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After six years in jail, Gaddafi's son Saif plots return to Libya's turbulent politics

After six years in jail, Gaddafi's son Saif plots return to Libya's turbulent politics

Gaddafi, freed in June after being held since the 2011 uprising, is planning a comeback – and experts say he could benefit if elections take place next yearSaif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former
Greek refugee camps 'beyond desperate' as islanders protest in Athens

Greek refugee camps 'beyond desperate' as islanders protest in Athens

Demonstrators from islands including Chios, Lesbos and Samos lead protests in Athens and demand government actsHumanitarian groups have warned of a looming emergency on Greece’s eastern Aegean
America's homeless population rises for the first time since the Great Recession

America's homeless population rises for the first time since the Great Recession

Exclusive: a new government study finds 553,742 people were homeless on a single night this year, as advocates lament a crisis that shows no sign of abatingSign up to our monthly Outside in America
I tried to take my child to work with me in Japan – but I got thrown out

I tried to take my child to work with me in Japan – but I got thrown out

As a city councillor I have come to see the huge obstacles that are put in the way of working mothers. For the benefit of all things have to change Earlier this month, I decided to take my
French rock star Johnny Hallyday: a life in pictures

French rock star Johnny Hallyday: a life in pictures

The singer has died of lung cancer, aged 74. Here is a look back at his more than 55-year career Continue reading...
Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war

President had stood down police less than two months ago in response to rising opposition to controversial campaignThe Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, has told human rights groups criticising
Johnny Hallyday, the 'French Elvis', dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday, the 'French Elvis', dies at 74

Singer, who sold more than 110m albums and was revered across generations in France, had lung cancer France’s biggest rock star, Johnny Hallyday, the leather-trousered “French Elvis” who sold more
Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move US embassy

Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move US embassy

Officials confirm that US president will break with decades of diplomacy in a move many warn will trigger unrest in the regionDonald Trump will declare formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital
New York art museum refuses to remove painting of girl after 'voyeurism' complaint

New York art museum refuses to remove painting of girl after 'voyeurism' complaint

Petition calls for Metropolitan Museum of Art to replace Therese Dreaming by Balthasar Klossowski, which shows girl with her underwear visibleNew York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to
Hawaii woman hopes to smash avocado record with giant fruit

Hawaii woman hopes to smash avocado record with giant fruit

Guinness World Records to verify if Pamela Wang’s five-pound (2.3kg) fruit is the biggest ever grownA Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the massive
MI5 and police 'thwart plot to assassinate Theresa May'

MI5 and police 'thwart plot to assassinate Theresa May'

Joint operation allegedly uncovers terrorists’ plan to bomb way into Downing Street and then kill PMSecurity officials believe they have thwarted an alleged plot to assassinate Theresa May by
Police officer and 91-year-old woman killed in Berkshire road crash

Police officer and 91-year-old woman killed in Berkshire road crash

PC James Dixon, who was on duty at the time, and elderly woman were both killed in crash on TuesdayAn on-duty police officer on a motorcycle and a 91-year-old woman have been killed after being
Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors

Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors

New UK research links toxic air to low birth weight that can cause lifelong damage to health, raising fears that millions of babies worldwide are being harmedAir pollution significantly increases the
Trump too busy and important to face defamation lawsuit, president's lawyers claim

Trump too busy and important to face defamation lawsuit, president's lawyers claim

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, is suing Trump for defamation after he accused her of lying about sexual harassment in 2007Can you sue the president? The finer points of this
National Enquirer boss accused of sexually harassing female employees

National Enquirer boss accused of sexually harassing female employees

Dylan Howard, who reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein to undermine sexual assault allegations, discussed female workers’ sex lives and made them watch pornography, ex-employees sayThe top editor for
The aftermath of train crash in Düsseldorf – video

The aftermath of train crash in Düsseldorf – video

Several people were injured after a passenger train and a freight train collided near Düsseldorf, German police said. The incident occurred near a train station in the town of Meerbusch on Tuesday.
MI5 might have been able to stop Manchester attack, report finds

MI5 might have been able to stop Manchester attack, report finds

Report by David Anderson QC says intelligence about suicide bomber Salman Abedi before he struck was misinterpretedMinisters have vowed to overhaul Britain’s fight against terrorism after a report
Three charged in Malta with murder of Panama Papers journalist

Three charged in Malta with murder of Panama Papers journalist

Suspects, including two brothers, pleaded not guilty to charges at hearing following death of Daphne Caruana GaliziaThree Maltese men have been charged for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the
David Feeney to be referred to high court but motion to refer nine MPs fails – politics live

David Feeney to be referred to high court but motion to refer nine MPs fails – politics live

Bid to refer four Liberals, four Labor MPs and one crossbencher to the high court over dual citizenship concerns voted down. Follow all the day’s action 7.19am GMT Breaking:Christopher Pyne has just
Ryan Zinke recommends Trump shrink two more US national monuments

Ryan Zinke recommends Trump shrink two more US national monuments

Interior secretary aims to reduce Cascade-Siskiyou and Gold Butte monumentsZinke hits back at Patagonia after ad said ‘the president stole your land’Interior secretary Ryan Zinke has announced