds of the people it works with in the capital are forced into prostitutionThe charity that supports the majority of
Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

An electorate filled with celebrations is a sight to gladden Jackie Trad’s heart, but the campaign had unexpected consequences in her South Brisbane seatIt’s 9pm on Wednesday, the night the yes camp
Mugabe's live TV address where he failed to resign – video

Mugabe's live TV address where he failed to resign – video

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe defies his own Zanu-PF party by pledging on television to preside over the party's next congress in December, in an address which ended with him apologising for
'No unemployed' gaffe adds to budget pressure on Philip Hammond

'No unemployed' gaffe adds to budget pressure on Philip Hammond

Wednesday’s budget seen as make or break for chancellor who is already unpopular with pro-Brexit ToriesPhilip Hammond will face a fight for his political life at this week’s budget after he was
Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail'

Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: 'I should have left them in jail'

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matter Days after claiming credit for ensuring that three
Philip Hammond dismisses NHS chief's call for £4bn emergency cash injection

Philip Hammond dismisses NHS chief's call for £4bn emergency cash injection

The chancellor told the BBC that heads of public services always predict ‘Armageddon’ in the run-up to a budgetPhilip Hammond has dismissed calls from the head of the NHS for an emergency cash
Morning mail: Robert Mugabe refuses to resign

Morning mail: Robert Mugabe refuses to resign

Monday: Zimbabwean president stuns nation by failing to step down as expected. Plus: renewables could easily power 50% of grid, Finkel report saysGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you
Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

Steve Mnuchin flattered by Bond villain comparison after photo goes viral

US treasury secretary and former banker said he was surprised that photo of him and wife Louise Linton holding newly printed money became internet sensationAs Republicans push for legislation that
The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: Britain’s shameful dereliction | Editorial

The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: Britain’s shameful dereliction | Editorial

From the referendum campaign onwards, Brexiters have ignored the dire implications for Ireland. The neglect is a political and moral failure alikeThroughout his career, Gerry Adams relentlessly
Search for new Sinn Féin leader begins after Gerry Adams steps  down

Search for new Sinn Féin leader begins after Gerry Adams steps down

Michelle O’Neill, Irish republican party’s leader in Northern Ireland assembly, rules herself out, saying she has ‘enough to do’Sinn Féin is starting the process of selecting its new leader after
Ireland is caught between Brexiteers and Brussels | Letters

Ireland is caught between Brexiteers and Brussels | Letters

The Irish republic and Northern Ireland could pay a high price for the UK’s divorce from the EU, suggest letters from readers including the former Labour minister Jeff RookerRafael Behr’s brilliant
Put (in)famous names in historical context | Letters

Put (in)famous names in historical context | Letters

John Dubber says trying to erase difficult parts of history from our national consciousness could be counterproductive, while Peter McKenna makes an interesting observation about Penny LaneMichael
German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel left facing prospect of forming minority government – or fresh elections – after FDP quits negotiationsExploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government collapsed
Zanu-PF hopes of a 'new era' confounded by Mugabe's failure to resign

Zanu-PF hopes of a 'new era' confounded by Mugabe's failure to resign

As the president clings to power, leadership ambitions of former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa suffer a setback Related: Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation It
Zimbabwe: protests, prayers and political drama – in pictures

Zimbabwe: protests, prayers and political drama – in pictures

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party met on Sunday in Harare to dismiss Robert Mugabe, as the country’s citizens continued to protest and call for their president’s departure Continue reading...
Robert Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by failing to quit – as it happened

Robert Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by failing to quit – as it happened

President addresses the nation after ruling party Zanu-PF gives him a deadline of noon on Monday to resign or face impeachment 9.52pm GMT 9.52pm GMT Emma Graham Harrison has been in Harare covering
Hamleys Christmas toy parade – in pictures

Hamleys Christmas toy parade – in pictures

Regent Street in central London is lined with people watching the annual Hamleys toy parade, featuring a marching cast of children’s characters, entertainers, elves, bands, floats and flying balloons
Home Office admits it is struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals

Home Office admits it is struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals

Lawyers say current staffing levels mean each caseworker will process 1,500 of 3 million EU registration applicationsHome Office officials have privately admitted the department is having problems
Alabama's largest newspaper calls on voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

Alabama's largest newspaper calls on voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

With special election looming, Birmingham News editorial calls sexual assault allegations against candidate ‘a turning point for women in Alabama’The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab is testing a new