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Iran reiterates support for Syria in face of 'foreign aggression'

Iran reiterates support for Syria in face of 'foreign aggression'

Senior aide to Iranian supreme leader visits eastern Ghouta and meets Bashar al-AssadTehran has said that it will stand by Bashar al-Assad in the event of a US-led strike, as a senior adviser to the
Trump's tweets run far ahead of US military's readiness to hit Syria | Peter Beaumont

Trump's tweets run far ahead of US military's readiness to hit Syria | Peter Beaumont

Pentagon not tactically prepared to back up president’s bellicose language with US firepowerDespite Donald Trump’s tweet suggesting that a US strike on Syria was imminent – and warning Russia to “get
Street pools and punk spirit – Thursday's photo highlights

Street pools and punk spirit – Thursday's photo highlights

Our picture editors choose the best photos from the past 24 hours Continue reading...
Catalan academic's lawyer accuses Spain of abusing legal process

Catalan academic's lawyer accuses Spain of abusing legal process

Spanish government abusing European arrest warrant, Clara Ponsatí extradition hearing toldLawyers for Clara Ponsatí, the Catalan academic facing extradition from Scotland to Spain on charges of
Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups

Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups

Arrest of temple custodian leads to confrontation between police and dozens of Hindu lawyersWhen police in northern India went to court to lodge a charge sheet on Monday, they were confronted by
National Enquirer paid doorman $30,000 to keep quiet about Trump affair rumor

National Enquirer paid doorman $30,000 to keep quiet about Trump affair rumor

Dino Sajudin received payment for signing over rights to a rumor he’d heard that Trump fathered a child with an employee in the 1980s Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer
ICC prosecutes Islamist militant on groundbreaking gender-based charges

ICC prosecutes Islamist militant on groundbreaking gender-based charges

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud accused of forcing Malian women into sexual slaveryThe international criminal court in the Hague has launched a potentially groundbreaking new
Syria: US officials say traces of nerve agents on Douma victims – live updates

Syria: US officials say traces of nerve agents on Douma victims – live updates

Donald Trump remains vague on possible US response to chemical attack in Syria, while Theresa May believed to have laid out Britain’s next steps Retaliatory strikes: where do various countries
Coverage of raid on Cliff Richard's home was in public interest, BBC tells court

Coverage of raid on Cliff Richard's home was in public interest, BBC tells court

Singer seeks damages at high court over coverage of police operation related to sexual assault claimBBC coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in 2014 – filmed from a helicopter
Oil soars to three-year high on growing Middle East tensions - business live

Oil soars to three-year high on growing Middle East tensions - business live

Global stocks on edge as Donald Trump says ‘missiles will be coming’ in Syria; Theresa May says chemical attack ‘cannot go unchallenged’ before recalling UK ministers for special cabinet meeting
Syria crisis: US concerned military strike would 'escalate out of control'

Syria crisis: US concerned military strike would 'escalate out of control'

James Mattis says he is still seeking evidence in chemical weapons attack while France says Bashar al-Assad government is responsibleLive updates: France has evidence Assad regime used chemical
Randy Bryce says he 'repealed Paul Ryan'. Now he wants to replace him

Randy Bryce says he 'repealed Paul Ryan'. Now he wants to replace him

The army veteran and ironworker took one giant step forward to Washington after Paul Ryan announced he won’t seek re-election in CongressRandy Bryce doesn’t look like your typical congressman. But
Belgian army criticised for plan to let homesick cadets sleep at home

Belgian army criticised for plan to let homesick cadets sleep at home

‘You do not go to war zone with men who miss their mama,’ says veterans’ association chairThe Belgian army has been criticised over plans to allow homesick recruits to sleep at home rather in barracks
Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit, says CEO

Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit, says CEO

Steve Huffman says communities can set own guidelines, but racism is permitted on wider site as people have ‘different beliefs’Racist slurs are permitted on Reddit, says the popular social news and
Canada failing to grasp scale of social media 'bot' use in politics, report finds

Canada failing to grasp scale of social media 'bot' use in politics, report finds

Automated Twitter political accounts detected as far back as 2012Suspicious accounts intervened in March party leadership electionCanada has failed to meaningfully consider the extent that social
AfD deputy apologises for Münster van attack tweet

AfD deputy apologises for Münster van attack tweet

Beatrix von Storch of far-right party ‘made mistake’ in blaming attack on Islamist extremistsA deputy leader of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland has apologised for falsely blaming a
French police accused of falsifying migrant children's birth dates

French police accused of falsifying migrant children's birth dates

Charities accuse border officials of trying to pass minors off as adults to return them to ItalySeven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant
States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined

States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined

Queensland and Victoria hedge bets about national energy guarantee, saying they won’t compromise on keeping strong renewables targets The Queensland and Victorian governments are hedging their bets
Alarm over cuts to Hague-Jolie plan to end sexual violence in war

Alarm over cuts to Hague-Jolie plan to end sexual violence in war

Scheme launched by William Hague and Angelina Jolie faces ‘litmus test’ as scrutiny falls on British response to rape of Rohingya womenThe Foreign Office has been accused of neglecting its pledge to
Hobart's 'museum of sex and death' to help design Australia's first dementia village

Hobart's 'museum of sex and death' to help design Australia's first dementia village

Tasmania’s experimental Mona gallery is collaborating on the design of Korongee: a care village with dementia-friendly homes and businessesDavid Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona),