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India expands payment scheme for Hindus to marry person of Dalit caste

India expands payment scheme for Hindus to marry person of Dalit caste

Government is to scrap income ceiling for cash incentive but critics say slow uptake is due to millennia-old prejudice not economicsIndia’s government has expanded a scheme offering payment incentives
Steve Bannon champions Roy Moore and attacks Mitt Romney for not serving in military

Steve Bannon champions Roy Moore and attacks Mitt Romney for not serving in military

Trump’s former chief strategist backs Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct – and accuses 2012 nominee of avoiding service in VietnamSteve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief
Chinese influence on Australia is 'fabricated' by media, China claims

Chinese influence on Australia is 'fabricated' by media, China claims

Statements show China sees itself as being the target of new laws to crack down on foreign interferenceThe Australian media has “repeatedly fabricated” stories about Chinese influence and infiltration
Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by Helen Caldicott – review

Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by Helen Caldicott – review

A collection of essays that focuses on the US president as the source of our greatest dangerWhen Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2009 there were grumbles, later justified by an
Christine Keeler obituary: the woman at the heart of the Profumo affair

Christine Keeler obituary: the woman at the heart of the Profumo affair

Model and showgirl at the centre of the scandal that rocked 1960s BritainThere were many victims of the Profumo affair, the sex and spying scandal that dominated the headlines in 1963, contributed to
Indigenous man who died after car crash investigated as death in custody

Indigenous man who died after car crash investigated as death in custody

Man, 47, from Tjuntjuntjarra the second person in month to die in Western Australia police custodyAn Indigenous man who died while detained by police after a car crash in Kalgoorlie is the second
Bolivia's Afro king leads a long-neglected group stepping out of the shadows

Bolivia's Afro king leads a long-neglected group stepping out of the shadows

King Julio I, who runs a grocery store in a jungle village, has no plans to celebrate his 10 years as monarch but he represents ‘what our Mother Africa left us’The last king in South America boasts a
Follow that stork! How animals move through cities – mapped

Follow that stork! How animals move through cities – mapped

New technology allows us to map the movements of animals in stunning detail. These seven maps from Where the Animals Go offer a glimpse into the lives of animals trying to make their way in our
The DUP were painted into a corner by Brexiters’ hyperbole but a solution is possible | Katy Hayward

The DUP were painted into a corner by Brexiters’ hyperbole but a solution is possible | Katy Hayward

Special arrangements for Northern Ireland post-Brexit are needed – and all of Britain would benefit from themThe DUP’s apparent scuppering of the Brexit deal in Brussels this week is not merely a sign
Wednesday briefing: Trump's Jerusalem decision 'dangerous'

Wednesday briefing: Trump's Jerusalem decision 'dangerous'

President expected to recognise holy city as Israel’s capital … pair in court over Downing Street ‘terror plot’ … plus, bad sausages and diabetes curesHello – it’s Warren Murray delivering your early
Do you know the state of your country? Take the test, as poll reveals perception gap

Do you know the state of your country? Take the test, as poll reveals perception gap

Around the world, people tend to overestimate murder rate, number of foreign prisoners and teenage pregnancies, Ipsos Mori survey showsPeople worldwide tend to exaggerate the proportion of
The 50 best TV shows of 2017: No 10 Transparent

The 50 best TV shows of 2017: No 10 Transparent

The transgender drama kept its radical edge by focusing on the younger generation of the Pfefferman family – pointing a way forward after off-screen concerns threatened to derail its trailblazing run•
'No longer at the mercy of the madams': India's bank for sex workers | Amrit Dhillon

'No longer at the mercy of the madams': India's bank for sex workers | Amrit Dhillon

Across West Bengal, a bank run by and for sex workers ensures they keep their earnings safe and avoid the loan sharks – and means they can get an official IDAs a sex worker in Kolkata, Rita Roy had no
North Korean 'ghost ships' reveal desperation for food and funds

North Korean 'ghost ships' reveal desperation for food and funds

Large number of fishing boats washing up in Japan, sometimes with dead or missing crews, suggests life under regime is forcing them further out to seaJapan is stepping up patrols along its northern
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