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Race to contain destructive march of armyworm as pest spreads to India

Race to contain destructive march of armyworm as pest spreads to India

Voracious caterpillar that cost Africa billions of pounds in lost crops now threatens food security across Asia, scientists warnA crop-chomping caterpillar that has devastated food stocks across
Mosques, markets and motoring women: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – in pictures

Mosques, markets and motoring women: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – in pictures

Not many photographers visit the desert kingdom, but Guardian photographer David Levene recently went to Jeddah, its second-largest city, and spent some time wandering the streets Continue reading...
British army unit will tackle threat from female suicide bombers

British army unit will tackle threat from female suicide bombers

New team will operate in east Africa supporting victims of coercion and sexual violenceThe defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced that Britain’s first specialist army training team is
Too much sleep linked to ill health

Too much sleep linked to ill health

More than seven or eight hours a night of sleep is associated with higher risk of premature deathSleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of
‘We’re a people destroyed’: why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear

‘We’re a people destroyed’: why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear

Gene A Bunin has spent the past 18 months talking to Uighur restaurant workers all over China. These conversations reveal how this Muslim minority feel the daily threat of arrest, detention and
Trade with Iran and you won't trade with US, Trump warns

Trade with Iran and you won't trade with US, Trump warns

‘Most biting ever’ sanctions imposed overnight as President Rouhani dismisses ‘psychological warfare’ Donald Trump has warned America’s trading partners that anyone who does business with Iran will
Soldiers' relatives mark centenary of first world war's forgotten battle

Soldiers' relatives mark centenary of first world war's forgotten battle

Prince William and Theresa May to join Canadian and other families at Amiens cathedral to mark decisive Allied assaultIt was the battle that changed the course of the first world war, ushering in the
Public service chief attacks 'political correctness' and 'do-gooders' in final speech

Public service chief attacks 'political correctness' and 'do-gooders' in final speech

John Lloyd, who is under investigation over dealings with IPA, says Labor must keep construction watchdogThe outgoing Australian public service commissioner, John Lloyd, has blasted “do-gooders
China bans Winnie the Pooh film after comparisons to President Xi

China bans Winnie the Pooh film after comparisons to President Xi

Memes likening Xi to the portly Pooh have become a vehicle in China to mock the country’s leader Who’s afraid of Winnie the Pooh? The Chinese government, apparently. Chinese censors have banned the
As Australia's population hits 25m, regions cry out for skilled migrants

As Australia's population hits 25m, regions cry out for skilled migrants

Eighty-seven per cent of skilled migrants who arrived last year settled in Sydney and MelbourneWith the Australian population set to tick past 25 million people at about 11pm on Tuesday, the
'I felt I was not a good mom': Serena Williams details post-partum struggles

'I felt I was not a good mom': Serena Williams details post-partum struggles

Grand slam champion says motherhood has affected recent formAmerican suffered heavy defeat to Johanna Konta last weekSerena Williams has said concerns over motherhood have affected her recent
Saudi state airline suspends flights to Canada in escalating row over activists

Saudi state airline suspends flights to Canada in escalating row over activists

Move comes as US asks Riyadh for more details on detention of human rights activists that sparked diplomatic rowSaudi Arabia’s state airline has suspended flights to and from Toronto from Monday,
'No madam can scare me': maid turned comedian mocks India's elite

'No madam can scare me': maid turned comedian mocks India's elite

Deepika Mhatre has turned her experiences as a cook for rich families into a standup routineIt is considered insolent in India for a maid to talk back. But one housekeeper in Mumbai is challenging the
Unreliable public transport 'stops poor families finding work'

Unreliable public transport 'stops poor families finding work'

Families in north of England struggle to find jobs because of poor and expensive public transport, research findsUnaffordable and unreliable public transport is cutting off the poorest families in the
'Big call': minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A

'Big call': minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A

Agriculture minister David Littleproud tells ABC audience he doesn’t ‘give a rats’ whether climate change is man-madeThe agriculture minister says linking the drought affecting much of Australia to
Morning mail: climate alarm, Labor business links, Infowars ban

Morning mail: climate alarm, Labor business links, Infowars ban

Tuesday: A group of scientists has warned that efforts to reduce emissions may be futile. Plus: Greens call for donations transparencyGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories
Brazil: judge shuts border to Venezuelan migrants fleeing hunger and hardship

Brazil: judge shuts border to Venezuelan migrants fleeing hunger and hardship

Judge says entry of immigrants suspended until conditions for ‘humanitarian reception’ are created – activists called it ‘absurd’A judge in Brazil has blocked Venezuelans from entering the border
Angry motorist repeatedly drives at cyclists in London – video

Angry motorist repeatedly drives at cyclists in London – video

Police are searching for a man who was filmed repeatedly driving at cyclistsMet police hunt 'stolen car' driver who nearly crashed into cyclists Continue reading...
Daily Mail removes 'Powder Keg Paris' report after complaints

Daily Mail removes 'Powder Keg Paris' report after complaints

Article claimed 300,000 ‘illegal migrants’ were living in crime-ridden suburb of Saint-Denis The Daily Mail has removed a report from its website that described the French capital as “Powder Keg
Brazil Workers' party selects backup to jailed presidential candidate

Brazil Workers' party selects backup to jailed presidential candidate

Workers’ party hopes voters will be drawn to former São Paulo mayor whose campaign will be based on ‘the unwavering defense’ of ex-president Lula da SilvaBrazil’s left-leaning Workers’ party has