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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Ousted president was also promised that his salary would continue to be paid for life, reveals senior Zanu-PF officialRobert Mugabe and his wife will receive a “golden handshake” worth many millions
White House condemns Pakistan's release of accused mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks

White House condemns Pakistan's release of accused mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks

Sarah Sanders says Hafiz Saeed’s release sends ‘troubling message’US has a $10m reward for information leading to his arrest and convictionThe White House on Saturday called Pakistan’s release of a
Heriot-Watt University dismisses professor over sexual assault claims

Heriot-Watt University dismisses professor over sexual assault claims

Police Scotland investigates conduct of Kevin O’Gorman since 2005 following complaints from staffA Scottish university has dismissed one of its professors over allegations he carried out sexual and
'I am so grateful for everybody's support', Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells London rally - video

'I am so grateful for everybody's support', Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells London rally - video

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman being held in Iran, has spoken to a rally in London by phone from prison, saying: ‘I’m so grateful for everybody’s support. All that is on my mind is to be
Pakistan calls on army to restore order as blasphemy protests spread

Pakistan calls on army to restore order as blasphemy protests spread

Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi has called for his followers to bring the entire country to a halt, and at least 200 have been injured in the demonstrationsThe Pakistani government has called on the army
Emma Thompson: Boris Johnson should 'get on a plane' to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe home – video

Emma Thompson: Boris Johnson should 'get on a plane' to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe home – video

Actor Emma Thompson has called on the UK government to do more to bring home Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman held in Iran since April 2016. Speaking at a rally in north London, Thompson,
As the lobbying gets louder, coal power stations may not go quietly

As the lobbying gets louder, coal power stations may not go quietly

Energy companies in Italy and Spain have faced unexpected local opposition to their own plans to shut polluting plantsEurope’s race to quit coal has hit a speed bump as energy companies face local
Charlie Rose: two US universities rescind honors in wake of 'egregious' allegations

Charlie Rose: two US universities rescind honors in wake of 'egregious' allegations

Arizona State and Kansas act after multiple sexual misconduct allegationsCBS fired Rose from its morning show after initially suspending himTwo universities have rescinded honors bestowed on Charlie
John Leslie charged with sexually assaulting woman in nightclub

John Leslie charged with sexually assaulting woman in nightclub

The 52-year-old former Blue Peter presenter alleged to have put his hand up woman’s skirt at Atik nightclub in TollcrossThe former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexually
Is Lena Dunham's ‘hipster racism’ just old-fashioned prejudice?

Is Lena Dunham's ‘hipster racism’ just old-fashioned prejudice?

Last week, the Girls co-creator was accused by a former colleague of ‘hipster racism’. Arwa Mahdawi reports on an unwitting racism deeply embedded in popular cultureIt is, by now, a familiar cycle.
Queensland election results: live 2017 vote count

Queensland election results: live 2017 vote count

Follow results seat-by-seat as votes are counted in the 2017 Queensland election • Follow election night live with Amy Remeikis, Ben Raue and Michael McGowan Continue reading...
Queensland election: Labor still short of a majority despite lead over LNP

Queensland election: Labor still short of a majority despite lead over LNP

More than a dozen seats still in doubt as Labor leads the LNP 44-38, still short of the 47-seat majority premier Annastacia Paluszczkuk had hoped for • See the results seat-by-seatIn the end, the
Let's be thankful for all the women speaking out about abuse | Jessica Valenti

Let's be thankful for all the women speaking out about abuse | Jessica Valenti

The #MeToo movement offers a much-needed glimmer of hope. To those ending the silence, at great risk to their reputations: thank youGet this newsletter via email – sign upIn the midst of the #MeToo
Oxford Circus: police interview two men over tube station incident

Oxford Circus: police interview two men over tube station incident

Pair aged 21 and 40 attended police station voluntarily after photographs of suspects appeared following incident that sparked terror panicTwo men have handed themselves in to police over an incident
Peak bike: are China's dockless cycles becoming a public nuisance? - video

Peak bike: are China's dockless cycles becoming a public nuisance? - video

Once hailed as 'Uber for bikes', China’s cycle-hire startups have sparked questions about the future of dockless bike-sharing in China, amid concerns there are too many bikes and insufficient demand.
Donald Trump 'incorrect' over Time person of the year claims, says magazine

Donald Trump 'incorrect' over Time person of the year claims, says magazine

Time says: ‘The president is incorrect about how we choose person of the year’Trump claimed he rejected request for an interview and ‘major photo shoot’Donald Trump was “incorrect”, Time magazine
Premier League stars back Rainbow Laces anti-homophobia campaign

Premier League stars back Rainbow Laces anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers and other high-profile athletes will wear rainbow-coloured laces and other accessories to support participation of LGBT people in sportBritain’s top sport stars are getting behind a
Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelagoMexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific
Irish prime minister 'should get a grip' on Brexit, DUP MPs say

Irish prime minister 'should get a grip' on Brexit, DUP MPs say

Leo Varadkar is accused by Democratic Unionists of trying to ‘decouple’ Northern Ireland from rest of UK in Brexit settlementTwo of the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs whose votes keep Theresa May in power
Gaza City in the spotlight: hesitant hope in a city where everyone still wants out

Gaza City in the spotlight: hesitant hope in a city where everyone still wants out

As the UN’s day of solidarity with Palestinians nears, Gazans have restored a hesitant bustle to their colourful markets, parks and grand Byzantine buildings – but the crushing monotony remainsToday