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Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees fears new generation could be radicalised as food aid to Gaza and Syria approaches critical lowThe head of the main United Nations agency supporting
Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study

Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study

Report estimates no-deal exit for UK would result in Ireland’s GDP shrinking 7% by 2030Britain’s departure from the EU will hit the Irish economy more than any other country in Europe, with a hard
Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

A British Columbia supreme court ruling allowing a Native American in the US to hunt in Canada could give tens of thousands new rightsWhen Rick Desautel shot the elk perched high on a steep hillside,
Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

Teenagers’ use of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is social media at its best – a cudgel against political discourse that desperately needs to changeHigh schools have dances, they have cafeterias,
John Worboys' victims win human rights case against police

John Worboys' victims win human rights case against police

Two women win claim for compensation after Met failed to properly investigate allegations Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the
Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

UN secretary-general demands suspension of fighting in eastern Ghouta, which he says is ‘hell on earth’Aid agencies, including the Red Cross and World Food Programme, are calling for an urgent
Former aide has agreed to testify against Netanyahu, say reports

Former aide has agreed to testify against Netanyahu, say reports

Israeli media say that Shlomo Filber has made a deal to turn state witness after being arrested The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is battling for his political career in the face of
Tania Bruguera wins Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission

Tania Bruguera wins Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission

Cuban performance artist known for politically charged work to undertake next show An artist who has used mounted police officers to corral gallery visitors and, on another occasion, required
Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

A horribly readable account of the US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War, and their group’s infiltration by the CIAIt is almost forgotten now what a decisive role
Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Children’s commissioner gives department notice of inquiry into services offered to Tennant Creek family The Northern Territory children’s commissioner has launched an investigation into the care and
Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

From highways carved through thriving ‘ghettoes’ to walls segregating black and white areas, US city development has a long and divisive historyIt’s a little after 3pm in Detroit’s 8 Mile
'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

'I want to empower Afghan women': female prosecutor on a lonely mission

Zainab Fayez, the sole woman in Kandahar’s attorney-general’s office, wants greater equality in the Afghan justice systemZainab Fayez, the only woman serving as a prosecutor in Afghanistan’s southern
Wednesday briefing: Leaver Tories hand ‘ransom note’ to May

Wednesday briefing: Leaver Tories hand ‘ransom note’ to May

Backbenchers’ letter lists hard Brexit demands … heavy drinkers risk age-related mental decline … and the warning signs of ‘burnout’Hello, I’m Warren Murray and here’s your news on toast. Continue
Images capture orange dust storm that swallowed an Australian town

Images capture orange dust storm that swallowed an Australian town

Charleville is no stranger to dust storms, but residents say the thick, bright orange layer left behind is novelA striking cloud of thick red dust has covered the small town of Charleville in rural
Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President
Westminster is using Brexit to put devolution at risk. Scotland will not stand for it | John Swinney and Michael Russell

Westminster is using Brexit to put devolution at risk. Scotland will not stand for it | John Swinney and Michael Russell

The EU withdrawal bill contains a power grab of critical devolved areas such as fishing and farming – and even aspects of our independent justice system • John Swinney is Scotland’s deputy first
Al-Shabaab plundering starving Somali villages of cash and children

Al-Shabaab plundering starving Somali villages of cash and children

Defectors reveal crippling extortion by Islamist terror group and ‘brainwashing’ of boys, as it suffers apparent crisis of moraleAl-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving
Trump in Twitter spat with woman who accused him of sexual harassment

Trump in Twitter spat with woman who accused him of sexual harassment

Rachel Crooks has urged US president to release security footage of an encounter she says they had in Trump Tower in 2006The US president has engaged in a Twitter fight with a woman who has accused
A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

If you don’t like bananas then read no more – if you do then today is a day of joyFirst there were avocados with no stones; now we have bananas with edible skin. A Japanese farm uses what it calls the
Australians unswayed by royal engagement as support for monarchy hits record low

Australians unswayed by royal engagement as support for monarchy hits record low

Survey finds 52% of Australians want a republic and only 22% prefer the monarchy, with appetite lowest among the youngThe engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has not turned young Australians