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Get some perspective: Hong Kong high-rises – in pictures

Get some perspective: Hong Kong high-rises – in pictures

Photographer Peter Stewart has always felt drawn to the urban density and scale of big cities, and it’s a common theme through much his photography. ‘I like to create images that often lack a single
Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama

Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama

A judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Rafiki to allow it to be entered for an OscarRafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was, until Friday, banned in its home country Kenya,
Jean-Luc Mélenchon to speak at pro-Corbyn event in Liverpool

Jean-Luc Mélenchon to speak at pro-Corbyn event in Liverpool

France Insoumise leader to call on Corbyn to join global club of leftist movements as part of a new ‘era of the people’The French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is to appear at a Labour party
3D gun advocate Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in Texas

3D gun advocate Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in Texas

Wilson, arrested on Friday in Taiwan, is charged with a second-degree felony that is punishable by two to 20 years in prisonAuthorities said on Sunday the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to
Nikki Haley: reports of discussions about removing Trump are 'absurd'

Nikki Haley: reports of discussions about removing Trump are 'absurd'

UN ambassador: ‘never has anyone talked about the 25th amendment, or ever questioned Trump’s mental stability’Top Trump officials were again forced to deny the existence of plots to remove the
Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of having Taser

Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of having Taser

Queen is not in residence, and police say incident not thought to be terror-relatedA man has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing a firearm.The 38-year-old was arrested
Pardoned film-maker James Ricketson lands back in Australia

Pardoned film-maker James Ricketson lands back in Australia

Cambodian king freed Ricketson after 15 months in jail due to spying accusations The Australian film-maker James Ricketson has landed on home soil but has promised he will return to Cambodia, days
Iran says response to terrorist attack on military parade will be 'crushing'

Iran says response to terrorist attack on military parade will be 'crushing'

President Hassan Rouhani claimed US-backed rivals were accountable for the attack, which killed at least 29 peopleIran has vowed a crushing response to Saturday’s terrorist attack on a military parade
Opec predicts massive rise in oil production over next five years

Opec predicts massive rise in oil production over next five years

Increasing demand from airlines will more than offset reductions from electric carsWorld oil production will soar to new records over the next five years, as a dramatic expansion in demand from
Polls close in Maldives elections amid interference concerns

Polls close in Maldives elections amid interference concerns

President Abdulla Yameen seeks re-election after raid on opposition candidate’s officePolls have closed in the Maldives in presidential elections viewed as a referendum on the nascent democracy in the
Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

Charity warns of a new landmine crisis in north-east Nigeria as casualty rate risesHundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows.Mines laid by Boko
‘Birmingham pharmacist’ held in Syria on suspected Isis links

‘Birmingham pharmacist’ held in Syria on suspected Isis links

In video man gives name as Anwar Miah and says he has been in Syria for nearly four yearsA man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of
Labour prepared to vote down May's final Brexit deal, says Corbyn

Labour prepared to vote down May's final Brexit deal, says Corbyn

Party leader says concerns over workers’ rights and environment could force move and remains open to second referendumJeremy Corbyn has said Labour would be prepared to vote down Theresa May’s final
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani: US sympathizes with Iran regime change

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani: US sympathizes with Iran regime change

Former New York mayor addresses exile group in Manhattan‘I say to the Iranian government, you must truly be afraid’Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran’s self-declared
Russian passport leak after Salisbury may reveal spy methods

Russian passport leak after Salisbury may reveal spy methods

Novichok suspects named on list of suspected agents with similar passport numbersA leak of Russian government data about the suspects in the Salisbury poisoning may provide a rare insight into how
Michelle Obama enters midterms race with drive to register voters

Michelle Obama enters midterms race with drive to register voters

When We All Vote kicks off in Las Vegas with a nonpartisan aim – registration and participation – in highly partisan timesA star-studded voter registration drive launched by Michelle Obama will kick
'No regrets': world's biggest election loser runs for 96th time in Canada

'No regrets': world's biggest election loser runs for 96th time in Canada

John Turmel initially went into politics to legalise gambling and stop getting bustedThe first time John Turmel ran in an election, it was 1979 and his primary aim was to legalise gambling. While his
Hayabusa2: Japanese robots land on moving asteroid in world first

Hayabusa2: Japanese robots land on moving asteroid in world first

Survey on Ryugu asteroid aims to provide answers about the origins of life and solar systemTwo robots from Japan’s space agency have landed on a moving asteroid and begun a survey as part of a mission
'Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

'Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

Locals say conditions have deteriorated since July’s contentious election, as world powers keep their distanceZimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international
Dominic Raab rules out snap general election to save May's Brexit plan

Dominic Raab rules out snap general election to save May's Brexit plan

Brexit secretary dismisses rumours PM could call a vote to save Chequers proposal The Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, has dismissed claims Theresa May could call a snap general election in the autumn