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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
Yemen: 300,000 lives hang in the balance, says UN

Yemen: 300,000 lives hang in the balance, says UN

Families ‘absolutely terrified’ as Saudi-led offensive resumes on port city of Hodeida Yemen’s humanitarian situation has worsened rapidly since UN peace talks collapsed and fighting resumed in the
David Hockney's pool painting set to sell for record amount for a living artist

David Hockney's pool painting set to sell for record amount for a living artist

Christie’s predicts Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could reach $80m at auction, beating Jeff Koons’ titleA swimming pool painting by David Hockney could become the most valuable work of
Dua Lipa fans forcibly removed from concert in Shanghai – video

Dua Lipa fans forcibly removed from concert in Shanghai – video

Security staff remove concertgoers from a Dua Lipa performance in Shanghai on Wednesday after dancing in their seats and waving flags in support of gay rights, according to social media users Fans
'She was on a roll': the Cranberries on the last days of Dolores O'Riordan

'She was on a roll': the Cranberries on the last days of Dolores O'Riordan

The Irish band are piecing together their final album following the recent death of their lead singer. They talk candidly about her troubled life and the challenges of working without her The last
Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral

Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral

British officials say Russian TV interview with men about Skripal poisoning is risible • Analysis: Unlikely story only makes UK’s case stronger The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury
Brexit worries from the Irish border – a photo essay

Brexit worries from the Irish border – a photo essay

As tensions over Brexit negotiations and the implications for the future functioning of the physical Irish border, photojournalist Charles McQuillan met people whose work takes them across the border
Text messages urge Zambians to report online child abuse

Text messages urge Zambians to report online child abuse

Alerts sent to every citizen encourage use of portal where illegal images and videos can be flagged up anonymouslyText messages urging people to report online child abuse were sent to every Zambian
GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

Surveillance system revealed by Snowden breached right to privacy, Strasbourg judges sayGCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide
Occupy Venice: 'We are the alternative to the death of the city'

Occupy Venice: 'We are the alternative to the death of the city'

Fighting depopulation caused by tourism and high rents, activists are helping Venetians take over abandoned propertiesSimonetta Boni, 52, was born and raised in Venice. In May 2016 she and her family
Pollution and corruption are choking the life out of Basra | Diaa Jubaili

Pollution and corruption are choking the life out of Basra | Diaa Jubaili

The Iraqi city is caught in a trap between the growing influence of Iran and government neglectSalty, foul water flows through the pipes of Basra: a city racked by high unemployment, broken healthcare
Politicians kid themselves, but voters can see a government destroying itself | Katharine Murphy

Politicians kid themselves, but voters can see a government destroying itself | Katharine Murphy

Being prime minister is tough – nigh on impossible if your own party won’t let you move onI’ve always wondered, with these politicians, whether they believe it will be different for them when they
A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle path is made of plastic waste

First path entirely made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging opens in ZwolleThe world’s first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as
'Monster' storm: Hurricane Florence is a rare threat in an unusual location

'Monster' storm: Hurricane Florence is a rare threat in an unusual location

Storms of Florence’s scope, with winds of upwards of 130mph, are rare so far north in the US – and its origins are unusual, tooHurricane Florence – live updatesThe US may have suffered its most costly
Dua Lipa 'proud' of fans ejected from concert for waving LGBT flags

Dua Lipa 'proud' of fans ejected from concert for waving LGBT flags

Singer speaks out after Shanghai concertgoers were forcefully removed by securityThe pop singer Dua Lipa has praised her fans’ bravery after some audience members at her concert in Shanghai were