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'People are so afraid they hide in the forest': Ebola in DRC – in pictures

'People are so afraid they hide in the forest': Ebola in DRC – in pictures

More than 400 people have died of Ebola in recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with efforts to contain the outbreak hampered by conflict – and fear of treatment centresPhotographs
Bill Shorten demands extra sitting weeks to fast-track banking reforms

Bill Shorten demands extra sitting weeks to fast-track banking reforms

Labor leader says failure to act will show Coalition ‘putting the interests of the big banks’ firstBill Shorten says Scott Morrison must schedule two extra sitting weeks in March to fast-track the
Townsville floods: dam management under scrutiny as experts demand greater preparation

Townsville floods: dam management under scrutiny as experts demand greater preparation

Study rates this week’s unprecedented monsoonal rainfall as comparable to a one in 1,000-year floodAustralian authorities must plan for more severe floods, experts have warned, amid concern that the
Four children die in Stafford house fire

Four children die in Stafford house fire

Two adults and another child treated in hospital with non-life-threatening injuriesFour children have died in a house fire in Stafford, police said.A Staffordshire police spokesman said officers from
I'm a civil servant. Trust me, we're nowhere near ready for no-deal Brexit | Anonymous

I'm a civil servant. Trust me, we're nowhere near ready for no-deal Brexit | Anonymous

Operation Yellowhammer from the inside? It’s like the Office meets the Poseidon Adventure, with a Benny Hill soundtrackI’m a civil servant working for a UK government department. We haven’t been
HMV bought by Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman

HMV bought by Canadian music store mogul Doug Putman

Sunrise Records owner to keep 100 of chain’s 127 stores, safeguarding 1,500 jobsA Canadian music entrepreneur has rescued HMV from collapse, taking over 100 shops and safeguarding 1,500 jobs.Doug
'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media

'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media

Warnings on coercion and blackmailing over smartphones went unheeded, say experts, as child exploitation spirals A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control,
North Korea trying to keep its nuclear missiles safe from US strikes, says UN report

North Korea trying to keep its nuclear missiles safe from US strikes, says UN report

Measures said to include using civilian facilities to make and test missiles North Korea is trying to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities are safe from US military strikes, a UN
Big four banks’ shares climb despite Hayne royal commission report

Big four banks’ shares climb despite Hayne royal commission report

ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and NAB shares rise as investors seem relieved measures were not harsherAustralian shares rallied at midday led by the big four banks, with investors seemingly relieved
Campaigners call for transport overhaul to tackle pollution

Campaigners call for transport overhaul to tackle pollution

Measures to cut emissions could include free bus travel, says Friends of the EarthCampaigners have called for free bus travel and the reopening of hundreds of miles of railway lines to end reliance on
Crazy 'cat men': how New York's feline frenzy made headlines decades ago

Crazy 'cat men': how New York's feline frenzy made headlines decades ago

Peggy Gavan’s book sheds light on the lives of workers in storied institutions in the 1800s and 1900s – and their bonds with catsNew York was no place for a stray cat in the late 1800s and early
Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower. By Oliver WainwrightIt is rare in the history of architecture for a new type
State of the Union: Trump to call for unity as he tries to reboot presidency

State of the Union: Trump to call for unity as he tries to reboot presidency

Trump will tout economic strength and border security as he faces an audience with an unprecedented number of women and high degree of skepticismDonald Trump will attempt to reboot his presidency on
Recognising Juan Guaidó risks a bloody civil war in Venezuela | Temir Porras Ponceleon

Recognising Juan Guaidó risks a bloody civil war in Venezuela | Temir Porras Ponceleon

Maduro’s rule has created a crisis but he still has millions of supporters. The country needs democratic dialogue, not sanctions • Temir Porras Ponceleon is a former chief of staff to Nicolás
Fantasies of Dunkirk spirit couldn’t survive a no-deal Brexit | Polly Toynbee

Fantasies of Dunkirk spirit couldn’t survive a no-deal Brexit | Polly Toynbee

Nostalgia for British ‘pluck’ leads some to positively relish crashing out of the EU. The reality would be a rude awakeningThere’s a frisson of excitement in the air among Brexiters. The coming crisis
15 Thai election candidates change their names to those of former PMs

15 Thai election candidates change their names to those of former PMs

Unusual strategy sees 10 men adopting the name Thaksin, and five women Yingluck in a bid to be memorable to votersMore than a dozen candidates in the forthcoming Thai elections have changed their
Paris fire: woman arrested after 10 die in apartment building

Paris fire: woman arrested after 10 die in apartment building

Heroism of firefighters hailed as suspect is detained outside building in city’s 16th district Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of starting a fire that swept through an eight-storey apartment
Japan's deputy PM blames women for nation's falling population

Japan's deputy PM blames women for nation's falling population

Anger after Taro Aso appears to say women not giving birth are the ‘problem’ Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister, Taro Aso, has been forced to retract remarks that appeared to blame women who do
Trump inaugural committee ordered to give documents to prosecutors

Trump inaugural committee ordered to give documents to prosecutors

Inquiry headed by Manhattan US attorney’s office adds to legal threats swirling around presidencyAs Robert Mueller’s investigation continues, federal prosecutors in New York have separately ordered
Not easy being green: Scott Morrison inspires army fatigue with choice of camouflage

Not easy being green: Scott Morrison inspires army fatigue with choice of camouflage

The prime minister’s latest fashion faux pas and embrace of military hardware inspired derision on social mediaNot since the infamous, expert doctoring of his ratty K-Swiss trainers have Scott