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The day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi's power cuts | John Vidal

The day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi's power cuts | John Vidal

Anger boiled over at last week’s national blackout, which saw babies dying in incubators, yet outages are frequent – for the lucky 10% of people with electricityRural health worker Patrick Kamzitu is
Brexit defeat for Theresa May as MPs back curbing government powers – as it happened

Brexit defeat for Theresa May as MPs back curbing government powers – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating and voting on the EU withdrawal billWhat the dispute between
Archbishop of York backs devolution deal for whole of Yorkshire

Archbishop of York backs devolution deal for whole of Yorkshire

John Sentamu calls on government to make current Sheffield city region a stepping stone to wider arrangementThe archbishop of York has called on the government to reach a compromise with local
'Suck it, Bannon': former Trump strategist has bad night in Alabama

'Suck it, Bannon': former Trump strategist has bad night in Alabama

Hardline nationalist faces fierce backlash from Republicans after getting heavily involved in Roy Moore campaignIt was Meghan McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain, who summed up the feelings of
Police chief: Grenfell Tower criminal inquiry may take years

Police chief: Grenfell Tower criminal inquiry may take years

Commissioner Cressida Dick says initial interviews and examination of evidence likely to take officers more than 12 months The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 71
Scottish fishermen warn of 'hardline' EU stance over quotas

Scottish fishermen warn of 'hardline' EU stance over quotas

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation says this year’s common fisheries policy deal reveals ‘simmering resentment’ of EU member states due to BrexitScottish fishermen have raised concerns that the EU is
Boy, 15, admits causing crash in which five people died

Boy, 15, admits causing crash in which five people died

Teenager pleads guilty to causing deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after Leeds car collisionA 15-year-old boy has admitted causing death by dangerous driving after
Chinese gang accused of selling poisoned darts to kill dogs for meat

Chinese gang accused of selling poisoned darts to kill dogs for meat

Police say gang sold 200,000 syringes modified for use as darts, and warn of health risk from contaminated meatPoisoned syringes that could be fired at dogs on the street to kill them instantly were
Aboard 'the beast': migrants' daring train ride through Mexico – in pictures

Aboard 'the beast': migrants' daring train ride through Mexico – in pictures

Veronica G Cardenas photographed life on the route of la Bestia – the freight train on which Central American men, women and children band together as a caravan to make the brutal 20-day journey
Palestinians no longer accept US as mediator, Abbas tells summit

Palestinians no longer accept US as mediator, Abbas tells summit

Palestinian president demands UN takes charge of peace process after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of IsraelThe Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has formally declared that
Democratic euphoria as Doug Jones wins Alabama - in pictures

Democratic euphoria as Doug Jones wins Alabama - in pictures

Celebrations and tears greeted the historic victory of Doug Jones, who defeated his Republican challenger Roy Moore to claim the US Senate seat vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions. It was the
Commonwealth Bank admits to failures in money-laundering case

Commonwealth Bank admits to failures in money-laundering case

Bank responds to proceedings launched by Austrac, acknowledging errors and failures but arguing they do not amount to multiple breaches of the lawCommonwealth Bank has filed its response to
Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses'

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses'

A group of indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ women has launched a precedent-setting legal challenge that could cast a chill over Canada’s vast mining interests On the 20th floor of an office tower in the heart
Five things we learned from Doug Jones's victory in Alabama

Five things we learned from Doug Jones's victory in Alabama

Democrat’s stunning victory in the fiercely red state is a heavy blow for Trumpism and could widen the rift within the Republican partyDemocrats triumph over Roy Moore in major blow to TrumpRoy
Two charged with murdering three children in Salford arson attack

Two charged with murdering three children in Salford arson attack

Zac Bolland, 23, and 20-year-old Courtney Brierley charged over fire in Greater Manchester that police said was ‘targeted’ attackTwo people have been charged with the murders of three children who
Alabama has spoken: Roy Moore and the Bannon-faction will not be tolerated

Alabama has spoken: Roy Moore and the Bannon-faction will not be tolerated

The seismic election in Alabama will be remembered as a repudiation of Trump and his master strategist: the night the Trump-Bannon train hit a brick wallAlabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore,
Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option

Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option

Four-fifths of the UAE’s population are classed as ‘foreigners’. So how do you find belonging in a city that will never permanently be home?Abu Dhabi Indian School, founded in 1975, not long after the
Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws

Julie Bishop says child molester prevented from flying overseas under new laws

Laws prevent 20,000 paedophiles from leaving Australia except for purposes approved by law enforcement agenciesA convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney airport on
Wednesday briefing: Alabama drama ding-dong

Wednesday briefing: Alabama drama ding-dong

Many Republicans actually relieved as Democrat wins election … Brexit deal wasn’t ‘Davis-proof’ enough … and what women want to see in a manHello – I’m Warren Murray from the Guardian. Here’s the news
Tanzania pardons two child rapists and calls for arrest of pregnant schoolgirls

Tanzania pardons two child rapists and calls for arrest of pregnant schoolgirls

Activists accuse government of encouraging human rights violations, as President Magufuli releases convicted abusers of 10 primary school children Activists accused Tanzania’s leaders of “promoting a