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Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxyThe unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has
Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well under way', satellite images show

Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well under way', satellite images show

Several key operational buildings as well as smaller sheds have been razed, according to a US monitoring groupNorth Korea has begun dismantling the country’s only known nuclear test site, according to
Gap sorry for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect' map of China

Gap sorry for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect' map of China

US chain apologises for design that did not include Tibet or Taiwan, two territories that China claims as its own US retailer Gap has apologised for selling a T-shirt showing what it called an
Headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar resigns after haircut controversy

Headmaster of Melbourne's Trinity Grammar resigns after haircut controversy

Michael Davies stepped down after facing months of pressure for sacking a teacher for cutting a student’s hair • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The headmaster of the
The Guardian Essential report, 15 May results

The Guardian Essential report, 15 May results

This report summarises the results of a weekly poll conducted by Essential Research with data provided by Your Source. Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and

Meghan Markle's father 'to stay home on wedding day' – video

The US celebrity website TMZ reports that Thomas Markle Sr is pulling out of the royal wedding amid allegations that he cooperated with a Los Angeles-based photo agency to stage paparazzi pictures.
'Tax Amazon': Seattle passes plan for corporate wealth tax to fund housing

'Tax Amazon': Seattle passes plan for corporate wealth tax to fund housing

City leaders unite behind plan to charge big businesses per worker and divert those funds to housing and homeless services A parade of hardhat union workers and threats from hometown-behemoth Amazon
Turnbull dismisses Howard's call to defund schools that make sex education mandatory

Turnbull dismisses Howard's call to defund schools that make sex education mandatory

Former PM wants funding denied to schools that don’t allow parents to withdraw children from ‘values-based’ classes • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonMalcolm Turnbull
Airline dynasty crashes to earth in latest scandal to hit South Korean elite

Airline dynasty crashes to earth in latest scandal to hit South Korean elite

Bad-tempered public outbursts have heaped public outrage on the Cho family, which is also being investigated for smuggling and tax evasionThe downfall of one of South Korea’s most powerful families
Fatal clashes in Gaza after opening of US embassy – in pictures

Fatal clashes in Gaza after opening of US embassy – in pictures

At least 55 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,000 wounded during clashes at the Gaza-Israel border during protests against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Palestinians are also
UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report

Civil liberties group says systems used by Met and South Wales police are wrong nine times out of 10Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing,
Capita staff used ‘excessive’ restraint on asylum seekers

Capita staff used ‘excessive’ restraint on asylum seekers

Damning report says staff used unnecessary force on low-risk detainees during removal flightPrivate contractors used excessive restraint on low-risk asylum seekers on a removal flight out of the UK,
New York nanny who killed two children sentenced to life in prison without parole

New York nanny who killed two children sentenced to life in prison without parole

Yoselyn Ortega was convicted in April for killing two children in her care in 2012, and a jury rejected the claim she was mentally illA once-trusted nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two
Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Trump had a successful procedure to treat a benign kidney condition and is at Walter Reed medical center, according to her spokeswomanThe White House reported on Monday that Melania Trump has been
Meghan Markle's father will not attend the royal wedding – report

Meghan Markle's father will not attend the royal wedding – report

Report follows controversy that Thomas Markle Sr helped stage paparazzi photographs of himself preparing for the eventMeghan Markle’s father may not attend her wedding, it has emerged, just five days
Facebook suspends 200 apps as part of investigation into data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps as part of investigation into data misuse

After Cambridge Analytica fallout, the company is investigating apps that had access to large amounts of data before 2014 Facebook said it had suspended roughly 200 apps as part of its investigation
Georgian ravers and rightwingers clash over club culture – video

Georgian ravers and rightwingers clash over club culture – video

Thousands of techno fans took to the streets of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, after armed police raided two of the country's most celebrated nightclubs, which the protesters saw as an attack on their
Friends without benefits: how Europe was wrongfooted by Trump over Iran

Friends without benefits: how Europe was wrongfooted by Trump over Iran

World leaders thought they gained traction in a last-minute bid to salvage the Iran deal, but Trump’s radicalism persistedIt was clear within the first few minutes of Emmanuel Macron’s White House
Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi

Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi

The killing of 52 Palestinians is the result of the president’s recklessness in giving Netanyahu what he wanted • Death, division and denial as US embassy opens in JerusalemThe images coming out of
Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem – video report

Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem – video report

Israeli forces have killed at least 58 Palestinians and injured more than 1,200 during protests on the Gaza side of the border with Israel. It marks the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war. In a