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Seoul to check public toilets daily to tackle 'spy-cam porn' crisis

Seoul to check public toilets daily to tackle 'spy-cam porn' crisis

Move follows protests by record numbers of women calling for more action to tackle rise of voyeurismSouth Korea’s capital and largest city, Seoul, is set to begin daily checks for hidden cameras in
Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year

Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year

Report finds 30-40% of donations in the past decade came from untraceable sources Hidden sources gave major political parties more than $62m in so-called dark money last financial year, a new report
Chinese billionaire CEO Richard Liu arrested in US, accused of sexual offence

Chinese billionaire CEO Richard Liu arrested in US, accused of sexual offence

Founder of JD.com released pending further investigation by Minneapolis policeThe billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, Richard Liu, has been arrested in Minnesota
No 10 slaps down Boris Johnson over Chequers plan criticism

No 10 slaps down Boris Johnson over Chequers plan criticism

Intervention marks escalation of feud between PM and former foreign secretaryBoris Johnson has faced a backlash over his attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plans, with a string of senior Conservatives
Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

The home secretary issued a call to action to the likes of Google and Facebook to help curb the spread of indecent imagesA “call to action” for technology companies such as Facebook and Google to do
The land falls silent: Australian farmers battle life without rain

The land falls silent: Australian farmers battle life without rain

Years of drought across New South Wales and Queensland force graziers to question their future Nearly 40km from Augathella (population 450), Doug and Rachelle Cameron load supplements for their
Labor proposes stronger restrictions on gas exports

Labor proposes stronger restrictions on gas exports

Shorten to pledge a permanent control trigger that can be pulled when prices are too highLabor has proposed stronger export restrictions on gas, promising to help reduce energy costs by reserving more
Firefighters battle blaze at Littlewoods building in Liverpool

Firefighters battle blaze at Littlewoods building in Liverpool

Area measuring 200 metres by 100 metres on fire at the art deco landmark on Edge LaneFirefighters have been attempting to extinguish a huge blaze at the landmark Littlewoods building in
No-deal Brexit: study warns of severe short-term impact on UK

No-deal Brexit: study warns of severe short-term impact on UK

Economic effect would be ‘chaotic’ with jobs at risk and trade disrupted, say expertsThe short-term impact of a no-deal Brexit on Britain’s economy would be “chaotic and severe”, jeopardising jobs and
Morning mail: Greens put climate change front and centre

Morning mail: Greens put climate change front and centre

Monday: Richard Di Natale vows to work with a Labor government. Plus, how Nauru survives on Australian largesse and self-interestGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and
Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not a factor in hiring decision by Harvard – report

Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not a factor in hiring decision by Harvard – report

Critics have accused Warren of advancing her career by claiming Native American heritage, and Trump has repeatedly referred to her as ‘Pocahontas’, mocking her claimsHarvard University’s decision to
Nigel Farage fans heckled as 'Nazi scum' outside event in Perth

Nigel Farage fans heckled as 'Nazi scum' outside event in Perth

Ex-Ukip leader uses Australia tour to speak of Donald Trump friendship and praise English Defence League founderDozens of protesters have heckled ticket holders in Perth on the first night of Nigel
Call for hybrid permanent-casual workers after landmark court case

Call for hybrid permanent-casual workers after landmark court case

Recruitment sector says new class of employee is needed but unions say case highlights ‘broken workplace laws’The peak body for the recruitment sector says there is a need for a new class of worker –
Nauru: a nation in democratic freefall propped up by Australia

Nauru: a nation in democratic freefall propped up by Australia

Judges have been sacked, opposition politicians jailed and citizens’ rights eroded. Human rights advocates say there has been a breakdown in the rule of law on the Pacific island As Marise Payne
The Guardian view on the Swedish elections: danger ahead | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Swedish elections: danger ahead | Editorial

Polls suggest further success for the anti-immigrant party in Sweden. But there is no cause for despairThe Swedish general election seems likely to produce a result nearly as unclear and emotionally
Brexit and the realities facing a post-EU Britain | Letters

Brexit and the realities facing a post-EU Britain | Letters

Readers respond to various Guardian articles and letters on the terms and implications of any Brexit dealI was bemused by Daryl Baldwin when he wrote “I am one of those just-about-managing parents who
Microwave weapons suspected in US embassy ailments – report

Microwave weapons suspected in US embassy ailments – report

Diplomats and family members stricken in Cuba and ChinaNew York Times says scientists agree ‘there’s something there’Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with microwave weapons are the
Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

Amy Klobuchar criticises White House decision to withhold 100,000 pages of records on time as aide to George W BushThe supreme court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has not been “normal”, a Democrat on
Thousands protest in Russia against plans to hike pension age

Thousands protest in Russia against plans to hike pension age

Vladimir Putin has called the reform a financial necessity as Communist party leader brands move ‘cannibalistic’Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to
Chemnitz to host anti-racism gig as Germans urged to take a stand

Chemnitz to host anti-racism gig as Germans urged to take a stand

Foreign minister calls for citizens to become more active in fight against racismAn anti-racism rock concert will be held on Monday in an east German town where there have been far-right protests and