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Saudi Arabia wants more UK trade deals, say crown prince's team

Saudi Arabia wants more UK trade deals, say crown prince's team

Saudi minister said his country could be gateway to new markets in the Middle East and AfricaThe UK should turn to Saudi Arabia for new trade and investment opportunities after Brexit and not a
Can Trump block Twitter users? Judge considers constitutional question

Can Trump block Twitter users? Judge considers constitutional question

Users who were blocked by the president on Twitter say Trump violated their first amendment free speech rightsA federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism about whether Donald Trump can
Widow of jailed wildlife expert prevented from leaving Iran

Widow of jailed wildlife expert prevented from leaving Iran

Seyed-Emami family were boarding plane to Canada when security forces stopped widowThe widow of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in a Tehran prison under disputed circumstances has been
International Women’s Day marked by protests and celebrations

International Women’s Day marked by protests and celebrations

Events around the world put spotlight on progress and failings in achieving gender equalityMillions of women gathered across the world to strike, protest and party to mark International Women’s Day on
Yulia Skripal: from suburban Moscow life to nerve agent mystery

Yulia Skripal: from suburban Moscow life to nerve agent mystery

The Moscow estate where the Skripals lived is a long way from Wiltshire – and some locals are tight-lipped about their former neighboursThe skyline of the west Moscow housing estate where Yulia
Danish inventor denies murder of Kim Wall as trial opens

Danish inventor denies murder of Kim Wall as trial opens

Peter Madsen says account of journalist’s death changed because he wanted to spare her relatives ‘grim’ detailsA Danish inventor has denied murdering the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade
Syria aid deliveries halted amid reports of chemical attacks

Syria aid deliveries halted amid reports of chemical attacks

More than 90 people were killed overnight and dozens more hurt in eastern Ghouta, monitor saysDoctors and rescue workers in the besieged Syrian region of eastern Ghouta have said are struggling to
More than 5m join Spain's 'feminist strike', unions say

More than 5m join Spain's 'feminist strike', unions say

Mayors of Madrid and Barcelona among supporters of walkout on International Women’s Day More than 5 million workers have taken part in Spain’s first nationwide “feminist strike”, according to trade
Ireland's government approves abortion referendum bill

Ireland's government approves abortion referendum bill

Ministers agree wording for vote on repeal of ‘eighth amendment’ which enshrines abortion banThe Irish government has agreed the wording of a national referendum on abortion to be held by the end of
'We are soldiers! We will save you': how Boko Haram tricked Dapchi schoolgirls

'We are soldiers! We will save you': how Boko Haram tricked Dapchi schoolgirls

School staff and locals describe events leading to kidnapping of boarding school girls in north-east NigeriaEvening was falling and hundreds of students were preparing to break the fast observed every
A female doctor in east Ghouta challenging patriarchy - video

A female doctor in east Ghouta challenging patriarchy - video

With many men killed or missing, women are rising to prominence in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta in Syria. On International Women's Day Syrian campaign group Liberated T bring us Dr Amani
Why is Saudi Arabia in Yemen and what does it mean for Britain?

Why is Saudi Arabia in Yemen and what does it mean for Britain?

Key questions around Saudi involvement in Yemen and potential UK complicityIn March 2015 a Saudi-led coalition began bombing Houthi rebels who had forced Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi,
International Women's Day around the world – in pictures

International Women's Day around the world – in pictures

Rallies are taking place from Nepal to Spain to Pakistan to mark the ongoing fight for women’s equality Continue reading...
What about the men? Frankly, it depends why you're asking | Anne Marie Goetz and Rachel Dore-Weeks

What about the men? Frankly, it depends why you're asking | Anne Marie Goetz and Rachel Dore-Weeks

Improved protection for women affected by violence and poverty has led to calls for a renewed focus on men – but one approach must not outweigh the other, or years of progress will be undoneAs we
Gatwick Express honours women in International Women's Day announcements – video

Gatwick Express honours women in International Women's Day announcements – video

The Gatwick Express train service used public announcements to honour women on International Women's Day. The London service is using its displays to provide inspiring quotes, to the delight of
Where is the world’s noisiest city?

Where is the world’s noisiest city?

The ‘ignored pollutant’ can cause depression, stress, diabetes and heart attacks. What are cities doing to curb excess noise?The constant roar of traffic, incessant construction noise, piercing
'Believe in yourself, the rest will follow': five trailblazing women you've never heard of

'Believe in yourself, the rest will follow': five trailblazing women you've never heard of

From the farmer’s daughter who set up the only safari resort in the world run solely by women, to the first female Dalit to win a seat in Pakistan’s parliament, women who have challenged stereotypes
Care and midwifery in the world's most challenging places – in pictures

Care and midwifery in the world's most challenging places – in pictures

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the work of Unicef in supporting midwives and healthcare workers in some of the world’s most challenging countries to give birth Continue reading...
'This case has already been won':  White House on Donald Trump's relationship with porn star – video

'This case has already been won': White House on Donald Trump's relationship with porn star – video

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, has seemingly confirmed Donald Trump's contract with the porn star Stormy Daniels. Sanders said: 'This case has already been won in arbitration and
Myanmar government is rogue and evil, says Bangladesh minister

Myanmar government is rogue and evil, says Bangladesh minister

Finance minister doubts hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees can go homeA senior minister in Bangladesh has condemned the Myanmar government as “evil” and said he did not believe the hundreds of