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Case of alleged rape by New York officers calls police loophole into question

Case of alleged rape by New York officers calls police loophole into question

New York law may allow officers to escape charges by claiming sex was consensual, an apparent oversight described as ‘shocking’ The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in
GetUp targets Labor in 'biggest ever' week-long blitz over foreign donations law

GetUp targets Labor in 'biggest ever' week-long blitz over foreign donations law

Email asks members to take daily action until Labor decides its position on bill Labor is the target of a new campaign by GetUp to persuade it to oppose the proposed ban on foreign donations and other
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern joins gay pride parade – video

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern joins gay pride parade – video

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's first prime minister to walk in the country's gay pride parade. Ardern walked with a crowd of 25,000 in Auckland and used the opportunity to call for more work to
US role in Syria alarms Turkey and could dent prospect of peace deal

US role in Syria alarms Turkey and could dent prospect of peace deal

Build up of US presence and its support for Kurdish militia risks hardening divisions furtherAs the 1,500 delegates made their way to the Russian city of Sochi to attend a conference billed as a first
Top Democrat suggests proof of Trump-Russia collusion still to come

Top Democrat suggests proof of Trump-Russia collusion still to come

While these latest indictments do not allege Trump’s team knowingly colluded, says Adam Schiff, that doesn’t mean later ones won’t Ten key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia indictment The top
Nurofen owner Reckitt misses profit forecast amid tough trading

Nurofen owner Reckitt misses profit forecast amid tough trading

Consumer goods group blames difficulties in developed markets and rising commodity costsReckitt Benckiser, the owner of brands including Durex and Nurofen, missed its 2017 profit expectations and said
Utøya massacre re-enactment stuns Berlin audiences

Utøya massacre re-enactment stuns Berlin audiences

Single-take film shot in real time draws praise from survivors of 2011 attack as it premieres at Berlin festivalA real-time feature film re-enactment of the massacre by a far-right terrorist in Norway
Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Vice-president Teodorin Obiang given suspended sentence for corruption and embezzlementEquatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations’ highest court to challenge a conviction in France against its
Myanmar government 'bulldozing Rohingya mass grave to hide evidence'

Myanmar government 'bulldozing Rohingya mass grave to hide evidence'

Rights group says site of massacre in Rakhine state is being flattened on government orders after exposés of two other mass gravesWARNING: this report includes a graphic image that readers may find
Sudden stratospheric warming set to bring lengthy cold snap to UK

Sudden stratospheric warming set to bring lengthy cold snap to UK

Huge rise in air temperature above north pole will allow chilly winds from eastern Europe to blast UK, Met Office warnsBritain will be gripped by a potentially lengthy cold snap as sudden
Pristina in the spotlight: Rita Ora aside, can Kosovo's capital make it big?

Pristina in the spotlight: Rita Ora aside, can Kosovo's capital make it big?

Ten years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, Pristina struggles with corruption and pollution – but the youngest capital in Europe is full of fresh energyPristina is a city of constant
Chinese and US officials scuffled over 'nuclear football' during 2017 Trump visit

Chinese and US officials scuffled over 'nuclear football' during 2017 Trump visit

Secret service teams clashed in November when Chinese agents tried to stop case carrying US nuclear codes from entering Beijing’s Great Hall of the PeopleA skirmish involving the United States
Stop going on vacation and fix gun laws, angry Florida students tell Trump - video

Stop going on vacation and fix gun laws, angry Florida students tell Trump - video

Survivors of last week's Florida school shooting chastise the president and other politicians on NBC's Meet the Press for their failure to act to end gun violence in America. David Hogg, 17, ended the
Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Paul Manafort’s longtime business associate Rick Gates has struck deal with special counsel, reports sayDonald Trump’s former campaign manager is under increasing pressure to cooperate with criminal
After Darkness: Mosul emerges from Isis control – in pictures

After Darkness: Mosul emerges from Isis control – in pictures

After a nine-month battle, Islamic State was finally expelled from Mosul, leaving devastation and residents physically and psychologically scarred by the war. Abbie Trayler-Smith’s new exhibition
UK under pressure over Afghan asylum seekers as civilian deaths rise

UK under pressure over Afghan asylum seekers as civilian deaths rise

Home Office guidance recognises Afghanistan to be ‘least peaceful country in world after Syria’ Calls for the Home Office to stop returning asylum seekers to Afghanistan have intensified after a
WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large
Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting

Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting

Video seeks to boost turnout at presidential election by playing on homophobia and xenophobiaRussians who don’t vote in next month’s presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a
Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: 'we can't waste this chance'

Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: 'we can't waste this chance'

‘This right now is the biggest issue in our country,’ said a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shootingOne week ago they were high schoolers like anywhere in the country,
China calls on US to punish Terracotta warrior thumb thief

China calls on US to punish Terracotta warrior thumb thief

Officials condemn destruction of ancient statue by American man at Philadelphia exhibition Chinese authorities are demanding exemplary punishment for an American man who allegedly stole a terracotta