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05  mars     13h23
Gaza ceasefire talks appear to stall days before Ramadan
Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem    Two days of negotiations in Cairo break up with Hamas accusing Israeli PM of not wanting to reach a dealMiddle East crisis live updatesNegotiations aimed at brokering a ceasefire in the Israel Gaza war appear to have stalled, days before an unofficial deadline of the beginning of Ramadan.Two days...
04  mars     22h27
Lords pass five amendments to Rwanda bill in heavy defeat for Rishi Sunak
Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor    Peers, including senior Tories, vote by margins of about votes for changes to legislation, which will have to go back to CommonsRishi Sunak has suffered his heaviest defeat in the House of Lords after the archbishop of Canterbury and former Conservative ministers joined forces with the...
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Scientists unearth mysteries of giant, moving Moroccan star dune
Steven Morris    Parts of the structure are younger than expected while an east wind blows the whole thing across the desert, researchers findThey are impressive, mysterious structures that loom out of deserts on the Earth and are also found on Mars and on Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan.Experts from universities...
03  mars     13h18
About 170 people executed’ in Burkina Faso village attacks, official says
Agence France-Presse    Regional prosecutor says he received reports of deaths in three northern settlements as jihadist violence flaresAbout people were executed in attacks on three villages in northern Burkina Faso a week ago, a regional prosecutor has said, as jihadist violence flares in the junta ruled country...
01  mars     22h01
Single orca seen killing great white shark off South African coast
Nicola Davis Science correspondent    Attack on juvenile is thought to be first known time a lone orca has hunted down a great whiteIt is a smash and grab that has stunned scientists: in less than two minutes, a killer whale attacked and consumed a great white shark before swimming off with the victim’s liver in its mouth.Experts say...
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Kenya signs deal in attempt to rescue plan for deployment of 1,000 police officers to Haiti
Staff and agencies in Nairobi    It’s not clear if the new agreement can circumvent the Kenyan high court’s earlier ruling that such a deployment is unconstitutionalKenya and Haiti have a security deal to try to salvage a plan for Nairobi to deploy, police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat gang violence...
05  mars     06h54
Tuesday briefing: Why Haiti is stuck in a state of anarchy
Archie Bland    In today’s newsletter: With gangs controlling Port au Prince and a UN backed international force still not on the ground, is there any prospect of democratic control Sign up here for our daily newsletter, First EditionGood morning. It is seven years since Haiti held an election, almost three...
04  mars     19h12
Haiti’s weekend of violence puts government future in doubt
Luke Taylor    Armed gangs attack international airport and free over, prisoners in seemingly coordinated effort to oust Ariel HenryHaiti crisis: how did it get so bad, what is the role of gangs, and is there a way out The future of Haiti’s government appeared increasingly uncertain on Monday, after armed...
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Haiti declares state of emergency after thousands of dangerous inmates escape
Sam Jones and agencies    Attack on two prisons comes amid outbreak of violence as PM in Kenya trying to salvage UN backed security forceHaiti has declared a three day state of emergency and a night time curfew after armed gangs stormed the country’s two biggest jails, allowing more than, dangerous criminals, including...
29  février     23h35
Brian Mulroney, former Canadian PM, dies aged 84
Leyland Cecco in Toronto with agencies    Mulroney, a Progressive Conservative PM, never stopped working for Canadians’, Justin Trudeau said after his deathBrian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who struck a landmark free trade deal with the US and signed breakthrough environmental accords, but whose legacy was marred by...
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Former US diplomat to plead guilty to charges of spying for Cuba for decades
Associated Press    Manuel Rocha was arrested for allegedly engaging in clandestine activity’ on the communist country’s behalf since at least A former career US diplomat told a federal judge on Thursday he will plead guilty to charges of working for decades as a secret agent for communist Cuba, an unexpectedly...
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Haiti’s capital paralysed by gunfire as gang boss threatens police chief and ministers
Associated Press in Port-au-Prince    Airport among targets in Port au Prince as Jimmy Chérizier, known as Barbecue’, vows to capture top officials in PM’s absenceHeavy gunfire paralyzed Haiti’s capital on Thursday as a powerful gang leader warned he would try to capture the country’s police chief and government ministers.The move...
05  mars     14h00
I am not very good at design’: architecture’s top honour goes to Riken Yamamoto
Oliver Wainwright    The Pritzker prize has been won by the year old Japaneses master whose whose work ranges from an open access Hiroshima fire station to a building seemingly made of booksFrom rows of public housing connected by elevated walkways and shared terraces, to sleek glass university buildings designed...
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Manila accuses Beijing of dangerous manoeuvres’ in South China Sea
Rebecca Ratcliffe south-east Asia correspondent    Philippines says vessels were damaged and four people injured after Chinese boats caused two collisionsThe Philippines has accused China of dangerous manoeuvres in the disputed South China Sea that damaged its vessels and left four Filipinos with minor injuries, warning such action had put lives...
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China sets challenging GDP target in face of regional tensions and ageing population
Amy Hawkins in Beijing    Economists say target is ambitious, as premier Li Qiang tells annual gathering that global economy and problems at home are presenting hurdles to recoveryChina has set its target for GDP growth at , in line with analysts’ expectations for another year of historically modest ambitions for the...
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Taylor Swift: Singapore prime minister defends deal to secure exclusive access to Eras tour
Guardian staff and agencies    Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed an arrangement’ for Singapore to be the only stop on Swift’s south east Asia Eras tourSingapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended an incentive provided to Taylor Swift by his government, to make the country the only stop in south east Asia on her...
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New Zealand PM grounded again as defence force fleet flies into trouble
Eva Corlett in Wellington    Defence force aircraft draws fresh criticism as Christopher Luxon joins Ardern and Key in list of leaders held up by ageing planesNew Zealand prime minister Christopher Luxon was forced to travel on a last minute commercial flight to Australia for a summit on Tuesday, after the country’s...
04  mars     14h00
We need to go again’: Australian who led MH370 search joins calls for fresh effort to find plane
Tory Shepherd in Adelaide    Peter Foley, the program director for search led by Australian Transport Safety Bureau, says any chance of success needs the government to investGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe man who led Australia’s search for MH has urged the Australian government...
05  mars     14h00
Disability pension claims blew out to more than 80 days on average at the end of last year, data reveals
Cait Kelly and Josh Nicholas    Department of Social Services figures show some areas had average wait times of more than days between September and DecemberGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastClaims for the disability support pension took more than days on average in the final months...
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Tesla accuses Australian car lobby group of making false claims’ about Labor’s vehicle emissions plan
Adam Morton Climate and environment editor    Exclusive: Electric car company says Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is running a concerted public campaign’ by suggesting plan would push up price of popular cars Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news...
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Domestic violence perpetrators weaponising’ insurance policies in Australia to exert control, report finds
Kate Lyons    Centre for Women’s Economic Safety calls on insurance companies to redesign their products to protect victim survivorsGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastDomestic violence perpetrators are weaponising insurance policies to exert financial control over their...
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Lord Howe island faces major’ coral bleaching as ocean temperatures continue to break records
Graham Readfearn    Exclusive: Fears coral bleaching moving south to Lord Howe, Norfolk islands after southern Great Barrier Reef experiences worst heat stress since Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastScientists fear excessive ocean heat which is bleaching corals in parts of...
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Melbourne private school fails in legal bid to stop construction of mental health facility
Adeshola Ore    Alphington Grammar School argued treatment centre would pose a risk to students’ safety and affect its future viabilityGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA Melbourne private school launched an unsuccessful legal bid to block a hour mental health facility...
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Land clearing: two million hectares of Queensland forest destroyed in five years, new analysis shows
Aston Brown    Research finds almost all land cleared in the state between and in areas where threatened species habitat likely to occur’Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the communityMore than m hectares . m acres of bushland in...
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Hungary will oppose Mark Rutte’s Nato candidacy, foreign minister says - Europe live
Lili Bayer in Brussels    Mark Rutte fails to secure Hungary backing after Netherlands previously voiced concerns about democracy in the countryAlong with the new strategy, the Commission has proposed a European Defence Industry Programme to bridge from short term emergency measures, adopted in and ending in , to...
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Chanel brings Hollywood and seaside chic to Paris fashion week
Jess Cartner-Morley in Paris    Penélope Cruz and Brad Pitt star in a remake of a French classic as designer Virginie Viard turns the catwalk into a coastal boardwalkThe lights dimmed, and the Chanel show opened with Penélope Cruz and Brad Pitt on the catwalk. Cruz smouldered in a chic black polo neck and discreet diamonds, Pitt...
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Individual error let Moscow intercept military call, Germany says
Kate Connolly in Berlin    One of the generals on conference call about Ukraine used non secure line to dial in, says defence ministerUkraine war live updatesGermany’s defence minister has said that one of the generals on a military conference call on Ukraine that was intercepted by Russia may have broken security protocol...
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Roman Polanski tried in France for alleged defamation of British actor
Agence France-Presse    Film maker held to account for dismissing claim of sexual assault against Charlotte Lewis as heinous lie’The French Polish film maker Roman Polanski will be tried in France on Tuesday over allegations that he defamed a British actor who accused him of sexual abuse in the s.The year...
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Ukraine claims to have sunk Russian warship in occupied Crimea
Luke Harding in Kyiv    Sinking of warship near Kerch strait would deal further blow to Moscow’s naval power and its control over Black SeaUkraine war live updatesUkraine has sunk a Russian warship near the Kerch strait in occupied Crimea, it said, in a further blow to Moscow’s naval power and its control over the Black...
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Ukraine presses EU to allow extradition of war criminals
Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels    Kyiv says it has addressed members’ concerns over inhumane conditions for prisoners awaiting trialUkraine war live updatesUkraine is pressing up to EU member states to allow the extradition of criminals to the country, including suspects involved with the Wagner group and those accused of...
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Middle East crisis live: Hamas set to stay in Cairo for ceasefire talks; Israel says Hezbollah aggression’ bringing critical point’ nearer
Yohannes Lowe (now) and Martin Belam (earlier)    Leaders from Hamas expected to hold further talks with mediators; Israel defence minister warns of military escalation with LebanonThe World Health Organization WHO has warned that malnutrition in northern Gaza is particularly extreme . The situation is particularly extreme in northern Gaza, ...
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Girl Scout troop disbands after parent chapter blocks Palestine fundraiser
Erum Salam    St Louis group wished to donate money from bracelet sale to children’s relief fund but Girl Scouts said it could make political statementAt the height of cookie season, a time when Girl Scouts across America fundraise by selling their famous Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and shortbread, one troop in...
04  mars     23h29
UN finds convincing information’ that Hamas raped and tortured Israeli hostages
Julian Borger in Washington    Pramila Patten’s findings are based on interviews with released hostages, whose testimony suggests abuses are continuing in GazaThe UN’s special envoy on sexual violence in conflict has reported clear and convincing information that some women and children hostages held by Hamas had been...
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Hamas negotiators under pressure to produce list of hostages to be released
Julian Borger in Washington and Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem    Officials at Cairo talks say list is first step in truce deal as militant group demands aid into Gaza Egyptian and Qatari officials are putting pressure on Hamas negotiators in Cairo to produce a list of hostages to be released as the first step in a phased ceasefire agreement with Israel,...
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Middle East crisis: 16-year-old boy reportedly killed during Israeli raid near Ramallah - as it happened
Martin Belam and Geneva Abdul    Palestinian Authority ministry of health said the killing of Mustafa Abu Shalbak happened in the early morning hours. This live blog is closedAid corridor needed urgently to prevent famine in north Gaza, says WFP officialIsraeli media is reporting that one person has been killed and several wounded...
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Twin babies among 14 killed in Israeli airstrike on house in Rafah
Harriet Sherwood and Associated Press in Rafah    Five month old boy and girl born after years of trying died in blast at home that also killed their fatherFive month old twins who were conceived after three rounds of IVF have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on their family home in Rafah, southern Gaza.Naeim and Wissam Abu Anza were among...
05  mars     05h01
UK negotiators fly to India in last-ditch effort to seal free-trade deal
Eleni Courea Political correspondent    Exclusive: Team will try to resolve goods and services issues amid fears Delhi is holding out for a Labour governmentBritish negotiators have flown to India in a last ditch attempt to clinch a trade deal amid concerns that Narendra Modi’s administration intends to hold out for a Labour government.A...
04  mars     09h28
Indian train drivers in crash that killed 14 were watching cricket, minister says
Agence France-Presse in Delhi    Collision in Andhra Pradesh state in October took place as India played England during one day World CupThe drivers of a train that missed a signal and ploughed into another train, killing people, were distracted because they were watching cricket on a phone, India’s railways minister has said...
03  mars     11h07
Shehbaz Sharif elected as prime minister of Pakistan
Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi    Nominated candidate of eight party coalition takes office after gathering of national assemblyShehbaz Sharif has been appointed prime minister of Pakistan after a vote that was riddled with allegations of rigging and irregularities.Sharif, of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML N party, was the...
27  février     04h00
Why are you asleep?’ Rahul Gandhi pleads with India’s low castes to vote out Modi
Amrit Dhillon in Delhi    On his, mile march across the country, congressman tells voters to wake up to the vast gulf between them and the richHis voice hoarse from all the speeches he had made during his, mile march across the breadth of India, Rahul Gandhi urged people at a rally in Uttar Pradesh state to think...
26  février     09h42
India confronts Google over Gemini AI tool’s fascist Modi’ responses
Amrit Dhillon in Delhi    Junior minister accuses tech firm of violating country’s IT laws with downright malicious’ answersA response from Google’s AI platform suggesting that some experts believe the policies of the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, polices to be fascist has provoked a confrontation between the...
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Indian runaway train travels 43 miles without a driver
Agence France-Presse in Delhi    Inquiry ordered after carriage freight train set off on its own when driver disembarked at station in JammuIndian Railways has ordered an investigation after a runaway freight train loaded with gravel travelled miles km without a driver.About carriages set off solo on Sunday, from the...
05  mars     14h05
Met chief says force cannot be both woke and fascist’ as he defends policing of protests - UK politics live
Andrew Sparrow    Sir Mark Rowley responds to implicit criticism from Rishi Sunak about how police have handled pro Palestinian marches, saying officers feel underminedSir Mark Rowley has hit back at Rishi Sunak’s criticism of the policing of anti war protests, dismissing claims officers are failing to enforce the...
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Princess of Wales expected to return to official duties in June
Kevin Rawlinson and agency    Plans for Catherine to review trooping the colour in first major royal engagement since undergoing abdominal surgery in JanuaryThe Princess of Wales is expected to carry out her first major engagement since undergoing an operation when she reviews trooping the colour in June.Catherine has been...
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Doctors’ leaders agree new pay deal for consultants in England
Denis Campbell Health policy editor    Unions recommend consultant members accept revised offer, raising hopes strikes will soon endDoctors’ leaders have agreed a new deal with the government that has raised hopes that strikes by consultants over their pay will soon come to an end.The British Medical Association and Hospital Consultants...
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Labour to end UK exemptions for bee-killing pesticides outlawed by EU
Helena Horton Environment reporter    Exclusive: Wildlife groups welcome promise to ban pesticides approved by government against scientists’ adviceUK politics live latest updatesLabour will end exemptions for bee killing pesticides that have already been outlawed in the EU but which the UK government has approved for four years in a...
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Jeremy Hunt set to cut national insurance by 2p in budget
Kiran Stacey Political correspondent    Pre election giveaway should save average earner a year but spending cuts may followUK politics live latest updatesJeremy Hunt is set to cut national insurance by p in his budget on Wednesday, the Guardian understands, in a move designed to offer voters a pre election giveaway but which...
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Met chief defends policing of anti-war protests after Sunak’s criticism
Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent    Mark Rowley says officers are being called woke and fascist’ at same time and feel undermined by lack of supportMark Rowley has hit back at Rishi Sunak’s criticism of the policing of anti war protests, dismissing claims officers are failing to enforce the law and saying officers were being...
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Second parent to stand trial for Michigan school shooting
Associated Press    James Crumbley accused of failing to take steps to prevent son Ethan Crumbley from killing four studentsA man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four...
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Super Tuesday 2024 live: Donald Trump likely to win primaries as 16 US states vote
Joanna Walters (now) and Martin Belam (earlier)    Former president looks all but certain of Republican presidential nomination as Nikki Haley faces last chance to make an impact on the raceSuper Tuesday: everything you need to know as states voteOver at CNN, Ronald Brownstein has an analysis piece which looks a little at the potential weakness...