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Tributes paid to three family members killed in Nottinghamshire fire

Tributes paid to three family members killed in Nottinghamshire fire

Justine Collinson and her two children, aged eight and five, died in blaze in CollinghamTributes have been paid to a family involved in a house fire that killed two children and their mother.Justine
Scott Morrison: 'West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' – video

Scott Morrison: 'West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' – video

Australia now formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, the Australian PM said on
What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Fractious UN climate change talks ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved‘We can move forward now’: climate talks take significant stepCountries
'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

Delegates agree ‘rulebook’ for Paris goals, but key questions have been ignored or put offThey lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this
No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

PM presses on with quest for EU help on backstop as cabinet lines up behind alternativesTheresa May will summon EU27 ambassadors to No 10 this week as she continues to seek reassurances over the Irish
Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Wine says officers swooped on him and his supporters before planned concertThe Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in before a
The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

The abuse of Raheem Sterling and antisemitic chanting by Chelsea fans are indicative of a wider picture of unacceptable intolerance, as our continent-wide survey revealsBelgium continues to have
Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman's fight for tech jobs in rural America

Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman's fight for tech jobs in rural America

Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, pushes initiative in the state amid questions over his own political aspirationsRo Khanna is not running for president.Unlike many of his colleagues in Congress, the
'Distressing and depressing': stars bemoan Brexit at European film awards

'Distressing and depressing': stars bemoan Brexit at European film awards

Picking up honorary prize, Ralph Fiennes says ‘there is only the noise of division’Made by someone who is Scottish and Italian, filmed mostly in England, financed totally by the French and put through
UK weather: Storm Deirdre to ease after high winds and blizzards wreak havoc

UK weather: Storm Deirdre to ease after high winds and blizzards wreak havoc

Weather warnings due to expire on Sunday, although rain and wind likely to persistPeople heading out on Sunday morning have been warned of a risk of icy conditions in parts of the country after Storm
‘After half a century, a drive to Wales no longer takes its toll on motorists’

‘After half a century, a drive to Wales no longer takes its toll on motorists’

Drivers on both Severn bridges will no longer be liable to pay, and regular travellers are celebratingIn a rare gap in the sea drizzle rolling up the Severn estuary, Darren Moore gazes fondly at the
Strange case of theatre historian, 90, mistaken for one-armed terrorist

Strange case of theatre historian, 90, mistaken for one-armed terrorist

Professor David Mayer shares his name with an Isis operative. Now he fears US will never take him off secret watchlistOne is a 90-year-old US army veteran turned academic, specialising in Victorian
Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

For four decades, Nalini Nadkarni has studied cloud forest in the Costa Rican town of Monteverde. In that time, global warming has wrought big changes – and now threatens to dry out the area’s lush
Kofi Annan remembered by Melinda Gates

Kofi Annan remembered by Melinda Gates

8 June 1938 - 18 August 2018 The philanthropist remembers the Nobel peace prize winner and UN secretary general who she worked with in the fight against global poverty • Stephen Hawking remembered by
Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis

Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis

25 March 1942 - 16 August 2018 The music industry supremo who worked with the singer over four decades recalls the Queen of Soul’s vocal genius, humour – and love of fine dining • John McCain
John McCain remembered by his daughter Sidney McCain

John McCain remembered by his daughter Sidney McCain

29 August 1936 – 25 August 2018 The senator’s daughter remembers an energetic father with whom she swam and bodysurfed and shared a love of travel – though she did not share his politics • Kofi Annan
Britain has led a charmed political life. But there is a price to pay for complacency | Fintan O’Toole

Britain has led a charmed political life. But there is a price to pay for complacency | Fintan O’Toole

The recklessness of the Brexiters has unsettled their own country, bringing discord and instability to a once stable democracyVincent Gookin, the 17th-century English colonist in Ireland, wrote
Sri Lanka: ousted prime minister Wickremesinghe reinstalled

Sri Lanka: ousted prime minister Wickremesinghe reinstalled

PM’s supporters celebrate defeat of a ‘coup’, marking end to crisis that left country on precipice of a government shutdownSri Lanka has an undisputed prime minister for the first time in more than 50
A year on from National Trust row, activists keep watch on trail hunts

A year on from National Trust row, activists keep watch on trail hunts

Out in Warwickshire with the campaigners who fear the trust’s hunting guidelines might be breachedFrom a carefully chosen vantage point on the National Trust’s Farnborough Hall estate in Warwickshire,
Party activists pile pressure on Corbyn to back second vote

Party activists pile pressure on Corbyn to back second vote

Labour leftwingers launch internal campaign for new referendum, but some senior figures fear policy shift could cost votesLabour activists who want to ditch Brexit because they believe it will make it