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Three key Republicans condemn Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

Three key Republicans condemn Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

Lisa Murkowski calls Trump’s comments ‘wholly inappropriate’ Murkowski, Collins and Flake could decide Kavanaugh’s fateDonald Trump has been sharply condemned for mocking Dr Christine Blasey Ford –
The Guardian view on the Indonesian tsunami: preparing for the worst | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Indonesian tsunami: preparing for the worst | Editorial

The terrible toll in Sulawesi has underscored Indonesia’s vulnerability to natural disasters. Making sure people understand how to react could save lives in futureAlmost 1,400 people are confirmed to
Banker's wife may lose property worth millions after UK court ruling

Banker's wife may lose property worth millions after UK court ruling

Failure by ‘Mrs A’ to explain source of wealth could result in civil proceedings to seize itThe wife of a foreign banker faces losing UK property worth millions of pounds unless she can explain the
MEPs vote for 40% cut in car emissions by 2030

MEPs vote for 40% cut in car emissions by 2030

Tory MEPs voted against the goal despite a UK government instruction welcoming itMEPs have voted for a 40% cut in car emissions by 2030, in a rebuke to more cautious proposals by the European
Emmanuel Macron nudged nearer crisis after ex-loyalist Collomb quits

Emmanuel Macron nudged nearer crisis after ex-loyalist Collomb quits

Gérard Collomb is third French government minister to resign in two monthsThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, was struggling to contain a fresh crisis after the resignation of one of his earliest
Commercial fishing banned across much of the Arctic

Commercial fishing banned across much of the Arctic

International agreement will protect vast areas of sea that have opened up as the ice melts Commercial fishing will be banned across much of the Arctic under a new agreement signed on Wednesday in
Theresa May pledges end to austerity in Tory conference speech

Theresa May pledges end to austerity in Tory conference speech

PM makes several policy pledges in effort to show Brexit has not blown her off courseThe five key themes of Theresa May’s conference speechTheresa May has made a bold pledge to bring a decade of
Melania Trump tours former slavery outpost in Ghana on solo tour of Africa

Melania Trump tours former slavery outpost in Ghana on solo tour of Africa

First lady received muted welcome on second day of week-long tour to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaignMelania Trump visited a former slave trading fort in Ghana on Wednesday, the second day of the US
Vladimir Putin calls Sergei Skripal a scumbag and a traitor

Vladimir Putin calls Sergei Skripal a scumbag and a traitor

Russian president attacks former spy but angrily denies Kremlin ordered his poisoningVladimir Putin has called the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal a “scumbag” and a “traitor”, as he angrily
World economy at risk of another financial crash, says IMF

World economy at risk of another financial crash, says IMF

Debt is above 2008 level and failure to reform banking system could trigger crisisThe world economy is at risk of another financial meltdown, following the failure of governments and regulators to
Canada: man freed from indefinite immigration detention after six years

Canada: man freed from indefinite immigration detention after six years

Ebrahim Toure’s release prompted renewed criticism of a system that can incarcerate people with no upper limitsThe release of a stateless man who was held without charges by Canadian immigration
Former Malaysian PM's wife held over money laundering claims

Former Malaysian PM's wife held over money laundering claims

Rosmah Mansor arrested in connection with long-running 1MDB corruption scandalRosmah Mansor, the wife of the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who was widely mocked for her luxury
Grenfell tenants were bullied during refurbishment, says fire survivor

Grenfell tenants were bullied during refurbishment, says fire survivor

Antonio Roncolato tells inquiry residents were unhappy about relocation of gas boilers in tower’s corridorsOne of the last people to escape Grenfell Tower has claimed residents were bullied by the
'I saw my neighbours get buried alive': the mud-swamped Indonesian village

'I saw my neighbours get buried alive': the mud-swamped Indonesian village

Survivors in Petobo, Sulawesi, describe the destruction of their homes, village and community“It’s like that movie, 2012: doomsday,” says 24-year-old Joshua Michael, as he struggles for a fitting
Theresa May scraps borrowing cap for councils to build new homes – Politics live

Theresa May scraps borrowing cap for councils to build new homes – Politics live

Prime minister dances on stage to Abba ahead of her keynote speech on the final day of the Conservative conference in BirminghamDancing Queen: Theresa May steps out again 12.59pm BST May says, where
Stephen Hawking's first wife intensifies attack on The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking's first wife intensifies attack on The Theory of Everything

Jane Hawking has stepped up her assertion that acclaimed 2014 biopic misrepresents her marriageJane Hawking, the first wife of late physicist and author Stephen Hawking, has further asserted that an
'I won't stay silent': Nicaragua's 'blond commander' vows to fight on from exile

'I won't stay silent': Nicaragua's 'blond commander' vows to fight on from exile

Anti-Ortega hero Nahmoy Urbina flees to Costa Rica after new terrorism law sparks ‘witch hunt’Branded a terrorist by the government and a hero by her fellow protesters, Nahomy Urbina has become a
International court of justice orders US to lift new Iran sanctions

International court of justice orders US to lift new Iran sanctions

Judges in The Hague find unanimously in favour of Iran but court has no way to enforce rulingThe UN’s international court of justice has reprimanded the US over its re-imposition of sanctions on Iran,
Turkey makes it easier for people to change embarrassing names like Jackal or Testicle

Turkey makes it easier for people to change embarrassing names like Jackal or Testicle

Some 105,000 people apply to change misspelled and humorous names “I’m getting rid of my name,” said Karaca Satılmış, an actor from Istanbul. “It has held me back professionally.”Satılmış means
Tesco profits fall despite sales surge in UK

Tesco profits fall despite sales surge in UK

Wholesale chain takeover spurs best UK sales in decade but new rules in Thailand and Poland cut profits and dent share priceTesco has increased its UK sales at the fastest pace in at least a decade,