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Experience: I am a kayaktivist

Experience: I am a kayaktivist

It can be dangerous – we get close to moving supertankers. Then there’s the worry about how private security will reactMy first political epiphany concerned the world trade protests in 1999. I was 17
DUP leader accuses Irish government of hijacking Brexit talks

DUP leader accuses Irish government of hijacking Brexit talks

Arlene Foster says issues of trade being derailed by government trying to use EU negotiations to promote united IrelandThe DUP leader, Arlene Foster, has accused the Irish government of hijacking the
Emmerson Mnangagwa promises 'free and fair' elections in Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa promises 'free and fair' elections in Zimbabwe

Former vice-president vows to tackle corruption and reimburse farmers as he is sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe• Profile: who is the ‘Crocodile’ taking power in Zimbabwe? • Road to ruin: how the
Singapore-on-Thames? This is no vision for post-Brexit Britain | Jeevan Vasagar

Singapore-on-Thames? This is no vision for post-Brexit Britain | Jeevan Vasagar

Emulating the wealthy city state comes with many pitfalls. For one, as Singaporeans know, going it alone means being more vulnerableFrom the glittering office towers clustered by the waterfront, to
An innocent mother is in jail. We cannot forget Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Tulip Siddiq and Emma Thompson

An innocent mother is in jail. We cannot forget Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Tulip Siddiq and Emma Thompson

We know what it’s like to be separated from your child. Nazanin is being held in Iran on spurious charges, and Britain must step up and protect its citizenOur children may be 15 years apart in age,
Briton arrested in Philippines with cache of guns and knives

Briton arrested in Philippines with cache of guns and knives

Police also find 14 knives, five brass knuckles and a slingshot after Matthew George Marney, 38, is arrested in PasigA British man has been arrested in the Philippines after police said they had found
South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence

South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence

State argued athlete’s original sentence of six years for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was ‘shockingly lenient’A South African appeal court has more than doubled the former Paralympian Oscar
'The status quo will be obliterated!' – the inventors making their own musical instruments

'The status quo will be obliterated!' – the inventors making their own musical instruments

Hundreds of people are beavering away, hoping to create their own game-changing instrument – but most won’t sell a single one. Will any change the future of music? Subhraag Singh’s house is down a
Clive Palmer wins $200m in damages from former Chinese partners

Clive Palmer wins $200m in damages from former Chinese partners

Court rules that CITIC must pay the former MP’s Mineralogy company to settle their dispute over an iron ore joint ventureClive Palmer has won nearly A$200m in damages in his long-running legal battle
The $3bn subway station – and other urban white elephants

The $3bn subway station – and other urban white elephants

From Alaska’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ to Pyongyang’s Hotel of Doom, via a €1bn arts centre that leaks, here are the world’s most high-profile wastes of capitalHow much should one subway station cost? The
Blood flows and rivers run dry as Honduras prepares to go to the polls – in pictures

Blood flows and rivers run dry as Honduras prepares to go to the polls – in pictures

With the country poised for Sunday’s elections, the murder of environmentalists in Honduras is being directly linked with water and food shortages, violence and migration. Photographer Sean Hawkey
Japanese politicians force colleague with baby to leave chamber

Japanese politicians force colleague with baby to leave chamber

Yuka Ogata took seven-month-old son to work to highlight difficulties parents have amid acute shortage of childcare placesWeeks after Ivanka Trump lauded Japan’s progress on women’s participation in
Manus police pulled my hair and beat me. 'You've damaged our reputation,' they said | Behrouz Boochani

Manus police pulled my hair and beat me. 'You've damaged our reputation,' they said | Behrouz Boochani

As I was arrested, I realised we were like a small country that had been invaded. The place was really a war zoneBehrouz Boochani is a journalist and an Iranian refugee held on Manus Island since
VAT fraud crackdown increases liability of website marketplaces

VAT fraud crackdown increases liability of website marketplaces

Chancellor acts to stem £1.2bn yearly tax loss by making sites like eBay and Amazon jointly liable with sellers for due paymentsOnline marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay will be forced to police
Indian newspapers run blank pages to protest journalist killing

Indian newspapers run blank pages to protest journalist killing

Papers take step after Suddip Datta Bhowmick was allegedly shot dead on orders of an army official, the third reporter to have been murdered this yearNewspapers in the north-eastern Indian state of
Friday briefing: Day of the Crocodile

Friday briefing: Day of the Crocodile

Post-Mugabe era begins as new Zimbabwean president takes office … safety warning about ‘smart’ toys … and ‘womanspreading’ reclaims lateral legroomGood morning, it’s Warren Murray getting you started
Sit-ins, protests, rallies: activists' mammoth push to thwart Republican tax bill

Sit-ins, protests, rallies: activists' mammoth push to thwart Republican tax bill

Activists to launch last-ditch effort to prevent tax bill from passing the SenateGOP bill would disproportionately favor wealthy Americans, data suggestsActivists will launch a last-ditch effort to
China horrified by allegations of child abuse at kindergarten

China horrified by allegations of child abuse at kindergarten

Authorities promise swift response after parents claims toddlers have been molested, spiked with needles and drugged with mysterious white pillsChinese authorities are promising swift and decisive
Saudi Arabia still barring aid to Yemen despite pledge to lift siege

Saudi Arabia still barring aid to Yemen despite pledge to lift siege

Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen’s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and medicineAid agencies said Saudi Arabia has not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian
Emmerson Mnangagwa: the 'Crocodile' taking power in Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa: the 'Crocodile' taking power in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe’s former righthand man is guaranteed support for now, but Zimbabweans have not forgotten his pastNews: Mnangagwa sworn in as presidentZimbabwe’s new president is not, at first glance,