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Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys accused of rape

Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys accused of rape

Carter denies accusations that he forced singer-actor Melissa Schuman to have sex ‘against my will’ when she was 18Nick Carter, a member of the boyband Backstreet Boys, has been accused of
Brexit gets £3bn top-up but skulks in the background of Hammond's budget

Brexit gets £3bn top-up but skulks in the background of Hammond's budget

Chancellor assures cabinet of resolve to feed more cash to EU exit when need arises, but ‘divorce bill’ remains unconfirmedThe impact of Brexit was everywhere to be seen in Wednesday’s budget, but
London gallery honours Tarantino precursor Jusepe de Ribera

London gallery honours Tarantino precursor Jusepe de Ribera

Art of Violence exhibition in Dulwich to explore depictions of torture and martyrdom by 17th-century Spanish artistA stomach-churning exhibition of tortured human bodies will open in London next year.
Buncrana pier deaths: driver was three times over drink-drive limit

Buncrana pier deaths: driver was three times over drink-drive limit

Pathologist unable to tell inquest ‘level of impairment’ Sean McGrotty had at time SUV slid off slipway in County Donegal The driver of a SUV that came off a slipway in the Irish Republic, killing
I'm angry. You're angry. All women are angry. But will that be enough? | Jean Hannah Edelstein

I'm angry. You're angry. All women are angry. But will that be enough? | Jean Hannah Edelstein

Women are furious, upset, tired. We’ve been swallowing this anger for so long – for our whole careers. But now what are we supposed to do with it?It’s a long time since I’ve thought about those men
'Looting' spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

'Looting' spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

UN report warns crimes such as logging and poaching are putting ‘high pressure’ on ecosystems in 15 countries in the Danube-Carpathian region An environmental “looting” spree is threatening
Pakistani court orders release of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks

Pakistani court orders release of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks

Ruling on Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10m US bounty on his head, is likely to worsen Pakistani relations with WashingtonA Pakistani court has ordered the release of Hafiz Saeed, an alleged mastermind of
MPs hog social media as they deny voting animals are not sentient

MPs hog social media as they deny voting animals are not sentient

Commons vote against transferring EU protocol on animal sentience into UK law was widely misconstrued, insist MPsMPs have been forced to deny that a Commons vote last week means animals are not
Cough sweets, Clarkson and booze: Hammond brings out budget jokes

Cough sweets, Clarkson and booze: Hammond brings out budget jokes

After traffic en route, a chancellor not renowned for standup delivered a few choice and sometimes spiky gagsKey points from budget 2017 – at a glanceThe bleaker the economic predictions in a budget,
On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

At the ancient site of Charax Spasinou, military activity has left an indelible mark. Should it be viewed as modern damage – or as an important record of historical events?Modern conflict archaeology,
Of course big stores hate riots … unless they happen on Black Friday | Peter Bradshaw

Of course big stores hate riots … unless they happen on Black Friday | Peter Bradshaw

The benefits to retailers are obvious. When shoppers appear in the press fighting over iPhones and Peppa Pig, who needs to buy ads?This week, we’re naturally preparing for one of the newest
The real budget story is the sharp cut in growth forecasts | Larry Elliott

The real budget story is the sharp cut in growth forecasts | Larry Elliott

Philip Hammond could have responded to bad economic news with cuts – instead he has increased spending and borrowingForget the extra money for housing. Put to one side the package of support for the
Argentinian submarine hunt to return to previously searched area

Argentinian submarine hunt to return to previously searched area

Move comes as relatives of those onboard express fury at delay in launching rescue and RAF aircraft arrives to help with searchShips and planes hunting for an Argentinian submarine that went missing
Snow, heavy rain and gales to hit UK overnight

Snow, heavy rain and gales to hit UK overnight

Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west WalesSnow is forecast to hit parts of the UK on Wednesday night along with
Backstage at the opera and pole vaulting: Wednesday's best photographs

Backstage at the opera and pole vaulting: Wednesday's best photographs

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including daily life in Honduras, politics in London, Libyan bikers and famine in Yemen Continue
Hammond boosts housing and NHS spending as growth forecasts are slashed

Hammond boosts housing and NHS spending as growth forecasts are slashed

Autumn budget also includes stamp duty cut, £1.5bn universal credit U-turn and extra £3bn for Brexit preparationsPhilip Hammond has cut stamp duty for first- time buyers as part of a package of
Sayfullo Saipov charged with 22 counts over New York truck attack

Sayfullo Saipov charged with 22 counts over New York truck attack

New Jersey resident, 29, charged with murder, attempted murder and providing material support for Isis after Manhattan attack on 31 OctoberA 22-count indictment was returned on Tuesday against a New
Putin brings Iran and Turkey together in bold Syria peace plan

Putin brings Iran and Turkey together in bold Syria peace plan

Russian leader meets Iranian and Turkish counterparts amid flurry of diplomatic activity, with US and EU sidelinedA peace settlement to end the six-year Syrian civil war will require compromise by all
Alps bus driver died after crashing into rocks to save passengers, inquest hears

Alps bus driver died after crashing into rocks to save passengers, inquest hears

Maurice Wrightson from Northumberland had been descending narrow road from a French ski resort when the brakes failedA bus driver died in a “complete inferno” after driving directly into boulders on a
Three missing after US navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea

Three missing after US navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea

Eight people rescued after C-2A transport plane fails to reach aircraft carrierCrash is the fifth accident this year for US Seventh FleetEight warships have joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of