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Tesla stays public after investors tell Musk: 'please don't do this'

Tesla stays public after investors tell Musk: 'please don't do this'

Shareholders persuade entrepreneur electric carmaker is better off on stock marketElon Musk has abandoned his plan to take Tesla private, and said shareholders had persuaded him against the idea.The
Morrison a less popular salesman than Turnbull, says Shorten

Morrison a less popular salesman than Turnbull, says Shorten

Opposition leader says Liberal party situation akin to ‘shifting deckchairs on the Titanic’The man who has the most to gain from the switch from Malcolm Turnbull to Scott Morrison says the Liberal
Bruegel museum in Brussels blocked by Belgian bureaucracy

Bruegel museum in Brussels blocked by Belgian bureaucracy

Celebrations to mark 450th anniversary of death of 16th-century painter put on holdWho knows how the Flemish Old Master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, renowned for his ability to capture the rhythms of
Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with floods and fire as thousands lose power

Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with floods and fire as thousands lose power

Maui grapples with brush fires and Big Island suffers torrential rains in the first hurricane to hit state since 1992In a rush of wind, rain, and even fire, Hurricane Lane battered the Hawaiian
From Dutton plot to victor Scott, papers have a go at Australia’s leadership spill

From Dutton plot to victor Scott, papers have a go at Australia’s leadership spill

Brutal political events of the week send some funny headline writers into a sombre mood There was only one thing making headlines in Australia on Saturday.The brutal ousting of Malcolm Turnbull as
Donald Trump cuts more than $200m in aid to Palestinians

Donald Trump cuts more than $200m in aid to Palestinians

In January, the US had already made drastic cuts to its contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugeesThe United States said on Friday it had cancelled more than $200m in aid for the
Venezuela heading for 'crisis moment' comparable to refugees in Mediterranean, UN says

Venezuela heading for 'crisis moment' comparable to refugees in Mediterranean, UN says

Growing numbers fleeing economic meltdown and political turmoil, threatening to overwhelm neighbour countriesThe exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to
After a week of chaos, what's next? – Australian politics live podcast

After a week of chaos, what's next? – Australian politics live podcast

A week of civil unrest for the Liberal party has brought Australia a new prime minister: Scott Morrison. Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy talks to producer Miles Martignoni about
'Begging to die': succession of critically ill children moved off Nauru

'Begging to die': succession of critically ill children moved off Nauru

Girl refusing food and water the latest out of dozens of children referred for transfer by medical staffA girl suffering “resignation syndrome” and who is refusing all food and water has been ordered
John Lennon's killer denied parole for 10th time

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 10th time

Mark Chapman told by parole board in New York to wait two years before applying againMark Chapman, who killed John Lennon in New York in 1980, has been denied parole for the 10th time. Related: Yoko
Why the Catholic church keeps hitting the wrong note

Why the Catholic church keeps hitting the wrong note

Also this week: Madonna, Donald Trump and back-to-school shopping“We showed no care for the little ones,” the pope said in a letter to the faithful at the beginning of the week, in response to the
'This isn't just Parkland': student activists march to confront Smith & Wesson

'This isn't just Parkland': student activists march to confront Smith & Wesson

Activists across Massachusetts came together for the local chapter of 50 Miles More to challenge the arms manufacturer at its Springfield headquarters Student activists continued to make progress on
Trump orders Pompeo to delay nuclear North Korea talks due to lack of progress

Trump orders Pompeo to delay nuclear North Korea talks due to lack of progress

‘I do not feel we are making sufficient progress’ Trump suggests US-China trade dispute may be to blameDonald Trump has directed the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to delay a planned trip to North
At least 26 children and four women killed in airstrikes in Yemen

At least 26 children and four women killed in airstrikes in Yemen

UN condemns attack by Saudi-led coalition near health facilities and calls for investigationAt least 26 children have been killed in the latest round of airstrikes in Yemen, the United Nations has
Procter & Gamble bids to trademark LOL, WTF and other acronyms

Procter & Gamble bids to trademark LOL, WTF and other acronyms

Firm wants to brand household products to appeal to younger consumersProcter & Gamble, the household products company, has applied to trademark acronyms common in textspeak including “LOL” and
Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

WHO says 103 confirmed and probable cases in outbreak centred in North Kivu provinceAn outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached a pivotal moment and now endangers
First known Australian refugee sues Canadian officials over asylum process

First known Australian refugee sues Canadian officials over asylum process

Stevan Utah, an Australian police informant who infiltrated the Bandidos bikie gang, alleges he was left in legal limbo for yearsAn Australian police informant who infiltrated an outlaw motorcycle
Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Thomas Frieden arrested in New York and charged with charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and harassmentA former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been
No one's home: Europe's abandoned houses

No one's home: Europe's abandoned houses

Urban photographer Roman Robroek spent five years scouring the continent for the grandest examples of forgotten architectural beauty Continue reading...
Erasing terrible British injustices of the past | Letters

Erasing terrible British injustices of the past | Letters

Alan Madge on bloody events in Welsh history, and Michael O’Sullivan on atrocities in Northern IrelandI agree with the sentiments expressed on your Letters page (18 August) regarding the way in which