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Revealed: monk who abused children on Caldey Island for decades

Revealed: monk who abused children on Caldey Island for decades

Exclusive: Abuse by a monk who preyed on girls on a tiny island off the coast of Wales was covered up in the 70s and 80s Summer holidays on Caldey Island were seemingly idyllic. The tiny island off
'Rape is a rampant issue'; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan

'Rape is a rampant issue'; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan

Rejected for its ‘edgy content’, Shoaib Mansoor’s timely revenge thriller has finally made it into cinemas after a public backlash. Is the country’s film industry ready for change? In recent years,
Benedict Allen allies defend rescued explorer against backlash

Benedict Allen allies defend rescued explorer against backlash

Supporters deny disappearance in Papua New Guinea was a PR stunt and suggest Allen is annoyed by worldwide interest in his jungle scrapeFriends of the explorer Benedict Allen, who has been rescued in
EU compound allegedly at centre of Kabul alcohol-smuggling ring

EU compound allegedly at centre of Kabul alcohol-smuggling ring

Exclusive: EU to investigate claims disused fridges and adapted gas canisters were used to sneak whisky out of Afghan compoundEU investigators are examining claims that the organisation’s compound in
Zimbabwe: huge protest called as Mugabe runs low on options

Zimbabwe: huge protest called as Mugabe runs low on options

Tens of thousands expected to turn out in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare for march organised by war veterans’ groupsTens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Harare on Saturday to
Hardline Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma flees to Colombia

Hardline Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma flees to Colombia

Former mayor of Caracas was under house arrest accused of coup plottingColombia says Ledezma, 62, entered legally via Simón Bolívar bridgeThe Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, who was
Opinions clash in Roy Moore's home town: 'There's a lot of rumors in small-town Alabama'

Opinions clash in Roy Moore's home town: 'There's a lot of rumors in small-town Alabama'

David Smith visits Gadsden to hear locals’ views on the misconduct allegations, and finds supporters, waverers – and critics who loathed Moore from the start“I won’t bite,” Tiffany Jones, an African
Tusk tells UK: no trade talks without progress on money and Ireland

Tusk tells UK: no trade talks without progress on money and Ireland

European council chief tells Theresa May that movement on financial settlement and border is needed by start of December The president of the European council has told the UK government that more
Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

They took on bigoted politicians and ineffective scientists to triumph over a terrifying epidemic. The author of How to Survive a Plague remembers the spirit – and the stunts – that turned despair
As Leonardo masterpiece sells for $450m, Trump effort goes for … slightly less than that

As Leonardo masterpiece sells for $450m, Trump effort goes for … slightly less than that

President’s untitled piece, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, barely cleared its minimum price of $5,000 at auction on Thursday – and there were only two bidsOn Wednesday, a long-lost Leonardo da
Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

Force plans to issue guards to officers from January, saying people infected with blood-borne viruses use spitting as a ‘weapon’A police force has been accused of fearmongering and stigmatising
Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Hollywood film We Bought a Zoo showed feelgood side of amateur zookeeping, but some are calling for tighter restrictionsWhen the Mee family bought Dartmoor Zoological Park in October 2006, it was in a
Mario Draghi: eurozone growth depends on central bank support  - as it happened

Mario Draghi: eurozone growth depends on central bank support - as it happened

The president of the European Central Bank warned in a speech in Frankfurt that although the eurozone economy was ‘robust’, recovery was still heavily reliant on stimulus from the European Central
Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with at least 40 on board

Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with at least 40 on board

The San Juan has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days, and communication was reportedly lost after a fire damaged its radio equipmentArgentina’s navy has launched a huge
RNLI recalls lifeboat from Jersey after dispute with crew

RNLI recalls lifeboat from Jersey after dispute with crew

St Helier lifeboat station closed after crew announce they want to split with RNLI and set up an independent service The waters around Jersey have been left without an all-weather lifeboat after the
Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London schoolA leading independent girls’ school at the centre of allegations of historical
Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Cash handouts bring major benefits to world’s poorest people, allowing them to live with greater dignity, claims international studyForeign aid in the form of cash transfers with no strings attached
Chester Zoo successfully breeds rare Catalan newt

Chester Zoo successfully breeds rare Catalan newt

Twelve Montseny newts – one of world’s rarest amphibians - hatched as part of joint breeding project with Catalan authoritiesConservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully bred one of the world’s
My little pony and the world's hairiest car – Friday's best photos

My little pony and the world's hairiest car – Friday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a miniature Shetland and a hair-raising Fiat Continue reading...
Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

Court accepts plea from Katharina G Andresen, ranked world’s second-youngest billionaire, that she had no fixed income Most students would feel a £20,000-plus fine for driving over the limit was a