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Climate strike: global climate change protest kicks off in Australia and Pacific – live updates 19 Sep 11:51pm Updated Climate strike: global climate change protest kicks off in Australia and Pacific – live updates
On Friday 20 September millions of people led by Greta Thunberg and students from Sydney to Delhi and Melbourne to London and New York will march for urgent action on climate change. Follow for all the latest school strike 4 climate news
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Tropical Storm Imelda: two dead and more than 1,000 rescued as floods hit Texas 19 Sep 11:23pm Tropical Storm Imelda: two dead and more than 1,000 rescued as floods hit Texas
Jefferson county hit with estimated 40in of rain in 72 hours as story evokes memories of Hurricane Harvey The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Officials in Harris county, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter. The storm also flooded parts of south-western Louisiana.
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Let’s ruck and roll: Japan wakes up to the arrival of rugby giants 19 Sep 10:49pm Let’s ruck and roll: Japan wakes up to the arrival of rugby giants
The stakes are high for the first Asian host of the Rugby World Cup, both on and off the pitch The
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Northern Territory banks on solar to meet new 2050 zero emissions target 19 Sep 10:27pm Northern Territory banks on solar to meet new 2050 zero emissions target
NT’s Labor government says the territory’s vast solar resources can help it transition to zero net carbon emissions The Northern Territory government has set a target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a plan that says responding to climate change is “responsible economic strategy”. The NT’s Labor government’s draft
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Matt Okine: ‘I wish we were taught as boys that it’s OK to be hurt’ 19 Sep 9:15pm Matt Okine: ‘I wish we were taught as boys that it’s OK to be hurt’
The former Triple J presenter’s mother died when he was 12. He doesn’t talk much about it publicly, but his new novel ‘is a way to remember her’ Matt Okine’s mother died on a Good Friday. On the way home from the hospital in the car with family friends he cracked a joke.
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Australian Jock Palfreeman paroled after 11 years in Bulgarian jail 19 Sep 8:55pm Updated Australian Jock Palfreeman paroled after 11 years in Bulgarian jail
Palfreeman was sentenced to 20 years for murder but has always maintained he was trying to help a man who was being attacked in Sofia An Australian, Jock Palfreeman, has been unexpectedly granted parole after serving 11 years behind bars for murder in Bulgaria. Palfreeman, now 32, was serving a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing a Bulgarian law student, Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital, Sofia, in 2007.
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Second Sydney brother found guilty of Etihad meat grinder bomb plot 19 Sep 7:39pm Second Sydney brother found guilty of Etihad meat grinder bomb plot
Khaled Khayat, 51, and Mahmoud Khayat, 34, plotted with their brother Tarek Khayat to blow up an Etihad plane, jury finds Two Sydney brothers have now been found guilty of plotting to blow up an Etihad plane with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder and to carrying out a lethal poisonous gas attack. The men plotted with their older brother, Tarek Khayat, who was involved with Islamic State in Syria, and “the controller”, an unidentified person connected with the older brother, the prosecutor, Lincoln Crowley QC, said.
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Climate strike: global protest kicks off in Australia and Pacific – live updates 19 Sep 7:24pm Updated Climate strike: global protest kicks off in Australia and Pacific – live updates
On Friday 20 September, millions of people led by Greta Thunberg and school students from Sydney to Delhi, Melbourne to London and New York, will march for urgent action on climate change. Follow for all the latest news
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US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds since 1970 19 Sep 6:54pm Updated US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds since 1970
Three billion birds have been lost across diverse groups and habitats, in what researchers describe as a ‘wake-up call’ The US and Canada have lost more than one in four birds – a total of three billion – since 1970, culminating in what scientists who published a new study are calling a “widespread ecological crisis”. Researchers observed a 29% decline in bird populations across diverse groups and habitats – from songbirds such as meadowlarks to long-distance migratory birds such as swallows and backyard birds like sparrows.
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Morning mail: climate strike, Trudeau blackface, bird extinctions 19 Sep 5:00pm Morning mail: climate strike, Trudeau blackface, bird extinctions
Friday: Academics back students taking part in today’s mass protests. Plus, North America has lost a quarter of its birds since 1970 Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 20 September.
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Justin Trudeau says he does not remember how many times he wore blackface – video 19 Sep 4:10pm Justin Trudeau says he does not remember how many times he wore blackface – video
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Trump sues in New York to block public release of tax returns – live news 19 Sep 3:53pm Updated Trump sues in New York to block public release of tax returns – live news
Trump askis a federal judge to prevent New York prosecutors from obtaining eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns
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Malta urged to drop libel lawsuits against Daphne Caruana Galizia 19 Sep 3:18pm Malta urged to drop libel lawsuits against Daphne Caruana Galizia
Council of Europe warns prime minister Joseph Muscat cases transferred to murdered journalist’s family jeopardise sources The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner has urged Malta to drop libel lawsuits against murdered journalist
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Rise of the far right: a disturbing mix of hateful ideologies 19 Sep 2:40pm Rise of the far right: a disturbing mix of hateful ideologies
UK counter-terrorism police provide insight into dangerous rise of rightwing extremism and efforts to tackle it On Thursday, senior counter-terror police officers provided a rare insight into the threat from extreme-right terrorism as they see it, revealing the scale of the problem and some of the motives behind its rise.
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One in three British rail services run late under tightened standards 19 Sep 2:33pm One in three British rail services run late under tightened standards
Hull Trains has worst and c2c the best record under new measurements, data shows More than a third of British rail services failed to reach stations on time over the past year, according to new performance measurements. Under the toughened standards, trains are considered punctual if they arrive within a minute of the timetable, rather than the previous limit of up to 10 minutes. Under the changed regime, just 64.7% of services were on time in the 12 months to the end of June, a figure the rail passenger watchdog Transport Focus described as “unacceptable”.
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Australian government awards Serco $9.9m contract to help non-citizens return home 19 Sep 2:00pm Australian government awards Serco $9.9m contract to help non-citizens return home
Contractor has been the subject of allegations of mistreatment while running immigration detentions
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Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe - study 19 Sep 2:00pm Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe - study
Global outbreak of antibiotic-resistant superbugs linked to overconsumption of meat Hotspots of antibiotic-resistant
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Faces of far-right terror: four cases of foiled plots 19 Sep 1:56pm Faces of far-right terror: four cases of foiled plots
Counter-terrorism officers say a total of seven far-right terror plots have been foiled on British soil since March 2017 Counter-terrorism officers say that since March 2017 seven far-right terror plots have been foiled. Here we take a look at some of these cases:
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The Guardian view on Japan and South Korea: neither side will win | Editorial 19 Sep 1:54pm The Guardian view on Japan and South Korea: neither side will win | Editorial
The months-old dispute between the two countries is only growing. They may not be the only ones affectedPerhaps the most striking aspect of the
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Ben Ali: Tunisian autocrat ousted in Arab spring dies in exile 19 Sep 1:25pm Updated Ben Ali: Tunisian autocrat ousted in Arab spring dies in exile
Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who fled in 2011, dies days after free presidential election in Tunisia
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Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary 19 Sep 1:06pm Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary
Former president of Tunisia who fled to Saudi Arabia after the 2011 uprising
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Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, government suggests - live news 19 Sep 1:00pm Updated Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, government suggests - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful
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Fastest-growing UK terrorist threat is from far right, say police 19 Sep 12:51pm Updated Fastest-growing UK terrorist threat is from far right, say police
Counter-terror police vow to thwart rise in violence driven by extreme-right ideologies Police have vowed to thwart the rise of the far right, which they have said is the fastest growing terrorist threat in the UK, as they try to stop race hate ideologues from bringing violence the country’s streets. Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, the Met assistant commissioner Neil Basu, said the most likely attempts would come from “lone actors” and, as with Islamist terrorism, the authorities could not guarantee to foil every plot.
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The EU takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast 19 Sep 12:07pm The EU takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Ryan Shorthouse and Stewart Wood to discuss the latest on the supreme court prorogation hearing and Brexit negotiations, as well as party conference season As the supreme court grapples with the question of whether Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was justified or not, the EU is still grappling with prime minister’s mystifying position on Brexit. Now it looks as though the EU’s patience has finally worn thin. On Tuesday, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne, set a two-week deadline to table a plan for replacing the Irish backstop.
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Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott 19 Sep 12:00pm Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott
Nelly Sachs prize was given to Shamsie this month, but its German jury has reversed decision because of the novelist’s pro-Palestinian activism Kamila Shamsie has said that it is a “matter of outrage” that the Israel boycott campaign should be held up as something shameful after a German jury reversed its decision to award her the €15,000 (£13,000) Nelly Sachs prize over her support for the
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Justin Trudeau blackface: details emerge of third incident 19 Sep 11:42am Justin Trudeau blackface: details emerge of third incident
Undated video clip shows Trudeau in blackface, waving, with his arms and legs also appearing to be painted A third incident in which Justin Trudeau wore blackface has been reported, in yet another damaging blow to the Canadian prime minister’s image, just weeks ahead of the country’s general election. In a short, undated video clip published by
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Huawei forced to launch Mate 30 phone without Google apps 19 Sep 11:18am Huawei forced to launch Mate 30 phone without Google apps
New Android smartphone falls foul of trade war and Trump’s blacklisting of Chinese firm
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US drone strike intended for Isis hideout kills 30 pine nut workers in Afghanistan 19 Sep 11:08am US drone strike intended for Isis hideout kills 30 pine nut workers in Afghanistan
Forty were also injured in the Wednesday attack which struck farmers and labourers who just finished work, Afghan officials say
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Italy and France bury hatchet over Leonardo da Vinci celebrations 19 Sep 11:05am Italy and France bury hatchet over Leonardo da Vinci celebrations
Italy’s new government set to sign entente cordiale with France to exchange masterpieces Italy and France are set to sign an agreement to exchange works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, burying a
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Scientists use fossilised finger bone DNA to rebuild ancient human 19 Sep 11:00am Scientists use fossilised finger bone DNA to rebuild ancient human
Unprecedented feat reveals little-known Denisovans resembled Neanderthals but had ‘super-wide’ skulls One of the most mysterious relatives in the human family has stepped out of the shadows after scientists used ancient DNA from a fossilised finger to reconstruct their appearance. The unprecedented feat, described as “exciting” and “extraordinary” by one leading researcher who was not involved in the work, shows that the Denisovans looked similar to the Neanderthals, but had wider heads and more protruding jaws.
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Siberian shaman arrested on trek to exorcise Vladimir Putin 19 Sep 10:58am Siberian shaman arrested on trek to exorcise Vladimir Putin
Alexander Gabyshev walked 1,700 miles across Russia before being held by police A wandering shaman on a quest to “drive the evil spirit of [Vladimir] Putin from the Kremlin” has been arrested in Siberia by armed police. Alexander Gabyshev had walked an estimated 1,700 miles from the remote city of Yakutsk towards Moscow, attracting an eccentric group of acolytes and appearing at rare protests in regional Russian cities, before his arrest on Thursday.
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Charges dropped against man accused of PC Andrew Harper murder 19 Sep 10:50am Charges dropped against man accused of PC Andrew Harper murder
Prosecutors no longer pursing case against Jed Foster from Berkshire A 20-year-old man accused of killing the police officer Andrew Harper has seen the murder charge against him dropped after spending a month in custody. Prosecutors said they were no longer pursing the case against Jed Foster, from Burghfield, in Berkshire, who was arrested within an hour of Harper’s death on 15 August and charged four days later.
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Number of women dying in childbirth way off track to meet worldwide targets 19 Sep 10:48am Number of women dying in childbirth way off track to meet worldwide targets
UN figures show slow decrease in maternal mortality rate, with rates on the rise in countries including the US The number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth has fallen by more than a third since 2000, according to new UN figures, but the rate of decline remains way off track to meet global targets to cut maternal deaths. In the US maternal death rates have increased by over 50% and progress in reducing deaths in the 10 countries with the highest rates has slowed since 2000.
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Campaigners urge UN to endorse global fracking ban 19 Sep 10:29am Campaigners urge UN to endorse global fracking ban
Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo among signatories of open letter to secretary general A global campaign backed by 450 activist groups and celebrities, including actors Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo, is calling on the UN to endorse a global end to fracking before the industry torpedoes efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The open letter to UN secretary general António Guterres includes signatures from individuals representing global environmental movements, universities and faith groups.
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Bill Liddell obituary 19 Sep 9:56am Bill Liddell obituary
My husband, Bill Liddell, who has died aged 82, came from a mining area in Tyne and Wear, but became an expert on the history of somewhere much further south – Essex. Having moved to the county in the early 1960s, he played an active part in the
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Netanyahu struggles to hold on to power as Gantz claims victory 19 Sep 9:44am Netanyahu struggles to hold on to power as Gantz claims victory
Blue and White leader rejects offer to serve under Likud after close-run Israeli election Benjamin Netanyahu was furiously manoeuvring to cling on to office on Thursday after his rival Benny Gantz refused to serve under him in a government of national unity following an inconclusive election. Gantz’s Blue and White alliance is two seats ahead of the Israeli prime minister’s Likud party, according to results published by Israeli media with 97% of the vote counted.
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Justin Trudeau: details emerge of third blackface incident 19 Sep 9:22am Justin Trudeau: details emerge of third blackface incident
Undated video clip shows Trudeau in blackface, waving, with his arms and legs also appearing to be painted A third incident in which Justin Trudeau wore blackface has been reported, in yet another damaging blow to the Canadian prime minister’s carefully curated image, just weeks ahead of the country’s general election. In a short, undated video clip published by
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Commonwealth ministers look to revitalise progress on gender equality 19 Sep 8:44am Commonwealth ministers look to revitalise progress on gender equality
Women’s affairs officials meet in Nairobi to devise fresh strategy on ending inequality Ministers from across the Commonwealth are meeting in Kenya this week to discuss ways to accelerate efforts to end gender inequality. Gender and women’s affairs ministers from 53 states will explore the gains and the gaping holes in progress in several key areas, including women in leadership, ending violence and increasing access to family planning services.
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Trade unions around the world support global climate strike 19 Sep 8:16am Trade unions around the world support global climate strike
Adults, businesses and trade unions asked to join youth climate campaign Trade unions representing hundreds of millions of people around the world have come out in support of what is expected to be the biggest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. The global climate strike on Friday is set to see thousands of walkouts and demonstrations in cities on every continent except Antarctica.
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Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, lawyers suggest - live news 19 Sep 7:54am Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, lawyers suggest - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful
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County lines gangs linked to police cuts, says Sadiq Khan 19 Sep 7:33am County lines gangs linked to police cuts, says Sadiq Khan
Mayor calls for more youth investment after more than 4,000 recruits found in London last year Cuts to police numbers are leading to more young people joining “county lines” drug gangs, with more than 4,000 people recruited in London alone, according to the London mayor, Sadiq Khan. Children as young as 11 have been drawn into county lines gangs, which drive the
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Benjamin Netanyahu urges Benny Gantz to form unity government with him – video 19 Sep 7:31am Benjamin Netanyahu urges Benny Gantz to form unity government with him – video
The Israeli prime minister has called on his main rival, the former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel's election ended with no clear winner. The change of strategy reflected the weakened position of Benjamin Netanyahu after he failed again in Tuesday's election, which followed an inconclusive ballot in April, to secure a parliamentary majority. Gantz is yet to respond
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PC Andrew Harper: three teenagers in court on murder charge 19 Sep 7:24am PC Andrew Harper: three teenagers in court on murder charge
A fourth man, 20, has already been charged with murder of newlywed officer Three teenagers have appeared in court charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper. Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named because of their age, spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses during the eight-minute hearing at Reading magistrates court on Thursday morning.
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Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires 19 Sep 7:13am Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
Concerns about threats to farming sector also featured in Austrian parliament debate The future of the trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc has been further thrown into doubt as Austria is expected to veto the pact over concerns about Amazon fires and threats to the national farming sector. Lawmakers on the Austrian parliament’s EU subcommittee on Wednesday almost unanimously voted to reject the draft for a free trade agreement, thus obliging their government to veto the pact at EU level, where all 28 member states and their parliaments must agree to trade deals.
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Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold amid Brexit uncertainty - business live 19 Sep 7:08am Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold amid Brexit uncertainty - business live
UK central bank votes to keep interest rates at 0.75%, and warns that Brexit is making economic data volatile
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Outcry as Saga travel firm advertises cruise ‘exclusively for Brits’ 19 Sep 6:55am Outcry as Saga travel firm advertises cruise ‘exclusively for Brits’
Over-50s holiday company apologises for brochure after Twitter backlash
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Pilot caught on electricity line as F-16 jet crashes in France 19 Sep 6:50am Pilot caught on electricity line as F-16 jet crashes in France
Emergency workers reportedly extracting pilot from high-voltage line after Belgian jet crashed French authorities say a Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in western France and one of its pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line. A spokesman for the regional prefecture, or administration, told the Associated Press that the plane crashed on Thursday in the town of Pluvigner in Brittany. He said one pilot was safely rescued and emergency workers were extracting the other pilot from the electricity line.
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EU must take risks with Irish border, says Barclay 19 Sep 6:45am EU must take risks with Irish border, says Barclay
UK Brexit secretary calls for flexibility and says ‘rigid’ approach is no way to reach deal
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World economy faces weakest growth since financial crisis, warns OECD - business live 19 Sep 6:43am Updated World economy faces weakest growth since financial crisis, warns OECD - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the OECD slashes its growth forecasts
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Thieves steal €2m of jewels and cash from French chateau 19 Sep 6:31am Thieves steal €2m of jewels and cash from French chateau
Police seek six suspects who tied up owners of the opulent Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris Six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France’s most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least €2m (£1.8m) worth of jewels and cash, according to French authorities. The prosecutor Béatrice Angelelli-Lamotte said on Thursday police were hunting for the perpetrators after the overnight robbery at the Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau, south-east of Paris.
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US briefing: Greta Thunberg, Justin Trudeau and a Trump whistleblower 19 Sep 6:09am US briefing: Greta Thunberg, Justin Trudeau and a Trump whistleblower
Thursday’s top story: Teenage climate activist tells Congress to ‘listen to the scientists’. Plus, Who will win at the Emmys – and who should win instead
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Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’ 19 Sep 6:00am Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’
Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new short film. Natural climate solutions could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as plants grow. But these methods receive
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Storage tank explodes into sky during fire at Istanbul chemical factory – video 19 Sep 5:39am Storage tank explodes into sky during fire at Istanbul chemical factory – video
A metal storage tank exploded during a huge fire at a chemical factory in Istanbul on Wednesday. Video obtained by the broadcaster Haber Global showed people running away in panic as debris fell from the sky. Two firefighters were injured after the explosion and several people were poisoned by fumes from the blaze, said Istanbul's governor
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Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to join him in unity government 19 Sep 5:04am Updated Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to join him in unity government
Spokeswoman for former general has no immediate response to PM’s surprise offer The Israeli prime minister has called on his main rival, the former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel’s election
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Poland wants its citizens to leave the UK. It should support those who want to stay | Jakub Krupa 19 Sep 5:01am Poland wants its citizens to leave the UK. It should support those who want to stay | Jakub Krupa
The Polish ambassador has asked his compatriots to ‘seriously consider’ returning. But to many the UK is now their homeIn common with European countries – and increasingly the UK itself – Poland does not know quite what to make of Brexit. This is evident in the Polish ambassador Arkady Rzegocki’s
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Israel election deadlock: what happens next? 19 Sep 4:53am Updated Israel election deadlock: what happens next?
Five possible scenarios for rivals Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu
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Geraldton shooting: questions raised over WA police decision to use lethal force 19 Sep 4:12am Geraldton shooting: questions raised over WA police decision to use lethal force
Senator joins family of Western Australian Indigenous woman Joyce Clarke in asking why the young mother had to die Labor senator Patrick Dodson has questioned the decision of police to use lethal force against an Aboriginal mother who was shot in Geraldton in Western Australia. Joyce Clarke, a 29-year-old Yamatji woman, was
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Defending Kashmir: Anchar’s last stand against India’s control – video 19 Sep 2:00am Defending Kashmir: Anchar’s last stand against India’s control – video
People living in the suburb of Anchar are battling to keep security forces out. Since India stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, the disputed region has been on security lockdown. Anchar, part of the main city of Srinagar, is thought to be the only major pocket of resistance
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Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan 19 Sep 1:59am Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan
Hospital patients caught in blast intended for intelligence officials, says defence ministry A Taliban truck bomb has killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official has said. The Taliban, who have been carrying out
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Fukushima disaster: Japanese power company chiefs cleared of negligence 19 Sep 12:36am Fukushima disaster: Japanese power company chiefs cleared of negligence
Three executives at Tepco acquitted, marking the end of the only criminal action over the disaster Three former executives at the company that runs the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been acquitted of failing to take action in anticipation of the March 2011 nuclear meltdown, in the only criminal action resulting from the disaster. Tsunehisa Katsumata, a former chairman of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, had apologised for the triple meltdown at the plant, but said they could not have foreseen the disaster.
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Labor grills government over $4.6bn underspend on NDIS – question time live 19 Sep 12:19am Labor grills government over $4.6bn underspend on NDIS – question time live
ALP says ‘shortchanging Australians with a disability is not an economic policy’ as union leader John Setka referred to Senate privileges committee over alleged threats to senators. All the days events, live
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Union leader John Setka referred to Senate privileges committee over alleged threats to senators – politics live 19 Sep 12:03am Updated Union leader John Setka referred to Senate privileges committee over alleged threats to senators – politics live
AFP investigates whether he made a threat as Labor accuses government of $4.6bn underspend on NDIS. Coalition’s federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit. All the days events, live
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