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Robert Doyle accuser tells council she feels disempowered by investigation delay

Robert Doyle accuser tells council she feels disempowered by investigation delay

Melbourne lord mayor has stepped down and been admitted to hospital after being accused of sexual harassmentA councillor who accused former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle of sexual assault has said
Anna Soubry urges May to 'sling out' arch Brexiters

Anna Soubry urges May to 'sling out' arch Brexiters

Former business minister says she won’t stay in a party ‘taken over by Rees-Mogg and Johnson’Leading pro-Europe Conservative MP Anna Soubry has told the prime minister to “sling out” arch Brexiters as
MH370: search ship disappears for three days

MH370: search ship disappears for three days

Seabed Constructor, which has been looking for missing plane, turned off its monitoring systemThe ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens for three days
They owned an island, now they are urban poor: the tragedy of Altamira

They owned an island, now they are urban poor: the tragedy of Altamira

Construction of the Belo Monte dam has cast men, women and children who lived rich lives along the Xingu River to the outskirts of Altamira, Brazil’s most violent city. Here, to the sound of gunfire,
Australian and Asian stock markets slide after Dow suffers biggest one-day points fall – as it happened

Australian and Asian stock markets slide after Dow suffers biggest one-day points fall – as it happened

This live blog is closed. Find our new live blog hereLatest report: FTSE and European indexes brace for big falls 7.29am GMT We’re closing this live blog now but head over to our fresh one, where
Brexit weekly briefing: in or out of the customs union?

Brexit weekly briefing: in or out of the customs union?

Businesses and economic realists want in; Brexiteers want out. Plus a row over ‘fiddled’ figuresWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email,
Unicef recruits gamers to mine Ethereum in aid of Syrian children

Unicef recruits gamers to mine Ethereum in aid of Syrian children

Cryptocurrency scheme is part of wider UN effort to revolutionise aid with blockchain technology, increasing financial transparency The UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, has launched a futuristic pilot
FTSE and European stock markets fall after US and Asia rout

FTSE and European stock markets fall after US and Asia rout

Asian markets plunged overnight after Dow Jones registered its largest points fall in historyStock market turmoil – live coverageFears of another plunge in Wall Street shares proved unfounded on
UK built half of Europe's offshore wind power in 2017

UK built half of Europe's offshore wind power in 2017

Capacity is growing fast and turbines getting bigger – some almost as large as the ShardBritain accounted for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity built in Europe last year, as the
Macron to visit Corsica as demands for greater autonomy gain weight

Macron to visit Corsica as demands for greater autonomy gain weight

Political strength of nationalists means question of island’s status may have to be finally addressedEmmanuel Macron is to make his first visit Corsica on Tuesday as French president amid demands for
2018 election is no problem for Putin – but what about 2024?

2018 election is no problem for Putin – but what about 2024?

Vladimir Putin dominates Russian politics, but legally he can only serve two termsLess than six weeks before a presidential vote, Russia should be right in the thick of a heated election campaign. But
Trump-Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to testify before House committee – source

Trump-Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to testify before House committee – source

Former White House senior strategist will defy subpoena, citing lack of agreement on scope of questioning, says individual familiar with matter The former White House senior strategist Steve Bannon
Bill Shorten says he won't support laws that jail journalists 'for doing their jobs'

Bill Shorten says he won't support laws that jail journalists 'for doing their jobs'

Labor leader says party will oppose Coalition’s overhaul of secrecy laws unless parts of bill targeting journalists are droppedThe Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has vowed that his party will oppose the

Donald Trump says lack of applause from Democrats is treasonous – video

The US president Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and possibly treasonous for failing to applaud him during his State of the Union speech. Trump says during a speech in Blue
Sweden condemns China's 'brutal' detention of bookseller Gui Minhai

Sweden condemns China's 'brutal' detention of bookseller Gui Minhai

Swedish citizen was picked up by plainclothes agents on 20 January as he travelled on a train to Beijing with two Swedish diplomatsSweden’s foreign minister has condemned China’s “brutal” detention of
Japan: robots will care for 80% of elderly by 2020

Japan: robots will care for 80% of elderly by 2020

Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforceJapan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.With
Relatives of IRA Hyde Park bomb victims get legal aid to fight case

Relatives of IRA Hyde Park bomb victims get legal aid to fight case

Funding agreed for civil action against suspect John Downey whose case collapsed in 2014Families of the victims of the IRA Hyde Park bombing have been awarded legal aid to fund civil action against a
'Women's voices are not shutting up' says Hillary Clinton in speech at Georgetown University - video

'Women's voices are not shutting up' says Hillary Clinton in speech at Georgetown University - video

Hillary Clinton told a group of students at Georgetown University that she thinks 'advancing the rights, opportunities and full participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the
Steve Martin eligible to take Jacqui Lambie's seat in Senate – as it happened

Steve Martin eligible to take Jacqui Lambie's seat in Senate – as it happened

High court rules as PM defends Australian senator who shared anti-Muslim material on Facebook. Follow all the day’s politics live ... 6.11am GMT I think we all need a bex and a lay down. Or something
Very hot tea can raise risk of oesophageal cancer, suggests study

Very hot tea can raise risk of oesophageal cancer, suggests study

Combined with excess alcohol consumption, scaldingly hot tea raises relative risk fivefold, says Chinese researchersVery hot tea combined with heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of