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Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and contaminate drinking waterHurricane Florence could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina,
Briton shot dead at Spanish hotel after opening fire on police

Briton shot dead at Spanish hotel after opening fire on police

Reports name convicted robber Sean Hercules, 39, as man who died in shootout near MarbellaA convicted British robber has been shot dead by police in southern Spain after opening fire on officers as
Merkel condemns far-right outbreak in passionate address

Merkel condemns far-right outbreak in passionate address

German chancellor tells Bundestag that violence and Nazi slogans are inexcusableAngela Merkel has condemned the outbreak of far-right protests in eastern Germany, telling the Bundestag in an unusually
No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

Exclusive: The sea has had no migrant rescue boats since 26 August - the longest period since operations began in 2015Thousands of migrants risk dying at sea because of a clampdown on NGO rescue
Man jailed in Italy for selling fake TripAdvisor reviews

Man jailed in Italy for selling fake TripAdvisor reviews

Sentence over false reviews sold to hundreds of hospitality firms is landmark fraud rulingA TripAdvisor reviewer has been sentenced to nine months in prison in a landmark fraud ruling by an Italian
'She makes children of us all': Guardian writers pick their favourite Kate Bush lyrics

'She makes children of us all': Guardian writers pick their favourite Kate Bush lyrics

As Kate Bush announces a book of her collected lyrics, Guardian writers pick out their favourite lines from across her career Continue reading...
'Desperate state' of Greek medical facilities blamed for death of UK tourist

'Desperate state' of Greek medical facilities blamed for death of UK tourist

Greek hospital workers’ union raises alarm after death of Vivienne Taylor, 74, on island of Kalymnos earlier this monthThe death of a British tourist on a Greek island has been blamed on the
Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

Burst sewers prompt closure of schools and ban on meat and fish sales in Harare as council requests fresh water suppliesZimbabwe has declared a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the
Justin Welby suggests universal credit rollout should be halted

Justin Welby suggests universal credit rollout should be halted

Archbishop of Canterbury says introduction of benefit has fuelled food bank use and debtThe archbishop of Canterbury has suggested the rollout of universal credit should be halted because it has left
Syria conflict: why does Idlib matter and what could happen?

Syria conflict: why does Idlib matter and what could happen?

Fears of a refugee crisis and ‘killbox’ as rebels prepare for likely last stand against AssadPro-government forces are massing in Syria’s north-west for what could be a large-scale offensive on Idlib
Nawaz Sharif granted 12 hours' parole after wife's death

Nawaz Sharif granted 12 hours' parole after wife's death

Former Pakistan PM and daughter let out of jail before Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral Pakistani authorities have temporarily released the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to
New York senate candidate accuses Israeli PM's spokesman of sexual assault

New York senate candidate accuses Israeli PM's spokesman of sexual assault

Julia Salazar, a candidate in Democratic primary, tweets about alleged incident in 2013Julia Salazar, a candidate for New York’s state senate, has accused the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman of
Leading Tory Brexiters deny plot to oust May over Chequers deal

Leading Tory Brexiters deny plot to oust May over Chequers deal

David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg urge PM to adopt their alternative Irish border planDavid Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg insisted they were not seeking to oust Theresa May as they demanded that the prime
Actor wearing anti-fascist scarf stopped by police in Venice

Actor wearing anti-fascist scarf stopped by police in Venice

Incident involving Ottavia Piccolo at film festival prompts fears of crackdownAn Italian actor was stopped by police at the Venice film festival for wearing a neck scarf associated with the
Freedom Insurance staff hung up on customers who tried to cancel policies, inquiry told

Freedom Insurance staff hung up on customers who tried to cancel policies, inquiry told

Father labelled a ‘whinger’ for complaining when insurance sold to his son, who has Down’s syndromeStaff working for Freedom Insurance hung up on customers trying to cancel insurance policies, did not
Coalition claims documents discredit Quaedvlieg's evidence to Peter Dutton au pair inquiry

Coalition claims documents discredit Quaedvlieg's evidence to Peter Dutton au pair inquiry

Home affairs department says ‘only two’ of the 24 instances in which Dutton granted tourist visas related to au pairsThe Liberal senator Eric Abetz claims new documents from the home affairs
Indian men accused of stealing gold tiffin box 'ate their lunch out of it'

Indian men accused of stealing gold tiffin box 'ate their lunch out of it'

Hyderabad police say alleged thieves could have made up to £12m selling museum haulTwo men allegedly stole a gold jewel-encrusted tiffin box that once belonged to an Indian princely ruler and used it
Chinese stock market hits 31-month low as Xi and Putin blast protectionism - business live

Chinese stock market hits 31-month low as Xi and Putin blast protectionism - business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as Chinese leader calls for Asian states to unite against US protectionist trade policiesXi: Protectionism is rearing its head Latest: Chinese stock market
Skripal poisoning: suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin

Skripal poisoning: suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin

Russian president says two men accused by UK of being behind attack have been identifiedThe two men accused by the UK of carrying out a nerve agent attack in Salisbury have been identified and are
Pro-Brexit Tory MPs openly discuss how to get rid of Theresa May

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs openly discuss how to get rid of Theresa May

Michael Gove criticises ‘loose talk’ after meeting discussed timing of confidence voteConservative MPs have openly discussed methods of ousting the prime minister at a private meeting of hardline