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Cornwall coastguards try to refloat grounded Russian cargo ship

Cornwall coastguards try to refloat grounded Russian cargo ship

Kuzma Minin stranded off beach near Falmouth with 18 crew members on board A rescue operation is under way to try to refloat a Russian cargo ship that ran aground off a Cornish beach in gale-force
Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Retired Dutch general due to be deployed to Hodeidah by Wednesday to oversee truceYemen’s warring parties are observing the first day of a UN-negotiated ceasefire in the key port city of Hodeidah,
Faux saviors: an insider calls out the 'charade' of elite do-gooding

Faux saviors: an insider calls out the 'charade' of elite do-gooding

In his recent book, Anand Giridharadas torches the privileged circles he has moved in much of his adult lifeAnand Giridharadas was surprised this September when Google invited him to their offices,
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Model and actor Christina Engelhardt says she met Allen in 1976 and had secret relationship with him for eight yearsFormer model and actor Christina Engelhardt claims she started a secret sexual
No-deal Brexit plans put 3,500 troops on standby

No-deal Brexit plans put 3,500 troops on standby

Cabinet says contingency plans must now be implemented across governmentFollow the latest political developments - live updates Emergency no-deal Brexit contingency plans must now be implemented
Expert attacks Centrelink robo-debt and 'moral bankruptcy' that allows it

Expert attacks Centrelink robo-debt and 'moral bankruptcy' that allows it

Terry Carney, former member of administrative appeals tribunal, maintains the ‘extortionate’ debt recovery is illegalCentrelink’s “robo-debt” system is a form of illegal extortion allowed by failings
Hong Kong tabloid with China links tails visiting US-Australian academic

Hong Kong tabloid with China links tails visiting US-Australian academic

Macquarie University Chinese history lecturer Kevin Carrico subject to detailed reporting of his movements on a recent visit When Kevin Carrico landed back in Australia on Monday after spending a week
Investor confidence slumps to 10-year low – business live

Investor confidence slumps to 10-year low – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decadesLatest: More fund managers expect global growth to weakenIFO survey shows German confidence
The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America

The fallen metropolis: the collapse of Caracas, the jewel of Latin America

Once a thriving, glamorous city, Venezuela’s capital is buckling under hyperinflation, crime and poverty A portrait of Hugo Chávez and a Bolivarian battle cry greet visitors to the Boyacá viewpoint in
Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

Most come from some of the most dangerous countries in the hemisphere but the journey north exposes them to new risksFor years, Dora waited impatiently to turn 15, the age her mother had agreed she
Xi Jinping: president warns other nations not to 'dictate' to China

Xi Jinping: president warns other nations not to 'dictate' to China

Set-piece speech attempts to shore up confidence amid spluttering economy and concerns over foreign policy The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has attempted to shore up confidence in his leadership and
Trafficking victim wins payout from Home Office after wrongful detention

Trafficking victim wins payout from Home Office after wrongful detention

Trafficked to the UK and raped for years, Abdul became homeless, got involved in crime and was threatened with deportationThe Home Office has paid £30,000 to a victim of child trafficking who was held
Fifty shades of g'day: MP sexting scandal turns Australians off beloved greeting

Fifty shades of g'day: MP sexting scandal turns Australians off beloved greeting

Nation horrified after allegations Andrew Broad used salutation in an attempt to seduce a woman on a ‘sugar babies’ websiteIt is safe to say that it would take something truly spectacular for
'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America

'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America

Training on a base in California, and later serving in Afghanistan, made me confront the reality of American empire, and the injustice that pervades society at home. By Lyle Jeremy RubinMy first and
Indigenous leader urges EU to impose sanctions on Brazil

Indigenous leader urges EU to impose sanctions on Brazil

Europe told if it does not act it will be ‘turning blind eye to genocide’ under BolsonaroBrazil’s foremost indigenous leader has called on the EU to impose trade sanctions to prevent ecological
Theresa May is not as safe as she thinks | Vernon Bogdanor

Theresa May is not as safe as she thinks | Vernon Bogdanor

The prime minister survived a Conservative party mutiny but could find her position untenable if her withdrawal deal is rejectedTheresa May last week won a vote of confidence from Conservative MPs.
Labor conference votes for a Shorten government to recognise Palestinian statehood

Labor conference votes for a Shorten government to recognise Palestinian statehood

Tony Burke says Labor recognises ‘the Palestinians also deserve a land of their own’The federal ALP has moved closer to embracing Palestinian statehood, with the national conference passing the
Japan beefs up defences amid concerns over China's military might

Japan beefs up defences amid concerns over China's military might

Cabinet approves plan to adapt ships to create aircraft carriers and buy 45 new stealth fightersJapan will bolster air and sea defences amid “strong concern” about growing Chinese air and naval
'It's time for significant changes': civil rights groups call for Facebook leaders to step down

'It's time for significant changes': civil rights groups call for Facebook leaders to step down

Dozens of groups demand a restructuring of the company’s board to improve accountability in wake of recent scandalsDozens of civil rights groups are calling for Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg to
Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities

Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities

Army spokesman claims charity is ‘determined to destabilise’ nation via the ‘fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses’Nigeria is “concerned” about Amnesty International’s activities, a