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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
Rightwing taskforce secretly approves anti-environment resolutions

Rightwing taskforce secretly approves anti-environment resolutions

In Washington last week, Alec, a group that links lobbyists with state lawmakers, approved measures to boost Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agendaInside a little-known bulwark of conservative state
Scientists develop 10-minute universal cancer test

Scientists develop 10-minute universal cancer test

Inexpensive procedure shows whether patient has cancerous cells in the body, but does not reveal where or how serious it is Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of
Hey, that's our stuff: Maasai tribespeople tackle Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum

Hey, that's our stuff: Maasai tribespeople tackle Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum

Western museums are full of plundered objects. So what happened when a Maasai delegation travelled to the UK to discover where their sacred belongings ended up?Around a large table in a bright room in
Images of Jesus and superheroes caught up in Tumblr porn ban

Images of Jesus and superheroes caught up in Tumblr porn ban

Ballet dancers also flagged up as explicit content under blogging website’s new rulesBallet dancers, superheroes and a picture of Christ have all fallen foul of Tumblr’s new pornography ban, after the
UN Yemen envoy flies in with Houthis for fragile Stockholm peace talks

UN Yemen envoy flies in with Houthis for fragile Stockholm peace talks

Negotiators from Saudi-backed Hadi government to follow rebels’ team for talks to begin as early as WednesdayThe UN’s special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is accompanying a Houthi negotiating
Khashoggi murder: senators certain Saudi crown prince ordered killing – live

Khashoggi murder: senators certain Saudi crown prince ordered killing – live

Leading senators from both parties attended briefing from CIA chief HaspelBob Corker: ‘If the crown prince went in front of a jury he would be convicted’Sign up for the Guardian’s new US morning
Murder accused describes night of baby son’s death

Murder accused describes night of baby son’s death

Teenager says he had drunk vodka and taken MDMA before alleged attack in SouthamptonA teenager accused of murdering his baby son has told a jury he had drunk lager, vodka and taken MDMA before the
Is this the way to combat climate change – a simple carbon tax?

Is this the way to combat climate change – a simple carbon tax?

A groundbreaking Canadian scheme that rewards green living holds lessons for world leaders wrangling over carbon emissions at the UN summit in PolandTwo decades ago, Canada’s westernmost province was
‘Oh honey, you tried’: What Michelle Obama thought she’d have to say to Barack in 2008 – video

‘Oh honey, you tried’: What Michelle Obama thought she’d have to say to Barack in 2008 – video

Michelle Obama has said one of the reasons she supported Barack Obama's decision to run for president in 2008 was because 'deep down, I was like, there's no way he's going to win'. During a discussion