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Hong Kong train network suffers its worst ever delay – a six-hour signal failure

Hong Kong train network suffers its worst ever delay – a six-hour signal failure

Experts to investigate delays that were so unprecedented the network’s handbook has no guidance on the scenarioHong Kong is investigating its worst train delay in the public transport system’s
Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

SPOILER ALERT: this story contains details of a show that has just aired in the US One of television’s best-known families returned on Tuesday without its matriarch, as the character of feisty
'Inequality is a poison': campaigning for Muslim women's rights – podcast

'Inequality is a poison': campaigning for Muslim women's rights – podcast

Shahin Ashraf’s experience growing up as a British Muslim has led to a life campaigning for gender equality around the worldShahin Ashraf’s humanitarian work has taken her from Bosnia to Afghanistan,
Trump's win shredded the election playbook. What will that mean for the midterms?

Trump's win shredded the election playbook. What will that mean for the midterms?

The question in this election is whether liberal enthusiasm or Republican satisfaction will prevailRoughly 10 days before the 2016 presidential election one of America’s largest unions sent a bus of
Long may they rain ... Prince Harry and Meghan upstaged by Dubbo downpour

Long may they rain ... Prince Harry and Meghan upstaged by Dubbo downpour

The royals were just an excuse to get together and catch up after a hard couple of years. And the rain topped the lot.Before the royals arrived in Dubbo the rain came in, hard. Schoolchildren started
Thai cave rescue boys meet hero Zlatan during Ellen interview

Thai cave rescue boys meet hero Zlatan during Ellen interview

Twelve football players and their coach appear on TV as they continue to be feted around the worldThe Thai youth football team who spent 17 dark days trapped in a cave have made their first group
Open coalmine near Africa's first nature reserve divides community

Open coalmine near Africa's first nature reserve divides community

Poverty, conservation and industry are at loggerheads in the eastern town of SomkheleDrive for an hour into the hills that lie behind South Africa’s wild eastern coast, and you will find a game park
French leftwinger Jean-Luc Mélenchon reacts angrily to police raids – video

French leftwinger Jean-Luc Mélenchon reacts angrily to police raids – video

Anti-corruption investigators have raided the home and party headquarters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, prompting a furious protest from the leader of France’s hard left Continue reading...
YouTube down: video service crashes for several hours

YouTube down: video service crashes for several hours

Google-owned streaming service confirms issues affecting its services over Tuesday nightYouTube experienced widespread broadcasting issues, affecting YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music, with the
Employers finding ways to avoid lifting wages, Reserve Bank says

Employers finding ways to avoid lifting wages, Reserve Bank says

Deputy chief says wages tied to individual performance mean average growth is contained Australia’s employers are finding inventive ways to avoid lifting wages for their staff as the economy improves,
Global register set up to keep criminals out of aid sector

Global register set up to keep criminals out of aid sector

In aftermath of Haiti abuse scandal, NGOs will be able to vet prospective employees using Interpol and national policing databasesThe UK is to help launch a global register of dangerous criminals with
Prince Harry and Meghan begin tour of drought-stricken Dubbo

Prince Harry and Meghan begin tour of drought-stricken Dubbo

Schoolchildren greet the duke and duchess at the airport as royal visit continuesThe duke and duchess of Sussex have spent Wednesday touring the drought-stricken city of Dubbo – where they have been
Trump addresses Cohen, Khashoggi and Sessions in wide-ranging interview

Trump addresses Cohen, Khashoggi and Sessions in wide-ranging interview

In an interview with the Associated Press, the president also said he would pursue trade deals with Japan, Britain and the EUDonald Trump has said his former attorney Michael Cohen lied when he
'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown

'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown

The region may forever be associated with catastrophe, but some residents want the world to know that life goes onEven now, almost eight years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami triggered a
Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling

Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling

Catholic charity sacked two staff members after allegations of sexual misconductBritain’s biggest Catholic aid charity, Cafod, has been suspended from an international scheme which aims to protect aid
Living in Papua New Guinea? Share your thoughts about the upcoming Apec summit

Living in Papua New Guinea? Share your thoughts about the upcoming Apec summit

Tell us what you think about Port Moresby hosting world leaders at the Apec meeting and we’ll publish a selection of our favourite contributionsThe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit is
Barnaby Joyce says if the Nationals leadership was offered he 'would take it' – as it happened

Barnaby Joyce says if the Nationals leadership was offered he 'would take it' – as it happened

Labor says Melissa Price may have misled parliament over meeting with former Kiribati leader, while Labor attacks PM over moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem. All the day’s events, live 8.05am BST So
Hondurans fleeing violence join migrant caravan – in pictures

Hondurans fleeing violence join migrant caravan – in pictures

A caravan of at least 1,500 people fleeing crime and poverty began in San Pedro Sula in Honduras with plans to march through Guatemala and Mexico to the United States. President Trump has threatened
French leftwinger Jean-Luc Mélenchon reacts angrily to police raids

French leftwinger Jean-Luc Mélenchon reacts angrily to police raids

Investigators into campaign funding abuses forced to leave offices of leftwing partyAnti-corruption investigators have raided the home and party headquarters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, prompting a furious
Nauru arrests Australian detention centre senior doctor and orders her to leave

Nauru arrests Australian detention centre senior doctor and orders her to leave

Australian Nicole Montana, from contractor IHMS, arrested on Tuesday nightNauruan authorities have arrested and ordered the removal of the senior medical officer for Australia’s immigration processing