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Why China has banned videos of people whispering

Why China has banned videos of people whispering

State censors ban ‘vulgar’ videos that trigger ASMR, a phenomenon that millions of people worldwide experienceIt might not seem immediately obvious why someone would want to watch a video of young
Trump: Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration'

Trump: Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration'

President: Democrats telling ‘phony stories of sadness and grief’Texas town denounces ‘twisted and shameful’ childrens’ campA Republican effort to reform the US immigration system teetered once again
Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya’s largest slum

Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya’s largest slum

Efforts to improve the training and resources available to childminders in Nairobi’s Kibera settlement are bearing fruit – to the benefit of all concerned Three-year-old Joy and her sister Lavine,
Demagogues and charlatans are stoking fear, says Joe Biden

Demagogues and charlatans are stoking fear, says Joe Biden

Former US vice-president compares situation to 1930s as migration convulses politicsThe former US vice-president Joe Biden has accused “demagogues and charlatans” of stirring up voters’ fears just as
Rise of xenophobia is fanning immigration flames in EU and US | Simon Tisdall

Rise of xenophobia is fanning immigration flames in EU and US | Simon Tisdall

Populists are exploiting citizens’ fears while ignoring root causes of migration crises Like a timebomb waiting to go off, Europe’s smouldering immigration problem exploded into a full-blown crisis
Bear clambers out of a car window after getting stuck – video

Bear clambers out of a car window after getting stuck – video

A bear trapped in a car in California created so much damage to the vehicle that the only way to get the animal out was to smash one of the windows. A police officer broke a window of the Subaru
Matteo Salvini: a political chameleon thriving on fears

Matteo Salvini: a political chameleon thriving on fears

The far-right Italian interior minister has stoked immigration concerns to grab the spotlightIn the early years, when he was still a secessionist who believed northern Italy should break off and
Hungary is making a mockery of EU values. It’s time to kick it out | Owen Jones

Hungary is making a mockery of EU values. It’s time to kick it out | Owen Jones

Criminalising help for refugees is a sign of Viktor Orbán’s growing authoritarianism. Europe cannot afford to ignore itIt’s time for the European Union to kick Hungary out. There it is, a member
Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear

Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear

Assessments on hold until next week due to risk fire-damaged stonework could fall into streetConcerns about the safety of the surviving shell of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was
'Thrilled to bits': Jacinda Ardern's parents on new arrival – video

'Thrilled to bits': Jacinda Ardern's parents on new arrival – video

Laurell and Ross Ardern describe their joy after their daughter, New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, gave birth to a girl. Her father said the baby was in safe hands with Jacinda and Clarke
UN envoy confident of Yemen deal to prevent Hodeidah port violence

UN envoy confident of Yemen deal to prevent Hodeidah port violence

Martin Griffiths ‘encouraged’ after ceasefire talks with Houthi rebels over strategic portThe UN’s special envoy to Yemen has expressed confidence that a deal can be struck between Houthi forces and
Anthony Albanese lays out his Labor manifesto: reform, growth, aspiration

Anthony Albanese lays out his Labor manifesto: reform, growth, aspiration

Labor frontbencher uses speech to spell out broad-ranging vision urging party to ‘stick to our values’Anthony Albanese has laid out his own Labor manifesto, declaring the ALP must be the party of
China: new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions raise fears

China: new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions raise fears

Measures in Jiangxi province prompt concerns over state control and rights of womenNew rules restricting abortions in a Chinese province have prompted concern from citizens and activists over state
‘Knights of anguish’ – Argentinian media react to World Cup humbling

‘Knights of anguish’ – Argentinian media react to World Cup humbling

The country’s pain after La Albiceleste’s 3-0 loss to Croatia percolated through its newspapers and sports magazines It never looked certain for Argentina. There were always questions left to answer
'Conscientious objection': when doctors' beliefs are a barrier to abortion

'Conscientious objection': when doctors' beliefs are a barrier to abortion

As a report highlights the ruinous impact of denying abortion, two medics offer opposing views on the role of personal belief A rise in the number of healthcare providers who refuse to provide
Why Trump's immigration crackdown won't stem flow of Central Americans

Why Trump's immigration crackdown won't stem flow of Central Americans

The majority of migrants from a trio of countries are fleeing grinding poverty or the rampant gang and drug-related violence Family separation crisis – live updates“There are those who migrate to El
How the US has prepared for nuclear Armageddon – in pictures

How the US has prepared for nuclear Armageddon – in pictures

Since the days of the Truman administration, American officials have planned how to keep the government functioning during a nuclear Armageddon. Though details of the country’s post-doomsday planning
US family separation crisis –  in pictures

US family separation crisis – in pictures

Children arriving in the US from Central America have long faced the prospect of family separation and navigated a complex legal immigration system that can take months or years to render a decision
'That's 4.2 million godparents': New Zealand basks in 'first baby' glow

'That's 4.2 million godparents': New Zealand basks in 'first baby' glow

Nation marks ‘very fine and wonderful occasion’ with joy, poetry and a hint of pinkNew Zealand is basking in a nationwide new baby glow after prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the birth of her
Japanese employer explains lunchbreak punishment on TV – video

Japanese employer explains lunchbreak punishment on TV – video

Employers at a water bureau explain how a civil servant was punished for 'habitually' slipping away from his desk a few minutes early to buy a bento lunch. Senior officials at his bureau called a