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New Zealand volcano: Five dead and eight missing after eruption (22 minutes old)

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says rescue efforts are now "very sadly a recovery operation".

'No political bias' in FBI probe of Trump campaign (23 minutes old)

But the report also finds applications to spy on a Trump aide had "inaccuracies and omissions".

Russia banned from global sports for four years (45 minutes old)

Russia is handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events - including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics - by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Pensacola attack gunman reported to have filed complaint (3 hours old)

Mohammed Alshamrani alleged a naval instructor mocked his moustache in front of other students.

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world's youngest PM (6 hours old)

Social Democrat Sanna Marin will head a female-led governing coalition in the Nordic nation.

Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris (4 hours old)

The Russian and Ukrainian leaders go into face-to-face talks to end the eastern Ukraine conflict.

China Uighurs: Detainees 'free' after 'graduating', official says (8 hours old)

The unverified claims follow rising pressure over the internment of an estimated one million Muslims.

French far-left leader Mélenchon sentenced for intimidation (7 hours old)

Jean-Luc Mélenchon was filmed berating and pushing an official as his HQ was being searched.

José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola's ex-leader in 'extraordinary' trial (2 hours old)

Jose Filomeno dos Santos is alleged to have stolen $0.5bn from Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Pakistan paramedic 'stole baby to give to childless aunt' (5 hours old)

The little girl was one of a set of twins, the other of whom died just days after they were born.

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Five people dead and eight missing after New Zealand volcanic eruption (48 minutes old)

Questions arise as to why tourists were on White Island after scientists noted volcanic activityFive people have died and eight are still missing following an eruption on a volcanic island in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said.She said that New Zealanders and tourists from Australia, the US, Britain, China and Malaysia were among the missing and injured. New Zealand police do not expect to find any more survivors on White Island, where two explosions in quick succession sent up a huge plume of ash that could be seen from the North Island. Continue reading...

Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war (5 hours old)

Interviews with key insiders reveal damning verdict on conflict that cost 2,300 US livesHundreds of confidential interviews with key figures involved in prosecuting the 18-year US war in Afghanistan have revealed that the US public has been consistently misled about an unwinnable conflict.Transcripts of the interviews, published by the Washington Post after a three-year legal battle, were collected for a Lessons Learned project by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), a federal agency whose main task is eliminating corruption and inefficiency in th[...]

PM refuses to look at picture of boy forced to sleep on hospital floor (4 hours old)

Boris Johnson accused of not caring after refusing reporter’s requests several timesLatest election news – live updatesBoris Johnson has been accused of not caring after he repeatedly refused during a TV interview to look at a photo of a four-year-old boy forced to sleep on the floor at an overcrowded A&E unit, before pocketing the reporter’s phone on which he was being shown the picture.In an ITV interview during a campaign visit to a factory in Sunderland, the prime minister was challenged about the plight of Jack Williment-Barr, who was pictured sleeping under coats on a hospital floor in L[...]

1.9 billion people at risk from mountain water shortages, study shows (3 hours old)

Rising demand and climate crisis threaten entire mountain ecosystem, say scientistsA quarter of the world’s population are at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an international study.The first inventory of high-altitude sources finds the Indus is the most important and vulnerable “water tower” due to run-off from the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Ladakh, and Himalayan mountain ranges, which flow downstream to a densely populated and intensively irrigated basin in Pakistan, India, China and Afg[...]

Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup (59 minutes old)

Wada hands Russia a four-year ban for doping offencesIndividual athletes can still compete under a neutral banner Russia has been handed a four-year ban from international sporting competition for a doping cover-up that means the country will not feature at the Tokyo Olympics next summer or the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar.An emergency meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday unanimously voted to exclude Russia and also prevent it from hosting or bidding to host any global tournaments. The ban was imposed by Wada’s executive committee after Russia was found to have tampered with l[...]

North Korea insults Trump as 'heedless and erratic old man' as tension rises (5 hours old)

Pyongyang responds to tweets on denuclearizationThe Guardian view on North Korea: a brewing nuclear crisisNorth Korea insulted Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would not want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the US presidential election by resuming hostile acts. Related: North Korea claims test success at rocket launch site Continue reading...

Swedish diplomat faces trial for trying to free China dissident (2 hours old)

Anna Lindstedt accused of brokering unauthorised meeting over fate of Gui MinhaiSweden’s former ambassador to Beijing is to go on trial for overstepping her duties by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese-Swedish dissident held in China.Anna Lindstedt is accused of brokering an unauthorised meeting to try to get Gui Minhai freed, prosecutors said. Continue reading...

Coats for homeless removed from Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge (6 hours old)

Action by city authority for ‘public safety’ reasons provokes social media outcryThe idea was simple: ask Dubliners to hang warm coats on the Ha’penny footbridge for the city’s burgeoning homeless population.Shortly after #warmforwinter notices appeared on lampposts near the popular landmark last week, an array of anoraks, parkas and fleeces started to line the railings. Continue reading...

Alex Duval Smith, former Guardian journalist, dies at 55 (3 hours old)

Tributes paid to former Africa correspondent, who died in Paris after sudden infection Alex Duval Smith, the Guardian’s former Africa correspondent and most recently a freelance journalist across west Africa, has died aged 55.Duval Smith had been undergoing intensive treatment for lung cancer diagnosed in August last year. She died in Paris on Saturday following a sudden and severe pulmonary infection, close friends said. Continue reading...

Jewish groups criticize Trump for antisemitic stereotypes in speech (1 hour 57 minutes old)

Trump urged to appeal to Jewish voters in ways that don’t use ‘money references that feed age-old and ugly stereotypes’Prominent American Jewish organizations have criticised comments made by Donald Trump in a speech to the Israeli American Council. Related: Trump: if Jared Kushner can't achieve peace in Middle East, 'it can't be done' Continue reading...

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