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Texas to investigate reports migrant child died after leaving Ice custody

Texas to investigate reports migrant child died after leaving Ice custody

Reports of a child dying after being released from an Ice family detention facility have further inflamed the debate over Trump’s immigration crackdown Texas child welfare officials Thursday opened an
'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions

'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions

Pyongyang accuses Trump administration of following ‘outdated acting script’ as denuclearisation deal shows few signs of progressNorth Korea has denounced US calls for international sanctions to be
Melania Trump's parents become citizens through 'chain migration'

Melania Trump's parents become citizens through 'chain migration'

Donald Trump has suggested ending most family-based immigration, the path to citizenship the first lady’s parents used Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as US citizens on Thursday, completing a
CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

Business leaders call on Theresa May to bring in new freedom of movement rules for EU citizensThe Confederation of British Industry has urged Theresa May to drop her “blunt target” on immigration

What is the national energy guarantee? – video explainer

It’s crunch time for the Neg, the Turnbull government’s flagship energy policy. Guardian Australia’s political editor Katharine Murphy looks at whether the plan is likely to succeed, who wins and who
Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban to flee Russia for Edinburgh

Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban to flee Russia for Edinburgh

Punk activist Maria Alyokhina drives 1,000 km to reach UK after being stopped at border A member of the protest band Pussy Riot has smuggled herself out of Russia after being barred by the government
Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines

Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines

Former dean of Macquarie University law school Gill Boehringer stopped at airportThe 84-year-old former dean of Macquarie University’s law school has been detained in the Philippines over alleged
One missing as flash floods cause havoc in France – video

One missing as flash floods cause havoc in France – video

Rescuers have evacuated 750 people, including many children and tourists, from campsites in southern France after torrential rain swelled rivers in the Gard region. About 120 gendarmes, 300 firemen
Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case

Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case

Judge calls it ‘outrageous’ that family was sent to Central America, threatening to hold Jeff Sessions in contempt if case isn’t resolvedA federal judge ordered the government to return an
'A devastating scenario': Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths

'A devastating scenario': Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths

Data show a 3% increase of people killed in 2017 from the previous year; rapes also rose 8% to 60,018Brazil broke its own record for homicides last year, according to new figures which showed that
Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill president

Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill president

Julio Borges, living in exile in Colombia, attacks Maduro as other opposition leaders say apparent assassination bid was legitimate A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has rejected “absurd”
Authors' visa struggles undermine book festival, says Sturgeon

Authors' visa struggles undermine book festival, says Sturgeon

Scottish first minister urges UK government to resolve snags affecting Edinburgh eventNicola Sturgeon has accused the UK government of undermining the Edinburgh international book festival by failing
Man missing and 1,600 evacuated as floods hit southern France

Man missing and 1,600 evacuated as floods hit southern France

Helicopters, divers and hundreds of firefighters involved in rescue after torrent swept through campsite in Gard region A German man in his 70s, who was helping supervise children at a campsite in
Mike Pence announces US plan to create military space force by 2020 – video

Mike Pence announces US plan to create military space force by 2020 – video

Mike Pence launches plans for a US Space Force as a sixth military service. The vice-president, in a Pentagon address, described the creation of the force as 'an idea whose time has come'. Pence's
Argentina abortion vote won't end legalisation fight, activists say: 'It's going to happen'

Argentina abortion vote won't end legalisation fight, activists say: 'It's going to happen'

After a bill to legalise abortion fell in the senate, women’s rights leaders say it is just a temporary setbackWomen’s rights activists in Argentina have pledged to continue the fight for legal
Majority of voters say record low wages growth is an election issue

Majority of voters say record low wages growth is an election issue

Poll commissioned by Australian Council of Trade Unions finds only 20% got a raise that covered increased costsOnly one in five Australian workers say they had a pay rise in the past year that covered
Time running short for deal on financial contracts before Brexit

Time running short for deal on financial contracts before Brexit

Financial markets will be left in the dark if the UK makes a cliff-edge exit from the EUCurrency markets are taking the possibility of a no-deal Brexit seriously. The pound, at $1.28 against the US
Corbyn hopes to avert call for public vote on Brexit at conference

Corbyn hopes to avert call for public vote on Brexit at conference

Labour members seeking second referendum could inflict damaging defeatLabour has been considering how to head off a concerted attempt by remain-supporting members to stage a vote at its annual
The Guardian view on Argentina and abortion: a setback, but not the end | Editorial

The Guardian view on Argentina and abortion: a setback, but not the end | Editorial

The narrow defeat of an attempt to legalise abortion has disappointed campaigners. But women worldwide will continue to press for their rights and their safetyThe Argentinian senate’s rejection of a
Daddy Yankee impostor steals $2.3m in jewels from singer's hotel in Spain

Daddy Yankee impostor steals $2.3m in jewels from singer's hotel in Spain

A man who presented himself as Daddy Yankee, reggaeton’s best-known name, asked hotel employee to open safe in singer’s roomA thief who pretended to be Daddy Yankee stole €2m ($2.3m) in jewels from