US midterms: campaigning intensifies with a week to go – live

This time next week Americans head to the polls, with control of House and Senate at stake. Follow the latest election news with our daily live blog

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UK joins chorus of disapproval after Trump praises assault on Guardian reporter

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China growth slowest since financial crisis as trade war looms – business live

Economic growth of 6.5% in the third quarter was the weakest since early 2009 and is expected to slow further as the effects of China’s trade war with the US take hold

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Trans-Pacific Partnership bill passes the Senate – politics live

Labor supports controversial legislation as Scott Morrison in damage control after key allies sound warning over ‘discussion’ of moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem. All the day’s events, live

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Australia mulls Jerusalem embassy move: what happened and why it matters

Australia’s prime minister is open to the idea but says he remains committed to a two-state solution. Here are six key questions answered

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The Da Vinci mystery: why is his $450m masterpiece really being kept under wraps?

When the unveiling of the long-lost Salvator Mundi was cancelled last month, there were cries of fake. But is there more to the controversy surrounding the world’s most expensive painting?

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Sri Lanka, the land of the disappeared​ – a photo essay​

Moises Saman’s latest work captures the terrible aftermath of the country’s civil war among its Tamil minority

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Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds

Research data from 160,000 adults in 31 countries concludes that a sizeable home library gave teen school leavers skills equivalent to university graduates who didn’t read

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Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN, shocking fellow diplomats

  • Trump said he had been informed ‘probably six months ago’
  • Ivanka, touted as successor, rules out taking role
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Sajid Javid: English tests for people seeking UK citizenship will get harder – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, including Theresa May’s morning interviews and Boris Johnson’s speech

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