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Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Chinese netizens call for boycott of 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery after visit from Taiwan presidentA popular Taiwanese bakery chain has become the latest victim of worsening tensions between China and
Teenager detained for attempted murder of refugee in Edinburgh

Teenager detained for attempted murder of refugee in Edinburgh

Sean Gorman, 18, had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated stabbing of Syrian Shabaz AliA teenager has been sentenced to seven years and nine months in detention for the racially aggravated attempted
Arizona students' stand on gun control switches to voter registration

Arizona students' stand on gun control switches to voter registration

Four months after a die-in at the state capitol, teenage activists are seeking to change the balance of power in the midtermsFour months ago, hundreds of Arizona students staged a die-in on the floor
Kerala floods: man, neck-deep in water, appeals for help from inside his house - video

Kerala floods: man, neck-deep in water, appeals for help from inside his house - video

Footage shared on social media shows a man appealing for help from his home in Chengannur, southern India. 'I reached out to everyone, including the MLA,' he says, referring to the Kerala state
Government given two weeks to respond to Brexit legal challenge

Government given two weeks to respond to Brexit legal challenge

Group representing Britons living in EU countries argues referendum was not fair voteGovernment lawyers have been given a two-week deadline to respond to the latest legal challenge over the legitimacy
Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinctionBright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the
Denmark says time is running out to avoid no-deal Brexit

Denmark says time is running out to avoid no-deal Brexit

Danish finance minister says he agrees with assessment that chance of no deal is 50-50Time is running out to strike a Brexit deal, according to the Danish finance minister, who has echoed warnings
Rape at gunpoint is illegal in America? Tell that to the women we work with

Rape at gunpoint is illegal in America? Tell that to the women we work with

US law ignores the violence routinely suffered by women in prostitution, and actively criminalises victims. Here, after a Guardian investigation revealed the exploitation cycle in US prisons, two
Turnbull ditches legislation for 26% emissions cut to head off backbench dissent

Turnbull ditches legislation for 26% emissions cut to head off backbench dissent

Government to set target by regulation in move to defuse internal opposition – and court LaborThe Turnbull government is preparing to set the emissions reduction target for the national energy
US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

Trump administration forces some scientific funding to be reviewed by adviser who was high-school football teammate of Ryan Zinke Prominent US climate scientists have told the Guardian that the Trump
Aerial view shows scale of monsoon flooding in Kerala, India – video

Aerial view shows scale of monsoon flooding in Kerala, India – video

Roads have been damaged, mobile phone networks are down and more than 150,000 people have been left homeless after unusually heavy rain this month in the Indian state of Kerala. Thousands of military
Honduras post-election killings: families wait in vain for justice

Honduras post-election killings: families wait in vain for justice

UN confirms at least 16 people were killed by security forces, but six months on not a single indictment has been filedMore than six months after security forces in Honduras killed numerous protesters
'Stress is huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

'Stress is huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

Homebuyers hope new law will allow market to cool, helping those consigned to a life of insecurityAt 55, Gem Pritchard has given up on the dream of ever buying a home for his family. The single
Stink over Boofhead the dog ends with $16,000 penalty for RSL club

Stink over Boofhead the dog ends with $16,000 penalty for RSL club

Court finds Jervis Bay club discriminated against man over the smell and appearance of his assistance dogA man and his assistance dog Boofhead have won a court battle against a New South Wales RSL
Turkish lira weakens after US threatens more sanctions – business live

Turkish lira weakens after US threatens more sanctions – business live

Turkish currency falls nearly 7% at the end of a tumultuous week; European stocks fall after Turkish court rejects US pastor’s appeal for release 1.41pm BST Even so, Schmieding reckons that the impact
Banks face $1bn bill over fees-for-no-service scandal, inquiry told

Banks face $1bn bill over fees-for-no-service scandal, inquiry told

Asic deputy chair expects compensation proceedings against Australia’s banks to start in near futureAustralia’s banks could be hit with a $1bn compensation bill over the fees-for-no-service scandal
Camberwell quadruple stabbing: boy charged after two seriously hurt

Camberwell quadruple stabbing: boy charged after two seriously hurt

Incident took place close to spot where rapper was stabbed to death earlier in monthTwo teenage boys were seriously injured and two others suffered lesser injuries after the four were stabbed in south
Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes on New South Wales south coast

Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes on New South Wales south coast

The aircraft, which came down near Ulladulla, was involved in fighting the Kingiman fireA firefighting helicopter has crashed on the NSW south coast killing the pilot who was the only person on
Kingdom of the sapeurs: inside Congo fashion week

Kingdom of the sapeurs: inside Congo fashion week

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s misfortunes have often eclipsed its good news, with ongoing armed conflicts and most recently an Ebola outbreak. Much of the world knows little of the country’s
Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Man charged with murder of Simonne Kerr, 31, who sang in NHS choir on television show A woman found stabbed to death in her London home was a nurse who had performed in a choir on Britain’s Got Talent