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Shining achievement: is Trump’s celebratory Kim​ Jong-un coin a little premature?

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The newly minted coin commemorates a summit that hasn’t happened yet – let’s hope the North Korean leader turns upName: The Donald Trump/Kim Jong-un coin.Age: Brand new! Continue reading...

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Author : Guardian Staff
Publish date : 2018-05-22 13:41:51
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Florida city warns of 'extreme zombie activity' during power outage

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Lake Worth residents receive alert at 2am local timeCity later clarifies that there is no ‘zombie activity currently’Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies.The Palm Beach Post reported that Lake Worth residents received the message during a power outage on Sunday. The alert warned of a “power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus”, the latter a reference to a city in the hit TV show The Walking Dead. Continue reading...

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Author : Associated Press in Lake Worth, Florida
Publish date : 2018-05-22 12:13:55
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Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave

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Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40C An intense heatwave across south Asia has killed dozens of people with sustained temperatures in excess of 40C coinciding with power cuts and Ramadan, when many Muslims avoid eating or drinking water.At least 65 people have died in Karachi in recent days according to the charitable organisation that runs the central morgue in the Pakistani port city, as volunteers handed out water to labourers and others working outside in temperatures as high as 44C (111F). Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/22/death-toll-climbs-in-karachi-heatwave
Author : Michael Safi in Delhi
Publish date : 2018-05-22 10:57:39
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London one of worst capitals in Europe for clean, safe transport, study shows

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Exclusive: UK capital has the most expensive public transport, third-worst air quality and is one of most dangerous to walk and cycle, study of 13 EU cities revealsLondon is trailing behind other major European capitals in its effort to create a clean, affordable and safe transport system, according to a new report.The study of 13 EU cities found London has the joint third worst air quality after Moscow and Rome, as well as the most expensive public transport and the highest number of cycling accidents. Continue reading...

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Author : Matthew Taylor
Publish date : 2018-05-22 09:15:04
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Grenfell Tower fire inquiry: second day to hear more tributes to victims – live updates

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Follow live updates on the second day of the Grenfell Tower inquiry as it continues to hear tributes to the 72 people who diedPortraits of all 72 people killedInquiry opens to emotional testimony Key questions relating to the inquiryCan you add to our accounts of the victims? 9.20am BST The second day will hear tributes to the Choucair family who lost six members from three generations, according to a running order of today’s proceedings published by the inquiry.Zaynab Choucair, who at aged three was one of the youngest victims of the fire, died alongside her sisters Fatima (11) and Mierna (13) and their mother Nadia Choucair, father Bassem Choukair and their grandmother Sirria Choucair.The programme for today's commemorative hearing. A link to the stream will be posted at 9:45. pic.twitter.com/qdreZClyEP 8.59am BST Welcome to our live coverage of the second day of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire. After a harrowing opening day of tributes to six of the victims, today is unlikely to be any easier for those people involved and those listening in, as more commemorations are read out by families and their representatives. Related: The lives of Grenfell Tower: the 72 victims of the fire Continue reading...

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Author : Matthew Weaver
Publish date : 2018-05-22 08:20:05
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The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

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The closure of its factories hit Sesto hard, but when the perpetrator of the Berlin truck attack was shot there, the former leftwing stronghold turned rightGramsci Avenue, May Day Square, Karl Marx library … even today the streets of Sesto San Giovanni recall its past as the “Stalingrad of Italy”. For more than seven decades, this suburb of Milan was ruled by the Communist party and its political heirs, but things have radically changed since the election of the new rightwing mayor, Roberto Di Stefano.Begging, bivouacking in parks or streets and drinking alcohol in the open have all been banned. Those breaking the rules are expelled, and over the past year that has been the fate of more than 200 people – most of them homeless, street vendors or migrants. Continue reading...

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Author : Giorgio Ghiglione in Sesto San Giovanni
Publish date : 2018-05-22 06:00:47
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'Weird, odd, a dumpster fire': Trump's North Korea summit coin ridiculed

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Coin marking nuclear talks that might not happen yet criticised as premature and giving Kim Jong-un unwarranted statusStony faced, Donald Trump stares down a smiling Kim Jong-un in a high-stakes scene, unfolding entirely on the surface of a coin.
Related: South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track Continue reading...

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Author : Benjamin Haas in Seoul
Publish date : 2018-05-22 05:07:16
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Japan sexual harassment survey reveals 150 allegations by women in media

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A third of cases involved inappropriate behaviour by government officials, police officers and MPsDozens of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks have been sexually harassed – many repeatedly – with government officials, police officers and MPs cited as the perpetrators in about a third of the cases, according to a new survey. Related: Japan's #MeToo: senior bureaucrat resigns over sexual misconduct allegations Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/22/japan-sexual-harassment-survey-reveals-150-allegations-by-women-in-media
Author : Justin McCurry in Tokyo
Publish date : 2018-05-22 04:03:56
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North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

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North Korea has invited a handful of journalists to watch as it dismantles its only known nuclear test site, but experts warn the move is purely symbolicThis week North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will shut the nation’s only known nuclear test site ahead of an expected meeting with Donald Trump on 12 June. However, experts have warned that the move is more symbolic than practical. Here is all you need to know about the dismantling of Punggye-ri.
Related: Dismantling of North Korea nuclear site 'well under way', satellite images show Continue reading...

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Author : Benjamin Haas in Seoul
Publish date : 2018-05-22 02:12:02
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One Nation reversal on big business tax cuts 'disappointing', Cormann says – politics live

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Pauline Hanson changes her mind again on tax – just in time for the Longman byelection. All the day’s events, liveSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning
1.56am BST I forgot to point to this earlier, but better late than never.The latest Guardian Essential poll is out. From Katharine Murphy’s report: 1.46am BST I have not received one (oh, the humanity. How ever will I recover) but this is a thing which has been getting around parliament:Clive Palmer has sent the press gallery copies of his book: it is in two volumes and weighs 4.5kg pic.twitter.com/AecK97gGM9 Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2018/may/22/pauline-hanson-reverses-support-for-corporate-tax-cuts-politics-live
Author : Amy Remeikis
Publish date : 2018-05-22 01:04:24
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