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UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

Employees claim they were implored to sign letter vouching for senior UNAids figure, amid calls for the UK government to establish an independent inquiry into harassment allegationsStaff within a UN
Acclaimed composer tells of sexual abuse at Carmel College

Acclaimed composer tells of sexual abuse at Carmel College

Stephen Endelman compensated after years of abuse by former housemaster, Trevor BoltonAn acclaimed British composer has been awarded compensation after being subjected to years of sexual abuse as a
Netanyahu’s shamelessness is corrupting Israel | Peter Beaumont

Netanyahu’s shamelessness is corrupting Israel | Peter Beaumont

Like Trump and Berlusconi, the Israeli leader knows our imperfect democracy is no match for his brazen and disingenuous politicsA few weeks ago in Tel Aviv a noisy demonstration gathered on Rothschild
Lena Dunham has total hysterectomy because of endometriosis

Lena Dunham has total hysterectomy because of endometriosis

Actor tells of radical surgery in attempt to end years of chronic pain from debilitating disease Lena Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO comedy series Girls, has undergone radical surgery to
NSA shooting: at least one person injured at agency headquarters

NSA shooting: at least one person injured at agency headquarters

Authorities confirm ‘no ongoing threat’ after shooting incident in Maryland at National Security Agency headquartersMultiple people were injured after an early morning vehicle collision and shooting
Jamaican bobsleighers face Winter Olympic drama after coach quits

Jamaican bobsleighers face Winter Olympic drama after coach quits

• Sandra Kiriasis quits as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team • Jamaica’s first female Winter Olympians begin campaign next weekSandra Kiriasis has quit as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team a few
Heathrow airport: engineer killed in vehicle crash on airfield

Heathrow airport: engineer killed in vehicle crash on airfield

Police say a man in his 40s has died in hospital after collision between two vehiclesA man has died after a collision between two vehicles at Heathrow airport.Police were called to the airport at 6am
Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

‘American people’ and ‘peace-loving congressmen’ urged to press Trump into negotiatingIn an unexpected overture at a time of increasing bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open
Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientistsFirst images of creatures from Antarctic depths
Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels

Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen confirms payment as adult film star who allegedly had relationship with Trump vows to ‘tell her story’ Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen said that he paid $130,000 to an
Police Scotland chief who quit over car crash deaths joins Met

Police Scotland chief who quit over car crash deaths joins Met

Sir Stephen House tasked with improving disclosure of evidence after collapse of rape cases A former police chief who resigned after a woman was left critically injured in a car wreck for three days
Boy, 16, appears in court charged with murder of baby son

Boy, 16, appears in court charged with murder of baby son

Southampton magistrates’ court hears six-week-old had ‘head injuries and bite to the nose’A 16-year-old boy sobbed in the dock as he appeared in court charged with the murder of his six-week-old son,
How Canada became an offshore destination for 'snow washing'

How Canada became an offshore destination for 'snow washing'

The country’s opaque jurisdictions allow owners of private companies to remain anonymous and the firms to remain in the shadowsCanada is one the world’s most opaque jurisdictions when it comes to
Netanyahu says police report on fraud claims 'like Swiss cheese'

Netanyahu says police report on fraud claims 'like Swiss cheese'

Israeli prime minister defiant in face of possible indictment, but opposition says his time is upBenjamin Netanyahu has described a police report on allegations of bribery and fraud against him as
India threatens Pierce Brosnan with fine over pan masala adverts

India threatens Pierce Brosnan with fine over pan masala adverts

Actor says he was shocked his image was used to promote potentially harmful chewing mixtureDelhi health officials have threatened to fine or jail the actor Pierce Brosnan if he fails to explain why he
Manchester residents oppose Gary Neville's redevelopment plans

Manchester residents oppose Gary Neville's redevelopment plans

Ex-United player wants to build sports university but locals object to takeover of green beltGary Neville’s plans to transform Manchester have again been met with opposition after hundreds of
Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite saneIf the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so
Brexit speech: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out resignation – as it happened

Brexit speech: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out resignation – as it happened

Follow the day’s political developments as they happen, including the foreign secretary’s ‘road to Brexit’ speech 3.12pm GMT The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, delivered the first of series of
Effort to oust Jacob Zuma turns to option of no-confidence vote

Effort to oust Jacob Zuma turns to option of no-confidence vote

ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa emboldened by raid on Guptas as grip on power wanes for South Africa presidentSouth Africa’s parliamentarians will vote on a no-confidence motion against the country’s
Barnaby Joyce repels insurgency as Labor targets rental arrangement

Barnaby Joyce repels insurgency as Labor targets rental arrangement

Tony Windsor and his former adviser stoke controversy about 2011 rural women’s dinnerBarnaby Joyce has managed to fend off an internal insurgency triggered by rolling controversy over his personal