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Sydney's Sirius building to be refurbished after being sold for $150m

Sydney's Sirius building to be refurbished after being sold for $150m

New owners have proposed to refurbish the existing building and deliver 89 apartments, as well as retail and commercial spacesSydney’s embattled Sirius building will be refurbished after being sold by
‘I almost got killed’: the Hmong refugees who call the US home

‘I almost got killed’: the Hmong refugees who call the US home

As Trump attempts to dismantle the resettlement program, the city of Wausau is a microcosm of the challenges and opportunities that come from welcoming refugees The harrowing journey Nou Vang Thao
Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world

Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world

They’re too young to vote, but schoolchildren across the globe are taking matters into their own handsIn May, for the second time this year, more than 1.5 million young people in more than 125
Nigeria's cattle-raising Fulani people – in pictures

Nigeria's cattle-raising Fulani people – in pictures

With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat. Most of the demand is met by pastoralists from the ethnic Fulani group, who follow
Journey of faith – the Guatemalan pastors helping smuggle people into the US

Journey of faith – the Guatemalan pastors helping smuggle people into the US

As trusted individuals in a culture rooted in religion, pastors and priests play a role in the booming business behind immigration Early in the morning, Antonio knelt before an altar with white
‘If you pay, you’ll go’: Dadaab residents claim bribery is price of getting home

‘If you pay, you’ll go’: Dadaab residents claim bribery is price of getting home

Somali people at Kenya’s sprawling refugee camp allege that UN staff want money for everything from food to repatriationFour years ago, Asha made what seemed like an impossible decision. She knew the
Friday briefing: Gig economy making jobs ever more tenuous

Friday briefing: Gig economy making jobs ever more tenuous

‘Huge numbers forced into insecure work’ … Joe Biden savaged in Democratic debate … and Apple’s Jonny Ive reveals designs on his own futureHello, Warren Murray here with Friday’s plat du journalism.
The house that Hoxha built: dictator's villa to become public space

The house that Hoxha built: dictator's villa to become public space

Enver Hoxha’s villa in central Tirana, once sealed off by the Albanian secret service and home to party elites, is to be opened to the publicThe interiors of Enver Hoxha’s cavernous three-story villa
A refugee’s story

A refugee’s story

There are no mass graves in Britain, but there are other ways people can vanish. By Jonathan WittenbergI looked online and immediately found the title of Jean Paul’s book (Jean Paul is not his real
The heedless drift towards war with Iran shames Britain | Simon Tisdall

The heedless drift towards war with Iran shames Britain | Simon Tisdall

Jeremy Hunt says Britain would stand with the US in the case of military intervention. How has Iraq been forgotten so quickly?The imperial city of Persepolis, ruined capital of Persia’s kings, rises
G20: world leaders urge Trump and Xi to reach a trade deal or risk global economy

G20: world leaders urge Trump and Xi to reach a trade deal or risk global economy

Financial markets fall amid growing fears that talks in Osaka will fail to break logjamDonald Trump and Xi Jinping have been urged to reach a trade deal or risk setting the global economy on a
Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden over his civil rights record during Democratic debate – video

Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden over his civil rights record during Democratic debate – video

California senator Kamala Harris confronted former vice president Joe Biden over his civil rights record during the second Democratic debate. “I do not believe you are a racist,” Harris said, looking
The planet's heating up but candidates' climate crisis response remains tepid

The planet's heating up but candidates' climate crisis response remains tepid

The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issuesThursday’s Democratic debate demonstrated just
Democratic debate: Biden defends his record on race after Harris attack – live

Democratic debate: Biden defends his record on race after Harris attack – live

The second debate of the 2020 primary season sees the candidates making their pitches on healthcare, immigration and other key issuesSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.03am BST
Court dismisses ACCC claim 'flushable' wet wipes labelling is misleading

Court dismisses ACCC claim 'flushable' wet wipes labelling is misleading

Choice says the decision is terrible news for people who care about the environment and waterwaysAustralia’s consumer watchdog has failed to persuade a judge that Kimberly-Clark Australia misled
'Our whole life is disrupted': hope dries up as Chennai battles historic drought

'Our whole life is disrupted': hope dries up as Chennai battles historic drought

As residents queue for daily rations and businesses suffer, city’s politicians squabble over how to tackle shortagesTravelling through Chennai, it is not hard to find a row of empty pots dotting the
'Giant wombat' fossil discovered by council workers in Australia

'Giant wombat' fossil discovered by council workers in Australia

Fossilised jaw of baby diprotodon, a type of megafauna extinct for millennia, extracted in NSW by Australian MuseumA “giant wombat” fossil has been discovered by local council workers in the Monaro
Trump fact check: is the Chinese economy really 'going down the tubes'?

Trump fact check: is the Chinese economy really 'going down the tubes'?

The president reckons Beijing will jump at a trade deal because the country’s growthis slowing. Martin Farrer takes a closer lookDonald Trump has claimed ahead of his crunch meeting with Xi Jinping
Has Saudi Arabia got away with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? – podcast

Has Saudi Arabia got away with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? – podcast

A UN report on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi has said there is credible evidence linking the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to the crime. Nick Hopkins and Stephanie
After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

Fishermen in remote Pacific port plan to depart for hunt on Monday, despite global outcryOn Monday morning, after a short ceremony to pray for a bountiful catch and safety at sea, five ships will slip