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Typhoon Jebi batters Japan – in pictures

Typhoon Jebi batters Japan – in pictures

The most powerful storm in a quarter of a century has left a trail of devastation in Japan. At least 10 people have been killed and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi after it hit the area around
Erdoğan raises fears of a massacre in Syria as major assault looms

Erdoğan raises fears of a massacre in Syria as major assault looms

Turkey’s president says a ‘very merciless process’ is unfolding in IdlibTurkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has warned that dropping bombs and missiles on Syria’s last rebel-held province of
Chinese envoy walks out of meeting after row with Nauru president amid 'bullying' claims

Chinese envoy walks out of meeting after row with Nauru president amid 'bullying' claims

Tiny island’s president takes offence at ‘very insolent’ Chinese envoy during Pacific Islands ForumA Chinese envoy to the Pacific Islands Forum was “insolent” and a “bully” for speaking out of turn
'Alone and in fear': ordeal of married gay couple forced to flee Russia

'Alone and in fear': ordeal of married gay couple forced to flee Russia

Pavel Stotsko and Yevgeny Voitsekhovsky followed Russian law but their Danish marriage put their lives at riskOn a cold January evening, as plainclothes police officers hammered relentlessly on the
Saving Turkey's sea turtles – in pictures

Saving Turkey's sea turtles – in pictures

Turkey’s Iztuzu beach is witnessing a major construction boom. It has also been the egg-laying ground for sea turtles which have been coming ashore for centuries. Due to campaigners’ conservation work
Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders arrest of another key critic

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders arrest of another key critic

Senator Antonio Trillanes forced to camp overnight in senate to avoid arrestPhilippines president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of another senator critical of his administration, revoking a
Devastated and destroyed: Delhi slums struggle to recover from frequent fires

Devastated and destroyed: Delhi slums struggle to recover from frequent fires

Slum dwellers across the city have every reason to believe authorities want them to disappear, and some think fires are used against them“We lost everything … Our fans, TV, coolers. Whatever money we
The world is failing women and girls whose bodies have been weaponised | Lilianne Ploumen

The world is failing women and girls whose bodies have been weaponised | Lilianne Ploumen

We need a worldwide sanctions regime to target those using sexual violence against women and girls as a strategy of warRemember #BringBackOurGirls? It was a cry for help by the families of the girls
Brexit: Mervyn King blasts 'incompetence' of preparations

Brexit: Mervyn King blasts 'incompetence' of preparations

Former Bank of England governor says it ‘beggars belief’ the government is having to talk about stockpiling medicines and foodThe former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has blasted the government
Should K-pop go bang? South Korean stars BTS caught in conscription debate

Should K-pop go bang? South Korean stars BTS caught in conscription debate

Group has twice topped the US Billboard charts, yet must still serve in the military, unlike their classical colleaguesDo pop stars make good soldiers, or are their talents better put to use promoting
Ditch the almond milk: why everything you know about sustainable eating is probably wrong

Ditch the almond milk: why everything you know about sustainable eating is probably wrong

From cod to clingfilm, the advice we’re given can often be confusing. If you’re serious about eating green, here are some straightforward solutions In food and drink, we all want to do the right
I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson

I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson

I’m 93, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the HolocaustGermany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation
Laquan McDonald: Chicago on edge as trial begins for officer who killed teen

Laquan McDonald: Chicago on edge as trial begins for officer who killed teen

Jason Van Dyke faces murder trial after shooting black youth 16 times, in a case that sparked weeks of protestThe white police officer caught on video shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, 16
Thai police academy bans women from enrolling

Thai police academy bans women from enrolling

Female assault victims may not go to police in country where an estimated 90% of rapes are unreportedA major police academy in Thailand has announced it will ban women from enrolling , sparking
Germany's new movement: a leftist pitch for the left behind

Germany's new movement: a leftist pitch for the left behind

Aufstehen is Europe’s latest bid to halt the flow of working-class votes to the rightEven in these globalised times, most political movements are a reflection of a national political culture, a
Typhoon Jebi: thousands stranded at island airport in Japan

Typhoon Jebi: thousands stranded at island airport in Japan

At least 11 people have died after worst storm in quarter of a century battered country’s western reachesThousands of air passengers in Japan have spent the night stranded in an island airport as
Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts Democrat in latest primary upset

Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts Democrat in latest primary upset

Insurgent challenger will be state’s first black female member of Congress In the latest upset during the 2018 Democratic primaries, Ayanna Pressley beat a veteran 10-term Democrat in Massachusetts in
Mueller to accept written answers from Trump in Russia inquiry, report says

Mueller to accept written answers from Trump in Russia inquiry, report says

Possible interview between president and special counsel has been matter of contention as Trump feared ‘perjury trap’The special counsel Robert Mueller will reportedly accept some written answers from
Space station air leak: someone drilled the hole, say Russians

Space station air leak: someone drilled the hole, say Russians

‘Several attempts at drilling’ were made by a ‘wavering hand’ either on Earth or in orbit, in what could be accident or sabotageAn air leak on the International Space Station might have been sabotage,
Parkland father rejects White House excuses after Kavanaugh fails to shake hands

Parkland father rejects White House excuses after Kavanaugh fails to shake hands

Fred Guttenberg tells the Guardian the supreme court nominee made eye contact long enough to recognize himWhen the father of a school shooting victim held out his hand to Donald Trump’s nominee for