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Taraji P Henson: 'Hollywood didn't grasp my talent'

Taraji P Henson: 'Hollywood didn't grasp my talent'

Harvey Weinstein obstructed her rise – now, with her new film What Men Want, she is calling the shots. But what does she make of her Empire co-star Jussie Smollett’s hate-crime controversy? On a
Hotel giant Accor to investigate allegations it racially segregated Aboriginal guests

Hotel giant Accor to investigate allegations it racially segregated Aboriginal guests

Australian government to investigate claims French-owned Ibis Styles in Alice Springs reserved poorest accommodation for Indigenous visitorsThe international hotel giant Accor has launched an
Back in the water: Fukushima no-go zone gets first surf shop since disaster

Back in the water: Fukushima no-go zone gets first surf shop since disaster

The opening of Murohara Surfboards is part of an attempt to revive the area’s reputation as a surfing hotspot after nuclear meltdownThere was a time when Shinji Murohara thought he would never again
Women take to the streets of Pakistan to rewrite their place in society

Women take to the streets of Pakistan to rewrite their place in society

Campaigners will march on International Women’s Day to protest against harassment, child marriage and ‘honour killings’During Jalwat Ali’s school days in Lahore, there were limited spaces to gather
China warns US of 'all necessary measures' to protect Huawei

China warns US of 'all necessary measures' to protect Huawei

Foreign minister suggests recent actions against Chinese firms are ‘deliberate political suppression’China’s foreign minister has said Beijing will “take all necessary measures” to defend the rights
'I felt like a slave': backpacker says South Australian rapist should never be free

'I felt like a slave': backpacker says South Australian rapist should never be free

Woman who was chained in a pig shed says she thought she would die during her terrifying ordeal A European backpacker who was kidnapped and raped in an old pig shed in South Australia, has said she
Bernie Sanders reignites enthusiasm on 2020 campaign trail

Bernie Sanders reignites enthusiasm on 2020 campaign trail

Progressive firebrand focused on signature message of economic populism, social justice and sweeping change at Iowa rallyThe enthusiastic support that fueled Bernie Sanders’ insurgent bid for the
West Papua: up to 15 feared dead as rebels and Indonesian soldiers clash

West Papua: up to 15 feared dead as rebels and Indonesian soldiers clash

Deaths reported on both sides in firefight during work on trans-Papua highway As many as 15 people are feared to have been killed in a firefight between Indonesian soldiers and Papuan independence
Paul Manafort, Trump's ex-campaign chair, sentenced to 47 months

Paul Manafort, Trump's ex-campaign chair, sentenced to 47 months

Term announced in Virginia is falls far short of federal guidelinesSentencing for other crimes to come next week in WashingtonPaul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, has been
Scott Morrison wants women to rise but not solely at expense of others

Scott Morrison wants women to rise but not solely at expense of others

Gender equality isn’t about pitting girls against boys, prime minister saysScott Morrison has suggested that women’s advancement should not come at the expense of men, in an address to mark
NSW Corrections apologises to family of David Dungay for custody death

NSW Corrections apologises to family of David Dungay for custody death

Official says ‘organisational failures’ meant guards were not properly trained to deal with diabetic New South Wales Corrections has apologised to the family of David Dungay, admitting it was
Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakersFed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing
Venezuela: huge power outage leaves much of country in the dark

Venezuela: huge power outage leaves much of country in the dark

At least 18 of 23 states reportedly affected by blackout authorities blamed on anti-government saboteursVenezuela has been hit by a vast power cut, with at least 18 of its 23 states reportedly
Tony Abbott says no need to pull out of Paris climate agreement after all

Tony Abbott says no need to pull out of Paris climate agreement after all

Former prime minister changes his mind again on climate treaty, while backing subsidy for coal-fired power Tony Abbott has changed his mind and now says Australia should stay in the Paris climate
UK vulnerable to money laundering on a massive scale, find MPs

UK vulnerable to money laundering on a massive scale, find MPs

‘Fragmented’ system inadequate to prevent influx of dirty money, says Treasury committeeHundreds of billions of pounds could be being laundered through the UK every year, but the government is unable
International Women's Day 2019: celebrations and protests take place around the globe - live

International Women's Day 2019: celebrations and protests take place around the globe - live

Follow all the news and developments as people mark International Women’s Day around the worldTell us how you are marking International Women’s Day 2.22pm GMT President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget
Elon Musk's security clearance under review by the Pentagon over pot use

Elon Musk's security clearance under review by the Pentagon over pot use

The SpaceX founder and Tesla chief executive smoked marijuana on a comedian’s podcast last September, a US official saidSpaceX chief executive and Tesla boss Elon Musk’s security clearance is being
Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Man, 44, reportedly undergoes emergency operation after attack with ‘large blade’A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side
'Sexist, misogynistic': Coalition moves to restrict Wicked Campers slogans

'Sexist, misogynistic': Coalition moves to restrict Wicked Campers slogans

Kelly O’Dwyer urges national approach to close loopholes preventing states taking actionThe days of overtaking Wicked Campers vehicles with offensive slogans may be numbered, after the federal
Stepsister of Anne Frank meets with California teens behind swastika photo

Stepsister of Anne Frank meets with California teens behind swastika photo

Photograph showed the high school students giving Nazi salutes around a swastika formed by drinking cups during a party The stepsister of Anne Frank met privately Thursday with a group of US high