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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
'He doesn't get it': San Juan mayor criticises Trump's Hurricane Maria comments – video

'He doesn't get it': San Juan mayor criticises Trump's Hurricane Maria comments – video

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan in Puerto Rico, has criticised Donald Trump's remarks on his administration's response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island where a crisis still
Pussy Riot activist in hospital after being poisoned, say group

Pussy Riot activist in hospital after being poisoned, say group

Pyotr Verzilov, who invaded pitch in World Cup, ‘lost sight and speech’ before falling illA member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who ran on to the pitch during the World Cup final is in
In punishing tech giants, the EU has made the internet worse for everyone | James Ball

In punishing tech giants, the EU has made the internet worse for everyone | James Ball

Searches will become more difficult and competitors deterred by these unnecessary changes to copyright lawThe world is in the middle of a global debate on how to curb the power of the tech giants,
NSW foster carers to be paid $75,000 'salary' in complex needs trial

NSW foster carers to be paid $75,000 'salary' in complex needs trial

US-developed program costing nearly $5m over two years welcomed by advocatesThe New South Wales government will pay specialised foster carers $75,000 a year to temporarily look after children with
US-led raid of Somali ex-president's home blamed on bad intelligence

US-led raid of Somali ex-president's home blamed on bad intelligence

Joint forces looking for Islamic militants broke into the family home of a revered leader and detained three teenagersUS and Somali forces who raided the family home of a former president and detained
Najib Razak's lawyer charged with money laundering by 1MDB investigators

Najib Razak's lawyer charged with money laundering by 1MDB investigators

Muhammad Shafee accused of receiving equivalent of $2.3m from illegal activitiesThe lawyer of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with money laundering by anti-corruption
Venezuela: is a US-backed 'military option' to oust Maduro gaining favour?

Venezuela: is a US-backed 'military option' to oust Maduro gaining favour?

Direct intervention with US help remains fringe idea but opposition figures seem to be increasingly receptive When Donald Trump first floated the idea of a “military option” in Venezuela last year, he
Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil

Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil

As Unesco prepares a mission to help recover priceless antiquities from the Rio museum fire, a course in ‘cultural first aid’ shows how it is doneAs the dust settles at the National Museum of Brazil
Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival – in pictures

Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival – in pictures

The streets and public spaces of Vevey are transformed biannually for its Festival ImagesSixty-one bodies of work by photographers and artists from 19 countries are on display until 30 September. Each
Greece has the means to help refugees on Lesbos – but does it have the will?

Greece has the means to help refugees on Lesbos – but does it have the will?

Overcrowded, violent and awash with human sewage, Moria camp may be the world’s worst refugee facility – yet Greece has failed to make the available funding count A 10-year-old child tried to commit