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Kit Carson, ex-football coach accused of abuse, dies in traffic collision

Kit Carson, ex-football coach accused of abuse, dies in traffic collision

Seventy-five-year-old was due to stand trial accused of sexual abuse of 11 boys over 30 yearsA youth football coach and scout credited with launching the careers of a string of star players has died
Sixty-four-metre 'fatberg' discovered in English seaside resort

Sixty-four-metre 'fatberg' discovered in English seaside resort

Eight weeks needed to remove mass of fat, oil and wet-wipes from sewer in Sidmouth, DevonA block of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses has been discovered in a sewer
Germany 'in solidarity' with Ireland over backstop to avoid hard border

Germany 'in solidarity' with Ireland over backstop to avoid hard border

German foreign minister urges British MPs not to let UK crash out of EU without a dealGermany has said it stands in “full solidarity” with Ireland over the Irish backstop, saying a hard border would
'Prisoner of my tastes': French author defends remarks about women over 50

'Prisoner of my tastes': French author defends remarks about women over 50

Yann Moix says he feels no need to apologise for telling interviewer he was ‘incapable’ of loving women in their 50sThe French author and television presenter who claimed he could not love any woman
German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police

German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police

Man, 20, driven by ‘annoyance’ at statements made by politicians and celebritiesA 20-year-old man has admitted to police that he was behind one of the country’s biggest data breaches, in which the
Facebook takes down homepage of activist over abuse of MPs

Facebook takes down homepage of activist over abuse of MPs

Police also promise more robust approach after Speaker urges Met chief to act• ‘The police are after all of us’: pro-Brexit protesters ditch yellow vestsFacebook has deleted the homepage of the most
Germany recession fears grow, but trade war optimism boosts markets - business live

Germany recession fears grow, but trade war optimism boosts markets - business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as Germany’s factories suffer a 4.7% annual drop in outputLatest: Trump’s trade war tweetIntroduction: German industrial output slumped in November Analysts:
'Most extraordinary millennial' - why does China focus on Kim Jong-un's age?

'Most extraordinary millennial' - why does China focus on Kim Jong-un's age?

Mixed messages of welcome greet North Korean leader on three-day trip to BeijingIn China, Kim Jong-un is regarded not only as North Korea’s supreme leader, he is a millennial. As Kim arrived in
Sergei Skripal's house to be dismantled after novichok attack

Sergei Skripal's house to be dismantled after novichok attack

Council tells neighbours that a military team will carry out specialist work on propertyThe home of a former Russian spy is to be dismantled, with the roof completely removed by military teams in the
German far-right MP injured in 'politically motivated' attack

German far-right MP injured in 'politically motivated' attack

Frank Magnitz of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party beaten unconscious in BremenA leading politician from Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland party has been seriously injured by
How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day

How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day

The next 15 megacities #2: Could Dar es Salaam’s experiment with Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system offer an alternative to a future dependent on private cars?The next 15
Laser technology shines light on South African 'lost city' of Kweneng

Laser technology shines light on South African 'lost city' of Kweneng

Settlement with limited traces was sophisticated and thriving metropolis, lasers revealFrom close up, all that is visible are some broken walls among the scrubby brush, a mound covered by parched
Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe

Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe

UN report shows drop in conviction rates over five years, as slavery expert condemns failure to recognise victims of abuse The number of convictions for trafficking in Europe has fallen by a quarter,
Will Florida's new Republican governor keep his vow of bipartisanship?

Will Florida's new Republican governor keep his vow of bipartisanship?

So far, Ron DeSantis has nominated prominent Democrats to lead and pledged his support to the environment and clean waterTwo months after narrowly winning a contentious election in which he nailed his
Up to 30 jailed Indigenous women expected to be freed after crowdfunding campaign

Up to 30 jailed Indigenous women expected to be freed after crowdfunding campaign

Campaign aimed to raise $99,000 to pay off fines of Aboriginal women jailed in Western AustraliaOrganisers of a crowdfunding campaign that aimed to raise $99,000 to pay off the fines of Aboriginal
When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

As global temperatures rise, shrivelling glaciers and thawing permafrost threaten yet more climate disruption. How should we confront what is happening to our world? By Dahr JamailThe fall lasts long
'New chapter of persecution': Indonesia cracks down on West Papua separatists

'New chapter of persecution': Indonesia cracks down on West Papua separatists

Headquarters trashed and three people charged with treason for holding a prayer meeting marking group’s fifth anniversaryIndonesian forces have raided and allegedly destroyed the offices of the West
Labor says Jobactive system is failing job seekers and businesses

Labor says Jobactive system is failing job seekers and businesses

Opposition vows to fix incentives in government scheme that small businesses say is not deliveringLabor plans to dramatically overhaul the employment services system Jobactive, saying it is
Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia will 'consider' granting Saudi woman a visa

Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia will 'consider' granting Saudi woman a visa

The Australian government has urged the UNHCR to expedite the refugee application of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Australia has said it will carefully consider granting a visa to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun if
'I always acted with integrity', Carlos Ghosn tells court in first public appearance

'I always acted with integrity', Carlos Ghosn tells court in first public appearance

More than 1,000 people queue up at Tokyo court for chance to see former chairman respond to financial misconduct claimsCarlos Ghosn has proclaimed his innocence in his first public appearance since