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From London to Shanghai, world's sinking cities face devastating floods

From London to Shanghai, world's sinking cities face devastating floods

Threat to major population centres is increasing as planners fail to prepare for impacts of global warming, report saysLondon, Jakarta, Shanghai and Houston and other global cities that are already
Scottish GPs to begin prescribing rambling and birdwatching

Scottish GPs to begin prescribing rambling and birdwatching

Shetlanders with chronic and debilitating illnesses could be given ‘nature prescriptions’Doctors in Shetland are to start prescribing birdwatching, rambling and beach walks in the Atlantic winds to
Labor promises to axe upfront fees for 10,000 early childhood education Tafe students

Labor promises to axe upfront fees for 10,000 early childhood education Tafe students

Bill Shorten says move will help prepare the workforce for universal childcare for three- and four-year-oldsLabor has promised to scrap upfront fees for 10,000 early childhood education students
Hundreds arrested at anti-Kavanaugh protest: 'It's time for women to be heard'

Hundreds arrested at anti-Kavanaugh protest: 'It's time for women to be heard'

Celebrities Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski among more than 300 arrested on eve of key vote More than 300 protesters, including the comedian Amy Schumer, have been arrested at the US Capitol in
'Frivolity and excess': Mexico's Amlo under fire over aide's lavish wedding

'Frivolity and excess': Mexico's Amlo under fire over aide's lavish wedding

Critics attack leftwing president-elect for attending wedding of ally César Yáñez and Dulce Silva, which made the cover of ¡Hola!Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the election
Mike Pence accuses China of meddling in US elections despite lack of evidence

Mike Pence accuses China of meddling in US elections despite lack of evidence

Vice-president’s allegation echoes similar claim made by Trump last week but has been contradicted by cybersecurity expertsMike Pence has claimed that Russian interference in US elections “pales in
Pas de 'fake news' – too many English words rile French defenders

Pas de 'fake news' – too many English words rile French defenders

No need for Anglo-Saxon encroachment, French told, try fausse for fake and beuverie express for binge drinking …Defenders of the French language are calling on their compatriots to stop using the
Man caught on CCTV punching woman outside Paris cafe jailed

Man caught on CCTV punching woman outside Paris cafe jailed

Video bolstered support for plans to impose fines for sexual harassment on streetsA man who punched a woman outside a Paris cafe, prompting outrage after a video of the assault went viral, was
Bungling agents leave Putin exposed in the global spotlight

Bungling agents leave Putin exposed in the global spotlight

Botched missions in Salisbury and The Hague may prompt Russian leader to reassess his targeting of the westSpies do not always want to advertise their victories, preferring John Le Carré’s advice
Robin Hood of the Alps pays for costly mistake after banking on trust

Robin Hood of the Alps pays for costly mistake after banking on trust

Banker Gilberto Baschiera, who swiped €1m from rich savers to lend to needy, rues ‘shadow funding’ that left him homelessA modern-day Robin Hood has escaped prison in Italy after stealing €1m from the
The fantasy world of pre-wedding photos: inside China's billion-dollar industry

The fantasy world of pre-wedding photos: inside China's billion-dollar industry

The black-and-white wedding photos of couples married in China used to resemble ID cards. Now a much more elaborate tradition is emerging, writes Jenny Valentish The photographer and his crew sit
Why nothing will change after the banking royal commission – Australian politics live podcast

Why nothing will change after the banking royal commission – Australian politics live podcast

The preliminary report released by the banking royal commission found banks have been putting ‘the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of basic standards of honesty’. But are we hearing the
Stuff that: Victoria looking to taxidermy in hope of cutting deer numbers

Stuff that: Victoria looking to taxidermy in hope of cutting deer numbers

Measures are being proposed to reduce feral populations and red tape affecting deer huntersVictoria is considering a novel way to control its increasing feral deer population – removing the need for a
Imaging tool unravels secrets of child's sock from ancient Egypt

Imaging tool unravels secrets of child's sock from ancient Egypt

Non-invasive technique devised by British Museum sheds light on dyeing and weaving processThe ancient Egyptians famously gave us paper and the pyramids, but were also early adopters of the stripy
The Guardian view on Brazil’s elections: democracy in danger | Editorial

The Guardian view on Brazil’s elections: democracy in danger | Editorial

The rightwing extremist Jair Bolsonaro is in the ascendant as Sunday’s poll approaches. He’s not Trump – he’s worseThe once unthinkable risk that the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro could become
Former rap mogul 'Suge' Knight jailed for 28 years for killing man with car

Former rap mogul 'Suge' Knight jailed for 28 years for killing man with car

Knight ran over Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan outside Compton burger standDeath Row Records founder admits voluntary manslaughterFormer rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for
Windrush and other failures in British immigration policy | Letters

Windrush and other failures in British immigration policy | Letters

Chris Hughes on ‘good character’ tests, Tom Swallow and Norman Miller on the problems of keeping out ‘low-skilled’ workers, and Catherine Rose on generational injusticeSajid Javid must stop applying
Pakistani ice-cream seller unaware of £14m in his bank account

Pakistani ice-cream seller unaware of £14m in his bank account

‘Penniless billionaire’ Abdul Qadir’s identity believed to have been used by money launderersA Pakistani ice-cream salesman who lives in a slum is facing meltdown after he learned that for more than a
US announces indictment of seven Russia spies – video

US announces indictment of seven Russia spies – video

US assistant attorney general for the national security division, John Demers, announces criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers over alleged hacking. The officers were indicted
Drew Barrymore 'did not participate' in bizarre Egyptair interview, representatives claim

Drew Barrymore 'did not participate' in bizarre Egyptair interview, representatives claim

Standoff between actor and interviewer over veracity of quotes after much-ridiculed article published in inflight magazineRepresentatives of actor-director Drew Barrymore have claimed that she “did