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Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'Never seen anything like this'

Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'Never seen anything like this'

Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US The Arctic winter has ended with more news that is worrying even
Gary Cohn quits as Donald Trump's top economic adviser

Gary Cohn quits as Donald Trump's top economic adviser

Adviser becomes latest departure from Trump administrationCohn reportedly strongly opposed decision to impose tariffsGary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, has quit, the latest in a series of
Do these shell-blowers pull off the best ever marriage proposal video?

Do these shell-blowers pull off the best ever marriage proposal video?

An annual conch-blowing contest, which sees Floridians aim to impress judges with their shell-blowing proficiency, ended in a marriage proposal. Retiree Mary Lou Smith, who won the women's division
F1 tycoon Vijay Mallya’s superyacht impounded over wage dispute

F1 tycoon Vijay Mallya’s superyacht impounded over wage dispute

Luxury $93m vessel seized in row over businessman’s failure to pay crew $1m in wagesA $93m (£67m) superyacht owned by Indian multimillionaire Vijay Mallya has been impounded in Malta in a dispute over
Rage against the machine: self-driving cars attacked by angry Californians

Rage against the machine: self-driving cars attacked by angry Californians

Local residents are hitting back at their new robot neighbors – literally – as reports detail assaults on driverless cars The great promise of self-driving cars is that they will save innumerable
Salisbury, scratchcards and sausage: the quiet life of Sergei Skripal

Salisbury, scratchcards and sausage: the quiet life of Sergei Skripal

Russian spy who’s critically ill in hospital, seemed to be well-liked by locals in Wiltshire townSergei Skripal has lived a quiet and modest, but not completely hidden life, in the cathedral city of
Kellyanne Conway broke law during Alabama election, says watchdog

Kellyanne Conway broke law during Alabama election, says watchdog

The White House aide violated federal law by advocating for Roy Moore, according to US Office of Special CounselThe White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated federal law on at least two occasions
Britain would not win a spy showdown with Putin | Richard Norton-Taylor

Britain would not win a spy showdown with Putin | Richard Norton-Taylor

If Russia is behind the ‘poisoning’ of Sergei Skripal, a hawkish response will get us nowhereLet’s say hard evidence emerges that Russia was in fact responsible for the suspected attack on Sergei
Opioid crisis: overdoses increased by a third across US in 14 months, says CDC

Opioid crisis: overdoses increased by a third across US in 14 months, says CDC

Results show opioid overdoses increasing across all regions and in most states, for most men and women and most age groupsOpioid overdoses increased by roughly 30% across the US in just 14 months
The crown prince doesn’t listen to Saudis – why would he listen to Theresa May? | Jamal Khashoggi and Robert Lacey

The crown prince doesn’t listen to Saudis – why would he listen to Theresa May? | Jamal Khashoggi and Robert Lacey

Britain once had a ‘big stick’, now the prime minister has little influence over Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and her only concern will be for Saudi Arabia’s moneyIn February 1945, over lunch in Cairo,
Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

Officials say aircraft was not brought down by enemy fire and a technical fault may be to blameA Russian military transport plane has crashed in Syria killing all 39 people on board, sharply raising
Netanyahu attacks Iran and says Trump still set to abandon nuclear deal

Netanyahu attacks Iran and says Trump still set to abandon nuclear deal

Israeli PM tells Aipac ‘darkness is descending on our region’‘My message is a simple one: we must stop Iran. We will stop Iran’Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that “darkness is descending” as Iran
Sergei Skripal: does revenge for treason lie behind harm to ex-spy?

Sergei Skripal: does revenge for treason lie behind harm to ex-spy?

Observers note ominous pattern of ‘bad luck’ befalling family of pardoned Russian colonel Inside a van, and rattling towards the airport, Sergei Skripal was in high spirits. It was July 2010. Without
Tanya Plibersek: Labor will put gender at heart of government decision-making

Tanya Plibersek: Labor will put gender at heart of government decision-making

Deputy leader to unveil equality strategy at press club, saying: ‘In 1972 we said “It’s time”. In 2018 women are saying “time’s up”’Labor has promised to boost the representation of women in senior
Louvre show opens in Tehran as cultural diplomacy thrives

Louvre show opens in Tehran as cultural diplomacy thrives

French minister welcomes breakthrough exhibition in Iran amid tensions over nuclear dealThe Louvre has opened a show in Tehran billed as the first large-scale exhibition by a major western museum in
'People are angry': aid trucks forced to flee eastern Ghouta without unloading

'People are angry': aid trucks forced to flee eastern Ghouta without unloading

Intensified fighting in the besieged enclave blocks vital deliveries, as figures reveal 1,000 children killed or injured in Syria so far in 2018At least 1,000 children have been killed and injured
Prospect of coalition with M5S splits Italy's Democratic party

Prospect of coalition with M5S splits Italy's Democratic party

Matteo Renzi’s vow not to link up with ‘extremists’ sparks fight, as Italy searches for a governmentA fight has broken out in Italy’s Democratic party, which badly lost Sunday’s election after ruling
Survivors of Catholic church abuse in Ireland demand papal meeting

Survivors of Catholic church abuse in Ireland demand papal meeting

Men hope to use visit by Pope Francis to ask why church has not paid out agreed compensation Survivors of sexual and physical abuse in schools run by the Catholic church in Ireland have demanded a
Trump ‘may have done something’ with Russians during US election, says ex-aide – video

Trump ‘may have done something’ with Russians during US election, says ex-aide – video

Speaking on MSNBC, Sam Nunberg, former adviser to Donald Trump, also vowed to defy a grand jury subpoena from the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US
Russia suspected of using 'dumb' bombs to shift blame for Syria war crimes

Russia suspected of using 'dumb' bombs to shift blame for Syria war crimes

UN sources say Moscow’s use of weapons similar to those used by Syrian regime could be attempt to mask involvement in airstrikesThe Russian air force has used unguided “dumb” bombs in Syria, in what