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Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death near Walsall

Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death near Walsall

Officers were called to Brownhills where they found the injured child who died later in hospital A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall, West Midlands
Lizzie review – juicy role for Chloe Sevigny in gruesome lesbian axe-murder yarn

Lizzie review – juicy role for Chloe Sevigny in gruesome lesbian axe-murder yarn

Sevigny shines in plum role as Lizzie Borden of ‘forty whacks’ notoriety, posited here as triggered by thwarted romance with Irish maidservant Kristen StewartI’ll confess that, beyond the little
Pyeongchang 2018: welcome to the future…

Pyeongchang 2018: welcome to the future…

In the first of a new series on ideas and advances in science, nature and tech, we look at the innovations coming to this year’s Winter OlympicsSouth Korea boasts the speediest broadband in the world
Anger that drove the Arab spring is flaring again

Anger that drove the Arab spring is flaring again

Riots in Tunisia echo the events of 2011, when unrest swept the Middle EastWhen the people of Balta wanted to protest, they had to leave town. “This place is so small that blocking the road is like
This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Defending our constitution requires more than outrageBlatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other
'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela

'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela

As the country’s economic problems mount, towns and cities have been hit by an outbreak of looting and violenceAmid desperate food shortages Venezuelans are picking up new survival skills.On the night
Future-proofed against austerity: new Scottish social security system

Future-proofed against austerity: new Scottish social security system

Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets voteScotland’s new social security system will include an unprecedented degree of independent scrutiny – with the
Seldom seen, rarely heard: Melania's tenure is most notable for her absence

Seldom seen, rarely heard: Melania's tenure is most notable for her absence

Melania Trump appears to have little interest in being first lady. But she’s in good company – many ‘weren’t very keen’ on coming to the White House The most notable thing about Melania Trump’s tenure
US shutdown exposes 'chaotic political system', China's news agency says

US shutdown exposes 'chaotic political system', China's news agency says

Xinhua commentary questions ‘viability and legitimacy’ of western democracy in broadside aimed at Trump administrationThe shutdown of the US government exposes “chronic flaws” in the country’s
Women's March: thousands of Australians rally in solidarity

Women's March: thousands of Australians rally in solidarity

Protesters join hands in Sydney and Melbourne as protests sweep US and around the world a year after Donald Trump’s inaugurationThousands of Australian women rallied in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne
China vows action after US warship sails near South China Sea island

China vows action after US warship sails near South China Sea island

Beijing claims passage of destroyer USS Hopper in disputed water violates sovereignty but Pentagon says operations are routineChina has vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty
Tens of thousands protest against corruption in Romania

Tens of thousands protest against corruption in Romania

People return to the streets in the graft-plagued EU member to oppose laws that would weaken judicial independenceTens of thousands of Romanians marched through heavy snow in Bucharest on Saturday in
Bushfire closes Sydney's Royal national park as heatwave grips NSW

Bushfire closes Sydney's Royal national park as heatwave grips NSW

Blaze contained as most of state swelters through temperatures above 40C, with the heat set to continueFirefighters continued to battle two out-of-control blazes across New South Wales while
US will back two-state solution if both sides agree – Mike Pence

US will back two-state solution if both sides agree – Mike Pence

US vice-president, visiting Egypt, tries to reassure key Arab ally over Israeli-Palestinian impasseUS vice-president Mike Pence has told Egypt’s leader that the US would support a two-state solution
Ugandan women kneeling in deference is cultural – it’s also humiliating

Ugandan women kneeling in deference is cultural – it’s also humiliating

A Ugandan executive faces an outcry for condemning the practiceIf a woman from Uganda meets a man she knows on Oxford Street, she would be expected to get on her knees to greet him. Kneeling in
On the Amazon’s lawless frontier, murder mystery divides the locals and loggers

On the Amazon’s lawless frontier, murder mystery divides the locals and loggers

The Ka’apor tribe fight a daily battle in Brazil’s Maranhão state to protect their forestsSairá Ka’apor patrolled one of the most murderous frontiers in the world, a remote and largely lawless region
Pankhurst heirs pen anthem to a century of suffrage

Pankhurst heirs pen anthem to a century of suffrage

Relatives of the suffragette have written a choral work for Radio 3Relatives of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst will next month premiere a choral work commissioned by the BBC to mark 100
Hugo KlynstraThe new Dutch royal knows how to make a name for himself| Rebecca Nicholson

Hugo KlynstraThe new Dutch royal knows how to make a name for himself| Rebecca Nicholson

Hugo Klynstra, the illegitimate son of Prince Carlos, has won his legal battle and made the royals, briefly, interestingIt can be hard to muster interest in modern royal families, what with all the
Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

Sacked auditor says he was branded a troublemaker after telling bosses of his concerns about the Kaloti groupUK consultancy giant Ernst & Young has been accused of “unlawful, unprofessional and
France gave us the Bayeux tapestry. What can we give the world? | Tristram Hunt

France gave us the Bayeux tapestry. What can we give the world? | Tristram Hunt

Rhinos, DVDs, pandas and the Bayeux tapestry – political presents and loans have a long history, says the V&A’s directorGod, he’s good. After giving the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, an