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Chennai Six freed after four years in Indian jail

Chennai Six freed after four years in Indian jail

Hopes raised that six Britons acquitted of weapons charges after four years in prison in India may be back home for Christmas Six British men acquitted of weapons charges this week after spending four
Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Yale University’s Privacy Lab using research to call on developers and Google ‘for increased transparency into privacy and security practice’More than three in four Android apps contain at least one
'We're neglected as if we're nothing': sacked workers desperate to get jobs back at Madagascar's port

'We're neglected as if we're nothing': sacked workers desperate to get jobs back at Madagascar's port

Union-busting and dismissals at Madagascar’s main port highlight the struggle facing workers on this impoverished islandFrançois Bia, now a 50-year-old rickshaw driver, began working at the docks in
US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from chemicals

US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from chemicals

Critics mock an EPA scheme to create ‘healthy salons’, but Julia Carrie Wong hears how it is tackling an “epidemic” of health problems from staff, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrantsEach time Van
How a Met police spy's fake identity was rumbled | Rob Evans

How a Met police spy's fake identity was rumbled | Rob Evans

A police spy using the fake identity of a dead boy was confronted by suspicious leftwing activists and then disappearedAn undercover officer can be unmasked at any point in their deployment. It is one
'Celebrity' elephant crushes owner to death in Thailand

'Celebrity' elephant crushes owner to death in Thailand

Incident involving five-tonne elephant that has starred in films and commercials prompts fresh debate over use of animals in tourismAn elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials has
Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed Brexit posts

Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed Brexit posts

Commons media watchdog to receive information on Russian-backed activity on social network within next few weeksFacebook has agreed to hand over information showing the reach of Russian-backed
Irish PM holds talks with opposition to avert government collapse

Irish PM holds talks with opposition to avert government collapse

Leo Varadkar hopes to avoid vote of no confidence that could trigger Christmas election and weaken Brexit positionThe Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, was holding emergency meetings on Tuesday to
Trump makes Pocahontas 'joke' at ceremony honouring Navajo veterans – video

Trump makes Pocahontas 'joke' at ceremony honouring Navajo veterans – video

Donald Trump made a 'joke' about Native Americans on Monday during a White House ceremony honouring Navajo veterans of the second world war. Addressing Native American veterans, Trump repeated a
Under cover of darkness: inside São Paulo's vast illegal Feirinha night market

Under cover of darkness: inside São Paulo's vast illegal Feirinha night market

Every night at 1am, thousands of sweatshop workers emerge on to the streets of Brás to sell Minnie Mouse and Nike knockoffs. When 7am strikes, the police break it up. But is this nightly choreography
German mayor rejects idea of police protection despite knife attack

German mayor rejects idea of police protection despite knife attack

Andreas Hollstein, 57, mayor of Altena, was treated in hospital after he was attacked by man who criticised his refugee policyThe pro-refugee mayor of a German town injured on Monday night in a
AFP did not destroy copies of journalist's phone records it unlawfully accessed

AFP did not destroy copies of journalist's phone records it unlawfully accessed

Commonwealth ombudsman says it found additional records of metadata obtained to identify journalist’s sourceThe Australian federal police did not destroy all copies of phone records it obtained
How have you been affected by the Bali volcano evacuation?

How have you been affected by the Bali volcano evacuation?

With airport closures and thousands evacuated from the area around Mount Agung, we want to hear from those affected Mount Agung in Bali could erupt imminently according to Indonesian officials. Around
Pope Francis fails to mention Rohingya in Myanmar speech

Pope Francis fails to mention Rohingya in Myanmar speech

Pontiff calls for unity and tolerance speaking after Aung San Suu Kyi address but avoids naming Muslim minority Pope Francis failed to mention Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority as he shared a stage
Bali volcano: glowing red lava seen on Mount Agung

Bali volcano: glowing red lava seen on Mount Agung

Burnt orange glow observed in the crater and in the thick column of ash rising nearly two miles into the airThe glow from a ring of incandescent red lava in the crater of Bali’s Mount Agung is clearly
The revolution will not be televised: how a Guaraní tribe got São Paulo's attention

The revolution will not be televised: how a Guaraní tribe got São Paulo's attention

Driven to the brink by poverty and governmental double-crossing, São Paulo’s indigenous people seized the local TV antenna – and that was just the beginningNo one took much notice when a group of 150
Argentina death flights: a son's fight for the right to testify against his father

Argentina death flights: a son's fight for the right to testify against his father

Relatives propose amendment to the country’s penal code that would allow sons and daughters to testify against their parents in human rights casesPablo Verna hasn’t seen his father since a heated
To find the extremism behind the Egypt terror attack, start with anti-Sufi preachers | HA Hellyer

To find the extremism behind the Egypt terror attack, start with anti-Sufi preachers | HA Hellyer

Sufism is integral to Islam. The extremist ideology that insists otherwise ignores history and distorts the truthOn Friday, more than 300 Muslim worshippers were murdered in a mosque, and scores more
Nationals senator says Turnbull government must fund banking inquiry

Nationals senator says Turnbull government must fund banking inquiry

John Williams says it would be ‘strange’ for the Coalition government to ignore the will of two houses of parliamentThe Nationals senator John Williams has declared the Turnbull government must fund a
Key moments from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first TV interview - video

Key moments from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first TV interview - video

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been speaking to the BBC’s Mishal Husain about their relationship. The couple revealed they met on a blind date after being matched by a friend. The prince had