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California wildfires: rains hamper searchers as ash turns to paste

California wildfires: rains hamper searchers as ash turns to paste

More than 800 volunteers search for human remains, with 560 people still unaccounted for in Camp fireVolunteers searching for human remains in the wake of the wildfire that destroyed the California
Influential Syrian activist Raed Fares gunned down in Idlib

Influential Syrian activist Raed Fares gunned down in Idlib

Man who helped make ‘the conscience of the revolution’ killed along with colleague Hamoud JneedOne of Syria’s most prominent activists, known for eye-catching protest banners and influential “Radio
Met police driving cars into thieves on mopeds in crime crackdown

Met police driving cars into thieves on mopeds in crime crackdown

Tougher tactics have led to 44% fall in thefts involving mopeds in LondonPolice in London say tough tactics used against suspected violent thieves on mopeds, including chasing them and knocking them
France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ leave Macron feeling decidedly off-colour

France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ leave Macron feeling decidedly off-colour

Fuel tax protest has widened into outburst at inequality and against ruling political classAnti-government protesters who barricaded roads and fuel depots across France this week are to stage fresh
There’s no justice in the UAE – I learned that in a Dubai prison | David Haigh

There’s no justice in the UAE – I learned that in a Dubai prison | David Haigh

The case of the British academic Matthew Hedges, like mine, shows the British government must take a much harder lineIn criticising the British government for not doing enough to help her husband, the
Hedges case may signal UAE kickback against western criticism

Hedges case may signal UAE kickback against western criticism

Jailing of British student comes as strong political ties are tested amid regional conflict It is barely 47 years old, not quite the size of Scotland, and buys nearly £250bn of British-made weapons in
May refuses to rule out resigning if MPs reject Brexit deal

May refuses to rule out resigning if MPs reject Brexit deal

PM ducks question of whether she will stake leadership on Commons voteFollow Friday’s political updates Theresa May has refused to rule out resigning if her Brexit deal fails to gain approval in the
Care package: the French postal workers helping lonely older people

Care package: the French postal workers helping lonely older people

New service allows customers to pay for postal workers to check on their elderly relatives Nicolas Dezeure drove his yellow post van up the winding single-track road, past fields and olive groves, to
Home Office tried to deport 300 skilled migrants under terrorism law

Home Office tried to deport 300 skilled migrants under terrorism law

Teachers, doctors and lawyers among those wrongly forced to leave UK under security rulesThe Home Office has wrongly tried to force at least 300 highly skilled migrants to leave Britain under an
Gerry Adams given permission to appeal against 1970s convictions

Gerry Adams given permission to appeal against 1970s convictions

Lawyers can reopen cases relating to attempted IRA jail breaks during the TroublesThe former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been granted permission to appeal to the supreme court to challenge his
Nigerian Islamists kill scores of soldiers in military base attack

Nigerian Islamists kill scores of soldiers in military base attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for raid in ongoing insurgency in north-east Islamic militants in Nigeria may have killed as many as 100 soldiers in an attack on a military base, according to
Hawaii burger chain closes restaurant over video of rat being cooked on grill

Hawaii burger chain closes restaurant over video of rat being cooked on grill

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers closes Mapunapuna location for cleaning and fires employees in video shared on social mediaA Hawaii burger chain has closed a restaurant in Honolulu for cleaning after a video
Authors boycott UAE book festival over Matthew Hedges jailing

Authors boycott UAE book festival over Matthew Hedges jailing

Historian Antony Beevor and journalist Frank Gardner among several authors to announce they will not attend the Dubai Lit Fest in protestSeveral UK authors are reconsidering invitations to attend a
From peace icon to pariah: Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace

From peace icon to pariah: Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace

Three years after she took power, Myanmar remains as repressive as ever. Were the warning signs there all along?There are falls from grace, and then there is Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2015 her election to
Slow Arctic freeze raises risk of polar bear extinction, say scientists

Slow Arctic freeze raises risk of polar bear extinction, say scientists

Record absence of ice after freak warm spells denies pregnant bears birthing dens and triggers ‘extirpation event’ warningA record slow freeze of many regions of the Arctic this winter is making it
Hague hails 'tremendous start' to sexual violence scheme set up with Jolie

Hague hails 'tremendous start' to sexual violence scheme set up with Jolie

Former foreign secretary says critics ignore ‘enormous progress’ made since since 2014 launch William Hague has defended the controversial initiative he established with Angelina Jolie, describing it
US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton

US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Exclusive: former presidential candidate criticises media for failing to challenge Trump Hillary Clinton has criticised the US media over its coverage of Donald Trump, calling on the press to “get
Savour the whale: struggling Gravesend enjoys a beluga boom

Savour the whale: struggling Gravesend enjoys a beluga boom

The Kent town may have lost a Marks & Spencer’s, but now it has the tourist magnet ‘Benny’When the beluga whale first showed up in the Thames it was hoped it would soon return to the Arctic for
Snapping point: how the world’s leading architects fell under the Instagram spell

Snapping point: how the world’s leading architects fell under the Instagram spell

Instagram culture is changing architecture around the world, but is quality being compromised in pursuit of a striking selfie?For a couple of recent summers, gaggles of young Chinese tourists would
Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan – video

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan – video

A witness captures the moment attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, killing two police officers. All three assailants were killed after an hour-long shootout. Police officials said the