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Salvadoran woman jailed over stillbirth freed after 11 years

Salvadoran woman jailed over stillbirth freed after 11 years

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez’s 30-year sentence under country’s total ban on abortions is commutedA woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated murder after having a stillbirth has been freed
Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules

Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules

Federal appeals court calls ban ‘unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam’ as case makes its way to supreme court Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim
South African MPs celebrate as Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in - video

South African MPs celebrate as Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in - video

Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as president of South Africa and, in a thinly veiled reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma, vowed to fight corruption. Ramaphosa was sworn
US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts

Washington to spend billions upgrading cold-war-era B61 bombsNTI report says weapons are potentially catastrophic liabilityThe US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned
Finland’s egalitarian Eden has a dark side | Letters

Finland’s egalitarian Eden has a dark side | Letters

Robert Lee and Julian Wells say Finnish history is far from perfect, while Mary Fawcett says the country should be proud of its education system and David Rainbird says it is right to not squander its
Aid agencies must be held to account for sexual exploitation by workers | Letters

Aid agencies must be held to account for sexual exploitation by workers | Letters

Donor countries should use an agency’s record in safeguarding as a key criterion in making grants, says Asmita NaikAfter Savile, Weinstein, the well-cosseted world of the BBC, Hollywood, the Catholic
Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokesBlood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in
Trump again emphasizes 'mental health' over gun control after Florida shooting

Trump again emphasizes 'mental health' over gun control after Florida shooting

Trump’s speech in response to Florida high school shooting was code for: forget background checks and other gun control measuresIt has been observed that there are two Donald Trumps: Twitter Trump and
Man arrested over attempted rape of girl, 10, in Manchester

Man arrested over attempted rape of girl, 10, in Manchester

Greater Manchester police arrest 23-year-old on suspicion of kidnap and attempted rapePolice investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have arrested a man.The child was attacked when she
Walsall council ban on cemetery borders and flowerbeds challenged

Walsall council ban on cemetery borders and flowerbeds challenged

Muslim man claims ban on edging around father’s grave breaches right to freedom of religionA Muslim man is mounting a legal challenge over a prohibition on edging, or borders, around individual graves
Trump on Florida shooting: 'We hurt for the entire community' – video

Trump on Florida shooting: 'We hurt for the entire community' – video

The US president has called for 'healing and peace' a day after a 19-year-old man was accused of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration will work to improve
Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'

Labor pledges $280m research institute to 'take politics out of the classroom'

Tanya Plibersek says body will be independent so schools are not ‘ideological battlegrounds’Labor has proposed a $280m independent education institute to evaluate what works and what doesn’t in
Dramatic decline in Borneo's orangutan population as 150,000 lost in 16 years

Dramatic decline in Borneo's orangutan population as 150,000 lost in 16 years

Fresh efforts needed to protect critically endangered animals from hunters and habitat loss as population more than halvesHunting and killing have driven a dramatic decline in the orangutan population
South Korea's Ahn Hee-Jung on coal trade: after Paris 'everything should change'

South Korea's Ahn Hee-Jung on coal trade: after Paris 'everything should change'

Australia sells South Korea $6bn of coal a year, so Canberra unease over the governor’s anti-coal message is unsurprisingFor a South Korean presidential hopeful, Ahn Hee-Jung is not what you would
'It's a new day' - cautious optimism greets Ramaphosa era in South Africa

'It's a new day' - cautious optimism greets Ramaphosa era in South Africa

While some people question whether new president can change anything, most seem prepared to give him benefit of doubtEven at noon in Alexandra, few had heard the news that Jacob Zuma had resigned.
Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over 'immorality' claims

Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over 'immorality' claims

Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by charity’s sex scandal, amid fresh turmoil as Oxfam admits it rehired worker previously sacked over misconduct in Haiti Archbishop Desmond Tutu has resigned as an
Do not intervene to speed up birth unless real risks involved, advises WHO

Do not intervene to speed up birth unless real risks involved, advises WHO

Women in labour are increasingly being subjected to unnecessary and unwelcome interventions such as caesarean sections, warns WHOMedical staff and midwives should not intervene to speed up a woman’s
Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever | Emily Thornberry

Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever | Emily Thornberry

Jeremy Corbyn’s warnings on Iraq, Libya and Syria have proved terrifyingly right. And now Iran looks like the next battlegroundOn this day,15 years ago, I joined about one million others in central
Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900ADArchaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact
Adil Rashid opts out of first-class cricket for 2018 season

Adil Rashid opts out of first-class cricket for 2018 season

• Leg spinner to concentrate on white-ball cricket • Stokes may train on Saturday after reunion with team-matesAdil Rashid has put his ambitions for a Test return on hold and negotiated a new