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Five dead as Florence lashes Carolinas with howling winds and driving rain

Nearly 800,00 without power and mother and infant killed Florence, downgraded to storm, brings 90mph winds and surge Officials said five people died on Friday as Hurricane Florence continued to pummel the Carolinas with gusting winds and extremely heavy rain. Related: Florence: five dead in storm as flooding and surges continue – live updates Continue […]

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Tory infighting over Brexit: who won this week?

Theresa May’s Chequers deal hangs by a thread after another week of Conservative party clashes Was this the week when Tory Brexiters overplayed their hand? It is been a difficult week for the hard-Brexit-backing European Research Group. A promised policy paper on the “Brexit dividend” had to be ditched after an embarrassing leak that contained […]

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Lily Allen speaks of sexual assault by record industry executive

Singer warns that similar abuse is rife in music business despite the #MeToo movement Lily Allen has given her first detailed account of a record industry executive sexually assaulting her as she slept, warning that similar abuse is “rife” in the music business. In a frank interview with Guardian Weekend magazine, the Brit Award winner […]

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Spectacular ice age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

Rare, mummified animals discovered by gold miners in Yukon territory The Klondike region of Canada is famous for its gold, but now other remarkable ancient treasures have been unearthed from the melting permafrost. Two mummified ice age mammals – a wolf pup and a caribou calf – were discovered by gold miners in the area […]

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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

Kavanaugh releases statement via the White House after Senator Dianne Feinstein said she had information about the nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the supreme court, has denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school. In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said: “I categorically and unequivocally […]

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Jian Ghomeshi essay on sexual assault trial met with backlash

Former Canadian radio star maintained accusations were ‘inaccurate’ in a personal essay for the New York Review of Books Former Canadian radio star Jian Ghomeshi has pointed to a “systemic culture of unhealthy masculinity” to explain his behaviour with women, in a personal essay whose publication by a prestigious American magazine has fuelled a broader […]

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Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign chair agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Prosecutor announces arrangement during hearing in Washington DC where Manafort pleaded guilty to two criminal charges Follow live updates: Manafort agrees to cooperate with Mueller’s prosecutors Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in a move that could cause legal […]

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Australia is reported to UN human rights council over illegal detention of asylum seekers

Government condemned for arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, including a stateless man held for nearly nine years United Nations body has condemned Australia’s arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, one of whom has been held without charge or trial for nearly nine years. The UN working group on arbitrary detention – which reports to […]

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Senior Boko Haram figure reportedly killed by allies

Mamman Nur, who led one of the group’s three factions, died on 21 August, according to sources One of the most senior leaders of the violent Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram has reportedly been killed by his own men. Mamman Nur, who is thought to have led one of the group’s three main factions, was […]

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