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Smoke billows above buildings during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on the town of Hish in Syria’s Idlib province on August 19th, 2019. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Air strikes on Monday halted a Turkish armoured convoy by targeting its route as it entered Idlib province in northwest Syria. The Turkish defence m(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense search for victims at the site of a reported air strike on the village of Deir Sharki on the eastern outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s northern province of Idlib on Saturday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP/Getty

Air strikes have resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-bac(...)

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My love of Indian food when I was growing up in New Zealand was very unusual. It all started with a Madhur Jaffrey cookbook, many moons ago. It was wh(...)

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Danes woke on Friday wondering if the calendar had been turned back to April 1st. News that US president Donald Trump had floated the idea of purchasi(...)

George Orwell: ‘Marx discovered to be very lousy, ears full of nits, no doubt owing to the hot weather.’ Photograph: Photo 12/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Dipping into George Orwell’s Diaries for August 1939 this week, I was briefly confused by his apparent references to Karl Marx.   It wouldn’t be (...)

Protesters  demonstrate  after mass police detentions in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Prominent Russian artists and journalists were among a crowd that gathered outside a Moscow court on Thursday to support a student accused of stirring(...)

Rescuers, passengers and crew members  gather in a field following the  emergency landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin(...)

Carlsberg has shifted its focus from cost-cutting to revenue growth, especially by selling more of its pricier brands. Photograph: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg

Carlsberg posted a solid rise in half-year sales thanks to Asian markets, where consumers are trading up from mainstream beers to pricier premium bran(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

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