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US army chief says death toll of Afghan security forces is unsustainable

US army chief says death toll of Afghan security forces is unsustainable

Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie says Afghan forces cannot secure the country without helpThe death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will not be sustainable, even with the stalemate in the fight
US stock markets slide after Trump warns China: 'I am a Tariff Man'

US stock markets slide after Trump warns China: 'I am a Tariff Man'

Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all suffer sharp dropsInvestors lose faith in trade truce between US and ChinaUS stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as investors lost faith in a trade truce
Facebook removed post by ex-manager who said site 'failed' black people

Facebook removed post by ex-manager who said site 'failed' black people

In interview, Mark S Luckie describes irony of letter’s removal for violating ‘community standards’ before it was reinstatedFacebook removed a post from a former employee who of “failing its black
Theresa May staggers on after three Brexit defeats in single day

Theresa May staggers on after three Brexit defeats in single day

Government found to be in contempt of parliament before PM opens five-day debate Theresa May has suffered an extraordinary three parliamentary defeats in a single day, as rebellious MPs at Westminster
Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campusesBritain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says he will not seek presidency

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says he will not seek presidency

Attorney said he made the decision ‘out of respect for my family’ and warned Democrats to find an aggressive candidate for 2020Michael Avenatti, celebrity lawyer to Stormy Daniels and Trump
Emmanuel Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

Emmanuel Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

Extreme forces are rejoicing over the president’s predicament. Their ultimate goal is a political takeover of the continentFor Europe’s sake, Emmanuel Macron needs help – not our scorn or hatred. A
We must study marijuana's impact on the environment before it's too late | Vince Palace

We must study marijuana's impact on the environment before it's too late | Vince Palace

The focus on human health with Canada’s legalization has highlighted the lack of discussion on the potential effects of on freshwater supplies In a flurry of international news, after years of false
US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder

US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder

Senators emerge from briefing by CIA director Gina Haspel Corker: jury would convict Prince Mohammed in 30 minutes Senators have emerged from a classified briefing by the CIA director, Gina Haspel,
Marlboro maker in takeover talks with cannabis firm Cronos

Marlboro maker in takeover talks with cannabis firm Cronos

Canadian marijuana producer’s shares rise amid hopes of deal with AltriaAltria, the maker of Malboro cigarettes, is in talks about a potential takeover of the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos as it
The Guardian view on editing human DNA: a bad idea, and badly executed | Editorial

The Guardian view on editing human DNA: a bad idea, and badly executed | Editorial

A Chinese scientist has produced twins using the powerful gene-editing technology. This is pointless, dangerous and unethicalThe Crispr/Cas9 technique of editing DNA is, by the standards of earlier
Royal Windsor Horse Show condemned for Bahraini sponsorship

Royal Windsor Horse Show condemned for Bahraini sponsorship

Event being used by kingdom to distract from human rights abuses, complaint allegesThe UK’s largest outdoor horse show, which is patronised by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the
Ukraine's ports partially unblocked by Russia, says Kiev

Ukraine's ports partially unblocked by Russia, says Kiev

Minister thanks ‘stern international response’ as shipping resumes Shipping traffic has resumed to and from Ukraine’s ports on the Sea of Azov following a standoff with Russia, a Ukrainian minister
Full Brexit legal advice to be published after government loses vote

Full Brexit legal advice to be published after government loses vote

Historic motion passes by 18 votes to find government in contempt of parliament • Latest Brexit news - live updatesMPs have passed a historic motion to hold the government in contempt over its failure
Richard Hopkins obituary

Richard Hopkins obituary

My father, Richard Hopkins, who has died of a heart attack aged 68, was a talented music teacher, musical director, pianist and organist. He lived for most of his life in Bangkok, spoke fluent Thai
Can we handle the truth? Indigenous Australians depend on it | Paul Daley

Can we handle the truth? Indigenous Australians depend on it | Paul Daley

From frontier massacres to the theft of children, violence reverberates generationally, which is why a formal truth and justice commission is a crucial step towards conciliation While a
Swift parrot polyamory a new threat to critically endangered species' survival

Swift parrot polyamory a new threat to critically endangered species' survival

Shortage of female swift parrots caused by sugar gliders wreaking ‘havoc’ on mating Tasmania’s critically endangered swift parrots are facing a new threat to survival – polyamory.A study by
George Bush’s legacy isn’t so peaceful | Letters

George Bush’s legacy isn’t so peaceful | Letters

We mustn’t forget Bush Sr’s horrific conduct as director of the CIA, write George Binette and Carole Ashley, not to mention his racist 1988 campaignAmidst the Trump administration’s shameless
Gene-edited girls as a Monolith moment | Letter

Gene-edited girls as a Monolith moment | Letter

The controversial gene-editing breakthrough claimed by Dr He Jiankui may be a pivotal moment in human development, says Doug ClarkThere have been many 2001: A Space Odyssey Monoliths in mankind’s
Israeli women protest over domestic violence in nationwide strike

Israeli women protest over domestic violence in nationwide strike

A moment of silence was held to mark killings of 24 women and girls in Israel this yearThousands of Israeli women have protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike, calling for more