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Cyclists face ban from road near Hull famed for time trials

Cyclists face ban from road near Hull famed for time trials

British Cycling says targeting of A63 stretch once used by Bradley Wiggins is deeply concerningCyclists may be banned from a stretch of the A63 near Hull which was once used by the Olympian Bradley
Lord Janner's son urges CPS to prosecute 'Nick' over rape allegations

Lord Janner's son urges CPS to prosecute 'Nick' over rape allegations

Daniel Janner says he could bring private action against man who accused his father of child abuseLord Janner’s son has vowed to bring a private prosecution against the man at the centre of
DRC crisis: aide says Kabila not standing in elections

DRC crisis: aide says Kabila not standing in elections

President’s decision not to step down in 2016 led to brutally suppressed protestsJoseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whose refusal to step down at the end of his
Germany's rightwing AfD gears up to play noisy opposition role

Germany's rightwing AfD gears up to play noisy opposition role

Coalition between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the SPD makes AfD the main opposition partyGermany’s anti-immigration, rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland is preparing to play a noisy role inside
'Criminalised, detained, deported': UK accused of failing trafficked children

'Criminalised, detained, deported': UK accused of failing trafficked children

Lawyers and child protection groups warn Britain routinely returns trafficked children to Vietnam despite risk of further exploitationChild trafficking victims deported back to Vietnam by the British
Paris in the snow – in pictures

Paris in the snow – in pictures

Heavy snowfall has brought public transport in Paris and surrounding regions close to a halt. Icy streets were largely empty as officials urged people to leave vehicles at home after 12cm of snow
I love Paris in the snowfall: skiing in the city – video

I love Paris in the snowfall: skiing in the city – video

Skiers and snowboarders are taking advantage of the heavy snow covering the French capital. Montmartre hill proved to be a popular spot on Wednesday morning – until the police intervened. The snow
Reigning parades: military showpieces Trump might want to copy

Reigning parades: military showpieces Trump might want to copy

Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to plan a military parade for Washington DC. To give the US some ideas, we look at how other countries do it Continue reading...
Chilean mother who fears daughter was driven to suicide demands law change

Chilean mother who fears daughter was driven to suicide demands law change

A year after Antonia Garros Hermosilla’s death at ex-boyfriend’s home, calls continue for action over fatal form of abuseOn the night of 7 February 2017, in the Chilean coastal city of Concepción,
Gangneung in the spotlight: South Korea's true Olympic capital

Gangneung in the spotlight: South Korea's true Olympic capital

The Winter Olympics will soon begin in South Korea, and the coastal city of Gangneung – the host of the indoor events – is preparing to open itself up to the worldThe 2018 Winter Olympics will soon
Taiwan earthquake leaves tall building on dangerous lean – video

Taiwan earthquake leaves tall building on dangerous lean – video

The Yun Men Tsui Ti block of flats near Taiwan’s east coast has been left leaning at a dangerous angle after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night. At least four people were killed and more than
Bulger killer pleads guilty to having indecent images of children

Bulger killer pleads guilty to having indecent images of children

Jon Venables, who served eight years for two-year-old’s murder, returned to prison in November James Bulger’s killer, Jon Venables, has pleaded guilty to having indecent images of children for a
Merkel's party loses key ministries in coalition deal

Merkel's party loses key ministries in coalition deal

Junior SPD party is expected to fill finance, foreign and labour ministries under agreementAngela Merkel has taken a crucial step towards ending a four-month period of political uncertainty by
Resisting the resistance: anti-liberal rage brews in California's right wing

Resisting the resistance: anti-liberal rage brews in California's right wing

Should California be split into two states, one conservative and one progressive? Under Trump, a far-fetched idea has found a home in fringe, frustrated communitiesIn California’s Central Valley an
Taiwan earthquake leaves tall building on dangerous lean - video

Taiwan earthquake leaves tall building on dangerous lean - video

The Yun Men Tsui Ti block of flats near Taiwan’s east coast is left leaning at a dangerous angle after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night. At least four people were killed and more than 170
Barnaby Joyce 'incredibly hurt' by media revelations about his private life

Barnaby Joyce 'incredibly hurt' by media revelations about his private life

Australia’s deputy PM says breakdown of marriage was ‘painful for everyone involved’ as new relationship with former staffer is exposedBarnaby Joyce has described the breakdown of his marriage as “one
Theresa May convenes Brexit 'war cabinet' to decide future EU links

Theresa May convenes Brexit 'war cabinet' to decide future EU links

Crunch meeting of ministers to start drawing up UK’s position on ‘end state’ beyond transitionTheresa May’s Brexit “war cabinet” of senior ministers is set to thrash out the thorniest issues for
Deported Kenyan opposition figure rails against 'despotic regime'

Deported Kenyan opposition figure rails against 'despotic regime'

Lawyer Miguna Miguna put on flight to Canada amid government crackdown on opponents Kenyan authorities have deported a senior opposition figure in the latest move of a wide-ranging crackdown on
Fearless: five years after Delhi gang-rape, has anything changed for women in India? – video

Fearless: five years after Delhi gang-rape, has anything changed for women in India? – video

The brutal rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi shocked the world. The victim, who became known as Nirbhaya (‘fearless’), succumbed to her injuries two weeks later, but not before giving
Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Kim Yo-jong to join official party in South Korea, as US says tough sanctions coming soonThe sister of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in