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Right to dunk: the children of African immigrants who fought the law to play basketball

Right to dunk: the children of African immigrants who fought the law to play basketball

Made up of young teenagers of west African immigrants, the Tam Tam team’s fight to compete in Italy has led to a change in the law. However, moves to extend automatic citizenship to all children born
Man appears in Leeds crown court accused of killing woman in Aldi

Man appears in Leeds crown court accused of killing woman in Aldi

Neville Hord brought from custody for brief hearing, for alleged stabbing of Jodie Willsher in Skipton branchA man has appeared in court accused of murdering a woman who was stabbed to death at the
Turkey: where pampered cats are top dog

Turkey: where pampered cats are top dog

A nation split along fault lines of national identity, religion and ethnicity is united by one thing: a love of felinesSelim can often be spotted surveying his neighbourhood, a stone’s throw away from
My vagina was badly injured after giving birth. Why was getting help so hard? | Christen Clifford

My vagina was badly injured after giving birth. Why was getting help so hard? | Christen Clifford

My vagina tore when I had my first child, but it took five years before I got the medical attention I needed. I’m not the only one Every time I see a woman walking down the street with a newborn, all
Armed police to patrol London on New Year's Eve after year of attacks

Armed police to patrol London on New Year's Eve after year of attacks

Met police say there is no specific threat but warn people in capital to stay vigilantArmed police will patrol London on New Year’s Eve, along with covert officers and dog units, as part of Scotland
Man dies in Hull after being found on fire in street

Man dies in Hull after being found on fire in street

Cause of fire remains unknown but police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with incidentA man has died from his injuries after being found on fire.The victim, who has not been
'A special place for Luxembourgish': Grand Duchy's native language enjoys renaissance

'A special place for Luxembourgish': Grand Duchy's native language enjoys renaissance

Luxembourg’s government has a 40-point action plan to build on the renewed popularity of its national tongue, traditionally spoken at homeThe brilliant autumn sun is streaming into the classroom, as
Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Republican backed by Trump alleged voter fraud and sought new voteJudge turns down request as state officials confirm Democratic winDoug Jones was formally certified as the winner of Alabama’s US
Cloud of corruption hangs over Bulgaria as it takes up EU presidency

Cloud of corruption hangs over Bulgaria as it takes up EU presidency

Anti-corruption campaigners fear Brussels is going soft on Sofia while presence of far-right minority parties also raises concernsMusic will play, fireworks will explode and shimmer; then at the
Hundreds spend night at Stansted airport as snow and ice hit flights

Hundreds spend night at Stansted airport as snow and ice hit flights

Wintry weather affects Ryanair and EasyJet flights to and from Essex airport as some passengers wait eight hours to reclaim baggageHundreds of people were forced to spend the night at Stansted airport
Scores killed in Isis bombing of Kabul news agency and Shia centre

Scores killed in Isis bombing of Kabul news agency and Shia centre

At least 41 people killed and 80 wounded in sectarian attack in Afghan capital that UN said deliberately targeted childrenIslamic State has killed at least 41 people and injured more than 80 others in
More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay will elect new presidents in what could be a popular reaction against corrruption The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the
2017 reloaded: key moments from the last 12 months – video

2017 reloaded: key moments from the last 12 months – video

A look back at some of the most impactful moments of the year, remixed by Swiss motion designer and music producer Cee-Roo Continue reading...
Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

The US and Russia account for nearly half of the most geotagged cities this year, with the entirety of Asia and South America represented by just two citiesAs Instagram inches closer to the 1 billion
Riches to rags: Detroit dad in Mediterranean asylum limbo

Riches to rags: Detroit dad in Mediterranean asylum limbo

Yassir Abdou, who had an American wife and a green card until four years ago, is now marooned and destitute in Sicily Yassir Abdou carries his life with him everywhere he goes. Part of it he keeps
Tensions in tourism: Nepal's middle class claim they are 'unwanted guests' | Pete Pattisson

Tensions in tourism: Nepal's middle class claim they are 'unwanted guests' | Pete Pattisson

Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatmentAs Sandeep Poudyal trudged along the last
Lorde's Israel concert: ambassador to New Zealand asks to meet singer

Lorde's Israel concert: ambassador to New Zealand asks to meet singer

Itzhak Gerberg says cancelled performance could have ‘contributed to the spirit of hope and peace in the Middle East’Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand has invited Lorde to meet him after the singer
'The community can never get back to normal': Grenfell faith leaders on the ongoing tragedy

'The community can never get back to normal': Grenfell faith leaders on the ongoing tragedy

The leaders of three local faith organisations open up about the struggle to help their community after the fire.Early next year, a rectangle of earth abutting the north wall of St Clement’s church
Pilot shortage: Australia to relax visa laws to attract foreign flyers

Pilot shortage: Australia to relax visa laws to attract foreign flyers

Regional Aviation Association says immigration minister Peter Dutton’s office has confirmed the changeForeign pilots will once again be allowed into Australia on working visas to help address a
End of la ZAD? France’s ‘utopian’ anti-airport community faces bitter last stand

End of la ZAD? France’s ‘utopian’ anti-airport community faces bitter last stand

Since 2008, an eclectic group of campaigners have united to protest a new airport in western France. As they await the president’s ‘final decision’, Kim Willsher finds them determined to stay – and