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Beach rebuilding efforts won't stave off climate change impacts forever

Beach rebuilding efforts won't stave off climate change impacts forever

Supplemental sand may have saved a North Carolina beach from Hurricane Florence, but some say the projects aren’t worth itWhen the coastal town of Wrightsville Beach, which buffers nearby Wilmington
'Tremendous progress': Trump on North Korea denuclearisation – video

'Tremendous progress': Trump on North Korea denuclearisation – video

Donald Trump has hailed the result of talks in Pyongyang between the North and South Korean leaders as a sign of 'tremendous progress' in his effort to persuade North Korea to denuclearise. He said
Nosebleeds on Indian flight after crew forget to pressurise cabin

Nosebleeds on Indian flight after crew forget to pressurise cabin

Jet Airways flight forced to deploy oxygen masks and make emergency landingDozens of passengers on an Indian flight suffered nosebleeds and other minor injuries after the crew forgot to pressurise the
'Not just in the US': amateur historian highlights Canada's forgotten racism

'Not just in the US': amateur historian highlights Canada's forgotten racism

Archives shed light on incidents of racial discrimination and the country’s civil rights pioneers An amateur historian in Canada has highlighted a forgotten story of racial injustice, and one of the
The North American Indian by Edward S Curtis – in pictures

The North American Indian by Edward S Curtis – in pictures

A stunning record of vanishing Native American tribes, one of the earliest complete versions of Curtis’s early 20th-century work, will be offered for auction in its original binding by Swann Auction
EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets – report

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets – report

Automotive industry risks blowing its carbon budget within 10 years without drastic change, analysis shows New petrol and diesel car sales in Europe must be phased out before 2030 if the auto sector
Shinzo Abe set to be Japan's longest-serving PM after winning party vote

Shinzo Abe set to be Japan's longest-serving PM after winning party vote

Reelection as Liberal Democratic leader means Abe is likely to overtake pervious record and use mandate to revise pacifist constitutionShinzo Abe is on course to become Japan’s longest-serving prime
Belfast court to hear landmark challenge over abortion rights

Belfast court to hear landmark challenge over abortion rights

Northern Ireland woman takes on decision to prosecute her for supplying pills to daughterA woman is challenging a decision to prosecute her for obtaining abortion pills for her pregnant underage
Top South Korean theatre director jailed for sexually abusing nine women

Top South Korean theatre director jailed for sexually abusing nine women

Lee Yoon-taek given six years for abuses dating back to 2010 as MeToo gathers paceA prominent South Korean theatre director has been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of nine
Brussels urged to investigate Czech PM over business empire

Brussels urged to investigate Czech PM over business empire

Andrej Babiš’s Agrofert given €75m of EU subsidies in 2017, prompting conflict claimsBrussels is being urged to investigate the Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, over an alleged conflict of interest
Israelis experience Palestinian home life in virtual reality

Israelis experience Palestinian home life in virtual reality

‘The under-layer is very tragic,’ says artist whose living rooms expose deep divide An art exhibition in Jerusalem that gives Israelis the chance to experience a Palestinian family’s living room – by
A very Australian coup: Murdoch, Turnbull and the power of News Corp

A very Australian coup: Murdoch, Turnbull and the power of News Corp

In the first part of a series, Guardian Australia reveals the outsize influence of a media mogul two Australian prime ministers blame for their demise In his farewell speech as prime minister last
New Zealand to pay out millions after thousands wrongly evicted for drug use

New Zealand to pay out millions after thousands wrongly evicted for drug use

Overzealous meth testing regime unnecessarily made some public housing tenants homeless Thousand of public housing tenants in New Zealand will receive millions of dollars in compensation and an
The disappearance of Fan Bingbing: is Chinese actor a victim of her own success?

The disappearance of Fan Bingbing: is Chinese actor a victim of her own success?

Two months after she disappeared, star’s fame and influence have been blamed for turning the ruling party against her On Sunday, fans of missing Chinese actor Fan Bingbing marked her 37th birthday
Yoga ball murder: Man jailed for using poison gas to kill wife and daughter

Yoga ball murder: Man jailed for using poison gas to kill wife and daughter

Khaw Kim-sun placed ball filled with the suffocating gas carbon monoxide inside car in Hong KongA professor has been jailed for life in Hong Kong for murdering his wife and teenage daughter using a
Ex-Chicago police commander linked to torture of more than 100 suspects dies

Ex-Chicago police commander linked to torture of more than 100 suspects dies

Jon Burge once led a crew of rogue detectives accused of torturing mostly black men with cattle prods and gunsFormer Chicago police commander Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his
Labor continues to pressure Dutton over au pairs – politics live

Labor continues to pressure Dutton over au pairs – politics live

Greens’ Adam Bandt says minister’s position may soon be ‘untenable’ after inquiry finds he misled parliament. All the day’s events, live 6.22am BST Paul Karp just asked Christian Porter why won’t the
Cecilia Haddad murder: former Brazilian boyfriend confessed to killing, court hears

Cecilia Haddad murder: former Brazilian boyfriend confessed to killing, court hears

Mario Marcelo Santoro appears in court in Rio de Janeiro over the death of 38-year-old, whose body was found in Sydney’s Lane Cove RiverThe suspected killer of Cecilia Haddad has appeared in court for
Danske bank chief resigns over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Danske bank chief resigns over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Thomas Borgen admits most of £180bn that passed through Estonian branch was fraudulentThe boss of Denmark’s biggest bank has resigned after admitting that the vast majority of €200bn (£178bn) flowing
English Heritage seeks Stonehenge holiday snaps for digital album

English Heritage seeks Stonehenge holiday snaps for digital album

Charity shows ‘then and now’ visitors’ photos to celebrate 100 years after Wiltshire’s pre-historic site passed to nationEnglish Heritage is encouraging visitors to share their holiday snaps of trips