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Trump picks climate change skeptic for EPA science board – as it happened

Trump picks climate change skeptic for EPA science board – as it happened

Controversial climatologist John Christy, who once said scientists believed Earth was flat, to join advisory board at environment agency Sign up for the Guardian US morning briefing 1.49am GMT That’s
Children and babies die as temperatures plummet in Syria

Children and babies die as temperatures plummet in Syria

World Health Organization sounds alarm over freezing conditions facing 23,000 people fleeing conflictAt least 29 children and newborn babies have died in freezing temperatures after fleeing conflict
Ice force-feeds immigrants inside Texas detention center

Ice force-feeds immigrants inside Texas detention center

Six detainees on hunger strike fed through nasal tubeNearly 30 detainees from India and Cuba refusing to eatFederal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes
Italy slips into recession for third time in a decade

Italy slips into recession for third time in a decade

Country’s economy shrinks by 0.2% amid weakening growth rates across the eurozoneItaly’s economy fell into recession in the final three months of 2018, in a blow to the country’s governing radical
Five icy videos from the heart of the polar vortex

Five icy videos from the heart of the polar vortex

Frozen winds have brought record-low temperatures to the US midwest as a blast of Arctic air, known as the polar vortex, unnerves residents accustomed to brutal winters... Wet clothes freeze after 10
Damning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports

Damning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports

Study questions lack of detail surrounding scale and quantity of weapons salesA highly critical report has found extensive flaws in the British government’s arms sales strategy.Based on analysis of
Inquest into 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombings to reopen

Inquest into 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombings to reopen

Decision follows campaigns by relatives of victims and those wrongfully convicted of attackThe inquest into the IRA’s Guildford pub bombings, which killed five people in 1974, is to be reopened and
Dog walks and frozen hills: your best UK snow pictures

Dog walks and frozen hills: your best UK snow pictures

Readers around the UK brave the elements to share their photographs of snowy weather where they are Share your photos and stories Continue reading...
Unilever stockpiles Magnum ice-cream in case of no-deal Brexit

Unilever stockpiles Magnum ice-cream in case of no-deal Brexit

Company says it is importing extra supplies in the event that ports grind to a haltUnilever is stockpiling Magnum ice cream in the UK to ensure supplies do not run low if there is a no-deal
French MPs condemn 'authoritarian' plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

French MPs condemn 'authoritarian' plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

Politicians on left and centre say controversial measures threaten civil libertiesFrench politicians have approved controversial measures to ban what the government calls “brute” troublemakers from
'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit

'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit

Exclusive: pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson fears border delays could disrupt flow of vital medical suppliesEmergency “trauma packs” flown into the UK during terrorist attacks are being
Founder of India's Love Commandos NGO held over extortion claims

Founder of India's Love Commandos NGO held over extortion claims

Sanjoy Sachdev’s group offers shelter to couples at risk of ‘honour’ killingsThe founder of a celebrated Indian NGO that provides shelter to couples in interfaith or intercaste relationships has been
Florida sinkhole is tunnel leading to bank, says FBI

Florida sinkhole is tunnel leading to bank, says FBI

Investigators examine tunnel containing boots and ladder near bank in Pembroke PinesA sinkhole near a bank in Florida is actually a tunnel leading to a local bank, the FBI has said.Spokesman Mike
Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions

Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions

Move comes after Facebook exploited loophole to harvest data about apps installed on people’s iPhonesApple has left Facebook’s campus in disarray after the company revoked the social network’s
Matteo Salvini mocks move to tackle racism in Italian football

Matteo Salvini mocks move to tackle racism in Italian football

Interior minister says officials have ‘Richter scale for booing’ after threat to halt matchesItaly’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has mocked new rules aimed at combating racism in
Uber and Cabify to suspend operations in Barcelona

Uber and Cabify to suspend operations in Barcelona

Move follows new rules requiring vehicles to be booked with at least 15 minutes’ noticeThe app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify are to suspend their operations in Barcelona from Friday
Lisbon's bad week: police brutality reveals Portugal's urban reality

Lisbon's bad week: police brutality reveals Portugal's urban reality

A viral video of police violence has brought national attention to the long-ghettoised community in Bairro da JamaicaFrom time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica,
Italy falls into recession as eurozone economy struggles - business live

Italy falls into recession as eurozone economy struggles - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Italy stumbles back into recession Latest: Italy is in recession againItalian economy shrank by 0.2% last quarterEurozone only grew by
Firearms charges against Abu Hamza's son dropped

Firearms charges against Abu Hamza's son dropped

CPS announces case against Imran Mostafa Kamel of London has been discontinuedFirearms charges against the son of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza have been dropped, prosecutors said.Imran Mostafa
Thursday US briefing: polar vortex, Facebook and the religious right

Thursday US briefing: polar vortex, Facebook and the religious right

Top story: at least eight dead across midwest as Chicago nears record low temperatures. Plus, Amazon’s military ambitionsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.