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Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament (4 hours old)

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

Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border (1 hour 10 minutes old)

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

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis (3 hours old)

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

Yosemite: Photographer searches for Taft Point proposal couple (1 hour 34 minutes old)

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

French teen charged for pointing fake gun at teacher (1 hour 20 minutes old)

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

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease (6 hours old)

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 least 18 (6 hours old)

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

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh (17 hours old)

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

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building (13 hours old)

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

Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market (19 hours old)

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

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Jamal Khashoggi death: give us the facts, western countries tell Saudis (2 hours old)

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 wherea[...]

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says (3 hours old)

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...

Ditching nuclear arms treaty would be dangerous step, Russia warns US (5 hours old)

Deputy foreign minister insists Moscow has strictly observed missile treaty signed in 1987Senior Russian officials have lashed out at the United States after Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from an arms control treaty.The intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty, signed in 1987, has historically kept nuclear missiles out of Europe. The US president has accused Russia of violating the treaty first and told reporters on Saturday that the US would “have to develop those weapons” in response. Continue reading...

Cameroon locks down major cities before release of election results (4 hours old)

Riot police on streets and opposition activist prevented from attending protest Cameroon’s two major cities were tense on Sunday and riot police were on the streets as security forces try to prevent protests before the results of the country’s controversial presidential election are released.Dozens of riot police, some armed with machine guns, surrounded the activist and politician Kah Walla’s house on Sunday afternoon, preventing her from leaving to attend a peaceful demonstration planned in the centre of Douala, the economic capital. Continue reading...

Prostate cancer: radiotherapy could extend thousands of lives, study finds (6 hours old)

Use alongside traditional treatment in advanced cases ‘could benefit 3,000 men in UK’Radiotherapy could increase the chances of survival for thousands of men with prostate cancer that has already spread by the time they are diagnosed, new research suggests.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men in the UK. About 47,000 are diagnosed every year and around 11,500 die. Significant numbers of men are not diagnosed until the cancer has spread, which reduces their chances of survival. Continue reading...

Catalonia's independence struggle has hit Barcelona's reputation, says Valls (8 hours old)

Mayoral candidate says push for independence has left Catalonia looking inward Manuel Valls has warned that the Catalan independence movement’s “failed” attempts to bring about a sovereign republic have left the region frustrated and divided, hindering efforts to develop Barcelona as “a great European capital”.The former French prime minister, who is hoping to become Barcelona’s mayor in next year’s municipal elections, said the push for independence had caused deep divisions and left Catalonia looking inwards rather than outwards. Continue reading...

Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis (9 hours old)

MS diagnosis came in August but Hollywood star has lived with symptoms for yearsThe American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS).In an Instagram post the 46-year-old Cruel Intentions star said she had been officially diagnosed in August but had experienced symptoms for years. Continue reading...

Desperate Central American refugees cross into Mexico from river (3 hours old)

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...

Eighteen people killed in Taiwan train derailment (7 hours old)

More than 170 people injured after Puyuma express service came off tracks on a bendEighteen have been killed and 171 injured in Taiwan after an express train derailed on a popular weekend route, officials said.The Puyuma service was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s south-east coast, when it came off the tracks at a curve at about 4.50pm local time. Continue reading...

France to investigate cause of upper limb defects in babies (6 hours old)

Explanation sought for concentration of cases in Loire-Atlantique, Ain and BrittanyFrance’s health minister has announced a new investigation into the births of several babies with upper limb defects in various parts of the country in recent years, saying it was “unacceptable” no cause had been found.Agnès Buzyn said she and her environment counterpart, François de Rugy, had decided to look more closely at what caused 14 babies to be born with stunted or missing arms since 2007, two weeks after health authorities said they had failed to find an explanation. Continue reading...

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