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UK's newest and biggest aircraft carrier springs a leak

UK's newest and biggest aircraft carrier springs a leak

HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is still undergoing trials, is scheduled for repair at Portsmouth After less than a month in service, the UK’s new £3.1bn aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking
Western leaders told to stop 'stoking the flames of war' in Yemen

Western leaders told to stop 'stoking the flames of war' in Yemen

Generals, politicians and celebrities say US, France and UK must use their UN security council seats to ease humanitarian crisisMore than 350 high-profile figures including six Nobel peace prize
Crocodile lizard is one of 115 new species found in Greater Mekong

Crocodile lizard is one of 115 new species found in Greater Mekong

Three mammals, 11 amphibians, two fish, 11 reptiles and 88 plants were discovered by scientists in 2016, says WWFA snail-eating turtle found in a food market and a bat with a horseshoe-shaped face are
Prescription drugs misused by 1 million Australians in year, report shows

Prescription drugs misused by 1 million Australians in year, report shows

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report also finds ‘substantial rise’ in drug-induced deaths involving prescription drugsOne million Australians misused pharmaceuticals in the previous 12
US could broaden its use of nuclear weapons, Trump administration signals

US could broaden its use of nuclear weapons, Trump administration signals

Wider role for weapons to counter ‘non-nuclear strategic attacks’ unveiled as part of Trump’s new security strategy, which also failed to address climate change The Trump administration signaled that
Xenophon's SA Best party shoots to 32% lead in primary vote, poll finds

Xenophon's SA Best party shoots to 32% lead in primary vote, poll finds

Support for new South Australian party compares with 27% for Labor and 20% for LiberalsTwo months after quitting the Senate for a tilt at state politics, Nick Xenophon’s new SA Best party is
Road, rail and air travel set to be disrupted as fog sweeps into Britain

Road, rail and air travel set to be disrupted as fog sweeps into Britain

Flights likely to be cancelled and delays probable on bus and train services as visibility falls to below 100 metresForecasters have warned of likely travel disruption on Tuesday, including cancelled
Aerial footage shows aftermath of deadly Amtrak derailment near Seattle - video

Aerial footage shows aftermath of deadly Amtrak derailment near Seattle - video

Fatalities are being reported after an Amtrak train derailed and hit cars travelling on a nearby interstate on Monday. The accident, which happened around 40 miles south of Seattle, took place just
US vetos ‘insulting’ UN vote over status of Jerusalem – video

US vetos ‘insulting’ UN vote over status of Jerusalem – video

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says a resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is 'an insult which will not be forgotten'.
Adelaide teenager dies as summer drowning toll mounts

Adelaide teenager dies as summer drowning toll mounts

A 15-year-old boy who was pulled unconscious from the water at Glenelg has become the sixth person to drown in the past two weeks, four of them childrenA teenager has died after being found
UK cannot have a special deal for the City, says EU's Brexit negotiator

UK cannot have a special deal for the City, says EU's Brexit negotiator

Exclusive: Michel Barnier’s stark declaration quashes hopes for a bespoke trade deal to include financial servicesBritain cannot have a special deal for the City of London, the European Union’s chief
House set to pass tax bill as Trump awaits first big legislative victory

House set to pass tax bill as Trump awaits first big legislative victory

Bill that would add more than $1tn to deficit, end key element of Obamacare, and open Alaska wildlife reserve to drilling would then head to SenateHouse Republicans are poised to pass a major tax bill
David Davis to warn EU it cannot cherrypick in Brexit trade deal talks

David Davis to warn EU it cannot cherrypick in Brexit trade deal talks

Official dismisses idea that Britain must choose between a simple free trade agreement or staying in single marketBrexit secretary David Davis will warn the European commission that it cannot
Morning mail: US drops climate change as global threat

Morning mail: US drops climate change as global threat

Tuesday: The Trump administration will oppose efforts to reduce use of fossil fuels. Plus: unions sound alarm on new Pacific trade deal Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main
Trump judicial nominee who struggled to answer legal questions drops out

Trump judicial nominee who struggled to answer legal questions drops out

Matthew Petersen drew national attention when he failed to answer rapid-fire queries from the Republican senator John KennedyA White House official said on Monday that the Trump judicial nominee whose
To fight European antisemitism, we must first face up to it | Natalie Nougayrède

To fight European antisemitism, we must first face up to it | Natalie Nougayrède

The attacks following Trump’s Jerusalem decision are a wake-up call – this prejudice has not gone awaySince Donald Trump made his Jerusalem announcement this month, a series of antisemitic attacks and
The Guardian view on the ANC’s new leader: a fresh start | Editorial

The Guardian view on the ANC’s new leader: a fresh start | Editorial

With the election of Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa has a chance to recover its moral authority, which the rainbow nation gained in its birth but has been lost in the tawdry dealings of the presentSouth
Trident may be removed from MoD budget, MPs told

Trident may be removed from MoD budget, MPs told

Ministry of Defence has said inclusion of nuclear deterrent in budget harms ability to pay for conventional military servicesThe government is considering shifting the cost of the Trident nuclear
US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an insult and saying US won’t be told where it can put its embassyA UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s
A bewildering array of pluses and minuses dogs the Brexit landscape | Dan Roberts

A bewildering array of pluses and minuses dogs the Brexit landscape | Dan Roberts

From ‘Canada plus plus plus’ to ‘Norway minus’ we look at what all the terminology means As if leaving were not bewildering enough, discussion of the various templates for Britain’s future