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Modern slavery laws must fully decriminalise sex work, advocates say

Modern slavery laws must fully decriminalise sex work, advocates say

Scarlet Alliance says criminalisation denies workers their basic rights and protections, and fosters exploitation New modern slavery laws will fail to stop exploitation of Australian sex workers
Poland offers Theresa May backing over Brexit deal amid rift with EU

Poland offers Theresa May backing over Brexit deal amid rift with EU

Polish leader warns against ‘dangerous’ Brussels protectionism as UK prime minister brings top team to Warsaw Poland’s prime minister has signalled his country will back the UK on a bespoke Brexit
Catalonia election - in pictures

Catalonia election - in pictures

Catalans head to the polls to vote for a new regional government in an election pitting secessionists against unionists, which will determine the next phase of the region’s long-running campaign for
Tory MP's aide cleared of raping woman in Houses of Parliament

Tory MP's aide cleared of raping woman in Houses of Parliament

Sam Armstrong, suspended as Craig Mackinlay’s chief of staff, was accused of rape and sexual assault in MP’s office A Conservative MP’s aide has been acquitted of raping and sexually assaulting a
May says she wants investigation into release of Damian Green information – Politics live

May says she wants investigation into release of Damian Green information – Politics live

Prime minister flies to Poland after third cabinet departure in two months creates further headache for governmentFull report: Damian Green sacked as first secretary of stateTimeline: how a leak led
Trump's bullying and bluster on Jerusalem is bad news for the UN | Patrick Wintour

Trump's bullying and bluster on Jerusalem is bad news for the UN | Patrick Wintour

US hard-power diplomacy over Israel will end up being an expensive clash if Washington cuts its funding to the UN“Strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different
Man pleads not guilty to Finsbury Park van attack

Man pleads not guilty to Finsbury Park van attack

Darren Osborne to go on trial in January after pleading not guilty to terrorism-related murder and attempted murder A man has pleaded not guilty over an alleged terrorist attack near a London mosque
'I voted with my conscience': Catalans more resigned than expectant on election day

'I voted with my conscience': Catalans more resigned than expectant on election day

Three months after October’s referendum, most voters in Catalonia are not counting on the regional vote to end the political crisisThe last time Catalans turned out to vote, thousands of people lined
Ramaphosa pledges corruption crackdown in first speech as ANC leader

Ramaphosa pledges corruption crackdown in first speech as ANC leader

New leader, likely to become next president of South Africa, vows to expedite job creation and speed up land transfer to black peopleCyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC
Memphis citizens cheer overnight removal of two Confederate statues

Memphis citizens cheer overnight removal of two Confederate statues

Statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader, taken downCrews removed two statues of Confederate leaders from
Delhi police raid 'spiritual university' and find women behind locked doors

Delhi police raid 'spiritual university' and find women behind locked doors

Women held at compound run by guru appear drugged, with city’s commissioner for women fearful it is a site for sexual exploitationPolice in Delhi have discovered a “spiritual university” in the
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos

Images were taken by the fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who says it was ‘an incredible honour’Official photographs of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, taken by the
Release of jailed union boss reveals Mexican president's empty promise, critics say

Release of jailed union boss reveals Mexican president's empty promise, critics say

‘It was all a show’: Elba Esther Gordillo’s imprisonment was offered as proof of Peña Nieto’s fight against corruption. Now she seems poised to help himElba Esther Gordillo, the head of Mexico’s
Melbourne crash: 'He just ploughed into them without stopping,' says eyewitness  – video

Melbourne crash: 'He just ploughed into them without stopping,' says eyewitness – video

Two men have been arrested after a car ploughed through an intersection and critically injured pedestrians outside of Flinders Street station in Melbourne in what police have described as a
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case marked as eligible for early release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case marked as eligible for early release

Husband of jailed British-Iranian woman says her lawyer thinks Iranian authorities are preparing to release herNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in
Kim Jong-hyun's fans bid an emotional farewell to K-pop star

Kim Jong-hyun's fans bid an emotional farewell to K-pop star

Grief-stricken crowds in grey and black line streets of Seoul for funeral of SHINee lead singer who died in suspected suicideGrief-stricken music fans have lined the streets in Seoul to farewell Kim
Antique-gun dealer jailed for 30 years for supplying to gangsters

Antique-gun dealer jailed for 30 years for supplying to gangsters

Ammunition and weapons made by Paul Edmunds, 66, were found at more than 100 crime scenes including gangland murders A 66-year-old antique-firearms dealer from Gloucestershire has been jailed for 30
Photographer of the year 2017: Zohra Bensemra

Photographer of the year 2017: Zohra Bensemra

This year the picture desk has chosen the Reuters photojournalist Zohra Bensemra as agency photographer of the year. From the drought in Somalia to the conflict in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State
Trump is politicising the courts – and our  judiciary is under threat | Jill Dash

Trump is politicising the courts – and our judiciary is under threat | Jill Dash

Senate Republicans are wielding their power to control the judicial branch. It will do potentially irreparable harm to democracy Almost one year into the Trump administration, we have fallen into a
Pope condemns 'cancer' of cliques in Christmas message to staff

Pope condemns 'cancer' of cliques in Christmas message to staff

Francis says some of those chosen to help him reform Holy See have shown themselves to be not up to the taskPope Francis has rebuked Vatican colleagues in a Christmas message, denouncing the “cancer”