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Russian hackers targeting conservative US thinktanks, Microsoft says

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:27:07 GMT

Firm claims Kremlin-linked group created fake websites for Senate and thinktanks

The Russian group linked to the hacking of Hillary Clinton?€?s presidential election campaign has been launching fresh attacks in the US, including against two conservative thinktanks, in the run-up to the midterm elections.

According to Microsoft, which uncovered the new attempts, the hackers created fake websites that appeared to mimic the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute, two rightwing thinktanks broadly allied against Donald Trump. Three other fake domains were designed to look as if they belonged to the Senate.

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 Russian hackers targeting conservative US thinktanks, Microsoft says


Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:14:24 GMT

UK foreign secretary will ask president to tighten rules on online election advertising

Jeremy Hunt is to urge the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US administration by going further to impose more comprehensive sanctions against Russia.

In his first speech since his appointment as foreign secretary, Hunt will renew the British attack on Russian efforts to undermine liberal democracies, saying that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has made the world ?€?a more dangerous place?€?, and that after a chemical weapons attack in England, the EU should apply more pressure to protect western democracy from Russian interference and ensure Russia sticks to international rules.

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 Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia


Standoff in Italy as Salvini refuses to let in refugees after coastguard ship docks

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:11:31 GMT

Interior minister wants EU states to agree to take 177 refugees and migrants onboard

An Italian coastguard ship with 177 people on board has docked in the Sicilian seaport of Catania, but Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has not given authorisation for the refugees and migrants to disembark.

The passengers, who have been stuck on the coastguard boat Ubaldo Diciotti for five days will not be allowed on land until ?€?Europe steps in to help?€??€?, Salvini said.

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 Standoff in Italy as Salvini refuses to let in refugees after coastguard ship docks


Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:35:35 GMT

Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer.

This phenomenon - which has never been recorded before - has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere.

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 Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record


Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace during Eid speech

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:15:19 GMT

Police blame Taliban for Kabul attack heard in live broadcast of Ashraf Ghani?€?s address

The Taliban have fired a pair of rockets towards the presidential palace in Kabul during a live broadcast by Ashraf Ghani to mark the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said.

The first rocket landed somewhere near the palace, the second near a Nato compound and the US embassy in Kabul but no one was hurt, the police official Jan Agha said.

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 Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace during Eid speech


Melania decries 'destructive' social media amid Trump Twitter attacks

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:34:12 GMT

US first lady speaks on pitfalls of social media, while her husband uses it to attack former CIA head John Brennan

Melania Trump has issued a warning over the destructive power of social media on the same day her husband used Twitter to attack John Brennan as ?€?the worst CIA director in our country?€?s history?€? and a political ?€?hack?€?.

The US first lady was speaking at a federal conference on cyberbullying in Maryland.

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 Melania decries 'destructive' social media amid Trump Twitter attacks


Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:11:53 GMT

Receding waters reveal scale of devastation as monsoon floods leave more than 410 dead

More than 1 million people have packed into relief camps to escape the devastating monsoon floods in India?€?s south-western state of Kerala, where more than 410 people have died.

About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one official in Kerala, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters.

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 Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods


Taiwan further isolated as El Salvador switches allegiance to China

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 04:07:35 GMT

Just 17 countries recognise Taiwan after El Salvador ties foundered on financial aid

El Salvador and Taiwan have severed official ties, with the central American country switching its diplomatic allegiance to China.

Taiwan?€?s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said on Monday that Taipei had terminated bilateral ties with El Salvador and was recalling all staff from the country.

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 Taiwan further isolated as El Salvador switches allegiance to China


Airbnb property owners in France accused of discrimination

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:16:05 GMT

Complaint alleges people with north African names refused bookings on holiday rental sites

Several French holidaymakers with north African names are preparing to file a discrimination complaint with the France?€?s rights watchdog, claiming they were refused holiday rentals on online booking sites on the basis of their name.

The French journalist Merwane Mehadji told a France Inter radio investigation that discrimination was happening when bookings were made. ?€?I wanted to book an apartment or house in Marseille on Airbnb or Abritel,?€? he said. Twice, the booking and payment went through but then was swiftly cancelled by the homeowner for no reason.

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 Airbnb property owners in France accused of discrimination


Investors betting against Tesla made $1.09bn since Elon Musk's tweet

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:08 GMT

Musk tweeted on 7 August that he had ?€?secured?€? funding to take the company private, but so far no offer has been made

Investors betting on a fall in Tesla?€?s share price have made $1.09bn since 7 August, when Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted he had ?€?secured?€? funding to take the troubled company private.

The electric car company?€?s soared 11% to $379 after Musk?€?s so-called ?€?Tesla tweet?€? that he had ?€?funding secured?€? to buy out investors at $420 share. But that tweet - now the subject of legal action and a regulatory inquiry - so far has not led to an offer and Tesla?€?s stock has fallen 19% to $308 share.

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 Investors betting against Tesla made $1.09bn since Elon Musk's tweet


'The rich man's road': Nairobi slum demolished for highway

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:15:40 GMT

A road project has taken the homes of 2,000 families without compensation - yet over half of Kenyans travel on foot

Early on Sunday morning on the outskirts of Nairobi, hundreds of people gathered amid the rubble where their church once stood. Pastors preached atop bare foundations. Worshippers, dressed in their Sunday best, sat on shattered bricks and broken concrete. Pamphlets, family photos and school papers littered the ground.

Days before, they had watched as bulldozers tore through their neighbourhood, mowing down churches, schools and businesses, to make way for a highway extension that aims to ease Nairobi?€?s notoriously bad traffic congestion. The new road will pass through the heart of Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, where many of the homes are built from mud bricks and corrugated metal, and house some of the capital?€?s poorest people.

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 'The rich man's road': Nairobi slum demolished for highway


'So much cooler back then': exhibition recreates Berlin techno club culture

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:12:10 GMT

Visitors are promised a taste of the newly reunited city?€?s 1990s underground music scene

If you can remember it, you probably weren?€?t there, as the old adage goes. What was true of the summer of love generation applies also to Berlin?€?s 1990s techno scene, the subject of the city?€?s latest blockbuster exhibition.

The brainchild of the team behind Berlin?€?s nostalgia-drenched DDR Museum, Nineties Berlin promises thrill-seeking tourists a taste of the fabled parties of the 20th century?€?s last decade.

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 'So much cooler back then': exhibition recreates Berlin techno club culture


Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:30:02 GMT

Playground oases could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial in a city on high alert?

It?€?s only 10am but the heat is already radiating off the asphalt at the École Riblette, a primary school on the outskirts of Paris. Sébastien Maire, the city?€?s chief resilience officer, points to the school?€?s lower courtyard, a classic heat trap: surrounded by concrete walls that reflect sunlight inside. Last June, the courtyard hit 55C (131F).

?€?For three days, school activities stopped,?€? Maire says. ?€?It was not possible for the children to study, nor to go into the schoolyard. We would forbid them because it?€?s 55 degrees - you can fry an egg on the ground.?€?

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 Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris


How Delhi's rising heat and a love of concrete caused a deadly water crisis

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:15:39 GMT

Reports warn it could run out of groundwater by 2020. Has Delhi run out of time to reverse years of mismanagement and unchecked urbanisation?

It?€?s about 4pm on a muggy monsoon day in Wazirpur, a low-income urban village in Delhi. A group of 30 women are lined up in the 34C heat (93F) behind an assortment of empty coolers, buckets, petrol containers - anything they can store water in once the government tanker arrives.

?€?We?€?ve been here since 10am,?€? says 55-year-old Gudi. ?€?You never know if the tanker will come or not - we come here every day and wait.?€?

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 How Delhi's rising heat and a love of concrete caused a deadly water crisis


Where are the brown people? Crazy Rich Asians draws tepid response in Singapore

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:49:11 GMT

Critics in city where hit film is set complain that it leaves out minorities and is ?€?simplistic?€?

It has been heralded as a milestone for representation of Asian people on screen, the first Hollywood blockbuster to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years.

But Crazy Rich Asians, which raked in $26.5m (£21m) at the US box office over the weekend, has proved polarising among the community it is supposed to represent, many of whom have said it perpetuates racist stereotypes and presents a single version of Asia that is ?€?palatable?€? for Hollywood audiences.

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 Where are the brown people? Crazy Rich Asians draws tepid response in Singapore


Carl Sargeant's widow: 'I thought we would be treated with respect'

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:07 GMT

Wife speaks publicly for first time about legal fight to get answers on politician?€?s suicide

The widow of the late Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant has described her agony at still not understanding the circumstances surrounding her husband?€?s death nine months ago.

Bernie Sargeant told the Guardian she owed it to her husband to establish the chain of events that led to him killing himself four days after being sacked by the Welsh first minister following allegations about his behaviour towards women.

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 Carl Sargeant's widow: 'I thought we would be treated with respect'


Belfast man launches legal challenge against top Garda appointment

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:23:21 GMT

Lawyers to argue that choice of senior PSNI officer breaches Irish national security


A Belfast man is launching legal proceedings in Dublin to try to stop the deputy chief constable of the Northern Ireland police becoming head of the Garda in Ireland.

Lawyers for Ciarán MacAirt are seeking a judicial review of the appointment, which would see someone who is likely to have worked with British intelligence in Northern Ireland take over the Republic?€?s police and security.

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 Belfast man launches legal challenge against top Garda appointment


When is a dance not a dance? When it’s a geopolitical move by Putin | Natalie Nougayrède

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:00:41 GMT

The waltz with Austria?€?s foreign minister was more than a PR stunt: it was a dagger in the heart of European liberal values

When Vladimir Putin took to the dancefloor to waltz with Austria?€?s foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, at her wedding last weekend, perhaps he wanted to send a signal that it was Europe he wanted to dance with. But which Europe? Surely not the Europe of the Enlightenment, embodied today by liberal democrats struggling to counter the populist wave. Rather a darker, more sinister side of Europe?€?s history and current politics.

Among the many wedding moments that drew disapproving comment on social media, the most significant was arguably when Kneissl curtsied to Putin, her head bowed, an image not unlike those of ancient Russian paintings where boyars pay homage to the tsar. But to me, something much more sinister was at play. Kneissl was appointed foreign minister last year thanks to the support of Austria?€?s far-right Freedom party, which as part of the governing coalition, now also controls the defence and home affairs ministries.

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 When is a dance not a dance? When it’s a geopolitical move by Putin | Natalie Nougayrède


Africa Centre summer festival review - street party gets its groove back

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:41:10 GMT

Great Suffolk Street, London
British and African artists trade sounds between opposing stages in a cross-generational celebration that fizzes with energy

London?€?s Africa Centre recently relocated to a shiny new development near Tate Modern, but in the process it appeared to lose its groove, belying an era where young British talents reflect pan-African heritage (under the umbrella term Afrobeats and beyond), and arts from across Africa inspire increasingly wide audiences. On a mellow August day, the centre?€?s free summer festival, stretching over the long street outside its base, feels like a positive reconnect.

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 Africa Centre summer festival review - street party gets its groove back


The case for releasing violent offenders early

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:00:11 GMT

In the US, most criminal justice reform focuses overwhelmingly on nonviolent drug offenders. But violent offenders might deserve leniency, too - here?€?s why

Michael Flournoy attempted to murder someone just a few blocks away from the cafe where we?€?re now eating brunch. That?€?s what his records say, anyway. In 1996, aged 21, Flournoy was involved in a shooting which left Carolyn Jones, an innocent bystander, with a bullet in the brain.

Jones was a devoted mother and pious churchgoer who worked as a 911 operator and spent her free time volunteering. She?€?d just finished counseling teenage girls at a church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, when she was shot in the head - collateral damage in a dispute between rival drug dealers. The bullet didn?€?t kill Jones, but life as she knew it came to an end that night: it wasn?€?t clear if she?€?d ever be able to walk or talk again.

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 The case for releasing violent offenders early


More ministers offer to resign in wake of failed challenge to Turnbull - politics live

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:08:13 GMT

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, James McGrath and Michael Sukkar among exodus of frontbenchers. All the day?€?s events, live

- Full report: Turnbull survives challenge from Dutton - for now

While we are all talking about who has resigned and who may resign, and who could sit on the crossbench and who could quit (it has been floating around all day there are some moderate liberals who have threatened to quit and spark byelections if Peter Dutton becomes leader) it might be worth noting that the Liberal party has not come anywhere close to finishing its preselections.

Labor still has some fights in the Senate, but is mostly done and dusted and is far enough along in the process that it could make some hasty decisions if needed.

This has been floating around a bit today, so may as well stick it in the blog - given he is now the man who wants to smile again, and have a drink, and fly all the refugees on Nauru and Manus Island on a charter plane back to Australia.

How long until we see the soft focus pictures of him playing with his children?

Some friendly advice Julia - beware a D/PM selling his "softer" side at a time your party is looking for l'ship

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 More ministers offer to resign in wake of failed challenge to Turnbull - politics live


Tight visa controls encourage illegal immigration, say researchers

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:09 GMT

Study finds restrictions on migration can push people towards unauthorised channels

The use of visa restrictions to control global migration is ?€?counterproductive and ineffective?€?, pushing people who want to stay within the law towards illegal channels, research has suggested.

The study by academics from University of Central London (UCL), Royal Holloway and University of Birmingham, found that increased visa restrictions on migrants creates a greater need for enforcement. Researchers suggested governments should consider the wider impacts of controls, and take into account the aspirations of the individual in order to stem illegal immigration.

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 Tight visa controls encourage illegal immigration, say researchers


'It's their last resort': Delhi high court decriminalises begging

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:07:31 GMT

Criminalising begging violates the rights of vulnerable people, the court ruled. Campaigners hope the rest of India will follow suit

People beg on the streets of India?€?s capital out of need, not because they want to. With that ruling earlier this month, Delhi high court judges decriminalised begging in the city, leaving jubilant campaigners hoping they can persuade the rest of the country to follow suit.

?€?Begging is their last resort to subsistence,?€? the judges ruled. ?€?Criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem and violates the fundamental rights of some of the most vulnerable people.?€?

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 'It's their last resort': Delhi high court decriminalises begging


Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:17:45 GMT

New analysis warns food loss is set to increase by a third by 2030 unless urgent action is taken

The amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis.

The report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) warns that the global response to food waste is fragmented and inadequate, and that the problem is growing at an alarming rate.

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 Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second


Jawar Mohammed's red-carpet return signals Ethiopia's political sea change

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:00:43 GMT

Two years ago, the state branded him a terrorist. Now, after years in exile, activist Jawar Mohammed is back - and determined to see democracy in his country

Jawar Mohammed never travels alone. When the US-based Ethiopian activist returned to his home country on 5 August, he was treated like royalty. A posse of sharply suited young men hovered by him at all times. Jeeps carrying security guards patrolled his hotel in central Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Supporters from the provinces arrived in droves to pay their respects. Over the course of a two-week visit he held about 25 to 30 meetings a day, according to an exhausted aide.

After meeting with the Guardian in his hotel suite he rushed off to give a lecture at the capital?€?s main university, entourage in tow.

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 Jawar Mohammed's red-carpet return signals Ethiopia's political sea change


Lost tribes: the 1,000km rainforest mission to protect an Amazon village | Dom Phillips and Gary Calton

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:00:41 GMT

Dom Phillips and Gary Calton joined an expedition to track the whereabouts of an uncontacted tribe, who threaten the safety of Brazil?€?s Marubo people

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 Lost tribes: the 1,000km rainforest mission to protect an Amazon village | Dom Phillips and Gary Calton


How did Kay Longstaff survive 10 hours at sea after falling overboard?

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:16:13 GMT

The British tourist was rescued after falling from a cruise ship into the Adriatic

If you are going to fall from a cruise ship into open water, there are worse places to do so than the Adriatic Sea at the height of summer. The temperature of the stretch of water that separates Italy from the Balkan peninsula is above 20C (68F) in August and minimal wind means that the sea tends to be calm.

Kay Longstaff said she fell from an aft deck on the Venice-bound Norwegian Star around midnight on Saturday and spent 10 hours in the water before she was found and pulled to safety. Had it been another time of year, or a different body of water, the story might have ended very differently. ?€?The two big factors with falling into water are the temperature and the sea state, and they compound each other,?€? said Prof Mike Tipton, an expert in sea survival at the University of Portsmouth.

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 How did Kay Longstaff survive 10 hours at sea after falling overboard?


Venezuela's plan to fight runaway inflation lacks key ingredients | Larry Elliott

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:19:52 GMT

Nicolás Maduro?€?s emergency package to tackle the problem looks doomed to fail

Countries suffering from an inflationary problem fall into three categories: the ones that have a sharply rising cost of living; the ones gripped by hyperinflation; and the ones where things are so bad comparisons are made with Germany in 1923. With the International Monetary Fund predicting that inflation will hit 1,000,000% by the end of the year, Venezuela falls into the third category.

It wasn?€?t always this way. Venezuela has the highest oil reserves in the world and could once boast of being one of the richest countries in Latin America. Poverty levels were more than halved under the former president, Hugo Chávez, and there was bountiful public investment in health and education.

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 Venezuela's plan to fight runaway inflation lacks key ingredients | Larry Elliott


Greece's bailout is finally at an end - but has been a failure | Larry Elliott

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:36:14 GMT

The strategy of austerity will have long-term consequences throughout Europe

After eight years, Greece will on Monday be deemed strong enough to stand on its own feet. The international bailout programme that has provided Athens with emergency financial support will come to an end. Aside from the tough budget rules in place for the next decade or more, Greeks can wave goodbye to the troika - the officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union - that has in effect been running the country since 2010.

Beware the hype that trumpets this as a great success story, a tribute to solidarity and a commonsense approach that has restored economic stability and prevented Greece from being the first country to leave the euro. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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 Greece's bailout is finally at an end - but has been a failure | Larry Elliott


Why is Donald Trump attacking the US intelligence community?

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:00:14 GMT

The president?€?s decision to revoke the former CIA director John Brennan?€?s security clearance turned his feud with his intelligence agencies into an all-out war, uniting former officials against him

For two years, Donald Trump has attacked the US intelligence community as a whole and individually on topics as various as the Iraq war, Hillary Clinton, Michael Flynn, the so-called Steele dossier and, most of all, the Russia investigation.

Related: 'Era of Trump': Republicans deep in the red as midterms blue wave looms

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Blasts heard in Kabul during Afghan president's Eid speech - video

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:45:11 GMT

The Taliban have been blamed for a pair of rockets fired towards the presidential palace during a live broadcast by Ashraf Ghani to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Blasts were heard as the president spoke. He interrupted his message to say: 'If they are thinking the rocket attack will keep Afghans down, they are wrong'


Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace during Eid speech

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Kerala floods: Tales of humanity and hope from deadly monsoon in southern India - video

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:01:05 GMT

The southern Indian state of Kerala has endured its worst monsoon rain in a century, leaving more than 200 people dead in the past fortnight. Amidst the destruction and loss, small tales of hope and humanity have emerged - from the pregnant woman who was airlifted from her flooded home just in time to give birth in hospital to the Sikh community preparing meals for hundreds of displaced people now living in camps

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 Kerala floods: Tales of humanity and hope from deadly monsoon in southern India - video


Genoa bridge collapse: new footage from road below - video

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:28:19 GMT

Footage released by the Italian police shows cars driving along a road beneath the Genoa bridge before capturing the moment of collapse. A 200-metre section of the bridge gave way in busy traffic on Tuesday, leaving 43 people dead

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'Truth isn't truth' All the times Rudy Giuliani appeared not to think before he spoke - video

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:45:15 GMT

Donald Trump's lawyer, the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has made several gaffes while serving his client, ranging from spilling the beans on how Michael Cohen bought Stormy Daniels's silence to confusing tales about the alleged meeting with Russian operatives in Trump Tower. So far, Giuliani has managed to keep his job. But how much longer will the president tolerate the slip-ups?

- Rudy Giuliani has turned out to be a dangerous liability for Trump


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 'Truth isn't truth' All the times Rudy Giuliani appeared not to think before he spoke - video


Tears as separated North and South Korean families come together briefly - video

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:00:20 GMT

Eighty-nine North and South Korean families were temporarily reunited on Monday in a tearful meeting on Mount Kumgang, a North Korean tourist resort. Many families we separated after the Korean war in 1953. Reunions are permitted only occasionally by North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, but now an ageing generation means the numbers at the meetings are set to decline 

- Separated South and North Korean families take part in rare reunions

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Hajj 2018: the annual Islamic pilgrimage - in pictures

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:43:10 GMT

Muslims from around the world have started the yearly ritual in Saudi Arabia, performing rites in and around the holy city of Mecca. Hajj is a religious duty that must be carried out by those adults who are able to at least once in their lifetime

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Residents run in panic after fresh 6.3 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok - video

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:38:28 GMT

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake that killed more than 460 people. The quake on Sunday was centred west-south-west of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of about 4.5 miles (7km). The tremor was also felt in the island?€?s capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali

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