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Greece wildfires death toll hits 80 as rescue efforts intensify

Greece wildfires death toll hits 80 as rescue efforts intensify

Rescue crews search house to house in areas likened to parts of Syria after bombardmentThe number of deaths from the worst forest fires in Greece for more than a decade has risen to 80 as rescue
Haruki Murakami's new novel declared 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors

Haruki Murakami's new novel declared 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors

Ruling says Killing Commendatore must be wrapped with warnings of unsuitability and restricted to an adult readershipThe latest novel from Haruki Murakami, Japan’s most celebrated literary export, has
Pregnant women among migrants stranded at sea off Tunisian coast

Pregnant women among migrants stranded at sea off Tunisian coast

Two-week ordeal continues for group of 40 denied permission to land as officials say they are Europe’s responsibilityTwo pregnant women are among a group of migrants left stranded at sea for almost a
Democrats look for balancing act to win key Ohio district from Republicans

Democrats look for balancing act to win key Ohio district from Republicans

Danny O’Connor, 31, hopes to defeat Troy Balderson by wooing activists who oppose Trump as well as moderate RepublicansFor observers of politics in the Trump era, the script in Ohio is familiar. A
Tariffs are the greatest, tweets Trump – hours before meeting Juncker

Tariffs are the greatest, tweets Trump – hours before meeting Juncker

US president says EU has treated his country unfairly and threatens further taxesDonald Trump and Jean Claude Juncker, the European commission president, were due to hold talks at the White House on
NSW government putting Murray-Darling basin plan at risk, inquiry told

NSW government putting Murray-Darling basin plan at risk, inquiry told

Failure to meet deadlines for water resource plans could jeopardise the entire strategy, royal commission told There is a high likelihood the New South Wales government will fail to meet the deadline
Most Australians' wages have declined but CEO pay is better than ever

Most Australians' wages have declined but CEO pay is better than ever

Workers in private sector, who are 85% of the workforce, are experiencing wages growth well below inflationDespite chief executives having bumper pay increases last year, the majority of Australian
Life's a struggle as Venezuela inflation heads for one million per cent

Life's a struggle as Venezuela inflation heads for one million per cent

The IMF has drastically upped its inflation prediction, with people unable to afford food and medicine – even as Nicolás Maduro tightens his grip on powerTwo years ago, shoppers in Venezuela would pay
A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know – video

A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know – video

On Friday 27 July the longest lunar eclipse of the century (so far) will take place. Also known as a blood moon, this occurs when the sun, Earth and moon align perfectly, putting the moon in the
'Dozens dead' in suicide attack on Syrian city of Sweida

'Dozens dead' in suicide attack on Syrian city of Sweida

Two other Isis militants are killed before they can blow themselves up, say state mediaA suicide bomber in the southern Syrian city of Sweida has killed 38 people in an attack near a marketplace,
Pride of Amsterdam: city's oldest gay bar celebrates survival

Pride of Amsterdam: city's oldest gay bar celebrates survival

The orgies have gone, but bingo night still draws the crowds: how the Spijker bar has defied the decline of the city’s gay scene“There’s not a single place I haven’t had sex,” reminisces LGBT
Jason Spencer 'to resign' after appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen show

Jason Spencer 'to resign' after appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen show

During episode of Who is America? the Georgia lawmaker repeatedly shouted racial slur and dropped his pantsThe Georgia state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen’s
Laos dam collapse: 3,000 in need of rescue as death toll rises to 19

Laos dam collapse: 3,000 in need of rescue as death toll rises to 19

Rescue teams sending boats across the Attapeu area to try to save those stranded by flash floodingAt least three thousand people in Laos are still in need of rescue, clinging to trees and sitting on
Football crazy: African heroes get a soccer makeover – in pictures

Football crazy: African heroes get a soccer makeover – in pictures

From a servant sporting goalie gloves to a 16th-century child soldier in studs, the self-portraits of Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop reframe African revolt through the lens of football
We’ve halted the spread of deadly Ebola in Congo – so what went right? | Oly Ilunga Kalenga

We’ve halted the spread of deadly Ebola in Congo – so what went right? | Oly Ilunga Kalenga

With the recent outbreak declared over in little more than two months, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health minister explains how a major crisis was avoidedThe ninth and latest outbreak of
Labour: government must say if blacklists are still in place

Labour: government must say if blacklists are still in place

Jon Trickett says civil servants deserve to know if they are monitored for political beliefsLabour has called on the government to clarify whether secret blacklists are still in place monitoring the
My Health Record: AMA says it will do 'whatever it takes' to ensure privacy

My Health Record: AMA says it will do 'whatever it takes' to ensure privacy

Labor says ability for law enforcement agencies to access data without a warrant is ‘a clear threat’ to privacyThe head of the Australian Medical Association has promised to do “whatever it takes” to
Shilpa Gupta: the artist bringing silenced poets back to life

Shilpa Gupta: the artist bringing silenced poets back to life

For centuries, poets have been jailed or killed for speaking out against injustice – but they speak again an eerie sound installation at Edinburgh art festivalIn a disused fire station in Tollcross,
How opera found an open ear in South Africa's townships – podcast

How opera found an open ear in South Africa's townships – podcast

Critic Shirley Apthorp was inspired by Venezuela’s use of music to empower communities but realised the post-apartheid generation needed a change of key to unlock an artform so associated with a white
Trump-Cohen tape: the conversation, controversy and key claims

Trump-Cohen tape: the conversation, controversy and key claims

In the recording, Trump discusses a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal with his attorney Michael CohenA newly released recording of Donald Trump discussing a payment to former Playboy