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Spain rescues hundreds of migrants from Mediterranean

Spain rescues hundreds of migrants from Mediterranean

UN refugee agency calls for urgent measures amid spike in arrivals with hundreds dying en routeSpain’s maritime rescue service has rescued hundreds of people trying to cross the Mediterranean into
Release of American jailed in Venezuela won't change US policy, Rubio says

Release of American jailed in Venezuela won't change US policy, Rubio says

Marco Rubio: ‘This has nothing to do with the issue of sanctions’Holt was branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin AmericaThe return to the US of a Mormon missionary who was held for two years without trial
Ethiopia pardons abducted Briton on death row

Ethiopia pardons abducted Briton on death row

Regime critic Andargachew Tsege was seized during stopover in Yemen in 2014A Briton who has spent four years on death row in Ethiopia after being abducted at an airport in Yemen has been
Colombians vote for new president in wake of Farc peace process

Colombians vote for new president in wake of Farc peace process

Sunday’s presidential election comes after race dominated by a rightwing hardliner and a former rebelColombia is heading to the polls to choose a president in an election that could prove decisive for
Stansted brought to partial standstill after thunderstorms hit UK

Stansted brought to partial standstill after thunderstorms hit UK

Up to 20,000 bolts of lightning hit Britain, leaving hundreds of homes without powerThousands of passengers were stuck at Stansted airport on Sunday morning after a major thunderstorm caused flights
Church's influence in Ireland under threat after abortion vote – archbishop

Church's influence in Ireland under threat after abortion vote – archbishop

Church is seen by many as lacking compassion, archbishop of Dublin to tell congregationShare your reaction to Ireland’s abortion referendumMany people will see the results of Ireland’s abortion
Township trauma: the terrible cost of drinking during pregnancy | Kate Hodal

Township trauma: the terrible cost of drinking during pregnancy | Kate Hodal

More than a tenth of children in South Africa have foetal alcohol syndrome. Now volunteer mothers are fighting backIn a dusty township in South Africa’s sun-drenched wine country, Charay Afrika says
Didier Eribon, writer: ‘What was difficult was not being gay but being working-class’

Didier Eribon, writer: ‘What was difficult was not being gay but being working-class’

The Paris intellectual tells what drove him to write his influential memoir, Returning to ReimsWhen Didier Eribon escaped the homophobia and casual racism of an impoverished life on a housing estate
Skripal case: Salisbury tries to return to business as usual

Skripal case: Salisbury tries to return to business as usual

The Maltings, the city’s main shopping area, has only just reopened after three monthsWithout much fuss or fanfare, but, happily, plenty of shoppers, Salisbury quietly reopened its central shopping
Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaii’s $2.4bn industry is struggling in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruptions, with bookings for May through July down 50%David Collier, who has been guiding trips on the island for a decade,
China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

The Chinese government’s unsettling new system will see citizens rated by ‘good deeds’Watching Donald Trump trying to deal with China is like watching a clown dancing in front of an elephant. The US
Australia's doctors elect GP president to 'send a message' to Greg Hunt

Australia's doctors elect GP president to 'send a message' to Greg Hunt

Australian Medical Association votes for Tony Bartone to replace obstetrician Michael Gannon • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonA Melbourne GP, Dr Tony Bartone, has

Moon Jae-in says Kim Jong-un wants denuclearisation – video

South Korean president addresses the media following his surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He reveals the cordiality of the meeting and indicates that Pyongyang remains committed
Mutiny festival deaths: mother of Georgia Jones, 18, describes her heartbreak

Mutiny festival deaths: mother of Georgia Jones, 18, describes her heartbreak

Janine Milburn pays tribute to ‘my little girl’ as festival cancelled after two deathsTwo people died and another was in a critical condition on Sunday amid warnings that a “dangerous high strength”
'In tears': Irish expats in Australia celebrate after long-distance abortion campaign

'In tears': Irish expats in Australia celebrate after long-distance abortion campaign

Advocates raised money to help expats fly home to vote and campaigned to support the repeal movement in IrelandGrace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch
Trump confirms US negotiators in North Korea for summit talks

Trump confirms US negotiators in North Korea for summit talks

US president backs off cancellation as officials visit Panmunjom South Korean leader: Pyongyang committed to denuclearisationDonald Trump confirmed on Sunday that US negotiators were in North Korea
Ivan the Terrible painting 'seriously damaged' in pole attack

Ivan the Terrible painting 'seriously damaged' in pole attack

Ilya Repin work torn in three places after man becomes ‘overwhelmed’ in MoscowOne of Russia’s most famous and controversial paintings, which depicts Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been
Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion reportedly sell story to Channel Seven for $150,000

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion reportedly sell story to Channel Seven for $150,000

Money from interview with Sunday Night expected to be held in trust for son SebastianBarnaby Joyce and his partner, Vikki Campion, have reportedly sold the story of their relationship to the Seven
Child support debts: record number of parents prevented from travelling overseas

Child support debts: record number of parents prevented from travelling overseas

Michael Keenan says children’s welfare should be parents’ priority, ‘not getting a tan on a beach in Bali’Record numbers of parents with outstanding child support debts are being stopped from
Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Court ruling ends years-long appeals process over film that sparked deadly anti-US riotsEgypt’s top administrative court ordered authorities to block video-sharing website YouTube for a month over a