Election comes amid economic downturn caused by slumping demand for commodities from neighbouring ChinaMongolians have gone to the polls to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner China.The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic party and the opposition Mongolian People’s party.
Setback for gay community, which argued that penal code undermined their rights by failing to protect sexual preferencesIndia’s supreme court has refused to hear a petition challenging a law criminalising gay sex, in a setback for activists battling in the country’s courts to get the ban overturned.
27 EU leaders meet without Britain for first timeCorbyn faces leadership challenge after 172 MPs fail to back himStephen Crabb confirms he will stand for Tory leadership with Sajid JavidNicola Sturgeon in Brussels for meeting with Juncker 7.30am BST
Larger version of solid rocket booster used on shuttle will form part of Space Launch System propelling astronauts beyond Earth’s orbitNasa has successfully tested a huge rocket motor that will one day propel astronauts out of Earth’s orbit and towards Mars.It was the second and final test-firing of the solid rocket booster designed for Nasa’s Space Launch System (SLS).
Presumptive Republican nominee said ‘We have to fight fire with fire’ after referencing Isis and repeatedly compared Trans Pacific Partnership deal to rapeDonald Trump offered renewed support on Tuesday for the use of torture while repeatedly comparing a proposed free trade agreement to rape.
No one injured in attack, which included anti-Islamic graffiti being sprayed on the fence outside the mosque in Thornlie in Perth’s southern suburbsA car was set on fire outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside.No one inside the Thornlie mosque was injured when the white four-wheel drive exploded shortly after 8pm near the Australian Islamic College in Perth’s southern suburbs.
Inspired by painter Vincent Desiderio and featuring lookalikes of naked celebrities, the video has artworld pretentions, but insiders aren’t so sureKanye West’s art world aspirations are not new but his execution of them – as evidenced by the new video to his song Famous – are becoming more sophisticated.
With the nightmare fallout from the EU referendum showing no sign of lessening, could comedians, philosophers or even the Samaritans offer a small glimmer of hope?
The remarkable success enjoyed by the smallest nation at Euro 2016 is a result of the collaboration of minds, ideals and experiencesNot that the evening could have been more perfect, but there was a moment as Iceland’s chief football plotters Heimir Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback tried to explain the spell that is being cast by their football that summed up the fantastic collaboration of minds, ideals and experiences at the heart of it all.
Angela Merkel’s cabinet signs off on reforms to keep country’s foreign intelligence agency on tighter leashGermany has approved new measures to rein in the activities of its foreign intelligence agency after a scandal over improper collusion with the US National Security Agency.Two months after replacing the head of the BND service over the damning revelations, chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet signed off on the reforms to keep the country’s spies on a tighter leash.
The Barcelona forward is one of the greatest to have have played the game. But his international career highlighted the fraught marriage between football and country“Tonight, all the political programmes on TV are about football,” Ezequiel Fernandez Moores, Argentina’s leading sports columnist, tells me from Buenos Aires.
Work and pensions secretary announces candidacy, saying he would ‘deliver’ for those who voted to leave EUStephen Crabb, the work and pensions secretary, will formally announce his bid to be Conservative leader on Wednesday morning as nominations open to decide the new prime minister.Crabb, who is running on a joint ticket with Sajid Javid, the business secretary, is positioning himself as a champion of blue-collar conservatism to challenge the frontrunners, Boris Johnson and Theresa May.
Alert covers inflators on 2010-2012 vehicles but carmaker says they were not produced by Takata, the automotive supplier at heart of global safety scareToyota Motor Corp has said it is recalling 1.43m hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect.
Series of deadly explosions tear through crowds at Atatürk international airport on Tuesday evening in attack officials blame on Islamic State 5.02am BST Departures have resumed from Ataturk AirportDepartures have now also resumed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
The platform will avoid in or out arguments by letting remain voters hook up with each other for a proper European unionFear not, Europhiles, for love is not lost. If you’re downbeat about Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, know that 48% of the country are with you, and one of them might just be your soulmate.No, honestly ...
The scene the director says was the hardest to shoot in the epic season six finale might come as a surprise. Warning: spoilers
Rio de Janeiro has cut budgets across the board, delaying officers’ salaries, halting patrols and fueling worries about safety at the world’s premier sporting event
PM warned Brussels summit that free movement was at heart of Britain’s decision to reject European UnionDavid Cameron warned Europe’s leaders that they will have to offer the UK more control over immigration at the end of a fractious day where politicians across Europe clashed over the meaning and consequences of last week’s Brexit vote.
Summitt’s legacy is not just the eight NCAA title trophies, but the popularity of women’s basketball and the dreams of thousands who can aspire to a pro careerPat Summitt was 22 years old, a kid just out of college, when the University of Tennessee made her their women’s basketball coach.
With future of Nafta uncertain, Canada to scrap rules obliging Mexican visitors to obtain a visitor visa and Mexico will allow expanded imports of Canadian beefCanada and Mexico have agreed to settle a pair of protracted bilateral disputes in the run-up to a US presidential election in November that could shake ties between the three North American nations.
Anti-Assad opposition wants to see the EU – despite Brexit diversions – do more to help secure a political solution to the bloody conflict in its own backyardEurope’s extraordinary political turbulence, triggered by the Brexit referendum, has caught the attention of the world.
These colourful images show the heights and density of buildings in different cities around England. Taken from a new interactive map produced by Emu Analytics, they are created using Environment Agency LiDAR data, an airborne mapping technique.
Social media giant agreed on Tuesday that location data was ‘one of the factors’ it used but on Wednesday said no, not any moreFacebook has denied using location data to suggest potential friends amid questions about the unsettling accuracy with which it puts forward “people you may know”.The feature has been known to suggest users who have no or few mutual friends on the network – and, reportedly, nothing in common beyond having shared the same physical space – prompting concerns about how it works.
Central bank increases US dollar supply as PM Shinzo Abe flags continued risks, while gold rises again and metals trading suggests global stimulus expectedShinzo Abe has urged Japan’s central bank to ensure ample funds are available to help Japanese companies operating in Britain and shore up business at home after the UK’s shock vote to exit the European Union.
Périer was at the heart of the pop explosion of the 1960s, capturing homegrown stars such as Jacques Dutronc and Johnny Hallyday – along with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis – for the French magazine Salut les Copains Continue reading...
FA chief executive Martin Glenn’s credentials do not augur well for selection with set-up in need of a shake-up after stifling atmosphere in FranceThese are the moments when the mind goes back to one of the sketches that has formed part of Henning Wehn’s stand-up routine since the last World Cup.
Four Mexican nationals, an Argentinian and a Costa Rican were deported ‘without any official explanation’, lawyer saysNicaragua has expelled six foreign environmental activists after they were detained on allegations of handling explosive substances without authorization, a lawyer and the Mexican government said Tuesday.
Democrats shot down GOP funding plan they were locked out of draftingRepublicans: Democrats blocked it over lack of Planned Parenthood aidUS lawmakers deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal they said fell short of the challenge posed by the mosquito-borne virus and hurt other health priorities.
• Reigning champion defeats Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic 6-2, 6-4• American has crowd on side with Steffi Graf grand slam record in her sightsAfterwards Serena Williams insisted that 22 was just a number.
New report says Flint water crisis is not an anomaly, as analysis reveals 5,363 water systems – providing drinking water to 18 million – breached federal lawsMore than 18 million Americans are served drinking water by providers that have violated federal laws concerning lead in water, with only a tiny proportion of offenses resulting in any penalty, a new report has found.