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Benefit or burden? The cities trying out universal basic income

Benefit or burden? The cities trying out universal basic income

Cities around the world are experimenting with basic income schemes. The benefits for residents seem obvious – but what’s in it for the cities?For the first time in many years, Lance Dingman has food
Mexico: children still toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

Mexico: children still toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

Industry and government have made steps to tackle child labor in Mexico’s tobacco fields, but Nina Lakhani finds low incomes for working families slow progress. Photography by César RodríguezRevealed:
The arms trade needs moral balance – lives and livelihoods depend on it | Rod Austin

The arms trade needs moral balance – lives and livelihoods depend on it | Rod Austin

A report shows a slump in jobs in the UK arms sector even as the technology sharpens and intensifies conflicts overseasThe growing reliance on technology in many of the world’s ongoing conflicts is
Tony Abbott complains about 'secret deals' with crossbenchers – politics live

Tony Abbott complains about 'secret deals' with crossbenchers – politics live

Former prime minister says government should take ‘their own backbench’ into confidence before anyone else. All the day’s events, live 8.56am BST 8.27am BST The matter of public importance, put
Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties

Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties

1,400 necklaces, 567 handbags and 14 tiaras among the goods seized from Najib Razak as part of embezzlement investigationMalaysian police have seized a cache of jewellery, handbags and watches worth
Blame for the ‘migrant crisis’ lies with national politicians, not the EU | Antonella Rampino

Blame for the ‘migrant crisis’ lies with national politicians, not the EU | Antonella Rampino

There is no large-scale problem in Europe today, but domestic political issues in which the migration theme is exploited“The EU money should be for employment, not for cows.” Even back in 2005 Tony
Misuse of opioids such as tramadol and fentanyl is 'global epidemic', report finds

Misuse of opioids such as tramadol and fentanyl is 'global epidemic', report finds

UN figures reveal deepening opioid crisis in Africa, with cocaine and opium production at records levels worldwideThe misuse of pharmaceutical opioids is fast becoming a “global epidemic”, with the
Muslim Americans on Trump's travel ban: 'We live as second-class citizens'

Muslim Americans on Trump's travel ban: 'We live as second-class citizens'

After the supreme court upheld the president’s executive order, Muslim Americans voice fears for their relativesAli Alsubai got the news through a text alert. “Supreme court upholds Trump’s travel
Libya urges UN to block oil sales after clashes between rival factions

Libya urges UN to block oil sales after clashes between rival factions

Move comes after strongman Khalifa Haftar takes control of key Gulf of Sirte oil terminals Libya’s oil industry – the sole reliable source of revenue for the strife-torn country – has been plunged
'Half of Indian children are sexually abused': a survivor speaks out – podcast

'Half of Indian children are sexually abused': a survivor speaks out – podcast

Award-winning social activist, TEDx speaker and filmmaker Insia Dariwala talks about her hopes for a world where boys and girls can be safe and freeInsia Dariwala always knew her life wasn’t going to
North Korea making 'rapid' upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges

North Korea making 'rapid' upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges

Monitoring group says work shows why a denuclearisation deal rather than a ‘statement of lofty goals’ is neededNorth Korea has continued to upgrade its only known nuclear reactor used to fuel its
Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman

Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman

Joe Crowley, 10-term Democrat expected to be party’s next House leader, loses to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, in New YorkOcasio-Cortez: who is the new progressive star of the Democrats? Alexandria
NSW police release findings of review into Sydney suspected gay-hate murders – video

NSW police release findings of review into Sydney suspected gay-hate murders – video

Assistant commissioner Tony Crandell says of 86 Sydney deaths from 1976 to 2000, the review found 27 were probably related to gay-hate bias. There was no evidence of bias in 34 cases, and in 25 there
Very good boy: police dog 'attempts CPR' on his handler – video

Very good boy: police dog 'attempts CPR' on his handler – video

Madrid's municipal police have trained a police dog to carry out what looks like CPR. His performance may look impressive but it is 'just a stunt', police spokesman Fernando Rodriguez told Euronews.
House arrest for polygamy pair after Canada's first convictions in a century

House arrest for polygamy pair after Canada's first convictions in a century

Former bishops of breakaway Mormon sect avoid jail over offences spanning decadesTwo British Columbia men were sentenced to house arrest for having multiple wives, marking Canada’s first convictions
Saddleworth Moor fire declared major incident as residents evacuated

Saddleworth Moor fire declared major incident as residents evacuated

Army on standby as huge blaze forces residents in Stalybridge to leave their homesWildfires sweep across moors outside Manchester - in picturesFirefighters in Greater Manchester are continuing to
Tony Blair: return to dark 1930s politics no longer far-fetched

Tony Blair: return to dark 1930s politics no longer far-fetched

Former PM to say Trump must preserve the transatlantic pact and unite with EuropeA return to the dark politics of the 1930s is no longer far-fetched today because of rampant nationalist populism and
Murders of farmers in South Africa at 20-year low, research shows

Murders of farmers in South Africa at 20-year low, research shows

Forty-seven farmers reportedly killed in 2017-18, consistent with decline since peak in 1998 when 153 diedMurders of farmers in South Africa are at a 20-year low, research by one of the country’s
Plea to fix 'broken system' as NT reveals child prison population entirely Indigenous

Plea to fix 'broken system' as NT reveals child prison population entirely Indigenous

Aboriginal legal service asks Northern Territory politicians to show courage and support community solutions The Northern Territory’s biggest Aboriginal legal service is pleading with the government
Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Police cuts hit London harder than other parts of UK, says Sadiq Khan

Mayor calls for extra funds and claims there are now 3.3 officers per 1,000 LondonersLondon was hit harder than any other part of the country by years of Conservative cuts to its police force, Sadiq