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Divers collect debris from Lion Air wreckage – video

Divers collect debris from Lion Air wreckage – video

Divers are continuing to investigate the debris of the Lion Air jet that crashed on Monday, killing all 189 people on board. The footage shows divers searching through the remains of the plane on the
Does Lena Dunham know more about Syrian refugees than a Syrian writer? | Alia Malek

Does Lena Dunham know more about Syrian refugees than a Syrian writer? | Alia Malek

Hollywood is too slowly coming round to the idea that it should employ people with experience of the stories they are tellingFile this under unintended consequences: thanks to Lena Dunham, Syrian
Midterm big spenders: the top 20 political donors this election

Midterm big spenders: the top 20 political donors this election

An extraordinary amount of money is being funneled into the midterms by a small number of people. But who are they, and what are they trying to buy? The 2018 midterms will probably be the most
Displaced villagers in Myanmar at odds with UK charity over land conservation

Displaced villagers in Myanmar at odds with UK charity over land conservation

Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral landsA British conservation charity has become embroiled in a row with villagers displaced
'These guys are crazy': Barnaby Joyce backs 'Nazi' expulsions after backtrack

'These guys are crazy': Barnaby Joyce backs 'Nazi' expulsions after backtrack

Former National party leader had earlier compared scandal to ‘McCarthyist witch-hunts for reds under the bed’Barnaby Joyce says he was wrong to dismiss concerns of Nazism within the National party
Shares soar as Trump hints at possible US-China trade deal

Shares soar as Trump hints at possible US-China trade deal

President’s positive remarks about a call with Xi Jinping, and a report that he has asked officials to draw up terms, lift markets Asian shares have surged on reports that Donald Trump wants to reach
Labour pledges to tighten up UK hunting laws as convictions fall

Labour pledges to tighten up UK hunting laws as convictions fall

Exclusive: party vows to axe legal loopholes that activists say let blood sports continueLabour has announced that it would strengthen the 2004 Hunting Act if elected and remove legal loopholes that
‘You descend into hell by coming here’: how Texas shut the door on refugees

‘You descend into hell by coming here’: how Texas shut the door on refugees

At the US-Mexico border, asylum seekers are trapped in a hostile environment. By Justine van der LeunThe El Paso Processing Center, informally known as the Camp, is a sprawling, walled compound of
Migrant caravan families face illness, exhaustion and danger

Migrant caravan families face illness, exhaustion and danger

The trek is especially difficult for families as rumors of child abductors abound and vehicles offering rides are scarceAs their fellow travellers rested along the side of the road, Walter Hernández
Gone and long forgotten: Robert the Bruce’s overlooked brother Edward

Gone and long forgotten: Robert the Bruce’s overlooked brother Edward

Chris Pine stars as father of Scottish independence in new film as Edward’s legacy is reduced to a pub’s wifi passwordPeople with successful older siblings may recognise the phenomenon: you grow up,
Will Alabama's black voters turn out in this year's midterms?

Will Alabama's black voters turn out in this year's midterms?

African American voters were decisive in defeating Roy Moore’s Senate bid; now Woke Vote wants to ensure they make their voices heard at the polls againAt John’s City Diner in Birmingham, DeJuana
Japanese island disappears, without anyone noticing

Japanese island disappears, without anyone noticing

Esanbe Hanakita Kojima is believed to have been eroded by wind and drift iceJapan could see its territorial waters shrink near its maritime border with Russia after a tiny island off its north-east
Nigel Scullion gave Indigenous funding to his former fishing lobby group to fight land claims

Nigel Scullion gave Indigenous funding to his former fishing lobby group to fight land claims

Exclusive: Minister approved grant of $150,000 from Indigenous advancement strategy to NT Seafood Council – an industry group he once chairedThe Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, has used
'Cities of tents': Trump heightens anti-immigrant rhetoric at White House

'Cities of tents': Trump heightens anti-immigrant rhetoric at White House

Speech billed as policy address offers few specifics as president pledges to indefinitely detain migrantsDonald Trump has stepped up his rhetorical attack over immigration ahead of next week’s midterm
Pacific island to introduce world-first 'reef-toxic' sunscreen ban

Pacific island to introduce world-first 'reef-toxic' sunscreen ban

From 2020, lotions containing any of 10 chemicals linked to coral bleaching will be outlawedThe tiny Pacific island nation of Palau will ban “reef-toxic” sunscreens from 2020 in what it claims is a
'You can't erase us': in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

'You can't erase us': in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policiesAfter a day of global protests, employees at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters
Lion Air crash: pilot on earlier flight asked to turn plane around

Lion Air crash: pilot on earlier flight asked to turn plane around

Day before disaster, same aircraft had problems minutes after takeoff but managed to continue on to JakartaThe Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 189 on board had technical problems
'We live in misery': New Caledonia's indigenous people fight for independence from France

'We live in misery': New Caledonia's indigenous people fight for independence from France

As the country prepares for a referendum on 4 November, the scars of colonisation are still raw Just over 16,700km from Paris, on the edge of the southwest Pacific Ocean, lies a little piece of
New Caledonia's independence referendum: what you need to know

New Caledonia's independence referendum: what you need to know

The French territory will vote on severing ties with Paris on Sunday, with indigenous Kanaks hoping for victoryOn 4 November, New Caledonia will go to the polls in a referendum deciding whether they
Trump: US troops will consider rocks thrown at them at border as 'firearms' - video

Trump: US troops will consider rocks thrown at them at border as 'firearms' - video

Donald Trump has told the US military, mobilising at the south-west border, that any rocks thrown by migrants should be considered as firearms.The US president made the comments on Thursday in a