Trade dispute widens, sparking concerns that information about North Korea’s missile programmes may not be shared
South Korea has said it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.
South Korea’s Kim You-geun, a deputy director of the presidential National Security Council, said Japan had created a “grave change” in the environment for bilateral security cooperation by removing South Korea’s fast-track export status this month. Continue reading...
At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said.
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.
London, Reuters - Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
Three-year review says new vaccines for eradicating disease are only 40% effective
Malaria will not be eradicated in the foreseeable future even though it is achievable and would save millions of lives, according to World Health Organization (WHO) experts following a three-year review.
The WHO remains committed to the “disappearance of every single malaria parasite from the face of the planet”, as it has been since the UN organisation was launched in 1948, said Dr Pedro Alonso, the director of its global malaria programme. Continue reading...
Colleagues of PC Andrew Harper will lead a minute's silence for him later this morning.
The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi has been suspended for up to six months for not conforming to international standards, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has included uncapped teenage centre Jordan Petaia in his World Cup squad along with veteran David Pocock on Friday despite concerns over the loose forward's fitness ahead of the global showpiece in Japan.
Scottish comedian Darren Connell flew to Peru to take a controversial hallucinogen banned in the UK.
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.
The UK Home Office is considering a system which would let you walk through immigration without showing your passport.
Figures show a target to deal with new evidence from asylum seekers is missed in 95% of cases.
The papers lead on Boris Johnson's meeting with Emmanuel Macron as well as Prince William and Kate's £73 flight.
A consultation will take place later this year on how pupils should be tested in the future.
Cook and broadcaster will help ‘root and branch’ official review of NHS catering
The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is to advise a government review of hospital food, following the deaths of six people due to a listeria outbreak.
A “root and branch” review launched by the Department of Health and Social Care on Friday will examine whether the number of hospitals catering in-house can be increased. Continue reading...
Thousands of photos and letters available online to mark 200th anniversary of birth
Thousands of photographs, prints and letters that reveal the private passions and public interests of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert have been published online to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The Royal Collection has digitised 17,500 documents for a new website, the majority publicly available for the first time. Continue reading...
TV chef’s group sets sights on joining global social and environmental movement
Jamie Oliver is to turn the remains of his business empire into an ethical “B Corporation” that officially gives equal weight to people, the planet and profit.
The former Naked Chef sees it as a way to knit his campaigning on issues such as childhood obesity and animal welfare into the fabric of the business which, following the collapse of the Jamie’s Italian chain, encompasses his successful publishing, broadcasting and licensing interests. Continue reading...
Atomic Kitten, Texas and Liberty X will perform at the 20th anniversary event this weekend.
Universal credit is causing tenants to fall behind with rent, warns the Residential Landlords Association.
After more than 70 years as a working artist, Charles Burton celebrates a milestone birthday with a rare exhibition.
The Met Office has issued a warning for widespread fog during Friday morning's rush hour - a day before temperatures are set to soar in a bank holiday heatwave.
Large trial held in Iran of inexpensive medication combining four common drugs
A cheap, single pill taken once a day that combines four common drugs is safe and reduces the risk of events such as heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in people over the age of 50, research has found.
The study, the first large-scale trial to date, looked at the effectiveness of a so-called polypill – a four-in-one therapy containing drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure that was first proposed more than 15 years ago. The researchers found those taking the polypill had a more than 30% lower risk of serious heart problems than those just offered advice. Continue reading...
Justin Thomas shot a mediocre even-par 70 on the first day at the Tour Championship on Thursday but ended the round tied for the lead with fellow Americans Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.
The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market.
The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is travelling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.
Bolivian firefighters are still trying to put out wildfires that have already burned more than 650,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) of tropical forest, roughly the size of the U.S. state of Delaware, officials said on Thursday.
YouTube has disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after similar campaigns on Twitter and Facebook were dismantled.
A four-year-old was among more than 1,000 children caught carrying knives in schools last year, police figures show.
Ajinkya Rahane made 81 as India advanced to 203 for the loss of six wickets at stumps on a rain-affected opening day of the first test against West Indies in North Sound, Antigua on Thursday.
"Serious failures" in the public health system led to the deaths of 19 people linked to outbreaks of listeria and streptococcus, a former health chief has claimed.
Friday: Guardian Australia’s landmark Deaths Inside project highlights government failures. Plus, Jofra Archer rips through Australia
Good morning, this is Stephen Smiley bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 23 August. Continue reading...
Incident was recounted in an email exchange between a prominent US literary agent and author Evgeny Morozov
Prince Andrew was seen inside the New York apartment of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein getting a foot massage from a young woman, according to an email exchange between a prominent US literary agent and author and writer Evgeny Morozov.
In the exchange, published in the New Republic magazine, agent John Brockman recommends to writer Morozov (who he represents as literary agent) that he meet with Epstein, calling him a “billionaire science philanthropist” who has “been extremely generous in funding projects of many of our friends and clients”. Continue reading...
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds.
The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron.
Canadians have a message for politicians appearing on their front stoops ahead of Canada's upcoming national election in October: life is getting more expensive.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the fires raging in the Amazon rain forest are an international emergency and called for the situation to be discussed at the G7 summit.
President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.
Australia batsman David Warner described England fast bowler Jofra Archer as "world class" after he picked up his first five-wicket haul in test cricket to help dismiss the touring side for 179 in the third Ashes test on Thursday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave Italy's bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap election.