Sri Lanka, the land of the disappeared​ – a photo essay​ | Art and design

It is nearly a decade since the civil war in Sri Lanka ended, but for many families the long struggle will never be over. During the conflict, many thousands of people from the minority Tamil community in the north of Read more…


Australia’s Other Great (and Threatened) Coral Reefs

MELBOURNE, Australia — The United Nations issued a dire alert on Monday, warning that many of the world’s coral reefs could die as soon as 2040 as a result of climate change. Already, warming waters have bleached more than two-thirds Read more…


Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Trump cast doubt on Prof Ford’s credibility President Donald Trump has mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in Mississippi. “What Read more…


Premier League, Madrid derby and Scottish scheduling news – live! | Football

Tottenham Hotspur news Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham got “lucky” when Gareth Bale and then Dele Alli both turned out to be such talents, but believes there are still other gems to be unearthed from lower leagues. Alli marked his return Read more…


To End Stalemate, Will Sweden Include Far-Right Party in Government?

STOCKHOLM — Two questions dominate Swedish politics after elections this month yielded a stalemate: Who will violate a campaign pledge? And will it result, for the first time, in a government that has support from a nationalist party with neo-Nazi Read more…


Sir Vince Cable Lib Dem conference speech focuses on Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive: Sir Vince Cable’s party conference speech Brexit “fundamentalists” will cause the UK “years of economic pain” to justify the “erotic spasm” of leaving the EU, Sir Vince Cable is set to Read more…


GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules | UK news

GCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled in a test case judgment. But the Strasbourg court found that GCHQ’s Read more…


Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory Begins

The Islamic State also remains well positioned to inspire attacks outside the Middle East, from small-scale assaults like the killing of four cyclists in Tajikistan this year to the truck attack in Nice, France, in 2016 in which more than Read more…


EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over ‘breaches’ of core values

Image copyright EPA Image caption Viktor Orban launched an impassioned defence on Tuesday – but it was not enough The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU’s core values. Prime Read more…


County cricket: Surrey look to close on title, Middlesex v Kent and more – live! | Sport

9.18am EDT09:18 Durham collapsed to 340 all out at Chester-le-Street having been 332-6 at lunch. Sussex needed 322 to put their promotion bid back on course but have had an equally torrid time with the bat and were soon reduced Read more…