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  • General election: pay gap promises from Labour and Lib Dems as Johnson navigates floods anger – live news 14.11.2019
    Opposition parties are using Equal Pay Day to announce equalities packages, while Johnson tries to brush off hostile reaction from flood victimsSign up for the Guardian’s morning briefingBoris Johnson heckled over floodsEqual pay: election rivals set out plans to target gender gap 6.16am GMT Johnson has hit back at claims he is “in cahoots” with […]
    Kate Lyons
  • The ecstatic rise of rainbow hair: ‘I have one life. I’m going to live it colourfully!’ 14.11.2019
    In a world laid low by Brexit, you see them at school gates and in supermarket queues: ordinary women with wildly multicoloured hair. We ask five colour converts why they have taken the leapWe are facing the prospect of a few gloomy grey months ahead, with a general election on the horizon, and no end […]
    Sirin Kale
  • Trump proposed sending undocumented migrants to Guantánamo, anonymous book claims 14.11.2019
    Plan to designate unlawful migrants as ‘enemy combatants’ provoked astonishment and mortification, says author of A Warning Donald Trump proposed designating all migrants entering the US without permission as “enemy combatants” and shipping them to Guantánamo Bay to be detained alongside hardened terrorism suspects, according to a new book written by an anonymous author described […]
    Ed Pilkington and Martin Pengelly in New York
  • Stuart Robert grilled about whether Centrelink robodebts are illegal – as it happened 14.11.2019
    Government services minister tries to avoid question at National Press Club, but urged to address the issue. This blog is now closed• NDIS minister Stuart Robert defends governance of disability agency after series of controversies• Peter Dutton’s office sought details on media raids from AFP, but was knocked back• Australia told to prepare for ‘completely […]
    Amy Remeikis
  • Two people die as Venice floods at highest level in 50 years 14.11.2019
    ‘This is result of climate change,’ says Venice mayor, who declares state of emergency In pictures: flooding in VeniceTwo people have died as the highest water levels for more than 50 years caused hundreds of millions of euros of possibly irreparable damage in Venice, officials have said, with another surge expected to cause further flooding.Flood […]
    Jon Henley and Angela Giuffrida
  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis 14.11.2019
    Case launches in Argentina under ‘universal jurisdiction’ demanding justice over ‘existential threat’ to minorityAung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.Rohingya and Latin American human rights groups submitted […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • NSW and Qld fires: teenager accused of lighting destructive bushfire near Yeppoon 14.11.2019
    Police allege 16-year-old lit Queensland blaze that razed 14 homes, after body found in bushland near Kempsey on the NSW mid-north coastPolice allege a teenager started a central Queensland bushfire that has destroyed 14 homes, while a fourth person has been confirmed dead in bushfires ravaging New South Wales.Police say the 16-year-old boy has not […]
    Australian Associated Press
  • After Christchurch, kindness is the only way to live each day 14.11.2019
    The mosque attacks rocked New Zealand but good deeds and generosity will help keep us togetherThe day of 15 March 2019 will stay with me forever. I was working in my bedroom, listening to radio and drawing. The on-air chat and music was interrupted as news of a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch began […]
    Ruby Jones
  • Human hair behind pigeons' lost toes, Paris study finds 14.11.2019
    Research suggests density of hairdressers in an area – and resulting human hair – affects rate of lost toesFor a long time scientists thought the fact that pigeons in urban environments often lost their toes was due to some form of infection, or was a reaction to chemical pollutants.But now researchers in France believe they’ve […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • Impeachment hearings go public with a flurry of pomp, drama and tension 14.11.2019
    As key diplomats testified in an open session, Democrats hoped to overcome the polarization that has defined Trump’s presidencyShortly after 10am on Wednesday, a single sharp rap of the gavel launched the House intelligence committee’s first public hearing into the impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.In the vaulted chambers of […]
    Lauren Gambino in Washington
  • Grace Millane trial: suspect details how he disposed of UK backpacker's body 14.11.2019
    Jury watches accused’s second police interview, in which he says Millane’s death was an accidentA jury in Auckland has been shown a second police interview with the man accused of murdering Grace Millane, in which he says the British backpacker had accidentally died while being consensually strangled.The 27-year-old New Zealand man, whose identity is suppressed, […]
    Eleanor Ainge Roy
  • Hong Kong protests: foreign students start to leave as unrest shifts to universities 14.11.2019
    Danish university chief tells 36 students to return home as several protesters injured in violenceDozens of foreign students have been urged to leave Hong Kong after another night of clashes left several people seriously injured.A worker for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, struck by an object thrown by protesters earlier on Wednesday, was in […]
    Lily Kuo and agencies
  • Highlights from day one of public testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry – video 14.11.2019
    Donald Trump cared more about investigating his political rival Joe Biden than the fate of Ukraine, according to dramatic testimony from a key witness in the first impeachment inquiry hearing before the American public. As Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair, gaveled the House intelligence committee into session, cameras from every major network carried the proceedings […]
    Monika Cvorak
  • Japan's PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending 14.11.2019
    Taxpayer-funded festivities are meant to honour praiseworthy citizens but critics say they have turned into an exercise in political patronageIn a bid to contain a blossoming scandal over lavish flower-viewing parties, Japan’s prime minister has cancelled next year’s annual taxpayer-funded festivity.Shinzo Abe’s move to shut down the 2020 party comes after criticism that the cost […]
    Daniel Hurst in Tokyo
  • Clashes in Bolivia as Morales supporters challenge interim president's legitimacy 13.11.2019
    Supporters of exiled leader square off against riot policeInterim president Jeanine Añez pledges fresh electionsFresh clashes have broken out in Bolivia’s main city as the newly declared interim president Jeanine Añez faced challenges to her leadership in the Senate and the streets from supporters of the exiled leader Evo Morales. Related: Bolivia: Jeanine Añez claims […]
    Dan Collyns in La Paz and Jo Tuckman in Mexico City
  • Trump contradicts aides and says troops in Syria 'only for oil' 13.11.2019
    President makes remarks as he hosts Recep Tayyip ErdoğanTrump’s own officials say military is fighting IsisDonald Trump has insisted that the US military presence in Syria is “only for the oil”, contradicting his own officials who have insisted that the remaining forces were there to fight Isis. Related: Donald Trump says US military presence in […]
    Julian Borger in Washington
  • Trump cared more about investigating Biden than Ukraine, key witness reveals 13.11.2019
    House begins public hearings with testimonies from Bill Taylor and George Kent as president struggles to prevent investigationTrump impeachment inquiry public hearings – live updatesDonald Trump cared more about investigating his political rival Joe Biden than the fate of Ukraine, according to dramatic testimony from a key witness in the first impeachment inquiry hearing before […]
    Tom McCarthy in New York and David Smith in Washington
  • Joana Choumali wins 2019 Prix Prictet photography prize 13.11.2019
    Artist becomes first African to win the prestigious prize, for embroidered pictures created following terrorist attack• See a photo essay of the Prix Pictet 2019 shortlistJoana Choumali, a 45-year-old photographer from Ivory Coast, has become the first African artist to win the Prix Pictet. The announcement was made this evening in a ceremony at the […]
    Sean O’Hagan
  • Ilhan Omar has been proved right: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist | Poppy Noor 13.11.2019
    Leaked emails show the Trump aide promoting white nationalist websites and touting Calvin Coolidge’s segregation-era policiesWhen the congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Donald Trump’s top immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, a white nationalist in April, the chorus of outrage from Republicans could not have been louder.Donald Trump Jr tweeted: “I see that the head of the Farrakhan […]
    Poppy Noor
  • New inpatients banned at mental health unit rated unsafe 13.11.2019
    Damning CQC report on private Cygnet Acer clinic where patients could self harm and one died by hangingA privately run mental health unit has been banned from admitting new patients after inspectors found numerous safety failings, one of which led to a resident dying by hanging.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has stopped the Cygnet Acer […]
    Denis Campbell Health policy editor