Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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World

Is Germany's election result 'the revenge of the East'?

Two days after a historic vote saw an overtly nationalist party enter the German parliament for the first time in more than five decades, a group of over-60s vent their grievances over lunchtime...

Hurricane Maria pushes Puerto Rico's struggling hospitals to crisis point

Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico a week ago, Isabello Aponte’s life has been confined to the four concrete walls of his modest home. The storm tore holes in the roof, but there...

Donald Trump caps refugee admissions in 2018 to historic low

Donald Trump intends to cap America’s annual refugee admissions at a historic low , marking the administration’s latest crackdown on immigrants from some of the world’s most vulnerable groups. A US state department report...

Lady Lucan, key figure in 1974 murder mystery, found dead at London home

Lady Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago in a murder mystery that still piques lurid fascination and excites conspiracy theorists, has been found dead at home aged 80. Veronica, the Dowager...

‘This is a huge step for us’: jubilation as Saudi women allowed to drive

Saudi women have hailed a move by the conservative kingdom’s ruler to allow them to drive as a landmark moment in a society where gender roles have long been rigidly demarcated and strictly...

Giant Solomon Islands rat believed to eat coconuts discovered

A mysterious and elusive species of giant rat that lives in the dense rainforest canopy of the Solomon Islands, and is reputed to open coconuts with its teeth, has been discovered by scientists...

Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent

The mostly submerged continent of Zealandia may have been much closer to land level than previously thought, providing pathways for animals and plants to cross continents from 80m years ago, an expedition has...

Morning mail: Murray-Darling 'water theft' claims raised last year

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 27 September. Top stories The Murray-Darling Basin Authority knew about allegations of substantial water theft as early as...

The giant is coming: the true cost of Amazon to retailers and workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. Strategically located near freeway connections to Australia’s busiest cargo seaport, the US$465bn retail superpower’s cavernous new fulfilment...

Book of Mormon sets new record for most expensive manuscript ever sold

The printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon has been sold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for $35m (£26m), setting what is believed to be a new record...

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Rolling in the aisles: Russian man smashes stolen tank into supermarket

A Russian man believed to be drunk has been detained after stealing an armoured personnel carrier and smashing it into a supermarket. The man...