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Nevada could have female-majority legislature after midterms

Nevada could have female-majority legislature after midterms

Women could form nearly two-thirds of statehouse in NovemberAnalysis follows record number of primary contests in JuneNevada could soon make history by electing the country’s first female-majority
Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet that it says entered airspace

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet that it says entered airspace

IDF says plane crashed on Syrian side of Golan Heights as Syria battles Isis forces near Israeli border Israel has shot down a Syrian warplane that it claimed had penetrated its airspace, the military
How Macron's 'Swiss army knife' bloodied the president's reputation

How Macron's 'Swiss army knife' bloodied the president's reputation

Benalla affair leaves Macron facing the kind of scandal that dogged his predecessors The French have a name for presidential aides like Alexandre Benalla: les couteaux suisses, or Swiss army knives –
Five Star Movement tells sailor-turned-politician: get off boat or resign

Five Star Movement tells sailor-turned-politician: get off boat or resign

Andrea Mura told to get back to work or quit Italian party after it emerged he has been absent 96% of timeA celebrated sailor turned MP for Italy’s governing Five Star Movement (M5S) has been given an
The invisible female candidates shut out of Pakistan's elections | Munizae Jahangir

The invisible female candidates shut out of Pakistan's elections | Munizae Jahangir

New rules mean at least 5% of each party’s candidates for Wednesday’s polls must be women – but most are allocated seats they are unlikely to winAt a tiny gathering in the narrow streets of the
Laos dam collapse: hundreds missing after villages flooded

Laos dam collapse: hundreds missing after villages flooded

Several people confirmed dead and thousands homeless in Attapeu provinceHundreds of people are missing after a hydroelectric dam collapsed in southern Laos, destroying thousands of homes and leaving
'Heartbroken' White Helmets say they fled Syria fearing Assad reprisals

'Heartbroken' White Helmets say they fled Syria fearing Assad reprisals

Rescue workers taken to Jordan were being systematically targeted by Syrian regime, says groupThe White Helmets, the collective of Syrian volunteers who rescue civilians from under the rubble of
Fox mistakenly invites anti-Trump politician on air - video

Fox mistakenly invites anti-Trump politician on air - video

The anchors on Fox & Friends First were caught off-guard when they thought they were about to interview a Democrat who supports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s actions at the Mexico-US
'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 people in a week

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 people in a week

Another 22,647 taken to hospital as record-breaking weather is declared a natural disasterAn “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials have
'The US government has checked out on renewables': can cities fill the gap?

'The US government has checked out on renewables': can cities fill the gap?

Burlington, the first US city to run entirely on clean power, is inspiring other cities to make progress on climate changeBurlington in Vermont has already given the world Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
Italy dismisses plan to pay EU countries to host migrants as 'charity handout'

Italy dismisses plan to pay EU countries to host migrants as 'charity handout'

Brussels offering €6,000 per person in bid to control Mediterranean crossings Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini dismissed the European Union’s latest migration plan as a “charity
Most overcrowded trains in England and Wales revealed

Most overcrowded trains in England and Wales revealed

South Western service to Waterloo was more than 500 passengers over 720 capacityAn early morning Southern train into London Bridge was the most overcrowded service recorded last year, with 267
Laos dam collapse: view of flooded villages – video

Laos dam collapse: view of flooded villages – video

Aerial footage and video shot from the water shows extensive flooding caused by the hydroelectric dam collapse in San Sai district of Attapeu. The footage was posted by ABC News Laos to their Facebook
Labor MP Emma Husar takes personal leave after bullying allegations take toll

Labor MP Emma Husar takes personal leave after bullying allegations take toll

Member for Lindsay says she needed to take time out to protect her family after threats of violence Labor MP Emma Husar has taken personal leave, citing the difficulty of the spotlight on her family
Gibraltar: Spain warns UK over 'cliff-edge' Brexit

Gibraltar: Spain warns UK over 'cliff-edge' Brexit

Madrid complains that talks with the UK over Rock’s future are ‘not going anywhere’Spain has warned the British government that a “cliff-edge” Brexit must be avoided for Gibraltar, with negotiations
Wildfires rage near Athens - in pictures

Wildfires rage near Athens - in pictures

Dozens of people have died as wildfires raged in suburbs and seaside resorts near the Greek capital, forcing residents to abandon their homes and seek refuge by the sea. More than 300 firefighters,
Murray-Darling Basin Authority had 'a dishonest culture', inquiry told

Murray-Darling Basin Authority had 'a dishonest culture', inquiry told

Former member of committee overseeing northern basin says agency was a ‘politically motivated organisation’The Murray-Darling Basin Authority was “a politically motivated organisation, which developed
Stigma and struggles: living with disability in Kenya – in pictures

Stigma and struggles: living with disability in Kenya – in pictures

As the first ever international disability summit begins in London, photographer Kate Holt reports from Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, sharing the stories of refugees and locals who live and
New York Daily News cuts half of its newsroom staff

New York Daily News cuts half of its newsroom staff

Tabloid’s owner says it needs to go further as it tries to restructure the loss-making businessThe New York Daily News tabloid has cut half of its newsroom staff, including Jim Rich, the paper’s
People with disabilities failed by dearth of funding worldwide, say campaigners

People with disabilities failed by dearth of funding worldwide, say campaigners

As UK co-hosts world’s first disability summit, Theresa May warns that most vulnerable are ‘forced, every day, to deal with prejudice and even violence’People with disabilities worldwide are being let