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Turkey Syria offensive: Heavy fighting on second day of assault
Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey’s military said it had seized designated targets. There are reports of heavy fighting in the central border region, and seven civilian deaths. Tens of thousands
Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores with high waves, heavy rain as storm takes aim at British Isles
Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves Wednesday, before transitioning to a strong post-tropical system that is taking aim at Ireland and the United Kingdom for the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued its last advisory on the storm at 11 a.m. as it transitioned to a post-tropical
Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’
Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new
Herman Van Rompuy says Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’
A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions seeking EU membership. Mr Van Rompuy said the process of joining the EU was
Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America
MPs in Austria have dealt a blow to the EU’s landmark trade deal with South America’s economic bloc, by demanding a government veto on the deal. The draft free trade agreement took 20 years to complete and the EU has described it as its biggest so far. France and Ireland
Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’
Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities. It said 18 drones and seven cruise missiles were fired from a direction that ruled out Yemen as a source. Yemen’s Iran-aligned
The world has a third pole – and it’s melting quickly
An IPCC report says two-thirds of glaciers on the largest ice sheet after the Arctic and Antarctic are set to disappear in 80 years. Many moons ago in Tibet, the Second Buddha transformed a fierce nyen (a malevolent mountain demon) into a neri (the holiest protective warrior god) called Khawa Karpo, who took up residence
The Ferrari 812 GTS will restyle your terrible hair with 789bhp
Meet the 812 Superfast’s open-top twin. Our ears are not ready for the noise Ferrari couldn’t resist. It’s watched the likes of the Aston Martin DBS, Lamborghini Aventador and Bentley Continetal GT running away with the ‘ultra-quick, mega-pricey suntanmobile’ market and decided enough is enough. The 812 Superfast has lost
Taliban attack two northern Afghan cities as latest round of peace talks with US concludes
The Taliban militant group launched attacks on Puli Khumri, the capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province, on 1 September just a day after it overran several parts of Kunduz City, the capital of Kunduz Province, as the militants ramp up combat operations across the Central Asian country in an apparent move
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees ‘unprecedented devastation’
Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused “unprecedented” devastation in the Bahamas, the country’s leader says. The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains “extremely dangerous”, said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Some 13,000 houses are feared damaged or destroyed, according to the International Red Cross. Pictures showed surging floodwaters, upturned