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Earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings

Earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings

Residents of Alaskan island of Kodiak urged to move away from coastal areas, while the remainder of the US west coast is under watchA 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early
Breathtaking Visions of Earth: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Breathtaking Visions of Earth: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Now in its seventh year, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition is proud to announce its category winners. Revealing and celebrating the outstanding work of the most highly talented image
The customs union could save Britain. Labour should support staying in | Molly Scott Cato

The customs union could save Britain. Labour should support staying in | Molly Scott Cato

Remaining in the customs union post-Brexit is vital to our manufacturing sector. Labour must change tack on it, and the single market, nowNever have we seen such a massive gulf between business
Russia pulls 'despicable'  Death of Stalin from cinemas

Russia pulls 'despicable' Death of Stalin from cinemas

Acclaimed black comedy labelled ‘boring, repugnant and insulting’ after private viewing for culture ministry officialsRussia’s culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando
Egypt arrests ex-general who stood for election against Sisi

Egypt arrests ex-general who stood for election against Sisi

Sami Anan accused of incitement against military after declaring intention to run in March pollEgyptian authorities have arrested a retired general after denying him permission to run in presidential
‘We believed he would be in jail for life’: the story behind John Worboys’ imminent – and baffling – release

‘We believed he would be in jail for life’: the story behind John Worboys’ imminent – and baffling – release

Nearly nine years after he was convicted of serial sex attacks on 12 women, the so-called black cab rapist could be freed from prison this week. For victims, some of whom still live in fear of a man
Dolores O’Riordan funeral: mourners pay tribute to Cranberries singer

Dolores O’Riordan funeral: mourners pay tribute to Cranberries singer

Irish pop star buried after service at Saint Ailbe’s Catholic church in Ballybricken, Co LimerickHundreds of mourners gathered to pay tribute to the Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan on Tuesday as
'Love Is Love': media firm uses LGBT language to send anti-gay message

'Love Is Love': media firm uses LGBT language to send anti-gay message

Evangelical group rejects claims its BuzzFeed-style videos, aimed at ‘the next generation’, preach conversion therapyThe “Love Is Love” video begins with a teenage girl, Emily, telling the story of
Turkey says first soldier has died in Kurdish offensive in Syria

Turkey says first soldier has died in Kurdish offensive in Syria

Ankara acknowledges first combat death in Afrin, Kurdish enclave south of Turkish border Turkey has acknowledged its first combat death in a military offensive against the Kurdish-dominated enclave of
Japan to replace whaling mother ship in sign hunts will go on

Japan to replace whaling mother ship in sign hunts will go on

Officials say they need a faster ship to evade anti-whaling activistsJapan is to defy Australia and other nations with plans to replace its whaling fleet’s ageing mother ship, showing its

Japanese ski resort hit by avalanche after volcanic eruption – video

A Japanese ski resort has been struck by an avalanche after a nearby volcano erupted. One person has died and at least 12 others have been injured. Footage shows skiers trapped by the avalanche. As
Grenfell fire survivors urge council not to axe volunteer therapists

Grenfell fire survivors urge council not to axe volunteer therapists

Complementary Support Teams UK says Kensington and Chelsea are ‘not listening’ to victimsSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed dismay after the local council said it would axe the
National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

Company says regulator’s plans are ‘disappointing’ and its claim of £100m savings is too highNational Grid has hit out at Ofgem’s proposals over an £800m project to connect the Hinkley Point C power
Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

‘Father of South African jazz’, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78Masekela’s life and career – in picturesHugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil of
Hammond dismisses Johnson's talk of post-Brexit NHS dividend

Hammond dismisses Johnson's talk of post-Brexit NHS dividend

Foreign secretary calls for more funds but chancellor says economy is suffering Economic confidence is suffering due to the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU, Philip Hammond has said, as he
Brazil braces for corruption appeal that could make or break ex-president Lula

Brazil braces for corruption appeal that could make or break ex-president Lula

Civil unrest expected as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, still hugely popular despite corruption conviction, fights to stay in upcoming election raceBrazil is bracing for a historic court decision which
Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?

Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?

Report finds trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free of rights abusesThailand’s billion-dollar seafood export industry remains
Sydney former public servant charged with sending $30,000 to Isis

Sydney former public servant charged with sending $30,000 to Isis

Linda Merhi, 40, appears in court charged with five counts of making funds available to a terrorist organisationA former federal public servant has appeared in a Sydney court over allegations she
Brexit weekly briefing: a softer stance, or wishful thinking?

Brexit weekly briefing: a softer stance, or wishful thinking?

Did Macron hint at the possibility of a bespoke deal, or was something lost in translation?Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email, please
'Chaos' as Charing Cross station is closed due to gas leak

'Chaos' as Charing Cross station is closed due to gas leak

Hundreds evacuated from central London nightclub and hotel after fire crews detected high levels of natural gasLondon’s Charing Cross station has been closed due to a “large” gas leak in a nearby