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Footage shows Indonesian earthquake causing soil liquefaction – video

Footage shows Indonesian earthquake causing soil liquefaction – video

Liquefaction has caused buildings to collapse in the city of Palu after last Friday's earthquake. This occurs when the earth takes on the characteristics of a liquid after an earthquake. The death
Johnson launches attack on May's Brexit plan in fringe speech - Politics live

Johnson launches attack on May's Brexit plan in fringe speech - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, including Theresa May’s morning interviews and Boris Johnson’s speechTheresa May’s morning interviews - Summary 2.13pm BST Boris
Amazon raises minimum wage for US and UK employees

Amazon raises minimum wage for US and UK employees

Company says it has ‘listened to its critics’ as it increases US rate to $15 and UK to £9.50 Amazon has raised its minimum wage for British and American workers, in a major milestone for campaigners
Ofcom investigates TV network over interview praising attack in Iran

Ofcom investigates TV network over interview praising attack in Iran

Saudi-linked Iran International TV gave airtime to supporter of assault that killed 24 at military paradeOfcom is investigating a UK-based Saudi-linked television network after it gave airtime to the
Samantha Morton: ‘Maybe I was the first person to publicly answer Weinstein’

Samantha Morton: ‘Maybe I was the first person to publicly answer Weinstein’

The actor on speaking out against the film mogul’s bullying in 2003, the cost to her career and why she has stayed quiet over #MeToo2003 feels like a long time ago. But Samantha Morton remembers it
Hinkley Point C 'nuclear mud' case dropped after debate secured

Hinkley Point C 'nuclear mud' case dropped after debate secured

Welsh assembly to examine concerns over dumping of sediment at Cardiff GroundsThe Welsh assembly is to debate the dumping of “nuclear mud” in the sea close to Cardiff after an eclectic group of
Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years – as it happened

Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years – as it happened

American Arthur Ashkin, Frenchman Gérard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland share annual award for advances in laser physics• Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel
Pro-refugee Italian mayor arrested for 'aiding illegal migration'

Pro-refugee Italian mayor arrested for 'aiding illegal migration'

Domenico Lucano, mayor of Riace, is praised by locals and migrant rights campaignersThe mayor of an Italian town that has won praise and TV publicity for integrating thousands of refugees has been
'I am barely alive': war reporter's Angola memoir made into animated film

'I am barely alive': war reporter's Angola memoir made into animated film

Another Day of Life also uses documentary to translate the horror and poetry of Ryszard Kapuściński’s book In November 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński telexed his editor in Warsaw to plead for permission to
Tuesday US briefing: Trump supports 'comprehensive' Kavanaugh inquiry

Tuesday US briefing: Trump supports 'comprehensive' Kavanaugh inquiry

Indonesia death toll tops 1,200 ... Murders of women spark debate in Iraq ... Ronaldo rape accuser tells her storyGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with Tuesday’s headlines. If you’d like to receive this
Chinese reporter who allegedly slapped Tory conference delegate released by police

Chinese reporter who allegedly slapped Tory conference delegate released by police

Incident threatens to escalate into diplomatic row as Chinese embassy defends journalistA Chinese journalist who allegedly slapped a man at the Conservative party conference has been released,
Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

American, Frenchman and Canadian share 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize for work in laser physics• Nobel physics prize awarded – as it happenedThree scientists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel prize
'There’s no other option’: the radical plan to move Mexico's government

'There’s no other option’: the radical plan to move Mexico's government

A project to decongest Mexico City by moving government agencies to smaller cities has provoked mixed reactions – not least from workers facing relocationJacinta Morales came to Mexico City more than
EU anger over May's post-Brexit immigration plan

EU anger over May's post-Brexit immigration plan

MEPs attack adoption of skills-based policy and end to freedom of movementSenior EU figures have attacked Theresa May’s post-Brexit immigration plan with the president of the European commission,
Global image of US is historically bad under Trump, says poll

Global image of US is historically bad under Trump, says poll

International survey finds less confidence in Trump’s ability to lead than in Putin’s or Xi’s The global image of the US has sunk to historic lows since Donald Trump took office, a survey of 25
Spanish PM accuses Catalan president of 'encouraging radicals'

Spanish PM accuses Catalan president of 'encouraging radicals'

Riot police clash with activists outside Catalan parliament on anniversary of referendumThe Spanish government has accused the Catalan president of “encouraging radicals” after a day of protests to
Trump defends 'good man' Kavanaugh – video

Trump defends 'good man' Kavanaugh – video

President Donald Trump reiterated his support for Brett Kavanaugh while addressing a rally in Tennessee. Trump described the US supreme court nominee as a 'great student' with 'great intellect'. He
Palu tsunami: food and water run out as death toll tops 1,200

Palu tsunami: food and water run out as death toll tops 1,200

Residents block roads to intercept aid deliveries as police and troops guard fuel and shops in stricken Indonesian city.Anger and desperation are growing in parts of Sulawesi as residents faced a
EU citizens lose priority under post-Brexit immigration plans

EU citizens lose priority under post-Brexit immigration plans

Theresa May says overhaul will ‘end freedom of movement’ and will favour skilled workersEU citizens will no longer be given priority to live and work in Britain, in a radical overhaul of immigration
Indigenous performers could busk without permits under City of Sydney plan

Indigenous performers could busk without permits under City of Sydney plan

Clover Moore says policy recognises right of Indigenous people ‘to experience and share their cultural heritage in the public domain’ A new proposal allowing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander