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The undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up

The undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up

Normally antisocial sea creature becomes friendly and tactile after being given the drug, scientists sayWhat happens when you give an octopus MDMA? It sounds like a question that might flit through
France's Le Pen scorns court-ordered psych tests for Daesh images

France's Le Pen scorns court-ordered psych tests for Daesh images

French far-right leader faces prosecution for posting violent images of IS killings in 2015The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has refused to undergo court-ordered psychiatric tests for posting
Jeremy Hunt: Burmese generals must face justice over Rohingya

Jeremy Hunt: Burmese generals must face justice over Rohingya

British foreign secretary speaks after meeting Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu KyiThe Burmese generals responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims must be punished for their crimes,
The 20 best music documentaries – ranked!

The 20 best music documentaries – ranked!

We rate the best films on the music scene down the decades, from Bob Dylan to Blur, Anvil to Amy WinehouseCharming Belgian TV presenter Marcel Vanthilt tries to get to grips with the New York rap
Widow of Westminster attacker 'sorry she was not more vigilant'

Widow of Westminster attacker 'sorry she was not more vigilant'

Rohey Hydara weeps at inquest as she apologises to families of victims of Khalid Masood The widow of the man responsible for last year’s Westminster terrorist attack in which five people died and
Chequers plan is dead, says Tusk as Macron calls Brexiters liars

Chequers plan is dead, says Tusk as Macron calls Brexiters liars

European council president rejects UK plan as French president ditches diplomatic nicetiesDonald Tusk, the European council president, has ratcheted up the pressure on Theresa May by rejecting the
'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students

'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students

Guardian learns Amy Chua said she would advise students on their physical looks to help win post in Kavanaugh’s chambersA top professor at Yale Law School who strongly endorsed supreme court nominee
Danske Bank money laundering 'is biggest scandal in Europe'

Danske Bank money laundering 'is biggest scandal in Europe'

Unpleasant lesson of €200bn case shows need to be vigilant – European commissionThe European commission has described the €200bn (£178m) money-laundering case at Denmark’s largest bank as “the biggest
Danish mayors vow to ignore citizenship handshake plan

Danish mayors vow to ignore citizenship handshake plan

Rightwing government wants to make handshake mandatory in naturalisation ceremoniesOpposition is growing in Denmark to plans by the ruling rightwing coalition to deny citizenship to any immigrant who
Manhunt in France after alleged gang-rape footage circulates online

Manhunt in France after alleged gang-rape footage circulates online

For men sought after video of apparent assault outside club in Toulouse posted on social mediaFrench police are hunting four men who allegedly raped a teenager outside a nightclub in Toulouse after
Wada lifts Russia’s three-year doping suspension and faces its biggest crisis

Wada lifts Russia’s three-year doping suspension and faces its biggest crisis

• Russian Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated • Move heavily criticised by athletes and anti-doping groupsThe World Anti-Doping Agency is facing the gravest crisis in its 19-year history
‘Medieval’ cholera outbreak exposes huge challenges in Zimbabwe

‘Medieval’ cholera outbreak exposes huge challenges in Zimbabwe

Emergency in which 30 people have died shows up appalling infrastructure of Mugabe eraAuthorities in Zimbabwe are struggling to control a deadly cholera outbreak, underlining the enormous challenges
Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Barriers could halt slide of undersea glaciers and hold back sea level rises predicted to result from global warmingBuilding walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as
Cary Fukunaga: exclusive interview with the new James Bond director

Cary Fukunaga: exclusive interview with the new James Bond director

He is replacing Danny Boyle, but the Californian may not be the safest pair of hands – he’s no stranger to walking from projects and his latest series, Maniac, is a mind-bending trip into psychotropic
Brexit: May says Chequers 'only plan' on table after EU calls it unacceptable - Politics live

Brexit: May says Chequers 'only plan' on table after EU calls it unacceptable - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the informal EU summit in Salzburg 4.20pm BST Donald Tusk, the European council president, has tweeted
Teenage boys held in Kent over extreme-right terror offences

Teenage boys held in Kent over extreme-right terror offences

Two 15-year-olds from Ramsgate arrested under Terrorism Act Two teenage boys have been arrested in Kent on suspicion of extreme-right terrorism offences, police have said.The boys, both aged 15 and
Uganda's pop star politician addresses jubilant crowds on return from US

Uganda's pop star politician addresses jubilant crowds on return from US

Bobi Wine flies home from US, where he received medical treatment after being beaten in detentionA Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician whose beating by soldiers last month prompted mass
French police seize 20 tonnes of mini Eiffel Towers

French police seize 20 tonnes of mini Eiffel Towers

Nine questioned over tower trinkets as Paris clamps down on illegal souvenir trade French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers in a crackdown on the illegal souvenir trade in
James Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga named as director

James Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga named as director

Beasts of No Nation director Fukunaga confirmed to take over from Danny Boyle on new film starring Daniel CraigDanny Boyle’s replacement as director of the 25th James Bond film has been named as Cary
Four children killed as train hits cargo bike at Dutch level crossing

Four children killed as train hits cargo bike at Dutch level crossing

Fifth child and woman riding the motorised bike critically injured in collision in OssFour children have died after a train struck an electric cargo bicycle in which they were travelling near the