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Robert O'Brien: Trump names new national security...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Robert O'Brien is Mr Trump's fourth national security adviser and replaces John Bolton. […]

Liberia school fire leaves many children dead...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:50 pm

The blaze broke out at a boarding school near the capital Monrovia, killing at least 27 people. […]

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking. […]

Baby Pia: Almost 1m Belgians pay for life-saving...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Phone donations are made in Belgium to help treat nine-month-old Pia's rare condition. […]

Israel election: Netanyahu and rival Gantz headed...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Neither PM Benjamin Netanyahu's party nor that of his main rival has gained enough seats to govern. […]

Newsletter: Trump swings through (and at)...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

President Trump's visit to California is bringing in campaign money and bringing out more conflict. […]

Who's to blame for the nation's opioid crisis?...
Posted by Melissa Healy on September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Who is to blame for the nation's deadly opioid epidemic? That's the question at the heart of MDL 2804, largest civil action in U.S. history. […]

'Do something': Active shooter trainings teach...
Posted by Kurtis Lee on September 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

Following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, active shooter training sessions are on the rise. […]

Freed Venezuela lawmaker Edgar Zambrano: The...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

Edgar Zambrano was released after four months in detention following a failed opposition uprising. […]

Opinion: Vaccinations in migrant camps could...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

Conditions in immigrant detention facilities are ideal for creating deadly flu strains. […]

Minority contractors claiming to be 'Native...
Posted by Paul Pringle on September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

The U.S. Department of Transportation has called for a review of all Native American companies in its minority contracting program in response to a Times investigation. […]

Israel heads into unknown as Netanyahu's election...
Posted by Bloomberg on September 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

Israel's inconclusive election results deal a tough blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who at best will return to office badly weakened. […]

Nick Carter gets restraining order against...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:04 am

The Backstreet Boys singer accuses younger sibling Aaron of "increasingly alarming behaviour". […]

Menstrual blood ad complaints dismissed in...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

The controversial adverts featured realistic depictions of blood on pads and in the shower. […]

Three killed in Monte Carlo-Venice boat speed...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:57 am

Fabio Buzzi's powerboat hit rocks as he neared the finishing line in the Venice lagoon. […]

Australian hiker rescued after 'carrying' broken...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 6:05 am

Neil Parker began his agonising trip to safety after falling 6m (20ft) down a waterfall in Australia. […]

Saudi Arabia oil drone attack 'a blow for the...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 5:02 am

Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are an attack on the "whole world" the country says. […]

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low,...
Posted by Jennifer Haberkorn on September 18, 2019 at 4:01 am

Abortion rate falls by 20% from 2011 to 2017 across nation as Republican-led states pursue antiabortion regulations […]

Israel's Netanyahu refrains from claiming victory...
Posted by Noga Tarnopolsky on September 18, 2019 at 1:51 am

In the second national election this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting to keep his job — and avoid criminal charges. Exit polls and initial counts give his main opponent an edge. […]

Trump immigration officials defend tent courts,...
Posted by Molly Hennessy-Fiske on September 18, 2019 at 1:06 am

Trump administration immigration officials praise Texas tent courts during tour […]

'Why I recover the bodies of the drowned'
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:38 pm

Keith Cornican travels far and wide recovering drowning victims' bodies, spurred by personal tragedy. […]

The epic horse race across the Mongolian steppe
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:21 pm

In 2009 the first ever Mongol Derby was raced across the vast expanse of the Mongolian Steppe. […]

Why Africa should 'stop eating one of its...
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Zambia's vice-president calls for a radical change in the eating habits of the nation. […]

Rugby World Cup Japan: Eight things to know as...
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Eight things to know as the Rugby World Cup comes to Asia - with some unexpected twists. […]

Franco victim's daughter buried next to him after...
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Ascensión Mendieta's tireless campaign after her father was shot by firing squad in Franco's Spain. […]

Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors...
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Negotiations remain the "only" path to peace, a top Taliban official tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet. […]

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:03 pm

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery. […]

Inside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk. […]

The 'brown girls' out to conquer Instagram
Posted on September 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm

South Asian women are proudly taking ownership of their identities on social media […]

Who is Javier Burillo Azcarraga, the Mexican...
Posted by Alexa Díaz on September 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm

Javier Burillo, part of Mexico's rich and powerful Azcarraga family, is held after his 11-year-old son dies on a boating trip in San Francisco Bay. […]

Greta Thunberg tells Congress to 'listen to the...
Posted by Joanna Walters in New York on September 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Trump names Robert O’Brien as new national security adviserThe Guardian is joining forces with more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate crisis ahead of the UN summit. Read more about the Covering Climate Now collaboration. 4.22pm BSTAnother of the young activists giving testimony before Congress this morning is Benjy Backer, a besuited 21-year-old student at the University of Washington, in Seattle, who described himself as a conservative. 4.16pm BSTWhat’s with that? Am I hearing things? The second member on the committee now holding its climate change hearing on Capitol Hill has now addressed Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg […]

Brexit: 'Mother of parliaments shut down by...
Posted by Andrew Sparrow on September 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day two of the supreme court hearing to decide if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawfulLunchtime summary‘Very little time remaining’ - Summary of Juncker’s speech to MEPsSupreme court hearing - What you need to know 4.28pm BSTIn his peroration Aidan O’Neill also included a reference to the Dred Scott case. I’ve beefed up the post at 4.12pm to include that. You may need to refresh the page to get the update to appear. 4.12pm BSTO’Neill is winding up now. He finishes with a jibe at Boris Johnson as “the father of lies”.I say to this […]

India bans e-cigarettes as global vaping backlash...
Posted by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Ban follows vaping-related deaths in US, with punishment including up to a year in prisonIndia has announced a ban on electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.The announcement by India on Wednesday came a day after New York became the second US state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths. Continue reading... […]

Corrected: Size matters. Big U.S. farms get even...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

(Corrects to "441 acres" (not "441 million") in paragraph 10) […]

Trump orders more Iran curbs, Saudi shows attack...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said Tehran used in a crippling weekend attack on its oil facilities. […]

Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for...
Posted by Karen McVeigh on September 18, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Dire risk is compounded by climate crisis, urbanisation and lack of sanitation, says global monitoring boardIt sounds like an improbable fiction: a virulent flu pandemic, source unknown, spreads across the world in 36 hours, killing up to 80 million people, sparking panic, destabilising national security and slicing chunks off the world’s economy.But a group of prominent international experts has issued a stark warning: such a scenario is entirely plausible and efforts by governments to prepare for it are “grossly insufficient”. Continue reading... […]

Cuckooing victims: ‘They start as friends but...
Posted by Sarah Marsh on September 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

How county lines gangs are targeting vulnerable people with drug and mental health problemsKevin looks down when a housing support worker, Jonny Goldsmith, asks him to explain why he needed to be urgently rehoused last year. “You came to us and you had to be moved with a few hours’ notice due to the risk and level of violent threats made to you that day, didn’t you?” Goldsmith said, looking at Kevin.Kevin, whose real name cannot be used for safety reasons, struggles to say it – but he had become the victim of cuckooing, where criminals target the homes of people who are vulnerable and make them the centre of a local drug operation. Continue reading... […]

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:47 pm

A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with drug-related killings was gunned down in front of his Amsterdam home on Wednesday, police said, shocking the legal and political establishment. […]

Robert O'Brien replaces John Bolton as Trump's...
Posted by Julian Borger in Washington on September 18, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Elevation of the state department’s chief hostage negotiator seen as a win for US secretary of state Mike PompeoDonald Trump has appointed the state department’s chief hostage negotiator – whose most prominent international role until now was monitoring the Swedish trial of the US rapper A$AP Rocky – to be John Bolton’s successor as national security adviser.Unlike his firebrand predecessor, Robert O’Brien is seen as a low-profile loyalist, and his appointment is widely viewed in Washington as a win for the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who had competed with Bolton for the president’s ear. Continue reading... […]

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century
Posted by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage on September 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the eraOur No 1 comedian’s funniest momentsMore of the best Theatre | TV | Dance | Film | AlbumsContinue reading... […]

Pakistan's anti-graft agency arrests opposition...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Pakistan's anti-graft agency said on Wednesday it had arrested opposition Pakistan People's Party leader Khursheed Shah in an investigation into the sources of his wealth, the latest high-profile detention of an opposition politician. […]

Police test 'Spider-Man' device as alternative to...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a "Spider-Man"-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect. […]

Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country's affairs. […]

Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm

An Australian hiker said on Wednesday he had to crawl for two days through scrubland before he was rescued after falling six metres (20 feet) down a waterfall, breaking his leg and wrist. […]

Democratic Party donor Ed Buck charged with...
Posted on September 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm

A prominent California Democratic Party donor, Edward Buck, was arrested on Tuesday night and charged with operating a drug den after a man overdosed in his West Hollywood home, officials said. […]