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Charities plea for help after Aquarius migrant rescue ship's flag revoked

Charities plea for help after Aquarius migrant rescue ship's flag revoked

Operators claim Panama deflagged vessel after pressure from Italian governmentThe two charities that operate the Aquarius migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean have urged European governments to
Monday US briefing: second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

Monday US briefing: second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

UN waits for the Trump show … Tiger Woods roars again … Youth poll yields unexpected optimism Good morning. I’m Tim Walker and this is the Guardian’s new US morning briefing. I’ll be with you bright
No ‘lone wolf’: media urged to take care over terrorism vocabulary

No ‘lone wolf’: media urged to take care over terrorism vocabulary

#WordsMatter campaign says media should be careful not to ‘glamorise’ terrorismDescriptions of terrorist attackers as a “lone wolf” or “mastermind” and nicknames such as “the Beatles” only glorifies
'We had fond memories of our brother but the police have made them dirty'

'We had fond memories of our brother but the police have made them dirty'

Michael Hartley died at 18, leaving his family devastated and driving his mother into an early grave. Then an undercover police officer stole his identityOn Sunday 27 April, Honor Robson received a
A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

San Francisco’s ‘Early Days’ statue was seen by many as a symbol of colonial oppression. What does its removal say about history and public art? In the middle of the night and with dozens of Native
Round-the-world sailor rescued after injury traps him in bunk

Round-the-world sailor rescued after injury traps him in bunk

Abhilash Tomy was hurt when his vessel was damaged 2,200 miles from landAn Indian sailor who suffered a severe back injury during a solo race around the world has been rescued by a French ship far off
PM urged to drop Chequers in order to win 'Brexit prize'

PM urged to drop Chequers in order to win 'Brexit prize'

Author of plan backed by senior pro-leave Tories says PM’s proposal is damage limitation exerciseThe author of a new plan for Brexit backed by senior pro-leave Conservatives has urged the government
Russian at Oslo IT conference held on suspicion of spying

Russian at Oslo IT conference held on suspicion of spying

Man arrested at airport after ‘strange behaviour’ at event held in Norwegian parliamentA Russian man has been arrested in Oslo on suspicion of spying, after exhibiting “strange behaviour” at an IT
McDonnell: new Brexit referendum should not include remain option

McDonnell: new Brexit referendum should not include remain option

Shadow chancellor says he would back second vote but only if it is ‘on the deal itself’A fresh Brexit referendum should be only about a departure deal and should not include the option of staying in
Ramsay Centre to review Sydney University degree before funding sign-off

Ramsay Centre to review Sydney University degree before funding sign-off

Draft memorandum gives centre some say on scholarships and staff for western civilisation courseThe Ramsay Centre will be able to review the curriculum of a proposed western civilisation degree at the
How an Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea was rescued – video

How an Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea was rescued – video

A teenager has been rescued after surviving for 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, from Sulawesi in Indonesia, works as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known
'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of  climate mass migration is here

'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here

By the end of this century, sea level rises alone could displace 13m people. Many states will have to grapple with hordes of residents seeking dry ground. But, as one expert says, ‘No state is
Freed Rwandan opposition leader vows to continue struggle

Freed Rwandan opposition leader vows to continue struggle

Victoire Ingabire says she is prepared to return to jail in her fight for free speech and human rightsA prominent opposition politician in Rwanda who was among more than 2,000 prisoners freed this
Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns UN boss

Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns UN boss

Humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock fears a ‘huge loss of life’ as fighting continues A famine inflicting “huge loss of life” could strike at any time in Yemen, as food prices soar and the battle rages
Corbyn under pressure over 'people's vote' as Labour agrees to keep options open

Corbyn under pressure over 'people's vote' as Labour agrees to keep options open

Draft conference motion says Labour ‘must support all options’ for second Brexit voteSenior allies of Jeremy Corbyn have questioned the rationale for a fresh Brexit referendum as delegates to the
Man found at Buckingham Palace with 'Taser keyring' released

Man found at Buckingham Palace with 'Taser keyring' released

Visitor from Netherlands arrested on Sunday on suspicion of carrying a firearm A man who was arrested at Buckingham Palace after being found in possession of a Taser-type device has been released
Weight Watchers plans tech rebrand to take on wellness industry

Weight Watchers plans tech rebrand to take on wellness industry

Under the name WW the US-listed firm hopes to broaden its appeal as diets begin to waneWeight Watchers will from next month ditch its name and rebrand as “WW” as it takes on competition from fitness
Hong Kong has banned a political party but it will never crush desire for independence

Hong Kong has banned a political party but it will never crush desire for independence

Banning groups that want democracy will only inspire and radicalise a new generation After months of high-level condemnation, the government has banned the Hong Kong National party on the grounds that
Google at 20: how two 'obnoxious' students changed the internet

Google at 20: how two 'obnoxious' students changed the internet

It is two decades since Larry Page and Sergey Brin moved their fledgling startup out of their dorms. With threats to its power growing, how long can the company dominate?In the summer of 1995, a
'Our time is now': world youth poll reveals unexpected optimism

'Our time is now': world youth poll reveals unexpected optimism

Survey across 15 countries finds 90% of teenagers in Kenya, Mexico, China and Nigeria hopeful for the future – in stark contrast to those in developed nations Continue reading...