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British Isis hostage John Cantlie still alive, UK government says

British Isis hostage John Cantlie still alive, UK government says

Security minister declines to elaborate on whereabouts of journalist captured in Syria in 2012John Cantlie, the British journalist captured by Islamic State more than six years ago, is still alive,
State of the Union: Trump attacks Democrats and Mueller in divisive speech – live

State of the Union: Trump attacks Democrats and Mueller in divisive speech – live

President also urges construction of border wall and announces second summit with North Korean leaderSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.19am GMT Joe Kennedy III who gave the
Party drugs killed TV actor’s daughter at music festival, court hears

Party drugs killed TV actor’s daughter at music festival, court hears

Louella Fletcher-Michie was given drug 2C-P by boyfriend at Bestival in Dorset, his trial toldThe daughter of the Holby City actor John Michie died after taking drugs given to her by her boyfriend at
The EU’s deal with Libya is sentencing refugees to death | Sally Hayden

The EU’s deal with Libya is sentencing refugees to death | Sally Hayden

I am in daily contact with people in Libyan detention centres. Any hope that the country might be a safe haven has gone, leaving only death and despairHaftom, a 32-year-old Eritrean dentist, used to
SOS call from Scottish off-gridder picked up in Texas

SOS call from Scottish off-gridder picked up in Texas

UK coastguard says satellite technology and coordinated response saved man’s life A man living without electricity in a forest in the Highlands was airlifted to hospital after his distress call was
Karl Marx's London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack

Karl Marx's London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack

Friends of Highgate Cemetery calls attack a ‘particularly inarticulate form of political comment’The tomb of Karl Marx at London’s Highgate cemetery has been vandalised in a targeted attack that means
The Davos set are cosying up to the far right – and scared of the left | Cas Mudde

The Davos set are cosying up to the far right – and scared of the left | Cas Mudde

The World Economic Forum event revealed how elites are more afraid of leftwing populists, than rightwing ones like BolsonaroLast week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brought thousands of neoliberal
German sausage museum scraps move to site of Nazi camp

German sausage museum scraps move to site of Nazi camp

Jewish community welcomes decision not to move museum to annexe of Buchenwald campA German sausage museum has scrapped plans to move to an annexe of the former Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald, a
Body found in search for missing Reading student

Body found in search for missing Reading student

Family of Daniel Williams, 19, informed after discovery of body in university campus lakeOfficers searching for a missing 19-year-old student have found a body in a lake on the Whiteknights campus at
May to meet Juncker on Thursday to seek Brexit concessions

May to meet Juncker on Thursday to seek Brexit concessions

PM’s visit to Brussels comes despite EU’s insistence that bloc will not renegotiate dealFollow the latest political developments - live updates Theresa May is to return to Brussels on Thursday seeking
British man detained in UAE after wearing Qatar football shirt to match

British man detained in UAE after wearing Qatar football shirt to match

Ali Issa Ahmad held over ‘false allegations against security officials’ after initial arrestA British football fan has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after he wore a Qatar
Romania moves to block own candidate from EU prosecutor role

Romania moves to block own candidate from EU prosecutor role

Laura Codruţa Kövesi considered favourite despite opposition from justice ministerRomania’s justice minister has vowed to do everything in his power to block his own country’s lauded candidate for the
José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

• Case in Spain relates to period as Real Madrid manager • Mourinho exchanges one-year sentence for a fineJosé Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, a Spanish court filing
Stolen Swedish royal treasure may have been found, police say

Stolen Swedish royal treasure may have been found, police say

Swedish man, 22, on trial accused of stealing 1611 funeral regalia from cathedral west of Stockholm last JulyJewellery stolen from the Swedish royal family last year in a daring heist involving a
Belgian minister resigns over school-strike conspiracy claims

Belgian minister resigns over school-strike conspiracy claims

Joke Schauvliege falsely claimed state agencies had evidence that children’s climate change protests were a ‘set-up’A Belgian environment minister has been forced to resign after falsely claiming the
EU 'intransigence' could mean no-deal Brexit, says DUP

EU 'intransigence' could mean no-deal Brexit, says DUP

Arlene Foster argues EU risks chaos if it fails to listen to Democratic Unionist opinion The leader of the Democratic Unionist party has accused Brussels and Dublin of “intransigence” which could lead
Erasing the hate: the tattoo shop offering former white supremacists a fresh start

Erasing the hate: the tattoo shop offering former white supremacists a fresh start

At Sickside Tattoo Studio in Mississippi, reformed gang members and white supremacists such as TM Garret seek free cover-ups for ink from their pastsAmid the shrill buzzing of a tattoo gun, Nathan
'We have to learn to live with floods': waterlogged Surat to become latest megacity

'We have to learn to live with floods': waterlogged Surat to become latest megacity

The next 15 megacities #14: Surat’s battle to hold back water has raged since its first flood wall in 1664. As its population soars, India’s ‘diamond city’ needs new solutionsRead the rest of our
Italy asks Sudan secret police to testify in mistaken identity case

Italy asks Sudan secret police to testify in mistaken identity case

Defence lawyer criticises use of witnesses from regime of ‘cold-blooded dictator’ Italian prosecutors have controversially invited two high-ranking Sudanese officials to Sicily to testify in the case
The pope makes first visit to the Arabian peninsula – in pictures

The pope makes first visit to the Arabian peninsula – in pictures

An estimated 170,000 Catholics visited the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi for a historic mass with Pope Francis Continue reading...