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Scallop wars show British seas exposed after Brexit – Lord West

Former first sea lord and Labour peer says UK has ‘insufficient ships’ to patrol its watersA former chief of the naval staff has said the UK has “insufficient ships” to patrol its waters after clashes
First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin

First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin

In Silicon Valley they say taking tiny amounts of the hallucinogenic drug increases creativity and productivity, but is it all in the mind?• ‘It lifted me out of depression’: is microdosing good for
'Nanny state': Bill Shorten pokes fun at Peter Dutton over au pair controversy

'Nanny state': Bill Shorten pokes fun at Peter Dutton over au pair controversy

Malcolm Turnbull’s son urges voters to donate to the campaign of Labor candidate in Wentworth byelectionBill Shorten turned to mockery on Saturday as he attacked Peter Dutton over the au pair scandal,
Antisemitism row 'risks chances of Labour government'

Antisemitism row 'risks chances of Labour government'

Crisis raising questions about party’s position on equality, says former Labour minister A former defence minister who chairs Labour’s Jewish affiliate has said the party will lose its chance to form
The Swedish 15-year-old who's cutting class to fight the climate crisis

The Swedish 15-year-old who's cutting class to fight the climate crisis

Following Sweden’s hottest summer ever, Greta Thunberg decided to go on school strike at the parliament to get politicians to actWhy bother to learn anything in school if politicians won’t pay
UK tax avoiders face being blocked from honours list

UK tax avoiders face being blocked from honours list

Vetting process to minimise risk from candidates who may ‘bring system into disrepute’Tax avoiders face being shunned for honours such as knighthoods as authorities clamp down on rewarding those with
The Rohingya crisis, a year on: four generations of one family on life in limbo

The Rohingya crisis, a year on: four generations of one family on life in limbo

Nur Begum, 70, and 13 of her relatives are among the million Rohingya sheltering in the world’s largest refugee camp in BangladeshZaheda is worrying about her daughters. At 20 and 18, respectively,
US ready to boost arms supplies to Ukraine naval and air forces, envoy says

US ready to boost arms supplies to Ukraine naval and air forces, envoy says

Exclusive: Former ambassador to Nato Kurt Volker tells the Guardian US and Russia still divided on how to deploy UN peacekeepers to end four-year warWashington is ready to expand arms supplies to
Brazilian court bars Lula from presidential election

Brazilian court bars Lula from presidential election

Lawyers for jailed but hugely popular ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will appeal verdict to supreme courtBrazil’s top electoral court has ruled that jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da
Cartoon row sought to rile Dutch Muslims, but found only dignity

Cartoon row sought to rile Dutch Muslims, but found only dignity

Geert Wilder’s fearmongering in the Netherlands failed against a greater sense of humanityLike many Pakistani Muslims living in the Netherlands, Usman Firdausi was disturbed when the far-right Dutch
Civilians in Syria's last rebel stronghold brace for final battle

Civilians in Syria's last rebel stronghold brace for final battle

In the second part of our series looking at the conclusion of the 21st century’s most devastating conflict, people in Idlib province speak of their fear as Assad’s army prepares to strikeIn the
Death in custody: inquest begins but family still clueless about evidence

Death in custody: inquest begins but family still clueless about evidence

Seven prison officers yet to provide a statement on what happened in the van during the journey with MorrisonUnusually for a coronial inquest, the family of Wiradjuri man Wayne Fella Morrison does not
Donald Trump unlikely to visit Australia in 2018

Donald Trump unlikely to visit Australia in 2018

White House says Mike Pence will instead tour south-east Asia in NovemberThe White House has all but ended speculation that Donald Trump will visit Australia this year, announcing that Mike Pence will
Saudi Arabia may dig canal to turn Qatar into an island

Saudi Arabia may dig canal to turn Qatar into an island

Plan takes shape amid bitter dispute that led the Saudis, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to cut ties with small peninsula nation A Saudi official hinted on Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to
'Unbelievable conflict': Julie Bishop says she was victim of Liberal factional feud

'Unbelievable conflict': Julie Bishop says she was victim of Liberal factional feud

Former foreign minister surprised no West Australian federal MPs voted for her in leadership spillThe former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed her surprise that no West Australian federal MPs
Pair charged with murder after body found in attic

Pair charged with murder after body found in attic

Man and woman charged after body of Abdi Ali found, having been missing for eight monthsA woman has appeared in court accused of murder after a teenager’s body was found in an attic more than eight
'This is history': Bangkok mall opens Thai rescue display, featuring plastic cave

'This is history': Bangkok mall opens Thai rescue display, featuring plastic cave

As well as a 10-metre replica tunnel, the exhibition features underwater robots, dive suits and a painting of Elon MuskIn Bangkok’s upmarket Siam Paragon shopping mall, close to a Cold Stone Creamery,
Options on energy policy leave Coalition in a sticky situation | Katharine Murphy

Options on energy policy leave Coalition in a sticky situation | Katharine Murphy

The government finds itself in a mess after the national energy guarantee was used as a catalyst to evict TurnbullWe’ve lost another prime minister in the front bar brawl that is Australian politics,
Donald Trump to visit Ireland and France in November

Donald Trump to visit Ireland and France in November

Irish Labour party vows to oppose visitUS president to attend first world war centenary eventsDonald Trump will visit Ireland in November, it was confirmed on Friday. The president will also visit
The Village Voice ceases publication after 63 years

The Village Voice ceases publication after 63 years

The Pulitzer prize-winning New York alternative weekly is going out of business because of intractable financial problemsThe Village Voice, New York’s Pulitzer prize-winning alternative weekly known