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Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabian state television confirms

Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabian state television confirms

Fight broke out between Khashoggi and those who met him consulate, announcement said Gen Ahmed al-Asiri is sacked from intelligence positionSaudi Arabia has said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who
‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader

‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader

Anote Tong, allegedly insulted by Australian minister, says inaction means Canberra risks losing its status in Pacific regionAnote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been
Highlights from Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea – video

Highlights from Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea – video

A selection of some of the 100 artworks on display at the annual Sculpture by the Sea event along the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk in Sydney’s east. The 22nd anniversary of the event
Migrant caravan in Guatemala breaks through border fence into Mexico – video

Migrant caravan in Guatemala breaks through border fence into Mexico – video

About 3,000 central American migrants have streamed over the international bridge from Guatemala into Mexico after breaking through metal gates at the border fence. Locals cheered and handed out
Oldest Brazilian human fossil Luzia found amid National Museum debris

Oldest Brazilian human fossil Luzia found amid National Museum debris

Museum director Alexander Kellner said the fossil was broken and 80% of its pieces had been recoveredOne of the most prized possessions of Brazil’s National Museum has been found amid debris after a
Moscow bans ceremony honouring victims of  Stalin’s Terror

Moscow bans ceremony honouring victims of Stalin’s Terror

Organisers of event where names of victims are recited say withdrawal of permission is outrageous Moscow city authorities have refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Soviet
Weatherwatch: autumn in Borrowdale, in the words of  Coleridge

Weatherwatch: autumn in Borrowdale, in the words of Coleridge

The romantic poet found Borrowdale in the rain a marvel of light and colourIt is drizzling rain, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in his notebook on a Friday morning, 21 October 1803, in the
Trump wades into California's 'water wars' with environmental standards memo

Trump wades into California's 'water wars' with environmental standards memo

President will sign memo directing agencies to review standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from farmersThe Trump administration is wading into California’s “water wars” on behalf of
US charges Russian woman with interfering in 2018 midterms

US charges Russian woman with interfering in 2018 midterms

Elena Khusyaynova accused of using social media to sow discord and stoke conflict among voters on controversial topicsA Russian woman has been charged by the US government with interfering in the 2018
Wentworth byelection: after a chaotic campaign comes the day of reckoning

Wentworth byelection: after a chaotic campaign comes the day of reckoning

Liberals ask people to vote for stability, but independent Kerryn Phelps says ‘the Liberals caused the chaos by dumping Turnbull’In the coffee shops of the eastern Sydney electorate of Wentworth,
GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims

GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims

New analysis is latest voting rights controversy in race pitting secretary of state Brian Kemp against Democrat Stacey AbramsGeorgia secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp
Bolsonaro's son banned from WhatsApp amid claims of fake news campaign

Bolsonaro's son banned from WhatsApp amid claims of fake news campaign

After Flávio Bolsonaro tweeted his banishment, WhatsApp said it had ‘proactively banned’ accounts in the Brazil election period The politician son of the far-right favourite to become Brazil’s next
Independent’s deal with Saudi publisher back under spotlight

Independent’s deal with Saudi publisher back under spotlight

Journalists voice concern over editorial freedom of UK news firm’s Middle Eastern editions Concerns have been raised over assurances of editorial independence in a deal the Independent has signed with
John Bolton pushing Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear arms treaty

John Bolton pushing Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear arms treaty

Exclusive: national security adviser recommends ending intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty over alleged Russia violationsJohn Bolton is pushing for the US to withdraw from a cold war-era arms
China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy

China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy

Vice-premier and central bank governor intervene as GDP grows at lowest rate since 2009 Chinese officials have reacted quickly to a sharp slowdown in growth at the world’s second largest economy,
At least 50 killed after train ploughs into crowd in India – video

At least 50 killed after train ploughs into crowd in India – video

Dozens of people died in northern India when a train ploughed into a group of people who had gathered to watch fireworks during a religious festival. The victims were standing on the tracks on the
Stanley Glasser obituary

Stanley Glasser obituary

My friend and former colleague, the composer and academic Stanley Glasser, who has died aged 92, was head of music at Goldsmiths College, London, for more than 20 years, and forged one of the most
Don’t let my friend Jamal Khashoggi’s death be for nothing | Wadah Khanfar

Don’t let my friend Jamal Khashoggi’s death be for nothing | Wadah Khanfar

The courageous Saudi journalist believed in democracy. Let this be a tipping point in how the world deals with despots“Say your word and move on.” This is what Jamal Khashoggi used to say after he
As pressure on Saudi Arabia grows, Jamal Khashoggi has achieved his life’s mission | Jonathan Freedland

As pressure on Saudi Arabia grows, Jamal Khashoggi has achieved his life’s mission | Jonathan Freedland

This single death has captured more attention than the killing of thousands by the regime. At last, it may be held to accountIn death he is achieving his life’s work. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi
Theresa May seeks Brexit compromises as fear of no-deal exit looms larger

Theresa May seeks Brexit compromises as fear of no-deal exit looms larger

Sticking points within Tory party remain as Michel Barnier blames ‘complex’ politics in Westminster for delaysTheresa May will test the tolerance of her cabinet for fresh Brexit compromises on