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White House seeks to clarify Trump 'hoax' tweet on Russian interference

White House seeks to clarify Trump 'hoax' tweet on Russian interference

Sarah Sanders says president was referring to ‘the collusion with his campaign, he’s been very clear there wasn’t any’Donald Trump was “obviously” referring to allegations of collusion between his
Indian police 'took tea break' before attending to lynching victim

Indian police 'took tea break' before attending to lynching victim

Inquiry into response to fatal attack by Hindu cow vigilantes on Muslim man Akbar Khan Indian police have begun an inquiry into officers alleged to have taken a tea break instead of taking a
Kuwaiti Instagram influencer causes uproar with comments on Filipino 'servants' - video

Kuwaiti Instagram influencer causes uproar with comments on Filipino 'servants' - video

Sondos Alqattan, a Kuwaiti makeup artist with more than 2.3 million followers, faces a backlash after she complained that her Filipino domestic workers would be allowed one day's leave a week and
DIY 3D-printed guns get go-ahead after Trump administration strikes court deal

DIY 3D-printed guns get go-ahead after Trump administration strikes court deal

Campaigner hails start of ‘age of the downloadable gun’ after state department reaches settlement with software designerFrom 1 August, thanks to the Trump administration, a commercially available
Iran dismisses Trump's late-night Twitter rant despite market jitters

Iran dismisses Trump's late-night Twitter rant despite market jitters

Tehran officials careful to avoid kneejerk reaction to threats as rial hits all-time lowIran has dismissed Donald Trump’s threats of “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever
Once ostracised, now Pakistani transgender people are running for parliament

Once ostracised, now Pakistani transgender people are running for parliament

A new law lets people self-identify their gender on official documents and offers protection to 13 trans candidates in this week’s electionPakistan elections: who is standing and what is at stake?Cast
Macron under pressure to say why aide's brutality went unreported

Macron under pressure to say why aide's brutality went unreported

French president has offered no reason why Alexandre Benalla remained in Élysée role after attackEmmanuel Macron is under growing pressure to explain why his office did not report allegations that one
Trump plays dangerous game with anti-Iran Twitter rant

Trump plays dangerous game with anti-Iran Twitter rant

US threats of regime change resemble ever more closely the buildup to Iraq warThe beat of war drums over Iran has been growing steadily louder in Washington since May, when Donald Trump trashed the
Kuwaiti star faces backlash over Filipino worker comments

Kuwaiti star faces backlash over Filipino worker comments

Sondos Alqattan is criticised for attacking new laws that give Filipino workers better working conditionsA Kuwaiti social media star is facing a backlash after criticising new laws improving
Belgian nude beach blocked on fears sexual activity could spook wildlife

Belgian nude beach blocked on fears sexual activity could spook wildlife

Wildlife agency says ‘subsidiary activities’ in the dunes would scare off rare larkThe Belgian Naturism Federation has come to the defence of its burgeoning membership after the Flemish wildlife
Man dies after fall from cliffs at popular Sydney whale-watching spot

Man dies after fall from cliffs at popular Sydney whale-watching spot

Second person dies after falling from Cape Solander cliffs at Kurnell in less than two monthsA young man has died after slipping and falling from a cliff while whale-watching with a group of friends
Japan heatwave: record broken as concern grows over 2020 Olympics

Japan heatwave: record broken as concern grows over 2020 Olympics

City of Kumagaya records temperature of 41.1C, as Tokyo governor says last few days have been ‘like living in the sauna’The temperature rose to a record 41.1C (106 Fahrenheit) in a city north-west of
'I thought it was fireworks': witnesses describe Toronto shooting – video

'I thought it was fireworks': witnesses describe Toronto shooting – video

After a gunman opened fire in the Toronto neighbourhood of Greektown, killing one woman and injuring 13 people, witnesses describe what they saw and heard Toronto shooting: Casualties in shooting near
Where Isis stored weapons, Mosul now has a funfair – in pictures

Where Isis stored weapons, Mosul now has a funfair – in pictures

In April, an amusement park reachable only by ferry opened on an island in the Tigris. Construction had started in 2011 but stopped when Isis took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014. Isis used
New clothes and cash: social media fuels Niger 'bride price' controversy

New clothes and cash: social media fuels Niger 'bride price' controversy

Newlyweds showing off online heap pressure on teenagers to marry too soon while men ‘drag’ Facebook looking for affairsIt was Rakiatou Idi’s wedding night. She waited for her new husband on their new
Rich countries pushing 'dirty energy' in Africa, report claims

Rich countries pushing 'dirty energy' in Africa, report claims

Study finds that while wealthy nations advocate renewables at home, 60% of aid to African energy projects went on fossil fuels Wealthy governments have been accused of promoting fossil fuel
Former Trump advisor Carter Page denies working as Russian spy  – video

Former Trump advisor Carter Page denies working as Russian spy – video

The FBI has released more than 400 pages of documents relating to their surveillance of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The redacted pages detail the FBI’s belief that Page had been
Panama papers: Maltese prime minister cleared of wrongdoing

Panama papers: Maltese prime minister cleared of wrongdoing

Joseph Muscat says ‘justice has been served’ after probe found no involvement in money laundering or fraudThe Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat says a year-long inquiry into allegations of
Sri Lankan reform has 'ground to a halt' with torture used freely – UN

Sri Lankan reform has 'ground to a halt' with torture used freely – UN

Coalition government has failed on promise to repeal Prevention of Terrorism Act Sri Lanka’s progress towards reform has “virtually ground to a halt” and brutal torture is used with impunity, the UN
Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Study says the date by which we consume a year’s worth of resources is arriving fasterHumanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that