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‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation

‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation

They have lived nearly all their lives in the UK, working and paying taxes. But in the draconian new immigration climate, an increasing number of elderly people are being told that they are here
US 'seriously concerned' over jailing of Bahraini activist

US 'seriously concerned' over jailing of Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab sentenced to five years for torture accusations and ‘insulting’ Saudi Arabia A Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising Saudi Arabia’s air
Motorway between London and Dover closed after body found

Motorway between London and Dover closed after body found

M20 closed in both directions following discovery of body and separate collisionMotorists on a major link to the Channel Tunnel and Dover port have been experiencing miles of tailbacks after a body
Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion call for privacy for sake of son

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion call for privacy for sake of son

Deputy PM says media must ‘move on’ and that some coverage has been ‘malicious’ Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have appealed to the public and the media to “move on” after two weeks in which
Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Father of showman evangelicalism had the ear of 12 presidentsDonald Trump and Mike Pence pay tribute to ‘a very special man’Billy Graham, the 20th-century Christian crusader and father of showman
Italy election: rise in violence and harassment echoes 1970s unrest

Italy election: rise in violence and harassment echoes 1970s unrest

Palermo mayor slams ‘shameful state of politics’ highlighted by beating of far-right activistActs of political violence are increasing in Italy in the final weeks before the country heads to the polls
Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting
After Kim Jong-un's sister, South Korea prepares for Ivanka Trump visit

After Kim Jong-un's sister, South Korea prepares for Ivanka Trump visit

Analysts liken trip to Winter Olympics by US president’s daughter to that of Kim Yo-jongThe South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will welcome Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, to South Korea
Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees fears new generation could be radicalised as food aid to Gaza and Syria approaches critical lowThe head of the main United Nations agency supporting
Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study

Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study

Report estimates no-deal exit for UK would result in Ireland’s GDP shrinking 7% by 2030Britain’s departure from the EU will hit the Irish economy more than any other country in Europe, with a hard
Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

A British Columbia supreme court ruling allowing a Native American in the US to hunt in Canada could give tens of thousands new rightsWhen Rick Desautel shot the elk perched high on a steep hillside,
Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

Teenagers’ use of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is social media at its best – a cudgel against political discourse that desperately needs to changeHigh schools have dances, they have cafeterias,
John Worboys' victims win human rights case against police

John Worboys' victims win human rights case against police

Two women win claim for compensation after Met failed to properly investigate allegations Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the
Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

UN secretary-general demands suspension of fighting in eastern Ghouta, which he says is ‘hell on earth’Aid agencies, including the Red Cross and World Food Programme, are calling for an urgent
Former aide has agreed to testify against Netanyahu, say reports

Former aide has agreed to testify against Netanyahu, say reports

Israeli media say that Shlomo Filber has made a deal to turn state witness after being arrested The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is battling for his political career in the face of
Tania Bruguera wins Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission

Tania Bruguera wins Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission

Cuban performance artist known for politically charged work to undertake next show An artist who has used mounted police officers to corral gallery visitors and, on another occasion, required
Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

A horribly readable account of the US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War, and their group’s infiltration by the CIAIt is almost forgotten now what a decisive role
Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Children’s commissioner gives department notice of inquiry into services offered to Tennant Creek family The Northern Territory children’s commissioner has launched an investigation into the care and
Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

From highways carved through thriving ‘ghettoes’ to walls segregating black and white areas, US city development has a long and divisive historyIt’s a little after 3pm in Detroit’s 8 Mile
'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

Zainab Fayez, the sole woman in Kandahar’s attorney-general’s office, wants greater equality in the Afghan justice systemZainab Fayez, the only woman serving as a prosecutor in Afghanistan’s southern