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Protests grip Armenian capital after opposition leader's PM bid blocked

Protests grip Armenian capital after opposition leader's PM bid blocked

Anger spills on to streets after Nikol Pashinyan fails to win backing of ruling party Protesters have shut down Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, as supporters of the opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan,
Iran arrests British Council employee as she visits home country

Iran arrests British Council employee as she visits home country

Iranian national, Aras Amiri, ‘accused of colluding against national security’, is latest detained person with UK links A London-based British Council employee has been arrested during a family visit
Everglades under threat as Florida's mangroves face death by rising sea level

Everglades under threat as Florida's mangroves face death by rising sea level

The ‘river of grass’ wilderness and coastal communities are in peril, with the buffer coastal ecosystems on a ‘death march’ inlandFlorida’s mangroves have been forced into a hasty retreat by sea level
Syria: RAF admits drone strike killed civilian in attack targeting Isis

Syria: RAF admits drone strike killed civilian in attack targeting Isis

Casualty is first civilian death the MoD has admitted responsibility for since airstrikes in region began four years agoAn RAF drone strike killed a civilian in Syria last month, the first time the
House of Fraser to close stores as part of restructuring deal

House of Fraser to close stores as part of restructuring deal

Hundreds of jobs a risk after Chinese firm C.banner agrees to buy 51% stake in retailerHouse of Fraser is to close stores, potentially putting hundreds of jobs at risk, in a restructuring deal that
Acid murder trial: accused says she regrets rows with boyfriend

Acid murder trial: accused says she regrets rows with boyfriend

Berlinah Wallace says she was nasty to Mark van Dongen, who she says abused herA woman accused of murdering her former partner by throwing acid over him has told a jury she regrets how she treated him
Belgium to  debate removal of abortion from penal code

Belgium to debate removal of abortion from penal code

Opposition parties believed to be broadly in favour of decriminalisationBelgian MPs are taking a major step towards the decriminalisation of abortion after a parliamentary majority emerged in favour
Turkish opposition parties unite against Erdoğan in elections

Turkish opposition parties unite against Erdoğan in elections

Republican People’s party and three others team up to take on president’s ruling allianceTurkey’s main opposition parties are expected to announce a broad electoral alliance before general elections
Labour motion to see Windrush documents defeated in Commons

Labour motion to see Windrush documents defeated in Commons

Three-line whip victory for Tories ‘a betrayal of Windrush generation’ – Diane Abbott The government defeated a Labour motion in the Commons seeking access to documents laying out the policies behind
MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners

MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners

Backbenchers behind tax haven vote want crown dependencies to also adopt measures MPs are prepared to look at ways of forcing the crown dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to
EU: data-harvesting tech firms are 'sweatshops of connected world'

EU: data-harvesting tech firms are 'sweatshops of connected world'

Data protection supervisor lambasts companies’ deluge of ‘take it or leave it’ privacy emails ahead of GDPR The European data protection supervisor has hit out at social media and tech firms over the
An open book: a photographer's love letter to city libraries – in pictures

An open book: a photographer's love letter to city libraries – in pictures

Swiss librarian and photographer Thomas Guignard captures the beauty, symmetry and intricate designs of libraries across the worldTo some they are a sanctuary, to others a place of silent boredom, but
Madeleine Sackler's films praised as she faces scrutiny over opioid-linked wealth

Madeleine Sackler's films praised as she faces scrutiny over opioid-linked wealth

Film-maker’s investigation of life behind bars called ‘reputation-washing’ amid questions over her family’s OxyContin fortuneMadeleine Sackler’s debut feature film and accompanying documentary won
Dutton's facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns

Dutton's facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns

Law Council president calls for safeguards to prevent disproportionate uses of the technology and warns against ‘creep towards broad social surveillance’ • Sign up to receive the top stories from
Netanyahu accuses Palestinian president of antisemitism

Netanyahu accuses Palestinian president of antisemitism

Abbas accused by US and Israel of stirring religious hatred in speech blaming Jewish role in banking for historical massacresBenjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, of
Lucy Gichuhi says sorry for posting fake news about African students

Lucy Gichuhi says sorry for posting fake news about African students

Facebook post gave incorrect number of scholarships offered by Australia – and enraged Pauline HansonA Liberal senator has apologised after posting on Facebook that “up to” 10,000 African students
Canada: First Nations group's 'marry out, get out' rule deemed unconstitutional

Canada: First Nations group's 'marry out, get out' rule deemed unconstitutional

Judge in Quebec strikes down controversial rule after plaintiffs said they had been harassed for marrying outside Mohawk communityWaneek Horn-Miller had just begun construction on a house for her
France and Australia can be heart of new Indo-Pacific axis, Macron says

France and Australia can be heart of new Indo-Pacific axis, Macron says

French president and Australia’s PM talk up rules-based order in region – and praise China’s rise • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon France and Australia can be the
Catholics warn against 'winner-takes-all' approach on marriage equality

Catholics warn against 'winner-takes-all' approach on marriage equality

Parliamentary inquiry into religious freedom told that laws should help people with differing views on marriage ‘live and let live’• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon
Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

In a confrontation in the TMZ newsroom, the rapper talks about his view on slavery as well as reaffirming his support for Donald TrumpKanye West has said that 400 years of slavery is “a choice” in a