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New Zealand's human rights tribunal 'breaching human rights' due to delays

New Zealand's human rights tribunal 'breaching human rights' due to delays

Tribunal’s chairman says system is on the brink of collapse and failing the most vulnerable because of an increase in cases The New Zealand human rights review tribunal is in crisis and on the brink
Beware the chameleon strongmen of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

Beware the chameleon strongmen of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

The danger of leaders like Viktor Orbán and Aleksandar Vučić isn’t just ideology but the ruthlessness with which they exploit public opinionTwo weeks before securing his latest electoral victory,
Good news at last: the world isn’t as horrific as you think | Hans Rosling

Good news at last: the world isn’t as horrific as you think | Hans Rosling

Training yourself how to put the news into perspective – practising ‘factfulness’ – will change your outlook for the betterThings are bad, and it feels like they are getting worse, right? War,
Australian union officials who ran fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page fired

Australian union officials who ran fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page fired

National Union of Workers ‘deeply distressed and appalled’ about sham site, which had twice as many followers as official pageAn Australian union has sacked two employees linked to .On Wednesday the
People smuggler who Italians claim to have jailed is living freely in Uganda

People smuggler who Italians claim to have jailed is living freely in Uganda

Documentary reveals Medhanie Yehdego Mered, known as ‘the General’, has never been arrestedOne of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, who Italian prosecutors claim to have in jail in Sicily, is
Iranian rial hits all-time low as citizens scramble for US dollars

Iranian rial hits all-time low as citizens scramble for US dollars

Bureaux de change close down to avoid queues after Tehran tries to stabilise exchange rateIran’s government is scrambling to contain a currency crisis after the rial hit an all-time low, prompting
Baseless rumours: why talk of a Chinese military installation in Vanuatu misses the point

Baseless rumours: why talk of a Chinese military installation in Vanuatu misses the point

For more than a decade, this tiny island nation has leveraged regional rivalries to drive infrastructure developmentReports this week that Vanuatu was to be the site of a Chinese military base caught

Only 53 Australians used Facebook app in massive data breach – video

Facebook has revealed that only 53 users in Australia installed the Facebook app This is Your Digital Life. But . This means that for every person who took the personality quiz, almost 6,000 people
Zuckerberg says Facebook is cooperating with 2016 US elections investigation – video

Zuckerberg says Facebook is cooperating with 2016 US elections investigation – video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is 'working with' special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into Russian interference, as he faced 44 senators as part of a rare joint committee hearing
Zuckerberg: Facebook believed Cambridge Analytica deleted private data - video

Zuckerberg: Facebook believed Cambridge Analytica deleted private data - video

Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testified in the first session of privacy-focused hearings on Capitol Hill. When asked why Facebook had not informed US FTC about Cambridge Analytica data
Zuckerberg tells Congress: 'It was my mistake, and I’m sorry' for data misuse – video

Zuckerberg tells Congress: 'It was my mistake, and I’m sorry' for data misuse – video

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in response to the privacy scandal engulfing his social network. The 33-year-old faced questions from a joint hearing of the US
Mexico adds fifth name to presidential ballot despite fake signatures

Mexico adds fifth name to presidential ballot despite fake signatures

Court finds in favor of cowboy turned state governor El Bronco, even though 58% of signatures supporting nomination were ruled invalidMexico’s electoral tribunal has included a colourful independent
Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Prosecutors accuse Seauxis Hernández, AKA Jesus Santrich, of conspiring to ship 10,000kg of cocaine to the US but supporters cry setupA former Colombian rebel commander has been arrested on US
Destroying Syria’s air force is one option for Trump

Destroying Syria’s air force is one option for Trump

Trying to wipe out Assad’s air power would come with risks, not least the potential fallout from any Russian deaths Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria a year ago in response to a chemical attack,
Wall Street sighs with relief as Xi Jinping finds the right words

Wall Street sighs with relief as Xi Jinping finds the right words

China’s leader probably guesses that Donald Trump will not be quite so easy to pleaseIt says something when Wall Street trembles at every public statement from the leader of the free world but takes
Yemeni group launches lawsuit against Saudi crown prince in Paris

Yemeni group launches lawsuit against Saudi crown prince in Paris

Campaigners accuse Mohammed bin Salman of ‘complicity in torture’ of civilians A Yemeni human rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against the visiting Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin
Essential to avoid disaster of hard Irish border, says Tony Blair

Essential to avoid disaster of hard Irish border, says Tony Blair

Former PM, speaking after 20 years of Good Friday agreement, says Brexit must be managedTony Blair has accepted that Britain and Ireland will have to work around rather than reverse Brexit in order to
Sudan's president orders release of all political prisoners

Sudan's president orders release of all political prisoners

Omar al-Bashir reported to be freeing those detained after unrest but details are unclear Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has ordered the release of “all political detainees” held in the country,
Berlin tops the world as city with the fastest rising property prices

Berlin tops the world as city with the fastest rising property prices

Average prices leapt 20.5% last year, prompting warnings of a property bubble waiting to burstBerlin has emerged as the frothiest property market in the world, with the city engulfed by expensive
Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

German chancellor says Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity on Ukraine’s roleAngela Merkel has intervened in a row over a gas pipeline due to run from Russia to Germany, telling