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Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

The Canadian author’s defence of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct sparked online ireCanadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the
London law firm accused over role in South Africa scandal

London law firm accused over role in South Africa scandal

Lord Hain says report by Hogan Lovell into ‘money laundering’ at tax agency was a whitewashCity law firm Hogan Lovells has been accused of helping enable the Gupta brothers’ “state capture”, and
Andy Henderson obituary

Andy Henderson obituary

My friend Andy Henderson, who has died of cancer aged 65, was a career diplomat who spent 45 years at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Andy was born in Cheltenham. His parents, Pat and Jim
Bride Cosgrove obituary

Bride Cosgrove obituary

My mother, Bride Cosgrove, who has died aged 98, was a nurse, doctor’s wife and mother of 15 who grew up and lived in Ireland and Northern Ireland.Bride, known as Bee, was born in Rathdrum, County
Game developer Quantic Dream accused of 'toxic' and 'sexist' working environment

Game developer Quantic Dream accused of 'toxic' and 'sexist' working environment

The two French studio heads behind supernatural adventure Beyond: Two Souls face accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards staffFrench video game studio Quantic Dream has been accused of
Council officials face investigation over Bijan Ebrahimi case

Council officials face investigation over Bijan Ebrahimi case

There has been disquiet that no Bristol council officials have been disciplined after refugee was murdered by a vigilanteCouncil officials will face an investigation over failings in the case of an
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as ‘unexplained’Update: Dolores O’Riordan death not suspicious, say police Comment: An anguished 90s icon whose voice
Teach five-year-olds about dangers of knife crime, says police chief

Teach five-year-olds about dangers of knife crime, says police chief

Exclusive: Met’s head of knife crime says children increasingly exposed to violence on social mediaChildren as young as five should be taught about the dangers of knife crime, a police chief has said,
Christian group rejects gay student – then sues university for discrimination

Christian group rejects gay student – then sues university for discrimination

University of Iowa revoked Business Leaders in Christ’s registrationLeadership applicant turned down for not rejecting homosexualityThe University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with Business
Paradise Papers revealed 'commoditisation' of tax avoidance

Paradise Papers revealed 'commoditisation' of tax avoidance

Australian Taxation Office says investigation of data leak has identified 731 individuals and 344 corporate entities so far The Paradise Papers have helped to reveal a global industry of tax avoidance
Most Australians want sugar tax on drinks – Guardian Essential poll

Most Australians want sugar tax on drinks – Guardian Essential poll

Bill Shorten’s approval rating slumps but Labor maintains its 53% to 47% two-party preferred leadA majority of Australians support a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a new poll has found. The Guardian
Pakistan celebrities break taboo to reveal child sexual abuse

Pakistan celebrities break taboo to reveal child sexual abuse

Three prominent women link up with #MeToo movement amid furore over rape and murder of seven-year-old girl Three Pakistani celebrities have become the first women in the conservative nation’s history
'It feels so close to home': spate of stabbings unnerves London teenagers

'It feels so close to home': spate of stabbings unnerves London teenagers

At a talent show in London, many young people have stories about knife violence – and strong views on how to tackle itOne at a time, the children in the room stand up and perform in front of their
Armani and Fendi stay classy for Milan menswear shows

Armani and Fendi stay classy for Milan menswear shows

Giorgio Armani stayed close to his core with sharp tailoring, while Silvia Fendi hit the runway in more ways than oneLast September, Giorgio Armani held a splashy show for his Emporio label at London
Poppi Worthington inquest verdict unlikely to lead to trial

Poppi Worthington inquest verdict unlikely to lead to trial

Coroner says toddler was probably sexually abused by her father but is not able to conclude that girl was unlawfully killedThe first inquest into Poppi Worthington’s sudden and unusual death was so
'We will get him': the long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

'We will get him': the long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The world’s most wanted man remains at large, but as his ‘caliphate’ has crumbled so has the discipline of his leadership Day and night for the past three years, an unprecedented number of the world’s
Catalonia corruption scandal: court orders party to repay €6.6m

Catalonia corruption scandal: court orders party to repay €6.6m

Twelve jailed over Palau case in which Ferrovial paid commission to former ruling CDC in return for public works contractsThe party of the former Catalan president Jordi Pujol has been ordered to
CCTV shows moment floor collapses at Indonesian stock exchange – video

CCTV shows moment floor collapses at Indonesian stock exchange – video

Warning: Some people may find the following footage distressing. Dozens of people have been injured after as section of a balcony gave way at the stock exchange in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. A
Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by father, coroner rules

Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by father, coroner rules

Toddler suffocated soon after being assaulted, says coroner, but Paul Worthington is unlikely ever to face trialA fit and active baby girl suffocated after being sexually abused by her father, a
France's 'black widow' on trial for killing two old men for their money

France's 'black widow' on trial for killing two old men for their money

Patricia Dagorn is also accused of poisoning two other elderly men at start of trial in NiceA Frenchwoman nicknamed the “Black Widow of the Côte d’Azur” has gone on trial accused of killing two