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Mother of Gaia Pope urges volunteers to help find missing teenager

Mother of Gaia Pope urges volunteers to help find missing teenager

The mother of Gaia Pope is urging police and volunteers to continue to search for her missing daughter, insisting the family were clinging to the hope she could still be alive. Detectives on Friday
Revealed: monk who abused children on Caldey Island for decades

Revealed: monk who abused children on Caldey Island for decades

Exclusive: Abuse by a monk who preyed on girls on a tiny island off the coast of Wales was covered up in the 70s and 80s Summer holidays on Caldey Island were seemingly idyllic. The tiny island off
'Rape is a rampant issue'; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan

'Rape is a rampant issue'; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan

Rejected for its ‘edgy content’, Shoaib Mansoor’s timely revenge thriller has finally made it into cinemas after a public backlash. Is the country’s film industry ready for change? In recent years,
Gerry Adams to announce retirement as Sinn Féin president

Gerry Adams to announce retirement as Sinn Féin president

Move means party will be led by generation without links to violence, but 69-year-old is still expected to wield influenceGerry Adams will announce his plans to retire after 34 years as president of
Benedict Allen allies defend rescued explorer against backlash

Benedict Allen allies defend rescued explorer against backlash

Supporters deny disappearance in Papua New Guinea was a PR stunt and suggest Allen is annoyed by worldwide interest in his jungle scrapeFriends of the explorer Benedict Allen, who has been rescued in
EU compound allegedly at centre of Kabul alcohol-smuggling ring

EU compound allegedly at centre of Kabul alcohol-smuggling ring

Exclusive: EU to investigate claims disused fridges and adapted gas canisters were used to sneak whisky out of Afghan compoundEU investigators are examining claims that the organisation’s compound in
Zimbabwe’s ruling party expected to sack Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ruling party expected to sack Robert Mugabe

President close to losing grip on power as tens of thousands join marches calling for his resignation Robert Mugabe’s efforts to cling to power appeared close to collapse on Saturday night as tens of
'Robots are not taking over,' says head of UN body on autonomous weapons

'Robots are not taking over,' says head of UN body on autonomous weapons

Campaigners warn that a ‘killer robots’ arms race is already under wayAmandeep Gill warns against ‘emotionalising or dramatising this issue’“Robots are not taking over the world,” the diplomat leading
Bitcoin breaks $8,000 barrier amid speculation over spin-off

Bitcoin breaks $8,000 barrier amid speculation over spin-off

One unit of the cryptocurrency now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, after tenfold rise since start of 2017The price of the virtual currency bitcoin has broken the $8,000 barrier for the
Hardline Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma flees to Colombia

Hardline Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma flees to Colombia

Former mayor of Caracas was under house arrest accused of coup plottingColombia says Ledezma, 62, entered legally via Simón Bolívar bridgeThe Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, who was
Opinions clash in Roy Moore's home town: 'There's a lot of rumors in small-town Alabama'

Opinions clash in Roy Moore's home town: 'There's a lot of rumors in small-town Alabama'

David Smith visits Gadsden to hear locals’ views on the misconduct allegations, and finds supporters, waverers – and critics who loathed Moore from the start“I won’t bite,” Tiffany Jones, an African
Ireland will block progress of Brexit talks without border guarantee

Ireland will block progress of Brexit talks without border guarantee

Prime minister Leo Varadkar wants formal promise of no hard border between Northern Ireland and Republic Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, issued a stark warning that the progress of the Brexit
Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

They took on bigoted politicians and ineffective scientists to triumph over a terrifying epidemic. The author of How to Survive a Plague remembers the spirit – and the stunts – that turned despair
As Leonardo masterpiece sells for $450m, Trump effort goes for … slightly less than that

As Leonardo masterpiece sells for $450m, Trump effort goes for … slightly less than that

President’s untitled piece, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, barely cleared its minimum price of $5,000 at auction on Thursday – and there were only two bidsOn Wednesday, a long-lost Leonardo da
Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

Force plans to issue guards to officers from January, saying people infected with blood-borne viruses use spitting as a ‘weapon’A police force has been accused of fearmongering and stigmatising
Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Fate of lynx shot dead in Wales raises questions over 'hobby zoos'

Hollywood film We Bought a Zoo showed feelgood side of amateur zookeeping, but some are calling for tighter restrictionsWhen the Mee family bought Dartmoor Zoological Park in October 2006, it was in a
Mario Draghi: eurozone growth depends on central bank support  - as it happened

Mario Draghi: eurozone growth depends on central bank support - as it happened

The president of the European Central Bank warned in a speech in Frankfurt that although the eurozone economy was ‘robust’, recovery was still heavily reliant on stimulus from the European Central
Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board

Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board

The San Juan has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days, and the navy denies that communication was lost after a fire on boardArgentina’s navy has launched a huge
RNLI recalls lifeboat from Jersey after dispute with crew

RNLI recalls lifeboat from Jersey after dispute with crew

St Helier lifeboat station closed after crew announce they want to split with RNLI and set up an independent service The waters around Jersey have been left without an all-weather lifeboat after the
Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London schoolA leading independent girls’ school at the centre of allegations of historical