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Townsville dam floodgates fully opened, putting more homes at risk

Townsville dam floodgates fully opened, putting more homes at risk

Residents urged to seek higher ground as water surges at 2,000 cubic metres a minute from Ross river dam Residents in the Queensland city of Townsville – where up to 500 homes are already under water
Queen to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly – reports

Queen to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly – reports

Cold war plans revived to move royals to safe locations away from London if unrest follows no dealBritish officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be
Final four children held on Nauru to be resettled with families in US

Final four children held on Nauru to be resettled with families in US

Prime minister claims removal of all children is a vindication of border policies but Greens say it is long overdueNo more asylum seeker children will be held on Nauru with the final four preparing to
Labour slumps in polls as Tories open biggest lead since general election

Labour slumps in polls as Tories open biggest lead since general election

Jeremy Corbyn’s party drops six points in latest poll to put Conservatives aheadThe Conservatives have recorded their biggest lead since the last general election after support for Labour slumped by
UK weather: England records its coldest night this winter

UK weather: England records its coldest night this winter

Chillingham Barns in Northumberland reaches a low of -11.7C while Braemar in the Scottish Highlands falls to -12.6CEngland had its coldest night of the winter so far as temperatures tumbled across the
Corbyn calls for snap election to help put an end to austerity

Corbyn calls for snap election to help put an end to austerity

Labour leader wants people bearing the brunt of ‘nine years of austerity’ to have their sayJeremy Corbyn has called for a snap general election during a meeting of anti-poverty charities in Glasgow.
Inside Theresa May's brain – cartoon

Inside Theresa May's brain – cartoon

The prime minister contemplates her next move Continue reading...
French 'yellow vests' march in Paris to denounce police violence

French 'yellow vests' march in Paris to denounce police violence

Protesters injured in previous weeks of violence put at the front of the protests in French capitalSeveral thousand “gilets jaunes” protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities on
Virginia governor denies he is in racist yearbook picture – and will not quit

Virginia governor denies he is in racist yearbook picture – and will not quit

Ralph Northam asks for ‘opportunity to earn forgiveness’ but also recalls darkening skin for Michael Jackson costumeVirginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, denied he was one of the people dressed in a Ku
Slavery in Britain: the photographer documenting the streets where people have been held

Slavery in Britain: the photographer documenting the streets where people have been held

About 13,000 people are kept in slavery in the UK. Amy Romer’s book The Dark Figure* reveals the terrifying ordinariness of the sites of their captivity In 2013, a 22-year-old Hungarian woman
Italian firefighters save teenagers trapped in swollen muddy river – video

Italian firefighters save teenagers trapped in swollen muddy river – video

On Saturday, firefighters used ropes and planks of wood to rescue three teenagers from a muddy river after their car swerved off the road in heavy rain.Several regions across Italy are on high alert
Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses

Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses

Five-storey building falls in formerly rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria’s second cityAt least 11 people, including four children, have died after a block of flats collapsed in Aleppo, Syria, on
They say Boko Haram is gone. One mother’s terror tells another story…

They say Boko Haram is gone. One mother’s terror tells another story…

Nigerian refugees are chased from homes as president stakes re-election bid on claims that Islamist group has been beatenWhen Boko Haram stormed into Baga in a hail of gunfire on Boxing Day, Zara
Mind my Picasso… superyacht owners struggle to protect art

Mind my Picasso… superyacht owners struggle to protect art

Billionaires try to cut risk to priceless paintings from flying champagne corksFrom champagne corks flying towards a Picasso to cornflakes splashed on a Basquiat painting, the perils facing
'We are very close': Tens of thousands in Venezuela demand Maduro's exit

'We are very close': Tens of thousands in Venezuela demand Maduro's exit

Protests take place in cities across the country amid optimism from the opposition, as president speaks to rival marchTens of thousands of Venezuelan protesters streamed on to the streets of the
'Identity is a pain in the arse': Zadie Smith on political correctness

'Identity is a pain in the arse': Zadie Smith on political correctness

At Hay Cartagena festival author questions role of social media in policing personal developmentThe writer Zadie Smith laid into identity politics in a headline session at the 14th Hay Cartagena
Tomb containing 50 mummies uncovered in Egypt

Tomb containing 50 mummies uncovered in Egypt

Pharaonic tomb dating back more than 2,000 years discovered at Tuna el-Gebel siteEgyptian archaeologists have uncovered a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era
Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil's big day - in pictures

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil's big day - in pictures

Thousands gather on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to witness the celebrated rodent’s weather prediction Continue reading...
McDonnell accuses PM of 'pork-barrel' politics with Brexit 'bribery'

McDonnell accuses PM of 'pork-barrel' politics with Brexit 'bribery'

Shadow chancellor criticises May over reports she pledged extra cash for leave-voting areas if MPs back Brexit dealJohn McDonnell has criticised Theresa May’s rumoured approach to persuading Labour
Only Venezuela can solve its problems – meddling by outsiders isn’t the solution

Only Venezuela can solve its problems – meddling by outsiders isn’t the solution

The whole world waded in after Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the global tug-of-war is dangerous and unhelpfulAll crises are global, all solutions are local – and Venezuela is the