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Vostok-2018: Russia launches biggest post-Soviet war games – in pictures

Vostok-2018: Russia launches biggest post-Soviet war games – in pictures

Russia’s military exercises in Vostok, the largest since a cold war drill in 1981, involve forces from the country’s central and far east districts and include 297,000 service personnel, more than
Pope orders investigation of US bishop accused of sexual misconduct

Pope orders investigation of US bishop accused of sexual misconduct

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Michael J Bransfield as worldwide clerical abuse scandal deepensPope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with
Florian Beigel obituary

Florian Beigel obituary

Architect and educator whose Architecture Research Unit revolutionised the way the discipline was taughtFlorian Beigel, who has died aged 76, was a hugely influential architect and teacher. For more
France admits systematic torture during Algeria war for first time

France admits systematic torture during Algeria war for first time

Emmanuel Macron also recognises role of state in 1957 death of dissident Maurice AudinFrance has officially acknowledged for the first time that it carried out systematic torture during Algeria’s
Skripal suspects' account of Salisbury trip does not add up

Skripal suspects' account of Salisbury trip does not add up

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov’s tale of their attempt to visit the cathedral and Old Sarum prompts many questionsThe explanation offered by the men known as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov
Future of German spy chief in balance after crisis meeting

Future of German spy chief in balance after crisis meeting

Hans-Georg Maaßen cast doubt on evidence of far-right protesters hounding foreigners The fate of Germany’s intelligence chief is hanging in the balance after the government held a crisis meeting on

Ron DeSantis has released an ad indoctrinating his children into Trumpism - video

In a new campaign ad Ron DeSantis playfully jokes about the only thing to his candidacy is his close relationship with the president. Trump is everywhere in DeSantis’ campaigning material, mentioned
Landslide crashes on to tourist beach in Zante – video

Landslide crashes on to tourist beach in Zante – video

At least one tourist has been injured after a rockfall on Navagio beach, Greek coastguard and police officials said. A few small boats overturned from high waves caused by the force of the fall,
Pussy Riot member in hospital after suspected poisoning, says band – video

Pussy Riot member in hospital after suspected poisoning, says band – video

Pyotr Verzilov of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot is in a Moscow hospital after experiencing loss of vision and movement. His bandmates say he was poisoned. Verzilov fell ill after attending
Hurricane Florence expected to cause 'life-threatening storm surge'

Hurricane Florence expected to cause 'life-threatening storm surge'

Storm is generating winds of 105mph as more than 1.7m people ordered to evacuate from areas of North and South CarolinaHurricane Florence – live updatesForecasters have warned that Hurricane Florence
Nearly 40% of female suicides occur in India

Nearly 40% of female suicides occur in India

Study indicates early marriage, male violence and patriarchal culture are to blame Nearly two in every five women in the world who kill themselves are Indian, according to a Lancet study published
Eurovision 2019 to be held in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem

Eurovision 2019 to be held in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem

Organisers confirm host city after controversy over Israel’s demand it take place in JerusalemThe Eurovision song contest has chosen Tel Aviv to host next year’s competition, despite the Israeli
What we know so far about Hurricane Florence

What we know so far about Hurricane Florence

Where is Florence heading, how much damage will the storm cause and how many people will be affected?Hurricane Florence – live updatesHurricane Florence is expected to pack a potentially
'My soul, where are you?': families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence

'My soul, where are you?': families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence

An estimated 1 million Muslims are being held in re-education camps in Xinjiang. Across the border in Kazakhstan, there’s a desperate wait for news of Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minoritiesFor more
Government publishes latest round of no-deal Brexit planning documents - Politics live

Government publishes latest round of no-deal Brexit planning documents - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest batch of government no-deal Brexit planning papersDominic Raab’s Today interview - Summary 2.39pm BST Sir Keir
Remove terror content promptly or face huge fines, EU tells social media firms

Remove terror content promptly or face huge fines, EU tells social media firms

European commission proposes fines of up to 4% of firms’ global revenue if they fail to remove terrorist contentSocial media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter will be forced to take terrorist
Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats

Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats

Despite evidence showing nearly 3,000 people were killed, US president tweets that figure is scheme ‘to make me look bad’Donald Trump has falsely claimed that 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico
White students made to look black on US site for French college

White students made to look black on US site for French college

Lyon art school apologises after agency manipulated PR image to appeal to US students A French art college has apologised after a photograph of white students was digitally manipulated to make some
Palestinians still live under apartheid in Israel, 25 years after the Oslo accord | Avi Shlaim

Palestinians still live under apartheid in Israel, 25 years after the Oslo accord | Avi Shlaim

Benjamin Netanyahu remains determined to create a nation-state for Jews, rather than a Jewish democratic stateTwenty-five years ago today the Oslo accord was signed by Israel’s prime minister, Yitzhak
Spain to proceed with Saudi bomb deal days after halting it

Spain to proceed with Saudi bomb deal days after halting it

Ministers had said €9m sale would be called off over concerns about use in YemenThe Spanish government has confirmed it will proceed with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, days after