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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 38

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 38

Two bomb explode in Tayran Square, the most serious attack in the capital since PM declared victory over IsisTwo suicide bombers have blown themselves up at a busy market in central Baghdad in
Monday briefing: Trust me, I'm almost a doctor

Monday briefing: Trust me, I'm almost a doctor

Alarm as medical undergraduates roped in to help NHS … Donald Trump ‘not a racist’ despite sounding like one … and welcome to the Guardian’s new lookHello – it’s Warren Murray on this most auspicious
Anti-Islam activist Neil Erikson admits he breached court orders

Anti-Islam activist Neil Erikson admits he breached court orders

Erikson concedes he failed to give back uniforms to former employer Toll after wearing them in inflammatory videos The far-right activist Neil Erikson has admitted breaching court orders by failing to
Scores injured after floor collapses at Indonesian stock exchange

Scores injured after floor collapses at Indonesian stock exchange

Police say collapse of Jakarta building’s mezzanine level, which injured at least 75 people, was an accidentAt least 75 people have been injured after a mezzanine floor at Indonesia’s stock exchange
50 years since Sicily's earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

50 years since Sicily's earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

When a quake devastated Sicily in 1968, a bold plan was hatched – to build entirely new towns and move the inhabitants. But what looked futuristic on paper would herald a new decayFifty years ago, the
MPs criticise error-hit 'hostile environment' for illegal immigrants

MPs criticise error-hit 'hostile environment' for illegal immigrants

Report says mistakes in closing bank accounts and revoking driving licences are undermining system’s credibilityThe government needs to end its reliance on its error-hit “hostile environment” policy
Trinidad waits on British judges’ death row ruling as murders soar

Trinidad waits on British judges’ death row ruling as murders soar

Case will have repercussions for countries that still carry out executions and those that recognise jurisdiction of privy councilFive British judges will this week consider whether a prisoner who may
Me Too founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’

Me Too founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’

After Weinstein, Burke’s slogan was adopted overnight by people sharing their experiences of rape and sexual assault. The women’s activist is using her high profile to help the young women she has
Macron faces national debate over anniversary of May 1968 protests

Macron faces national debate over anniversary of May 1968 protests

French president has not yet decided how to mark 50 years since nationwide rallies that defined an eraThe black and white images of students lobbing cobblestones over barricades in the Latin Quarter
Australia Day back in political spotlight as Greens vow to push for date change

Australia Day back in political spotlight as Greens vow to push for date change

Richard Di Natale says party will campaign to move celebration from 26 January and some Labor MPs say there is a need for conversationPoliticians are continuing to debate Australia Day, which was
Legal body says rule of law threatened after Dutton's criticism of judiciary

Legal body says rule of law threatened after Dutton's criticism of judiciary

Law Council says criticisms undermine judiciary’s independence following home affairs minister’s commentsRecent attacks on Victorian judges have eroded confidence in the judiciary, threatening its
Donald Trump: 'I am not a racist' – video

Donald Trump: 'I am not a racist' – video

The US president responds to the furore surrounding his recent comments calling Haiti and African countries 'shitholes', telling reporters: 'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.
'Dementia towns': how Japan is evolving for its ageing population

'Dementia towns': how Japan is evolving for its ageing population

With one in five elderly Japanese predicted to have dementia by 2025, entire communities are working to improve the lives of the elderlyIt took a round of golf to convince Masashi Tsuda that something
Trump insists 'I am the least racist person' amid outrage over remarks

Trump insists 'I am the least racist person' amid outrage over remarks

US president condemned by UN and African Union, as ex-ambassador warns his comments ‘are disorienting for our partners’Donald Trump has defended himself amid international outrage over offensive
Channel Seven under fire over interview with far-right activist

Channel Seven under fire over interview with far-right activist

News report on a meeting to canvass action against ‘immigrant crime crisis’ failed to mention criminal history of United Patriots Front leader Blair CottrellChannel Seven has attracted criticism for
South Korean arrested after wife and young son found dead at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton

South Korean arrested after wife and young son found dead at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton

Police retrieve a five-inch-long knife at the scene and the suspect, 42, is taken to hospital with minor woundsA South Korean man has been arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and young son
Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex attack victims after #MeToo controversy

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex attack victims after #MeToo controversy

French actor says she stands by letter that caused outcry but condemns other signatories for distorting the spirit of its messageCatherine Deneuve has apologised to female victims of sexual assault
Sri Lanka reimposes ban on women buying alcohol – days after it was lifted

Sri Lanka reimposes ban on women buying alcohol – days after it was lifted

President Maithripala Sirisena reverses new law that would have allowed women to buy alcoholic drinks for first time in nearly 40 yearsSri Lanka’s president has reimposed a four-decade-long ban on
UK and France may drift apart after Brexit, warns former ambassador

UK and France may drift apart after Brexit, warns former ambassador

Defence and security cooperation at risk after Britain leaves EU, says peer prior to May and Macron’s Sandhurst summitBritain and France are in danger of drifting apart as a result of Brexit,
My biggest wish for 2018 is peace in my lovely country, Yemen | Abdulhakim Al-Ansi

My biggest wish for 2018 is peace in my lovely country, Yemen | Abdulhakim Al-Ansi

In Yemen, 22 million are in need and diptheria is spreading. Convincing people tomorrow will be better has become a hard job2017 was not a good year for my home country, Yemen. In January, after