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Latest World news news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
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    Officials fear aid blockade could become permanent in region where Rohingya Muslims have reportedly been massacred by soldiers

    The Myanmar government has taken control of aid operations in the country’s crisis-hit Rakhine state, as reports continue of massacres and “ethnic cleansing” by soldiers on the Muslim population there.

    Senior officials and Human Rights Watch have told the Guardian they believe the move could become permanent, ending vital food and health programmes run by international agencies. Already there is an aid blockade on UN agencies that workers say is having a severe impact on malnourished children.

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    South Korean president’s new stance, that ‘dialogue is impossible’, will be welcomed by Japan, US and UK

    North Korea’s latest missile launch may be the latest in a long line, and widely predicted, but familiarity is not reassuring. The 2,300-mile (3,700km) flight of the missile – further than any missile tested by the regime – over Japan only serves to sharpen the policy choices facing the rest of the world.

    The most immediate diplomatic impact, apart from another call for an emergency meeting of the UN security council, is that Pyongyang’s decision has put paid to South Korea’s lingering interest in reviving talks with its northern neighbours.

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    UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress

    The number of hungry people in the world has increased for the first time since the turn of the century, sparking concern that conflict and climate change could be reversing years of progress.

    In 2016, the number of chronically undernourished people reached 815 million, up 38 million from the previous year. The increase is due largely to the proliferation of violence and climate-related shocks, according to the state of food insecurity and nutrition in 2017, a report produced by five UN agencies.

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    As Trump turned to Democrats for a second time in two weeks, Republicans were left stunned while his base howled in anger. What is his strategy?

    “He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.”

    The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, was caught by a live microphone on the Senate floor. Schumer continued: “Here’s what I told him: I said, ‘Mr President, you’re much better off if you can sometimes step right and sometimes step left. If you have to step just in one direction, you’re boxed.’ He gets that.”

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    It has been a bumper year for Islamophobia in the US. At times, it feels as if all I can do is keep my head down and ride out the storm

    On 26 May, a white supremacist stabbed two people to death in my adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche confronted their killer when they saw him shouting Islamophobic slurs at a pair of teenage girls on a city train. In response, he slashed their throats and ran.

    The man who committed this crime did so because he felt entitled to harass Muslims. And he knew at least one of the young women sitting in front of him was Muslim, not because he had any meaningful understanding of her religion, but because he saw the garment covering her hair.

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    Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border

    More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rakhine state.

    The Rohingya are trapped. Myanmar’s military has blamed insurgents for the latest round of violence. The UN has called the situation a “humanitarian disaster” and aid agencies are overwhelmed. About 80% of those fleeing are women and children – and there are babies being born along the way.

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    In protest at the acquittal of a white former police officer over the death of a black man, hundreds  of people have taken to the streets of downtown St Louis. Riot police made dozens of arrests throughout the night. Former officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty for the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith

    Police officers chant after breaking up protests


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    The two are bound by their mutual loathing of Obama’s foreign policy deal, even as it sets them apart from other world leaders at the UN general assembly

    Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in New York on Monday, at the start of a week in which they intend to launch a concerted assault at the United Nations against the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

    The US and Israeli leaders are expected to use their speeches to the UN general assembly on Tuesday to highlight the threat to Middle East stability and security represented by Tehran.

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    A trio of vets in Afghanistan are braving bomb blasts and discrimination to head up an animal welfare practice and inspire a new generation of women

    Unpredictable and indiscriminate bomb blasts don’t deter the three women heading up Afghanistan’s only large-scale animal shelter and veterinary clinic, in Kabul. Neither do the attitudes of the people who told them they couldn’t, or shouldn’t, be vets.

    Afghanistan is one of the lowest-ranked countries in the world for gender equality. In this strictly patriarchal society, women are still traditionally married off soon after school age and remain housewives for the rest of their lives. They may face imprisonment for running away from home and many are still behind bars for “moral crimes”.

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    An international alliance must create a plan for these fragile African states to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain

    Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves ‎through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.

    A coordinated and comprehensive plan to partner these nations and help them to avoid catastrophe is essential for them and for us. It should be devised by an alliance between Europe, the US and Arab allies in the Gulf.

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    A week on from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys residents are finding strength in one another as they try to piece together their homes and make sense of what happened

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    Narendra Modi hits out at ‘misinformation campaign’ as environmentalists warn that 40,000 families’ homes are at risk

    A mega-dam that became one of India’s greatest environmental controversies during the three decades it was under construction has been formally declared complete by the prime minister, Narendra Modi.

    Activists have warned that 40,000 families across hundreds of villages will lose their homes as a result of the construction of the final stage of the dam and are yet to be adequately compensated.

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    US president says ‘long gas lines’ are forming in the rogue state, an unlikely claim in a country where most people don’t own a car

    New international sanctions against North Korea have led to a spike in petrol prices, but there is little evidence for US claims that the country is being “economically strangled” or that motorists are panic-buying petrol.

    On Sunday, Donald Trump combined a taunt aimed at the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, with the assertion that the country’s citizens were queuing for petrol before the latest round of sanctions hits supplies.

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    Ambulance crew say cyclist impeded them after they arrived to treat 29-year-old who had crashed his motorbike into a lamp post

    German police are searching for a cyclist who filmed a dying man after a road accident instead of going to his aid.

    Police say the cyclist could be prosecuted for failing to assist the 29-year-old who had crashed his motorbike into a lamp post. He was later pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Heidenheim near Ulm in southern Germany.

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    Addressing world leaders at the United Nations, Donald Trump urged the UN secretary general, António Guterres, to 'cut through the bureaucracy' and bring reforms to an 'outdated' UN system. He also called on member states to drive reforms that would 'change business as usual'

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    The US president is considering having a military parade in Washington on independence day – potentially as soon as next year – after being impressed by a show of strength by the French armed forces while in Paris on Bastille Day

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    The leader of Myanmar has broken her silence on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, saying she does not “fear international scrutiny” and that the government was still assessing allegations of atrocities

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    Former Democratic presidential candidate says Donald Trump and his administration ‘are posing a clear and present danger to the future of our country’ at an event prompting her new book, What Happened

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    On 17 June, a fire swept through the forests of central Portugal, killing 64 people and destroying more than 480 houses. After a summer of record numbers of wildfires across southern Europe, the Guardian travelled to devastated villages in Portugal to find out why the June fire was so deadly, and what can be done to prevent it happening again

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    Hurricane Maria, a category five hurricane, has made landfall in Dominica and battered nearby Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Caribbean is still recovering after Hurricane Irma destroyed areas of Barbuda and the British and US Virgin Islands. Maria is set to reach Puerto Rico and The Bahamas 

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    Forced marriage is included for first time in worldwide statistics that show ‘money and debt’ to be at the heart of the exploitation

    An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016, a quarter of them children, according to new global slavery statistics released today.

    The figures, from the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, show 24.9 million people across the world were trapped in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage last year. Children account for 10 million of the overall 40.3m total.

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    Arabic could become the fourth official language of the world Girlguiding movement, as Syria’s girl scout network wins international recognition

    Badges are hard to come by, and camping trips difficult to arrange – but despite the war in Syria, a growing girl scouts movement will soon get official recognition.

    Six years of vicious conflict have devastated the country and left 45% of the population displaced. But throughout, girl scouts have continued to work in government-controlled areas, running camping trips as well as sessions on citizenship and self-esteem. This week, Scouts of Syria will become an official member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, while Arabic could become the organisation’s fourth official language – following English, French and Spanish.

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    Donald Tump and Xi Jinping speak on phone before US president addresses UN, where he is expected to call for global action against Pyongyang

    Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed “to maximise pressure” on North Korea, the White House has announced, as the US president prepares to use his debut speech to the UN general assembly to urge global action against Pyongyang’s “hostile and dangerous behaviour”.

    Related: Donald Trump to give first speech to UN general assembly – live

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    Three people injured after rocket from passing rotorcraft explodes near group of men during Zapad war games in Luzhsky

    A Russian attack helicopter accidentally fired at least one rocket into a group of people during large-scale military exercises close to Nato’s borders, Russian media has reported.

    Three people were injured in the incident at the Zapad 2017 drills, a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defence told RBC news agency. “They weren’t civilians,” the source said.

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    Zagreb language school’s marketing campaign tried to persuade Croats to emulate first lady by learning English

    Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened legal action.

    The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born US first lady’s personal experience.

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    Track the route of the second powerful storm to hit the islands of the Caribbean this month

    Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is threatening the US and British Virgin Islands as well as Puerto Rico after it caused widespread devastation to the small island country of Dominica on Tuesday.

    Described as “extremely dangerous”, the storm hit Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, bringing fierce rain and maximum sustained winds of 155mph (250km/h).

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    Former German intelligence agent named as Roque M faced charge of attempting to share state secrets

    A former German intelligence agent who was also once an actor in gay pornography has been given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.

    The 52-year-old, named as Roque M, was arrested last November in what initially appeared to be a case of an Islamist mole at work in Germany’s domestic spy agency.

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    Bomb squad called out over object found under bridge near Milton Keynes, which led to closure of road in both directions

    The M1 has been closed in both directions for more than eight hours after a suspicious object was found under a motorway bridge during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

    A special tool to cut through motorway barriers was eventually brought in to allow trapped motorists to U-turn and travel back down the motorway.

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    Theresa May says all engagement with Myanmar’s military will end until action against civilians in Rakhine state stops

    Theresa May has announced that the UK will suspend the training of Burmese military amid concerns about the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya population.

    Speaking at the UN general assembly in New York, she said the UK would end all engagement with the Burmese military until military action against civilians in Rakhine state had stopped.

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    US authorities begin sending appointment slips to refugees but Peter Dutton declines to comment

    Refugees on Nauru and Manus Island will soon learn whether they have been accepted for resettlement in the US, with the first to receive final determinations Wednesday morning.

    Refugees within both of the Australian-run offshore processing centres have been given appointment notices indicating the first meetings will begin in the morning.

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    There’s no evidence to prove the Rwandan Patriotic Front killed the president, writes Linda Melvern; and James Smith adds that blaming victim groups for atrocities inflicted on them is inaccurate and dangerous

    Helen C Epstein claims “evidence” to prove the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) assassinated President Juvénal Habyarimana (America’s hidden role in the Rwandan genocide, 12 September). But this claim is unsupported and ignores witness testimony. That night, a Belgian doctor, Dr Massimo Pasuch, at home in the Rwandan army-controlled Camp Kanombe, was close enough to the missile launch to hear its telltale “whoosh”.

    Epstein claims the missiles were fired four miles away at Masaka Hill. The weapon, she claims, was a Russian-made Sam-16 because “two SA-16 single-use launchers” were found near Masaka Hill, a place more “accessible” to the RPF than Camp Kanombe. She relies on French investigative magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguière, whose inquiry claimed serial numbers on the Masaka launchers were from a consignment shipped from Russia to Uganda. But her information about the launchers comes from unreliable sources – convicted génocidaires Bruguière interviewed in prison.

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    Sister-in-law of Yahyah Farroukh says he is well-adjusted, hardworking, and hoped to go to university in the UK

    Relatives of one of the two men being questioned about last week’s attempted bombing of a London Underground train have spoken of their shock and disbelief at his arrest.

    Fatin Farroukh, the sister-in-law of the suspect Yahyah Farroukh, said he was a well-adjusted, hard-working young man with hopes of going to university in the UK and becoming a journalist.

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    The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trump’s proposed wall – but Kikito’s family would rather stay in Mexico

    The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border.

    The expression is playful but his scale – 65ft – dwarfs the fence, making it look puny and eminently climbable.

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    Bodegas’ resident felines are symbolic of the relaxed environment that people appreciate about their local corner store. Could their bricks-and-mortar homes be put out of business by the latest tech startup? Won’t somebody think of the cats?

    Two former Google employees’ proposal to replace corner shops with automated cabinets promoted an outpouring of scorn on social media last week, but in among the gags (“vending machines already exist”) and the slurs was a semi-serious concern: won’t somebody think of the cats?

    Bodegas’ resident cats are symbolic of the personable, one-to-one service and relaxed environment that people appreciate about their local corner store – the kind of service and ambiance it’s hard to replicate in a pantry for non-perishables. The Bodega entrepreneurs’ choice of logo, a cat’s face, was perceived to be just as inappropriate as their chosen name.

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    The US president threatens to destroy North Korea if his country is ‘forced to defend itself’ during a speech to the UN general assembly in New York on Tuesday. Denouncing the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, Trump tells the UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime’

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    • President impressed by Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris
    • White House chief of staff told to look into display of US military might

    Donald Trump is considering staging a US military parade in Washington on the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris.

    Meeting France’s President Emmanuel Macron on the fringes of the UN general assembly, Trump said he had asked his White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps general John Kelly, to look into the possibility of holding such a display of US military might.

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    Russian creator of the AK-47, used to kill an estimated 250,000 people a year, celebrated in controversial ceremony

    A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in central Moscow in a controversial ceremony that merged military pomp with religious ritual.

    The nine-metre (30ft) monument depicts Kalashnikov clutching his eponymous automatic weapon. Tuesday’s event was attended by high-ranking Russian officials including Vladimir Medinsky, the culture minister, and Petr Biryukov, Moscow’s deputy mayor.

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    Police say Kenneth Gleason, a white 23-year-old, ‘has not been cleared’ after shootings of two black men officers say may have been racially motivated

    A 23-year-old white man whom police called a “person of interest” in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges over the weekend.

    Sgt Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police department spokesman, said on Monday that Kenneth Gleason “has not been cleared” and remains a “person of interest” in the shootings. A homicide detective’s report described Gleason as a “suspect” in the case.

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    • Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says pact is being ‘strictly implemented’
    • Donald Trump praises ‘fantastic’ secretary general’s UN reform agenda

    The French government will use meetings at the UN this week to try to persuade Donald Trump not to abandon the nuclear agreement with Iran, warning that the deal’s collapse would trigger a “spiral of proliferation” in the Middle East, the French foreign minister said.

    Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Iran was abiding by the terms of the 2015 deal, and that verification measures were being “strictly implemented” by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Donald Trump, however, has claimed that Tehran has violated the deal, at least “in spirit” and has threatened he would not certify Iranian compliance when the state department is required to report on its implementation on 15 October.

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    British foreign secretary used marginal meeting at UN general assembly to highlight need for ‘smoother’ responses to horrific weather events

    The Caribbean-wide response to Hurricane Irma has been piecemeal and there needs to be a new permanent level of coordination, including better international early warning weather systems, Boris Johnson has said.

    The British foreign secretary was speaking at a meeting on the margins of the United Nations general assembly convened by the UK and bringing together British ministers, the French foreign minister Jean-Yves le Drian, the Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders and leaders from the Caribbean.

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    Spanish foreign ministry tells ambassador to leave the country before the end of the month, as North Korea repeatedly refuses to halt its nuclear program

    The Spanish foreign ministry has asked North Korea’s ambassador to leave Spain before the end of the month due to his country’s repeated refusals to renounce its nuclear weapons program.

    Related: Trump's 'rocket man' tweet claims Korea sanctions biting, but experts unsure

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    Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken

    The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.

    The 1.5C target was set as an aspiration by the global Paris climate change deal in 2015 to limit the damage wreaked by extreme weather and sea level rise.

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    Planned referendum on independence from Spain not just pitting Madrid against Barcelona, but also splitting Catalans

    Behind his counter in the Mercat de la Independència, a handsome modernista market that commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of Spain’s war of independence in 1808, Jaume Florensa is reflecting on an earlier, if equally fateful, year in national history.

    Like many Catalans – about 41%, according to the polls – the poulterer is a passionate believer in sovereignty and a man with a memory that stretches back well beyond his 61 years.

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    Military sources say device took off from Damascus hours before Netanyahu is to address UN on the threat to Israel from Iran

    Israel has shot down what it claims was an Iranian-supplied Hezbollah reconnaissance drone over the Syrian border only hours before a speech at the UN by the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he is expected to warn of the growing threat from Iran and its proxies on Israel’s northern border.

    The drone, which Israeli military sources claimed took off from an airfield close to the Syrian capital, Damascus, was shot down by a Patriot missile from a battery deployed near the town of Safed just north of the Sea of Galilee.

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    Allegations against Karin Strenz drag scandal over payments to European politicians into German election campaign

    Revelations over payments by Azerbaijan to European politicians have seeped into the German election as it emerged that a close ally of Angela Merkel allegedly received money from the authoritarian regime.

    The revelations are embarrassing for the German chancellor who on Tuesday was due to campaign with Karin Strenz, a Christian Democrat member of parliament, in the Baltic port city of Wismar.

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    Leader and her government ‘burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine’, says Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi has broken her silence on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, delivering a speech denounced as a “mix of untruths and victim-blaming” by Amnesty International.

    In her first public address since a bloody military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority that has been branded “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations, the Nobel laureate did not criticise the army and said she did not “fear international scrutiny”.

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    Video from the Russian media organisation RBC appears to show a combat helicopter firing at least one rocket into a group of onlookers. The incident happened during large-scale military exercises, known as the Zapad 2017 drills, close to Nato's borders, say local media. Three people are said to have been injured



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    On Twitter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders just highlighted a quote by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.

    Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals” -@BarackObama last year

    Our Jerusalem correspondent, Peter Beaumont, has reaction to Trump’s speech from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    He says Netanyahu “could have written the section on Iran so closely does it ally with his own views on the threat posed by Tehran”.

    In my more than 30 years at the UN, I have never heard such a brave and clear speech. President Trump told the truth about the world’s lurking dangers, and called for them to be addressed with fortitude, to ensure the future of humanity.

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    Authorities erect checkpoints and impose nighttime curfew in contested city of Kirkuk after deadly clashes

    Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk have imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent a deadly dispute from developing into ethnic clashes before a referendum on Kurdish independence, local residents have said.

    Related: The battle for Mosul is won. But can Iraq survive? | Jonathan Steele

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    Islands already reeling after Hurricane Irma prepare for more devastation

    My colleague Oliver Milman has been speaking to St Kitts and Nevis’ high commissioner to the UK, Kevin Isaac. The high commissioner last spoke to colleagues on the islands this morning, UK time. He reports they have since lost contact and, like those on the British Virgin Islands, are preparing for the worst.

    He said:

    There were strong winds and heavy rains all night; no one was able to go out. The outer band of the storm was affecting St Kitts as early as last night.

    I’ve already heard reports of the winds picking up but we’ve lost contact at the moment. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The storm was expected but this intensity wasn’t expected. There’s been this sudden and dramatic change.

    There is a natural inclination to ask ‘what is going on?’ Our fishing stock is migrating south because the water is getting warmer. And the scientists tell us that hurricanes pick up strength in warm waters. You may say it’s not climate change but there certainly has been a dramatic change.

    When the eye of the storm sits over you, it can be the end.

    The St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Timothy Harris, has told residents to stay indoors until the storm passes. Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the twin islands this afternoon.

    #Stkitts& #Nevis still under #hurricane warning. As Prime Minister I Invite all to stay indoors until the hurricane experts give all clear.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with #Dominica#HurricaneMaria did much damage.

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