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Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Thousands of migrants en route to the US have now crossed into Mexico illegally from Guatemala. […]

French teen charged for pointing fake gun at...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm

The 15-year-old student said it was "a joke", adding that he was not aware he was being filmed. […]

Yosemite: Photographer searches for Taft Point...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm

Freelance photographer Matthew Dippel is hunting for the pair who he caught on camera earlier this month. […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The UK, France and Germany demand urgent clarification on how Jamal Khashoggi died. […]

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

The ex-Soviet president says scrapping a Cold War missile deal will undermine nuclear disarmament. […]

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was "overwhelming". […]

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he will try to extend the lease on two border areas. […]

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

More than 170 others are injured, authorities say, amid reports some people are still trapped. […]

Legendary mountain team's 1921 Everest album
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Newly digitised pictures shine light on the first British reconnaissance trip to Everest, in 1921. […]

'Headless chicken sea monster' filmed swimming...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 1:26 pm

A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the first time. […]

Giant cave hall discovered down sinkhole in...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Climbers found the 6.7-million-cubic-metre cave at the bottom of a massive sinkhole in China. […]

US tourists die as Costa Rica rafts capsize
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 8:22 am

Four US tourists die and a local tourist is missing after a rafting accident on a swollen river. […]

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 7:45 am

Beijing said Zheng Xiaosong had been suffering from depression, implying he had killed himself. […]

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 3:38 am

Across the country, exorcist Father Gary Thomas said a prayer in a bid to counter the hex. […]

Questions on Khashoggi's death linger as Turkey...
Posted by Nabih Bulos on October 21, 2018 at 3:25 am

It took 18 days of unrelenting world pressure and media scrutiny, stoked by a drip-feed of leaks from Turkish authorities, for Saudi Arabia to admit to the death of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul. But Riyadh’s cryptically worded statements, released in quick... […]

Hundreds of Central Americans in caravan cross...
Posted by Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell on October 21, 2018 at 3:05 am

Nearly 1,000 Central American migrants from a U.S.-bound caravan crossed illegally into southern Mexico on Saturday, vowing to continue their controversial journey north. The migrants, most of them from impoverished and violence-plagued Honduras, crossed the Suchiate River — which defines the border... […]

Migrant caravan: Desperate members illegally...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 1:22 am

Honduran migrants are entering Mexico illegally as patience runs thin at the border with Guatemala. […]

Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 12:58 am

A row at a market devolved into deadly violence between Hausa Muslims and Adara Christians. […]

Trump says he will exit landmark nuclear arms...
Posted by Associated Press on October 21, 2018 at 12:55 am

President Trump said Saturday that he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S.... […]

Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world's...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 12:11 am

The murder of a Nigerian aid worker raises questions about the targeting of humanitarian agencies. […]

Austria-Italy passport row tests Europe's...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 12:01 am

Nationalist leaders in Austria and Italy are feuding over the dual citizenship issue. […]

The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his...
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Hassan Ali, who ran away aged six, finds his family nine years later after a day out in Delhi. […]

Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:53 pm

What's the fastest-growing language in the US? […]

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials? […]

The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my grandparents
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:47 pm

A Jewish tailor was advised to flee Denmark in 1943 by a German client. But why would this leading Nazi defy Hitler? […]

In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:38 pm

The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares. […]

Two Americas, only 30 miles apart
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm

On race, guns and Donald Trump, urban and rural voters might as well be living on different planets. […]

Seaweed farming in the Russian Arctic
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Farming seaweed in northern Russian is a dangerous but lucrative job. […]

Afghanistan election is rocked by violence and...
Posted by Associated Press on October 20, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long lines of voters.... […]

Jamal Khashoggi: All you need to know about the...
Posted on October 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Jamal Khashoggi died while visiting a Saudi consulate on 2 October. Here's what we know. […]

Morning mail: arms deal revelation, Wentworth...
Posted by Helen Sullivan on October 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Monday: Government redacts report criticising value of $1.3bn deal. Plus: Kerryn Phelps says getting children off Nauru is her first priorityGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 22 October. Continue reading... […]

Oakland police asking potential officers if they...
Posted by Associated Press in Oakland, California on October 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm

San Francisco Chronicle highlights controversial practiceExperts at odds over whether question is discriminatoryThe Oakland police department asks officer applicants if they have ever been sexually assaulted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday. Related: #MeToo a revolution that can't be stopped, says Time's Up co-founder Continue reading... […]

Trump administration trying to define transgender...
Posted by Reuters on October 21, 2018 at 7:21 pm

New York Times cites government memo Gender would be defined at birth as only male or femaleThe Trump administration is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once determined at birth, the New York Times reported. Related: 'Rapid-onset gender dysphoria' is a poisonous lie used to discredit trans people Continue reading... […]

Labour MPs to press May for Commons vote on...
Posted by Dan Sabbagh on October 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Diana Johnson to table bill aimed at forcing government into allowing proper Commons voteLabour MPs will increase the pressure to end Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive Victorian-era abortion laws this week in a series of Commons votes designed to push the UK government into action.Diana Johnson, the Hull North MP, will introduce a backbench bill on Tuesday calling for a repeal of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalised any woman seeking an abortion with a theoretical maximum term of life imprisonment. Continue reading... […]

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades. […]

Trump administration trying to define transgender...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 6:09 pm

The government of U.S. President Donald Trump is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once it is determined at birth, The New York Times reported on Sunday. […]

Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing 'grave...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a "huge and grave mistake", but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware. […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: give us the facts, western...
Posted by Bethan McKernan in Istanbul, Patrick Wintour in London and Jon Swaine in New York on October 21, 2018 at 5:55 pm

UK, France and Germany urge Riyadh to urgently clarify what happened to journalistThe UK, France and Germany have pressed Saudi Arabia to provide facts for its widely derided account of the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey vowed to reveal the “naked truth” about what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.In an attempt to ease growing western doubts about the credibility of the Saudi position, the foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Fox News on Sunday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew nothing of any plan to kill Khashoggi and that the whereabouts of his body remained a mystery to Riyadh. Continue reading... […]

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Chile's Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago's Archbishop to pay $450 million pesos ($650,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima, a local newspaper said on Sunday. […]

No arms for Riyadh while Khashoggi questions...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia while the current uncertainty over the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday. […]

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on...
Posted by Martin Pengelly on October 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Nebraska senator: ‘People kind of tune most of it out’Sasse is author of book aiming to ‘heal’ political divideDonald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide. Related: 'He's my guy': Donald Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter Continue reading... […]

Desperate Central American refugees cross into...
Posted by Associated Press in Ciudad Hidalgo on October 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Thousands travelling in migrant caravan circumvent border gate in attempt to reach USA growing number of refugees from Central America have resumed their advance towards the US border in southern Mexico, despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border with Guatemala.The “caravan” swelled to about 5,000 overnight and they set out walking at first light on Sunday toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching back approximately a mile. Continue reading... […]

Jordan says it won't renew peace treaty land deal...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Jordan said on Sunday it would not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border just as Israel said it was still planning to negotiate an extension. […]

At least 14 killed in violence in eastern Congo's...
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 people, including two health workers, on Saturday in an area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militia violence has hampered efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak, authorities said. […]

Floods kill firefighter in southern Spain
Posted on October 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm

A firefighter was found dead in the southern Spanish province of Malaga on Sunday, the fire service said, after heavy overnight rain swept through streets and forced hundreds of people from their homes. […]