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China launches satellite to explore far side of moon – video

China launches satellite to explore far side of moon – video

At 5.28am on Monday, the Queqiao relay satellite was launched from Sichuan province, according to Chinese state media. With Queqiao in place, China will be able to send a lunar probe to the side of
Almost 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seek asylum in Australia

Almost 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seek asylum in Australia

Senate estimates hears 205 people have bridging visas and 190 of them have applied for protectionMore than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials remain in Australia after applying for various
Timetable shakeup: UK rail commuters braced for rush-hour disruption – live

Timetable shakeup: UK rail commuters braced for rush-hour disruption – live

Commuters in large parts of the UK face altered or reduced services as part of a timetable changesHave you been affected by Thameslink timetable changes? 8.44am BST Hundreds of people are experiencing
China aims to land on dark side of moon via launch of 'Magpie Bridge' satellite

China aims to land on dark side of moon via launch of 'Magpie Bridge' satellite

Relay station will eventually let teams on the ground talk to a lunar probe that China plans to launch this year in world-first missionChina is one step closer to being the first country to land on
Colombia discovers the art of keeping young people off the streets

Colombia discovers the art of keeping young people off the streets

After a failed peace pact raised the spectre of gang violence, music and dance have thrown the youth of Colombia’s Chocó region a lifeline A rat skitters through the prison cell where Harold Cuesta
Brexit blamed for dramatic fall in UK business registrations

Brexit blamed for dramatic fall in UK business registrations

Collapse is mirrored by tumble in direct foreign investment into Britain of 90%Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sparked a dramatic fall in the number of French, Dutch and Belgian
Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers

Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers

‘Anchor’ camps will undermine country’s reputation for being welcoming, say criticsMass holding centres that Germany’s interior ministry wants to roll out across the country will stoke social tension
The Great Revolt review: Trump-approved study of 2016 is key reading for Democrats

The Great Revolt review: Trump-approved study of 2016 is key reading for Democrats

Salena Zito and Brad Todd pull punches on race but show just how the ‘blue wall’ collapsed and how hard it will be to rebuildBetween November 2007 and late 2016, white Americans lost more than 700,000
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern opens Techweek ... as a hologram – video

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern opens Techweek ... as a hologram – video

A virtual Jacinda Ardern opens the Techweek animation conference as a holographic display, a move she said 'seems appropriate'. New Zealand's prime minister said this year's theme was 'innovation
Support for Brexit falls sharply in Northern Ireland

Support for Brexit falls sharply in Northern Ireland

Intense opposition to hard border, study finds, as backing for leave falls 13 pointsNorthern Ireland would vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the EU if a second referendum was held, a
EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners

EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners

Commission is hypnotised by ‘sharing economy’ and not seeing its downside, says researcherThe explosive rise of short-stay Airbnb holiday rentals may be shutting locals out of housing and changing
Officials grilled over huge Barrier Reef grant – politics live

Officials grilled over huge Barrier Reef grant – politics live

Kristina Keneally questions the process for giving $440m to a little-known foundation. Follow all today’s events in CanberraSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning
MP blames Pacific 'failed states' for New Zealand's drug problems

MP blames Pacific 'failed states' for New Zealand's drug problems

Tonga spokesman says comments by assistant finance minister border on racism and that his country is not the ‘wild west’A New Zealand MP has said the country’s Pacific neighbours are to blame for New
Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term

Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term

Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularitiesVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has shrugged off international
Death in the sun: Australia's 88-day law leaves backpackers exploited and exposed

Death in the sun: Australia's 88-day law leaves backpackers exploited and exposed

The 2017 death of Olivier Caramin joins a growing list of problems backpackers can face in rural jobs, including rape, harassment and underpaymentMartin Hand knew something was wrong as he watched a
'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

The profile of Meghan Markle says she developed a ‘keen awareness’ of social issues at a young age and also details her charitable workShe has the prince, the wedding ring, the title, and now the
First baby in 12 years born on remote island where births are banned

First baby in 12 years born on remote island where births are banned

Girl’s arrival on Fernando de Noronha on Saturday came as a surprise to everyone – including the parents A remote Brazilian island has welcomed its first baby in 12 years after a local woman broke the
Labor's internal fight over refugee policy heats up with Ged Kearney speech

Labor's internal fight over refugee policy heats up with Ged Kearney speech

Batman MP expected to call for social security support in maiden speech to parliamentSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The fight over Labor’s refugee policy is
Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103

Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103

Morison found fame in Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I and moreMovie roles included many femmes fatale and villainsPatricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway
Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

The backstop option would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020Boris Johnson has delivered a thinly-veiled warning to Theresa May that he and his fellow Brexiters still expect her to