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Google plans to 'de-rank' Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation

Google plans to 'de-rank' Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation

Alphabet chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google and other tech companies must act against state-run Russian news agencies to stop spread of falsehoodsEric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google’s
Jana Novotná obituary

Jana Novotná obituary

Czech tennis player who won the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1998The Czech tennis player Jana Novotná, who has died of cancer aged 49, had a career of consistent success that would have more
Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know

‘Extremely high’ levels of a radioactive isotope were discovered in parts of Russia in September. But where did it come from? And is it dangerous?Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after
Male rape and sexual torture in the Syrian war: ‘It is everywhere’

Male rape and sexual torture in the Syrian war: ‘It is everywhere’

When Sarah Chynoweth was asked to report on sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis, she had no idea of the scale of the problemLast year I agreed to undertake a fact-finding mission
Police review 10,000 cases in forensics data 'manipulation' inquiry

Police review 10,000 cases in forensics data 'manipulation' inquiry

Police investigate alleged manipulation at Manchester lab in mass recall of samples from criminal cases in England and Wales Ten thousand criminal cases in England and Wales are being reviewed after
'You'll never work again': women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

'You'll never work again': women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

Actors, writers, assistants, comedians and journalists speak out about the toll that sexual assault and harassment in the workplace took on their futuresAs women come forward with accusations of
Mel Gibson: Weinstein scandal is a 'precursor to change'

Mel Gibson: Weinstein scandal is a 'precursor to change'

Star, dogged by claims of racist and misogynistic behaviour, says he welcomes ‘light being thrown where there were shadows’Mel Gibson has spoken out about the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood,
Former detention centre staff face abuse and misconduct charges

Former detention centre staff face abuse and misconduct charges

Seven men who worked at Medomsley detention centre near Consett are being prosecuted after inquiry involving almost 1,500 ex-inmatesSeven former members of staff at a detention centre are being
What's your reaction to the political situation in Germany?

What's your reaction to the political situation in Germany?

Angela Merkel has failed to create a coalition government. We’d like you to share your thoughts and hopes for the future of GermanyChancellor Angela Merkel has failed to forge a coalition between her
Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justicePoland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in
Nigeria mosque attack: suicide bomber kills dozens

Nigeria mosque attack: suicide bomber kills dozens

Boko Haram thought to be behind devastating attack in Adamawa state in north-east of countryDozens of people have been killed by a suicide bomb attack during morning prayers in a mosque in north-east
Explorer Benedict Allen: 'I was not lost and did not need to be rescued'

Explorer Benedict Allen: 'I was not lost and did not need to be rescued'

British explorer who went missing in Papua New Guinea says he only accepted offer of airlift to safety for sake of his familyThe British explorer Benedict Allen, who went missing in Papua New Guinea,
Germany's president to urge Green and FDP leaders to restart talks

Germany's president to urge Green and FDP leaders to restart talks

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on parties to rethink their positions after coalition talks with Merkel collapsedGermany’s president met party leaders on Tuesday after talks to form a new
Tanya Plibersek attacks rightwing claims of patriotism: 'They’re wrong'

Tanya Plibersek attacks rightwing claims of patriotism: 'They’re wrong'

‘You can be a progressive and love your country: I do. You can cherish this nation and yet want to make it better,’ deputy Labor leader saysLabor’s deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, says progressives
China rejects claims it had hand in efforts to oust Robert Mugabe

China rejects claims it had hand in efforts to oust Robert Mugabe

Beijing says suggestion it is meddling in Zimbabwe’s affairs is attempt to sully its reputation and derail China-Africa relationsBeijing has said speculation it had a hand in efforts to dethrone
G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

‘Attitude and behaviour’ of Brook House staff to be examined after Panorama claimed detainees were being abusedG4S has ordered an independent review into its running of an immigration removal centre,
Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next weekLabor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on
Zimbabwe's ousted vice-president calls for Mugabe to quit

Zimbabwe's ousted vice-president calls for Mugabe to quit

Emmerson Mnangagwa urges president to ‘accept will of the people’ as process to impeach Mugabe begins Robert Mugabe’s most likely successor, the ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, has broken
Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire Piñera's hopes

Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire Piñera's hopes

Sebastián Piñera, the ex-president, fell short of a majority on Sunday. Now the future looks unpredictable, and the leftwing Frente Amplio could hold the key Chile, so used to geological upheavals,
Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures

Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures

Photographer Juancho Torres tours the streets of Comuna 13 in the once notorious city, capturing the graffiti and murals that adorn buildings and walls Continue reading...