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Nancy Pelosi nominated by Democrats to be next House speaker

Nancy Pelosi nominated by Democrats to be next House speaker

Pelosi ran unopposed but number of members who voted against her could signal a messy battle when new Congress convenesHouse Democrats overwhelmingly nominated Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to be the next
Argentina prosecutor takes on case against Mohammed bin Salman

Argentina prosecutor takes on case against Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi crown prince faces crimes against humanity prosecutionCase unlikely to advance while prince is in Argentina for G20A prosecutor in Argentina has accepted a request to prosecute Mohammed bin
Asylum seekers 'too afraid' to seek NHS care, report says

Asylum seekers 'too afraid' to seek NHS care, report says

Watchdog says people failing to seek care over fear of upfront costs and of data being shared with the Home OfficeAsylum seekers who need NHS care have been left in “considerable fear” because of the
Taliban carry out deadly attack on G4S compound in Kabul

Taliban carry out deadly attack on G4S compound in Kabul

At least 10 killed in assault carried out hours after Afghan president outlined peace plansGunmen have attacked a British security contractors’ compound in Kabul, killing at least 10 people and
Trump adviser sought WikiLeaks emails via Farage ally, Mueller document alleges

Trump adviser sought WikiLeaks emails via Farage ally, Mueller document alleges

Ted Malloch was allegedly passed request to get advanced copies of emails stolen from Trump’s opponents by Russian hackersAn ally of Nigel Farage was asked to obtain secret information from WikiLeaks
Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastropheThe global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or
Family of bullied Syrian schoolboy considering leaving Huddersfield

Family of bullied Syrian schoolboy considering leaving Huddersfield

Sixteen-year-old to appear in youth court over incident widely shared on social media A Syrian refugee family are considering leaving Huddersfield because they say their children have been subjected
Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown

Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown

Deadlock finally broken after nearly three weeksNorwegian seals third successful defence of title For 20 days the world’s two best grandmasters sat in a soundproof studio in central London, with only
Five more women make sex-offence allegations against Luc Besson

Five more women make sex-offence allegations against Luc Besson

New accusations bring total to nine women who allege misconduct against French director and producerFive more women have come forward to allege sex-related crimes against French film-maker Luc Besson,
Senate vote on Yemen rebukes Trump administration's pro-Saudi stance

Senate vote on Yemen rebukes Trump administration's pro-Saudi stance

Senators allow floor vote on cutting US military aid for warMattis and Pompeo fail to dampen unease about US-Saudi tiesThe Senate has delivered a significant rebuke to the Trump administration by
Bank of England says no-deal Brexit would be worse than 2008 crisis

Bank of England says no-deal Brexit would be worse than 2008 crisis

Bank warns of immediate economic crash, GDP to fall by 8%, unemployment to rise to 7.5%Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal could trigger a deep and damaging recession with worse
Life on the breadline: $4.50 on a coffee? Who can afford that? | Amethyst DeWilde

Life on the breadline: $4.50 on a coffee? Who can afford that? | Amethyst DeWilde

A society that ceases to ensure basic needs are available to all gives up the right to call itself one – it has become an economyAbout this series Name: Amethyst DeWildeAge: 51 Continue reading...
Canada: mother and baby killed by grizzly bear in Yukon

Canada: mother and baby killed by grizzly bear in Yukon

Valérie Théorêt, 37, and her 10-month-old daughter were killed outside their cabin in a remote areaA young mother and her 10-month-old daughter have been killed by a grizzly bear metres from their
Brexit: Theresa May says McDonnell wants to overturn will of British people - Politics live

Brexit: Theresa May says McDonnell wants to overturn will of British people - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and the publication of the government’s official analysis of the economic impact of
Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship tie-breakers – live!

Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship tie-breakers – live!

Carlsen and Caruana to decide world championship in tie-breakersCarlsen shocks with Game 12 draw offer (full move-by-move recap)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 4.02pm GMT Here’s the position
Trump refuses to rule out Manafort pardon – live updates

Trump refuses to rule out Manafort pardon – live updates

President tells New York Post pardon was never discussed ‘but I wouldn’t take it off the table’Sign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 9.57pm GMT 9.42pm GMT This is a good map to compare
Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech – video

Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech – video

A boy broke through security, clambered on to the stage and pulled the sleeve of a Swiss guard on the podium metres from the pontiff while he was speaking in the Vatican audience hall. 'Leave him,
Norway: ex-minister charged with sexual abuse of asylum seekers

Norway: ex-minister charged with sexual abuse of asylum seekers

Svein Ludvigsen is accused of abusing three people in his home, hotels and a government officeA Norwegian former cabinet minister has been charged with sexually abusing three asylum seekers over a
Peter Seeley obituary

Peter Seeley obituary

My father, Peter Seeley, who has died aged 85, was lucky to have lived at all. Born in Coventry, he weighed in at under 3lb at birth. He was placed in one of the first mobile incubators (it was 1933)
At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike in Helmand province

At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike in Helmand province

The latest casualties come from a surge in air operations aimed at driving the Taliban into talks At least 30 Afghan civilians have been killed in US air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand,