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Greece angrily rejects Erdoğan's proposed soldier swap

Greece angrily rejects Erdoğan's proposed soldier swap

Turkish president said he could release two Greek border guards if Athens extradites officers who fled after coup attempt Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has sparked anger with a proposal
Not welcome in Colombia, indigenous migrants stuck at border after fleeing Venezuela

Not welcome in Colombia, indigenous migrants stuck at border after fleeing Venezuela

Members of the Yukpa group have crossed the border to escape the crisis at home, but unlike other migrants they have been deported twice and have repeatedly clashed with border officialsLate last
Egyptians in Sinai living under siege due to anti-militant campaign, says HRW

Egyptians in Sinai living under siege due to anti-militant campaign, says HRW

Up to 420,000 north Sinai residents in urgent need of humanitarian aid, says Human Rights WatchThe Egyptian government’s ongoing military campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula has
'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper | Steven Grattan

'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper | Steven Grattan

In a Bogotá district where violence often dominates headlines, the paper La Esquina is flying off the shelves, covering everything from recipes to plastic surgery tipsIn the streets of Bogotá’s
Macron to put 'Trump whisperer' skills to test on state visit

Macron to put 'Trump whisperer' skills to test on state visit

The stakes are high for Macron’s upcoming state visit, but Elysée officials say the trip aims to cement an ‘intense, close relationship’ They call him the Trump whisperer. France’s President Emmanuel
With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble

With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble

UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100, with the fastest rises being recorded in Africa and AsiaHow many people are there in the world?We don’t know for sure as all
'Not the vibe we want': New Zealand cinema bans pyjamas and onesies

'Not the vibe we want': New Zealand cinema bans pyjamas and onesies

Many in small town of Hawera applauded local cinema’s action regarding appropriate dress for cinema goersA New Zealand cinema has banned patrons from wearing pyjamas, dressing gowns dirty gumboots and
How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawlingUnprecedented win for women in top global
Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear dealUnprecedented win for
Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army's bid for control

Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army's bid for control

Geo concedes to military pressure after going off air for two weeks and agrees to self-censorWhen Pakistan’s largest and by far its most popular television network, Geo, was pushed off the airwaves in
Spain to begin civil war exhumations at Valley of the Fallen

Spain to begin civil war exhumations at Valley of the Fallen

Experts to try to find remains of four of 34,000 victims buried at highly controversial monumentA team of structural engineers will enter Spain’s most controversial monument on Monday to search for
New Zealand: hot summer leads to a tenfold explosion in rat population

New Zealand: hot summer leads to a tenfold explosion in rat population

Fertile breeding conditions caused by hottest summer since records began leads to surge of rats and mice A record-breaking long, hot summer has led to a tenfold explosion in New Zealand’s rodent
South Korea silences loudspeakers that blast cross-border propaganda

South Korea silences loudspeakers that blast cross-border propaganda

Sound system that plays pop music, radio dramas and news of the odd defection is turned off in advance of summit with NorthSouth Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with North
Shania Twain sorry for saying she would have voted for Trump

Shania Twain sorry for saying she would have voted for Trump

Canadian singer says she made ‘awkward’ comment in Guardian interview and regrets not adding more context Canadian singer Shania Twain has apologised for an “awkward” remark quoted in a Guardian
'A vigilante state': Aceh's citizens take sharia law into their own hands

'A vigilante state': Aceh's citizens take sharia law into their own hands

People have started raiding, arresting and shaming anyone accused of violating the Indonesia region’s militant moral laws Everyone in the village saw it, either in the flesh or later when it was
Canadian lynched in Peru after being accused of shaman's death

Canadian lynched in Peru after being accused of shaman's death

Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, was believed to be a patient of indigenous healer Olivia Arévalo, 81A Canadian man was beaten and lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after local people accused him of killing an
Banking royal commission: AMP head of compliance grilled over financial planners – live

Banking royal commission: AMP head of compliance grilled over financial planners – live

Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live … 5.43am BST Outside Monday’s hearings there has been quite a
One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, global study finds

One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, global study finds

Report on the state of the world’s birds reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by intensive farming, with once-common species such as puffins and snowy owls now at riskOne in eight bird species is
Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says

Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says

Campaigners publish figures showing stark gender imbalance in leadership, legal, political and media roles Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be
Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire

Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's property empire

Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing, a fact he did not mention when interviewing Ben Carson last yearWhen Sean