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'She clearly has no idea': Kenyan doctor condemned over bid to legalise FGM

'She clearly has no idea': Kenyan doctor condemned over bid to legalise FGM

Attempt to overturn ban on female genital mutilation meets with widespread contempt, but tribal elders defend ‘cultural right’A Kenyan doctor has been accused of “trying to make history” after filing
Davos 2018: Trump puts North Korea high on agenda in 'America first' speech - live updates

Davos 2018: Trump puts North Korea high on agenda in 'America first' speech - live updates

Rolling coverage of the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including Donald Trump’s speechTrump’s speech covers trade deals, North Korea and immigrationBoos as President describes media
Tackling leprosy in the Philippines - in pictures

Tackling leprosy in the Philippines - in pictures

World Leprosy Day on 28 January aims to raise global awareness of this debilitating, stigmatising disease and call attention to the fact that it can be prevented, treated and cured. Global health
Prisoner on run after escaping hospital in Macclesfield

Prisoner on run after escaping hospital in Macclesfield

Public told not to approach Joseph Grima, 33, who is charged with offences including kidnapA prisoner charged with kidnap, robbery and possessing an imitation firearm is on the run after escaping from

Quantum physicist Michelle Simmons wins Australian of the Year 2018 – video

Pioneering physicist Michelle Yvonne Simmons is hopeful being named Australian of the Year will help challenge gender expectations and encourage more girls to pursue careers in science. Professor

Discounted Nutella causes chaos in French supermarkets – video

A decision by the Intermarché store chain to offer a hefty discount on jars of Nutella – France’s favourite chocolate spread – caused near riots in shops around the country. Police were reportedly
Army officers and sergeant deny charges over stray bullet death

Army officers and sergeant deny charges over stray bullet death

Trio face court martial after Ranger Michael Maguire fatally wounded in PembrokeshireTwo army officers and a sergeant have denied charges relating to the death of a soldier killed by a stray
Don't say cheese: Amsterdam turns against English usage in shops

Don't say cheese: Amsterdam turns against English usage in shops

Appeal court upholds closure order against cheese shop as use of English implies it is for tourists not localsTheir country’s grip of the English language has long been a source of national pride for
Leïla Slimani on her shocking bestseller, Lullaby: 'Who can really say they know their nanny?'

Leïla Slimani on her shocking bestseller, Lullaby: 'Who can really say they know their nanny?'

Her murderous nanny thriller gripped France, winning its top literary prize and the attention of President Macron. With Lullaby now out in English, the author shares her thoughts on motherhood, #MeToo
Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi review – is this 'the great Ugandan novel'?

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi review – is this 'the great Ugandan novel'?

From a Commonwealth short story prizewinner comes a masterful epic that examines Uganda’s history through generations of a cursed familyThis Ugandan debut novel begins in 2004 with the death of a man
Here's how to turn back the Doomsday clock | David Shariatmadari

Here's how to turn back the Doomsday clock | David Shariatmadari

The world needs to stop worrying and learn to live with North Korea’s nukes if a devastating war is to be avoidedIt’s two minutes to midnight. That’s the view of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists,
Syrian rebels put their own aims aside to fight Turkey’s battles

Syrian rebels put their own aims aside to fight Turkey’s battles

Fighters leading an offensive against Kurds say they have few options but to stick by their allyThe Syrian rebel commander stared at photographs of his fighters on the hilly frontline at the Kurdish
Alpine crossing: refugees battle extreme weather to reach France

Alpine crossing: refugees battle extreme weather to reach France

With the closure of the border at Ventimiglia in Italy, many migrants and refugees are trying to cross into France via the Colle della Scala in the Italian Alps despite the snow and extreme weather
Ellie Butler's mother seeks to have cruelty conviction overturned

Ellie Butler's mother seeks to have cruelty conviction overturned

Jennie Gray, mother of six-year-old murdered by her partner, Ben Butler, to go to court of appealA woman who was found guilty of child cruelty after her partner murdered their six-year-old daughter
'Still fighting': Africatown, site of last US slave shipment, sues over pollution

'Still fighting': Africatown, site of last US slave shipment, sues over pollution

In 1860 the last, illegal, shipment of slaves to the US landed in this part of Alabama. Now hundreds of the largely African American residents are suing an industrial plant claiming it released toxic
Why was this man arrested for giving water to migrants crossing the border?

Why was this man arrested for giving water to migrants crossing the border?

Scott Warren was arrested after he helped migrants – but he’s a humanitarian aid worker trying to save lives in a place where so many find death Cabeza Prieta national wildlife refuge, which includes
Julian Assange asks UK court to drop arrest warrant

Julian Assange asks UK court to drop arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder hopes ruling in his favour would allow him to leave Ecuadorian embassyThe WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has asked a UK court to drop the arrest warrant that prevents him from
Quebec community rallies for mosque attack hero: 'He sacrificed his legs for us'

Quebec community rallies for mosque attack hero: 'He sacrificed his legs for us'

Aymen Derbali faced a gunman so others could escape, and was left paralyzed – but as the shooting’s anniversary nears, he has no regretsWhen gunfire erupted in his mosque in Quebec City, Aymen
'I’m pregnant, not incapacitated': PM Jacinda Ardern on baby mania

'I’m pregnant, not incapacitated': PM Jacinda Ardern on baby mania

New Zealand prime minister determined to carry on as normal despite interest in pregnancyIt is business as usual for Jacinda Ardern. Seven days after the announcement of her pregnancy, the New Zealand
'I would certainly apologise': Trump on Britain First retweets – video

'I would certainly apologise': Trump on Britain First retweets – video

Donald Trump says he is prepared to apologise for retweeting inflammatory videos by a British far-right group. The US president tells ITV’s Good Morning Britain he knew nothing about Britain First