Turkish president looks set to claim Saudi government murdered journalist, while US tries to reduce fallout
Recep Tayyip Erdo?an appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament on Tuesday alleging that the Saudi Arabian government murdered the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil.
After weeks of leaks by Turkish police implying that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, must have known of a premeditated murder, there was no last-minute sign that the Turkish president would hold back from revealing what he has described as the ?€?naked truth?€? about Khashoggi?€?s death. On Monday an aide vowed: ?€?Nothing will remain secret.?€?
Neighbourhoods being ?€?swallowed up?€? by the drug, with health officials calling for urgent action
Daniel started using synthetic cannabis when it was legal. He remembers a mild to mid-range high that was short acting. ?€?It was fantastic,?€? he says.
That was before the drug was banned by the government four years ago and bootleg batches began to surface on the streets of Auckland. Now, taking synthetic cannabis in New Zealand can be deadly. ?€?It wasn?€?t anything like this stuff you see now. We are watching all of our mates just drop dead around us. That?€?s a lot of trauma,?€? Daniel says.
Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years
Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world?€?s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.
The 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said.
Demilitarisation will happen within days after talks between South Korea, North Korea and UN Command
The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command have agreed to remove weapons in a border village where troops from both sides face off daily, the latest sign of increasingly warm relations between the once-hostile neighbours.
Seoul?€?s defence ministry said in a statement that, following trilateral talks on Monday, agreement had been reached to withdraw firearms and guard posts from the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as the truce village of Panmunjom.
Their bitter 2016 rivalry was all but forgotten at a Houston rally, where Trump lent his support to the embattled Texas senator
Two years ago they were sworn enemies, but with a handshake, a hug and a sycophantic prediction that ?€?in 2020, Donald Trump will be overwhelmingly reelected as president of the United States,?€? the real-estate mogul?€?s victory over the Texas senator was complete.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Ted Cruz is coming under extreme pressure from his Democratic challenger, Beto O?€?Rourke, in the fight for his Texas senate seat. Trump is turning to an increasingly fantastical narrative of fear and falsehoods as he tries to shore up Republican control of Congress in the November midterm elections.
After losses for ruling Law and Justice party in local elections Robert Biedro? says Poland is ?€?ready for progressive politics?€?
Poland?€?s first openly gay politician has said ?€?progressives?€? can win in the country, as the ruling Law and Justice party suffered setbacks in local elections at the weekend.
?€?I don?€?t believe that Poland is not ready for progressive politics,?€? said Robert Biedro?, who stood down as mayor of S?upsk to launch a pro-European, ?€?pro-democratic?€? movement. ?€?Because if you give people a tempting, credible offer, people are willing to trust you.?€?
Artefacts will no longer be on display after researchers said they show ?€?characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin?€?
The Museum of the Bible has announced that five of its most prized artefacts - valuable fragments in its collection of Dead Sea Scrolls - are forgeries that will no longer be displayed at the museum in Washington DC.
Researchers in Germany tested five of the museum?€?s 16 fragments, bought by the billionaire businessman and museum founder Steve Green, and determining they showed ?€?characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin?€?.
Dewayne Johnson originally won $289m after finding Roundup weedkiller caused illness, but judge reduces financial award
A California judge has rejected Monsanto?€?s appeal to overturn a landmark jury verdict which found that its popular herbicide causes cancer.
The judge?€?s ruling on Monday largely sided with Dewayne ?€?Lee?€? Johnson, a father of three and former school groundskeeper, who won a $289m award over the summer after alleging that his exposure to Roundup weedkiller gave him cancer. During the trial, the first of its kind, the 46-year-old also alleged that Monsanto had failed to warn him of the risks of using its product.
Seoul reminds 23,000 South Korean students in Canada that domestic law applies to them no matter where they are
For South Koreans in Canada, the police in their home country have no problem harshing their mellow.
Canada became the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana last week, but for South Koreans hoping to try the drug, their hopes have just gone up in smoke. Police in South Korea have repeatedly told their citizens not to partake in this newfound freedom, with the latest warning coming this week.
Atlanta was the first US city to build public housing - and the first to knock it all down. Now, with rampant property speculation in black working-class areas, longtime residents are being priced out - and advocates say the racial dynamics are unsettling
Ahmad Cheers remembers the day a few years back when he knew his neighborhood was in the throes of change. He noticed a group of bikers, mostly white, riding though the northern tip of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, well after dark.
In some other parts of the city that may not have been remarkable, but here it took him aback.
In a city where the other football is practically a religion, the upstart Atlanta United team are drawing huge crowds - and rewriting the story of a city of transplants
Photography by Ben Rollins
It?€?s more than four hours before kickoff at Mercedes-Benz stadium in downtown Atlanta on an unseasonably balmy October morning. The sprawling parking area known as the Gulch is bursting with activity, the sort of raucous, well-lubricated tailgate scene more commonly associated with America?€?s two most popular sports: the NFL and college football.
Football is indeed the day?€?s feature attraction, but not the brand traditionally linked to the deep south. Instead, red-clad fans numbering in the thousands have descended on the ground-level asphalt patch beneath a tangle of overpasses in support of Atlanta United, the nascent Major League Soccer (MLS) club that?€?s become the most improbable phenomenon in American sports today - and a vibrant symbol of a new Atlanta.
Apartment platform accused of becoming marketing site for big hotels and holiday rental agents
One Airbnb ?€?host?€? manages a portfolio of 204 apartments in Barcelona worth ?37,721 (£33,369) a day in rental income during the high season, a data organisation established to look into Spain?€?s tourist apartment industry has found.
The 10 biggest hosts in the Spanish city manage 996 apartments between them, while a further 666 manage five or more, and 3,633 host between two and four, the report by DataHippo found. Altogether the rent for licensed holiday apartments let via Airbnb and other platforms comes to ?1.5m a day.
The Atlanta architect known for his ?€?Jesus moments?€? - when visitors would look up and exclaim ?€?Jesus!?€? - remade his home town in ways few get to
Atlanta is the future. At least, makers of films and TV series think so, especially those who create visions of times to come. In The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead and Divergent, the city appears, unnamed, as the setting for omnipotent rulers and dark deeds. Sometimes you see its towers; sometimes soaring, swirling atria of unreadable scale. They tend to convey megalomania, dystopia and disorientation.
This cinematic Atlanta was shaped by one man in particular, the architect-developer John Portman, who until he died last year spent almost all his 93 years in the city. The hotels, malls and offices that from the early 1960s started to define the downtown - the Merchandise Mart, the Hyatt Regency hotel, the Peachtree Center, the Marriott Marquis - are his work. These were not just profitable commercial ventures - Portman ended up with a personal wealth of hundreds of millions of dollars - but, in his eyes, works of art.
The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is one of the world?€?s most unusual roadways
The world?€?s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland has been officially opened, in a ceremony in Zhuhai attended by Chinese president Xi Jinping and Hong Kong?€?s chief executive, Carrie Lam.
In a short address Xi declared the bridge open, as digital fireworks exploded on a screen behind him. The bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday.
Fresh cuts will leave largest forces in England and Wales with officer numbers last seen in the 1970s
Three of Britain?€?s most senior chief constables have warned of a fresh crisis in policing after the government squeezed budgets even further, which they say will leave no alternative but to cut the number of officers.
In an unprecedented public warning, the chief constables of the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Merseyside forces told the Guardian the fresh cuts would leave them with officer numbers last seen in the 1970s.
Some European leaders oppose US withdrawal as John Bolton visits Moscow to discuss treaty
The EU has warned Donald Trump about the risk of a new nuclear arms race after the US president announced that he was pulling out of a Reagan-era arms control treaty.
John Bolton, Trump?€?s hawkish national security adviser who has lobbied for US withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, is in Moscow to discuss the treaty, which the US accuses Russia of violating with the development of a new ground-launched missile.
Join us for rolling coverage as the Turkish president makes a statement on the death of the murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Turkish president?€?s planned address to parliament on the events of 2 October, when the Saudi journalist Jamaal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, but never left.
Longtime leader credited with 71% of vote but many people were too scared to take part
Cameroon?€?s octogenarian president, Paul Biya, who has held power for 36 years, has won another term after an election marred by allegations of fraud and in which many people were too scared to vote.
Biya was declared the winner on Monday with 71.28% of the votes cast in the election on 7 October. Maurice Kamto, the opposition leader who had declared himself the winner a few hours after the polls closed, refused to attend the declaration ceremony after his party was said to have taken just 14% of the vote.
Following high-profile teacher walkouts across the country, LA teachers voted to strike over school funding, wages and class sizes
At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, members of the Los Angeles teachers?€? union overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, granting the union board the authority to approve a walkout as the union and school district continue to negotiate a new contract. The strike authorization provides the union with a possible tactic to leverage a variety of demands over the second largest school district in the nation.
This year teachers have gone on strike in Arizona, West Virginia and Oklahoma with varying degrees of success. Arizona teachers received a 19% pay raise after a five-day walkout in May. West Virginia teachers ended their nine-day strike after receiving a 5% pay raise in March. Oklahoma teachers?€? nine-day strike pushed their state legislature to pass an annual $6,100 pay increase and devote $500m to education funding.
Storm to pass over or near the Islas Marías early Tuesday
?€?Extraordinary emergency?€? issued for 19 municipalities
A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico?€?s Pacific coast with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages.
Labor proposes amendments to New Zealand resettlement bill it earlier opposed
Scott Morrison has shot down an overture by Labor aimed at breaking the political deadlock over Nauru, declaring ?€?you don?€?t horse-trade on border protection?€?.
Labor on Tuesday proposed three amendments to government legislation designed to close off re-entry to Australia for any asylum seekers resettled in New Zealand - legislation the opposition has previously rejected outright, and the shift was welcomed by several Senate crossbenchers.
PM says he won?€?t ?€?horse-trade?€? over possible Nauru deal with Labor to move up to 150 asylum seekers to New Zealand. All the day?€?s events, live
"How many claimants were made redundant? How many complainants made a Comcare claim? How many MPs have had more than one complaint that resulted in an inquiry, and that complaint was partially supported?"
I just want to know if the elephant cufflinks were trunk up, or trunk down.
Shopkeepers and vendors fear a hefty fine from inspectors who are tasked with keeping the Indian city free of plastic bags
At 10am on a muggy October morning, Crawford Market, one of Mumbai?€?s oldest, is stirring into life.
In a first floor office inside the complex, the feared ?€?blue squad?€? has assembled, forming a semi-circle around their boss, Anand Shinde, who is pumping them up. At 10.30am, the phalanx, dressed in blue uniforms, hurries down the wooden staircase and hits the streets around the market. Their target: shopkeepers and street vendors using plastic bags.
Peace prize winner Tawakkol Karman, a friend of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says his death will bring change in the region as long as the crown prince is held to account
The death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi must now galvanise greater scrutiny of Saudi Arabia?€?s military intervention in Yemen, where a coalition led by the kingdom is fighting Houthi rebels, said Yemeni Nobel laureate and human rights advocate Tawakkol Karman.
?€?Jamal Khashoggi?€?s death cannot go unpunished. His blood should lead to the prosecution of the perpetrators of this crime, who are the same perpetrators of the crime against millions of people in Yemen - that is the Saudi kingdom,?€? said Karman, journalist and a leader of the Arab Spring in Yemen in 2011.
Born with a rare condition that affects limb development, Wendabo was disowned by her father and shunned by neighbours. Now the 12-year-old is at school and thriving, thanks to local support
Angèle Bouda was walking through the market in Gogo, near the district capital Manga, when she saw the crowd. People were gathered around, clapping a young girl with severe disabilities who was dancing to music as her mother collected money from onlookers.
Bouda, who works with disabled people, was intrigued by the little family and stayed behind to talk to Wendabo, aged eight at the time, and her mother Pascaline. It is unusual for disabled children in Burkina Faso to be so visible; normally, Bouda?€?s team have to go door to door to find children who are kept hidden away.
Questions raised about workplace culture as organisation awaits outcome of further investigation into death of Gaëtan Mootoo
An Amnesty International researcher who killed himself in his Paris office repeatedly asked for help, but his requests ?€?fell on deaf ears?€?, according to documents from a French investigation seen by the Guardian.
The conclusions of an Amnesty France inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Gaëtan Mootoo raise questions over the duty of care towards staff at the human rights organisation. A separate investigation by the French state linked Mootoo?€?s death to his work, the Guardian understands.
At least 33 countries ignored International Criminal Court?€?s warrants for arrest of Omar al-Bashir, say lawyers
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been travelling freely around the world despite an eight-year-old international warrant for his arrest on charges of war crimes and genocide, human rights lawyers have found.
A project to document the travels of Bashir has called in question a key component in international law after repeated failures to arrest him.
The president has made several false and misleading claims about the Central American migrants travelling to the US border
Donald Trump is not hiding his ambition to conflate the caravan of around 7,000 migrants heading towards the US border with other issues in order to drum up support for Republicans in the forthcoming midterm elections.
In his bid to make the caravan an election issue, Trump has made a number of false and misleading claims about the migrants that are travelling in it.
Turkish president on losing end of regional power struggle with Bin Salman now finds himself in the ascendant
At about noon on Tuesday two regional leaders are due to make landmark addresses. In Riyadh, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, will open an investment showpiece declaring the kingdom open for business. In Ankara, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, is expected to make a speech that may well shut down the beleaguered kingdom.
Such are the stakes when Erdo?an takes to a podium to discuss the death of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi that the region may not be the same when he?€?s finished.
Beijing now proudly parades ?€?humane management and care?€? at internment camps, after denying their existence for months
China?€?s state broadcaster CCTV last week offered a look inside Xinjiang?€?s controversial internment camps.
In the 15-minute segment journalists visit the Hotan City Vocational Skills Education and Training Centre where they teach students Mandarin, China?€?s various legal codes, and job-relevant skills, according to a city official, reciting almost verbatim a description previously given in Chinese state media.
CNN has released CCTV footage of a man wearing what appear to be the clothes of the murdered Saudi journalist. The US broadcaster cited a Turkish official as saying the man was Mustafa al-Madani, who was a member of a 15-man Saudi team sent to target Khashoggi
On election night on 12 June Ismaele La Vardera secured just 2.7% of the vote in his campaign to become mayor of Palermo, in Sicily. But there was a twist in the tale: he had taken a hidden camera with him on the campaign trail, and recorded his experience.
The footage has been made into a documentary called Italian Politics for Dummies. Scheduled for release at the end of November, the film shines a light on the workings of Italy?€?s populist parties, as well as alleged mafia interference.
Carriages are strewn at angles across and away from the track, some on their side, in this aerial footage of the scene after an express train was derailed in Taiwan. Eighteen people died and more than 170 were injured when the Puyuma service, carrying at least 366 passengers from a Taipei suburb toward Taitung, was derailed
A man on a Ryanair plane has been filmed calling a woman sitting in the same row an 'ugly black bastard', and shouting 'don?€?t talk to me in a foreign language' when she spoke to him in English with a Jamaican accent. The airline, criticised for not removing the abusive passenger, has referred the incident to Essex police
Speaking at Luke air force base in Arizona, the US president welcomed an admission from the Saudi government that Jamal Khashoggi was dead. He said that arrests of a number of high-ranking Saudi officials were 'good first steps' but he would prefer retribution would not include cancelling weapon contracts with the kingdom
About 3,000 central American migrants have streamed over the international bridge from Guatemala into Mexico after breaking through metal gates at the border fence. Locals cheered and handed out bottles of water, while Guatemalan police officers stood to the side of the road and watched the migrants pass
Dozens of people died in northern India when a train ploughed into a group of people who had gathered to watch fireworks during a religious festival. The victims were standing on the tracks on the outskirts of Amritsar and did not hear the train approaching
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