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Slow Arctic freeze raises risk of polar bear extinction, say scientists

Slow Arctic freeze raises risk of polar bear extinction, say scientists

Record absence of ice after freak warm spells denies pregnant bears birthing dens and triggers ‘extirpation event’ warningA record slow freeze of many regions of the Arctic this winter is making it
Hague hails 'tremendous start' to sexual violence scheme set up with Jolie

Hague hails 'tremendous start' to sexual violence scheme set up with Jolie

Former foreign secretary says critics ignore ‘enormous progress’ made since since 2014 launch William Hague has defended the controversial initiative he established with Angelina Jolie, describing it
US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton

US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Exclusive: former presidential candidate criticises media for failing to challenge Trump Hillary Clinton has criticised the US media over its coverage of Donald Trump, calling on the press to “get
Savour the whale: struggling Gravesend enjoys a beluga boom

Savour the whale: struggling Gravesend enjoys a beluga boom

The Kent town may have lost a Marks & Spencer’s, but now it has the tourist magnet ‘Benny’When the beluga whale first showed up in the Thames it was hoped it would soon return to the Arctic for
Snapping point: how the world’s leading architects fell under the Instagram spell

Snapping point: how the world’s leading architects fell under the Instagram spell

Instagram culture is changing architecture around the world, but is quality being compromised in pursuit of a striking selfie?For a couple of recent summers, gaggles of young Chinese tourists would
Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan – video

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan – video

A witness captures the moment attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, killing two police officers. All three assailants were killed after an hour-long shootout. Police officials said the
UK pledges £50m to help end FGM across Africa by 2030

UK pledges £50m to help end FGM across Africa by 2030

Officials say funding is biggest investment in tackling practice and helping vulnerable girlsThe British government is to invest £50m in an attempt to end female genital mutilation by 2030, claiming
Dominic Raab: Theresa May's deal worse than staying in EU

Dominic Raab: Theresa May's deal worse than staying in EU

Former Brexit secretary condemns PM’s plan, as ministers reportedly consider ‘no-deal deal’The former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has conceded Theresa May’s Brexit deal would be “even worse” than
UAE considers clemency appeal for Matthew Hedges

UAE considers clemency appeal for Matthew Hedges

Ambassador confirms family’s appeal but defends process of UK academic’s convictionThe family of a British academic who was convicted of spying in the United Arab Emirates has appealed for clemency,
Little evidence 20mph speed limit cuts casualties -  UK report

Little evidence 20mph speed limit cuts casualties - UK report

Study also finds majority of vehicles break speed limit in residential areasThere is “insufficient evidence” that a 20mph speed limit has led to a significant reduction in the number of crashes and
Journalist Florence Waters found dead in Oxfordshire

Journalist Florence Waters found dead in Oxfordshire

Telegraph columnist, 33, went missing earlier this weekA body believed to be that of the arts writer Florence Waters has been found in Oxfordshire, police have said.The columnist, who wrote for the
Western Australia signs up for lifesaving phone service for Indigenous detainees

Western Australia signs up for lifesaving phone service for Indigenous detainees

Coroner had recommended the program two years ago following the inquest into the death of Ms DhuWestern Australia has signed a long-awaited funding agreement to secure a lifesaving service for
Thousands of Cuban doctors leave Brazil after Bolsonaro's win

Thousands of Cuban doctors leave Brazil after Bolsonaro's win

Cuba has begun pulling out 8,300 doctors working in poor and remote regions of Brazil after far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro demanded contract changes to programmeCuba has begun withdrawing
Theresa May ducks resignation question over fate of Brexit deal – Politics live

Theresa May ducks resignation question over fate of Brexit deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the latest political developments as they happenDominic Raab: Theresa May’s deal worse than staying in EUSpain accuses UK of treachery over Gibraltar Theresa May faces fresh
Lion Air crash: pilot fought to keep plane in air, says report

Lion Air crash: pilot fought to keep plane in air, says report

Detailed account of flight’s final moments recounted in Indonesian parliamentOne of Indonesia’s aviation chiefs has revealed that the pilot of the Lion Air plane that crashed last month, killing 189
South Korean women destroy makeup (and smash the patriarchy) – video

South Korean women destroy makeup (and smash the patriarchy) – video

Beauty standards in South Korea can be so oppressive that women are criticised for wearing glasses on TV and one in three young women have had plastic surgery. But a new movement is trying to change
‘Prison would’ve been better’: women cry foul over celebrated Indian charity | Joshua Carroll

‘Prison would’ve been better’: women cry foul over celebrated Indian charity | Joshua Carroll

Trafficked women and sex workers claim they were beaten and forced to do unpaid work at centres run by an NGO that has received backing from donors including the UN She was snatched from the streets
100 years of women in the Met – in pictures

100 years of women in the Met – in pictures

As the Metropolitan police celebrate 100 years of female officers, we look back at some of the best archive pictures of women patrolling the streets of London Continue reading...
Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers

Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers

Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers’ food crops, expert to tell UNThe collapse in bee populations can be reversed if countries adopt a new farmer-friendly
US retail workers face long hours, poor pay and 'anxiety through the roof' on Black Friday

US retail workers face long hours, poor pay and 'anxiety through the roof' on Black Friday

Workers face increases in work volume and demanding schedules, often without extra compensation during holidaysNicholas Oates started working at an Amazon fulfillment center in Kansas City, Missouri,