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Yemen: Saudi-led coalition orders halt to Hodeidah offensive

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition orders halt to Hodeidah offensive

Militias ordered to stop assault in Red Sea port city, raising hopes of lasting ceasefireThe Saudi-led coalition has ordered a temporary halt to its offensive against Houthi rebels occupying Yemen’s
Sri Lanka MPs fight in parliament as political turmoil continues – video

Sri Lanka MPs fight in parliament as political turmoil continues – video

A fight between Sri Lankan MPs in parliament has led to one politician being admitted to hospital. The clashes came after the latest political uproar left the country without a prime minister or
Progressive side of politics must not retreat into comfort zone, Albanese warns

Progressive side of politics must not retreat into comfort zone, Albanese warns

Labor frontbencher urges left to engage with people who disagree with their views and avoid echo chamberLabor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has warned people on the progressive side of politics to
'We're winning': how a Canadian province the size of France stays rat-free

'We're winning': how a Canadian province the size of France stays rat-free

Alberta is one of the world’s only places without a breeding population of rats – thanks to skilled pest controllers and a take-no-prisoners approach From his base in rural Alberta, Phil Merrill has
Brexit deal: Theresa May determined to 'see this through' amid growing criticism – as it happened

Brexit deal: Theresa May determined to 'see this through' amid growing criticism – as it happened

Prime minister holds press conference after resignations and tough questions from MPs in the CommonsFull report: Raab and McVey quit cabinetPound falls steeply after resignation newsHow the papers
Summit to finalise Brexit deal to be held on 25 November

Summit to finalise Brexit deal to be held on 25 November

European council president confirms talks and says Brexit remains a ‘lose-lose situation’Donald Tusk expressed his concern about the political volatility in London as he called an extraordinary summit
Malaysian PM warns Australia moving Israel embassy would add to terror threat

Malaysian PM warns Australia moving Israel embassy would add to terror threat

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad raises issue with Scott Morrison in Singapore, saying it would not be helpful Scott Morrison’s contentious Israel policy shift has encountered more diplomatic headwinds,
Why there’s no such thing as a perfect vegan

Why there’s no such thing as a perfect vegan

Almost everything we eat involves some kind of animal suffering – but we can do our best to minimise itEight years on, veganism still has me scratching my head. My commitment hasn’t wavered, but the
Sri Lanka MPs fight in parliament as power struggle deepens

Sri Lanka MPs fight in parliament as power struggle deepens

Sitting abandoned after speaker rushed by MPs loyal to Mahinda RajapaksaOne MP was hospitalised and another accused of brandishing a knife during an all-out brawl on the floor of Sri Lanka’s
Labor attacks Morrison government for delay to Australian Research Council grants

Labor attacks Morrison government for delay to Australian Research Council grants

Kim Carr says decision to apply ‘national interest’ test creates ‘high level of uncertainty’ for academicsLabor has blasted the Morrison government for delaying the next rounds of Australian Research
Road to the White House goes through Iowa. Who can capture hearts in 2020?

Road to the White House goes through Iowa. Who can capture hearts in 2020?

The starting gun for the next presidential election was fired last week. The midterms offered clues to Democrats about how they can win in the midwestThe 2020 Iowa presidential caucus cycle rang in
'People are scared': deadly legacy of Isis continues to shape lives in Iraq

'People are scared': deadly legacy of Isis continues to shape lives in Iraq

In the former Islamic State stronghold of Fallujah, the shadow of extremism lingers in the form of unexploded landminesShuhada school sits on what was one of Iraq’s most violent frontlines, in the
Fake fingerprints can imitate real ones in biometric systems – research

Fake fingerprints can imitate real ones in biometric systems – research

DeepMasterPrints created by a machine learning technique have error rate of only one in fiveResearchers have used a neural network to generate artificial fingerprints that work as a “master key” for
World Bank pulls $300m Tanzania loan over pregnant schoolgirl ban

World Bank pulls $300m Tanzania loan over pregnant schoolgirl ban

Policy that denies schooling to young mothers cited among key reasons for withdrawing education fund The World Bank has withdrawn a $300m (£232m) loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the nation’s
US oil firm's bid to drill for oil in Arctic hits snag: a lack of sea ice

US oil firm's bid to drill for oil in Arctic hits snag: a lack of sea ice

Hilcorp’s plan to extract 70,000 barrels a day follows Trump’s reversal of an Obama-era ban on fossil fuel activity in the regionPlans to establish the first oil drilling operation in US Arctic waters
From ghosting to oversharing: the new rules of breakups

From ghosting to oversharing: the new rules of breakups

Relationship splits are even messier in the online age. When must you change your Facebook status? And who gets custody of Netflix? Here’s all the advice you needIn the early stages of a breakup,
Is it ever OK for a train company to block you on social media?

Is it ever OK for a train company to block you on social media?

Northern Rail was criticised for blocking a passenger who had complained on Twitter. But customer service in the digital age is hard to manage In a new report by consumer group Which? highlighting
Pattie Gonia: the drag queen Eagle Scout who dances on mountaintops

Pattie Gonia: the drag queen Eagle Scout who dances on mountaintops

Balancing on cliffs in 6in heels, the ‘world’s first backpacking queen’ amassed 30,000 Instagram followers in a monthBecoming an Eagle Scout takes serious commitment. Only about 4% of Boy Scouts
Victorian Liberal party candidate sked to resign over 'anti-Muslim' video

Victorian Liberal party candidate sked to resign over 'anti-Muslim' video

The comments were circulated on video that surfaced nine days before the Victorian electionThe Victorian state opposition has disendorsed a Liberal party candidate who appeared in a video that called
System error: Japan cyber security minister admits he has never used a computer

System error: Japan cyber security minister admits he has never used a computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada also seemed confused by the concept of a USB drive when asked in parliamentA Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a