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'Getting out of bed is the first hurdle': how I cope with my anxiety

'Getting out of bed is the first hurdle': how I cope with my anxiety

Dread and despair have been a part of my life since childhood – and then I started writing about politics ...The anxiety is ever-present. Sometimes only as a form of background noise; a voice that
Betrayal, torture and a $100m bribe: what the El Chapo trial has revealed

Betrayal, torture and a $100m bribe: what the El Chapo trial has revealed

As proceedings wind down, its clear the exposure of corruption throughout the Mexican state will be the trial’s principle legacyJoaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, accused of being the world’s biggest drug
MEPs urge EU leaders to protect rights of Britons living in Europe

MEPs urge EU leaders to protect rights of Britons living in Europe

A no-deal Brexit could put at risk up to 1 million UK citizens settled in other member statesBritish MEPs have called on EU leaders to urgently put in place a set of “continuity rights” for British
Urgent action needed to address lack of FGM awareness, say experts

Urgent action needed to address lack of FGM awareness, say experts

Anti-FGM Network says national health campaign is needed to help tackle problemA national public health campaign, improved training for professionals and better use of social media to engage young
'Why can't we get this over?': 9/11 hearings drag on at Guantánamo

'Why can't we get this over?': 9/11 hearings drag on at Guantánamo

A week at Camp Justice finds proceedings slowed by illness, disputes, and legacy of tortureA courtroom door opens in Cuba and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11
'Divide and conquer': China puts the pressure on US allies

'Divide and conquer': China puts the pressure on US allies

Criticism of Canada’s case against Meng Wanzhou seen as part of attempt to isolate US As tensions between China and the US mount over trade and the extradition of a senior Huawei executive, Beijing
Trump policy to deter asylum seekers is illegal, says Amnesty director

Trump policy to deter asylum seekers is illegal, says Amnesty director

‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is also a human rights violation that is ‘throwing the entire system into chaos’, said Margaret HuangThe Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy aimed at deterring
Leonardo da Vinci dragged into Salvini's spat with Macron

Leonardo da Vinci dragged into Salvini's spat with Macron

Louvre blockbuster marking 500 years since artist’s death may end up a casualtyHe was a Renaissance master – painter, scientist, engineer and inventor – who was hailed as one of the greatest artists
Fake eyelash company fined $1m over North Korean imports

Fake eyelash company fined $1m over North Korean imports

ELF Cosmetics managed to bat away more than $40m in penalties after reporting its breach of sanctions to authoritiesA California cosmetics company has agreed to pay a nearly US$1m fine for importing
Laurent Gbagbo: former Ivory Coast president freed by war crimes court

Laurent Gbagbo: former Ivory Coast president freed by war crimes court

First former head of state ever to stand trial at the ICC spent seven years in custody in The Hague The international criminal court has freed the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his
Queensland floods: Townsville reels under record water levels as more rain arrives

Queensland floods: Townsville reels under record water levels as more rain arrives

There are several more days to go in this flood event, Bureau of Meteorology warnsQueensland authorities have said the state’s north was entering “unprecedented territory” as monsoon rains battered
Strasbourg market attack: three charged with supplying gun

Strasbourg market attack: three charged with supplying gun

Family group indicted over 8mm pistol used by Cherif Chekatt in Christmas attack that killed five people and wounded 11Three men have reportedly been charged with supplying the weapon used by Cherif
Virginia governor apologizes for racist costumes in yearbook photo but does not resign

Virginia governor apologizes for racist costumes in yearbook photo but does not resign

Image published by conservative website shows person in blackface standing next to person dressed as KKK memberThe Democratic governor of Virginia apologized for his appearance in a “racist and
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to nine crimes and says he joined gang

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty to nine crimes and says he joined gang

Brooklyn star with huge social media following says he helped others try to kill a rival in the gangThe Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to
Department collected 'background' on single mother who complained about ParentsNext

Department collected 'background' on single mother who complained about ParentsNext

‘Background’ material about Ella Buckland included that she made sexual assault allegations against Greens MP Government officials collected background information on a single mother leading a
Brazil: shocking new video captures moment of deadly dam collapse

Brazil: shocking new video captures moment of deadly dam collapse

Footage shows destructive torrent of mining waste, while ceremony pays homage to 110 victims A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage
Terrifying moment of Brazil dam collapse caught on camera – video

Terrifying moment of Brazil dam collapse caught on camera – video

A video aired on Brazilian media shows the exact moment a dam burst in Brazil on 25 January. The dam break at an iron ore mining complex operated by the minerals firm Vale killed at least 65 people. A
Snopes quits Facebook's factchecking program amid questions over its impact

Snopes quits Facebook's factchecking program amid questions over its impact

News site says it wants to ensure its efforts are a ‘net positive’ for community, as some journalists doubt program’s effectivenessFacebook’s controversial factchecking program has lost one of its
Black Saturday is an Australian tragedy that redefined the way we live with fire

Black Saturday is an Australian tragedy that redefined the way we live with fire

As victims’ loved ones gear up for Black Saturday’s 10th anniversary, we must learn the hard lessons about our wretched electricity systemI’d visited the Latrobe Valley a few times before I really
Who is Cory Booker? Rising Democratic star enters 2020 race – video

Who is Cory Booker? Rising Democratic star enters 2020 race – video

Senator Cory Booker has jumped into the already busy field of Democratic candidates running for the White House in 2020 in a bid to turf out Donald Trump. Booker, 49, made his announcement as Black