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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:55:25 GMT2018-04-24T09:55:25Z

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Toronto van incident in which 10 pedestrians died appeared deliberate, say police

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:39:01 GMT2018-04-24T05:39:01Z

  • Suspect 25-year-old Alek Minassian was arrested by Toronto police after fleeing scene
  • Incident does not appear to be related to national security, says minister, but motivation is unclear

Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a van sped on to a sidewalk in Toronto, ploughing through throngs of pedestrians and leaving a trail of devastation that stretched several city blocks.

Related: 'This lady died in front of me': Toronto shocked into silence after van fatalities

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Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:09 GMT2018-04-24T04:00:09Z

Idea is to refer chemical weapons issue to UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply

Western nations want to end the months-long paralysis at the United Nations over Syria by referring the issue of chemical weapons use to the entire UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply.

The idea is to draw on a rarely used route first established in the cold war to transfer responsibility for aspects of the crisis to the 193-member general assembly.

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Paraguay election: Mario Abdo Benítez victory recalls brutal dictatorship

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:00:11 GMT2018-04-24T05:00:11Z

Abdo Benítez, son of Alfredo Stroessner’s private secretary, defeats centre-left coalition in narrow win for the right

The son of the private secretary to Paraguay’s former dictator Alfredo Stroessner has narrowly snatched victory from a centre-left coalition after an election campaign that revived memories of Stroessner’s bloody 1954-89 rule.

Mario Abdo Benítez, 46 – from a conservative wing of the ruling Colorado Party – thanked his opponent – Efraín Alegre, 55, of the Alianza grouping – for a “healthy competition”. Abdo Benítez promised to work for national unity.

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Rana plaza, five years on: safety of workers hangs in balance in Bangladesh

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:00:10 GMT2018-04-24T05:00:10Z

Progress has been made but fire safety initiatives are soon to end, unions are being stifled and wages are still the lowest in the world

Five years ago, Asma Khatun pushed through the crowds that had formed around the Rana Plaza building, determined to see the destruction with her own eyes.

Deep cracks had appeared in the eight-storey building outside Dhaka the day before. That morning, workers who had been producing clothes sourced by major international brands had begged not to be sent inside. Managers would not relent. More than 2,000 people filed in. Some time before 9am, floors began to vanish and workers started falling.

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Leni Riefenstahl archive to throw new light on Hitler's film-maker

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:09 GMT2018-04-24T04:00:09Z

Critics fear bequest will fuel new wave of fanaticism among those who continue to revere the German propagandist and neo-Nazi icon

Donning white gloves, Ludger Derenthal removes a green floral cardboard box from a packing case, and carefully takes out the photographs inside.

He lays an array of sepia portraits of the propagandist Leni Riefenstahl across the table of the workshop of the Museum of Photography in Berlin. “In these cases are items that no one outside of Riefenstahl’s intimate circle have ever seen before,” he says.

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Waffle House shooting: police arrest man suspected of killing four people in Nashville

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:34:05 GMT2018-04-23T18:34:05Z

Travis Reinking had been on the run since the early hours of Sunday, after a customer at the restaurant he attacked wrestled him for his gun

Authorities have captured the gunman suspected of killing four during an attack on a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville on Sunday. The man was apprehended in a wooded area.

“Murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody. Arrested moments ago,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted on Monday afternoon.

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Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep session

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:01:09 GMT2018-04-24T04:01:09Z

  • Chasing Hillary, new book by Amy Chozick, details two campaigns
  • Frustrated candidate labelled Trump ‘disgusting’ in off-record blast

Hillary Clinton unleashed a “fuck-laced fusillade” on aides in a 2016 debate prep session, according to a new book about the presidential campaign by New York Times journalist Amy Chozick.

The candidate was squirming with frustration over lingering concerns about her “authenticity” and racked with loathing for Donald Trump she was determined not to vent in public.

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'Uncontrollable grief' of Kim Jong-un over North Korea bus disaster

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:05:05 GMT2018-04-24T04:05:05Z

State media describes reaction of regime leader after 32 visiting Chinese died when their coach plunged off a bridge

Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea.

The state-run KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday that the North Korean leader had visited two Chinese survivors of the crash on Sunday in which 32 Chinese and four North Koreans died.

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Shock as Armenia's prime minister steps down after 11 days of protests

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:03:50 GMT2018-04-23T17:03:50Z

‘You were right; I was wrong’ – Serzh Sargsyan releases detained opposition leader and resigns

For 11 days, the opposition pressure mounted against Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia’s most powerful politician. But few expected he would go so quietly.

Sargsyan, the country’s prime minister and former president for a decade, resigned suddenly on Monday in a stunning concession to the country’s opposition, which had filled the former Soviet republic’s main square with tens of thousands of demonstrators demanding his exit.

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Saudi-led coalition strike kills at least 20 at wedding in Yemen - officials

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:41:29 GMT2018-04-23T13:41:29Z

Harrowing images of deadly bombing - the third to hit Yemeni civilians in recent days – emerge on social media

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people, health officials said, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the deadly bombing, the third to hit Yemeni civilians since the weekend.

Khaled al-Nadhri, the top health official in the northern province of Hajja, told the Associated Press that most of the dead were women and children who were gathered in one of the tents set up for the wedding party in the district of Bani Qayis. He said the bride was among the dead.

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Finland to end basic income trial after two years

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:24:10 GMT2018-04-23T16:24:10Z

Government rejects request for funds to expand scheme and plans stricter benefits rules

Europe’s first national government-backed experiment in giving citizens free cash will end next year after Finland decided not to extend its widely publicised basic income trial and to explore alternative welfare schemes instead.

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Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:39:02 GMT2018-04-23T16:39:02Z

Exclusive: In an open letter, the scientists say the proposed Ellis institute is essential to avoid brain drain to big tech firms

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe.

The new institute would be set up for similar reasons as Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, which was created after the second world war to rebuild European physics and reverse the brain drain of the brightest and best scientists to the US.

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Irish emigrants urged #HomeToVote in abortion referendum

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:15:21 GMT2018-04-23T12:15:21Z

London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign releases video rallying citizens abroad to return for 25 May

Irish emigrants are being urged in a new video to travel home to vote in favour of overturning the country’s constitutional ban on abortion in a referendum next month.

The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has released the two-minute video, filmed in six countries, to encourage Irish citizens abroad to exercise their right to vote in the historic referendum on 25 May.

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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam gets 20-year sentence in Belgium

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:01:13 GMT2018-04-23T09:01:13Z

Abdeslam found guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over Brussels shootout

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been sentenced in Belgium to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of the attempted murder of police officers in a shootout in Brussels in March 2016.

Abdeslam’s accomplice, Sofien Ayari, was also given a 20-year sentence for his role in the shooting, which left four officers injured. Neither man appeared in court for the three-hour session at the Palais de Justice in Brussels, during which the verdict was read out.

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Hong Kong's 'cardboard grannies': the elderly box collectors living in poverty

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:12 GMT2018-04-24T06:00:12Z

Inadequate support for Hong Kong’s ageing population means for some older citizens, scavenging and selling boxes and scrap is the only way to scrape by

Miss Wong, 65, scavenges the streets of Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui area in search of disused cardboard to sell to local recycling plants. She starts her day at 7am and often works until 9pm, seven days a week. For her efforts, she receives about HK$41 (£3.60) per day.

Wong is one of an estimated thousand senior citizens nicknamed “cardboard grannies” who collect and sell waste boxes and other scrap across nine of the poorest districts in the city.

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Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:04 GMT2018-04-19T10:00:04Z

‘Bicycle Day’ on 19 April is the 75th anniversary of the day Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD, changing his perceptions – and the city’s future

Seventy-five years ago, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the world’s first full-blown LSD trip on his way home from his lab in Basel. Hofmann had been researching the ergot fungus, hoping to develop a drug to treat fatigue. Among the compounds he was analysing was lysergic acid – Lysergsäure-Diethylamid in German, also known as LSD. On Friday 16 April 1943, Hofmann left the lab feeling a little dizzy: “I lay down and had these wonderful dreams – I saw every thought as an image,” he said in an interview for his 100th birthday. The chemist concluded that he had accidentally touched the substance, and was intrigued by its powerful effect.

Three days later, on 19 April, he returned to the lab and swallowed a tiny amount just to see what would happen: “As it later turned out, it was five times too much and gave me a horror trip.” He asked an assistant to take him home by bicycle, and Basel transformed into a panorama of hellish and heavenly visions. The bike seemed to freeze to the spot; a friendly neighbour turned into an evil witch. Hours later, Hofmann felt wonderful. “LSD called me, I didn’t seek it out,” he recalled. “It came to me.”

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'Haifa is essentially segregated': cracks appear in Israel's capital of coexistence

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:08 GMT2018-04-19T06:00:08Z

For decades, Haifa has been Israel’s model of what a ‘mixed’ Jewish-Arab city could be. But as the country’s 70th anniversary nears, the strain is showing

Ben-Gurion Boulevard climbs from the bustling port on Haifa’s Mediterranean shore up Mount Carmel towards the famous Bahai shrine, its gleaming golden dome surrounded by lush terraced gardens. On the south side of the palm-lined road, on a spring lunchtime, the Fattoush restaurant is packed with customers chatting noisily in Arabic and Hebrew over Levantine and fusion salads, cardamom-flavoured coffee and exquisite Palestinian knafeh desserts.

Fashionable eateries like Fattoush are one reason why Israel’s third largest city and its biggest “mixed” one, as officially classified, is held up as a model of Jewish-Arab coexistence. Not everyone agrees with the concept, of course, and the “c” word is often qualified, placed in inverted commas, or simply dismissed as propaganda. Official figures say Arabs make up 14% of Haifa’s 280,000-strong population; unofficial estimates are closer to 18%, swelled by students and commuters from nearby Galilee. Public spaces, at least, are open to all. And the ever-present Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, usually, softer-edged than elsewhere in the country.

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Surf, sand and sunset skylines: Australian cities on Instagram

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:30:04 GMT2018-04-13T10:30:04Z

Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra and Sydney have Instagram presences as distinct as their characters

Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with a full 40% of its population living in either Melbourne or Sydney: large, sprawling, coastal cities with very different personalities. Factoring in the other state, territory and national capitals – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Darwin – takes that share to two-thirds of the total population of nearly 25 million.

Each of these cities has its own character, typically a result of its geography or weather. There’s Perth, the westernmost city, closer to Bali than the east coast. Canberra, the flat, planned federal capital of fake lakes and roundabouts. Melbourne, with its changeable weather. Harbour-centric Sydney. Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city. Brisbane, split by the river. Darwin, the largest city of the Northern Territory, changing character from wet season to dry. Post-industrial Adelaide.

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One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction, global study finds

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:01:35 GMT2018-04-22T23:01:35Z

Report on the state of the world’s birds reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by intensive farming, with once-common species such as puffins and snowy owls now at risk

One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations.

The State of the World’s Birds, a five-year compendium of population data from the best-studied group of animals on the planet, reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by the expansion and intensification of agriculture.

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Alfie Evans breathing unassisted for nine hours, says father

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:50:33 GMT2018-04-24T07:50:33Z

Tom Evans says he believes his son will need life support again shortly and hopes he will be given it

The father of Alfie Evans has said his son has been breathing unassisted since his life support machine was switched off.

Life support was withdrawn from the 23-month-old boy, who has a rare degenerative brain disease, on Monday after a last-ditch appeal to the high court was turned down.

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MPs question academic who supplied Cambridge Analytica with Facebook data - Politics live

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:49:46 GMT2018-04-24T09:49:46Z

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

Collins says the committee has published a statement from Kogan (pdf) on its website.

Kogan starts by saying he had information from Facebook about all friendship groups created in the world.

The hearing is starting now.

Damian Collins, the Conservative MP who chairs the committee, opens by saying there are three main issues they want to address.

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UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:04:50 GMT2018-04-24T03:04:50Z

Nepalese troops serving in UN mission alleged to have raped two teenage girls

UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, with a UN spokesman describing the case as “especially heinous”.

At the request of the UN, Nepal agreed to send a team of investigators to work with the UN office of internal oversight on the case.

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Melania Trump plans dinner menu for Macrons celebrating New Orleans cuisine

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:11:43 GMT2018-04-24T07:11:43Z

In break with tradition, Donald Trump has not invited any Democratic members of Congress or journalists to Tuesday’s state dinner

First lady Melania Trump has planned a state dinner for French president Emmanuel Macron that incorporates the celebrated gastronomy of New Orleans – a city founded by the French and still famous for its French Quarter.

The main course on Tuesday night will be a rack of spring lamb and Carolina gold rice jambalaya, “cooked in a New Orleans tradition and scented with the trinity of Cajun cooking – celery, peppers and onions, and spiced with herbs from the south lawn”, the White House announced.

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Archeologists say early Caribbeans were not 'savage cannibals', as colonists wrote

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:01:13 GMT2018-04-24T07:01:13Z

Researchers in Antigua hope to correct ‘speculative and erroneous’ colonial accounts that depict the Carib people as ferocious man-eaters

For centuries, historians held that the Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants were peaceful farmers who were wiped out by the ferocious man-eating Carib people. But archaeologists in Antigua say that new evidence from one of the most important sites in the region is helping to correct “speculative and erroneous” accounts passed down from early colonists.

The excavation at a 12-acre site in Indian Creek has prompted a fresh reassessment of older narratives, said Dr Reg Murphy, who is leading a team from Syracuse University, Farmingdale State College and Brooklyn College.

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'Hipster salty sea dog': Jacinda Ardern defends partner 'Clarke with an e' after op-ed attack

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:10:57 GMT2018-04-24T08:10:57Z

New Zealand Herald columnist had accused Gayford of ‘piggybacking’ on the PM’s success

Jacinda Ardern and prominent New Zealanders have defended the prime minister’s partner, Clarke Gayford, after a hostile opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald called him a “hipster salty sea dog” and criticised him for having an “e” in his name.

On Monday, the New Zealand Herald published “Why does Clarke Gayford bug me?”, written by the columnist and business journalist Deborah Hill Cone.

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Falsifying forms and impersonating clients among revelations at banking inquiry

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:47:27 GMT2018-04-24T08:47:27Z

As the royal commission heard evidence against NAB and ANZ, a class action against AMP was being investigated

National Australia Bank’s top executives complained about having their bonuses “shaved” after it was discovered hundreds of NAB employees under their charge had been falsifying client documents.

One NAB executive argued it would send the wrong message to NAB’s leadership team and encourage them to sweep future scandals under the carpet.

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India's death penalty for rapists of young girls could push them to kill | Rituparna Chatterjee

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:47:45 GMT2018-04-24T09:47:45Z

With the majority of rapes committed by someone known to the victim, the new law could drive offenders to murder to avoid detection

On Saturday India’s government approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of girls under the age of 12, amid a groundswell of public outrage following the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state.

The shocking case involved a girl from the Bakarwal nomadic tribe, who was out grazing her horses when she was abducted, drugged and murdered after a week of torture and repeated rape. It led to a nationwide outcry for swifter justice.

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'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper | Steven Grattan

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:04 GMT2018-04-23T06:00:04Z

In a Bogotá district where violence often dominates headlines, the paper La Esquina is flying off the shelves, covering everything from recipes to plastic surgery tips

In the streets of Bogotá’s infamous red light district, something new and colourful has begun appearing, pasted up between the graffiti on the walls.

Monica Quiroz, biting off strips of thick adhesive tape, is sticking up the laminated, fluorescent pages of this month’s edition of a newspaper written for and by local sex workers.

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With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:02 GMT2018-04-23T05:00:02Z

UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100, with the fastest rises being recorded in Africa and Asia

How many people are there in the world?

We don’t know for sure as all figures are estimates, but UN data suggests there were about a billion people in 1800, 2 billion in 1927, 5 billion in 1987 and just over 7.5 billion today.

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Mozambique prays for rain as water shortages hit country’s poor

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:05:05 GMT2018-04-21T23:05:05Z

Taps in capital city of Maputo being turned off every other day as climate change exacerbates southern African drought

In the township of Chamanculo, in Maputo, Mozambique, a network of household taps made the community water pump obsolete years ago, freeing residents from the daily burden of lugging massive jerrycans of water long distances.

But a water crisis, partly caused by an ongoing drought affecting much of southern Africa, is already reversing progress in this coastal city. An emergency “orange alert”, declared last February by the country’s disaster management council after failed rains, has triggered such strict water rationing across the capital city that the taps are turned off every other day and irrigation is banned.

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'Untouchable' Myanmar army under fire over torture and murder claims | Joshua Carroll

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:20:12 GMT2018-04-20T13:20:12Z

A handful of recent convictions show troops are starting to be held to account, while the military are listed for the first time on a UN armed forces blacklist

The three young men went out to get firewood and never returned. Their families spent days worrying, then heard gunshots crackling in the distance.

Hours later, they found the mutilated bodies, hastily buried five miles from their homes at the Maihkawng internal displacement camp in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kachin state.

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Fragile and under pressure, but Kim Jong-un won’t give up

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:54:35 GMT2018-04-21T19:54:35Z

North Korean leader’s surprise freeze should be seen more as diplomatic manoeuvre than step towards giving up warheads

Rockets, satellites, missiles and atoms pepper the landscape in Pyongyang. They are the anchors of funfair rides, feature in extravagant floral tributes to the country’s “dear” and “supreme” leaders from the Kim dynasty, and appear on stamps, apartment buildings and school walls.

These celebrations of the country’s weapons programme serve as a constant reminder to residents and visitors of how critical North Korea’s nuclear project has been to its national identity and security.

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More young people are pro-choice – proof that progress is winning (or will)

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:00:06 GMT2018-04-21T14:00:06Z

Two-thirds of young people think abortion should be legal in all or most cases – a glimmer of good news in a time of few wins

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North Korea's nuclear pause: grist for both doves and hawks | Robert E Kelly

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:11:35 GMT2018-04-21T06:11:35Z

A win for security, but real acid test of Pyongyang’s intentions is whether it will give up the weapons it has already built

North Korea has announced it will cease testing nuclear devices and missiles, and promised to shut down its primary nuclear test site at Punggye-ri. If this is genuine, it is a serious step forward, but we should greet it with cautious optimism.

We have been on the cusp of a breakthrough with North Korea before, only to be disappointed. There will be a lot of questions. But there is no need to be recalcitrantly hawkish about this. Within the limits of North Korea’s strained credibility, this is a win for allied security.

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Why road to Syria peace could begin in a sleepy Swedish farmhouse

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:03 GMT2018-04-21T04:00:03Z

Divided UN heads for a retreat to remote corner of Sweden with the hope of thawing tensions

The incessant trilling of the larks was still the dominant sound at Backåkra, a traditional ‘fyrlängad’ – a four-sided, half-timber farmhouse, overlooking a sun-bathed coastal heath sprinkled with purple flowers.

But this peaceful, secluded corner of Österlen, the southeastern corner of the Swedish county of Skåne, will on Saturday be crawling with specialist security officers, diplomats and journalists as the UN security council meets for its annual retreat.

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Emmanuel Macron goes to Washington – in pictures

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:27:01 GMT2018-04-24T09:27:01Z

The French president and his wife Brigitte opened their pomp-filled three-day state visit with a double date with Donald and Melania Trump at George Washington’s house

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Kim Jong-un visits survivors of bus crash – video

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:34:11 GMT2018-04-24T07:34:11Z

Kim Jong-un visited survivors after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea.

The state-run KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday that the North Korean leader had visited two Chinese survivors of the crash on Sunday in which 32 Chinese and four North Koreans died.

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'No national security connection' to Toronto van incident, minister says – video

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:15:08 GMT2018-04-24T04:15:08Z

The Toronto police chief, Mark Saunders, says Alek Minassian, suspected of driving a van into pedestrians, killing 10 people and injuring 15, was not known to police. The federal public safety minister, Ralph Goodale, standing next to Saunders, says: 'There would appear to be no national security connection.'

• Toronto van incident in which 10 pedestrians died appeared deliberate, say police

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Toronto police officer single-handedly arrests van driver suspect – video

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:45:03 GMT2018-04-23T23:45:03Z

WARNING: this video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing.

Video taken by bystanders shows the standoff between the suspected perpetrator of Monday's attack in Toronto and a police officer. The officer warns the suspect to get down or he will be shot. The suspect, who points an object at the officer, later complies and is arrested without shots being fired.

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'He hit every single person on the sidewalk':Witnesses recall scene as van ploughs into crowd–video

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:05:46 GMT2018-04-23T19:05:46Z

Police in Canada said at least nine people died when a van left the road and ran into a crowd of pedestrians in the northern suburbs of Toronto. The driver fled the scene but was later arrested by police, who cordoned off several city blocks.  At least 16 people were injured.

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Sit-ins and picket lines: why Armenia has been protesting – video explainer

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:23:03 GMT2018-04-23T16:23:03Z

Armenia’s prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan, has resigned after days of protests in the country’s capital, Yerevan. Demonstrations began after Sargsyan took the role of prime minister immediately after two terms as president. Protesters accused him of stealing power

Serzh Sargsyan resigns as Armenia’s prime minister after protests

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