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Terrawatch: Lombok anxious after four big earthquakes

Terrawatch: Lombok anxious after four big earthquakes

Similarities to Italian quakes in 2016 give scientists hope of accurate predictions for LombokThe atmosphere is tense on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Over the last six weeks the island has been
FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz after 13 years

FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz after 13 years

Judy Garland’s shoes, considered one of the most prized pieces of film memorabilia, were recovered in Minneapolis A pair of ruby red slippers, produced for Judy Garland to wear in the Wizard of Oz,
Nerve agent used on Skripals 'same one that killed Dawn Sturgess'

Nerve agent used on Skripals 'same one that killed Dawn Sturgess'

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms novichok was used in all five Wiltshire poisoningsThe nerve agent that killed a woman in Amesbury, Wiltshire was the same one used to poison the former Russian spy
Jailed reporters' wives 'devastated' by Aung San Suu Kyi response

Jailed reporters' wives 'devastated' by Aung San Suu Kyi response

Partners of Reuters pair Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo tell of sadness at seven-year sentenceThe wives of two Reuters journalists found guilty of violating Myanmar’s official secrets act and jailed for
Labor pledges mandatory reporting of veterans' health and social outcomes

Labor pledges mandatory reporting of veterans' health and social outcomes

In a ‘covenant’ with defence personnel, Labor will commit ‘to look after those who have sacrificed for our nation’Labor has promised to introduce mandatory reporting of health and social outcomes of
James Ricketson’s daughter pleads for release of film-maker jailed in Cambodia

James Ricketson’s daughter pleads for release of film-maker jailed in Cambodia

Daughter says the health of the 69-year-old Australian, who was sentenced to six years jail, is failing and he could die in prisonJames Ricketson’s daughter has pleaded with the Australian government
Labour adopts IHRA antisemitism definition in full

Labour adopts IHRA antisemitism definition in full

Accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn is rejected Labour’s ruling body agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism in full on
Former senator Jon Kyl steps in to fill McCain's Arizona Senate seat

Former senator Jon Kyl steps in to fill McCain's Arizona Senate seat

Cindy McCain tweeted: ‘It’s a great tribute to John that he is prepared to go back into public service to help the state of Arizona’The US Senate seat left vacant by John McCain’s death will be filled
The scramble for African trade has moved on, but Britain hasn’t | Afua Hirsch

The scramble for African trade has moved on, but Britain hasn’t | Afua Hirsch

Theresa May danced across the continent – but the UK needs to stop arrogantly assuming Africa will fill the Brexit trade gapWhile the British media dined out on Theresa May’s Africa trip last week,
Emmanuel Macron under attack over climate change

Emmanuel Macron under attack over climate change

French president accused of doing too little, as he appoints new environment ministerFrench environment campaigners have warned Emmanuel Macron is doing too little to combat climate change and must

Chaotic start to Brett Kavanaugh supreme court hearing as protests break out - video

The Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court pick, opened in chaos, as several protesters disrupted the opening of the hearing, with several women
Alexander Shihwarg obituary

Alexander Shihwarg obituary

iMy friend Alexander Shihwarg, who has died aged 95, invested in, and helped to create, restaurants in London such as the Golden Duck, Nikita’s and the Ebury Wine Bar.Shura, as he was widely known,
Brazil National Museum: as much as 90% of collection destroyed in fire

Brazil National Museum: as much as 90% of collection destroyed in fire

Building was not insured, the museum’s deputy director said, but some pieces survived including the Bendegó meteoriteAs much as 90% of the collection at Brazil’s National Museum was destroyed in a
Brett Kavanaugh: protests disrupt Senate supreme court hearing

Brett Kavanaugh: protests disrupt Senate supreme court hearing

Dozens of protesters were arrested as Senate Democrats sought to delay a confirmation hearing for Trump’s supreme court nomineeDemocrats and activists staged a dramatic act of defiance against a
Bob Woodward's book details Trump's chaotic and dysfunctional White House

Bob Woodward's book details Trump's chaotic and dysfunctional White House

Fear is based on hundreds of hours of conversations with key players, according to the author, who uncovered the Watergate scandalThe White House chief of staff, John Kelly, was so incensed by the
Rescue workers search through rubble in Kolkata after bridge collapses – video

Rescue workers search through rubble in Kolkata after bridge collapses – video

A bridge has collapsed in Kolkata, India, killing one person who sustained head injuries. At least 24 people were injured and more feared trapped in the wreckage. Majerhat bridge gave way suddenly at
France to impose daily cap of 214 climbers on Mont Blanc

France to impose daily cap of 214 climbers on Mont Blanc

Rockfall a growing risk as high temperatures thaw ground at higher altitudesFrance will impose a daily cap of 214 climbers on Mont Blanc next year, one of several measures taken to limit overcrowding
Amazon becomes world's second company to be valued at $1tn

Amazon becomes world's second company to be valued at $1tn

Online retail giant follows Apple as it passes milestoneJeff Bezos-founded firm had revenues of $178bn last yearIn depth: the age of AmazonAmazon has become the second company to be valued by Wall
Brett Kavanaugh: protesters disrupt supreme court nominee's Senate hearing – live

Brett Kavanaugh: protesters disrupt supreme court nominee's Senate hearing – live

Donald Trump’s pick, who could shift the top decisively to the right, begins his confirmation hearing before the Senate judiciary committee 3.16pm BST Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley says
'Scallop wars': UK offers olive branch as French navy threatens to act

'Scallop wars': UK offers olive branch as French navy threatens to act

No 10 hopes for ‘amicable outcome’ to dispute between UK and French fishing boatsDowning Street has attempted to defuse tensions between British and French fishing industry workers harvesting scallops