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Diabolical liberty? Anger over Spanish city's 'friendly' devil

Diabolical liberty? Anger over Spanish city's 'friendly' devil

Petition launched over Segovia sculpture on grounds it is not ‘repulsive’ enough The devil’s attempt to take up residence in the ancient Spanish city of Segovia has been temporarily thwarted by a
Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada hopes to 'encourage other women to be brave' – video

Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada hopes to 'encourage other women to be brave' – video

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the young woman who hit global headlines after barricading herself in a Thai hotel room to flee abuse, has said she hopes to be an 'agent for change' in Saudi Arabia, a
Tuesday US briefing: Trump's rhetoric jars with reality of border life

Tuesday US briefing: Trump's rhetoric jars with reality of border life

Theresa May faces crushing Brexit deal defeat in parliament ... Republicans condemn Steve King for ‘offensive’ comments ... Trump plans to relax Obama-era rules for oil companiesGood morning, I’m Tim
'They come back with big eyes': pétanque rocked by drug allegations

'They come back with big eyes': pétanque rocked by drug allegations

Game’s image of elderly men in sleepy squares at odds with claims some Belgian players use cocaineThe sleepy world of pétanque has been rocked by claims that Belgian players are turning to stronger
'One fish at a time': Indonesia lands remarkable victory

'One fish at a time': Indonesia lands remarkable victory

Tuna fishery gains first MSC gold standard after nation’s huge push to boost stocks, protect livelihoods and ban foreign vessels Indonesia, the world’s largest tuna fishing nation, has pulled out all
Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo acquitted at ICC

Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo acquitted at ICC

Judge orders release of Gbagbo, who had been charged with crimes against humanityThe former president of Ivory Coast is to be released and charges of crimes against humanity dropped after the
Thousands across Poland pay tribute to stabbed Gdańsk mayor - video

Thousands across Poland pay tribute to stabbed Gdańsk mayor - video

Thousands of people have gathered in cities across Poland after the fatal stabbing of the Gdańsk mayor, Paweł Adamowicz. In Gdańsk they were addressed by the European council president, Donald Tusk, a
Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

A small cotton shoot is growing onboard Chang’e 4 lunar lander, scientists confirm A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated onboard a Chinese lunar lander, scientists
Jeremy Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – as it happened

Jeremy Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – as it happened

Prime minister’s EU withdrawal plan is rejected by 432 votes to 202Brexit vote: Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and
'Climate of panic': bombings in Brazil reveal growing power of gangs | Jo Griffin

'Climate of panic': bombings in Brazil reveal growing power of gangs | Jo Griffin

Wave of attacks in Ceará state exposes how poverty, lack of policies for young people and creaking prison system add up to perfect stormAntonio Carlos da Silva was returning home to the Lagoa Redonda
Africa by Toto to play  'for all eternity' in Namib desert - video

Africa by Toto to play 'for all eternity' in Namib desert - video

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf has set up a solar-powered sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play the soft-rock classic on a loop. He has chosen an undisclosed spot in the desert
Venezuela: who is Juan Guaidó, the man who declared himself president?

Venezuela: who is Juan Guaidó, the man who declared himself president?

The opposition leader, 35, stood before thousands in Caracas and swore himself in to try to force Nicolás Maduro from power Until very recently, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s
No-deal Brexit: Poland and Czech Republic to allow Britons to stay if UK crashes out

No-deal Brexit: Poland and Czech Republic to allow Britons to stay if UK crashes out

Emergency laws being written to enable Britons to remain and work in the two countries in event of no-deal BrexitTwo more European Union states, Poland and the Czech Republic, have said they are
China's Muslims fear crackdown in ancient city of Xi'an

China's Muslims fear crackdown in ancient city of Xi'an

The next 15 megacities #5: Tourist flock to the Xi’an’s ancient Muslim area – but reports from elsewhere in China of crackdowns and re-education camps are setting nerves on edge‘If you enter a camp,
Yemen conflict: Trump faces bipartisan move to end Saudi support

Yemen conflict: Trump faces bipartisan move to end Saudi support

Newly empowered Democrats could force president to use veto to continue unpopular warCongress is expected to make an unprecedented challenge to Donald Trump’s authority to take the US into a war in
UN refugee chief: I would risk death to escape a squalid migrant camp

UN refugee chief: I would risk death to escape a squalid migrant camp

Filippo Grandi calls on rich countries to give proper funding for developing nations that host people fleeing conflictThe head of the UN refugee agency has said he too would do “anything” to escape if
'Hostage' diplomacy: Canadian's death sentence in China sets worrying tone, experts say

'Hostage' diplomacy: Canadian's death sentence in China sets worrying tone, experts say

Concerns Beijing using case to exert pressure on Ottawa after Canada’s detention of Huawei executive Meng WanzhouChina’s sentencing of a Canadian to death for drug trafficking threatens to escalate
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s serial-killer thriller: would you help your murderer sister?

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s serial-killer thriller: would you help your murderer sister?

The Nigerian author’s darkly comic debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, has become a literary sensation. She explains her struggle with the moral ambiguity of her writing When Oyinkan
Here, here: the Swedish online love army who take on the trolls

Here, here: the Swedish online love army who take on the trolls

#Jagärhär (#Iamhere) aims to battle abuse in online threads and jumps to defend those on receiving endWhen a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards sexual predators won a
What exactly is Trump's border wall and why does he want $5.7bn for it?

What exactly is Trump's border wall and why does he want $5.7bn for it?

The president backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency over the wall, but his preoccupation with it persistsDonald Trump may have backed away froma threat to declare a national