Why Trump abandoning the climate fight puts the planet in even more danger

Why Trump abandoning the climate fight puts the planet in even more danger

After decades of negotiations, all 197 nations in the world decided to voluntarily cut the heat-trapping pollution that is causing the climate crisis by signing the Paris climate agreement. Only a handful of countries have not ratified the deal.
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Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

The late US congressman John Lewis has crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus bridge for the final time as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.
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Portland protesters counter teargas with leaf blowers in standoff with federal troops

Portland protesters counter teargas with leaf blowers in standoff with federal troops

Black Lives Matter protesters used leaf blowers to blow back teargas in clashes with federal troops in Portland, Oregon.
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Why more than 1 million Uighurs are being held in camps in China

Why more than 1 million Uighurs are being held in camps in China

In Xinjiang, China, more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in 're-education' camps that the government claims are benign vocational centres teaching useful career skills.
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Portland mayor teargassed by federal agents during protest

Portland mayor teargassed by federal agents during protest

The mayor of Portland was teargassed by federal agents during protests against the presence of the agents sent by Donald Trump to quell unrest in the city.
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Undercover footage: manager at Sports Direct warehouse says worker can't leave during break

Undercover footage: manager at Sports Direct warehouse says worker can't leave during break

Warehouse workers at Sports Direct, the retail chain controlled by billionaire Mike Ashley, appear to be receiving pay below the national minimum wage, according to expert analysis of a new Guardian undercover investigation.
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A new normal: work, life and balancing it all during coronavirus

A new normal: work, life and balancing it all during coronavirus

There has been massive upheaval in the world of work over the past four months. What can we learn going forward? Iman Amrani speaks to Guardian readers about travelling less, dealing with childcare, what working from home is really like.
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The Green Recovery: how to fix Australia's energy-inefficient homes

The Green Recovery: how to fix Australia's energy-inefficient homes

The Australian home has a big problem: it's draughty, poorly insulated and costs a fortune to heat and cool. Most older homes have an abysmal energy efficiency rating – and we are paying the price. So what can be done to fix the problem?
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The Circle: masculinity, racism and brotherhood on a Hackney estate

The Circle: masculinity, racism and brotherhood on a Hackney estate

Two brothers living on a council estate in Hackney, east London, express their experiences of masculinity, racism and brotherhood through dance and direct testimony.
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Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal

Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal

The newly released correspondence shows that the then governor general, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Labor government of Gough Whitlam in 1975 without giving advance notice to the monarch, because 'it was better for Her Majesty not to know'.
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'We will haunt you': survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

'We will haunt you': survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, in which more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were executed in July 1995.
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How 'white fragility' reinforces racism

How 'white fragility' reinforces racism

Robin DiAngelo's bestselling book White Fragility has provoked an uncomfortable but vital conversation about what it means to be white.
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New York City mayor helps paint Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower

New York City mayor helps paint Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower

Bill de Blasio on Thursday helped to paint the large, bright yellow mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan.
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Why is Australia's second biggest city back in coronavirus lockdown?

Why is Australia's second biggest city back in coronavirus lockdown?

Metropolitan Melbourne returned to lockdown on 8 July after Victoria recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus since the start of the week, which was at the time the highest daily increase since the pandemic began.
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Serbian protesters clash with police over government handling of coronavirus

Serbian protesters clash with police over government handling of coronavirus

Police have fired teargas to disperse protesters hurling flares and objects in Serbia's capital as violence erupted for the second day in a row during demonstrations against the president's handling of the country's coronavirus outbreak.
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How Bolsonaro downplayed Covid-19 before, and after, he contracted the virus

How Bolsonaro downplayed Covid-19 before, and after, he contracted the virus

Jair Bolsonaro has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus - after months of repeatedly trivializing the pandemic and flouting social distancing guidelines.
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'We are the most homophobic country in the EU': Poland's election and the LGBT fightback

'We are the most homophobic country in the EU': Poland's election and the LGBT fightback

Andrzej Duda, running for re-election as president of Poland, has included strong verbal attacks on the country's LGBT community in his campaign.
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Being childfree: five women on why they chose not to have kids

Being childfree: five women on why they chose not to have kids

As part of the Guardian's Childfree series, five women discuss why having children isn't for them – and how others perceive them as a result.
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Indonesia's shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat?

Indonesia's shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat?

Crew from rural Indonesian villages, recruited by suspected traffickers, endured horrendous conditions aboard an illegal Chinese-run sharking operation in the western Pacific.
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How stop and search in the UK is failing black people

How stop and search in the UK is failing black people

There has been renewed criticism over stop and search in the UK after research found that BAME people are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules than white people.
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'Our heart will never die': Hongkongers raise blank paper in protest against security law

'Our heart will never die': Hongkongers raise blank paper in protest against security law

Protesters have held up blank pieces of white paper to avoid using slogans banned under a new national security law in Hong Kong on Monday.
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Is China pushing Hong Kong further away with its new security law?

Is China pushing Hong Kong further away with its new security law?

Beijing has imposed sweeping new national security legislation on Hong Kong, criminalising 'secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces'.
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'It's eating me up inside': killing of Ethiopian musician sparks deadly protests

'It's eating me up inside': killing of Ethiopian musician sparks deadly protests

Troops were deployed in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, ahead of the funeral of the popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, who was shot dead in a targeted killing earlier this week.
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Why is coronavirus still surging in the US?

Why is coronavirus still surging in the US?

The US recorded a new all-time daily high of 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on 1 July, according to Johns Hopkins University figures, as Donald Trump repeated his belief the virus would 'just disappear'.
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Guardian Australia book club: Christos Tsiolkas and Tara June Winch on Australian must-reads

Guardian Australia book club: Christos Tsiolkas and Tara June Winch on Australian must-reads

In our second monthly Zoom book club, hosted by Australia @ Home, hundreds of readers – and moderator Michael Williams – joined two of Australia's best authors to discuss Alexis Wright, Randolph Stow and the country's literary canon.
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Masks, beers and 2m visits: life in a care home after a coronavirus outbreak

Masks, beers and 2m visits: life in a care home after a coronavirus outbreak

In April, St Ronans care home in Southsea, Portsmouth, tested positive for coronavirus. Without readily available testing, staff think Covid-19 infected about 25 of their residents. Four died with symptoms or suspected symptoms.
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Inside Chaz, Seattle's police-free zone: 'We're proving the world can change'

Inside Chaz, Seattle's police-free zone: 'We're proving the world can change'

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (otherwise known as Chaz or Chop) was established by George Floyd protesters after the Seattle police department vacated its East Precinct building on the site.
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Police use water cannon during protests over Hong Kong's new security laws

Police use water cannon during protests over Hong Kong's new security laws

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 300 protesters on the first day of life under the controversial national security laws imposed by Beijing, as China confirmed that some suspects could be extradited to the mainland under the new rules.
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Giving birth at home during Covid-19: 'Black mothers were already scared'

Giving birth at home during Covid-19: 'Black mothers were already scared'

Mekiya Hodges, who is African American and works as a social worker, says that pregnant women of colour often aren't listened to by doctors.
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How would a coronavirus vaccine work and will we even get one?

How would a coronavirus vaccine work and will we even get one?

Science editor Ian Sample explains how vaccines work, runs through some of the main obstacles to creating one for coronavirus and preparing it for public use.
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The Frant: saying 'do less crime' to cut Indigenous incarceration is simplistic and dumb

The Frant: saying 'do less crime' to cut Indigenous incarceration is simplistic and dumb

In the latest episode of The Frant for Guardian Australia, Jan Fran looks at the shockingly high rates of Aboriginal imprisonment and the inequalities in our justice system.
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Garth Nix answers your questions: on JRR Tolkien, gaming and pronouncing characters' names

Garth Nix answers your questions: on JRR Tolkien, gaming and pronouncing characters' names

In an ongoing series, Guardian Australia is getting kids and young adults to do the hard work instead of us – by interviewing their favourite authors.
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'Our generation's world war': what the first day back at a Birmingham school looks like

'Our generation's world war': what the first day back at a Birmingham school looks like

Aston University Engineering Academy, a secondary school and sixth form in central Birmingham, has had to overcome myriad issues simply to safely open its doors to vastly reduced numbers of students.
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Thousands join Black Trans Lives Matter protest in London

Thousands join Black Trans Lives Matter protest in London

Thousands of protesters marched in central London to celebrate the black trans community and demonstrate against potential changes to the law that they fear could make it more difficult for trans people to access certain facilities.
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From miracle cures to slowing testing: how Trump has defied science on coronavirus

From miracle cures to slowing testing: how Trump has defied science on coronavirus

Donald Trump told thousands of supporters at a rally in Oklahoma he wanted to slow down testing for Covid-19 – despite experts saying the opposite.
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How Jürgen Klopp turned Liverpool into Premier League champions

How Jürgen Klopp turned Liverpool into Premier League champions

The final piece in the puzzle has fallen into place for Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp's side were crowned Premier League champions.
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Life in lockdown: Covid-19, BLM and inequality in east London

Life in lockdown: Covid-19, BLM and inequality in east London

As people emerge into a changed reality, the Anywhere But Westminster team focuses on east London, where Covid-19 has fused with the Black Lives Matter movement and huge injustices are impossible to ignore.
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What does it mean to defund the police?

What does it mean to defund the police?

The Black Lives Matter protests in the US, which escalated in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have brought the little-known but decades-old campaign to abolish US police into the spotlight.
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David Hockney's lockdown sunrise and other masterpiece dawns

David Hockney's lockdown sunrise and other masterpiece dawns

David Hockney created a glorious depiction of a sunrise on his iPad in April and emailed it from his lockdown in Normandy to the Guardian's art critic Jonathan Jones.
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'Waves of mysterious meaning': Mark Rothko murals at Tate Modern

'Waves of mysterious meaning': Mark Rothko murals at Tate Modern

The Guardian's art critic Jonathan Jones goes on a journey around the Rothko Room at the Tate Modern, in London, while it is still closed to the public.
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Love and loss: Rembrandt's portraits at the National Gallery

Love and loss: Rembrandt's portraits at the National Gallery

A revealing look at Rembrandt's most intimate portraits, on display in the locked-down National Gallery in London.
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'No justice, no peace': protesters mark Juneteenth across US

'No justice, no peace': protesters mark Juneteenth across US

Tens of thousands of Americans marked the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the abolishment of slavery with anti-racism marches, peaceful rallies, bike rides and music parties celebrating blackness held across the country.
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'I'm very aware I'm mixed race here': organising a rural UK Black Lives Matter protest

'I'm very aware I'm mixed race here': organising a rural UK Black Lives Matter protest

Small towns, as well as big cities, across the UK have been holding Black Lives Matter protests and continue to do so.
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Is this the end for colonial-era statues?

Is this the end for colonial-era statues?

Statues of colonialists and brutal leaders have been toppled by protesters or removed by governments in recent weeks as campaigns to bring down monuments to historical figures tainted by racism and slavery spread around the world.
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What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US?

What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US?

Every 19 June for more than 150 years African Americans across the US have celebrated freedom from slavery.
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'You can't furlough an otter': why one family-run zoo remains shut

'You can't furlough an otter': why one family-run zoo remains shut

Andy Cowell runs the Fenn Bell Conservation Project in Medway, Kent. After 12 weeks of closure, as running costs mounted, zoos were suddenly told with less than a week's notice that they could reopen on Monday to reduced visitors.
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Rayshard Brooks: protesters set fire to Wendy's after black man shot dead by police

Rayshard Brooks: protesters set fire to Wendy's after black man shot dead by police

Demonstrators set fire to a fast food restaurant in Atlanta on Saturday where Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot dead by a police officer the previous night.
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Rightwing protesters clash with police in London

Rightwing protesters clash with police in London

Rightwing demonstrators, who announced they would turn out on Saturday to protect London's monuments from anti-racism protesters, were involved in scuffles with police outside Parliament.
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