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Catalonia poll vow: if elected I'll use first 100 days to unravel independence row

Catalonia poll vow: if elected I'll use first 100 days to unravel independence row

Inés Arrimadas, the centre-right Ciutadans candidate in the regional elections, says: ‘Those who have got us into this mess aren’t the ones to get us out of it’When Emmanuel Macron won the French
Malaria is back on the rise as lack of funds stalls push to wipe out disease

Malaria is back on the rise as lack of funds stalls push to wipe out disease

The WHO’s 2017 malaria reports says progress in fighting disease has slowed, and more money is needed to reach elimination targetProgress in driving down infections and deaths from malaria has stalled
Sumo grand champion Harumafuji felled by assault allegations

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji felled by assault allegations

One of the sport’s biggest stars resigns weeks after allegations surfaced that he attacked a younger wrestlerOne of the biggest stars of sumo wrestling has announced his retirement after allegations
Roger Waters broadcasts cancelled in Germany over support for Israel boycott

Roger Waters broadcasts cancelled in Germany over support for Israel boycott

Decision not to air Ex-Pink Floyd member’s concerts due to his support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement branded ‘ridiculous’German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air
豪当局が日本の生々しい捕鯨映像を初公開

豪当局が日本の生々しい捕鯨映像を初公開

5年にわたる法廷闘争の末、反捕鯨団体が入手In English: Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle 南極海における日本の残虐な捕鯨映像が、火曜日はじめて公開された。 Related: Sea Shepherd says it will abandon pursuit of Japanese
University team rejects prize because of 'sexist' awards ceremony

University team rejects prize because of 'sexist' awards ceremony

Bradford students won a category in Digital Entrepreneur Awards but wanted to protest about burlesque dancers at eventStudents from Bradford University have handed back a prize following a “sexist and
Canavan lifts secrecy around offshore oil and gas environmental plans

Canavan lifts secrecy around offshore oil and gas environmental plans

Minister stops short of committing to increased transparency around Australian regulator’s compliance and enforcementThe regulation of Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry will become more
Large iceberg breaks off from Grey glacier in southern Chile

Large iceberg breaks off from Grey glacier in southern Chile

Officials at Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, home to the glacier, said such ruptures were rare and had not occurred since the early 1990sA large iceberg broke off the Grey glacier in southern
US government uses Project Veritas video in trial of anti-Trump protesters

US government uses Project Veritas video in trial of anti-Trump protesters

Footage from the far-right group is being relied on as evidence against protesters arrested at Trump’s inauguration, raising criticism from activistsProject Veritas: how fake news prize went to
Norway: police uncover more than 150 rapes and sexual assaults in Lapland

Norway: police uncover more than 150 rapes and sexual assaults in Lapland

Shockwaves felt across the country after investigation identified 82 victims aged between four and 75Norwegian police have uncovered 151 alleged sexual assaults, including child rape, in a small
Two detained under Terrorism Act as UK arrests reach record high

Two detained under Terrorism Act as UK arrests reach record high

The men – one in Birmingham, one in London – were arrested on suspicion of being involved in commission, preparation and instigation of terrorismTwo men suspected of being involved in terrorism have
Bernie Sanders rails against Republican tax reform – video

Bernie Sanders rails against Republican tax reform – video

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders strongly criticises proposed Republican tax reform during a senate budget committee meeting. 'This legislation is a disastrous and unfair piece of legislation which
Alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack found not guilty of murder

Alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack found not guilty of murder

Ahmed Abu Khattala, accused of orchestrating 2012 attack that killed four Americans, acquitted of murder but convicted on terrorism chargesA militant accused of masterminding the 2012 attacks on US
Uber had special team to obstruct legal cases and spy on rivals, court told

Uber had special team to obstruct legal cases and spy on rivals, court told

Ex-employee says unit worked to ‘impede, obstruct or influence’ investigations Uber-Waymo trial delayed after revelations Uber withheld evidenceUber had a team of employees dedicated to spying on
Judge awards Trump administration victory over consumer agency head

Judge awards Trump administration victory over consumer agency head

Judge has sided with the White House by refusing to block Trump’s choice of Mick Mulvaney as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection BureauThe Trump administration has notched up a
Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

• Equality campaigner Fare will produce cautionary guide for LGBT fans • Piara Powar: ‘Gay people have a place in Russia which is quite underground’LGBT fans will be warned about holding hands in
May to demand Saudi Arabia ends blockade on Yemen's ports

May to demand Saudi Arabia ends blockade on Yemen's ports

The prime minister said she will challenge the Saudi crown prince on rampant human rights abuses during Middle East tripTheresa May has arrived in the Middle East for a three-day trip which will see
US air force failed to submit dozens of records to gun background check system

US air force failed to submit dozens of records to gun background check system

Force had not submitted records of Texas shooter’s domestic violence Air force says ‘the error in the Kelley case was not an isolated incident’ An investigation into the US air force’s failure to
Turnbull asks for section 44 to be looked at over citizenship issues – politics live

Turnbull asks for section 44 to be looked at over citizenship issues – politics live

Prime minister says Australians want parliament to resolve the citizenship issues once and for all. Follow all the day’s politics, live 5.59am GMT What a day.The Senate took the historic step of
Justin Trudeau apologizes for Canada's program targeting LGBTQ civil servants

Justin Trudeau apologizes for Canada's program targeting LGBTQ civil servants

From the 50s to the 90s, the government monitored and interrogated civil servants in what the prime minister calls ‘state-sponsored, systemic oppression’Justin Trudeau has apologized for a