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Military forces detained at least five senior Sudanese government figures on Monday, officials said, as the country's main pro-democracy group called on people to take to the streets to counter an apparent military coup. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, a group leading demands for a transition to democracy, also said there were internet and phone signal outages across the country. A possible takeover by the military would be a major setback for Sudan, which has grappled with a transition
The Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) plays for the first time in months to a live audience after fleeing to Qatar. The group of 35 young musicians aged 13-20, some orphans or from poor families and many of them women, are hoping to keep their cultural heritage alive after the Taliban seized power in August.
Nicola Sturgeon says Cop26 must recognise frustrations of younger generations
The advisory Climate Change Committee says the strategy published last week was an important statement ahead of the Cop26 climate summit.
While the UK Government has now embarked on a programme of starting to offer 8.5 million who are eligible a third booster vaccine, the number of people in the world’s poorest countries who have been fully vaccinated is just 1.3 per cent. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to supply 100 million surplus vaccines within the next year to poor countries but, as with so many of his promises, he has delivered fewer than 10 per cent of this figure. The lack of equitable global vaccine distribution should be a source of great shame for Britain and other rich nations.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reneged on his threat to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western nations over their support for a jailed activist. The reversal came after France, Germany the United States and several other countries issued identical statements saying they respected a UN convention that required diplomats not to interfere in the host country's domestic affairs.“We believe that these ambassadors, who have fulfilled their commitment to Article 41 of the Vienna Convention, wi
Brexit Minister Lord Frost has welcomed proposals made by the European Commission to reform the Northern Ireland Protocol but admitted the "gaps between us remain significant". Giving evidence to the European Scrutiny Committee, he said: "The problem with them is they don't go far enough … I'm not sure they would quite deliver the kind of ambitious freeing up of trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland that we want to see.".
Fisherman Max Maguire was stabbed to death outside a Royal British Legion in the New Forest.
Manchester Arena bombing: MI5 officer accepts ‘different actions would have stopped plot’. Salman Abedi was not stopped and questioned on return to UK from Libya, inquiry hears
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has praised defender Andreas Christensen for finding his “place” within the team. The Danish international has played in every minute of his six Premier League starts this season, as well as starting each of the defending European champions’ three Champions League outings thus far. Despite some fierce competition for places in Tuchel’s squad, the 25-year-old is looking increasingly assured at Stamford Bridge and recently scored his first goal for the club against Malmo in Europe.
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Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.
A family from Queensland, Australia were pulling out of a parking lot when they spotted a mysterious exploding light in the sky. The footage has become a hit on social media, where people are divided about what the object might be. Some say it's clearly a meteor, while others remain unconvinced...
Survivors or intruders? Rats found on Lord Howe Island despite 22,000 traps and 40 tonnes of bait . About 100 rats have been discovered since a $17m eradication program on the world heritage-listed island but experts say all is not lost
Millions of nurses, teachers and members of the armed forces will receive a pay rise next April as Rishi Sunak unfreezes public sector pay in the budget. In his second pay giveaway in 24 hours, after announcing a rise in the national living wage, the chancellor confirmed he is ending a one-year COVID freeze imposed last November. The size of the pay rises will depend on recommendations from independent pay review bodies, which set pay for frontline workforces including nurses, police, prison officers and teachers.
Four migrants, three of them children, drowned on Tuesday after a boat in which they and 23 others were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece sank, the Greek coast guard said. Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for asylum-seekers crossing from Turkey in flimsy, overcrowded rubber boats. The boat sank off the Greek island of Chios where strong winds were blowing, a coast guard statement said.
The Guardian view on US abortion laws: freedoms hanging by a thread . By allowing the Texas law banning abortions after six weeks to stand, the supreme court has joined the attack
Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts is undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Scottish city ready for ‘unprecedented’ disruption to transport network