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John Conyers leaves House committee post amid sexual misconduct claims

John Conyers leaves House committee post amid sexual misconduct claims

Democratic congressman denies allegations he used tax dollars to settle cases with women, as Nancy Pelosi faces criticism for praising his workThe Democratic congressman John Conyers stepped down as
Britons among dozens hurt in Tenerife nightclub floor collapse

Britons among dozens hurt in Tenerife nightclub floor collapse

Foreign Office says UK nationals among 40 reportedly injured when floor gave way at the Butterfly club in the CanariesSeveral Britons are among the injured after the floor of a nightclub collapsed in
Trump's fight over consumer bureau with two directors 'may end up in court'

Trump's fight over consumer bureau with two directors 'may end up in court'

Democrat Durbin: Wall Street hates CFPB ‘like the devil hates holy water’ GOP’s Thune: Trump pick Mulvaney will run things but battle will continueAn Obama-era agency that a senior Senate Democrat
Spaniards face ham shortage as Chinese market gets taste for jamón ibérico

Spaniards face ham shortage as Chinese market gets taste for jamón ibérico

Iberian ham has become the latest sought-after luxury from the west in China, but demand is outstripping supplyHaving discovered the joys of French wine, caviar and truffles, China’s new rich are
The storied history behind one of Australia's biggest secondhand bookshops – video

The storied history behind one of Australia's biggest secondhand bookshops – video

A chapter of Australian history comes to an end as Gould's Book Arcade – the vast Sydney bookshop on King Street in Newtown – gets set to close its doors or relocate after three decades. The life of
Manus Island: health experts push for right to assess refugees and asylum seekers

Manus Island: health experts push for right to assess refugees and asylum seekers

Clinicians ‘deeply concerned’ about physical and mental health of men removed from former detention centreA group of Australia’s most senior clinicians has offered to conduct free health assessments
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry engagement rumours at fever pitch

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry engagement rumours at fever pitch

TV crews set up outside Kensington Palace last week in anticipation of an announcement that never came, but royal-watchers are not giving up yetWas it supposed to have happened last Thursday? Maybe it
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe ‘taking things very well’, say relatives

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe ‘taking things very well’, say relatives

Country’s former president said to be ‘quite jovial’ five days after being forced to resign by military takeoverA “jovial” Robert Mugabe is “taking things very well” five days after stepping down as
Zimbabwe activists fear post-Mugabe human rights crackdown

Zimbabwe activists fear post-Mugabe human rights crackdown

Concerns grow over track record of new president Mnangagwa, who has been accused of involvement in 1980s killingsActivists and human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe fear a new crackdown that could roll
Irene Blackburn obituary

Irene Blackburn obituary

My grandmother, Irene Blackburn, who has died aged 99, was known for her sense of fun and her ability to laugh at herself. She was often very funny – both on purpose and inadvertently, such as the
‘Dead crawl’: Vegas gun shows said to slow in wake of Route 91 massacre

‘Dead crawl’: Vegas gun shows said to slow in wake of Route 91 massacre

Two months after 58 people died and nearly 500 were injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, a pillar of tourism is wobbling – maybeThis weekend saw the return of the Great Las
Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

For those journalists who seek truth and take seriously their role to facilitate democracy, it is imperative to expose deception and masquerading voicesFakery has long infected public debate in
Macron visits Africa amid anger over human trafficking and slavery

Macron visits Africa amid anger over human trafficking and slavery

Fears that French president’s trip this week will be overshadowed by CNN’s revelations of apparent slave auctions in LibyaThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, will start a four-day visit to Africa
Philip Hammond could be putting the UK on course for another recession

Philip Hammond could be putting the UK on course for another recession

Falling real incomes, rising debt and low productivity are pushing us towards the danger zone – and measures announced in the budget may not be enoughOn the historical average, Philip Hammond should
Trump reaffirms support for 'accused child molester' Roy Moore

Trump reaffirms support for 'accused child molester' Roy Moore

Two Republican senators attack ‘political’ move after president warns against allowing ‘WEAK’ Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones to win in AlabamaDonald Trump on Sunday restated his support for
Two men released without arrest over Oxford Circus tube panic

Two men released without arrest over Oxford Circus tube panic

No charges made after men handed themselves in over incident that triggered evacuation of tube station on FridayTwo men who handed themselves in to police over an incident that caused a mass
What is Guardian São Paulo live – and how can you get involved?

What is Guardian São Paulo live – and how can you get involved?

The great megacity of South America is our home for a week of reports, films, photography, exposés and live events. We hope you’ll join usO que é o Guardian São Paulo ao vivo e como você pode
O que é o Guardian São Paulo ao vivo e como você pode participar?

O que é o Guardian São Paulo ao vivo e como você pode participar?

A megalópole da América do Sul recebe nossa equipe para uma semana de reportagens, eventos e revelações. Gostaríamos que você participasseWhat is Guardian São Paulo live – and how can you get
An erupting volcano in Bali and a cold snap in the UK - Sunday's best photos

An erupting volcano in Bali and a cold snap in the UK - Sunday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Australia taking the lead in the Ashes and Christmas turkeys in Ireland Continue reading...
Pope's visit to Myanmar raises fears of violence if he mentions the Rohingya

Pope's visit to Myanmar raises fears of violence if he mentions the Rohingya

Monday is first visit of a pontiff to Myanmar, but as its leaders stand accused of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people, some Catholics are afraid of a backlashThe signs are cropping up outside the