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Ex-Uber boss was paid $4m by investor that acquired 17.5% stake

Ex-Uber boss was paid $4m by investor that acquired 17.5% stake

Emil Michael was hired by SoftBank as it invested in Uber following crisis over sexual harassment allegationsA controversial former Uber boss, who was one of the ride-hailing service’s most senior
North Korea to take part in Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says

North Korea to take part in Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says

Thomas Bach says Kim Jong-un fully supports North Korea’s continuing role following Pyeongchang Winter GamesThe International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, says Kim Jong-un is committed to
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures

Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures

Vanilla is the world’s most popular flavour, and surging demand has recently made the spice more expensive than silver. In Sambava, Madagascar, dubbed the Vanilla Capital, young men are trying to cash
Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King's assassination: 'It redefined America'

Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King's assassination: 'It redefined America'

The civil rights veteran, one of only two surviving witnesses to King’s murder 50 years ago, says his mentor’s response to Trump would have been: ‘We must not surrender our spirits’Jesse Jackson still
Saudi prince sells image of evolving kingdom from DC to Hollywood

Saudi prince sells image of evolving kingdom from DC to Hollywood

A leaked itinerary shows that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is meeting presidents, media moguls and business titans on his whirlwind three-week tour of the USAn audience with four US presidents,
Trump's border wall: US military is as unlikely to pay for it as Mexico

Trump's border wall: US military is as unlikely to pay for it as Mexico

A presidential tweet floated the idea of using Pentagon funds to build his dream project but experts say the plan has little chance of successWith his original plan for Mexico to pay for a border wall
Palestinians say over a dozen killed in Gaza border protest

Palestinians say over a dozen killed in Gaza border protest

Israeli military dismisses demonstration as Hamas ploy to ‘carry out terror attacks’At least 16 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli forces in Gaza, Palestinian medics have
North Korea smuggling: dozens of ships and companies blacklisted by UN

North Korea smuggling: dozens of ships and companies blacklisted by UN

Security council action increases pressure on Pyongyang ahead of planned meetings with South Korea and US The UN security council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies involved in
Police officer who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge is fired

Police officer who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge is fired

Police chief says decision to remove Blake Salamoni over 2016 shooting is ‘based on the facts of the case’ not emotions or politicsThe police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge
The Queensland MPs who may not make it to the next election

The Queensland MPs who may not make it to the next election

With the sunshine state vital to the next federal poll, the LNP and Labor are looking to ‘renew’Incumbent Queensland MPs and senators have found their positions under threat as both major parties look
Good Friday around the world – in pictures

Good Friday around the world – in pictures

From a passion play in central London, to a re-enactment of the Crucifixion in Bolivia, to a striking gesture of devotion from the Pope, believers mark one of the Christian calendar’s most important
Met chief says social media is behind soaring rate of knife crime

Met chief says social media is behind soaring rate of knife crime

Cressida Dick says trivial disputes can escalate when rivals goad one another onlineBritain’s most senior police officer has blamed social media for the soaring rate of knife crime in the UK,
Two Australian diplomats to be among 59 expelled by Russia

Two Australian diplomats to be among 59 expelled by Russia

Turnbull and Bishop label Moscow’s move ‘disappointing, though not unexpected’Moscow has given two Australian diplomats a week to leave Russia in retaliation for Canberra’s expulsion of two alleged
British soldier killed by explosion in Syria

British soldier killed by explosion in Syria

MoD confirms death of individual who was embedded with US forces fighting Islamic State A British soldier fighting against Islamic State has died in an explosion in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has
Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes heart surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes heart surgery

The former California governor underwent a planned procedure on a pulmonic valve originally replaced in 1997, his spokesman saidArnold Schwarzenegger had heart surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday, his
Jacinda Ardern on Trump, Brexit and how life has changed as PM – video

Jacinda Ardern on Trump, Brexit and how life has changed as PM – video

New Zealand’s prime minister tells the Guardian how her life has changed and her ambition for a can-do country. She says she appreciates still being able to do ‘normal things’ and says her pregnancy
Internal posts show Facebook workers condemning leakers and fearing 'spies'

Internal posts show Facebook workers condemning leakers and fearing 'spies'

After revelation of controversial memo by senior executive, leaked posts show staff decrying disloyalty at companyFacebook employees are calling for a crackdown on suspected leakers and questioning
Scientists solve eggshell mystery of how chicks hatch

Scientists solve eggshell mystery of how chicks hatch

Protein called osteopontin found to nanostructure of shell, making it much easier to break from the insideIt’s been a tough one to crack, but scientists say they have zoomed in, to an unprecedented
Briton missing from alternative community in Brazil found

Briton missing from alternative community in Brazil found

Katharine Brewster, 27, had walked into forest to meditate and disconnect, but got lostA British woman who had been missing from an alternative rural community in the south of Brazil since last
Row erupts between Italy's Parma ham makers and activists over pig welfare

Row erupts between Italy's Parma ham makers and activists over pig welfare

Parma ham industry accuses animal welfare groups of a smear campaign following the release of ‘grim’ images of pigs kept in filthy and barren conditionsImages of pigs in filthy pens and barren