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Rolling coverage of the state opening of parliament, and the House of Commons debate that folllows, including instant reaction and analysis 11.38am BST My government will bring forward legislation to secure a strong and lasting constitutional settlement,...
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Sparrow and Mark Smith | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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India’s leaders are determined to restore economic growth and lift the country’s 1.3 billion citizens out of poverty. But rapid development will require India to double or triple its production of coal – and make it the world’s second largest...
From: The Guardian | By: David Rose | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Gossipy and often explicitly gay letters from the mountaineer to Lytton Strachey will be auctioned at Bonhams in June Nothing could be more rugged than the archive images of the mountaineer George Mallory preparing to tackle Everest in stout tweed suit...
From: The Guardian | By: Maev Kennedy | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Industry watchers, who try in vain to decipher the secretive tech giant’s internal politics, are reading a lot into news of Sir Jonathan’s switch to chief design officerThe ever-growing group of people who scrutinise Apple’s internal politics are...
From: The Guardian | By: Charles Arthur | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Report says there are more than 25,000 ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ from 100 countries in jihadi conflicts, who pose an ‘immediate and long-term threat’More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters...
From: The Guardian | By: Jason Burke | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Academics studying rise of UK’s national drink discover 17th-century box of leaves and flowers from China in stores of Natural History MuseumThe oldest tea in Britain, a box of leaves and flowers neatly labelled “a sort of tea from China” more...
From: The Guardian | By: Maev Kennedy | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Longest solo plane flight in history will be attempted in Solar Impulse II aircraft powered by nothing but sunlight A Swiss pilot and his craft powered by nothing but sunlight will launch an attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean on Monday in what will be...
From: The Guardian | By: Karl Mathiesen | Monday, May 25, 2015
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A new Grattan Institute report on rooftop solar says its economic costs exceed its benefits by $9bn. That’s true only if you don’t include all the benefitsOh dear. Here we go again. The solar industry is clearly winning the battle to turn the global...
From: The Guardian | By: Giles Parkinson | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Insurgents blockade Naw Zad compound in Helmand province, says police chief, while separate bomb attacks leave 11 dead in south of countryTaliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in Helmand province after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers.The...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Kandahar | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Outright Tory victory and end of mansion tax fears are behind data suggesting sellers are returning to market, says estate agent comparison websiteThe number of houses listed for sale for £2m or more on the UK’s main property websites has more than...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Monday, May 25, 2015
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French Open second round updates from Roland GarrosAnd email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinberg 5.29pm BST Gael Monfils has edged into the third round, beating Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Which means that Razzano...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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In San Andreas, the leading couple are both the same age, a rarity in a Hollywood blockbuster. But why is an earthquake movie blazing a trail?The most shocking thing about San Andreas, the earth-shifting new disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson (we’re...
From: The Guardian | By: Benjamin Lee | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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French foreign minister Laurent Fabius urges other negotiators to take a tough stance if ayatollah Khamenei continues to resist inspectionsThe French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, whose country has taken a tough stance in the ongoing nuclear negotiations...
From: The Guardian | By: Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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French Open 2015 second round updates from Roland GarrosFrench Open court invader disturbs Roger Federer’s post-win glowAnd email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.37pm BST First-set tie-break: Federer 3-1 Granollers* (*denotes...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, warns that Tory plans to extend the right to buy and to lower the benefits cap threaten housing associations’ ability to build affordable homes“On 6 May we had a housing crisis. We then...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Butler | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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When you hear the word 'Africa', what comes to mind? It's likely you think of death, destruction and disease (and maybe safari.) Western media has had a single story of the continent for centuries. But, argues Eliza Anyangwe, African people are slowly...
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A group of little penguins, also known as blue penguins, make their first public appearance at New York's Bronx Zoo, after being transferred from Sydney. There are conservation programs for the endangered species in their natural Australian habitat but...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Latest updates as reports say senior Fifa officials could face extradition from Switzerland to the US on federal corruption charges 5.33pm AEST The Guardian’s Owen Gibson is outside the hotel – he was inside it until the press were cleared out “to...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps (earlier) David Hills (now) | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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All the latest economic and financial news, as Greece and its creditors meet in Brussels todayIntroduction: Negotiations resume today 8.30am BST The Greek crisis is likely to dominate a meeting of finance ministers from the G7 industrialised nations...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Several top Fifa officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning police operation in Zurich, Switzerland, according to reportsFollow developments LiveSeveral top Fifa officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning...
From: The Guardian | By: Staff and agencies | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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For five years, Lib Dems formed the liberal wing of the government. Now the ‘wets’ must take that roleOne feature of coalition government, starkly exposed by its sudden absence, is the way rival parties’ views of each other mattered. For five years,...
From: The Guardian | By: Rafael Behr | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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If you’re looking for a trip to light up your holiday, these volcanoes all have well-established roads, cable cars and trails up them – and predictable levels of activity • Have you done a volcano trip? Tell us about it in the comments belowThere...
From: The Guardian | By: Adam McCulloch | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Damning report by rights group claims Hamas also carried out other horrific abuses in 2014 as it ‘ruthlessly settled scores’ with opponents Hamas has been accused of using the cover of last summer’s war in Gaza to carry out summary executions,...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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With summer approaching, president has provoked a row with senior clerics after criticising police for enforcing a strict interpretation of dress codesPresident Hassan Rouhani, who came to office in 2013 partly on the votes of young, middle-class women,...
From: The Guardian | By: Tehran Bureau correspondent | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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State of emergency declared in at least 40 counties, with the missing including 13 people inside a holiday home that was swept away by raging Blanco riverTorrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Houston | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Court filing says subsequent tranches could be published every 60 days but journalist behind freedom of information case wants them every two weeks The US state department has told a judge it can resume the release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Washington | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Members of the Rohingya community and their supporters protest in Brisbane in solidarity with thousands of migrants stranded at sea having fled persecution in Burma. One speaker, Sujauddin Karimuddin, says refugees who settled in Australia feel helpless...
From: The Guardian | By: Saila Huusko | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Adults will need to be parents or legal guardians to take children between districts amid concern for thousands of minors stuck in tent campsNepal’s government has announced that all children will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Kathmandu | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Cause of fire still unclear as tragedy shines spotlight on China’s rapidly ageing population and under-resourced social security netAt least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Beijing | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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20-year-old lost his balance running for the streetcar late at night in Dortmund, Germany, and became trapped between two carriagesA 20-year-old German man lost both legs and an arm after becoming pinned between two streetcar wagons and dragged 3km through...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Berlin | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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French accident investigators examine manoeuvre that put Boeing 777 with 37 people on board on course to hit 4,040-metre-high Mount CameroonFrench accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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To his supporters, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka is a hero. But to others he is a war criminal. Fonseka insists his conscience is clearSri Lanka’s wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove...
From: The Guardian | By: David Corlett in Colombo | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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British director quoted as saying he is working on an ‘ambitious’ 150-minute film portraying the character of the Volga regionThe British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of Vladimir...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Nigerian army analysing footage, which shows amputations, stoning and floggings and a turbaned man making sharia judgments in Sudanese ArabicVideo footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria’s military seems to give some of the clearest indication...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The spectre of a fourth dry summer is looming in outback towns such as Longreach. Drastic times mean drastic action for the region’s hard-hit farmersThis week Penny Button will do something no one in her family, in more than a century on the land,...
From: The Guardian | By: Joshua Robertson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Thirty-eight-year-old accused of taking the stones, which can be worth $20,000 a kilogram, over six months from abattoir in Oakey, near ToowoombaA southern Queensland man has been charged for allegedly stealing cattle gallstones from an abattoir outside...
From: The Guardian | By: Australian Associated Press | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Constitutional court will decide whether decision to dismiss Hery Rajaonarimanpianina, who came to power in January 2014, can be carried outMadagascar’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to dismiss the president, Hery Rajaonarimanpianina,...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Leon Lederman, 92, won prize for physics in 1988 for discovering a subatomic particle called the muon neutrinoA retired experimental physicist has put his 1988 Nobel prize medal up for auction with a reserve price of $325,000 (£211,000).“The prize...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Boise | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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139 new species were identified in South East Asian region in 2014, including four moths named after Thai princesses and a new mammalA “dementor” wasp named after the Harry Potter creatures, a stick insect more than half a metre long, and a colour-changing...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Internationally-recognised prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni’s motorcade comes under fire, leaving one bodyguard woundedGunmen tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Benghazi | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Poll finds more than a quarter are told incorrectly they have a trapped nerve, with 39% of people with MS waiting over a year for correct diagnosisFour in five people with multiple sclerosis in the UK are misdiagnosed, with more than a quarter told incorrectly...
From: The Guardian | By: Haroon Siddique | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Many investors are putting plans in the UK on ice until the referendum on EU membership is out the way The government’s plan to hold an EU referendum will dent foreign investment in the UK and threatens its position as Europe’s top destination for...
From: The Guardian | By: Katie Allen | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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• League Managers Association recognises title and League Cup double• Howe commended for promotion from Championship on limited resourcesEddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association after guiding Bournemouth to...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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With at least three people reported dead and more missing, Texas residents survey the damage, as the week’s forecast predicts second onslaught of stormsAt least four people have died and a dozen more are missing after severe storms flooded roads, damaged...
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• But Scot recalls Monica Seles court stabbing in Hamburg in 1993• Murray will play João Sousa in the second round at Roland Garros• French Open court invader disturbs Federer Andy Murray and João Sousa step on to court for the second round of...
From: The Guardian | By: Kevin Mitchell at Roland Garros | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Unbeaten boxer’s troubled past has helped him stay humble and focused on the biggest fight of his fledgling professional career against the strutting American Kevin Johnson at the O2 Arena on SaturdayOn a hazy spring afternoon in a farmyard gym outside...
From: The Guardian | By: Donald McRae | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Former IRA commander, believed to have been responsible for or ordered deaths of up to 15 men, killed with Makarov type gun, officer tells BBC’s Crimewatch An assassin using a Soviet-era Makarov type gun shot IRA commander Gerard “Jock” Davison...
From: The Guardian | By: Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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British Airways owner offers extended guarantees about routes to Ireland from Heathrow in deal that values Dublin-based flag carrier at €1.4bn The owner of British Airways is set to take over Aer Lingus in a deal that values the Dublin-based flag carrier...
From: The Guardian | By: Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Labour donor backs woman who served as minister under Tony Blair, fearing that Ukip’s Nigel Farage would be divisiveKate Hoey, the former Home Office minister under Tony Blair who is one of the most prominent Eurosceptics in the Labour party, is being...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Watt Chief political correspondent | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Former Lib Dem leader tries to rally bruised party with pledge to defend human rights as Tories go it alone with Queen’s speech for the first time since 1996Nick Clegg will on Wednesday emerge from the disaster of the general election to warn MPs that...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour Political editor​ | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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