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Editorial: Nixon, the man who stayed too long- archive,  9 July 1974

Editorial: Nixon, the man who stayed too long- archive, 9 July 1974

9 August 1974: Nixon resigns, having destroyed the faith of the people, the officials, Congress and his own Republican Party There can only be relief among America’s adversaries and her friends at the
South Korean heatwave causes record deaths

South Korean heatwave causes record deaths

Forty-two dead as capital hit with highest temperatures in more than a centuryAt least 42 people have died in South Korea, as the country grapples with a record heatwave with temperatures unseen in
Grove concern: Trump tariffs take toll on Spanish olive growers

Grove concern: Trump tariffs take toll on Spanish olive growers

US import duties are having a profound effect on a Spanish market worth £50m last yearThe scratchy song of the cicadas loops through the olive groves, growing louder as the sun climbs through a hazy
New Zealand MP uses C-word at rally in call to reclaim it from abusers

New Zealand MP uses C-word at rally in call to reclaim it from abusers

Fellow MPs criticise Green party co-leader Marama Davidson, who says term was used in death threat against herMarama Davidson, the co-leader of the New Zealand Green party has launched an initiative
Wedding of Japanese princess delayed by financial woes of future in-laws

Wedding of Japanese princess delayed by financial woes of future in-laws

Princess Mako will lose royal status when she marries Kei Komuro, a lawyer, whose mother is reportedly in debt over his educationThe parents of Japan’s Princess Mako have said that her marriage cannot
ACT concerns about online Naplan tests 'rejected by minister months ago'

ACT concerns about online Naplan tests 'rejected by minister months ago'

Difficulties comparing written and web-based scores could delay results but the issue was known in June, says territory The Australian Capital Territory raised concerns about the comparability of
Victoria to ban short-stay hosts and fine guests under 'unruly party' laws

Victoria to ban short-stay hosts and fine guests under 'unruly party' laws

Hosts can be banned from renting out apartments and be forced to pay neighbours compensationShort-stay accommodation hosts in Victoria can now be banned from renting out their apartments, unruly
Lombok earthquake: new quake hits as earlier tremor death toll rises

Lombok earthquake: new quake hits as earlier tremor death toll rises

Magnitude 6.2 quake causes additional damage and building collapses as search goes on after Sunday’s disasterAn earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, less than a week
Court denies Brock Turner bid for new trial after 'outercourse' claims

Court denies Brock Turner bid for new trial after 'outercourse' claims

Appeals court upholds Brock Turner’s convictions for sexual assault and attempted rape, ruling that he received a fair trialAn appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University
Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Superman star’s daughter, Maggie McGuane, says coroner’s announcement is ‘huge relief’ while friends renew tributes to ‘a blazing energy’The death of Margot Kidder, an actor best known for her role in
Sky News removed from Melbourne railway stations after extremist interview

Sky News removed from Melbourne railway stations after extremist interview

‘Hatred and racism have no place on our screens,’ Victorian transport minister saysThe Victorian government has directed the state’s trains operator to remove Sky News from railway stations amid a
Thai cave rescue: stateless boys and coach granted citizenship

Thai cave rescue: stateless boys and coach granted citizenship

The boys had applied for citizenship before they became trapped in the cave in northern Thailand last monthThree of the young soccer players who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost
New York city council imposes cap on ride-hailing services

New York city council imposes cap on ride-hailing services

Legislation includes one-year moratorium on new licenses for firms such as UberNew York City has moved to regulate the huge growth of Uber and similar firms with a temporary cap on new licences for
Morning mail: US-Russia sanctions, China-Pacific aid, Chelsea Manning on Trump

Morning mail: US-Russia sanctions, China-Pacific aid, Chelsea Manning on Trump

Thursday: Action taken over novichok poisoning of a Russian spy in the UK. Plus: dramatic increase in Chinese aid to PacificGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and
German drug maker sues to halt planned execution in Nebraska

German drug maker sues to halt planned execution in Nebraska

Fresenius Kabi says state illegally obtained the company’s drugs to use for a lethal injection procedureGerman drug maker Fresenius Kabi is suing to halt a planned execution in Nebraska, claiming the
Girl, 9, dies in rockfall at North Yorkshire seaside village

Girl, 9, dies in rockfall at North Yorkshire seaside village

Emergency services unable to save the child, who died of head injuries in StaithesA schoolgirl has died after sustaining head injuries in a rockfall at a seaside village in North Yorkshire, police
US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

US punishes Moscow over attempted murder of ex-spy and daughter in UK – and says ‘more draconian’ measures could followThe United States has announced it will impose restrictions on the export of
Tories under pressure over disciplinary action against Boris Johnson

Tories under pressure over disciplinary action against Boris Johnson

Complaint lodged against former foreign secretary as he continues to refuse to apologise for burqa commentsThe Conservative party is coming under intense pressure to decide whether to take
Trump team rejects Mueller's interview request but offers sitdown under narrow terms

Trump team rejects Mueller's interview request but offers sitdown under narrow terms

In letter to Mueller, legal team reportedly said they did not want Trump to answer questions about potential obstruction of justiceDonald Trump’s legal team has rejected the special counsel Robert
Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

Vulnerable people persuaded to have arm or leg mutilated to look like they had been in road accidentSicilian gangsters dropped 25kg (55lb) cast-iron weights on to the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics