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Marshal Pétain outlines a new constitution for France - archive, 12 July 1940

Marshal Pétain outlines a new constitution for France - archive, 12 July 1940

12 July 1940: The new state will be totalitarian with Pétain at its head, but administration will be decentralisedMarshal Pétain in a broadcast from Vichy last night explained in outline what kind of
One in five North Korean children malnourished, says UN chief during rare visit

One in five North Korean children malnourished, says UN chief during rare visit

UN official touring country said there were also issues with access to clean water and lack of medical suppliesAbout a fifth of all North Korean children are affected by malnutrition, the most senior
Catalan president cites 'Scottish model' in call for independence poll

Catalan president cites 'Scottish model' in call for independence poll

Exclusive: Quim Torra insists there is consensus for fresh referendum during SNP visitThe new president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, has insisted he has a strong mandate to push for another independence
'Terrible accident': woman dies while skiing at Perisher

'Terrible accident': woman dies while skiing at Perisher

Woman suffers a ‘medical episode’ at the NSW resort and dies at the sceneA woman has died while skiing at Perisher in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains.NSW police have confirmed emergency services
Standing rock activist accused of firing at police gets nearly five years in prison

Standing rock activist accused of firing at police gets nearly five years in prison

Red Fawn Fallis has claimed not to remember shooting the gun after she was tackled by officers A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access
'Return our kids': mother sues US on behalf of hundreds of separated families

'Return our kids': mother sues US on behalf of hundreds of separated families

Honduran asylum seeker, who hasn’t seen her son since May, is taking on the federal government over ‘terrible’ policy Yolany Padilla has a simple demand.A 24-year-old mother, she spirited her young
Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about country’s role in accepting asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two paths before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up
Stone tools found in China could be oldest evidence of human life outside Africa

Stone tools found in China could be oldest evidence of human life outside Africa

Discovery of simple stone tools suggests human ancestors were in Asia as early as 2.1m years agoThe remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China suggest human ancestors were in Asia
Two Qantas pilots injured in fatal vintage plane crash in South Africa

Two Qantas pilots injured in fatal vintage plane crash in South Africa

Australian pilots hurt and two people killed when the 1954 era Convair CV-340 crashed soon after takeoff in PretoriaTwo Qantas pilots are in hospital with “serious injuries” and two people have been
Malala Yousafzai  slams Trump for 'cruel' child separations

Malala Yousafzai slams Trump for 'cruel' child separations

Nobel peace prize laureate criticises policy while in South America promoting girls’ educationNobel peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has criticised as “cruel” Donald Trump’s policy of separating
Nails in the coffin: man with world's longest fingernails finally cuts them off

Nails in the coffin: man with world's longest fingernails finally cuts them off

Shridhar Chillal, whose 66-year-old nails were the length of a London bus, has passed them on to a New York museumThey took 66 years to grow but only a couple of minutes to chop off. On Wednesday,
Vehicles torched amid tension over loyalist bonfires in Northern Ireland

Vehicles torched amid tension over loyalist bonfires in Northern Ireland

Incidents come after the clearing of two bonfire sites by contractors escorted by police Cars and a bus have been stolen and torched in Northern Ireland in violence linked to loyalist bonfires.The
Live animal exporter hit with second licence suspension

Live animal exporter hit with second licence suspension

Agriculture department suspends company in Emanuel Exports group, preventing plan to export 60,000 sheep stranded in PerthA company in the Emanuel Exports group has been hit with a fresh live export
Turkmenistan's president performs in rap video with his grandson – video

Turkmenistan's president performs in rap video with his grandson – video

Turkmenistan's unconventional dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has released another of his supposedly self-written songs – this time, performing alongside his grandson. The president has previously
Theresa May urges Trump to raise nerve agent attack with Putin

Theresa May urges Trump to raise nerve agent attack with Putin

PM tells Nato leaders that it is time to call out Russia’s ‘malign behaviour’Theresa May has asked Donald Trump to raise the issue of Russian aggression against the west, including the Salisbury nerve
Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug

Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug

Judge ruled Alvogen has reasonable probability of winning lawsuit and issued restraining order against use of midazolam A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold on
Weatherwatch: weather gods confounded sceptics in summer 2013

Weatherwatch: weather gods confounded sceptics in summer 2013

Spring was so cold that people did not expect a hot summer – but they were wrongSpring 2013 was one of the coolest and latest on record – March was even colder than during the Big Freeze of 1963 – so
Greece to expel Russian diplomats over alleged Macedonia interference

Greece to expel Russian diplomats over alleged Macedonia interference

Russia accused of trying to fan opposition to deal which will weaken its influence in BalkansFour Russian diplomats will be banned from Greece after evidence revealed Russia was trying to foment
Donald Trump tells Nato allies to spend 4% of GDP on defence

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to spend 4% of GDP on defence

US president suggests doubling 2% spending target that only five countries have metDonald Trump left the opening day of the Nato summit in Brussels in disarray on Wednesday after making a surprise
Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail

Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail

Trump’s former presidential campaign chairman is detained while awaiting trial on charges of financial crimesPaul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign chairman, was recorded saying he