Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Conflict and arms Charity warns of a new landmine crisis in north-east Nigeria as casualty rate rises People look at educational material about mine dangers in a village near Maiduguri. Photograph: Sean Sutton/MAG Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in Läs mer…

‘Birmingham pharmacist’ held in Syria on suspected Isis links

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK news In video man gives name as Anwar Miah and says he has been in Syria for nearly four years Man claiming to be a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained on suspicion of being a member of Islamic State in Syria. Photograph: Läs mer…

Labour prepared to vote down May's final Brexit deal, says Corbyn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jeremy Corbyn Party leader says concerns over workers’ rights and environment could force move and remains open to second referendum Jeremy Corbyn in Liverpool for the Labour party’s annual conference. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour would be prepared to vote down Läs mer…

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani: US sympathizes with Iran regime change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran Former New York mayor addresses exile group in Manhattan ‘I say to the Iranian government, you must truly be afraid’ Rudy Giuliani addresses an NCRI meeting near Paris in June. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran’s self-declared Läs mer…

Russian passport leak after Salisbury may reveal spy methods

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Russia Novichok suspects named on list of suspected agents with similar passport numbers Photograph issued by British police of Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov. Photograph: Metropolitan police/PA A leak of Russian government data about the suspects in the Salisbury poisoning may provide a Läs mer…

Michelle Obama enters midterms race with drive to register voters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US voter suppression Michelle Obama When We All Vote kicks off in Las Vegas with a nonpartisan aim – registration and participation – in highly partisan times Michelle Obama, seen in New Orleans in June. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP A star-studded voter registration drive launched Läs mer…

'No regrets': world's biggest election loser runs for 96th time in Canada

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada John Turmel initially went into politics to legalise gambling and stop getting busted John Turmel has become a polarising fixture in Canadian elections. Photograph: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images The first time John Turmel ran in an election, it was 1979 and Läs mer…

Hayabusa2: Japanese robots land on moving asteroid in world first

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Space Survey on Ryugu asteroid aims to provide answers about the origins of life and solar system The surface of the Ryugu asteroid, which is being explored by two biscuit tin-shaped robots. Photograph: Jaxa Handout/EPA Two robots from Japan’s space agency have landed on Läs mer…

'Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Zimbabwe Locals say conditions have deteriorated since July’s contentious election, as world powers keep their distance Children jump over raw flowing sewage on the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe, amid a cholera outbreak in the country which has killed at least 30 people. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Läs mer…

Dominic Raab rules out snap general election to save May's Brexit plan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Brexit secretary dismisses rumours PM could call a vote to save Chequers proposal Raab says suggestions of a general election were ‘for the birds’ and vote was ‘not going to happen’. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA The Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, has dismissed claims Theresa Läs mer…

Julie Bishop says voters believe MPs are ‘no better than schoolchildren’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Julie Bishop Former foreign affairs minister says she has been asked ‘What happened to the prime minister?’ The former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop says ‘it would make a difference’ to MPs’ behaviour if parliament had a roughly 50-50 gender balance. Photograph: Mike Bowers Läs mer…

Germany launches world's first autonomous tram in Potsdam

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Upside Germany The Guardian goes for a ride on the new AI-driven Combino vehicle developed by Siemens Combino, the world’s first autonomous tram, has been developed by a team of 50 computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicists. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Norbert Gresing shook Läs mer…

How Charlottesville forced Reddit to clean up its act

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Reddit How Charlottesville forced Reddit to clean up its act The use by white supremacists of Reddit to organise last year’s violent rally in Virginia was a catalyst for change at the digital giant. In an extract from her new book We Läs mer…

Newly-discovered photographs reveal family life of the Romanovs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Photographs of Tsar Nicholas II and family go on show at Science Museum in London. The images were captured by Herbert Galloway Stuart, an English tutor to the nephews of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1916. They were unearthed by chance at the Läs mer…

Yayoi Kusama: the world's favourite artist?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Yayoi Kusama Yayoi Kusama: the world’s favourite artist? After spending the past four decades in a psychiatric hospital, her name written out of art history, Yayoi Kusama became an art-world phenomenon in the age of the selfie Yayoi Kusama at work in Läs mer…