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Angela used to be a 'superstar': Trump condemns Merkel's immigration policies – video

Angela used to be a 'superstar': Trump condemns Merkel's immigration policies – video

'Angela was a superstar until she allowed millions of people to come into Germany,' Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News. The comments are his latest attack on the German chancellor, whom
Ian Macdonald apologises to would-be successors after loss of top Senate ticket spot

Ian Macdonald apologises to would-be successors after loss of top Senate ticket spot

LNP Senate veteran says he will campaign for below-the-line votes after being given fourth spotThe Queensland LNP senator Ian Macdonald has apologised to his would-be successors, who he says have been
Lights go out on Trump during Russia statement: 'Must be the intelligence agencies!' – video

Lights go out on Trump during Russia statement: 'Must be the intelligence agencies!' – video

The US president is plunged into darkness as he makes a statement to the press in which he back-pedals on the Russian meddling remarks he made at a press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Varadkar says Ireland is stepping up plans for no-deal Brexit

Varadkar says Ireland is stepping up plans for no-deal Brexit

Theresa May due to visit Irish border, and Sinn Féin criticised for Commons abstentionsIreland is stepping up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit as Theresa May prepares to visit the Irish
Novichok poisonings: victim Charlie Rowley released from hospital

Novichok poisonings: victim Charlie Rowley released from hospital

Salisbury hospital says Dawn Sturgess’s partner poses no contamination risk as police search park visited by coupleA Wiltshire man poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent has been discharged from
Air China pilots fired after vaping sparks mid-air emergency

Air China pilots fired after vaping sparks mid-air emergency

Flying licences revoked after vaping co-pilot forced 737 flight into emergency descentTwo Chinese pilots have been fired after one of them vaped during a passenger flight, causing an emergency descent
Libyan coastguard accused of abandoning three migrants in sea

Libyan coastguard accused of abandoning three migrants in sea

Rescue group says it found a woman and child dead and a woman alive in MediterraneanAn aid group has accused Libya’s coastguard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean, including a woman and a
Man arrested over attack on Gerry Adams' home freed on bail

Man arrested over attack on Gerry Adams' home freed on bail

35-year-old held after explosive devices thrown at home of ex-Sinn Féin leader A 35-year-old man arrested in connection with an attack on the home of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been
Google fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations

Google fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations

Firm to launch appeal because ‘Android has created more choice for everyone, not less’Google has been hit with a landmark €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union over “serious illegal behaviour”
Trump talks falsely about this father's native country – video

Trump talks falsely about this father's native country – video

Donald Trump says 'don't forget both my parents were born in EU sectors' - his mother in Scotland and his father in Germany. This is untrue. The US president's father, Fred, was born in New York City
UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

Michel Sidibé tells the Guardian the HIV epidemic could rebound without adequate fundingThe head of UNAids, who has been under pressure to resign over his handling of sexual harassment allegations
Elon Musk apologises for calling Thai cave rescuer a 'pedo'

Elon Musk apologises for calling Thai cave rescuer a 'pedo'

Tesla billionaire says his remarks about Briton Vernon Unsworth were unjustifiedThe tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a Briton who helped to rescue a group of boys and their football coach
Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

Sweden worst hit as hot, dry summer sparks unusual number of fires, with at least 11 in the far northAt least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an
‘He’s done quite well’: why Conrad Black thinks Trump is what the US needs

‘He’s done quite well’: why Conrad Black thinks Trump is what the US needs

The former press magnate lauds the president in his newest book – but some are wondering if he’s merely angling for a pardonSince launching his bid for America’s top office, Donald Trump has figured
Journalists' union complains to ACTU after reporters banned from Shorten's address

Journalists' union complains to ACTU after reporters banned from Shorten's address

Ban on reporters covering union dinner described as a ‘two-fingered salute to the working media’ The journalists’ union has lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Council of Trade Unions after
Inside the Beijing 'office' inhabited by human guinea pigs

Inside the Beijing 'office' inhabited by human guinea pigs

In the fake offices and homes of the Well Living Lab, scientists monitor volunteers to identify ways to make them healthier and more productiveTo outsiders, the workers in this under-construction
'Death by dowry' claim by bereaved Indian family | Amrit Dhillon

'Death by dowry' claim by bereaved Indian family | Amrit Dhillon

Reported suicide is alleged to be part of alarming trend that sees 20 women die every day as a result of harassment over a dowry – either murdered, or compelled to take their own livesBefore leaving
Resistance 101:  the video game going to war on malaria – podcast

Resistance 101: the video game going to war on malaria – podcast

To fight this disease you need creativity, says Marlize Coleman, whose innovation teaches health workers the best way to zap mosquitoesIt was a stint in a rural area of her native South Africa that
Woman loses bid to have real estate agent's handshake considered a violent crime

Woman loses bid to have real estate agent's handshake considered a violent crime

Tribunal accepts agent’s explanation that he shook woman’s hand to say goodbye after 2017 auctionA woman who said she was injured when a real estate agent squeezed her hand after a Sydney property
Budding business: how cannabis could transform Lebanon

Budding business: how cannabis could transform Lebanon

Report proposes legalising billion-dollar cannabis industry to rescue ailing economyThe town of Brital, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, is a jarring contrast of poverty and ostentatious wealth. Busted-up