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Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns UN boss

Deadly Yemen famine could strike at any time, warns UN boss

Humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock fears a ‘huge loss of life’ as fighting continues A famine inflicting “huge loss of life” could strike at any time in Yemen, as food prices soar and the battle rages
Corbyn under pressure over 'people's vote' as Labour agrees to keep options open

Corbyn under pressure over 'people's vote' as Labour agrees to keep options open

Draft conference motion says Labour ‘must support all options’ for second Brexit voteSenior allies of Jeremy Corbyn have questioned the rationale for a fresh Brexit referendum as delegates to the
Man found at Buckingham Palace with 'Taser keyring' released

Man found at Buckingham Palace with 'Taser keyring' released

Visitor from Netherlands arrested on Sunday on suspicion of carrying a firearm A man who was arrested at Buckingham Palace after being found in possession of a Taser-type device has been released
Weight Watchers plans tech rebrand to take on wellness industry

Weight Watchers plans tech rebrand to take on wellness industry

Under the name WW the US-listed firm hopes to broaden its appeal as diets begin to waneWeight Watchers will from next month ditch its name and rebrand as “WW” as it takes on competition from fitness
Hong Kong has banned a political party but it will never crush desire for independence

Hong Kong has banned a political party but it will never crush desire for independence

Banning groups that want democracy will only inspire and radicalise a new generation After months of high-level condemnation, the government has banned the Hong Kong National party on the grounds that
Google at 20: how two 'obnoxious' students changed the internet

Google at 20: how two 'obnoxious' students changed the internet

It is two decades since Larry Page and Sergey Brin moved their fledgling startup out of their dorms. With threats to its power growing, how long can the company dominate?In the summer of 1995, a
'Our time is now': world youth poll reveals unexpected optimism

'Our time is now': world youth poll reveals unexpected optimism

Survey across 15 countries finds 90% of teenagers in Kenya, Mexico, China and Nigeria hopeful for the future – in stark contrast to those in developed nations Continue reading...
Our tomorrows: teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams – video

Our tomorrows: teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams – video

Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exam pressures in the Kenyan Rift Valley and the
Bill Cosby: prosecutors ask for five- to 10-year prison sentence

Bill Cosby: prosecutors ask for five- to 10-year prison sentence

Cosby’s lawyer argues prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand would be an ‘excessive hardship’Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in
Why do women still die giving birth?

Why do women still die giving birth?

Every other minute, a woman or girl dies as a result of pregnancy complications or childbirth. Why has the global decline in maternal mortality stalled?According to the latest UN global estimates,
'I went loopy': the photographer who walked 1,200 miles from Wales to Poland

'I went loopy': the photographer who walked 1,200 miles from Wales to Poland

Michał Iwanowski came across some graffiti in Cardiff that said: ‘Go home, Polish.’ So he did. The 105-day slog almost broke him – but it restored his faith in a volatile, fractured Europe On 27 April
'I feel like a slave': St Louis' workhouse denounced as a modern-day debtors' prison

'I feel like a slave': St Louis' workhouse denounced as a modern-day debtors' prison

A campaign called #closetheworkhouse describes ‘unspeakably hellish conditions’, but officials defend it as a ‘kind-of rescue’ Inez Bordeaux was at times left broke, homeless, and living in a halfway
Speech recognition is tech's next giant leap, says Google

Speech recognition is tech's next giant leap, says Google

Company says spoken word already essential in developing countries with low literacy ratesAI robots and self-driving cars might steal the headlines, but the next big leap in technology will be
Australian navy joins in rescue of Abhilash Tomy adrift in Indian Ocean

Australian navy joins in rescue of Abhilash Tomy adrift in Indian Ocean

Navy ship and air force plane part of international effort to rescue badly injured solo sailorThe Australian navy has joined an international mission to rescue an Indian sailor who seriously injured
Country diary: the village phone box is gone – but not without a fight

Country diary: the village phone box is gone – but not without a fight

Comins Coch, Aberystwyth: All that is left now is a hole filled with topsoil where the box once stood. I might plant some native wildflower seeds there. Something red, obviouslyThe valley below the
Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working alone in a ‘rompong’ when heavy winds snapped its moorings An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut, before he was rescued by a
New tariffs take effect as China accuses US of 'economic hegemony'

New tariffs take effect as China accuses US of 'economic hegemony'

Washington imposes $200bn taxes on Chinese goods, while Beijing targets $60bn of US goodsThe United States and China have imposed new tit-for-tat tariffs against each other’s goods, the latest
China starts to assert its world view at UN as influence grows

China starts to assert its world view at UN as influence grows

China is now a pillar of UN peacekeeping, with potential implications for human rightsThe noise around Donald Trump will grab the most attention at the United Nations general assembly in New York this
Hong Kong bans pro-independence party as China tightens grip

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party as China tightens grip

Hong Kong National Party banned in the interests of ‘national safety’ In an unprecedented move, Hong Kong has banned a pro-independence political party, causing outcry among critics who see the
Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale with Kavanaugh, has described a drunken party during which genitals were thrust in her faceSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a second allegation of sexual