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Yemen: Hodeidah sees 'worst fighting yet' despite UN ceasefire calls

Yemen: Hodeidah sees 'worst fighting yet' despite UN ceasefire calls

Lull in hostilities ends as street fighting breaks out and Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Houthi rebels Vicious fighting described by residents as the worst so far has flared up in Yemen’s
Carlos Ghosn no longer able to lead Renault, says French minister

Carlos Ghosn no longer able to lead Renault, says French minister

Car executive, who is also chairman of Nissan, arrested in Japan over alleged misconductFrance’s finance minister has said Carlos Ghosn cannot remain in charge of Renault, after the leading figure in
Second baby dies in Queensland, a day after nine-month-old found on beach

Second baby dies in Queensland, a day after nine-month-old found on beach

Baby girl dies in Queensland Children’s hospital, as locals say they had contacted authorities about homeless family of first girlA day after a baby girl was found dead on a Queensland beach, a
Bitcoin price plunges below $4,500 mark in new 2018 low

Bitcoin price plunges below $4,500 mark in new 2018 low

Cryptocurrency’s value has slumped by more than a quarter in less than a weekThe price of bitcoin continued to plunge on Tuesday as it fell another 7% to $4,387, taking its losses to almost 30% in the
Twitter CEO upsets Hindu nationalists during India visit

Twitter CEO upsets Hindu nationalists during India visit

Jack Dorsey accused of hate speech after posing with sign criticising country’s caste systemTwitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has upset Hindu nationalists and some members of the Brahmin caste
Trump inflated importance of Saudi arms sales to US job market, report says

Trump inflated importance of Saudi arms sales to US job market, report says

Saudi Arabia needs the US far more than the other way round, report argues amid crisis over murder of Jamal KhashoggiUS arms sales to Saudi Arabia give Washington extensive leverage on Riyadh, while
Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence praised by prison governor on eve of release

Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence praised by prison governor on eve of release

Made Suwendra says Lawrence contributed to prison life and it was ‘time for her to be freed’The governor of Bangli Prison, in a mountainous area of eastern Bali, has praised Australian Bali Nine drug
The cocooned high-rises of Hong Kong – in pictures

The cocooned high-rises of Hong Kong – in pictures

For over two decades photographer Peter Steinhauer documented the bamboo scaffolding and bright, tightly wrapped shapes of Hong Kong’s construction sites. His collection, Cocoons, is available from
Stigma pushes disabled children into 'dangerous' Kenyan orphanages

Stigma pushes disabled children into 'dangerous' Kenyan orphanages

Report reveals widespread neglect in institutions across the country, yet fierce discrimination means such children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in their communities Behind the gates
We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under
Catalonia train crash: one dead in landslide derailment

Catalonia train crash: one dead in landslide derailment

Train came off tracks between Terrassa and Manresa, towns north-west of BarcelonaOne person has died and 44 have been injured after a commuter train came off the tracks outside Barcelona.The
‘I just want to break down’: the California wildfire victims living in a parking lot – video

‘I just want to break down’: the California wildfire victims living in a parking lot – video

Hundreds of families who lost their homes in the devastating Northern California wildfires stay in tents and cars at makeshift camps in shopping centre car parks. One young family is living with two
Sisto Malaspina funeral: Melbourne celebrates life of 'one of the greats'

Sisto Malaspina funeral: Melbourne celebrates life of 'one of the greats'

Italian migrant and Bourke Street attack victim remembered as someone who made ‘everybody feel special’ Golden light poured through the arch windows at St Patrick’s Cathedral as thousands of
For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee

For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee

A group of extremists within the Tory party would welcome the havoc unleashed by ‘no deal’ to advance their causeThe vultures circle a wounded prime minister, who is attacked by the hordes of
Timor Leste: drunk police officer's alleged killing of three teenagers sparks protests

Timor Leste: drunk police officer's alleged killing of three teenagers sparks protests

Suspected officer Jose Mina allegedly killed three 18-year-old men and injured five others at Dili memorial celebrationA drunk police officer has allegedly shot and killed three teenagers at a party
Situation 'tense' after PNG security forces rampage through parliament – video

Situation 'tense' after PNG security forces rampage through parliament – video

PNG’s security forces have gone on a destructive rampage through the country’s Parliament House. ‘The situation is quite tense’, opposition MP Bryan Kramer says inside parliament. ‘Numerous staff of
Afghan wrestling coach re-opens gym despite losing arm in Isis attack

Afghan wrestling coach re-opens gym despite losing arm in Isis attack

In a poor corner of Kabul, wrestling offers hope and resistance against Isis’ sectarian terrorTo perform the “saltur”, an Afghan wrestling term, a fighter spins behind their opponent, then lifts them
Papua New Guinea security forces attack parliament in row over Apec pay

Papua New Guinea security forces attack parliament in row over Apec pay

Officers are believed to be angry over unpaid allowances from the Apec conference over the weekendPapua New Guinea’s national parliament was in lockdown on Tuesday after hundreds of soldiers and
Chinese Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

Chinese Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

Speech by documentary filmmaker Fu Yue censored after she calls for Taiwan to be recognised as an ‘independent entity’The Chinese-language version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, have become
Chicago hospital shooting: witness describes ‘gun battle’ – video

Chicago hospital shooting: witness describes ‘gun battle’ – video

A gunman killed three people at a hospital in Chicago, authorities say. The shooter also died in the incident. Shots were fired Monday afternoon at Mercy hospital on the city's South Side. Witnesses