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Wentworth byelection: after a chaotic campaign comes the day of reckoning

Wentworth byelection: after a chaotic campaign comes the day of reckoning

Liberals ask people to vote for stability, but independent Kerryn Phelps says ‘the Liberals caused the chaos by dumping Turnbull’In the coffee shops of the eastern Sydney electorate of Wentworth,
GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims

GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims

New analysis is latest voting rights controversy in race pitting secretary of state Brian Kemp against Democrat Stacey AbramsGeorgia secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp
Bolsonaro's son banned from WhatsApp amid claims of fake news campaign

Bolsonaro's son banned from WhatsApp amid claims of fake news campaign

After Flávio Bolsonaro tweeted his banishment, WhatsApp said it had ‘proactively banned’ accounts in the Brazil election period The politician son of the far-right favourite to become Brazil’s next
Independent’s deal with Saudi publisher back under spotlight

Independent’s deal with Saudi publisher back under spotlight

Journalists voice concern over editorial freedom of UK news firm’s Middle Eastern editions Concerns have been raised over assurances of editorial independence in a deal the Independent has signed with
John Bolton pushing Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear arms treaty

John Bolton pushing Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear arms treaty

Exclusive: national security adviser recommends ending intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty over alleged Russia violationsJohn Bolton is pushing for the US to withdraw from a cold war-era arms
China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy

China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy

Vice-premier and central bank governor intervene as GDP grows at lowest rate since 2009 Chinese officials have reacted quickly to a sharp slowdown in growth at the world’s second largest economy,
At least 50 killed after train ploughs into crowd in India – video

At least 50 killed after train ploughs into crowd in India – video

Dozens of people died in northern India when a train ploughed into a group of people who had gathered to watch fireworks during a religious festival. The victims were standing on the tracks on the
Stanley Glasser obituary

Stanley Glasser obituary

My friend and former colleague, the composer and academic Stanley Glasser, who has died aged 92, was head of music at Goldsmiths College, London, for more than 20 years, and forged one of the most
Don’t let my friend Jamal Khashoggi’s death be for nothing | Wadah Khanfar

Don’t let my friend Jamal Khashoggi’s death be for nothing | Wadah Khanfar

The courageous Saudi journalist believed in democracy. Let this be a tipping point in how the world deals with despots“Say your word and move on.” This is what Jamal Khashoggi used to say after he
As pressure on Saudi Arabia grows, Jamal Khashoggi has achieved his life’s mission | Jonathan Freedland

As pressure on Saudi Arabia grows, Jamal Khashoggi has achieved his life’s mission | Jonathan Freedland

This single death has captured more attention than the killing of thousands by the regime. At last, it may be held to accountIn death he is achieving his life’s work. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi
Theresa May seeks Brexit compromises as fear of no-deal exit looms larger

Theresa May seeks Brexit compromises as fear of no-deal exit looms larger

Sticking points within Tory party remain as Michel Barnier blames ‘complex’ politics in Westminster for delaysTheresa May will test the tolerance of her cabinet for fresh Brexit compromises on
Thomas Orchard death: police admit breaking health and safety law

Thomas Orchard death: police admit breaking health and safety law

Devon and Cornwall force offer unprecedented guilty plea over man who was restrainedA police force has taken the unprecedented step of admitting breaking health and safety law over the death of a
Swedish student who grounded deportation flight faces prosecution

Swedish student who grounded deportation flight faces prosecution

Elin Ersson broadcast her protest against Afghan asylum seeker’s removal on FacebookSweden is to prosecute the 21-year-old student who single-handedly grounded an aircraft preparing to deport an
UK joins chorus of disapproval after Trump praises assault on Guardian reporter

UK joins chorus of disapproval after Trump praises assault on Guardian reporter

Trump lauded ‘tough cookie’ Greg Gianforte at Montana rallyUK PM: violence against reporters ‘completely unacceptable’Support the Guardian’s fearless, independent journalism. Make a contribution
At least 50 dead as train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

At least 50 dead as train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

Victims were stood on tracks during festival in Amritsar, says a Congress party leader A speeding train has run over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing
Caravan of 3,000 Central American migrants crosses into Mexico

Caravan of 3,000 Central American migrants crosses into Mexico

Mexico has drafted in two planeloads of police to borderMigrants hoping to reach US despite Trump’s hostilityTrump baselessly claims Democrats are behind migrant caravanThousands of Central American
Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador

Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder accuses government of violating his ‘rights and freedoms’Julian Assange has launched legal action against the government of Ecuador, arguing that new house rules for his stay in the
Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief

Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief

Sir John Sawers says theory that rogue Saudi military officers were responsible is ‘blatant fiction’A former head of MI6 has said all the evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for abusing vulnerable girls

Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for abusing vulnerable girls

Reporting restrictions lifted on ‘vile and wicked’ case which led to contempt of court charge for EDL founder Tommy RobinsonTwenty members of a “vile and wicked” grooming gang have been convicted of
Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer

Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer

Spain is on course to become home to the world’s longest-lived people, with researchers crediting diet and lifestyle The Mercado de Maravillas lives up to its name. Should you ever find yourself in