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Visible darkness: the shadowed streets of Chicago – in pictures

Visible darkness: the shadowed streets of Chicago – in pictures

Clarissa Bonet uses her smartphone to capture interactions between people, light and architecture, then returns to recreate the images using models. The results are lavish artworks that appear to be
Italy’s M5S and League parties asked for more time to iron out policy

Italy’s M5S and League parties asked for more time to iron out policy

Leaders were expected to name a prime minister and present policy programme to the presidentItaly’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and far-right the League have asked for more time to
The battle for Bruges: rival tour guides fight for tourists' cash

The battle for Bruges: rival tour guides fight for tourists' cash

Belgian city’s established guides who have trained for years take umbrage at influx of amateur free guides who rely on tipsTourists seeking a peaceful and historical city break have long been drawn to
Iraq election propels firebrand cleric from fringes to centre stage

Iraq election propels firebrand cleric from fringes to centre stage

Moqtada al-Sadr on track to win largest number of seats, with US-backed PM trailing in third The Iraqi firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will begin talks to form a government after winning more seats
Rising fame: experts herald Canadian woman's 120-year-old sourdough starter

Rising fame: experts herald Canadian woman's 120-year-old sourdough starter

Ione Christensen’s starter, one of the oldest strains around, is being added to a collection in a Belgian ‘library’ with 84 samples from 20 countriesEvery Saturday night for the last sixty years, Ione
Defence won't check it has enough cash for ship-building plan

Defence won't check it has enough cash for ship-building plan

Audit office urges department to crunch the numbers again on the $89bn program Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The tight timeframe on building Australia’s nine
Inside Shanghai's robot bank: China opens world's first human-free branch

Inside Shanghai's robot bank: China opens world's first human-free branch

‘Little Dragon’ can chat to customers, accept bank cards and check accounts. She joins a growing army of robot workers in China’s citiesXiao Long, the latest employee at the Jiujiang Road branch of
Life with microcephaly in war-torn Afghanistan – in pictures

Life with microcephaly in war-torn Afghanistan – in pictures

In an impoverished country where support is limited at best, people with disabilities must look to their families for help. Mahgul, 69, is the sole carer for her four siblings, who suffer from
China: security guards assault women attending LGBT event

China: security guards assault women attending LGBT event

Women wearing rainbow badges were blocked from entering Beijing’s 798 arts district by guards who punched them and then knocked them to the groundVideo of security guards punching and knocking down
'I feel tremendous sadness': father of children shot dead at Margaret River speaks – video

'I feel tremendous sadness': father of children shot dead at Margaret River speaks – video

Aaron Cockman is the father of four children who were found dead on a property with their mother, grandmother and grandfather, in what is believed to have been a murder-suicide, near Margaret River in
Timor-Leste hero Xanana Gusmão heads back into power

Timor-Leste hero Xanana Gusmão heads back into power

With 99% of votes counted, the former leader’s coalition has secured more than 49.5%Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Timor-Leste independence hero Xanana Gusmão is
Complaint filed against charity over removal of EU rough sleepers

Complaint filed against charity over removal of EU rough sleepers

Homelessness charity St Mungo’s worked with Home Office on unlawful enforcement patrolsLawyers have complained to the Charity Commission about a leading homelessness charity for its work accompanying
Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We just want a future | Atef Abu Saif

Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We just want a future | Atef Abu Saif

We Gazans may be penned in like animals – but on Nakba day we will show the world our humanity is unbrokenOn the first Friday of the Great March of Return I went to the border between Gaza and Israel
Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

Suicide bombing in Indonesia’s second-largest city comes after a family of six targeted a church, killing 13 A family of five including an eight-year-old child have carried out a bomb attack on a
Burundi to vote in referendum to extend president's term

Burundi to vote in referendum to extend president's term

Tensions have been high for months and proposal to keep president Pierre Nkurunziza in power has met with little resistance Millions of voters in Burundi will go to the polls this week in a
Margaret River shooting: murder-suicide could not be predicted, WA premier says

Margaret River shooting: murder-suicide could not be predicted, WA premier says

‘Everyone is shocked ... It’s not like anyone had an inkling what was going to happen,’ Mark McGowan saysThe murder-suicide of seven people at a rural property in Western Australia could never have
Victoria to impose 8% tax on online betting agencies

Victoria to impose 8% tax on online betting agencies

The rate, which treasurer Tim Pallas says will raise $30m a year, is less than half that of other states • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Victoria will impose an 8%
‘Slow genocide’: Myanmar’s invisible war on the Kachin Christian minority

‘Slow genocide’: Myanmar’s invisible war on the Kachin Christian minority

While global attention is fixed on the Rohingya crisis, another ethnic minority is at risk of being crushed by the militaryWhen Tang Seng heard gunshots close to his village in Myanmar, he had a
Al-Qaida leader calls for jihad on eve of US embassy moving to Jerusalem

Al-Qaida leader calls for jihad on eve of US embassy moving to Jerusalem

Ayman al-Zawahiri says ‘appeasement’ has failed Palestinians and Trump has revealed ‘the true face of the modern Crusade’Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has said America’s decision to shift its
Commonwealth Bank's chief financial officer resigns after less than a year

Commonwealth Bank's chief financial officer resigns after less than a year

Rob Jesudason replaced by Alan Docherty on an interim basis while CBA considers candidatesThe Commonwealth Bank’s chief financial officer, Rob Jesudason, has resigned with immediate effect after less