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Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels after bomb attacks

Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels after bomb attacks

Talks to end a five decade war called off after group launched bomb attacks on three police stations nationwide on Saturday and SundayColombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, has suspended peace
Your Chariot awaits: shuttle bus service gets green light in London

Your Chariot awaits: shuttle bus service gets green light in London

Commuters will be able to pre-book seats on an app, with four routes being approved by TfLAn experimental shuttle bus service operated by Ford has been approved by London’s transport authorities. The
FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe steps down early

FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe steps down early

McCabe has exited ahead of his planned retirement amid an escalation by Donald Trump in attacks on the FBIAndrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI, stepped down on Monday in a widely anticipated
Dozens of villagers died in Nigerian air force raids, says Amnesty

Dozens of villagers died in Nigerian air force raids, says Amnesty

Houses and civilians reportedly targeted in dispute over land between herdsmen and farmersAt least 35 people were killed by the Nigerian military’s air raids on villages last month, according to the
Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

First it was ‘Boring’ baseball caps, now Tesla founder is selling flamethrowers – ‘to liven up a party’Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire founder of electric car company Tesla and tunnelling company
'There is no peace': traumatised Rohingya vow they won't go back to Myanmar

'There is no peace': traumatised Rohingya vow they won't go back to Myanmar

Efforts to send Rohingya back over the border are foundering before they have even begun“They burned my house and my whole village, they stole my crops,” Nagumia says. “I saw them throw the young
Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute

Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute

Mousa Mostafa Mousa, Ghad party leader, gets on ballot hours before nomination deadline A little-known Egyptian politician has added his name to the candidate list for elections in March, minutes
Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women

Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women

The incident happened amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the Muslim nationIndonesian police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear “male” clothing, authorities
Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union

Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union

In landmark ruling, AU orders compensation for brothers born into slavery and failed by legal system, criticising ‘culture of impunity’The African Union has reprimanded Mauritania for failing to take
Survivors of capsized refugee boat say traffickers fired at passengers

Survivors of capsized refugee boat say traffickers fired at passengers

Death toll from incident off Yemen coast last week reaches 30 but is expected to risePeople traffickers fired automatic weapons at refugees to force them to jump into heavy seas off the coast of
What's behind rich people pretending to be self-made?

What's behind rich people pretending to be self-made?

Americans reflexively link hard work with reward, but what happens as the two become ever more disconnected? Bailey’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island was once described by the New York Times as a
VW condemned for testing diesel fumes on humans and monkeys

VW condemned for testing diesel fumes on humans and monkeys

Experiments involved monkeys and humans breathing in exhaust fumes for hours at a timeVolkswagen, the world’s biggest carmaker, is under fire globally from politicians and environmentalists following
French fraud officials investigate Nutella deal that sparked brawls

French fraud officials investigate Nutella deal that sparked brawls

Inquiry is launched into whether 70% discount at Intermarché supermarkets broke trading lawsThe French authorities are to investigate whether a Nutella promotion that sparked brawls in supermarkets
Brussels prepared for trade war with US if it restricts EU imports

Brussels prepared for trade war with US if it restricts EU imports

Donald Trump says the EU has been ‘very unfair’ on US exporters Brussels has warned that it stands ready to retaliate and potentially open up a transatlantic trade war if the US delivers on apparent
Second woman arrested in Tehran for hijab protest

Second woman arrested in Tehran for hijab protest

Woman was detained after standing on telecoms box to raise headscarf on a stick in repeat of protest last monthA second woman has been arrested in Iran for protesting against the country’s compulsory
Irish referendum on abortion reform to be held by end of May

Irish referendum on abortion reform to be held by end of May

Taoiseach confirms national plebiscite on abolishing eighth amendment and allowing terminations up to 12 weeksThe Irish government has confirmed that it will hold a referendum on reform of the
Strava suggests military users 'opt out' of heatmap as row deepens

Strava suggests military users 'opt out' of heatmap as row deepens

Fitness-tracking company suggests secret army base locations were made public by users, while militaries around world weigh up banFitness-tracking company Strava has defended its publication of
The bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a city

The bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a city

Part one – the rise: It was in the Iraqi city of Mosul that Isis attempted to prove its legitimacy – by transforming from an insurgency into a state. Alongside the murders and mass terror ran a
Tell us your experiences of cities at war

Tell us your experiences of cities at war

Be it gang violence, terror attacks or military strikes, conflict has come to cities. We want to hear about your experiences of urban warfare to aid our coverage of Cities at WarThe bureaucracy of
A century of cities at war – in pictures

A century of cities at war – in pictures

From the Blitz to Beirut to Baghdad, some of the world’s best photographers have strived to capture the scale and human cost of urban conflictThe bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a